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  1. I would use a WAV editor to check the peak dB of the ripped files. Assuming they are significantly below 0, you can normalize to a peak dB of 0 without losing dynamics or causing distortion. I would rip the CD in XLD using the BIN+CUE format so that you are normalizing the entire CD at once, then you can use the CUE file to split into individual tracks after normalizing.
  2. Onkyo Music is shutting down on October 6. One of the few places in the US to download MQA tracks. RIP
  3. I'm just trying to figure out how someone would know he had been banned from a site he has never visited.
  4. My NAS is in a RAID 1 configuration and I also backup to 2 external drives periodically. I just bought a new 5 TB drive to backup to this past weekend. Takes about 7 hours to do a full backup of my library.
  5. Of course no mention of the fact that you don't get full CD resolution from a regular CD player. I will never buy an MQA CD.
  6. Microsoft paid Liquid Audio $7M for their DRM patents in 2002, but perhaps they didn't actually use Liquid Audio's technology in their own products.
  7. iTunes tracks with DRM should still work after being moved to new computer. You just have to authorize iTunes with the account you originally purchased them with.
  8. Apple certainly didn't invent DRM. Liquid Audio, which later became Windows Media Audio, was offering DRM-crippled downloads at least 4 years before the iTunes Music Store launched.
  9. What tipped you off? 🤔
  10. I bought a Meridan Explorer² expressly so I could hear with my own ears whether MQA was worth the hype. I hear nothing revolutionary, and honestly no improvement over redbook CD. I have no plans to invest further in any MQA capable equipment.
  11. MQA is a step backwards. Plenty of bandwidth for lossless hi-res streaming these days.
  12. Please tell me this is a parody account.
  13. I had this one... It would "collapse" so that it would fit into a standard-sized cassette carrier. I think it probably lasted for 15 years.
  14. This article basically says that hi-res audio actually does offer a higher quality sonic experience, you just need the right system and room to appreciate it, so the title is very misleading. I don't understand why Apple gets all the credit/blame for music being portable. I was listening to music on a Sony cassette Walkman with Sony earbuds in 1986; probably worse sound quality than the iPod.
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