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Old 28th August 2012, 12:55 AM   #41
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Hi
I disabled the on board sound card in my pc.i do it via the bios setting.

I have switched over to linux mint 10 for a while because it sound better and more flexible. I do not have to configure the sound card at all.
Just download the OS and burnt it as an iso into a CD rom.

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Old 28th August 2012, 07:23 AM   #42
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Thanks kp93300 - I'll give that a try too.
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Old 28th August 2012, 04:07 PM   #43
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Today I have tried Slacko on a laptop instead of the older PC that I used yesterday, and it works! Sounds quite different to Ubuntu/Exhaile, and of course different to various configurations with Windows. Where will it ever end?
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Old 29th August 2012, 10:35 PM   #44
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How different does it sound to windows & Ubuntu ?
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Old 30th August 2012, 07:29 AM   #45
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How different does it sound to windows & Ubuntu ?
Quite a bit but keep in mind Ubuntu is on a much older PC with 500 meg of RAM, and Slacko is on a more modern laptop with 2 gig of RAM.

On Slacko it sounds slightly 'darker with less background noise. There's a bit more detail too probably due to lowering the noise floor. On Ubuntu, the sound is more 'airy'.
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Old 30th August 2012, 09:02 AM   #46
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... with less background noise. ...
Did you measure that ?
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Did you measure that ?
Yes -with my ears. It was audible.
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Old 30th August 2012, 09:23 AM   #48
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Different hardware will doubtlessly produce different sound, regardless of the software. If both distributions running on a single hardware are configured to be bitperfect, I very doubt you would be able to distinguish which one was booted in a blind listening test.
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Where will it ever end?
It'll never end until somebody develops a bloody DAC that is immune on PC induced distortions (noise and jitter).

The issues are known since years.

I started my "Linux Audio the way To go" thread in January 2007.

Nothing has changed ever since. People are still tweaking the PCs to get best sound from the DACs.

Though I have to admit: You can tweak any other OS that much that results are getting really close. I'm not sure if SQ would still be the driving factor to stay with Linux.

Linux/Android still comes with worst audio driver (and tools) support, as well as pretty poor application support. (You still can't buy a DAC of choice, if you run Linux. You buy what's supported). I still hope that driver support gets better with Android gaining weight.

To be honest. Beside my squeezebox environment which runs under Linux, I use JRMC - IMO the best multimedia app around. And with ram buffering and
wasapi event style it sounds pretty good too. You might run Fidelizer to tweak to W7 environment.


But again. An OS or an app or a PC shouldn't sound at all. The DAC only should make the music.
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Different hardware will doubtlessly produce different sound, regardless of the software. If both distributions running on a single hardware are configured to be bitperfect, I very doubt you would be able to distinguish which one was booted in a blind listening test.
Well if you get the chance, try JPlay on W7/W8 and compare it with JRiver Jukebox on the same machine.
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