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 61 
 on: January 27, 2017, 09:22:31 am 
Started by Shreekant Somany - Last post by coliny
Hi Peter
Your right

The download also created a folder in the music files which also had a jpg file in it. Deleted that folder and it works with any jpg name.

Thanks
Colin

 62 
 on: January 26, 2017, 11:38:38 pm 
Started by vrao - Last post by vrao
You can promote a speaker without marginalizing your audience.

... (if this is directed to me)...

No way!

Please be a room treatment evangelist!

I've my share of room problems too. I've never being able to give left and right completely the same balance and have great stereo at the same time.

The merits of room treatments are well advertised, but you rarely encounter a room that has been "treated" for good audio (save for some voodoo patches or curtains on the wall -no wife!-). I never followed up to my plans to make a diffusor, I guess electronics are much more sexy to me.

In the end the acoustical room correctors make a lot of sense in a stereo setting where we aim for identical response. As I learned from the better part of the video speaker placement has a large influence in the sub 300Hz area. No way that is going to be the same for each speaker in a real untreated room.

regards, Coen


The low end is also what I was aiming for. No way I like room treatments... that's why I restrained from it all these years, trying all kinds of tweaks to avoid them. Yes at present it does look imposing, but luckily its a dedicated room, so not much heat from the wife  Wink

There is really nothing sexy or exciting about room treatments. These huge items are suddenly occupying space in the listening room imposing their presence...

The idea was to tame the bass (which was not too bad + 6-8 dB in the upper bass, otherwise flat to 20 Hz), and the acoustic specialist argued his way into the diffusers, and I obliged. And this is where it gets interesting .... ofcourse bass was increased without smear, but more importantly how things changed with the mids/highs. Diffusers add some critical benefit in the frequency, spectral/power and time domain. Any micro/nano inconsistencies with the mids and the highs which affect image localization, temporal resolution, group distortion, timbre recognition, flutter echoes are reduced to a point below threshold. All of a sudden the system is flying. Bugatti on a race track vs a back country road with potholes.... Happy

Therefore the proposal for the new finding is as follows:

" Reflections are fine and dandy for non-critical listening, or systems with lower SNR (I don't know the threshold) ... maybe (-)96 dB. For the extreme detail provided by the Phasure DAC, these reflections actually are very detrimental. Adding acoustic treatments --  for the first reflections will greatly decreased room associated noise, not only bass, but also mids and highs. This also allows for listening at much higher volumes before it gets too loud, or loss of musicality"

Evangelized yet?
 prankster

 63 
 on: January 26, 2017, 09:28:02 pm 
Started by vrao - Last post by CoenP
Beolab

I've had the opportunity to hear these speakers at the pre release party here in Beverly Hills, LA (invite Only  Wink). I was quite excited about the event, considering it had what I thought ideal parameters for a acoustic transducer. The ability to integrate and manipulate listening window. Granted it was not the most ideal setup. A bit noisy from the busy Rodeo Drive, MP3 only, I did not find it special. Also a sense of DSP failure... too many transducers, the wide dispersion was disappointing (uneven power response)and the narrow mode was decent, but nothing special for the asking price or even less than half of it. The image density was poor. The SNR was as good as a decent car stereo. Again this was with the shortcoming as mentioned.

Did you get to audition it? I would be interested in your experience  Happy

Best,
VJ

*Edit* -  forgot, the above was also confirmed by a second pair of ears1, a friend who I had invited. He's heard my old set up...

I've not yet heard them, only watched the video. There is some Youtube material of audioshow demos that could give a faint impression. I've subscribed to a Beolab90 tour demo maillist because I wanted to hear the merits for myself.

To be frank I'm not that surprised by your findings of the demo, theory is one, execution is two. I became worried at the class-d amplifiers part. They are able to make everything sound like MP3 (maybe that's why they choose to demo with MP3).
And the demo itself? A missed opportunity? Different target audience? No room treatment eh?

Though I have great respect for the research and design effort, this never would be a speaker for me. I'm more of a "less is more" kind of guy. This worked for me all the time.

regards, Coen

 64 
 on: January 26, 2017, 09:11:32 pm 
Started by vrao - Last post by CoenP
You can promote a speaker without marginalizing your audience.

... (if this is directed to me)...

No way!

Please be a room treatment evangelist!

I've my share of room problems too. I've never being able to give left and right completely the same balance and have great stereo at the same time.

The merits of room treatments are well advertised, but you rarely encounter a room that has been "treated" for good audio (save for some voodoo patches or curtains on the wall -no wife!-). I never followed up to my plans to make a diffusor, I guess electronics are much more sexy to me.

In the end the acoustical room correctors make a lot of sense in a stereo setting where we aim for identical response. As I learned from the better part of the video speaker placement has a large influence in the sub 300Hz area. No way that is going to be the same for each speaker in a real untreated room.

regards, Coen

 65 
 on: January 26, 2017, 06:30:57 pm 
Started by Shreekant Somany - Last post by PeterSt
Colin,

I think you have an accicental different problem;
If really nothing shows for Wallpaper (so not even a frame or anything) then the program creating the Wallpaper errors out. If it helps for you to rename to Folder.jpg (or any nother more specific name like Front.jpg (there are some more)) then it forces the program to give priority to that. IOW, when this priority is not there, it tries to determine the best image from various other parameters which allows to run through all of the other available images as well. IOW :

If you recognize you indeed do have other images (picture files) for this album, then at least one of them should give troubles (of at this moment unknown kind). Thus would you eliminate those all temporarily (remove from the album folder) and the one with the random .jpg name you prefer remains, then it should work. Watch out : not that we want it to work by this means, but it would identify the problem to some degree.

Anyway, renaming a random .jpg for Cover that I have over here, to Greenmill3.jpg and it just keeps on working. Of course the picture is different but only very far theoretically the cause is the content of your picture file, indicated by the fact that it surely can work when named folder.jpg. However, might you have the idea that it is the content of the file after all, then please post the file so I can try it over here.

Thank you for your help !
Peter

 66 
 on: January 26, 2017, 04:11:48 pm 
Started by vrao - Last post by vrao
You can promote a speaker without marginalizing your audience.

Only thing I'm promoting (if this is directed to me), is room treatments ... Happy can't say it enough.

All it takes is a few diffusers for the first reflection. And bass traps (if needed), and maybe corner traps.

It will enhance "any present PHASURE" system well beyond expected. The SNR is so good that "the room" is the BIG limiting factor. A whole set of distortions that you thought didn't exist will disappear.

I would love for others to try it, if they haven't .....

Simple but "most" essential upgrade!

 Wink
VJ

 67 
 on: January 26, 2017, 03:22:29 pm 
Started by vrao - Last post by vrao
Beolab

I've had the opportunity to hear these speakers at the pre release party here in Beverly Hills, LA (invite Only  Wink). I was quite excited about the event, considering it had what I thought ideal parameters for a acoustic transducer. The ability to integrate and manipulate listening window. Granted it was not the most ideal setup. A bit noisy from the busy Rodeo Drive, MP3 only, I did not find it special. Also a sense of DSP failure... too many transducers, the wide dispersion was disappointing (uneven power response)and the narrow mode was decent, but nothing special for the asking price or even less than half of it. The image density was poor. The SNR was as good as a decent car stereo. Again this was with the shortcoming as mentioned.

Did you get to audition it? I would be interested in your experience  Happy

Best,
VJ

*Edit* -  forgot, the above was also confirmed by a second pair of ears1, a friend who I had invited. He's heard my old set up...

 68 
 on: January 26, 2017, 12:29:14 pm 
Started by Shreekant Somany - Last post by coliny
Hi Peter
Nothing but the mouse pointer is displayed, not even the playlist.
Colin

 69 
 on: January 26, 2017, 12:11:22 pm 
Started by Shreekant Somany - Last post by PeterSt
So Colin, what you say is that when we name the coverart GreenMill3.jpg and play Unattendely, there's completely nothing visible for image - not even the X cross which normally indicates "no coverart found" ?
Can you confirm this please ?
(I never have een anything like that - just saying)

Thanks,
Peter

 70 
 on: January 26, 2017, 12:07:32 pm 
Started by Andre - Last post by PeterSt
Andre, nothing to kill for Services. XXHighEnd does that all for you (but to the extreme for Minimized OS mode). And, best is even to stay out of such things (when using XXHighEnd) because it is quite easy to make things inconsistent (which is up to you but I won't understand your problems, later).

Side note : If you can set Straight Continuous memory then I don't know of anything else that lacks in Home (also not SQ wise), except that you won't be able to use a Remote Control (which in our case goes over RDC).

Thanks for the feedback and Regards,
Peter

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