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All you have to do for a distillery tour is walk in the door. They are happy to show you the process.
It was pretty cool. Organic Distillery....... Tasting is not for the light hearted.
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That's probably a good plan. Not sure how late the distillery stays open.
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I thought they were closed on the weekend is all. I'll head over this time for sure.
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Planning to attend. -AB

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I am not around the business park on the weekends much myself. Since I went dry to lose my big fat gut a year ago I have not been keeping much track of the local facilities' hours. I think their hours are somewhat seasonal, and now that the weather is getting better they may be open. I'll ask Keith or Charlie today. I'm sure the brewery will be open. The winery might be open for an hour or two also.
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Blast!  Gonna be in phoenix that weekend 

If anyone from Portland wants to take the OPPO PM-1 to the meet with them and return it back to me, send me a PM. 

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So who has new gear to bring to the meet? I have a few things Im working on... What does everybody else have going on?


I'll bring the Benchmark DAC2 HGC, the iFi iUSB power supply and the Light Harmonic Lightspeed USB cable.

Stan

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Any ideas on how we're getting these songs for the masses?

I for one have no problem with Spotify. Their paid service of $10/mo allows 320kbps ogg vorbis downloads. A playlist can be made and shared on there. (Will there be internet WiFi at Bottlehead?)


Not interested in anything lossy.

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Not interested in anything lossy.


I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... :L3000: 


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I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... :L3000: 



That'd be interesting!

I have almost exclusively moved on to listening on Spotify

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 The winery might be open for an hour or two also.

Need to drunk quick, ha ha, just kidding.

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I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... L3000.gif  
320k is soo etched. It'd be easy to tell on my system, but I'll give it a try for sure. 256 and lower is probably harder. Depends how nicely the DAC plays FLAC. Sound stage and instrument separation go away but most DACs aren't very good at that. I can pick out my 24 bit songs pretty easily on my system. I have a bunch of Van Halen tracks in 44.1 and 96. At the same time, all my female Jazz hires tracks sound 16 bit to me. There's not enough going on to notice the difference. Well anyway, I'm game.
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Yeah, just giving everyone a heads up. We watch people come up to their door, look at the posted hours and find it locked up every week. It's kinda like you have to be on some special list to know when they will really be open. I think they are pretty much just making the wine in that space and using the cooperatively run tasting room in downtown Winslow.

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I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... :L3000: 

 

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320k is soo etched. It'd be easy to tell on my system, but I'll give it a try for sure. 256 and lower is probably harder. Depends how nicely the DAC plays FLAC. Sound stage and instrument separation go away but most DACs aren't very good at that. I can pick out my 24 bit songs pretty easily on my system. I have a bunch of Van Halen tracks in 44.1 and 96. At the same time, all my female Jazz hires tracks sound 16 bit to me. There's not enough going on to notice the difference. Well anyway, I'm game.


Nice! I'm hoping to at least to get 10 people, if you want to partake speak up!

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Originally Posted by BIG POPPA View Post

So who has new gear to bring to the meet? I have a few things Im working on... What does everybody else have going on?


I'll bring the Benchmark DAC2 HGC, the iFi iUSB power supply and the Light Harmonic Lightspeed USB cable.
Stan
I'd be interested in blind testing the $1k Light Harmonic cable to a $1 MonoPrice cable. I invested in a Light Speed Jr. cable and I would like to know whether nor not I just wasted my money on some really nice snake oil.



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Not interested in anything lossy.


I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... L3000.gif  
I'd be interested, though I've failed many times in the past, so I'm not expecting to hear a difference now.



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I was thinking of doing a Spotify offline content vs Foobar + FLAC blind test. I think I might set it up, the Mad Dog 3.2 with alpha pads does well isolating outside noises and should make for a good tester. Source will be Yulong D100 and onboard amp.

Any members willing to do a 10min blind test? Results can be anonymous and for entertainment purposes only... L3000.gif  
320k is soo etched. It'd be easy to tell on my system, but I'll give it a try for sure. 256 and lower is probably harder. Depends how nicely the DAC plays FLAC. Sound stage and instrument separation go away but most DACs aren't very good at that. I can pick out my 24 bit songs pretty easily on my system. I have a bunch of Van Halen tracks in 44.1 and 96. At the same time, all my female Jazz hires tracks sound 16 bit to me. There's not enough going on to notice the difference. Well anyway, I'm game.
Interesting. I think you're the first person I've seen who says there's a difference between 24-bit and 16-bit audio. What do you think of something like this then?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/415361/24bit-vs-16bit-the-myth-exploded

Have you tried blind tests between 24/xx and the same file downsampled to 16/xx?
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