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  1. It will be hard to tell the difference between you and the invisible man.
  2. I have this CD https://www.discogs.com/Fleetwood-Mac-Rumours/release/1579942. There is no clipping on Dreams: Here are the DR measurements for the CD: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Analyzed Folder: Fleetwood Mac\Rumours\Rumours_dr.txt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Filename ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR14 -2.96 dB -19.89 dB 01 Second Hand News.flac DR15 -1.69 dB -20.09 dB 02 Dreams.flac DR14 -5.59 dB -24.70 dB 03 Never Going Back Again.flac DR15 -2.16 dB -19.75 dB 04 Don't Stop.flac DR14 -2.35 dB -18.53 dB 05 Go Your Own Way.flac DR15 -9.86 dB -29.48 dB 06 Songbird.flac DR16 -1.80 dB -22.02 dB 07 The Chain.flac DR14 -3.20 dB -20.26 dB 08 You Make Loving Fun.flac DR15 -0.78 dB -19.73 dB 09 I Don't Want to Know.flac DR15 -2.37 dB -21.74 dB 10 Oh Daddy.flac DR15 -5.75 dB -25.63 dB 11 Gold Dust Woman.flac ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of Files: 11 Official DR Value: DR15 ==============================================================================================
  3. What, no Stevie Nicks .... Nooooo.
  4. @k-man / @The_K-Man , are you talking to yourself? ☺️
  5. Wait a minute. Don't we already have that?
  6. Well, you did ask. Nonetheless, I feel it is appropriate to question or offer differing opinion related to the "Integer Mode, Direct Mode, etc." sound drivers in this thread when it is being discussed. I am actually curious if any measurements have been taken comparing the use of Damien's direct mode "driver" with it's non-use. I also have to ask, is Damien's direct mode "driver" still relevant today? [I have and sometimes use a licensed copy of Audirvana for Windows.]
  7. The BS that is published in the audiophile magazines' product reviews is a matter that is distinct from any disagreements between 'objectivists' and 'subjectivists' -- one doesn't have to take sides to see the BS (but it is often difficult to separate the useful information from the BS).
  8. I don't believe jitter and RF interference are a problem that needs solving by software, And it isn't much of a concern for properly implemented DACs. Damien has already added upsampling and volume leveling, if one values that. I can't think of anything Damien could do other than add color, e.g. he could create: a) an equalizer (graphic and parametric) b) room correction c) crossfeed (for headphone use)
  9. You stated "To what extent he [Damien] has been able to do similar things to get the best audio performance from Windows, I don’t know." The answer is he has done nothing of the sort for Windows; he has not created a custom driver for Windows nor does he need to. WASAPI and ASIO work perfectly well -- what could Damien possibly add?
  10. I am not sure what your point is. For Windows, DirectSound is a deprecated software component of the Microsoft DirectX library of the operating system. In modern Windows, DirectSound runs in emulation mode (WASAPI Session instances) on the Windows system mixer. ASIO, WASAPI Exclusive, and WDM-KS (kernel streaming) are all bit-perfect. OTOH, DirectSound and WASAPI Shared do not provide bit-perfect guarantees. It depends what the Windows system mixer is doing, e.g. If the sample rate of the source file does not match the sample rate set in Windows, then you're at the mercy of the Windows sample rate converter. For Audirvana for Windows, one would generally use either WASAPI Exclusive or ASIO (assuming your not sending the output to a streamer - then you are relying on the streamer's driver).
  11. Windows users use either a WASAPI or ASIO driver for communication with a DAC/sound card. In exclusive mode, both WASAPI and ASIO drivers provide exclusive access and deliver an unmodified bit-stream to the sound device, bypassing the Windows system mixer (which can alter bits). In this case, the operating system has no effect on the quality of audio. OTOH, use of a PC motherboard's onboard audio chip can have a negative effect on audio quality (it depends on the implementation); nonetheless, anyone serious about audio will not use the onboard audio chip -- external DACs are the preference followed by dedicated sound cards.
  12. To be fair, that is a bit of an exaggeration. I haven't adjusted my TT since swapping the cartridge and before that only adjusted it when I first acquired it. And, I can pull out a record I haven't touched in a few years and it is clean and static free.
  13. Since when is the truth determined in the marketplace?
  14. I'd like to know who's buying her "This Smells Like My Vagina" candle that retails for $75.
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