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    Exploring laptop sound

    Obviously, lost momentum here ... hopefully will finish it off at some stage - did get somewhere with foobar, but still not enough to supplant MM.

    Anyway, found a new, good stress test for playback - Agent Steel, Unstoppable Force - mid 80's speed metal, . Never heard of this mob before, was put onto the material from the What's Playing thread, was intrigued, and retrieved the compressed audio from YouTube - now, two strikes against it: data compression, detail has been lost; and the recording has everyone going at 100 mph ... how good is the playback on this, ? In particular, how well does the drummer's contribution, and vocalist come through?

    As a result of this I've altered the settings of MM; I'll run with the new config for a bit and see how it comes together, longer term.
    Posted 4th July 2015 at 07:33 AM by fas42 fas42 is offline
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    Audio Op Amps

    Well written, thank you!
    Posted 1st July 2015 at 12:26 PM by CHiroshi CHiroshi is online now
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    Schitt's flagship DAC uses a not-for-audio DAC chip.

    Just read that review - yes, ticks the boxes. The following nails the key aspect,

    When listening to this recording I feel like I'm submerged in an ocean of sound where I'm weightlessly drifting through an immense space enveloped by sound coming at me from many directions. Quite a remarkable feat, given I was listening to speakers, rather than headphones.
    This is all about having the low level detail make sense, the brain integrates, successfully, all the aural information being fed to it - and you enter a magic world, .

    Remarkably, even rough as guts recordings can do this - simply because the consistency of the sound information is good enough for the ear/brain to unravel it all ...
    Posted 26th June 2015 at 11:23 PM by fas42 fas42 is offline
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    First Watt F5 Amp build

    im looking into buiding one, getting the right parts is such a hassle, is there a reputable shop online that sells a kit?
    Posted 23rd June 2015 at 06:21 PM by Dadbeh Dadbeh is offline
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    AKM's new "VERITA" AK4490EQ 120dB 768kHz/32-bit 2ch New Generation Premium DAC

    The real point is whether this DAC overcomes to a larger degree a common problem of S-D chips, that of loss of low level detail and treble quality unless they are heavily conditioned, exercised before doing serious listening.

    It seems to have a variation on the switched capacitor filtering circuitry at the output, which may be a key factor in perceived improvement - rather than anything to do with nominal number of bits.
    Posted 18th June 2015 at 01:49 AM by fas42 fas42 is offline
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    AKM's new "VERITA" AK4490EQ 120dB 768kHz/32-bit 2ch New Generation Premium DAC

    I stay with my TDA1540 (Revox B225), Human hearing only capable of 18 bit. Technically and matematichly most 24 bit dacs deliver 18-20 bit in a lab. So dont see much of the advantage to change. but nice to see such a new tech DAC.

    Posted 17th June 2015 at 03:59 AM by danico danico is offline
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    AKM's new "VERITA" AK4490EQ 120dB 768kHz/32-bit 2ch New Generation Premium DAC

    What in the sound is better than your DIY efforts? Let's hear how it sounds man - with example music you listened with.
    Posted 16th June 2015 at 06:44 AM by abraxalito abraxalito is offline
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    Jenson JE-990 discrete op amp

    Thanks for the additional info.
    Posted 16th June 2015 at 12:56 AM by rjm rjm is online now
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    Jenson JE-990 discrete op amp

    Steve Hogan and John Hardy posted history of the JE-990 over at -

    Steve Hogan's comments

    John Hardy's comments
    Posted 15th June 2015 at 04:38 AM by disfunctionalshadow disfunctionalshadow is online now
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    Onkyo SE-300PCIe sound card review part I.

    The latest drivers are here but as of this writing they are the same as the ones on the CD-ROM that ship with the card. DS51P102302A is just a setting tweak to the Creative Alchemy library.

    The card has been discontinued. Windows 8 is supported with the current drivers. There is no implicit support for Windows 8.1, but typically new drivers are not needed with the updated OS.
    Posted 11th June 2015 at 05:55 AM by rjm rjm is online now
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    Sydney HiFi show - a mostly eye opening, not ear opening, exercise ...

    Next round of this has finally turned up - along with a whole trailer load of other gadgets and gee whiz stuff! ... New-Tech Sydney 2015 | Home Audio Show | Chester Group

    Some brands not heard for years will be in attendance ... will be checking it out ...
    Posted 9th June 2015 at 10:27 AM by fas42 fas42 is offline
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