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General - (fb2k) / Add pane for Recently Played?
Last post by 80sMetalForever -
Howdy, I'm familiar with Library > Playback Stats > Show Recently Played and also familiar with adding a playlist based on this per this posting: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,78558.msg686484.html#msg686484
HOWEVER after using it for a bit it doesn't suit my needs as anytime I view the recently played playlist then shutdown the computer, it becomes the active playlist unless I click back on my "entire collection" playlist.
I would like to add a pane just like any other pane that would just show like last 25 played...so more or less dock the Library > Playback Stats > Show Recently Played popup so that info is always visible.

thx

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Is it too low? How much volts should it be?
If you do not intend to replace your active speakers, you could maybe check their specs?

Active speakers tend to have -10 dBv inputs which is about 0.3 volts nputs, and that would work with the OP's processor.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: CD Ripping Problems
Last post by Rizado96 -
Only explanation I can think of is that your converter is set up in such a way that all tracks use the same name. When you are in the CD ripping dialog you can pick an existing preset at the bottom right corner. You should use settings that ensure unique names. And paths if you rip more than one CD at a  time.
I recommend making a custom preset for use with ripper, Under Destination configure the target directory with the "Specify folder" setting and for file name use for example this: [%album artist%\][%album%\]%tracknumber%. %title%

Save the preset with a descriptive name so you can find it easily in the ripping dialog in the future.
Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at the destinations and see if there isn't something I messed up.
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1.4 beta 2 has corrected the mistake and no SSE instructions are required anymore.
Although it seems that built-in visualizations Spectrum, Oscilloscope and Spectrogram still require SSE (2?). On emulated pentium 2 and 3 fb2k 1.4 beta 3 crashes on playback start when any of this visualisations are enabled.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Crown amplifiers for home audio?
Last post by Porcus -
Is it too low? How much volts should it be?
If you do not intend to replace your active speakers, you could maybe check their specs?
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by pelmazo -
People often use separate heater transformers, so that they can switch on tube heating before they energize the rest of the circuitry. In the old days, when the rectifiers were also tubes, that happened automatically, because the rectifier tubes had to heat up before they passed current. But these days there will be silicon rectifiers, which need no heating to pass current.

So maybe there's another transformer hidden somewhere, for the tube filaments.
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by extracampine -
Interesting further thoughts. It does indeed have a choke power supply. But it seems that the hum is coming from that area rather than the larger round toroidal transformer. Alternatively, I suppose that it could be coming from something under the PCB (which is mounted upside-down), but then I would have to remove this also which might be difficult. If you hear hooves think horses, and so I had assumed that it was the EI transformer that was the culprit.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Group By - Albums of same name
Last post by davideleo -
You should check the ESplaylist plug in: it allows you to set two different titleformatting patterns for grouping and for title display.
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Is it too low? How much volts should it be?

How much signal should a general-purpose preamp put out?

The MPC PC standard is about 1 volt.

Pro standards would seem to demand at least +4 dBv or about 1.4 volts.

I'd think that a preamp would never deliver less than what most power amps need for full output, and that is typically 1.5-2 volts.

Digital players for home use typically put out 2-2.5 volts or more.

Some SS preamps put out 5-10 volts.

Some tubed preamps put out 20 volts or more.


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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by pelmazo -
The EI core may actually be a choke. There are connections on the PCB which are labelled CHOKE.

Lampizator may have constructed a choke-filtered power supply. Chokes are designed to tolerate DC, but they may hum, too, particularly when they saturate.