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What FLAC compression level for Ripping?

In the end I went wit @Jazzman's suggestion and ripped everything to uncompressed FLAC. Thank you all for your input!

January 10, 2019 5
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In-wall AC Wire?

I've relocated my system and need to run a new dedicated 20A circuit. Does anyone have experience using audiophile grade in-wall AC wire instead of standard wire? I see Audience and JPS Labs makes such...

January 9, 2019 2
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December 29, 2018 10
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Do you think you have to “Read between the lines” when reading a review?

@Anton after reading the review my take is that JVS was not using any grounding products prior to the QKore products.

December 29, 2018 5
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Advantages of full cable loom by one manufacturer?

Honestly I'm not sure whether I like the idea of using cables as seasoning/tone controls; I see that being problematic down the road as you start changing components. Meaning, you might find yourself changing...

December 29, 2018 5
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Advantages of full cable loom by one manufacturer?

System changes are requiring the purchase of many new cables. Currently I have cables from a number of manufacturers. I’m wondering if there are any advantages to using the same manufacturer for the...

December 24, 2018 2
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Why are there so few headphones from the UK?

B&W...

December 18, 2018 5
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What are everyone’s thoughts on using software based room correction?

@Darko which room correction systems have you tried?

December 14, 2018 5
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What FLAC compression level for Ripping?

Great link, @stevenswall. Thanks! @Sunflower Sutra, yes, I am using AccurateRip.

November 28, 2018 5
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What FLAC compression level for Ripping?

What FLAC compression level is recommended when ripping? I'm using dBpoweramp for ripping/encoding and Roon for playback if that matters. I'm assuming that no compression is best since it would put the...

November 22, 2018 2
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Where does hi-res audio begin for you?

Well-recorded and mastered 16/44. I'll take high resolution, of course, but it must start with a great recording. Otherwise it's all for naught.

November 19, 2018 10
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November 19, 2018 10
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What is your next system upgrade and why?

I'm with Darko on this one. I just finished treating the back wall of my room two weeks ago. Next up is the side wall. I have the panels, but I just need to find the time to install them. Further down...

November 17, 2018 10
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What is the weakest link in your hi-fi system?

The room. And if we’re all honest, this is probably true for everyone to varying degrees. I use my family room as my listening room which, believe it or not, my wife fully endorses. The system gets...

November 17, 2018 10
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Which music streaming service do you use – and why?

Tidal...because it's the only real lossless option here in the US (but not for long with Qobuz launching imminently).

November 17, 2018 10
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Did you visit a hi-fi show in 2018?

My wife and I attended Capital Audio Fest for the second time. We bumped into MV this year.

November 17, 2018 5
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How much do HiFi looks matter as compared to sound quality?

Design, like music, matters (to me). How something looks is part of the pride of ownership equation. This is especially true since my system is in my family room. There are enough options available today...

November 11, 2018 10
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Favorite headphones?

Zinder, Did you hear any difference with the Focal headphones? I can understand not liking them (my wife doesn't), but they should sound different than your Sennheisers. I would also suggest trying some...

November 11, 2018 5
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How much do HiFi looks matter as compared to sound quality?

A friend of mine said to me “this is the high-end, first you make the best sounding thing you can make, and then you make it look as good as you can make it”. That feels like an accurate statement....

November 10, 2018 10
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What is your favorite free system improvement?

Another vote for speaker placement! ...and then I try to put it down that poisonous glowing screen of connectivity Priceless, Vinnie!

November 9, 2018 10
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