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post #6976 of 6990

I don't want to derail the thread, but this might be fun. Both tracks are played off the Mac laptop.

 

One track is recorded without the T1, and the other with the T1. Both through the same analog-digital recording gear. (which I'm sure butchered both recordings equally). Send me a PM with which recording you prefer, if you have a preference.

 

I tried to match them in volume and everything else... once I get some responses, I'll share more info.

 

Track 1:

http://www.filedropper.com/track01_11

 

Track 2:

http://www.filedropper.com/track02_3

 

 

PS. I wouldn't try A/B'ing or anything... just give both a listen and see which your preference is. Please PM instead of replying here.

 

EDIT: I think they're matched better now. Try it out.


Edited by mikoss - 3/24/15 at 6:08pm
post #6977 of 6990
Lol, that's funny I just listened to both and was gonna say track one sounded more compressed than track two. What band is that? At first his voice got on my nerves, but it grew on me. It sounded pretty damn good at 320. That must sound awesome at full bit rate
post #6978 of 6990
Yeah, I will set it up next week with a different track and see if I can get everything perfectly matched. It's Angus and Julia Stone , the album is called Down the Way. Every track is exceptional once you get used to his voice. That one is called Yellow Brick Road.

Just found a vinyl copy yesterday that was reasonably priced... It goes for a decent price.
post #6979 of 6990
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Originally Posted by mikoss View Post

Yeah, I will set it up next week with a different track and see if I can get everything perfectly matched. It's Angus and Julia Stone , the album is called Down the Way. Every track is exceptional once you get used to his voice. That one is called Yellow Brick Road.

Just found a vinyl copy yesterday that was reasonably priced... It goes for a decent price.
Yeah, I can imagine that sounding awesome on vinyl. I think I'll track it down. Thanks
post #6980 of 6990
Did you ever try bringing the vta down a little on your turntable?
post #6981 of 6990
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Originally Posted by SirMarc View Post

Did you ever try bringing the vta down a little on your turntable?

Ahh not yet, but I will :D

 

Re-uploaded the tracks. No peeking at them in Audacity or anything like that, haha. They're definitely different.

post #6982 of 6990
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikoss View Post
 

I don't want to derail the thread, but this might be fun. Both tracks are played off the Mac laptop.

 

One track is recorded without the T1, and the other with the T1. Both through the same analog-digital recording gear. (which I'm sure butchered both recordings equally). Send me a PM with which recording you prefer, if you have a preference.

 

I tried to match them in volume and everything else... once I get some responses, I'll share more info.

 

Track 1:

http://www.filedropper.com/track01_11

 

Track 2:

http://www.filedropper.com/track02_3

 

 

PS. I wouldn't try A/B'ing or anything... just give both a listen and see which your preference is. Please PM instead of replying here.

 

EDIT: I think they're matched better now. Try it out.

downloading !

post #6983 of 6990
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Originally Posted by mikoss View Post
 

Ahh not yet, but I will :D

 

Re-uploaded the tracks. No peeking at them in Audacity or anything like that, haha. They're definitely different.

will send PM

 

I listen very similar. difficult to decide quickly.
I compared my T1 with my Mac, MUCH DIFFERENCE OF SOUND


Edited by andresattorresi - 3/24/15 at 7:46pm
post #6984 of 6990
Hey boys and girls... A quick update... 5 responses so far. Of those, four identified their preference as the Aune T1 track, and one person preferred the Mac.

Very astounding results actually... The person who preferred the Mac track is Andresa.

I'm surprised the others all picked out the tubed track, but I guess I shouldn't be? Anyway I'll give it a few more days in case anyone else wants to shoot a PM my way. Then I'll let you know which is which.
post #6985 of 6990
I will send my T1 recording a track for you to listen compression has
post #6986 of 6990
please send me the original song
post #6987 of 6990
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikoss View Post
 

I don't want to derail the thread, but this might be fun. Both tracks are played off the Mac laptop.

 

One track is recorded without the T1, and the other with the T1. Both through the same analog-digital recording gear. (which I'm sure butchered both recordings equally). Send me a PM with which recording you prefer, if you have a preference.

 

I tried to match them in volume and everything else... once I get some responses, I'll share more info.

 

Track 1:

http://www.filedropper.com/track01_11

 

Track 2:

http://www.filedropper.com/track02_3

 

 

PS. I wouldn't try A/B'ing or anything... just give both a listen and see which your preference is. Please PM instead of replying here.

 

EDIT: I think they're matched better now. Try it out.

 

What ADC were you using? I have been wanting to do this kind of recording comparison, without much of luck.

 

What I want is kinda the same, record the sound using amp A vs amp B vs amp C, and so on. When my headphone was plugged straight to the amps, it's easily distinguishable, but when I record it, the recordings sound pretty much the same. I was using onboard's line in as ADC, VIA chip. I understand that it should sound different, considering the headphone chain is a pure analog  to analog device, as opposed to the other chain, analog to digital to analog (when playing back), but I didn't expect the results to be indistinguishable....

 

* my attempt resulted in indistinguishable sound between ipad + Fiio E6 vs Aune (used as both dac and amp, from ipad), which is kinda crazy (that it's indistinguishable)


Edited by creatip - Today at 4:25 am
post #6988 of 6990
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Originally Posted by andresattorresi View Post

I will send my T1 recording a track for you to listen compression has

 

Probably you're a 'SS person'. SS = solid state.

 

I tried mix and matching the Aune T1 with Alo Panam stack. Aune = tube dac + solid state amp, while Panam stack is the opposite, solid state dac + tube amp.

 

Needless to say, tried 2 combinations, tube (T1) dac + tube (panam) amp, and solid state (panam) dac + solid state (T1) amp. Tried with the owner of the panam, who's an audio guy. We both got the same general opinion. All solid state = wide and airy feeling, a bit artificial and digitalized. All tube = soundstage suffers (compared to SS), but warmer, denser, and more intimate sound. 

 

All brew down to preferences, really....

post #6989 of 6990
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Originally Posted by creatip View Post
 

 

What ADC were you using? I have been wanting to do this kind of recording comparison, without much of luck.

 

What I want is kinda the same, record the sound using amp A vs amp B vs amp C, and so on. When my headphone was plugged straight to the amps, it's easily distinguishable, but when I record it, the recordings sound pretty much the same. I was using onboard's line in as ADC, VIA chip. I understand that it should sound different, considering the headphone chain is a pure analog  to analog device, as opposed to the other chain, analog to digital to analog (when playing back), but I didn't expect the results to be indistinguishable....

 

* my attempt resulted in indistinguishable sound between ipad + Fiio E6 vs Aune (used as both dac and amp, from ipad), which is kinda crazy (that it's indistinguishable)

I bought this used from someone who was selling locally... 

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun13/articles/steinberg-ur22.htm

 

It seemed to do a good job... I've also heard some very nice recordings from Tascam gear, but it had mixed reviews.

post #6990 of 6990
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikoss View Post
 

I don't want to derail the thread, but this might be fun. Both tracks are played off the Mac laptop.

 

One track is recorded without the T1, and the other with the T1. Both through the same analog-digital recording gear. (which I'm sure butchered both recordings equally). Send me a PM with which recording you prefer, if you have a preference.

 

I tried to match them in volume and everything else... once I get some responses, I'll share more info.

 

Track 1:

http://www.filedropper.com/track01_11

 

Track 2:

http://www.filedropper.com/track02_3

 

 

PS. I wouldn't try A/B'ing or anything... just give both a listen and see which your preference is. Please PM instead of replying here.

 

EDIT: I think they're matched better now. Try it out.

 

just sent a pm! eagerly waiting your response :)

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