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  1. What has happened in digital recording quality in 30 years - comparing records from 1984 and 2014

    I have tried it both ways. My DAC has separate paths for PCM files and DSD files. It will convert to analog native files in either format. The only possible explanation that I have for preferring the...
  2. Re: What has happened in digital recording quality in 30 years - comparing records from 1984 and 2014

    Agree that we can not create something that was not there to start with. I am upsampling and converting everything to 512DSD which moves the noise to a higher frequency above 22kz. That is where the...
  3. Re: What has happened in digital recording quality in 30 years - comparing records from 1984 and 2014

    If you take any CD (16/44) and upsample it, you can get the benefit of using better filters that the brick wall filters used in the past. When you do that with older recordings you may get higher...
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    Re: When Is an Older Speaker Just Too Old?

    Aren't you supposed to end with:
    ...strong letter to follow". [emoji16][emoji106]
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    Re: When Is an Older Speaker Just Too Old?

    I agree! I spoke from experience as well. I too had a 996 back in the day and had all kind of issues (warranty covered, but still).
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Totally agree. Still surprised that more testing is not being done in this country.

    Btw, I Tried ordering masks today via Amazon; 3 weeks wait! We are now Back to the USSR!
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    Re: When Is an Older Speaker Just Too Old?

    Thanks! In my view the only thing that may get better in a vehicle as it ages is its value. But that only applies to those few select cars that become classics. And it takes a long time in most cases...
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    Re: When Is an Older Speaker Just Too Old?

    I am curious to know what metrics are better in any sports cars with 200k miles compared to same car with say 5k miles on it?
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    When Is an Older Speaker Just Too Old?

    Speakers use parts that are continually vibrating. Older speakers, in particular, are likely to have cones made with cardboard and rubber both of which will deteriorate with time (even if slowly)....
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    Coronavirus Live Updates

    You are a physician. Did you watch the interview with the head of the South Korean force fighting the CV (a link was posted a couple of days ago)? Granted, you are ER not an epidemiologist, but if...
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    Coronavirus Live Updates

    Experts in the field of contagious diseases have warned us for years about our country’s unpreparedness in case of a pandemic. For example, Look up in YouTube TedTalks by Bill Gates (2015) and Larry...
  12. Thread: My Coming Out

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    Re: My Coming Out

    Are you in journalism? That’s a very eye-catching title for the thread. [emoji6]

    Nice theater! Enjoy it!!
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    I consider myself more informed about the Covid-19 than the average individual. What the interview did for me, is that it summarized the most up to date (factual) information in one place. Yes, I had...
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Yeah, really. [emoji848]
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Wait... wasn’t that the same state that kept beaches open and gladly allowed spring break parties just a week ago? “Say it ain't so, Joe."
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    He must be joking...[emoji854] NOT!
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    That is the most comprehensive, science-based article/interview about the Covid-19 that I have seen.
    The speaker is the head of South Corea’s response to the virus. The questioner did an excellent...
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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    So nucleus is like a bycicle with training wheels...
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    I hope you were smart and walked away. You can buy cookies in many places without waiting in line.
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Of course it is. You start by developing a plan in advance. The USA has been rehearsing for wars (including nuclear) for decades. They call them military exercises or war games.
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    Coronavirus Live Updates

    Hindsight is 20/20 of course. But one thing that we should be outraged at is the fact that despite years of warnings by experts, our country was not prepared to fight a pandemic. In fact, I just read...
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    Roon, is it just me?

    My take from the experieces described here is that Roon, in an attempt to sell more software and realizing that many folks did not want to mess around with computers saw an opportunity to do so by...
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    Bill Gates on Coronavirus

    Bill Gates said yesterday:

    "The U.S. is past this opportunity to control (COVID-19) without shutdown," Gates said during a TED Connects program broadcast online. "We did not act fast enough to...
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Bill Gates today:

    "The U.S. is past this opportunity to control (COVID-19) without shutdown," Gates said during a TED Connects program broadcast online. "We did not act fast enough to have an...
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    Re: Coronavirus Live Updates

    Here is a Ted Talk by a fellow named Larry Brilliant who is an expert on the subject of fighting pandemics.
    His advice for combating a pandemic is “early detection, early response.”
    From Mr....
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