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by Charles Hansen
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Decibel
Topic: Tin ear?
Replies: 7
Views: 4145

Re: Tin ear?

Hello Otaku, I have found that there are two things that are very important when trying to compare two different audio components. The first is to be very familiar with the system that you are listening to. The second is to be very familiar with the songs that you are listening to. My procedure woul...
by Charles Hansen
Sat May 28, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Decibel
Topic: How to play a wave file?
Replies: 32
Views: 10955

Re: How to play a wave file?

In that case maybe iTunes didn't convert the WAVE properly, because the bit depth shouldn't have changed. What does Decibel show as the bit depth in the Inspector? This is a HORRIBLE bug in iTunes and/or QuickTime! If you start with a 24-bit file, convert it to ALAC, and then back to the original f...
by Charles Hansen
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Play Development
Topic: Dumb Question from Analog Hardware Engineer
Replies: 3
Views: 4039

Dumb Question from Analog Hardware Engineer

Hello Stephen, I have read that Play converts the audio data on the hard drive to 32-bit floating point for use in CoreAudio. Please excuse the dumb question, as I am just an analog hardware guy. Would it be possible to simply transfer the audio data as integers to the output port (eg, USB) without ...
by Charles Hansen
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Play
Topic: Does Play handle HDCD encoded discs?
Replies: 3
Views: 5449

Re: Does Play handle HDCD encoded discs?

Hello Stephen, HDCD stands for "High Definition Compatible Disc". It was a system developed for CD in the early '90s and released in the mid '90s. Essentially it was a "compansion" scheme that expanded the dynamic range available from a 16-bit format. The clever part was that the instructions for ch...