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by tps
Fri May 09, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: M1001 noise
Replies: 240
Views: 168751

Re: M1001 noice varies with distance from amp

So I was wondering if interference could explain some of the problems people are having with the SB1001 being noisey? Leapy99 There are many sources which could cause noise. Grounding issues are frequent source of noise. I'd think the metal tube might provide some amount of shielding against radiat...
by tps
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Multiple Output Difficulties
Replies: 14
Views: 7086

Here's the electrical lowdown on S/PDIF signals: 1. The two-pin internal jack in some computers is most likely a logic-level signal, 0-5 V or maybe 0-3.3 V. 2. The signal on the S/PDIF RCA is often 1 V P-P, centered about ground. It is usually either capacitor or transformer coupled, which is why it...
by tps
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: mono playback problems - double speed
Replies: 2
Views: 2572

mono playback problems - double speed

Has the problem with playing mono FLAC files ever been fixed? Right now, they play back double speed. Not sure if this is a Soundbridge problem or a Firefly problem...
by tps
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: 24 bit audio....
Replies: 15
Views: 11402

Now this strays from the original topic, but I felt I should address the statement that music is a random waveform. TONES are regular waveforms, while noise is often fairly random in composition. While musical sound contains components that cover the range from very regular to somewhat random, the o...
by tps
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: 24 bit audio....
Replies: 15
Views: 11402

What??? Wtih PCM encoding bit-depth is directly related to dynamic range. Each bit gives 6 dB of dynamic range. Changing PCM sampling rate changes the Nyquist high frequency cut-off, not the dynamic range. Now, when techniques like DSD are involved, things get blurry, because 1-bit DSD can give wide...
by tps
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Is is planned FLAC natively in future Firmware updates
Replies: 10
Views: 10636

There are a couple reasons why it would be nice if Roku implemented a FLAC decoder in the Soundbridge: 1. It would reduce network traffic. 2. The "pause" would work right. Currently, when Firefly transcodes FLAC, after un-pausing the Soundbridge, Firefly furiously decodes the first part of...
by tps
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Is is planned FLAC natively in future Firmware updates
Replies: 10
Views: 10636

As some labels (see linnrecords) are selling flacs, including 24/96 ones (not sure that 802.11b will like that transcoded to wav ;) ), it would be a nice move to support flac. Currently all my collection is in flac and sent to the roku as wav, that's ok as long as I have "only" cd quality...
by tps
Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: 24 bit audio....
Replies: 15
Views: 11402

I don't think would provide ANY benefit whatsoever. ...snip... Also, I don't believe there's any standard way to transmit 24bit 48kHz or 96kHz PCM signals over SPDIF. You need HDMI or some other data path. Don't know where you heard that. The S/PDIF standard has effectively been 24-bits since it wa...
by tps
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: 24 bit audio....
Replies: 15
Views: 11402

I use high-resolution audio in the studio, but I personally don't believe there is honest perceptable gain in high-resolution consumer audio delivery. I don't want to get into a flame war, but I disagree. While 16-bit resolution can sound very good, much better than the product so-called profession...
by tps
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: When will a new audiophile grade product be introduced
Replies: 21
Views: 15147

Apple Lossless has support for tags, Yes, but WHICH tags? What are the tools? I'm sure it supports the basic TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, etc. But there may be others I'm using that it probably doesn't support, at least not easily. One can losslessly transcode the AUDIO from one lossless format to another...
by tps
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: When will a new audiophile grade product be introduced
Replies: 21
Views: 15147

2. Native FLAC support. Why not just transcode them to Apple Lossless? I suspect the metadata tools support for ALAC is somewhat limited compared with FLAC. True, I could make an ALAC transcoded copy of the FLAC, but that starts to take up a lot of disk space. I'm already over 300 GB for each copy ...
by tps
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: When will a new audiophile grade product be introduced
Replies: 21
Views: 15147

I guess I'd like to see two issues addressed in an "audiophile" product: 1. Hires like 24/88.2 and 24/96. I have a growing amount of 24/96 material in my music library, downloads from sources like Linn Records and 24/96 from the Classic Records DAD series. I think that all of the Soundbrid...
by tps
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: iTunes 7.2?
Replies: 11
Views: 6453

Has anyone with W2000 upgraded to the new iTunes yet? I upgraded and it now gets an "illegal instruction" exception when I start it. Thought I might have a bad installation, so I re-installed. Same thing...
by tps
Thu May 17, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 11260

Actually, the 4th option is to let Firefly do the resampling to 48 KHz. There are high-quality, readily available algorithms that Ron could paste into Firefly. This would, of course, mean sending uncompressed data over the network to the Soundbridge, which might be a problem with some wireless insta...
by tps
Wed May 09, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: preventing automatic access to internet
Replies: 19
Views: 12473

Firmware update gives you the option of declining. You have to say "Yes" to get the update.
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