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post #5626 of 12183
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Thanks. How do I know what the native rate of the file is ? I have a bunch of iTunes purchases, a Bunch of Imported CD's and some FLACS I ripped from CD.

iTunes and CD rips will be 16/44.1. 

post #5627 of 12183
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iTunes and CD rips will be 16/44.1. 

When i rip from cds, there is the option whether i want it in flac or wav or aiff, etc, will there be any difference sonically if i choose wav instead of aiff? The Cd is a regular cd. To my ears, i dont really notice any difference in sound quality.
post #5628 of 12183
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When i rip from cds, there is the option whether i want it in flac or wav or aiff, etc, will there be any difference sonically if i choose wav instead of aiff? The Cd is a regular cd. To my ears, i dont really notice any difference in sound quality.

 

Those are all lossless formats, so they will all sound the same as long as the decoder is properly written. Choose the format that is most convenient to you. For example, you want to load them on to a portable player. 

post #5629 of 12183
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Those are all lossless formats, so they will all sound the same as long as the decoder is properly written. Choose the format that is most convenient to you. For example, you want to load them on to a portable player. 

Does foobar decode it correctly? Its pretty cool one can rip lossless from a regular CD. Honestly, i cant tell the difference in sound quality from the cd itself .
post #5630 of 12183
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Does foobar decode it correctly? Its pretty cool one can rip lossless from a regular CD. Honestly, i cant tell the difference in sound quality from the cd itself .

 

There is no difference, FLAC is using a lossless mathematical algorithm (like ZIP for archives).

 

Foobar2000 is as accurate as any player can get. Just make sure you are:

 

1) Using WASAPI or ASIO output module for an exclusive, bit-perfect playback.

The device output properties like sample rate will auto-adjust to a source material, so Windows setting wouldn't matter.

2) Having your volume controls at 100% (both Windows and Foobar2000).

 

With iTunes and other software (with no WASAPI/ASIO available), you'd have to match the output properties to a file, to avoid Windows' sample rate conversions.

post #5631 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post


Does foobar decode it correctly? Its pretty cool one can rip lossless from a regular CD. Honestly, i cant tell the difference in sound quality from the cd itself .

 

Foobar is as good as they come. You'll be golden.

post #5632 of 12183
Many thanks, guys!
post #5633 of 12183
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It would definitely be better than if Google bought it. How would the Google marketing team present Google Schiit. biggrin.gif

Schiiiiit, if Google bought up Schiit, they would take it all and lock it away in Google X... to include Jason and Mike. We would never see Jason or Mike or any kind of Schiit until it was too late. Next thing you know, its Judgement Day and out comes millions of cybernetic humanoid robots powered by Schiit.
post #5634 of 12183

May not be "powered" by Schiit, but it would sound like Schiit

post #5635 of 12183

In stock, boys--go get 'em! 

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10910&cs_id=1091002&p_id=9434&seq=1&format=2

post #5636 of 12183
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Mine are on the way! BTW, my invoice says you can get a $10.00 credit for referring a Friend, but doesn't say how to do it, a thought for the Gent who referred us to Monoprice for these shelves, anybody know how to give him credit?
post #5637 of 12183

I was all fired up until I calculated shipping to Canada.  Over $50 US!  I don't think so.  Damn, now I have to build one.  

post #5638 of 12183
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Thanks for the response. I already have the cck and usb for my old iphone ans new iPad mini. I am currently using this on my portable C5D setup.

Does the type of powered usb hub matter? Do you have a recommendation? What kind are you using. Again thanks StanD.

I used the one that was recommended by Schitt. It has a power switch that disconnects power from your DAC, etc without draining from your source device, great if you're using a smartphone or iPod, etc. Link below.

http://amazon.com/gp/product/B004OBZ088

post #5639 of 12183
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I was all fired up until I calculated shipping to Canada.  Over $50 US!  I don't think so.  Damn, now I have to build one.  


I don't get this at all. I thought NAFTA was supposed to eliminate all barriers to trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Why is shipping so expensive and slow between our countries?

post #5640 of 12183
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I don't get this at all. I thought NAFTA was supposed to eliminate all barriers to trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Why is shipping so expensive and slow between our countries?

I would love to know why.  I get stuff all the time from China with free shipping.  Go figure.

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