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  1. I think that the way it is mixed/recorded is intentional. Try to listen to it - especially the " The Ninth Wave " section from "And Dream of Sheep" onwards - with headphones. It has ... a special feel about it. Thanks to josh for his insights - always a good reminder to pull the album out and give it a serious listen 😉
  2. - Off-topic mode on @hyendaudio: Ahh, Dynaudio Confidence 5? Great Speaker! - Off-topic mode off 😉
  3. I think @CatManDo has meant the BDP-180 instead of the BDP-160.
  4. I've listened to both versions ("International" and "German"), and couldn't find a dropout. Maybe a re-extraction might help?
  5. Haven't encountered this kind of problem either - up to now. Usually the extraction adds a tracknumber and name to the file? I also do own the mentioned discs (the complete set), but haven't ripped/extracted it up to now, as I also have a/the remaster as PCM files.
  6. Hi! First: Usually you should check the "Convert DST to DSD" box, as you usually don't want to have compressed data in your extracted files. As mentioned above, *.dsf files can't contain DST compressed data anyway. As for the tagging: I also use Foobar for tagging - and playing - all of my files (including *.dsf and *.dff). Not every tag editor may be able to handle the tags in *.dsf files, but i.e. "mp3tag" can. But as long as you are using Foobar - and you are fine with its handling - there should/would be no need for an external tag editor.
  7. Yes and no ;-) Not every soft- or hardware player can decode DST compressed data/Files. So, maybe you were lucky and all of your ripped/extracted SACDs haven't had DST compressed data, or your player(-software) still decodes it "on the fly". But that would be somewhat unexpected, as - for what I know - *.dsf files could not contain compressed data.
  8. Just use sonores front-end to extract the tracks to *.dsf or *.dff files: http://www.sonore.us/iso2dsd.html *.dsf files may be the prefered option, as these can contain tags. Don't forget to tick the "convert DST to DSD" box, as a lot of the SACDs out there use compressed (DST) DSD data. But keep your ISOs for future reference (and as backup) ;-)
  9. If you are running the extraction on a Windows machine, you can try the attached batch-scripts. As Ted suggested, it uses an additional switch in the command-line to shorten/change the output file names. You will have to tag and rename the files manually, but ... Just place the ISO you want to extract, a version of the sacd_extract.exe and the batch-files in one folder, and then run the batch-script needed by double-clicking it. Extract DST Multichannel to DSF Files - Long filenames.bat Extract DST Stereo to DSF Files - Long filenames.bat
  10. There were similar problems with other Pentatone SACDs in the past, so most likely you have the same problem here: a. The Meta-Data used on the SACD uses some special characters which can not be processed by SACD_extract - and it crashes. b. The SACD Meta-Data contains some very long file/tracknames whhich can not be handled by Windows - you can try to extract from/to the root of your drive (i.e. "C:/ " - and no subfolders used). There is a batch file for these rare conditions to be used with sacd_extract - you can drop me a PM if you want to try it.
  11. Make sure you have ticked the "Convert DST to DSD" option - which de-compresses packed DSD data - usually used on (almost all) SACDs with Surround content.
  12. Yepp ... I also use an older version of the "foo_input_SACD" plugin because of that. No problems so far, so "don't change a running system" ;-)
  13. In Foobar preferences / tools / SACD , and select output mode "PCM" with the data-rate/samplingrate you wish to use. After that, select the tracks/album you wish to convert to PCM/FLAC, right-click --> and choose "convert" / "..." You should get a pop-up menu with which yu could set the needed parameters for the conversion (i.e. which format, destination ...)
  14. This depends only on what layers are stored on the actual disc. If there is no multichannel (this could theoretically anything between 3.0 and 5.1 - see booklet ;-) ) present on the disc, you can't rip "Multi". it is usually the better way to rip to ISO instead (which will contain the stereo and (if available) surround format in one rip). The ISO should be stored for futere reference and can be extracted on the PC/MAC. See this thread for more informations.
  15. I think that depends largely of you prefere it shaken or stirred ... ;-) Happy ripping!
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