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  1. Not at all I'm still getting use to my new Lush^2. I've tried 3 settings but unwilling to comment yet. It does appear most have settled on a setting for the time being but always another option. Robert
  2. Once again Giles Martin has done a superb job of this remaster probably got some of the best ears in the recording industry at the moment. Interesting for all to note a member of another forum has published these DR figures of both the HD Tracks download 24/96 and official Blueray 24/96: Both with foobar2000 1.3.16 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1 Analyzed: The Beatles / Abbey Road - 2019 - (Super Deluxe Edition) (Remastered) Stereo - HD Track download -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Duration Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR8 -0.09 dB -9.83 dB 4:19 01-Come Together (2019 Mix) DR8 -0.09 dB -10.51 dB 3:02 02-Something (2019 Mix) DR10 -0.09 dB -12.00 dB 3:28 03-Maxwell's Silver Hammer (2019 Mix) DR8 -0.09 dB -9.35 dB 3:27 04-Oh! Darling (2019 Mix) DR8 -0.09 dB -9.67 dB 2:51 05-Octopus's Garden (2019 Mix) DR7 -0.09 dB -8.36 dB 7:47 06-I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.09 dB -11.03 dB 3:06 07-Here Comes The Sun (2019 Mix) DR10 -0.17 dB -12.47 dB 2:46 08-Because (2019 Mix) DR11 -0.09 dB -13.83 dB 4:03 09-You Never Give Me Your Money (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.18 dB -11.39 dB 2:26 10-Sun King (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.09 dB -9.87 dB 1:06 11-Mean Mr Mustard (2019 Mix) DR8 -0.09 dB -9.39 dB 1:13 12-Polythene Pam (2019 Mix) DR8 -0.09 dB -8.98 dB 1:59 13-She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.09 dB -12.77 dB 1:31 14-Golden Slumbers (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.09 dB -9.60 dB 1:36 15-Carry That Weight (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.09 dB -11.26 dB 2:22 16-The End (2019 Mix) DR9 -0.15 dB -16.85 dB 0:23 17-Her Majesty (2019 Mix) Analyzed: Beatles / Abbey Road - 2019 - Bluray (24bit 96khz) - Stereo - 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Duration Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR10 -0.33 dB -12.63 dB 4:21 01-Come Together DR10 -0.19 dB -13.31 dB 3:02 02-Something DR12 -0.18 dB -14.79 dB 3:28 03-Maxwells Silver Hammer DR10 -0.19 dB -12.15 dB 3:27 04-Oh Darling DR11 -0.24 dB -12.47 dB 2:51 05-Octopuses Garden DR9 -0.33 dB -11.16 dB 7:47 06-I Want You (Shes So Heavy) DR12 -0.18 dB -13.83 dB 3:06 07-Here Comes The Sun DR10 -1.91 dB -15.27 dB 2:46 08-Because DR12 -0.18 dB -16.63 dB 4:03 09-You Never Give Me Your Money DR10 -2.24 dB -14.24 dB 2:26 10-Sun King DR11 -0.18 dB -12.66 dB 1:06 11-Mean Mr Mustard DR11 -0.18 dB -12.38 dB 1:13 12-Polythene Pam DR11 -0.18 dB -11.77 dB 1:59 13-She Came In Through The Bathroom Window DR11 -0.36 dB -15.56 dB 1:31 14-Golden Slumbers DR11 -0.22 dB -12.39 dB 1:36 15-Carry That Weight DR11 -0.18 dB -14.05 dB 2:22 16-The End DR9 -0.95 dB -20.31 dB 0:26 17-Her Majesty One comment was the HD track download, is like it is for use on mobile phones where the mainstream sales are now. Anyway suffice to say, get the Official Blueray is the best for sound. Shame they don't sell it separately as its all I want personally but you have to buy the super deluxe package to get it.
  3. Shame Giles Martin didn't have a go at remastering these. He's done one of the best remastering jobs with both the White Album and Abbey Road recently. I suspect one reason is his hearing is in excellent condition. He even says his father George was suffering hearing losses. Have to say Eddie Kramer would be in this basket also. I don't feel Eddie Kramer has added much if anything to Hendix's remasters, mind you not sure what he had to work with, was that good to start with. A new set of younger ears would have helped and even Abbey Road studios. Personally Hendix's releases post death are a mixed bag, half of the material could have been left in the vaults.
  4. Don't bother joining Amazon Australia no Hi res files here and may never be. Australia not known for bothering with Hi res anything. I didn't try other sites but thought they may not work as does Quobuz not, etc where they don't have music permissions or can't be bothered with small countries. Robert from New Zealand next to Australia.
  5. Gosh some are obviously bored with computer audio and want to bring vinyl back. Vinyl's like Woodstock and they keep reminding us of it. I do have to say computer audio has seemed to have plateaued and going no where fast now. No new advances, does this mean we have done our dash, or Trump has depressed those in business enough to stop research. In the meantime the Chinese will advance there developments beyond Americas dream. Robert
  6. Excellent work on this review Josh "Phd quality". I've never seen this depth of writing on a recording ever. Certainly I will check my CD to see when it was done. I suspect it was a Diament version. It is as you descibe it, light on bass slightly bright treble. Certainly very disappointing the so called HD release. I've stopped buying them as a direct result of poor sound compared to original CD unless its recorded in HD from scratch. KD Lang's 25th Anniversary Ingenue is a good example. The HD 24/96 I thought was excellent until I listened to the original CD. Gosh what an eye opener there was small details on the CD missing from the HD plus sound seemed more natural and involving. Robert
  7. Thank God they are not listening to music throught this nightmare cable network!!!!
  8. Thats interesting Jim. I run Xxhighend in RamOS I wonder if running both your OS and audio program in OS may make a difference. When I restart this Ram OS it always sounds better from a fresh start. I will try what you have experienced. Going from the audio program running on a normal computer to all running out of Ram is huge in sound upgrade something you could trial. Robert
  9. Carlmart you most certainly would want to try and get hold of any of them to try in your setup first. Personally the Intona can on the surface make a difference but after listening for a while it takes something away which is hard to explain. I've had similar results with power conditioners and filters. But after 2 years mine resides in the cupboard with other power conditioners and filters that changed the sound but did not improve it with repeated listening. I have retried the Intona but I rejected it easily. It is DAC dependant.
  10. Super conductors!!!!!!!! Imagine no resistance how efficient things could improve. Japanese still spending billions on this one. Hows this a couple of scientists in New Zealand claimed to have it for a few seconds but failed to note down the actual ingredient quantities using ceramics. Never repeated this one.
  11. Try Xxhighend out its best sounding on Ram disk and with music on a separate server. I,ve not tried Jplay to know the difference. Certainly sound quality of Xxhighend is excellent. Also Wtfplay is better than Daphile Linux. It's just had an update.
  12. I'd disagree with this. XXHE has the capacity to cover all shades of sound. Recent adjustments in the software have given me more bass to the point of having to reduce bass output to subs in an active system with active crossover. This software needs work to get right, not including a dedicated computer for source audio and a DAC that can support up to 32/768. I recently tried JRiver and do largely agree with your comments for general use but still find XXhighend sound much superior more musical information cleaner detailed bass even for background listening. Robert
  13. I suggest you download EAC and compare with dbpoweramp first. I have both but prefer the rips from EAC. It is finicky with some marked or scratched discs but you can change settings. The odd disc with no perceived imperfections can give problems. I ripped my 100's CD's in dbpoweramp initially but have steadily re ripped with EAC. I do use slow HQ rip settings on EAC. So it is slower. Slower is better in the long run. Anyway both do the job well.
  14. robocop


    I suggest you run no security software including Windows on your Audio PC. They all detract from the sound. This does mean never using this computer to randomly search for unknown sites that could be a problem. I have run no security software for years but this is on a dedicated audio computer. Even my AV only computer hard drive has Windows security nothing else, but I only run secure sites at a minmum(Netflix, Amazon, Spotify). If I'm searching to download some random audio download I use an old laptop which does have Kaspersky and Malwarebytes or my main online machine(for HD tracks, various audio music sites) but even this I'm very careful with. Have to say have not had any problems in a while. I do think twice before hitting the search button these days since a major hack virus which resulted in reformating hard drive after spending days trying to rid my computer of it. This proved to be impossible actually. Malwarebytes has been problematic on my main online machine, often turning itself off and have to restart to put right. Kasperskys latest version does crossover with Malwarebytes now so I wonder if I'm getting conflicts with the software. Robert
  15. I subscribe to Stereophile digital only but find little in it for me these days, save odd industry news items and music reviews. I do enjoy reading Kal Robinson's digital reviews and a recent review in the August issue Herbert Reichert Power Cords and puzzlements. I mostly read online HiFi reveiws/articles of interest from a variety of sites. I will keep subscribing though at the low digital rate. If you don't subscribe, you have to rely on someone in an online forum mentioning it. Strangely one always looks forward to the next issue with bated breath. Experienced this years ago with the printed TAS mag when Harry P was in control. Always something to tickle your Audio brain. Never Stereophiled in those days but always bought the "Recommended components yearly" issue. I guess you take out of it what you will. Robert
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