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vacdac last won the day on April 5 2015

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    Jelco750 AT33EV/PTG2
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    Icon Audio ps 1.2
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    C.A. 851N/Alva NF
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    Oppo BDP103D/SM 6
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    C.A. SM6 + 7 more
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    XTZ AP100
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  1. The reduction in file size is not due to edges or any music content "being snipped" as you put it. FLAC/ALAC lossless is just a lot more efficiently packed & WAV more wasteful of space. You seem to be operating under some misconceptions. If you want to fo forego having better metadata, that is up to you. BTW, that is yet another misconception, as the space used by metadata is completely trivial in terms of the overall file size, when compared to the space taken by the music content.
  2. A clear typo. Should read mythology.
  3. It's a valiant try Nigel, but far wide of the mark, due to lack of experience of this type of set up I suspect & some of the eqpmt as stated by the O.P.. Firstly the Yam is a processor not an AV receiver/Amp ( if memory serves) & only has pre-outs for the front speakers & has powered outputs for the centre & rears. The OP should therefore disregard entirely re front speaker connection advice. The only connections to the front L/R speakers, should be From the Arcam, if my suggestion below does indeed work! From wot I've gleaned on the net re t' A49 it is possible to user configure one of the analogue inputs on the A49 as a Unity gain AV input, if this is correct, you would simply connect t' Yam processors front L/R pre-amp outs to this input & select this input when wanting 5.1 A/V sound. I have noted there is one input labelled A/V on the Arcam, it may already be pre configured as a Unity gain input, or you may have to refer to the manual & do it yerself. Arcam do make mention of this amp having flexible power amp options & have offered good AV integration in many of their amps for some time. When in A/V mode all five speakers will be controlled by the processors vol control, bypassing the Arcams vol control entirely. Other than that Nigel is correct in saying that connecting all two channel hifi sources directly to the Arcam is optimal & connect any A/V sources directly to t' Yam processor. The Yam should be out of circuit when The AV input is not selected, so it shouldn't really matter if it is on when listening to two channel sources. Other than the obvious fact of not wasting leccy unnecessarily. :-) The beauty of this type of setup, is the good integration, whilst allowing you to still have a fairly purist 2ch/stereo set up.
  4. BTW ....The volume control is a nice rotary unit on the facial if you eschew t' remote. It is described as a digitally encoded analogue vol unit by Audiolab & goes up/down in .5db steps, so lots of nice fine adjustment is available.
  5. I use my old Audiolab 8000AV Pre-amp/A/V Processor in just such a way in my bedroom system with Adam F5 active speakers. Very flexible with oodles of analogue & digital inputs + option of setting input sensitivity of individual analogue inputs. If you use it in 'direct/stereo' mode it is all analogue when using the analogue inputs. It does lack the more modern USB digital inputs, but I use an MF V-link with my Synology DS715 NAS outputting bit perfect digital audio as a streamer. It is a 'classic' full width component, but not high in profile so fairly easily accommodated. The digital inputs will handle up to 24bit/96Hz bit rates natively. If you can find one I reckon up to £200 would represent surprisingly good stereo SQ capability per buck, but note one recently sold on t' Bay for only £79 + postage which seems a real steal!!
  6. Given that the lions share of your ripping is likely already done, I'd question the need for a highly automated ripping solution such as Vortex Box etc. For my money I would always favour using summat with less automation. Due to the likelihood of annoying metadata errors here & there & missing artwork etc. Carefully checking everything at this point when the metadata has been retrieved from whatever sources & making amendments at this point, is one of the best long term time savers there is for streaming IME. Paying for DBpoweramp if you don't already have it & getting a replacement but higher spec CPU & RAM NAS box would get my vote for a solution offering longer term support.
  7. Automatic click removal tools tend to be a bit dumbass. The correct placement is often a little hit 'n miss, as is the width of the repair. Best methodology is manual placement & dragging of width & listening in real time. The peak amplitude of most clicks is so tiny (you are working on teeny tiny areas at massive levels of zoom) that if done in the correct painstaking all manual manner, most repairs should be totally inaudible. Patches are a lot more tricky as you are working over a much wider area & you have three different methods to try, all with a wide scope of adjustable parameters, with boost & cut of levels, sometimes patches can be inaudible too, but they are a lot tougher to get a satisfactory result. Sometimes for the most elusive pops 'n clicks that are sometimes really tricky to track down I will highlight a small area & run the automatics simply to place some markers for correct placement of manual repairs. With the correct tools & working in realtime, human eyes, ears & judgement are still very hard to beat!!!
  8. Science is hardly new for hells sake. Nor is it a religion you div. Otherwise, carry on with your dogmatic entrenched trolling of Serge at every opportunity.
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