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I'm PC based, but if Metadatics is anything like MP3Tag, then yes, you should easily be able to get all your files displayed correctly and with cover art etc. Using the folder structure to select your music is a total pain that can easily be avoided 

That would be nice.  So do you have to note all 202 songs for instance and then go to them separately or figure out the offending artist and note that.  Sounds like a lot of work that is why i have been living in file mode.  And i assume you can just plug in the 120 and pull up each drive to manipulate the file there to clean it up.

 

Edit-yes a lot of work.  Got the program and needed to make a note of each song/artist album, luckily some were in groups of the offending albums, then change them, usually by group with the new software.  Most of them took eventually, still some holdouts that don't want to go.

 

Edit 2- Two things will just not save.  A 24 bit flac file of a concert and one odd song that is aiff 24 bit that is on a set of five songs.  Why?? Now i see how he felt with the #1.  It just doesn't make sense.  I go back to the program and everything is perfect. Every other of the 202 songs were fixed except 3 wav files that i just deleted.


Edited by dallan - 7/14/13 at 5:07pm
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Okay, so I reconverted the files with a problem to different formats and then rechecked the tagging and i am down to only one file.  The now ALAC instead of aiff and double checked 24bit concert that refuses to be anything except unknown artist and unknown album........confused_face.gif

 

Glad i am not so worried about album art, i have about 80% without it.  Guess it doesn't carry thru from cd burns, only from some downloaded music from specific sources.


Edited by dallan - 7/14/13 at 5:38pm
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tried this rig yesterday. quite good. (use about 65-75 volume)

yet the fostex th900 high still quite stiff (not yet burn in)

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Hi,

 

I noticed an issue with my AK120 in regards to the three buttons on the left side of the unit and I know of at least one more customer having the same problem as me. The first button (UP) has almost no tactile feedback if you press it in comparison to the other two. I consequence one can hardly use it.

 

My question is: Did you notice the same behaviour on your units?

 

Best regards,

Sebastian

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Nope. So far no problems for me. All 3 buttons and screen response good. Sorry!!
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So what about this new firmware...coming or not ?

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So what about this new firmware...coming or not ?


Supposedly on the 15th?

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Nope. So far no problems for me. All 3 buttons and screen response good. Sorry!!


Ok, thanks for the feedback. My buttons also work but the UP button is just hard to press because of the lack of the tactile feedback.

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Supposedly on the 15th?

http://www.soundfidelity.co.uk/

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Well I guess we'll see :P. I'm a little bit excited as I have quite a few SACDs I can load on my AK120. :)
 

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Well I guess we'll see :P. I'm a little bit excited as I have quite a few SACDs I can load on my AK120. :)
 


I do not care as I have no such thing :) I am more intrigued by the new SQ, if it changes.

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I do not care as I have no such thing :) I am more intrigued by the new SQ, if it changes.


I can always upload you a few albums if you'd like :P. Off the top of my head I'm looking forward to loading, The Doobie Brothers Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Journey, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Sly & the Family Stone, The Doors, The Eagles,  ToTo, The Who, Marvin Gaye, Aero Smith, Billy Joel, Carol King. So I have a lot to load on here. Then again I have a crap load of 24/192 and 24/96 that I haven't gotten around to loading yet :P. But with SACD in particular most of them sound quite good while with 24/192 there are more factors at play such as the quality of the mastering as well as the quality of the gear used to rip the material.

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I can always upload you a few albums if you'd like :P. Off the top of my head I'm looking forward to loading, The Doobie Brothers Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Journey, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Sly & the Family Stone, The Doors, The Eagles,  ToTo, The Who, Marvin Gaye, Aero Smith, Billy Joel, Carol King. So I have a lot to load on here. Then again I have a crap load of 24/192 and 24/96 that I haven't gotten around to loading yet :P. But with SACD in particular most of them sound quite good while with 24/192 there are more factors at play such as the quality of the mastering as well as the quality of the gear used to rip the material.

 

Out of interest Jim, why would quality of mastering or gear used to rip, be different or better for SACD as opposed to any other format? I'm genuinely curious  

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Out of interest Jim, why would quality of mastering or gear used to rip, be different or better for SACD as opposed to any other format? I'm genuinely curious  

 

I still think well mastered 24/96 and 24/192 are better. But SACD seems to have more consistent quality. But it also has its shortcomings regarding its proprietary nature. The only way you can rip them if with a PS3 with the firmware up to a certain point (I forgot the version of firmware required). With Vinyl it's not only the mastering itself but also how good the equipment used to rip the recordings.


Edited by lee730 - 7/15/13 at 3:40am
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I still think well mastered 24/96 and 24/192 are better. But SACD seems to have more consistent quality. But it also has its shortcomings regarding its proprietary nature. The only way you can rip them if with a PS3 with the firmware up to a certain point (I forgot the version of firmware required). With Vinyl it's not only the mastering itself but also how good the equipment used to rip the recordings.

 

Cheers, that makes sense 

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