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post #1471 of 3022

The deal on the 2Stepdance is tempting indeed. I was also considering the UHA-4 which uses a digital volume control. I heard that this solution eliminates the channel imbalance problem although it has its own drawbacks. Only thing stopping me from getting it is that 2db increments is probably not going to be ideal for my needs.

post #1472 of 3022

is there a way to make the text bigger, kinda hard for my poor eyes to see?

 

its ok ive found a theme that does the job.

 

am i right in thinking its poss to put wikipedia on the ipod? google dosent throw up too many recent sugestions


Edited by rodders - 9/21/12 at 12:54pm
post #1473 of 3022

Revisiting Crossfeed settings...

 

I discovered that my previous settings could distort with a very small number of songs that have extreme bass at the edges of the sound stage. To be safe with just about any (reasonable) setting, Direct Gain should be no higher than -1.5 dB. (The setting that I had previously posted was just -0.5 dB.) To be absolutely safe and clean, I prefer -2.0 dB as that extra drop of 0.5 dB has no material negative effect.

 

To do 'same volume' comparisons of the effect of Crossfeed being on and off, you then have to adjust the iPod or amplifier volume by 2 dB accordingly. Otherwise the signal will be louder with Crossfeed off which will make it sound artificially superior. (Louder volumes generally sound more transparent which is also why volume matching is so important when comparing audio equipment). 

 

I have also grown slightly more conservative with my Crossfeed settings, dropping the High-Frequency Attenuation by a further 4 db. This alters the sound a bit less but still provides a very desirable improvement with my ES5 by comparison with leaving Crossfeed off. It find it much less fatiguing. I have been using these new settings for about two weeks, making occasional comparisons to alternatives. I am very happy with them.

 

Direct Gain:  -2.0 dB

Cross Gain:  -12 db

High-Frequency Attenuation:  -16 dB

High-Frequency Cutoff:  500 Hz

 

If you want clearly to hear the influence of Crossfeed settings, I recommend Monday, Monday by The Mamas And The Papas. It makes the changes sound a bit extreme - they will sound more subtle with just about any other song - but it allows for useful comparisons of different Crossfeed settings.


Edited by cooperpwc - 9/22/12 at 4:32am
post #1474 of 3022

Came back to 120905 from 120511. I love both.

post #1475 of 3022
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Came back to 120905 from 120511. I love both.

 

 

What are the diferences you found between them? I'm using the 120905 release, btw...

post #1476 of 3022

I feel powerful low in 120905 and shining high in 120511. Only me?

post #1477 of 3022
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I feel powerful low in 120905 and shining high in 120511. Only me?

 

 

I haven't tried the 120511, so I can't say... I'm using the 120905 and I didn't notice any sonic diferences between aroldan's last 3 releases! Are you sure the EQ is off in both those releases?

post #1478 of 3022

Keeping EQ on. Set each EQ for IEM and headphones.  If I remember correctly, aroldan wrote he didn't write anything to effect sonic differences. I haven't notice any differences in his last 5 releases either. I don't know why. 

post #1479 of 3022
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Keeping EQ on. Set each EQ for IEM and headphones.  If I remember correctly, aroldan wrote he didn't write anything to effect sonic differences. I haven't notice any differences in his last 5 releases either. I don't know why. 

 

 

Ok. I'm very happy with the sound of my Classic with his latest release, btw...

post #1480 of 3022

I have been very very happy from the time my iPod rockboxed.

post #1481 of 3022
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I have been very very happy from the time my iPod rockboxed.

 

x2. I love Rockbox.

post #1482 of 3022

I must admit I bought my iPod Classic just after I found this thread and after I was sure I could have Rockbox on it! To use it with Apple's original FW (and iTunes) wasn't an option for me... So, in my case, Rockbox even made Apple earn some money from me! biggrin.gif

post #1483 of 3022

Hi everyone, I just registered so I could say THANK YOU (especially to you, aroldan) for making this happen! I rockboxed my classic (6g) a bit over a year ago, and wasn't completely happy with it. Lots of random crashes, had to reset every time I disconnected from the pc, very poor battery life, etc. But since i came across this thread, and updated both emcore (r859) and the rockbox build (aroldan's 120802) it all works as it should, and I couldn't be happier. So thanks again, and keep it up! Making something useful and then sharing it rules!

post #1484 of 3022

I've only recently dug out my ipod classic again since I got a new headunit for my car and want to use my ipod again. I had rockbox but I'm curious as to whether it supports accessories yet or not. Also what are these aroldan builds?

post #1485 of 3022
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... I had rockbox but I'm curious as to whether it supports accessories yet or not. Also what are these aroldan builds?

 

 

That depends on the accessories, as it's still a bit of a hit and miss. LOD cables work fine, but external USB DAC's, like the CLAS or the Fostex HP-P1 won't work with Rockbox...

 

aroldan is a user that is continuously updating and further developing the Rockbox FW for the iPod Classic, and those builds are the result of his work. We should all thank him for his great work and effort, as his lastest builds are very stable and with great battery life! 

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