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  1. yay101

    [GUIDE] NEWB guide to Bit-Perfect Linux audio.

    All correct. The meaning of autospawn has changed from spawn on boot to spawn on boot OR as required by applications which is obviously the better long term solution. Alsa has also obviously come a long way even listing USB devices by USB manufacturer then number so referencing a USB card in...
  2. yay101

    [GUIDE] NEWB guide to Bit-Perfect Linux audio.

    You are correct noknok23, changing the volume digitally does defeat the purpose of bit perfect audio as it by definition has to do modifications to the stream to adjust the volume and calculate the new bits. HOWEVER the difference may very well be inaudible right down to less than half volume...
  3. yay101

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Pulses default resampling and mixing settings are rubbish. Especially way back on14.04.
  4. yay101

    Let's Discuss Your Raspberry Pi Setups

    Huge buffer sizes usually just delay playback while the buffer fills. Many devices use a buffer option that allows playback during filling to negate this. Buffers sizes over a whole lossless song are IMO pointless. Turning off swap and mounting root as read only can save SD cards from damage...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    MQA's biggest problem is the "extra information" in the files would be unpacked by free audio players in no time, that's why they want the money up front. "But what about the profiling for individual DACs" you say. If your DAC is so innacurate it needs profiles to sound right you need a new...
  6. yay101

    Swamp Industries - AUS custom cables with free shipping

    http://www.swamp.net.au Just wanted to share my love for this local company and their products. I use their interconnects everywhere I can including some custom made cables for types they didn't stock but I wanted (dual rca splitters for use in my vehicles sound system ). Everything is exactly...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    There is a definite point of diminishing returns, and I feel it's about the $3 per meter mark (AUD). I have some cables of various types from eBay with 99cents and free postage that sound noticeably worse than any of my other cables splitters and joiners to the point my girlfriend could blind...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Streaming is killing downloads. I only buy records for the cool large artwork and flac download link, majority of them will never spin.
  9. yay101

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Disable pulse and everything will use alsa in a first come first served basis. Pretty sure there are players with alsa support our of the box though, Clementine comes to mind.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I've only seen these devices on diy audio forums. Probably because of that fat Price. They had better have used a fantastic pot!
  11. yay101

    What computer speakers to get?

    It's way more complicated than I'm making it sound but: Class A always running, newer designs use Smart switching techniques to flick over to a class B stage when no draw is occuring (idle). Class A/B actually uses the class A side for amplification at lower volumes, then when the power is...
  12. yay101

    What computer speakers to get?

    You can always measure to be sure, but most A/B Amps will use negligible amounts of power at idle, and smartly designed class A will "power down" when not in use to a B class type backup. In either case we are talking 1-10 Watts draw. Older Amps are known to both have no idle mode and require...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    That's true, I also feel a certain level of the genius whether one off or by design in engineering is art. As a software engineer I used to have my desktop covered in "art" which was snippets of code that solved real problems in elegant ways, regardless of usefulness outside of specific use...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I've never heard an amp that didn't sound better "modded" to bypass adjustment gear, for that reason I am in the complete opposite camp. If it has eq built in it better have a button to skip it all or a sale option that straight up leaves it all out. New school all the way.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I'm just waiting on user reviews before I send more money across the hemispheres. I will miss by bifrost uber, but I feel like it will find a good home in my home theatre system.
  16. yay101

    Does plex stream lossless?

    Upnp does lossless and is a drop in replacement.
  17. yay101

    Who's using a DAC (Dedicated Audio Computer)?

    I wouldn't take anything from the well tempered computer as the ultimate truth, a lot of it was questionable when it was released and is even worse now.
  18. yay101

    Who's using a DAC (Dedicated Audio Computer)?

    Just get a PI + hifiberry. Will sound as good as a dedicated PC and will cost (relative) peanuts and take 10 minutes to install.
  19. yay101

    Apple Music... Seriously?

    Its apple, they are probably doing some EQ and not telling you about it.
  20. yay101

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    You may need to create it. Pulseaudio by default controls alsa on ubuntu through extra libraries. As the name suggests this is the current settings and is generated by alsa when it starts, you should never put information IN this file, it is for output purposes and apart from in the absence...
  21. yay101

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Hey there, firstly.   Tweaking /var/lib/alsa/asound.state will do nothing as it is created by alsa.   This is alsa's global config file. /etc/asound.conf   Between this file and /etc/mpd.conf you should be able to do everything you want.   Your asound.conf will need to read something...
  22. yay101

    ALAC to AIFF

    Exactly. Instead I suggest flac based on its space saving properties, great platform support and great tools for archival purposes including integrity checking.
  23. yay101

    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    The problem is its not as easy. To add casting playback to a music app is as simple as copy/ pasting the api into your app and adjusting for your media type. As soon as you want to do DSP you have to manually write the library to do so yourself, and as its one area I haven't looked into android...
  24. yay101

    ALAC to AIFF

    Any codec can be converted to any codec, and lossless to lossless will always sound the same as the original files. If you are looking at lossless the smartest option is flac as it is playable on just about everything and isn't tied to any platform. If you want to convert files on windows most...
  25. yay101

    Your Ideas, Workflows & Software to check-in checkout and manage Music/ Audio collection between NAS, External Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Portable Devices i.e. iOS/ iPhone/ iPad?

    Google play music's upload your own music service for mobile playback. Rsync for syncing anything to/from the nas. Simple static ip's set for various mobile devices in the house, the nas periodically checks if the device is on the network and if it is starts a sync based on my own settings...
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