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post #691 of 702

Hmmmm. tempting....

post #692 of 702
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Hmmmm. tempting....

Perfection with AH-D Denon 7000 headphones.
post #693 of 702
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Perfection with AH-D Denon 7000 headphones.


Fantastic, man! I'm so glad you are still digging those phones. One of my few audio regrets.......

 

I've been running Amarra Symphony 3.0 and have been very happy with the sound of my system.

post #694 of 702
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Fantastic, man! I'm so glad you are still digging those phones. One of my few audio regrets.......

I've been running Amarra Symphony 3.0 and have been very happy with the sound of my system.


Common not really? Really, just get a Fostex set?

Come-on your totally happy?


http://www.amazon.com/FOSTEX-TH600-Premium-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00BEUCNNC

http://www.amazon.com/Fostex-USA-Headphones-Japanese-Magnetic/dp/B007G8UMP2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_MI_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0PH4VD8GQABGG27PFHZD
Edited by Redcarmoose - 9/18/14 at 6:43pm
post #695 of 702

I'm still using 2.6.45 so do I really need to update?  It's always a PITA to do that.  If it didn't sound so good I wouldn't bother, but...

post #696 of 702
I never got the upgrade email, ugh, is it still $29. ? Love my Amarra, got it when it was still very pricey but not when it was brand new and crazy expensive at least. Think it was around $600. When I got it, so what, half price, I don't remember.
post #697 of 702

Anybody have the Amarra 3.0 bug in which if you are playing music then add new tracks using the finder the player will then go one track back?  With the previous version, when doing the same thing the track would just start over.  Another bug is that I typically can't play more than 1 or 2 DSD tracks before the player shuts down.  Minor nibbles and I don't have a lot of DSD files.    

 

The player overall does seem to load faster and program quicker to respond to commands.

post #698 of 702

I have not experienced that behavior. So far it works as advertised.

post #699 of 702

After years of using happily using pure music on my Mac,

they decided that they wanted to charge me $129 to use it with a current operating system (PM V2).

So now I am finally a proud owner of Amarra SQ & HiFi, loving it :o2smile: 

post #700 of 702

After years of using a PC I tried a MAC a year ago.  I was going to try multiple players but my friends said just get Amarra and you're done.  I haven't regretted it yet.

 

 

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After years of using happily using pure music on my Mac,

they decided that they wanted to charge me $129 to use it with a current operating system (PM V2).

So now I am finally a proud owner of Amarra SQ & HiFi, loving it :o2smile: 

post #701 of 702

I almost did that, but I really liked pure music back then, and the fact that it ran on old os's and they let you have 5 licenses plus their itunes integration really sold me. But it is no longer the case, that the current version will run on old macs.

 

So now I still have pm running on my old macs, and the amarra programs are on my mac mini, they are pretty brainless which I like. I can see that the full version would provide benefit, but I can live without upsampling and I want to keep using itunes playlists so I'm okay with no crossfading as well. I'm also really enjoying their SQ program when I'm slumming with youtubes, which which I enjoy doing with my lcd-2's in particular. I'm very pleased with the change.

post #702 of 702
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Hi Everyone, We are the dealer for Sonic Studio Amarra. I can answer any questions, setup demos of the software for people etc. I am a long time Head-Fier too, though I haven't posted a lot.

Amarra software works with iTunes. When you play a lossless AIFF or WAV file Amarra will mute iTunes and play that file through it's own sound engine. When any other file is played it will be routed through iTunes as usual.

Also Amarra will automatically change sample rates when a high resolution file is playing. So you can have a playlist of many resolutions and it will play without having to change anything. Amarra has also been optimized to play high resolution files, so in a properly working system there should be no pops, ticks, stutters etc. that can plague high resolution playback. Amarra also supports 24/192 which iTunes doesn't. So Amarra can make your system high resolution ready.

Amarra is not adding EQ or anything additive to the signal chain. Amarra's software uses Sonics Solutions SSE sound engine for playback. This technology has been developed by Sonic for over ten years, and has been built from the ground up to support high accuracy and fidelity to the original file. The engine manipulates the music file with less steps than iTunes or other consumer software, and the work it does is done with much more complex algorithms. It is accurate to many more zeros than iTunes or any other consumer software. This is why Head-Fiers are finding Amarra sounds better than iTunes.

I never used mac, and nor do I use itune, so I don't know what's better or worse than it. However, even if you said are true, other than some marketing staff you did not explain(the Sonics Solutions SSE sound engine thing), it still would NOT BE ANY BETTER than foobar2000 AT ALL.


Amarra is INFINITELY better than foobar2000... in a Mac-based system. You can't compare PC-only with Mac-only and not have the result be void of content.

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