Please make sure to choose the right forum section when you start a new thread. It reduces clutter in this popular "General Audio" section, and most importantly, it makes threads much easier to find later on.
We've had a lot of off topic posts in General Audio lately, mostly related to audio hardware, so we'd like to stress that these topics have their very own sections on HydrogenAudio. To quote the descriptions:
Audio Hardware (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=21)
"Discussion of Audio Hardware, Soundcards, Hi-Fi equipment, stand-alone CD players, portable MP3 players, headphones etc."
CD Hardware/Software (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=20)
"Discussion of CD-ROM/-R/-RW/DVD-hardware, copying, ripping and burning of CD media, EAC, CDex, Plextools etc."
Please note that we have various other subfora, which are here to be used! General Audio is not a dumping ground for people who have not properly familiarised themselves with the site… or are simply being lazy!
• Is your thread about hardware? Questions about speakers, a soundcard, a portable player, and so on? Please don’t post it here. Post it in Audio Hardware.
• Is your thread about CDs? Ripping them, cleaning them, burning them, and so on? Please don’t post it here. Post it in CD Hardware/Software.
• Is your thread about MP3? Guess where it goes? Not here!
• Is your thread about foobar2000? We have an entire sub-board about said program, and the front page and vertical list of fora have prominent links to this separate area.
General Audio is for subjects that don’t already have their own dedicated subforum(s) and/or threads that span so many different subjects that choosing a single subforum is effectively impossible.
Please just take the small amount of time needed to choose the proper location for your thread, rather than just dumping it here as a catch-all.