I've pretty much come to the conclusion that audiophiles are either a bunch of pathological liars governed by mass hysteria, or they must hear things fundamentally differently from the way everyone else does.
I wonder if this is a form of synesthesia. Maybe not the extreme forms, like people who smell colors, but nonetheless, the experience is neurologically atypical. This would explain a lot of the frustration on both sides of the typical arguments about perception.
Having connected the output wiring properly this time (had wired my output jacks to metal-rimmed mounting holes near the contacts rather than the contacts themselves), I was eagerly awaiting the new transformer. It came yesterday. Like Christmas in May - which, having been raised Jewish, is saying something.
Soldered the transformer wires where they needed to go, hooked everything up, powered it on, turned on the amp, turned off the mute switch, turned up the volume, and - Music! Yee-hah!
Just throwing this out there.
I've gone with using cd-r and dvd-r to back up my music download purchases. No particular reason other than I like them fixed and offline, unlike (some?) hard disk backup methods. But I also like them to look pretty, so I came up with a template to print out covers on my desktop printer, using standard paper and not requiring glue, double sided tape or surgical scalpel skills to assemble.
You will need:
1. Some enthusiasm
Updated 05-09-2013 at 08:54 AM by souptin
Hi Im new to the site and live in the UK. I currently have an iMac to play all my apple Losseles files through iTunes. This is connected to a Music Fidelity V-DAC which runs 2 ROKIT KRK5 active monitors. I want to improve the sound as the monitors are not giving me what I want, I find it a bit sterile. I am used to listening to HI FI separates through some floor standing RUARK Templers that are in my living room. I appreciate I am not going to get the same through my iMac system but I am willing
Disappointing news from the trial run (no chassis or ribbon conductors, just everything laid out and hooked up with regular wire for testing):
Everything is soldered and connected, with a 1A fast blow fuse in the IEC inlet. When I plugged it in this morning, the transformer (an R-core transformer I purchased separately from the boards) got piping hot to the extent that I smelled plastic and was afraid to leave it plugged in long enough to listen to anything. One thing I did, though
Originally Posted by wgscott
I used xdl, converted from ALAC -- > wav --> ALAC --> wav
The two wav files are in two different directories.
zsh-% md5sum *.wav
e9b48a469feff84092293186eff04e6c 04. Flume.wav
zsh-% md5sum ../*.wav
e9b48a469feff84092293186eff04e6c ../04. Flume.wav
The corresponding alac files differ, presumably because of the tags:
zsh-% md5sum *.m4a
A very nice person has provided me some DAC innards, which will give me the opportunity to put together a semi-customized DAC that employs some thoughts I've picked up from various smart people along the way. Said nice person has requested that his/her identity and that of the innards remain confidential. Out of respect for that request, I'd ask anyone commenting as this project proceeds to please refrain from speculating on those points.
The thoughts I'd like to try to put into operation:
Although I instaled Windows 8 JD under Boot Camp (Mac Snow Leopard), but I can not deal with problem-registration.
The latest addition to my "listening room", which everyone else calls the "living room" and insists upon sharing, is my mountain bike.
I bought a fluid trainer to put it in:
Although quiet by bike trainer standards, this does nothing positive for the noise floor. The simplest solution: turn the volume up. Way the hell up.
Nothing like high volume music
One of the low points of the Redeye Remote system (see Remote Control, Part II) is their clunky web interface software. In case you haven't noticed, impatience and irritability are my two most attractive and dominant personality traits. Waiting for the interface to load so I can turn down the volume or mute the system really annoys me.
The underlying IP/IR command system is actually quite fast. There is very little latency when I issue a url command from the terminal of my computer,
Updated 04-03-2013 at 05:23 PM by wgscott
Originally Posted by bottlerocket
Is there an easy way to check for 8 wasted bits on 24 bit files on a Mac? Based on the Joni Mitchell thread, I want to add this to my routine when purchasing 24 bit files.
I am looking for something simple and I do have access to Windows too if necessary.
Thanks in advance.
The original source: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f1...24-bits-13901/
Originally Posted by wgscott
If you expand this at the root level, it will populate
You need two downloads, each of which is free:
1. Soundflower. Download Soundflower for Mac - Allows applications to pass audio to other applications (beta). MacUpdate.com
2. AU Lab: http://images.apple.com/itunes/maste...ocs/au_lab.zip
Install, reboot. For use with iTunes, you need to select Soundflower 2.0 as the (virtual) output device.
Open AU Lab, and set the input device to Soundflower 2.0, and the output device
Updated 04-14-2013 at 04:15 PM by wgscott
Hi guys. Newbie here. Just bought a ifi iUSBPower yesterday at the montreal son&image show and am very happy with all it brought to the table. Since i use it connected to a SOtM USB PCI card i assumed that switching off the power switch on the PCI card would have been benificial or at least wouldn't have made any difference since the iPower is supposed to provide the power. But to my surprise leaving the power switch on gives far better results. Wanted to know if some of you with a similar
In a recent piece from the Voice of America ...
Originally Posted by Poiram
I do not hide it; I'm a little crazy around the edges. I'm an audiophile, a music lover, but also a damn curious, always looking for the famous "Nirvana" audio ... Anyway, I play all the time on my system. Well, the last few years, physically, I did not really changed my system, except that I went to dematerialized music, understand here that I have no CD any more. My whole disco on a digital network Storage unit commonly called NAS (Network Area Storage). The big advantage is that I