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  1. threehuga, for one the front ends like Sonore's and Bogi's read the toc from the ISO and use it to add metadata (tags) to the ripped DSF files, so the 10kb can easily come from there. Are you saying those extra 10k cause the track to not play? In the case of Bogi's, he actually rips to DFF, then to DSF, and the config file drives all this (keep temp created cue file or not, shorten ISO file name, etc). His files are not the same as you get from command line, and I'm grateful. These front ends also make it possible to batch convert numerous ISOs at one time. The command line sacd_extract makes that very difficult. Oh and these front ends are free! Don't use them if you don't like them!
  2. Huh? What are you debating? You even call it a GUI. That was merely my point. It is a front end interface to sacd_extract. You have uncovered bugs or issues with the interface, ok. What's your point? That Jesus and team are plotting to destroy your data? Hell, I've used various versions of command line sacd_extract to extrcat several different SACD ISOs, as one would hiccup on certain foreign characters, path names, etc and require us to go back a version or two. And that was back when we had no GUI (or Bogi workflow). Same was true for various versions of the PS3 ripper, etc. It's all software, it's all full of bugs, always. Welcome to computer audio.
  3. It’s just a GUI front end, regardless of OS
  4. I've used Jesus's ISO2DSD for years, with no problems (Windows). That being said, I mostly use Bogi's workflow now, simply because it does not require as much interaction. Just a right click on the ISO file in Windows Explorer.
  5. Thanks. The HAR slat ceiling cloud (with bass trapping) is removable and coming with me, but the side wall slats and the 400 pound floating MATS wall (behind the screen) will stay, unfortunately. It's ok, we will be able to incorporate a lot more into the room design starting with bare studs rather than what we had this time (coffered ceiling, douibl thick drywall but no staggering, etc etc). We built the house, and room, in 1987 and back then there was little experiential data for doing a music room. I was only privvy to things like wall/floor/ceiling ratios (golden ratios) etc. And yes, it was all done remotely with me measuring and creating impulse files, and Jeff doing the design work from Indy. I had a wonderful carpenter in town who worked closely with us to create all the woodwork, custom corners, etc. Kingrex, Jeff did not do an electrical plan with me, but I'm sure he can. I do not want to clutter this wonderful thread with pictures of my room. Here is a link from 2011. The equipment has almost all been replaced (now Aerial 20Ts, Perla amps, Holo, etc) but you get an idea of the room makeover. A few posts down, in this link, I explain the HAR slats and MATS floating wall. BTW, the room is always darkened, not like the pics. I listen to 60% 2 channel, 30% multichannel 5.1 and then we use the room for 10% movies. Each signal path has its own amps, etc. http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=53699.msg893756#msg893756 Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. Question: how does one run multiple dedicated lines and not have ground loops or the gremlins everyone warns against when using different circuits in the same signal path? It's not a big deal as I could easily run one dedicated 6-10AWG line with a couple Hubble-grade outlets (then my Topaz and 15 outlet naked power strip ala JS) but folks like MSB (thanks for the link Rajiv) are seemingly recommending/insisting separate circuits for audio categories. It's not what I was taught earlier, but maybe it's due to the fact that if those other circuits are on same phase we're ok?
  6. Yes, we are looking forward to it. This will be my second music room build. Our current home has a dedicated room, with a floating front wall, HAR slats on the ceiling cloud and side walls, etc. Jeff Hedback of Hedback Design helped me with it, as he will with the new one. Thx...great ideas.
  7. Meetups, Clubs, and Audio Fraternizing

    A number of us CAers usually meet at the bar at Axpona annually (and RMAF too). I may not make Axpona this year, but if I do I'm sure we'll meet for drinks. Chris may want to schedule it. I know my new home (Denver) will be a nice place for audio, as the Colorado Audio Society is the foundation for RMAF, among other things.
  8. Sorry to hijack this, but could you provide more detail? I have a newly purchased home in Denver we will be moving to soon, and the dedicated basement (high ceilings, etc) music room plan is somewhat near the mains box, so running a dedicated line(s) will not be problematic. However, I was under the misguided impression that two lines (one for amps, one for other) might introduce ground loops, etc. I needed, send me to a different link so as not to hijack, worst case. Thx
  9. Article: dCS Rossini DAC Review

    +1 "Churning". Great word.
  10. Article: dCS Rossini DAC Review

    Anytime a new product is launched within a company's product set, it tends to diminish the sale/resale value of the product it replaces (or supercedes), let alone put the buyer in a death spiral conundrum of "waiting til the next version". When you add in that Wilson and Magico begin at such a lofty price, it tends to really make things uneasy for the prospective buyer. Lampizator had the same issues for many years as Lukasz would create a better moustrap every 3 months, each with seven options! Audiogon would then have the old versions for half the price, even if one could figure out what versions they were! My $.02
  11. Article: dCS Rossini DAC Review

    Clearly the stereo; otherwise that "guitar out of the right speaker" comment means he is missing a signal in his left speaker.
  12. Article: dCS Rossini DAC Review

    Email is often a good thing.
  13. Article: dCS Rossini DAC Review

    There are 3 SACD versions of this great recording. 1) the original from 2003 (Sony Legacy) 2) the Mofi 2012 stereo 3) the Mofi 2017 mono Edit: Oh, and the first notes have the guitar in the right channel on both the original and the 2012 MoFi. It comes from the middle on the Mono Mofi
  14. BIS - e|classical vs. Qobuz

    While this is certainly a nit, a small first world problem by any stretch....I will say this: I'd much rather trust HQPlayer to take an original PCM recording to DSD (any bit rate) than assume the 3rd party doing BIS's SACD authoring process treated it as well. But again, we all have bigger problems.
  15. ?? The OP (like what I did in my massive Oppo/pio SACD roping thread) simply keeps edit capability. Nothing that needs testing.