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Impedance switches on a Jolida JD 9II
Hi, idgmusic64,When I was experimenting with different gain and loading options with the JD9 I found that using a lower impedance setting (higher MC cartridge damping effect) would shift the tonal balance towards the bass frequencies. So the 70 Oh... 
What is an easy way to convert wav files to Flac?
Hi, mribob,For music file conversions I use dBpoweramp, which has some useful metadata editing tools. Plus it’s a great CD ripper. It’s not free but it works really well and is highly regarded by a lot of audiophiles.I’m not sure how or why you en... 
Jolida JD-9 phono pre-amp dip switch settings
Hi, dll,That chart at AudioKarma was the first version I created but it didn't include my name, the model of JD9 that it references, or that some settings are undocumented. An updated chart for the 2006 model is available here: https://gallery.aud... 
Modify Bluesound Vault Album Names with Metadata Editor
Hi, llarry,I use MP3tag and it's very powerful, especially when you want to edit metatdata for more than one album at a time, for example, reformatting track numbers and names. It's also handy in finding errors in naming and numbering conventions.... 
What is Floyd Toole saying about extra amplifier power and headroom?
diamonddupree, I wasn't aware that MiniDSP now samples up to 24/192. This changes everything! Actually, I've been considering purchasing a DSP setup to compare against the Loki Mini but was waiting until they could sample at the higher rate. ... 
What is Floyd Toole saying about extra amplifier power and headroom?
diamonddupree, the Loki Mini tone control is very different than the MiniDSP in that the Loki keeps the signal in the analog realm while the MiniDSP uses a 24/96 digital sampling of the signal. The DSP route essentially offers what the Loki Min... 
What is Floyd Toole saying about extra amplifier power and headroom?
diamonddupree , before you spend $3000 on an active crossover to experiment with sub integration, buy a $149 Schiit Loki Mini tone control. It’s a relatively cheap way to experiment with reducing the driver load on your Magico Mini II speakers. Yo... 
Measuring TT Speed
Doh! That should be [1 + (-count/3600)] x RPM. 
Measuring TT Speed
I replied to the OP already but I thought I'd add a comment about the calculations for platter speed from the KAB USA website. Please correct me if I have this wrong, but the platter speed calculation didn't mention that when the platter is runnin... 
Measuring TT Speed
jsman, yes, it's the illuminated number icons that count. If there's drift, and you have a way to adjust platter speed, you can usually get the illuminated numbers to hold steady, plus or minus. I always make speed adjustments with the tonearm l... 
Measuring TT Speed
jsman, if you're using the KAB strobe light (and the batteries are good) you should be seeing a series of numbers that correspond with the speed the platter is spinning. So assuming you've got your turntable set for 33.33 RPM you should see a "33... 
Measuring TT Speed
Hi, jsman,What are you using for a light source to check the strobe disc? If the light isn't stable you'll get strobe "bounce".Tom 
Bluesound Vault Combined with Node 2
Hi, llarry,I use a Bluesound Node 2 via Wi-Fi for a small system in the bedroom as well as a Node 2i in my main stereo system using an Ethernet connection. I stream digital files from a NAS drive and really enjoy having access to all my ripped CD... 
Questions about recording vimyl to computer?
I got a reply from Dan at SweetVinyl and he says it is a typo and they'll get it corrected.I used to record at 24/96 but decided to go with 24/192 recordings and downsample to 24/96 for playback from the music library. That way I can always go bac... 
SugarCube SC-2 for recording - 196k sampling rate?
Got a reply from SweetVinyl and yes it's a typo, the recording sample rate is 192k. They'll post the correction to their webpages and datasheets.Tom