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  1. This is slightly off topic, but watch this out till the end :-)
  2. 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 :-(
  3. 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
  4. Thanks @Miska! It seems very dependable on the implementation, so in case of Wolfson WM8742, what is that?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Two new releases - so different. Manu is kinda summer, laid back, aka Mr. Fingers, house/jazz-fusion album. Interesting approach and well played - you will listen to it over and over again. Second one - Ralph is moder/conteporary jazz with Ravi Coltrane. Not as much easy listen as the prior one, but also very good and still growing on me - you know, it's ECM sound ;-)
  8. Steve Tibbetts is not so much my pair of shoes, but Kenny and Eddie just briefly sampled and I am positively surprised. Thanks for recommendation, will listen to those two albums over the weekend.
  9. Sure, let us know what do you think. I would add this one as well: Early in the Mornin - Samuel Blaser: https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/early-in-the-mornin-samuel-blaser/ywncmxj7a2o0b
  10. Said, but true. I know that, but still Qobuz has pretty much extensive library and not all what they have is available somewhere else and vice versa of course ;-)
  11. Because you've said that's 24/96 so I decided to pull the trigger and purchase it from Qobuz ;-) After I checked the spectrum I stopped downloading it and claimed to Qobuz. I think CD version will have same spectrum. Some time ago I claimed about it to RareNoise (different album), but the clue wasn't achieved of course (suprise?) and they weren't so much nice saying the truth. Anyway, music is the most important thing, but to be honest, I have had enough of being cheated by so many fake "high res" stamped downloads!
  12. Besides the fact that Jamie Saft download is fake, upsampled version IMHO. See here the waveform: https://www.dropbox.com/s/drnb78cwl8nwpe8/jamie saft.png?dl=0
  13. Something similar and also not bad: https://open.spotify.com/album/4O3nk9VY0eisrO7ElPQguX?si=VHapoNnhS2uLQo8qc-dV4w
  14. Top 5 jazz records it's hard to pick up and select, but my choices: 1. Lebroba - Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisel: https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/lebroba-andrew-cyrille-wadada-leo-smith-bill-frisell/hoq77wl2ik5rc 2. Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler - Ingrid Jensen / Steve Treseler: https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/invisible-sounds-for-kenny-wheeler-ingrid-jensen-steve-treseler/lhywaesadesab 3. Combo 66 - John Scofield: https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/combo-66-john-scofield/gsn1cv7zc8jtc 4. Featuring Mike Stern - Jan Gunnar Hoff Group: https://www.highresaudio.com/en/album/view/a677xx/jan-gunnar-hoff-group-featuring-mike-stern 5. Time Like This - Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: https://intaktrec.bandcamp.com/album/time-like-this
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