Hi, Asus 1008ha, practically silent in operation and very low power consumption, probably less than a Nas. The Winamp .dll bypass plug in also free and a one step job, I think the Asio also needs a driver install?
not exactly, the asio is a replacement soundsystem if you like, so it is the driver as well. Generally when people talk about sending things out bit perfect etc, asio is one of the systems used.
Some info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Stream_Input/Output
Always worth trying asio 4 all before spending cash on software that does the same job.
In most applications there is an option to chose default audio output device. Most of the time it's set to default, which is usually the windows system - directsound. This bypasses that and goes to the soundcard directly.
Thanks Cheeseboy, I'll look into it and give it a go.
This was the source of my Winamp plug in info :
I now have my M-DAC properly configured on my PC (with foobar2000 and asio support), and quite happy with that solution for listening to my big library.
But for my most coveted and cloistered recordings I'm happy to put them through the CD player. I now have a new found appreciation of my CD collection!
Not too unhappy anymore
Hello - this is a follow up from my previous topic "Happy with my mid-range hifi system"
The REASON I'm now unhappy is simulaneously a rant aboút squeezebox touch.
I thought getting a touch would be the final piece of the jigsaw - and that I'd convert all my discs to flac and live happily ever after - but this has not happened.
The logitech has a community of people trying to tweak and fix it to make it better and more audiophile. Obviously I want my touch to sound as good as possible so yesterday I got into a 12 hour odysey of trying to do all the things that people suggest. I have now come to the conclusion that I shouldn't have to do this - or worry about this - having just bought a piece of hi fi equipment. What audio kit buyer wants to be knee deep in terms like:
"kernal" "root" "factory reset" "tt -w" "mod" "winSCP" for 12 hours? I ask you!
The constant draw to improve the thing has left me feeling dead inside. After several factory resets of the device I compared it to my CD transport and felt that it was indeed lacking in comparison.
So now the process of converting all my CDs to FLAC seems like a bad idea - and I'm sending the touch back. I think.
Instead I will buy some CD cleaner - sort out my CDs - and spend the refund money on new CDs. I think.
Anyone caring to reinstate my bubble please write to this address.
I regret the day i sold my stack hifi system that cost me £2500 to put together over the years to only get £200 on ebay, thinking the future was all digital downloads and rips of my cd collection .
I spent a fortune buying different iPod docks and sonos systems but i was never happy with the sound quality including the poor stereo separation, and it didn't matter what codex i converted my cd's too it was never the same.
Since then i just don't have the money for another hi quality system so now have a Yamaha mini system and i think its great, i have gone back to purchasing CD's and just rip what i need for the gym on my shuffle.
My Cheap Cheerful Setup
LG 50PA650T , Sky HD , Sony BDPS185B , Xbox 360 , Sound Organisation AV Rack
Yamaha MCR-555 , Shuffle , Beyerdynamic DTX 71iE
Does the MDAC not require its own proprietry USB ASIO driver? Both the dacmagic and the NAD 390DD do in order to connect a PC via asycnhronous USB.
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
I think this all proves that the CD is hear to stay. Too many people rely upon it for simple ease of use and excellent sound quality.
I must agree with you classic and jazz music I hear only through my CDP , sorry but streamer based system
can not compete the sound quality of cds .
The CD is still alive !
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AV : YAMAHA RXV767 - WHARFEDALE 9.CM [C] / 10.2 [SR] / INFINITY PRIMUS PS8 [SUB]
Totally agree, >95% of my music is CD audio, the only difference is the transport! I've got one 24/192 track and damned if I can hear any benefit over 24/96. The big benefit of pushing for better than CD quality is a 24 bit resampled master is a very different prospect.
I'm not happy with my "high end" PC based system. I have a problem with my laptop which is sick and throwing up all over my carpet. It is intermittently freezing or does a blue screen. Windows thinks it's perfectly healthy, but clearly it aint, and I am musicless until I can fix it. This is where the good idea suddenly is less so, I've never had a problem with any laptops or PCs of my own or used from an employer until now. Peed off is an understatement...
When you get the BSOD what does it say on it? This information can often give a good indication of what the problem is.
You can do this by looking in the Event Viewer or by preventing automatic restarts after a BSOD.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
32GB Sony NWZ-A846 Walkman > Westone UM3x
Main gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Marantz PM66 KI > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Technics SL-P777; Cyrus 2 + PSX; Cyrus Tuner; Nakamichi DR-1
To be fair, all ISAC69 ought to do would be to prefix his comments "In My Experience" then it's all in context.
sorry but streamer based system can not compete the sound quality of cds .
...but sadly that's ill-informed and misleading bull****, as quite a few people, including me, keep telling you.
+1 - it's starting to drive me a bit potty when people state opinion as fact. Especially when that opinion is spectacularly uninformed.
++1. Helps no one. Tad annoying
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Hadn't seen that one - cheers :) I like my winamp
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