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回覆 (849): CAS system up
 
 
不要客氣,獨樂固然不及衆樂樂,軟件分享,更妙。  
 
limage
13-03-26
14:00:58
回覆 (848): CAS system up
李生  
音樂软件我比較弱,希望玩CAS時,得到您的幫助及指導,希望玩地開心。  
等把DSD DAC弄好,計划要購入Jriver及Jplay,一步一步玩吧。
cpyip
13-03-26
10:55:02
回覆 (847): CAS system up
 
 
CAS 真係好 Q 毒,個多月以來直頭無想過聽黑膠。尋日摷番 LP 來播,聽了兩粒鐘,發覺竟然沒有太大驚喜!  
 
LP 好與壞,取決於印碟 stamper;數碼錄音好與壞,又何嘗不是取決於數碼 master。  
 
Decca W1 Stamper,與數碼 Conversion Master 兩者比較的話,可以說不相伯仲;但倘若本身是數碼錄音,而下載的是原裝 Master,CAS 便幾乎是贏硬了。  
 
可惜時機未到,靚錄音Master Download 不超過10張,看來是測試水温,作為仙人指路之用而已。  
 
 
limage
13-03-26
10:45:43
回覆 (846): CAS system up
 
 
I use FLAC because it is more popular. As long as the codec is lossless, I suppose it shouldn't make too much difference.  
 
limage
13-03-26
10:41:24
回覆 (845): CAS system up
Li c-fu,  
 
Since I am still outside on trip, could not fast enough to respond your reply for my question without actually access to my home system. But I purchased a M2tech HiFace2 USB to SPDIF yesterday on ebay just want to try out how well this little device would do for hi-res tracks 92/24 when connect to my Mcintosh DAC which has no USB input. I am hoping I will get some good stuffs out of this device since it is quite popular for CAS setup recently.  
 
Just curious about which file format you would widely use when ripping you cd collection into your CAS system ? I am doing aiff mostly but not sure if wav or flac are better. Please advice. Thanks.  
 
Pat
mlfan
13-03-26
09:39:35
回覆 (844): CAS system up
 
 
Pat,  
 
Do you have an ASIO driver for your computer output?  
 
If not then, you'll have to try different output modes to suit your system.  
 
From JRiver manual:-  
 
 
Tools > Options > Audio > Audio Output is where users select what output mode JRiver should use to send audio to their device. ASIO, WASAPI, WASAPI - Event Style, and Kernel Streaming are all what JRver calls hardware direct. These four output modes send audio straight to the audio device and provide an easy method of delivering bit perfect playback. Exactly what output mode is used is highly dependent on the audio device (hardware) and user preference. Some DACs don't support WASAPI or ASIO but most support at least one of these four modes. In my experience with a plethora of DACs and converters WASAPI - Event Style performs better than the other three modes. However, if a hardware manufacturer provides an ASIO driver the chances are high that the ASIO driver will work just as good and maybe better than other output modes.  
 
limage
13-03-20
16:08:19
回覆 (843): CAS system up
Mlfan 兄, 我地禮拜五又去打搞ESL 兄啦,今次會帶兩部DAC去. 有空亦請去比啲意見啦!
Cadiver
13-03-20
15:18:15
回覆 (842): CAS system up
hi MLFan,  
 
according to the usb driver of Mcintosh, you need to set the sample rate yourself. it is apparently you have to do that for each track.  
 
from the manual:  
 
SAMPLE RATE:  
The Sample Rate pull down Window indicates the Sample Rate choices of the connected McIntosh USB Digital Audio Product. It also communicates the selected choice of Sampling Rate to the active Windows Playback Program.  
Note: In general, when the original music is recorded at a higher Sampling Rate, the result is usually more detail in the music. However, this higher rate results in consuming larger amounts of storage space. The Sample Rate usually should be set to match the Sample Rate of the music recording being played back.
drwkng
13-03-20
14:57:10
回覆 (841): CAS system up
First of all thanks Li C-fu for helping me out with the jplay question. I have been quietly thinking to add the computer based hd sources to my system years ago. But I must to know the work flow between the jriver and the jplay how they bring out the best source to the DAC. Although I have used my music server directly hooked to my other Mcintosh DAC long time ago, I still think the new CAS through USB is a must to me sooner or later.  
 
drwkng hing, I tried that with the Mcintosh new DAC D-100 192/32 ess9018 and its preamp C-50 with onboard dac 192/32, I have installed the driver for the D-100 which required on all Window8 before it can detect the sources. However the read out on the D-100 shows all time 192/32 when playing direct ripped 44.1/16 cd tracks or the HD tracks 96/24 downloads from HDtracks. On the C-50 preamp, the onboard dac through USB from same computer read out all time 44.1/16....this is why I have the question of JPlay software installed and play with jriver MC, Is this something to do about in order to have the DAC read out inaccordingly based on which file to play. Thanks guys.
mlfan
13-03-20
14:24:57
回覆 (840): CAS system up
Another question, I downloaded some HD tracks 96/24, play in a brand new win8 laptop with Jriver MC player through USB to a newest $2.5K DAC capable of handle up to 192/32 bitrate. But the DAC read out is showing 44.1/16 all time. What could possibly be wrong with setting issue like laptop output or input setting on the DAC....any thought ? thanks  
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i suppose your dac comes with driver for the win 8. have you installed it and select it in Jriver? by the way, which dac is it?
drwkng
13-03-20
12:10:34
回覆 (840): CAS system up
 
 
To the best of my slender understanding, JPlay is doing two things which affect the sound appreciably:-  
 
1. Taking full control of the computer to make sure Audio would have right of way over any other application  
 
2. To administer the right amount of buffer to ensure perfect bit streaming  
 
Don't be surprised therefore if music takes a few seconds to start and again a few seconds to come to a halt. You know the buffer is working properly.  
 
So what sonic differences does it make?  
 
The most obvious difference is a substantial reduction of odd harmonics which are all too common among CAS systems. These odd harmonics are particularly noticeable at the high frequencies where they manifest themselves as enhanced presence at best and harsh and grainy at worst. With JPlay in place, high frequencies remain extended but with none of those brittles. Music flows beautifully and I no longer have to suffer listening fatigue.  
 
As a collateral bonus, dynamics are also improved in the sense that they are handled with staggering aplomb.  
 
 
limage
13-03-20
11:36:11
回覆 (839): CAS system up
Li C-fu..  
 
This may be a silly question, but still want to know why your jriver MC plays with jplay software installed on side. What does jplay do about at this part?  
 
Another question, I downloaded some HD tracks 96/24, play in a brand new win8 laptop with Jriver MC player through USB to a newest $2.5K DAC capable of handle up to 192/32 bitrate. But the DAC read out is showing 44.1/16 all time. What could possibly be wrong with setting issue like laptop output or input setting on the DAC....any thought ? thanks  
 
Recently I has been busy working, so be quiet for while, should be free to talk soon.  
 
Pat
mlfan
13-03-19
15:02:06
回覆 (840): My silly thoughts to the recording industry
Funny, that was exactly what I was thinking this morning while sitting in the joint ...  
黑膠& CD has substance, something to hold on to, download, no have, nothing, it's air. Wonder if you can redownload should the hd crash & no have back up ...  
Browsing Cardas web site yesterday, they now have those 24/96 music feature in a credit card size USB device, plug it into USB and play. I am buying a few to experience it, hopefully it's good......
Cadiver
13-03-19
13:33:26
回覆 (839): My silly thoughts to the recording industry
Here is what I beleive is missing in the "easy download" from the net.  
 
1. With LP and CD, you get a physical product that you can read and hold solid in your hands. You get some beautifully printed cover, brochure and lyrics. At best, a signature from the Artiste and a lovely note in a booklet form. You satisfy not only your one sense (listen/ear). Your eyes and touch are also being taken care of. Total three senses are being served!  
 
2. Freedom of association lor! With CD or even LP, you can take to a friend's den to have wine and blow water for a whole afternoon. Listening is one half of the fun. The other half of the fun comes from talking lor!  
 
3. Memory: Yes, thats right! Take one your most loved LP and CD out and look at it for a second. Then, put it on and tell me what you would be thinking. Old Memory lor!  
 
With download, you not going to get any of the above. Forget even about the "memory" thing because in 5 to 6 years, you will be most likely to have yourself a new computer thats come with an updated Window 12 or 24 having features and fuctions not meant for human intellegent anyway.  
 
Here is a simple catch:  
All record labels agree on the following for download:  
 
1. When you download, you not only getting the music in digital memory. You will also get a more advance version in a "usb finger" format. This finger will be posted to the shoper together with poster, booklet and nicley packed. This finger can only in "play" mode when plug in to a computer or such. Its a slightly higher quality than the download.  
 
Of couse it works the other way round that you can get this "finger" record in a record shop. Shopping is an experience, right!  
 
In the end, this also provide a better reason for the record company to charge more lor. Money helps to make things go round ar! Slove the big problem in current download lor!  
 
This way, you can the benefit of a convenient download and the various senses we dont want to miss.  
 
bobui
13-03-19
12:42:56
回覆 (838): CAS system up
 
 
Good recordings are extremely rare in the open source for downloading. Big companies like Decca, Philips, EMI, RCA and DG who have the best as well as the largest repertoire, are all very cautious regarding their releases on their hi-res masters.  
 
These masters are possibly held back deliberately until agreement among the major players can be reached. CD sales are already on the wane and if these companies don't react fast, there will be no future. Hopefully, we don't have to wait too long!  
 
limage
13-03-19
11:40:27
回覆 (837): CAS system up
 
 
請以後多多題點靚music/download!  
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一定、一定。  
 
可惜你遠在他方,否則我們互相交流分享會方便多了!  
 
limage
13-03-18
14:00:04
回覆 (836): CAS system up
師父,今日download左DuPre個張24/96 from HDtrack,真係超靚喎,請以後多多題點靚music/download! 謝謝,!
Cadiver
13-03-18
12:29:59
回覆 (835): CAS system up
 
 
對呀,flac, ape, aiff, alac 等任擇。  
 
 
limage
13-03-16
08:30:54
回覆 (834): CAS system up
李生  
用Jriver rip cd是直接做flac file嗎?
cpyip
13-03-16
07:41:21
回覆 (833): CAS system up
廿年??  
 
老闆 should said: 我俾條X你
ken1967
13-03-15
16:03:05
回覆 (832): CAS system up
 
 
戇居客對招積老闆,對話實錄:  
 
客:「有無攪倫錯,部机用得嗰廿年,就壞到貢樣,又話 IC已絕種,冇得換。我唔理,一於回水,速速俾番錢。」  
 
老闆:「俾、俾、俾,我俾條命你 #@^~+=!」  
 
 
limage
13-03-15
15:49:33
回覆 (831): CAS system up
poor guy, life = a DAC?  
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of course not! it is a DAC beyond repair!
drwkng
13-03-15
15:14:21
回覆 (830): CAS system up
mdlover is prepared to give you his life.  
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poor guy, life = a DAC?
Derek2A3
13-03-15
15:01:15
回覆 (829): CAS system up
果然靚仔好多!
cpyip
13-03-15
14:53:56
回覆 (828): CAS system up
 
 
Yup, it's up for sale along with life guarantee, which means if anything should go wrong and the damned thing is beyond repair, mdlover is prepared to give you his life.  
 
Please PM him direct.  
 
limage
13-03-15
14:15:00
回覆 (827): CAS system up
嘩乜到得,個鐘一定係超人!有無得賣?
Cadiver
13-03-15
13:55:32
回覆 (826): CAS system up
 
 
This DAC is versatile, in the sense that whatever you feed, it's going to respond automatically. Truly install & forget sort of gear. Just wonderful!  
 
 
 
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limage
13-03-15
11:34:57
回覆 (825): CAS system up
 
 
The trial run DAC is finally replaced by the fully finished up-market model supplied by our resident designer, mdlover.  
 
 
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limage
13-03-15
11:33:17
回覆 (824): JPLAY JRIVER
每次去您家聽音樂,一定很多收獲,所以應該感謝您才對!  
這新的音樂室,和西貢的相比,我感受是有更佳的動態。  
希望新的DSD DAC如煲好了,找一天再去聽聽。
cpyip
13-03-14
06:43:14
回覆 (823): JPLAY JRIVER
 
 
先謝過葉兄。全憑這裡的高人指點,幾乎一步到位,不用走寃枉路,慳水又慳力,正!  
 
limage
13-03-13
20:08:42
回覆 (822): JPLAY JRIVER
李生家的CAS果然利害,手提琴、鋼琴、人声圴達到了新的高水平。恭喜!  
cpyip
13-03-13
16:20:13
回覆 (821): JPLAY JRIVER
cpyip
13-03-13
15:06:53
回覆 (820): JPLAY JRIVER
在foobar里可掛上RamDisk,也可感受到從RAM發出的聲音是不一樣,只是操作上麻烦些。  
 
但毕竟foobar是免費的,或不要太多要求了。  
 
cpyip
13-03-12
08:15:46
回覆 (819): JPLAY JRIVER
我就連初哥都談不上,我將D歌save在外置hard disk,用Win 7,想聽邊隻就將佢拉過foobar,跟住click "play",係識咁多。  
 
Foobar要mdlover大佬同我裝至可以唱到DSD。
ThomasC2
13-03-11
20:15:48
回覆 (818): JPLAY JRIVER
師父,same same 呀, download foobar (free) , install and play ! Foobar has plugin and other powerful settings. 不過我覚得 foobar, cplay 之類有小小mlfan :-). 整個 q-sheet 真係麻很炍多九魚, Jriver & squeeze easy 多lor ....
Cadiver
13-03-11
13:36:42
回覆 (817): JPLAY JRIVER
 
 
Thomas,  
 
Foobar 是如何玩法呢?是否用 Window 7 Media Player?  
 
我是初哥,變身「問題老人」,喜歡每事問,請見諒!  
 
limage
13-03-11
10:24:45
回覆 (816): JPLAY JRIVER
又走出個""DoP""?!,都係玩下foolbar算啦。
ThomasC2
13-03-10
20:26:47
回覆 (815): JPLAY JRIVER
 
 
JPlay plays DSD through DoP and hence you'll be getting unfair results. By-passing JPlay is a far better choice.  
 
limage
13-03-10
08:19:32
回覆 (814): JPLAY JRIVER
"""JPlay 是專注播放 PCM 之用...."  
 
不能播DSD??
ThomasC2
13-03-09
19:34:44
回覆 (813): JPLAY JRIVER
 
 
下星期找一天去您那里,看您何時方便?  
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週日下午三時後佐敦見,日期就你方便。  
 
 
limage
13-03-09
09:16:12