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  1. Hello, I am curious if the UDIO-8 sends full signals out to each output? Why I ask is because 1/2 out gave me stereo out into both my NAD pre amp and Maratnz pre amp with the 5/6 out only giving half a signal. The rest did not work at all. I have a weird set up but regardless each output should work right? UNless I am doing something wrong from Jriver?
  2. I am guessing what I have to say has some connection to the article as I am not too in-tuned with mastering and mixing techniques but no doubt that I have lost the full ability to ever listen to studio recording albums ever again. The overall quality you really can't budge, the added reverb tail is also not too bad but something is missing and I am guessing its the dynamics. I agree my room is more like a studio control room which doesn't help with recreating a the perfect musical space but adding some lateral reflections and increasing the overall reverbrance isn't going to magically make the studio track sound spectacular. Contrary to this, I do listen to a lot of late 90' electronic music which I feel actually sounds good in my room and although I can still ascertain differences in the quality of the mixing especially with added reverb it seems once I switch back to say Jazz, Rockn'Roll or any other music that can be played live with instruments and a vocalist just doesn't cut it with a studio recording. Once I switch to live recordings, the envelopment and spaciousness is something different, of course you can still hear a difference in the recording, mixing and mastering but mostly you get a dynamic feel with natural reverberance. Now, I am guessing this phenomenon is the lack of dynamics which Mitcho is talking about and it is really disappointing cause I am also guessing that studio recordings have the potential to be mixed with the studio recording feel but with the right dynamics not to make it sound to dull.
  3. Fascinates me that the difference is so little. But yes of course the larger the speakers, higher SPL and more air being pushed. But it seems at lower volumes your not really feeling that difference in displacement... But I am guessing that to recreate a concert hall with monster PA's at home with your sound system you will still need a certain amount of reverberate field, keeping lateral reflections though ensuring stronger direct sound from narrow dispersion speakers. So the critical distance needs to be based on the end goal of what we want to create in terms of the acoustic field. P.S Your articles are sensationally educational and your hitting the spot with so many questions with many of your articles. I am sure all audiophiles are appreciating them!
  4. Great article! Interesting to see that the differences are not that big but there must be a reason why you prefer the larger JBL's? What are those differences that make you enjoy large 15's and compression drivers when essentially you point out that the difference is minimal? "I spent quite a few years in pro sound and recording studio control rooms. The former used pattern controlled speakers and the latter was in rooms that were pretty absorbent. I got used to liking more direct sound than diffuse sound. If I was a classical music lover and frequented concert halls, likely my preference would be reversed." When you mention concert halls do you mean only classical music concert type halls or general live venue halls playing a variety of music but essentially in halls?
  5. I got enough to go on from its great to have a reference like this. Ill go on Jriver forum and go from there, thanks for your input.
  6. Hey Karl, Although the above is a little above me, it seems there is a way to do it, so that is great. It seems I got a little catching up to do with JRiver know how.... If you could just send me a jriverwiki link on where this topic lies, I could try and untangle it.
  7. It seems without a pre pro and opting for the multichannel DAC/minidsp DIO-8 option renders me with JRSS as the only option of upmixing on the fly. Has anyone got any experience with JRSS on Jriver? I know there really isn't any upmixing options on multichannel DAC's on the fly. How does the JRSS extract the centre channel? Is it any good? Is it satisfactory? Or is upmixers such as Dolby etc better? And this one is a weird one if anyone can help, can I send full frequency range to say the front and right speakers(on a multichannel set up) and connect a electronic crossover in between the amp and subwoofer. I will use Audiolense convolution for bass management rather Jriver. This way I save on purchasing another DAC(for now). Regards
  8. Hey Guys, I'm new to this site and its seems like the most informative. Hope you guys can help. I am interested in the Freya as well but Ill be putting it in between my preamp and poweramp section of my integrated amplifier. There is also a crossover as well in between the pre and power at the moment, im sure that can enter the loop as well. There is preouts and main ins on my integrated allowing me to do this. Could the Freya be used in this application and more importantly my amplifier is a NADC356 would the Freya be an upgrade or would the difference be minimul? Regards
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