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Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #690 on: November 04, 2019, 10:14:12 PM »
Sounds like a blast!

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Capital Audio Fest brief report
« Reply #691 on: November 04, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
I forgot to say, that we had a whole lot of fun! I highly encourage you to go next year.  And it'll take you at least all day Saturday and until they close on Sunday to maybe get through it all....    And I forgot to mention that there are a whole floor of album vendors.... pretty cool. I bought at least 10 or 12 myself!
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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #692 on: November 05, 2019, 09:22:59 AM »
Awesome!  I'm going to try to go next year.  That sounds like a ton of fun

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #693 on: November 05, 2019, 09:37:22 AM »

How many hours did he have in that?   I'm seriously guessing he made less than $6 an hour.   I know how much work cleaning and sorting is.   If he is a 45 guy and enjoyed the effort that's great.   I'm an LP guy and would have to research anything that wasn't absolutely common.   I don't know much about singles.

He's retired and doesn't think in terms of per hour. He's the weird kind that looks at it as a challenge. I could never do it.

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #694 on: November 05, 2019, 09:51:02 AM »

How many hours did he have in that?   I'm seriously guessing he made less than $6 an hour.   I know how much work cleaning and sorting is.   If he is a 45 guy and enjoyed the effort that's great.   I'm an LP guy and would have to research anything that wasn't absolutely common.   I don't know much about singles.

He's retired and doesn't think in terms of per hour. He's the weird kind that looks at it as a challenge. I could never do it.

Cool.   That's what it would take.

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #695 on: November 05, 2019, 12:56:08 PM »
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« Reply #696 on: November 05, 2019, 05:32:16 PM »
Yep.   I have accumulated a rather large vinyl collection and I have done it at a modest profit.

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #697 on: November 06, 2019, 06:09:34 AM »
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help with playing file based music
« Reply #699 on: November 09, 2019, 10:25:11 AM »
I am using a dedicated lower level Leveno laptop with Fidelizer and JRiver, and a Mytech Brooklyn DAC to play file music. I'm just not happy with the sound although it is much better than when I was using the Schitt DAC. Looking for suggestions on what I need to change to take it to the next level... Have thought the problem could be the laptop? Should I buy an Apple product? if so which one?  As you know I was at Capital Audio Fest and heard many systems playing files, mostly off of iPads and pads of some kind.... a few were hard wired.
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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #700 on: November 09, 2019, 11:00:40 AM »
Bits is bits.   I don't know why the laptop would really affect the sound.   What types of files are they?   MP3?   Perhaps you are getting all there is to get out of them.

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #701 on: November 09, 2019, 11:02:42 AM »
Maybe try taking Fidelizer out of the signal path and see what you think.   Sometimes optimizers do as much harm as good.

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #702 on: November 09, 2019, 05:22:09 PM »
I've tried it both ways and and find it has helped.
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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #703 on: November 09, 2019, 07:28:05 PM »
A few things could possibly affect the sound, but I doubt the laptop as much things after the laptop.

USB speed, if it's not at least USB2 it could having trouble keeping up? Harddrive could be another longshot, I've switched over to solid state drives and found things run apps  load and save much quicker/smoother. Had a Macbook Pro with 5400RPM drive and it was near unusable, now it gets daily use in the garage. RAM, this is the be all, end all, go to answer for ALL computer problems, like caps on audio gear!  ::) If the laptop generally works ok, then I'd leave it be and look down the chain.

I'm an Apple guy and switching to their laptops for just playing files will only lighten your wallet...A LOT. Perhaps an iPad might be an option, but I'd do research on what apps you'd need for hi res playback, anything over 24-bit/96kHz won't play without a 3rd party app.

My garage setup sounds horrid right now, I need to do a speaker shuffle and delete the crappier files off the laptop. I'm mainly working in there and running tools, so it has to sound good LOUD!

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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #704 on: November 09, 2019, 07:44:30 PM »
I too am a Mac fan.  I listen to Tidal with an ipad plugged into a Cambridge Audio black box that converts the ipads firewire output and feeds it via a coaxial signal to my dac (up to 24/192 as I understand things).  To my old ears, this sounds equal to and sometimes maybe even better than my vinyl rig.  I would like to hear the truly hi-rez stuff, but don't feel a need to spend more money to get there.  However, I reserve the right to change my mind, or upon a proper hi-rez audition, have it changed for me.
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