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  1. In the Library/Album view when you start playing one album and go to another one just for viewing for instance, CMD+L should bring you back to the album which is currently playing. At least it was the case in older version.
  2. Hello, Just upgraded to 3.5 yesterday. It sounds good. What actually has been redesign in the guts of the A+ for better sound quality? Of course beside the GUI ;-) Also my first feedback (Mac version): 1. No shortcut like in previous versions for quickly coming back to the recently playing album - CMD+L doesn't work? 2. No shortcut to display PDF booklet - previous version had CMD+ALT+B AFAIR I like the full screen cover view though.
  3. Fantastic compilation and sound IMHO. What a pleasure listening to true genius in chronological releases of the songs. One drawback, downloads don't contain booklets, which it unacceptable for me! The lyricism and plot of Coltrane's sax is just awesome, there is also spark when needed, no harsh, just singing over the sax! I am lost....
  4. BTW, anyone knows if any chance to get the PDF version of the booklets provided for CD or vinyl box?
  5. Thanks @Musicophile I am interested to buy this box, but not decided yet if in physical or digital form. Digital is lacking the booklet of course :-/
  6. How the CD box set is presented - any booklets inside etc? Digital versions of course have nothing, nada :-( Asking also if all the songs are in MONO or some of them?
  7. Very interesting @John Dyson, thanks for your comments on it. Another thing which is annoying me, but this is related to modern recordings are two things: boxed sound and artificial stereo placing/panning. First one is kinda like thin percussion timbre and boomy double basses - it sounds like hitting a shoes box, not the real instruments - I found it recently a bit with Joshua Redmann latest recording from Nonesuch. Second one is like spreading the sound of the percussion or piano across the whole stereo soundstage - usually on stage, instrument is placed in one place and you simple cannot hear it starting at left and ending up on right.
  8. Very interesting, but for what the sake reason we need DolbyA in the chain of the recording?
  9. This is slightly off topic, but watch this out till the end :-)
  10. If I see this level of edition and compression is getting Best Engineered Album statue, I would like to vomit! It's insane, stupid and non-professional - ok, it's pure commerce :-(
  11. It's been said many time about where the modern record production and mastering is going on, but what catching my eye also recently is when you go to DR Database you could see that for instance most of the 90s recordings where very dynamic and recent so called re-masters are (mostly!) shit! Of course, you could argue that's not only about the dynamic range, but still why to compress them so much!? Let's say from 11dB in average to 6dB average! This is insane and very stupid! You are getting 24/192 "re-master", when its originals in redbook quality sounds way better for less money, c'mon. Oh, it's about remasters, but almost all new releases how are still so much compressed. Don't even bother to mention them :-/ Please read this article as well if not pasted somewhere here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/opinion/what-these-grammy-songs-tell-us-about-the-loudness-wars.html especially comments. This is also good read: https://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68607
  12. Thanks @Miska! It seems very dependable on the implementation, so in case of Wolfson WM8742, what is that?
  13. Many thanks guys for the explanation. Sure, at the end listening is the most important, but just wanted to refresh my understanding to be better prepared for listening ;-) If most of the filters cuts off above the 40kHz indeed, it could be very small difference (if audible at all) to them. In general what I have been noticed is using apodizing filter for high resolution content produce a bit open and deeper soundstage with more warm sound - quite like it, it depends also on the quality of the mastering and recording.
  14. Hello experts, Maybe this question was asked several times, maybe not, but which digital filter has the most steepness: minimum phase, linear phase or apodizing in general? I see some doubts and discussion about this subject on the Internet. Also, is the roll-off done at the Nyquist frequency, so does it mean 48kHz if 24/96 is playing? This is to refresh my understanding of my DAC-R filters ;-) I saw also some articles explaining that "apodizing" is similar to "windowing" and it may roll-off gently before the Fs/2, but for high resolution above 48kHz it could be the way to go? Thanks in advance.
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