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post #106 of 504
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

You can have a little music that sounds great, or a lot of music that takes up the sames space that sounds great too. Personally, I'd rather have more music than more inaudible bits.

When you have 10TBs of HD space on your media server, it doesn't matter.
post #107 of 504
I have four drobos with over 25 TB on my media server. It's nearly all full.
post #108 of 504
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Originally Posted by stv014 View Post

 

Here someone found the AD797 used instead of a "slower" op amp oscillating at 43 MHz. It is safest to use parts that have no gain above the bandwidth of the oscilloscope.

A classic case of what I was talking about earlier in this thread.

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Originally Posted by Clarkmc2 View Post
 It brings to mind the individuals (and companies) who look at a good design and decide the op amps are not good enough in a piece of gear. They substitute better thought of op amps and mess everything up, yielding a worse sounding unit. In their arrogance, they forget that the designers of integrated circuits know better than anyone else how to use them. Op amps in particular are very application specific, even more than most ICs. Audio history is full of very over priced electronics that are great sounding designs right out of the manufacture's application books. I guess the fancy casework was worth the extra zero or two on the price tag. But not for me. I'm buying sound, not furniture, but that is another topic in sound science.
 

Better to leave well enough alone and copy the suggested designs. Unless you are even more talented than the component engineers. Steinmetz and Nelson Pass types are not born every minute. And so far, just one Tesla, darn it.


Edited by Clarkmc2 - 7/12/12 at 9:39pm
post #109 of 504
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

I have four drobos with over 25 TB on my media server. It's nearly all full.

I don't. That's probably because I don't hoard HD video files.
post #110 of 504
Neither do I.
post #111 of 504

so whats the real answer to the topic? i read 8 pages and it has mixed answers =(

post #112 of 504
Take your favorite CD. Rip it to various levels of bitrates. Do a direct A/B line level matched comparison and see where the line is where you can't tell the difference is any more.

I spent two days doing this. I found that 320 LAME MP3 and AAC 256 was indiscernable from the original CD. An awful lot of people have found the same.
post #113 of 504
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

Neither do I.

With 10TB I can hold ~250,000 40MB FLACs. Just how many MP3s are you claiming to have in that 25TB array?
post #114 of 504
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

so whats the real answer to the topic? i read 8 pages and it has mixed answers =(

 

There's probably a million pages on the internet on this topic.

 

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post #115 of 504
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

With 10TB I can hold ~250,000 40MB FLACs. Just how many MP3s are you claiming to have in that 25TB array?

Last time I counted, my music libraries totalled about a year and a half. There are movies on there too. I'm in the process of ripping all of my CDs and DVDs to files.
post #116 of 504
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Last time I counted, my music libraries totalled about a year and a half. There are movies on there too. I'm in the process of ripping all of my CDs and DVDs to files.

At 320kbps, allowing 10MB /file, that's only 1.9TBs of HD space.
post #117 of 504
Sounds about right. I have a Drobo dedicated to music. It consists of three 2TB virtual drives. One is audio files and the other two are music videos. I'm going to have to upgrade it to 3TB drives soon, because I'm not even halfway through ripping yet.
post #118 of 504

Honestly, i can't tell a difference between 320kbps and FLAC, maybe my headphone  isn't that good (Shure SRH440) or it's my ears.

post #119 of 504

I am young, have treated my ears carefully, and I use the HD 800s. I can't tell a difference between 320kbps and FLAC ;) I do believe it's non-existant for human ears (we all know many people tend to imagine things...) but hey I could be wrong. 

post #120 of 504
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Originally Posted by Lan647 View Post

I am young, have treated my ears carefully, and I use the HD 800s. I can't tell a difference between 320kbps and FLAC wink.gif I do believe it's non-existant for human ears (we all know many people tend to imagine things...) but hey I could be wrong. 

I usually can't either, there have only been a couple of very subtle exceptions. I just like to archive in FLAC. Drive space is incredibly cheap, so might as well save my music in a lossless format on the server.
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