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post #121 of 274
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I was wondering if anyone else is having issues playing track 7-Concerto for Basoon and Orch in VLC player? .
It works fine in foobar. Try it.
post #122 of 274
I downloaded the hi rez version, converted to .wav using flac front end, and burned a disc using itunes. The CD is, well, CD quality.

It really couldn't have been easier.
post #123 of 274
I finished listening to it,once, really tired after gym but still a nice compilation, tried to critically listen as much as I could, loved the drum track with increasing soundstage and the heartbeat
post #124 of 274
This is big fun. Get it in the FLAC High-res and go nuts listening to it. Too bad everything doesn't sound this great. With such great tracks too this makes me think my personal music library is one dimensional.

K
post #125 of 274
it's sad that most CDs have sound quality no where near this one. i just picked up the new Sade CD and the sound is compressed, distorted (at times) and overly loud. disappointing.
post #126 of 274
noob question :

How can I know if my soundcard supports 24/96 audio quality..
I have the Auzentech Forte here is the description :

* Supported audio resolution and sampling rate:
* 16/24-bit / up to 192kHz (Stereo playback)
* 16/24-bit / up to 96.0khz (Multi channel playback)
* 16/24-bit / up to 96kHz (Recording)
Analog Audio
Level:

* 3.0Vrms, +12.0dBu max, déviation+/- 0.1dB

Dynamic Range:

* 109.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog outputs
* 98.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog inputs

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise:

* 115.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Stereo analog outputs
* 109.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Multi channel analog outputs

Frequency Response:

* 10Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.02 dB @ 48kHz
* 10Hz to 42kHz, +/- 0.02 dB @ 96kHz
* 10Hz to 94kHz, +/- 3dB @ 192kHz, Stereo

thanks!
post #127 of 274
What a fantastic gift! I am the big fan of Chesky records, and I paid immediately for the FLAC version. Hope there are more similar cooperative projects for Head-Fi. Thank you very much for everyone who gave out the effort.
post #128 of 274
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Originally Posted by hvu View Post
I was wondering if anyone else is having issues playing track 7-Concerto for Basoon and Orch in VLC player? When I try to play track 7 in vlc player it does nothing like it can't recognize the file but when I convert it to wav, apple lossless or mp3 it plays the file just fine. From what I can gather track 7 is actually not a true 96KHz sample rate but rather a 88.2KHz sample rate. I am not to knowledgeable about file sample rate but could this be the reason why the file wont play?
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I'm having a similar problem as well with no 7 on the HiFiMan. Its shows up ok put when i try to play it it jumps straight to track 8. I know that i cant play 88.2KHz files on it so that could be a possible reason.

Can any other HiFiMan owners play track 7 on theirs?
post #129 of 274

Chesky rules!

I still reach for a specific track by R. Vaughan Williams from Chesky's 10th Anniversary Special Ed. sampler disc in order to check for spacial information and bass depth in any new component or system I'm auditioning. Simply the most stunning recording of choir and organ music I ever heard. I highly recommend it to anyone putting together an audiophile sampler disc!
post #130 of 274
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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post
someone please update this thread with the sound, I've got a few Chesky albums, not sure whether this one is a worthy buy.
Here is the list in track name / author:

01 - Stuck in a Moment You Cant Get Out Of - The Persuasions
02 - Money - Seamus Blake
03 - Get Behind The Mule - John Hammond
04 - Sare Tete Wa - Babatunde Olatunji
05 - Gadamaylin - I-Ching
06 - Texas Rangers - Rebecca Pidgeon
07 - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra Movement 3 - David Chesky
08 - Hajji Baba - Monty Alexander
09 - Percussion Imaging Test - Best of Chesky Jazz+Audiophile Tests 2
10 - Tumbao De Tamborito - The Conga Kings
11 - Heartbeat - Dr. Chesky's Sound Show
12 - Everything is Broken - Billy Burnette
post #131 of 274
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Originally Posted by erikzen View Post
I downloaded the hi rez version, converted to .wav using flac front end, and burned a disc using itunes. The CD is, well, CD quality.

It really couldn't have been easier.
Right, but you lost the 24/96.

Is there anyway to do the conversion as Erik did, but keep it 24/96 on the CD?

Does anyone have an issue with Hi-rez downloads showing up, out of order on the 801. I have "Raising Sand", Ottmar Liebert's "One Guitar", and the Head-Fi CD. They show up fine on the SD card on the computer, but on the HM-801, it goes 1,10,11,12,2,3,4,5,6, etc.
I will try track 7 now and see if it skips.
post #132 of 274
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Right, but you lost the 24/96.

Is there anyway to do the conversion as Erik did, but keep it 24/96 on the CD?

Does anyone have an issue with Hi-rez downloads showing up, out of order on the 801. I have "Raising Sand", Ottmar Liebert's "One Guitar", and the Head-Fi CD. They show up fine on the SD card on the computer, but on the HM-801, it goes 1,10,11,12,2,3,4,5,6, etc.
I will try track 7 now and see if it skips.
Mine is similar but lists them as 1,10,11,12,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 perhaps it takes 10 11 and 12 as sub track 1 files?

BTW not sure if you noticed but fang released the latest firmware 0.14 here

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f87/hi...ml#post6463282
post #133 of 274
Got it and am using it, thanks.

Hey, where's the amp between your TWag mini to mini and your Livewires on your portable rig?
post #134 of 274
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
it's sad that most CDs have sound quality no where near this one. i just picked up the new Sade CD and the sound is compressed, distorted (at times) and overly loud. disappointing.
I've really been looking forward to hearing the new Sade CD. That really bites.
post #135 of 274
I think it is the 88.2KHz sample rate that is causing the issue because when I convert it to it to 96 KHz it plays without any issue. I just think it is because some systems don't support 88.2KHz.
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