There's a real lesson there that might help to avoid complacency in othersThanks Gray, cheers, yeah one of the luckier ones, still waiting for the last 5% to shift off before I do a real dance of joy, but confident it will. I actually had my jab 2 weeks before I fell ill. Going by the incubation period I think I was likely to have picked up the virus 1 week after I had vaccine, so the vaccine hadnt had enough enough time to do its thing. Apparently it takes 2-3 weeks for the vaccine to work.
Sorry for late reply (to all), have been recovering from covid and getting back to work. Thankfully it wasnt too bad, but enough to keep me off work for a couple of weeks (would have taken time off even if hadnt needed to isolate). 95% over it now.....
Yeah, so the benefits I was envisaging were that I can clearly hear the difference on my system from regular bluetooth to Aptx, to was presuming I would hear subtle but significant differences in other digital source upgrades. Was thinking that as people are into Hi-res music, and most people seem to be saying that there is a difference between this and CD quality, so I was thinking could you not then put those Hi-res files straight onto disc, to be played, albeit on an upgraded player. And if there is no difference in quality, then why is Hi-res a thing?
Cheers appreciate the reply. Don't worry about however long it took.Hi Insider, it wasnt actually me (OP) replying to your original question, but what would I expect to hear? Well I was thinking of hearing the same step up in performance that other people hear from CD up to Hi-res files. Maybe slightly more analogue sound, more nuances in music.
Aptx HD goes up to 24/48. Does this mean it can potentially sound as good as wired listening at this level?
Turns out you can choose with the OPPO, so I spent half an hour trying to get it set up properly - time wasted alas. The output was quiet, and had an echo in it that was present whichever layer was chosen. Utterly inconclusive.Do some players allow you to choose which layer is read? The OPPO defaults to SACD, so doesn't give the option (unless it's buried somewhere in the menus - and even if it is the MF player is better with CD, so not sure there's a point in my trying). That'd make for interesting double blind testing.
Couldn't see where best to ask this question.... but as title, could CD's ever go hi-res quality and move up bitrate and sampling levels, and if not why not? Simple question i'm sure.
I have seen something called, "MQA CD". That is supposed to have higher quality playback with the CDs playable on standard players. But sadly, I haven't seen much choice.Couldn't see where best to ask this question.... but as title, could CD's ever go hi-res quality and move up bitrate and sampling levels, and if not why not? Simple question i'm sure.
Recalling your initial question, regarding the 12cm disc, I notice companies adopting D+M's SACD-M3 transport mechanism e.g. dCs & Playback Designs.Couldn't see where best to ask this question.... but as title, could CD's ever go hi-res quality and move up bitrate and sampling levels, and if not why not? Simple question i'm sure.
What should I try? Mains leads don't affect performance because they can't. You've been had old chap.TrevC,
You are obviously a discerning gentleman, so would highly recommend that you try some rather than spouting relentless, dismissive, mocking criticism at other people’s choices. As we do not know your set up, have to guess that it highly resolving and thus would make even small improvements obvious If they make no difference to your system, fair enough, but I have no regrets whatsoever in adding them to mine. My ears, my money and very happy indeed with my SQ
I've just started trying Exact Audio Copy on the PC. Seems to work rather well, though takes a lot of faffing going through the myriad settings and that is with a walkthrough to guide me.IMHO it's a lot of faffing about. You get the best sound from a CD by ripping it with error correction on to lossless files. Then move the lossless files to a USB device or stream them lossless to your audio system. Simply eliminate the spinning disc from the equation.
EAC is a very good piece of software, been using it for years with great success. Once you've entered your drive details and selected user preferences it's really easy to use, plus has plenty of tools at your disposal. Does exactly the same job as dBPoweramp, but it's free. I've had several used CDs which my player has refused to play but EAC managed to rip them all. I run it in the test and copy setting.I've just started trying Exact Audio Copy on the PC. Seems to work rather well, though takes a lot of faffing going through the myriad settings and that is with a walkthrough to guide me.
On the first CD I tried ripping to FLAC with EAC, it found 988 more samples than the existing rip, suggesting the old rip may have been lacking some detail. Whether that would be noticeable is another matter...
BTW, I ran the rip twice and it found the same number of samples both times. It also spent some time error correcting in the same place both times, despite the CD being spotless.