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by Kjoerup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: pre-emphasis and archiving and cdda2wav
Replies: 56
Views: 46996

I ask simply because Macs are theoretically supposed to be the "easier" alternative to PCs...more user friendly, blah blah blah. Yet with the advent of OSX--pretty Unix, really--that's all taken a turn for the byzantine. I work for U of C's Residential Computing department, and the consensus seems ...
by Kjoerup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: pre-emphasis and archiving and cdda2wav
Replies: 56
Views: 46996

Krabapple, I use Missing Media Burner, which is pretty much a command line port of cdda2wav (among other things) for use on Mac OSX. Now I don't have any CDs with pre-emphasis (as far as I know), but I can think of a workaround that may or may not work for you on Windows. On OSX, you can use a progr...
by Kjoerup
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rock & Roll Circus coming to DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 3666

I'll buy it, if only to hear Marianne Faithfull singing "Something Better". I couldn't care less about the 5.1. I don't have that kind of set-up, nor do I ever intend to. I did recently pick up the Abkco DVD of Godard's "Sympathy for the Devil" (only ten bucks at Costco; hope R&R Circus will be ...
by Kjoerup
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Compressed Audio Thread (Codecs, not bad mastering)
Replies: 22
Views: 11129

Compressed Audio Thread (Codecs, not bad mastering)

Unless I somehow missed it, it appears that there hasn't yet been a thread here which discusses compressed audio technology -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. We've thoroughly (un)covered the "hi-rez" scam, so I'm wondering what everyone thinks about the other end of the spectrum: mp3, AAC, Ogg, ge...
by Kjoerup
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Hugging A Dead (SACD) Horse
Replies: 32
Views: 16840

Back on topic: Shush! The great man finally weighs in. Please say it ain't so, Surrogate Daddy! http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=733445&postcount=109 Looks as if there'll be a whole lotta crying, maybe suicidal thoughts, in Audiofool Land today. I say good riddance to that rip-of...
by Kjoerup
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kelley book: Bush did coke at Camp David, Laura smoked weed
Replies: 7
Views: 3283

And this: http://www.salon.com/ent/col/fix/2004/09/03/fri/index.html For those about to Rock, we ignore you First twins Jenna and Barbara Bush took in a Kid Rock concert Wednesday night at the New York club Avalon (housed in an old Episcopalian church and formerly the notorious club Limelight), but ...
by Kjoerup
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kelley book: Bush did coke at Camp David, Laura smoked weed
Replies: 7
Views: 3283

On a related "family values" note there's this: http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2004/09/04/twin_tips/index.html Bush twins swill vodka, stiff the help Mayor Michael Bloomberg hailed the Republican National Convention as an economic boon to the city, but it turned out to be a bust for the poor...
by Kjoerup
Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Hugging A Dead (SACD) Horse
Replies: 32
Views: 16840

Hugging A Dead (SACD) Horse

Why in the world are people at so many "other" forums (like Audio Asylum and SH) continuing to debate the "Is SACD (and/or DVD-A) dead?" I'm well aware that these people have less than half a brain, but it does seem obvious to me that anyone in possession of even 1/35 of a mere brain stem can tell t...
by Kjoerup
Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beat The Eighth Grader!
Replies: 19
Views: 11207

"Correct" punctuation is geographically relative. This thread inspired me to research the English punctuation rules, in order to see if I did remember my European education correctly. Consider this: http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm In the United Kingdom, Canada, and islands und...
by Kjoerup
Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Time for another Who's Next thread
Replies: 42
Views: 15605

I haven't heard the vinyl, but I can say with absolute certainty that the STEVE HOFFMAN version of Who's Next is the best one ever. It blows all the others away. Magnificent breath of life and no compression! It sounds exactly like the master tape. Soooooo much better than Jon Ghastly's no-noised m...
by Kjoerup
Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Audio Quackwatch
Replies: 6
Views: 4155

Thought you'd enjoy this one, krabapple. The endless "jitter" debate continues at the Hoffman forums. Someone by the name of Evan writes: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=38254 "I think that it is jitter control in the manufacturing process. It really depends on the facility and th...
by Kjoerup
Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Harrison remasters....
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

First I upsampled these Harrison CDs to 682734748383 kHz/5928282 bits. My listening tests at 110 db detected subtle but definitely recognizable watery sounds at the 28kHz range, which can only mean NR artifacts, so I plan to toss all these reissues in a bonfire this evening. If you can't hear at 28k...
by Kjoerup
Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 68997

Well said, Thom! :!:
by Kjoerup
Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 68997

I don't own the CCR SACD but I did burn the sample to CD-R this afternoon. What I did was put the CD player in repeat mode and let the sample play continuously. Yeah, the volume difference between the two bits is readily apparent, and I agree with Krabapple that these are really two different master...
by Kjoerup
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: SACD Technology
Replies: 86
Views: 68997

So will the SH sheep now loudly proclaim that SACD is capable of reproducing a greater quantity of echo with more “lifelike” and “three-dimensional” qualities than poor, lowly redbook does? I suppose it does indeed, particularly if the self-proclaimed Tonmeister’s hand is pushing firmly on the echo ...