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  1. Wild guess but sounds like your network. I'd put some music on your PC and try the above again to see if Audirvana works OK.
  2. Here is San Geronimo's web site where they have 2 more one microphone recording videos. And pay dirt lots of one microphone recordings made by John Cuniberti + free remix of Joe Satriani Shockwave Supernova Remix EP
  3. Hi Pap, I only found one recording with this search but a lot of 'how to' videos? However this is definitely worth a listen "One mic recording / AEA R88 Ribbon "Hear the Sound" by San Geronimo". As for multi-track recordings if you're having a lazy Sunday morning you might want to check these out: An article by iZoTope "5 Songs That Are Brilliantly Mixed and mastered". My pick from these is The Derek Trucks song Chevrolet from Songlines which has interestingly detailed recording notes. What Hifi magazine has an article "12 Great Jazz Recordings to Test Your Hifi System". An eclectic selection!
  4. All quiet on the speaker front ? Any demo's? Short list?
  5. Nice one! Witmer Trio - Free especially as it's on offer at €10 for DSD - €20 for DXD
  6. JRiver currently costs $59.98. Does this not get you upgrades? How much have you paid in total for v18 to v24 if you don't mind me asking?
  7. Thanks for another superb article. As a beginner thinking of going down this route in a 'conservative' manner I'm thinking of 2 or 3 steps: 1. Buy a calibrated microphone and measure the main speakers and sub separately. Adjust (single) sub crossover frequency and volume to integrate with main speakers guided by frequency response curves and remeasure combined sub and mains. Try out various test tracks with and without the sub - schematic would be as in 'Full Range' picture. 2. Buy some software (HQPlayer/Accourate/Audiolens/Audirvana/JRiver) or use freeware foobar2000/Sox/REW and create convolution filters treating the sub and mains as one full range system. So calculate convolution based on the system set up in step (1). Evaluate system with and without DRC. Probably try LF range alone first since mains and sub overlap roughly 50-100Hz. 3. Progress to splitting sub as separate output as in 'Split Range' picture. If I'm spending money on software I'd like to include upsampling in the feature requirements. Since convolution needs to be handled in the computer, so must the master volume control so the sub and mains maintain integration. So I need a music player such as JRiver which handles convolution and sub output. This could be connected by line out or by a computer sound card/onboard DAC. My DAC is 2 channel and I wouldn't want to spend more on a multi channel. Since volume control is software controlled the preamp is unnecessary, and the DAC could be set at a safe max volume (for speaker protection). So the questions - my concerns are volume control and which software package to buy. Is my reasoning correct and is this a workable plan? Does Audirvana have the required features to replace JRiver as used by @mitchco? I believe HQPlayer could do the job but not sure about mains + sub output via separate devices as seen by the computer. TIA
  8. Jud, thanks for your help. Can anyone else help? I don't have either Audirvana or HQPlayer hence the question to those that do for an opinion on DSD512 SQ. I can obviously get a trial on these but I don't believe I can have another trial of HQPlayer to compare. As regards sub output can it send the same stereo output to 2 PC devices so as to accommodate my use case?
  9. A couple of (novice) questions please: Does Audirvana support redbook CD to DSD512 upsampling? If so is it on a par with HQPlayer? Does Audirvana support subwoofers for music? My requirement would be full range stereo out to main USB DAC with no DSP filtering + stereo and/or mono out to 2 subs with optional low pass filtering or ideally DSP using second audio device (initially PC headphone/line out). Thanks
  10. Wouldn't you know To prove the point about microphones check this new Carmen Gomez album 'Don't You Cry' on special offer - single microphone recording sounds fantastic! Kudos to @metalnuts DXD, DSD, FLAC high res … decisions, decisions
  11. Stunning new album and on special offer!!! Single microphone recording is very special!
  12. @SilvesterH & @Sam Ash Sam provided the link to Spotify Ideas Board above (Friday #407). You will need to create a new 'Idea' to vote on as they closed the previous one with 40 votes.
  13. There seem to be 2 Audirvana topics on Spotify Ideas one with 40 votes which has expired, and "Wish I could play Spotify through my Audirvana + software for better sound quality!" with 10 votes. They expire the 'idea' if 100 votes are not achieved in one calendar year.
  14. Another Qobuz promotion worth a listen Van Morrison - You're Driving Me Crazy RBCD £7.49 or 24/96 £9.99
  15. Checked the web site however no sign of any 10% discount? Is there a code and does it apply to Wilson Recordings or just the one album? Found this more to my liking S'Wonderful Jazz - Eddie Graham Trio - Wilson8418.
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