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  1. AudiocRavings: Can't Tell an MP3 from a FLAC? You Might Need A Better Tweeter

    Staff A-V Insights
    AudiocRavings, by Wayne Myers: 2 - Can't Tell an MP3 from a FLAC? You Might Need A Better Tweeter It's Easy - Under The Right Conditions Recently I was at Dennis Young's place - Tesseract - listening to various tunes via Tidal Streaming over his Vapor Audio Sundog (Black) speakers, with their...
  2. Flac vs Mp3 Quality

    Audio Processing
    Is it worth to download huge size flac over small size mp3 playing on 2.1ch speakers and headphone?does it make any difference to music quality experience?
  3. Will an Oppo 103 play FLAC from a USB connected Hard Drive?

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Question in the title. BACKGROUND: I have a back up of my music collection (in both FLAC & 320bps mp3) on an external Seagate 1TB HD (USB 3.0). On a whim I connected it to a ~2yr old Samsung BD-C5500 BluRay player USB input. The Samsung C5500 sees all the HD folders and plays the mp3...
  4. One FLAC, so many volume controls......

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    When reproducing digital files we often have to deal with 2 to 3 volume controls: 1) The media player (Windows Media, J River, Winamp, etc.) 2) The PC (in your Desktop Taskbar, not always the same as above) 3) The amplifier (receiver, active speakers, headphone amp, etc) Can anyone chime in on...
  5. FLAC vs WAV which is better?

    Audio Processing
    I'm not exactly sure this is the right place for this question but here goes. For high definition music, 44.1Kz/24bit - 192Kz/24bit, which format is better, FLAC or WAV and why? Thanks, MIke
  6. New version of FLAC encoder, first update in almost 6 years

    Audio Processing
    FLAC development moved to Xiph.org last year, here is a link to the main FLAC page there. However, although they have announced the release of new version of FLAC - ver 1.3.0 - and have updated the source code, the executables from their downloads page have NOT all (any?) been updated, except...
  7. what to buy if i have only flac and mp3s on usb peddrive laptop and network hdd

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    hello people, i am on the verge of getting a pair of kef r900 floor standers and an ANTHEM integrated 225 amplifier. so far so good.What im really confused about is that i have a music in flac and mp3s either on my 128gb usb pendrive and my laptop and nas hdd. i have no CDs.so what route...
  8. Denon popcorn time flac playback

    Audio Processing
    I have a new a300 and a Denon 2809 receiver. Unfortunately they don't play well together with 24/96 and 192 flacs. These are down loads from hdtracks so I know they are good and I have ruled out network issues by playing them straight from USB. Sybas is stating they believe it to be a handshake...
  9. wont play a certain flac file

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hey There, i have the avpa1hd processor and i have downloaded an audio flac file to my computer and put it on a usb stick, and when i put it in the processor to lay it reads file format error. But it plays on my computer with no problem. All my other flac files on my usb stick play on the avp...
  10. USB, FLAC and Cd Quality

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi all, 1. I am ripping CDs to FLAC and saving on 1TB external HD. 2. I bought Onkyo TXNR609 AV Receiver because it has USB input and plays FLAC. 3. On test, the FLAC did not live up to the SQ of the original CD played on Cambridge Audio 650BD through the same receiver. 4. What could be the...
  11. Onkyo TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007 and TX-NR5007 THX Ultra2 Plus 9.2 Channel Receivers: Official Thread

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Onkyo TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007 and TX-NR5007 THX™ Ultra2 Plus™ Certified 9.2 Channel Network Receivers: Official Thread http://www.onkyousa.com/images/common/product_images/Receiver/TX-NR5007(B)MDC_FR.jpg TX-NR5007 Top-of-the-Line Networking Powerhouse Sets the Standard As Onkyo’s flagship...
  12. Vinyl Recording Project, WAV vs. FLAC and Software Miscellaeny

    AV Home Theater
    Hi All! So I am getting started to record my vinyl, not a huge amount, maybe 100 albums. I have the ION USB turntable, not happy with Audacity s/w (too complicated) or EZVinyl (too basic/unforgiving). I researched last week and decided on Roxio RecordNow Music Lab 10. I'm pretty happy with...