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  1. Podtweaker

    7th Gen (2009) iPod Classic 160 SQ

    Quote: Are you sure the Onkyo & Audio-Technica docks also have digital out ? While they may sound good you will still be using the DAC inside the Ipod & it will remain a DAP rather than a "transport" unless you can access the digital signal to a DAC of your choice. Wadia, could really...
  2. Podtweaker

    S:flo2 impressions thread

    Quote: Yeah, I guess I'm just being a little lazy as I don't care for compressed files in any shape or form & all the music I put on my DAPs(I hate calling these things MP3 players because I wouldn't use it if that's all they would play) is from my CDs or Higher Rez music files! I tried...
  3. Podtweaker

    What is the best mp3 player in terms of best sound quality in your opinion?

    Sorry, but your rant(& anyone elses) about "hi-end" portable for the 'train ride' (or whatever) misses the whole point when the discussion is about available SQ. Just because this is where you tend to do your 'MP3 player'(I refuse to ever listen to listen to MP3 or any 'lossy' bit rates, I tried...
  4. Podtweaker

    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by VicAjax And if those bits aren't converted to analogue until they reach the outboard DAC, there is very little that will affect the sound (some would argue nothing) between the transport and the DAC. So it would be somewhat doubtful the sound difference...
  5. Podtweaker

    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by VicAjax I'm with Sherwood... Bits is bits. The digital information contained in the iPod, as long as it's lossless, is no different from the information contained in a good (or bad) CDP. As long as those bits are delivered properly, the iPod itself shouldn't...
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    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sherwood I think we're perhaps not on the same page. An iPod couldn't be called a digital transport at all if you're not getting a digital signal from it, which only a very few devices are capable of delivering. I agree that there are shortcomings to the...
  7. Podtweaker

    Which lossless codec uses least resources on iPod?

    I would think that the processing resources of Ipods are fairly basic as compared to a PC due to the limited amount of RAM that can be dedicated to any particular function on these portable devices(I could be completely wrong about this, but it seems logical to me). I think that each codec must...
  8. Podtweaker

    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by oghoter Am I alone trying active speakers. getting nice results. Not to put a damper on your enthusiasm for your active speakers, you may get more dialogue on them in one of the other forums over here as this is the "Portable Source Gear" Forum. (I do...
  9. Podtweaker

    cnet is dumb

    If you really want to find out who the cnet reviews are geared toward ,just take a ride to your local Best Buy(Ewwwh, yeah I know! be honest you buy stuff there). I dare you to not go into a hysterical fit of laughter at some of the questions people ask (& quite often, the reply from the sales...
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    Can someone explain to me what a troll is & it's intended purpose?

    Quote: Originally Posted by adrift I'm assuming you're very new, or at least, not very familiar with Message Forums. The use of the word "troll" on this particular forum is a bit hyperbolic sometimes, and not always indicative of the typical message board troll. Usually a troll does not...
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    Can someone explain to me what a troll is & it's intended purpose?

    Honestly, the only reason I asked is that people seem to ask(or state) if something seems to be a "troll" to them . I consider most of what I read as nothing more than opinions. I may agree or disagree,but I don't see where anything warrants a "Is this a troll?". Unless you are missing some...
  12. Podtweaker

    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Faye I'm having the same problem as your RunCore with a KingSpec drive, I suspect it is not responding as expected to requests to abort transfers or park heads. I've sent them an email asking for help/firmware before I put the drive on e-bay. I suspect...
  13. Podtweaker

    Best portable headphones for people who dislike IEMs?

    Your best bet is to find a local music store that has a 'Pro-Sound' section & see if they will let you try some HPs w/ your player in the store! Guitar Centers, Sam Ash & other stores of this variety usually have a selection of Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics,Shure etc. due to the fact these companies...
  14. Podtweaker

    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    I think the MR1 is probably more well known among musicians than it is among music listeners. Home recording of music in the "digital" age(beyond transfering files from one device to another) is'nt nearly as commonly done as it was in years past. That this little wonder is also a phoenomenal...
  15. Podtweaker

    Lossless Question?

    When it comes to hearing differences between lossy & lossless files I don't know how many people take into consideration that a lot of recordings may not have much "appearent" resolution to warrant using more musical playback information. In other words how much ambient information is available...
  16. Podtweaker

    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by oghoter Well done, Podtweaker! I immediately tried with the blue zif end trimmed, like you, and it seems to be ok now. However the thin black lock bar on the hdd end came apart and now i cannot get it back in place. The "comb" should face down, but does it...
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    So, how far away are we from seeing 64g CF cards that are reasonably priced?

    Well, I was able to upgrade my Korg to an 80g Hdd (74.5g capacity after the Korg formatted the drive) so there is no great rush for me to go the CF route for now. SSD looks pretty interesting also & if is compatible w/ these players it looks like it might be an even easier conversion than CF. Oh...
  18. Podtweaker

    So, how far away are we from seeing 64g CF cards that are reasonably priced?

    Quote: Originally Posted by big-fi y'all can't even tell the difference.. stop acting like you can. What are you talking about? Do you even know what a CF card is? That's what my posting is about!!! I've always believed if you asked a simple question you would get a simple...
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    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    SUCCESS!!!! I now have a 74.5g capacity Korg MR-1(after formatting the 80gig Toshiba mk8025gal HDD). The problems I was having stemmed from the zif cable connection to the Korg motherboard connector. The thing I noticed about the stock zif cable connecting the original Hitachi Hdd to the Korg...
  20. Podtweaker

    So, how far away are we from seeing 64g CF cards that are reasonably priced?

    Quote: Originally Posted by ericj OK, well, your Korg might play those at their original word length and sample rate, but AFAIK every other DAP in the world (except maybe the hifiman?) will resample them. There is no "might play them" about it, the Korg will & does play them...
  21. Podtweaker

    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    On several occasions upon openning up the case of the Korg & lifting up the Tosh drive , the zif connection to the motherboard has been disturbed & not as properly positioned & locked in place as I am positive I placed it before closing the case back no matter how carefully I've attempted to...
  22. Podtweaker

    Best portable audio for sound quality

    If we are talking about pure SQ nothing can touch the Korg MR-1,it has hi-rez playback capability. If we are talking about CD Redbook standard/Wav (which is the best any other "player" can do),Zunes' playing playing WMA lossless sound at least as good as other PDAPs playing Wav. The Korg MR-1 is...
  23. Podtweaker

    Line out signals on IpodsIphones.. do any of them get it right?

    The thing you have to remember is that the amount of Ipod/Iphone users who are as concerned (or better yet knowledgeable enough to know) about what would make these better audio players isn't even a blip on the Apple radar screen. How many "non-audio nut" people do you know who think...
  24. Podtweaker

    Is burning in a headphone using an mp3 player bad for the player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by average_joe Yea, MP3 players really shouldn't play MP3s, bad things can happen man! My sister's boyfriend's cousin's brother's friend's grandma was smoking and listening to her MP3 player in bed and the MP3 player caught fire and burned her place down...
  25. Podtweaker

    zune120+AUDIOBOOKS..HOW?????????

    Quote: Originally Posted by midoo1990 ok guys, i really need your help. i have zune 120 and i subscribed to audible.com and got some audiobooks.i downloaded AudibleManager for the zune and it recognizes it, but whenever i try to upload books from the program and drag it to the zune...
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