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by Simon Hickie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Computer audio and my closed mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1725
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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Stu, I use DBpoweramp or EAC as others above have mentioned. The important thing is 'lossless'.
by Simon Hickie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: I am speechless
Replies: 2
Views: 353
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Re: I am speechless

And of course the whole 8 glasses of water thing was based on research funded by..........a French producer of bottled water.
by Simon Hickie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Computer audio and my closed mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1725
Great Britain

Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

montechristo358 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:41 pm
Wav rather than Flac?
Yes. They take up more space on disk and are less good with metadata but you eliminate the need for the additional processing needed for FLAC files.
by Simon Hickie
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: NVA Loans
Topic: BMU Loan
Replies: 100
Views: 4727
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Re: BMU Loan

As a result of the BMU loan system, a friend ordered one based on my demonstration of it to him in his system. It arrived on Tuesday this week. He has described it as a revelation to the extent that he's had to double check to see whether he's selected the wrong track. The hum present on the loan un...
by Simon Hickie
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Computer audio and my closed mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1725
Great Britain

Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

I still buy CDs. Then I rip them as WAV files & store on two hard drives. On the dedicated music laptop (about 14 years old) I have my full music collection (as well as on the external hdd). Playback is via an Audioquest Dragonfly Red. It sounds better than CD playback.
by Simon Hickie
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Kegworth HiFi show
Replies: 86
Views: 2180
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Re: Kegworth HiFi show

Lets put it this way. I live 20 miles away. I cannot get up or down a small side road from my house. The ground conditions are such that even the dogs fall over. There's a contraflow on the A453 near the Kegworth turn off. Kegworth itself is quite small and can get congested. I await a report from a...
by Simon Hickie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Kegworth HiFi show
Replies: 86
Views: 2180
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Re: Kegworth HiFi show

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Well it seem sledging is allowed in cricket, that is definitely ad hominem.
The only sledging tomorrow will be of the snowy variety.
by Simon Hickie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Kegworth HiFi show
Replies: 86
Views: 2180
Great Britain

Re: Kegworth HiFi show

Well, if the weather here in the East Midlands carries on as it is now, I can see many prospective visitors not bothering to go. And of course, exhibitors will need to get there too (OK if they went today though). I suspect I may well be stuck at home for this one.
by Simon Hickie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Kegworth HiFi show
Replies: 86
Views: 2180
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Re: Kegworth HiFi show

Not even if your wore a wig and false beard?
by Simon Hickie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Kegworth HiFi show
Replies: 86
Views: 2180
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Kegworth HiFi show

Anybody going to the show? As it's less than 20 miles from where I live, I'll be going. I might even manage a quick report.