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post #11491 of 14105
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post
 

IIRC, vinyl is generally regarded as having a dynamic range equivalent to about 10 bits. You have an awful lot of spare bits in your 24 bit samples....

So this causes volume loss?

post #11492 of 14105
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Originally Posted by BabylonDown View Post
 

So this causes volume loss?

It depends on where they put all the zeroes...

 

It doesn't inherently, but I suspect that someone who rips from vinyl is quite likely to give themselves plenty of headroom. At the end of the day, your volume is low almost certainly because the volume of the track is low. The X3 is quite capable of playing 24bit tracks as load as 16bit tracks if they are mastered at the same volume.

 

With all those spare bits you can probably do a volume normalisation of some kind without losing too much quality, if you want. Or you could ask for your money back for those tracks ;).

post #11493 of 14105

Hi,

 

I have a noobish question, what is DAC used for in the fiio x3? I got the x3 and enjoying the sound with 2.14b

 

Thanks

post #11494 of 14105

I'm pretty sure it's the WM8740.

post #11495 of 14105

I meant, what is DAC used for in the Fiio? :(

post #11496 of 14105
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Originally Posted by lostwind View Post
 

I meant, what is DAC used for in the Fiio? :(

DAC = Digital Analogue Converter. It takes the discrete bits and converts them to a smooth waveform. The wikipedia article can tell you more:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital-to-analog_converter

post #11497 of 14105
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Originally Posted by BabylonDown View Post


I don't rip them myself. It's all downloaded from PB. ;) 

90% of the vinyl rips on PB are not fit to listen too... I would just avoid them all together. :wink:

post #11498 of 14105
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

90% of the vinyl rips on PB are not fit to listen too... I would just avoid them all together. :wink:


Interesting to note. Where do you guys get your vinyl rips from?

post #11499 of 14105
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post
 

Or you could ask for your money back for those tracks ;).

LOL the best thing I've read all day!

:beerchug:

post #11500 of 14105
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Originally Posted by BabylonDown View Post
 


Interesting to note. Where do you guys get your vinyl rips from?

I try not to bother at all with vinyl rips... I find them to have way too much noise, even after the click and pop software has been run on the files. 

But that is me... YMMV ;)

post #11501 of 14105
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

I try not to bother at all with vinyl rips... I find them to have way too much noise, even after the click and pop software has been run on the files. 

But that is me... YMMV ;)

Many of the vinyl rips I downloaded do have more noise than their CD counterparts, but I feel I am not taking advantage of the X3. Maybe I will take your advice.

post #11502 of 14105
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Originally Posted by BabylonDown View Post
 

Many of the vinyl rips I downloaded do have more noise than their CD counterparts, but I feel I am not taking advantage of the X3. Maybe I will take your advice.

I'm not a fan of vinyl rips either, but you can still get hi-res files from digital sources. HDTracks probably supply quite a few to PB inadvertently. Or you could get them direct from HDTracks - but the choice is very limited if you aren't in the US.

post #11503 of 14105
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Originally Posted by BabylonDown View Post
 

Many of the vinyl rips I downloaded do have more noise than their CD counterparts, but I feel I am not taking advantage of the X3. Maybe I will take your advice.

I would search for some nice 24/96 digital versions to test out, There is a lot of great High-Rez audio on HDTracks.com, you should see if your supplier has any HDTracks samples... ;) 

 

Edit tjw321 is just too fast... :D


Edited by TrollDragon - 7/14/14 at 1:33pm
post #11504 of 14105
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post
 

I'm not a fan of vinyl rips either, but you can still get hi-res files from digital sources. HDTracks probably supply quite a few to PB inadvertently. Or you could get them direct from HDTracks - but the choice is very limited if you aren't in the US.


So, I'm guessing you guys stick with 16bit/44 rips then?

post #11505 of 14105
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

I would search for some nice 24/96 digital versions to test out, There is a lot of great High-Rez audio on HDTracks.com, you should see if your supplier has any HDTracks samples... ;)

I see that we're thinking along the same lines here.. :beerchug:

 

 forgot to mention that even digital hi-res files can be pretty poor, too. They have been known to originate form the left and right channels of a 5( or more).1 recording. Don't give up if the first one you try doesn't sound great.

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