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General Audio / Toe-in vs only tilting backwards
Last post by Fairy -

I have a little question, related to my setup (NAD C388, B&W CM10 s2 and DB4S sub).

At this moment I have the speakers toed in to the listening position, creating a small sweet spot, which is not that big a problem, but... The problem with this is, my CM10's have quite a large plinth (?) at the bottom.

In my interior it looks quite awkward to have them toed in and you could walk against these (I have kids, extra risk). The Plinth sticks out the front of the speaker and without them B&W says they can tip over quite easily (Which happened to my DM603 s3's seriously damaging them, don't want that to happen with these).

Now I follow the youtube channel of Paul McGowan and I saw his video about imaging and creating a larger soundstage. He says it could work fine to not toe the speakers in, but tilt them a little backwards. I have Soundcare Superspikes under my CM10's. Just because I already damaged the floor (now under the couch) with regular spikes which slipped of the base. The spikes on the back I can screw in fully and at the front I can take them as high as possible without getting loose.

Has anyone tried to not toe them in but only tilt backwards and what is your experience with them?

Many thanks!
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by Case -
I just released a new version of minibar (mod) component that has the ability to scale the waveform. The default selection contains real size scale and a setting to normalize the waveform and you can manually type a scale value from 0.1 to 10.0.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls
Last post by kode54 -
The player itself reads cover art whenever something in the player, possibly even stock components, accesses cover art. 3000x3000 cover art is 36MB of RAM, then resizing it to whatever common size something requests, then caching the result.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls
Last post by Lord Crow -
I noticed my mouse freezing for a second when some songs start. After a bit of testing I found it's caused by large cover art. The 6MB 3000x3000 cover that came with Memory Lame was causing the issue even with cover art not being shown. I'd like to be able to disable Deskband Controls from reading the cover art at all.
Opus / Re: What is the bitrate of your Opus files?
Last post by ThaCrip -

stereo field gets centered

Maybe this is a bit of a noob question, but when you say that, do you mean that how some stereo music sound switches from left to right speakers normally that it's less like that and plays more in the center (so is played through both speakers when it's normally more one or the other)?

if that's the case, that would not bother me as I generally prefer the general music to be in both speakers anyways.
Opus / Re: Transferring comments when encoding from OPUS
Last post by sveakul -
Foobar2000 will transfer tags when converting files if set to do so in its converter options.  I assume you want to encode from one lossy format to another (will cause audio quality loss) due to device compatibility issues?
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