7/4/14 at 9:51am
Posts by KimLaroux
6/29/14 at 1:49pm
6/26/14 at 11:43am
Interesting. I thought I disabled Pulse, but it turns out it was still running. In Fedora 20, pulse is called directly by KDE at startup, so a bit more work is needed to disable it. Disabling Pulse fixed the problem I had with mutes in KMix, and changed the available settings in Phonon. Here's what my phonon looks like now. It makes more sense now, but my digital out is not listed, nor are the direct hardware devices...
6/22/14 at 3:13pm
Here's the mess of affairs on my system. Deadbeef works fine, listing all ALSA outputs. KMix now lists my ALSA outputs. Phonon does not list the ALSA outputs. The only option available to me in Phonon is to change the "hardware profile" in the "Audio Hardware Setup" tab, which toggles the activation of either the analog out OR the digital out on the first tab. (making the first tab totally irrelevant) On my last install, desabling pulseaudio made phonon list and...
6/21/14 at 1:26pm
6/16/14 at 4:32pm
I do use deadbeef too, and it works flawlessly. But I still need Amarok to take care of my music library. I have disabled pulse, but as you can see from the link I pasted, KDE modified both Phonon and KMix to work even closer to Pulse, so removing pulse is now far from enough. The goal here is too remove layers so the audio stream is modified as little as possible. On fedora 18, phonon was able to output directly to a device, bypassing Dmix even. This meant Amarok...
6/15/14 at 5:08pm
Oh lord... I updated to fedora 20 with KDE 4.12.5 a few days ago, and it's killing me. They broke EVERYTHING! 3 days of messing around and I still cant get Amarok to output bit perfect trough my SPDIF like it was on fedora 18. Ugh. They totally broke Phonon in the name of "improved user experience". There is no way to select specific ALSA channels in the "Device Preference" tab, and they created a new tab which uses "profiles" to setup your channels. And just...
6/3/14 at 6:38pm
What you describe is commonly known as "sound stage". And yes, the SRH is "in your head", which is fatiguing at high volume. Though it has the advantage of making the sound more "fun" at high volume, for example when listening to EDM or Metalcore. I got the Q701 to watch movies with, because of this.
6/1/14 at 3:41pm
Oh right, you just made me realize the BOM I have is the one you made for the complete kits you used to sell. Is there even a BOM from Millett? I've never seen one. Really curious now which BOM he's referring to.
5/31/14 at 6:11pm
The BOM lists a kit from beezar, but the website does not seem to be selling any kit with a shoulder washer anymore... A shoulder washer is a piece of plastic the insulates the tab from touching the screw and washer. You also need an insulating pad behind the transistor, which you seem to have in the pictures.