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  1. One thing that popped into my mind was a suggestion for a new category of test music. In the snippets, at least, I don't hear and example of solo accoustic piano with the long-tail reverberations that a piano is capable of producing with it's tonal range and pedals. You may well be using selections of this music but not including them in the snippets we hear, but It seams to me that you this music may illuminate the effects and balances you are addressing at this point. If you think such example might help, those of us following your efforts could suggest specific performanc
  2. Talk about closing a polygon, in this case a triangle. I live in Hollister, California, about 12 miles from Gilroy, CA, home of the famous KFAT mentioned by Bill here. I also grew up on a farm (mostly canning tomatoes) and farmed myself until I moved on to 30+ years at a scientific software company. We were Goldsmith Seed customers, and I may have met Bill in the late 70's through a connection there. Move back to the to pieces that Gilbert Klein wrote for you. I enjoyed them thouroughly. Also bought his book and enjoyed that too. His tales were even more outrageous than what he heard on KFAT a
  3. To me, the improvements from G to H are distinct. What you describe as 'graininess' I would call 'congestion' that gets in the way of the upper midrange.
  4. John, I listened to the snippets and ran my own set of test files through 2.2.3C, and feel they are the best yet partidularly with respect to the textures on the low bass. Your comments about the 20hz to 40hz range being important makes sense to me as they probably affect everything up to 160hz to 320hz qute a bit. I like bass, but I don't have a setup that really goes much below 35hz, and I am content if that seems right. While many may want even lower frequencies to be present and correct, very few have systems that will play them correctly or even audibly. The joy of music is fully availab
  5. typo above -- I processed the files in v.2.2.0F
  6. John, WRT the bass eq, I've run 5 albums (that don't fit the musical character of your snippet collection) through 2.0.2F (bare fa outgain+6), and the bass is good. By good, I mean ever so slightly less than I would consider perfect and what you would consider a bit more than you like. To me that is within a range of vairiability that a user/consumer should reasonably be considered to handle/accomodate on their own. The notion that I might need to experiment with post-eq a bit is fine with me. Regarding what I hear -- I think I would like it if the fundamental of tones
  7. I reviewed them this morning, and I believe they are the best yet. I think your impression is correct.
  8. Yes, absolutely. While John's focus, analysis, and development center on FeralA, I think that what he describes as FeralA is likely to be the conflation of any number of recording, mixing, and mastering practices that arose with the release of the CD as a popular distribution format. Naturally, remastering music previously released on vinyl led to issues, particularly where an analog signal processor used on the source material is either unavailable or very expensive leading to 'crafty' efforts in the digital domain. It's my suspiscion that the decoder changes any number of effect
  9. I don't see how it could be otherwise. I worked for a scientific software company for 33 years it sure sounds normal to me. Too early? Probably. But I don't know how you make that judgement and balance against the lack of broader ourside input. I see the decoder as a tool I may well apply to a huge number of albums. The ABBA/Supertramp/Genesis . . . axis seems to be a music grouping were the upper-mid, lower HF range is prominent by its intrisic character. Add to this the abundance of multi-tracking and the use of solid state while that design practice was still under rapid d
  10. I have been experimenting away for the past two weeks or so and used 2.1.1F on CD rips from about 7 groups/artists. In all cases, I realized improvements to varying degrees. John's snippets contain variety, but are missing racous/rowdier music. Among my selections were Toots and the Maytals 'True Love', and Albert Collins and the Icebreakers 'Live in Japan', for example. My usage scenario is probably somewhat different than some, perhaps most others. I'm converting all the songs from an album using a script using the da-win process since my cpu cannot run da-avx. Each song takes p
  11. At the risk of being at least partially off-topic, I recall attending a Burning Amp in around 2014 (I'm a regular attendee), and a group had coded the DSP to do Trifield, and it worked very well. They were reluctant to share how they were doing it, unfortunately, but there are (or at least were) real IP issues. The only other Trifield I've heard was Meridian's which I think is still the only way to buy a product that does. I've never been able to compare Trifield and AVR Dolby Pro Logic on 3CH. I suspect that Trifield is better. Just doing the processing to have 3ch PCM is the first step. Pl
  12. Hello Tim, Thanks you for this overview. I had noticed the CamillaDSP thread on DIYAUDIO and my attention was peaked when I saw that it was being hooked into the next moOde audio release (v.7.1). I'm a happy moOde user. I have a very modest understanding of some ot the things a package like C_DSP can do but not a full understanding for the uderpinnings. I suspect a good document/naive users' guide could make it a tool I could use to my benefit, though never at a expert level. Are you aware of such a guide/tutorial. On thing I would love to do is put together the string
  13. I have to say, that on my playback, headphones and speakers, the newest files I've processed using the newest release defaults, and the snippet from this Tuesday (newdemo.flac), all sound better to me than files done in earlier releases. I am not about to claim that I have the 'truly truthful' system or ears from the center of the audiophile universe. Fairly sure I don't have either. I do feel John is on the right track, and getting very close. I look forward to what I think is coming.
  14. Similar to 'Builder's Tea". Another British expression for very strong black tea: 'stiff enough to trot a mouse"
  15. Big step up on the snippets. The lower frequency fundamentals now seem to fit their harmonic envelopes much better. Eager to play with the new release. Skip
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