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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

NHL wrote:

Do you reckon this to be Hi-Fi  Smile ?

 

Nope. Airplay uses too much compression for that. No matter how good the speaker, you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

 

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I knew Airplay had to compress video, but I thought it was effectively lossless for audio.

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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

I've got a question re: volume

 

I can adjust colume in iTunes, or on the A7 remote. Does it make a difference which one I use?

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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

Twill wrote:
I knew Airplay had to compress video, but I thought it was effectively lossless for audio.

 

airplay can only do 16/44, cannot do HD such as 24/96 or 24/192

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Hi all

I read someone mentioned dm601, here's a little story

I recently upgraded my speakers from dm601 to cm5. I had the dm601 for almost twenty years so gave them to my sister but after a couple of sessions with cm5 I began to miss the sound of my old speakers. CM5 s are wonderful speakers perhaps much better than the 601s but I felt I would have to have them back so I had to buy my sister a new pair of speakers BA A26. I got the dm601 set up in conservatory I bought the yamaha as500 and Marantz cd6004 to complete the system. 

Those cm5 cost me a lot more than thier actual price tag.

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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

Helmut80 wrote:

Twill wrote:
I knew Airplay had to compress video, but I thought it was effectively lossless for audio.

 

airplay can only do 16/44, cannot do HD such as 24/96 or 24/192

16/44 is still lossless for cd quality music. 

The question is whether, if streaming 16/44 over AirPlay, is there any compression used.

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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

As far as I'm aware, AirPlay does not modify the source (it does not compress). So you get what the source is.

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Smile The Cure non-stop, the 2011 festival album.  Smile

Robert Smith is said to be very into the mixing of the music. Snare drums sounding great. Kurzweil synth sound signature in each melody.

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RE: B&W A5 and A7 auditioned

aniskg what about the A26? they are also very nice speakers..ever thought about getting those "back" also? :clap:  I joke here but I kind of have a passion for every bit of gear I buy. Cannot depart with any

 

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