Originally Posted by Phil C
USB and Other Digital Cables Round Up
When it’s time to buy a USB or other digital cable, what’s the first thing to do? Well, you’re likely to turn to the audiophile mags and internet sources for reviews and opinions. Info is out there but scattered about, so here is a round up that doesn’t pretend to be comprehensive from some recent sources to assist you.
This round up is divided into USB cables and other digital cables sections.
A convenient source
Here are two AppleScripts that turn write-protection on and off for your music library. If you want to add or edit stuff, run the script ResetWriteProtectMusic. If you want to protect your music files from accidental alteration or deletion, run the script WriteProtectMusic. These can be placed in the user's ~/Library/iTunes/Scripts directory, and they appear in the iTunes script menu item (here as the bottom two entries):
Updated 07-21-2014 at 03:52 PM by wgscott
Originally Posted by Nirmalanow
I just recently got a Mac computer and so am trying out Audirvana. I found the instrument separation to be so intense that I felt the kind of fatigue you can get with too much stereo separation on headphones. After a bit of searching, I found a super simple crossfeed audio unit component that you simply put in the library/audio/plugins/component folder. It has just a few settings after you activate it in the Audirvana preferences for feed level and for low pass frequency. It is based on the Boris
I am trying to find someone with the same configuration. I am having an issue or 2 and would like to have some thoughtful guidance.
Thank you, Christopher
Originally Posted by mkrzych
I was sold, so thought that I will share with you. This is so called classical dance music at the top sonics and performance. Really worth to check it out if you like this kind of classics.
Top notch quality recording from Naxos, unfortunately not on discount - I found it exceptional thanks to this: https://twitter.com/mahlerei/status/484718939076046848
Amazing quality, oompth and spledid soundstage.
Originally Posted by mkrzych
Don't want to rise another discussion about what's better and why, but reading this I more and more somehow on side that mastering it the most important thing, rather the resolution if your DAC filters can act appropriately. Lots of people, including me went for high resolution, because different mastering in that case brought to us much better sound quality then regular CD nowdays produced for mass market without much attention to sonics. Just my thoughts however.
Archimago's Musings: 24-Bit vs. 16-Bit Audio Test - Part II: RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS
Violin from living human hair
Originally Posted by adosero
I use this case with Paul's USB card.
USB card fits perfectly with a PCI riser card (you can order it online from HDPlex) however you can't put the screw on right back side for the top plate. It extends slightly from the corner.
I power the usb card with my LPSU's 5V output.
How to use iTunes on one computer to control Audirvana Plus or other third-party player software on another computer
I'm experimenting with using iTunes as a remote-control interface. It has always kind of bothered me that there is no desktop-based version of Apple's Remote.app (like the one on my iPad I can use with Bob Stern's script to control Audirvana). I found a way to trick iTunes into doing this for me, using a simple zsh shell script that you can obtain from this link:
Updated 06-12-2014 at 11:34 AM by wgscott
Originally Posted by mkrzych
Brand new cans from Grado: Grado Labs - Headphones - The "e" series of recent well know flagships.
Originally Posted by CoolHand
Straight from the horses mouth (so to speak :-) HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER which will hopefully put an end to all the highly contentious debate which was inevitable given this threads flame-worthy attention grabbing title !!!
"Fortunately the USPTO has made the proper investigations and has reduced strongly the claims of this patent that was initially reusing public domain ideas.
It is basically limited to the exact proxy type Pure Music is using (proxy file with a
Originally Posted by speavler
Originally Posted by beetlemania
There are some great suggestions here (and on your original list) but I'm surprised no one has mentioned Alison Krauss. My absolute favorite female vocalist. Such an amazing voice with great range and emotive communication.
Definitely recommend Alison Krauss. Specifically 'New Favorite' and 'Forget About It'. I use several of the tracks on these albums as references.
I agree on "Forget About It".........absolute reference quality recording.
Originally Posted by ted_b
I wanted to make you folks aware of a new free set of ultra hirez DSD downloads available. As a volunteer employee for NativeDSD.com I must preface this by saying my views are, of course, biased, but this post is not asking you to buy anything.
Our NativeDSD team of artists and producers are using cutting edge recording techniques to bring you the purest high resolution stereo and multichannel music. Well....what if I told you that they also have even more special
Originally Posted by Maclenltd
It seems to be difficult to find The Who in 24/96 and above. I've seen Tommy offered on HdTracks, but I'm hesitant to buy as they have two separate albums listed- one that maxes out at 24/48 and the deluxe edition that caps out at 24/96. I see that e-onkyo offers both Tommy and Quadrophenia at 24/192. Has anyone downloaded those? I also see that Quadrophenia is coming out on Blu-Ray audio this month. Wondering what to do...
If you look around on this site you'll find several references
Originally Posted by elcorso
Moment To Moment | Cava Menzies & Nick Phillips
Holy smoke.....this was the find of the year for me. Excellent.
thanks for bringing this to my/our attention. You may like this:
Isham/lloyd at their collective best !