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Originally Posted by Wapiti View Post

But I do not know how iBasso designed the critter. We can only speak theoretically that there should be no difference.
There are some educated guesses that we can make based on what iBasso has told us and what we've seen and experienced. For example, iBasso has stated that volume control is handled in the digital domain. This is corroborated by the fact that there are no potentiometers on the board. There are no ADC circuits on the board; the analog signal coming out of the DAC looks analog all the way through to the headphone and line out jacks. From this I can write with some certainty that headphone voltage gain happens well after volume adjustment. Now you can read up on gain and what effects it has in amplifier systems.

And then put it aside and figure out what sounds good to you. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8747 of 15257

If you have been following along, I previously addressed what you are now describing with the same assumptions - including how digital volume controls work and gain staging.  Old news. :p

 

I also suggested a number of times that listeners simply try things out at find out if they have any preferences.

 

But you are very clever and we appreciate the reminder as well.

post #8748 of 15257
Thread Starter 
He is a well versed member with a passion for all kinds of phenomena, electro mechanical and not to forget software/firmware design. So far you have been pretty good explaining the different features of the DX50 and this kind of skills is valuable. Keep us educated and informed.
post #8749 of 15257

anyone having trouble with album art showing with the 1.2.6 fw?  It used to always show now it doesnt

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

anyone having trouble with album art showing with the 1.2.6 fw?  It used to always show now it doesnt

Go back few pages I outlined the solution.

Delete the .audio_data directory on your sd card. I assume you use an external card. When you are done, pop the card out and back in. Rescan the card and your problem is solved.
post #8751 of 15257
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Go back few pages I outlined the solution.

Delete the .audio_data directory on your sd card. I assume you use an external card. When you are done, pop the card out and back in. Rescan the card and your problem is solved.

 

kew, now my scan is taking forever.  hmmmm..... 

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I am way behind in this thread but I want to put some gapless myths that I am reading on here to rest.
Certain programs accurately record the required gapless information when ripping CDs. These include iTunes and also EAC when you tell the latter to create Cue sheets.
With EAC, once you have ripped using Cue sheets, you do not have to include the Cue sheet in the playback file to get accurate gapless playback with a supporting DAP or computer program.
This gapless information can be included in a multitude of file formats including but not limited to FLAC, ALAC, MP3 and AAC. (I am not sure about WAV since I never use it.)
DAPs and programs that can accurately play tracks incorporating gapless information include any iPod or iPhone, any DAP running Rockbox, iTunes and Foobar among others. (I believe that the AK100 and AK120 also support gapless playback.)
There is cross-compatibility between all of the above ripping and playback programs/DAPs. Therefore there is no reason why the DX50 cannot do gapless playback accurately if the firmware is updated to include this feature. It may not be easy to program but it is possible. 1.2.5 was already close to perfect but not quite. It was pretty darn good; bring the feature back please.
Just saying...   :-)

 

Edit: I should add that ripping gapless and playing back gapless refers to accurately rendering the precise amount of silence, or the absence of silence, between consecutive tracks - In other words, a multi-track playback experience that accurately recreates that of the original CD.


Edited by cooperpwc - 12/15/13 at 8:50pm
post #8753 of 15257
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
Certain programs accurately record the required gapless information when ripping CDs. These include iTunes and also EAC when you tell the latter to create Cue sheets.
With EAC, once you have ripped using Cue sheets, you do not have to include the Cue sheet in the playback file to get accurate gapless playback with a supporting DAP or computer program.

 

There is absolutely no reason to create a Cue sheet when ripping a CD with EAC (at least when it comes to FLAC and WAV files).  I have ripped hundreds of CDs with EAC in the last 15 years.  Never once created a cue sheet.  Never once had a problem with gapless playback on any system that supports it propertly (Foobar, Rockbox, etc.)


Edited by jj69 - 12/15/13 at 8:53pm
post #8754 of 15257
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There is absolutely no reason to create a Cue sheet when ripping a CD with EAC.  I have ripped hundreds of CDs with EAC in the last 15 years.  Never once created a cue sheet.  Never once had a problem with gapless playback on any system that supports it propertly (Foobar, Rockbox, etc.)

 

Thanks. this was the one part that I was not sure about. Oddly when I ripped to FLAC in EAC without Cue sheets many years ago, it did not properly preserve the gapless information. When I added Cue sheets to future rips, it did. I am not sure what I was doing wrong the first time around.

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Thanks. this was the one part that I was not sure about. Oddly when I ripped to FLAC in EAC without Cue sheets many years ago, it did not properly preserve the gapless information. When I added Cue sheets to future rips, it did. I am not sure what I was doing wrong the first time around.

 

Perhaps an earlier version of EAC?  Or maybe a CD-ROM drive that didn't support it?  Not sure. 

post #8756 of 15257
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

 

Perhaps an earlier version of EAC? 

 

Maybe. That was around 2007...

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

kew, now my scan is taking forever.  hmmmm..... 

My my my patience my friend, the music library needs to be rebuilt from scratch so your nice cover arts can be picked up. It's only a one off thing after that the scan will be inexistent unless you add additional songs but then should be relatively quick.

How's your DX50 now? wink.gif
post #8758 of 15257
Thread Starter 
This is just some suggestions for building your library and possibly save some scanning time when the DX50 needs to do an initial scan (will happen because the library is still split on the internal and external sd, if you switch card it will rescan):

Keep simple directory structures not deep.
Keep your file names short
Keep your tag information concise

I know it's not always possible to do that because of the real world out there but if you can, the scanning should be more manageable. This is just some suggestions so please don't bite my head with it does not make any difference. If you think so then don't follow my advice and be free to do what you think is right.
Edited by musicheaven - 12/16/13 at 3:50am
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Are there any plans for this in future firmware updates?
When playing All Music in Random mode, next song button chooses a random song, Last song button actually plays the Last Song instead of choosing another random song. I fat finger the pause button and hit Next when its in my pocket sometimes and I cant go back to it...

Thats my only complain about this player so far smily_headphones1.gif
post #8760 of 15257
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Originally Posted by MCImes View Post

Are there any plans for this in future firmware updates?
When playing All Music in Random mode, next song button chooses a random song, Last song button actually plays the Last Song instead of choosing another random song. I fat finger the pause button and hit Next when its in my pocket sometimes and I cant go back to it...

Thats my only complain about this player so far smily_headphones1.gif


Isn't that how a random playback suppose to work? The forward button should play a random song and the backward button should remember the previously played tracks in case you want to listen to previous songs again? Why would you need 2 buttons to play tracks in random?

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