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Old 03-02-2014, 04:44 PM
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Thanks, Dave. It's a big help to be able to have all that setup and operation info in a convenient, easily accessible format.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:33 PM
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You are very welcome..
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:13 PM
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A few tips from the makers:

Overlooked Features

For cover art or other images, MC for Windows has a simple photo editor. Select any image, right click and choose "Edit image" to begin. You can crop, rotate, etc. Old faded color photos can be improved by using "Adjust". Out of focus pictures may benefit from "Sharpen". "Heal" lets you repair minor defects. When you save your work, MC won't overwrite your original unless you tell it to. It saves a "version" (changes only) so you can always return to an earlier version and start over. The best way to learn is to try it on an image you don't care about.

That brings up MC's ability to capture a screenshot. On the desktop, you can copy an image to the clipboard. Use your keyboard's Print Screen key to copy the whole desktop image to the clipboard. Or use Alt and Print Screen keys to copy the window in focus. In MC, open Camera in the lower left corner, and select Copy from Clipboard, then Acquire.

Did you also know:

JRiver's Downloader has been used by HDtracks customers for about a year. Now Acoustic Sounds also offers it. Both are leaders in the delivery of High Resolution audio. HDtracks is in MC's tree under Services.
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C500C C500T preamp and a MX150 control center, (3)McIntosh 601 mono block amps, (1)7270 McIntosh amp driving rears in 7.1 (1)Halo A23 amp for side surround, & (1)452 McIntosh amp for main towers part of a bi-amp setup with 601's, Esoteric K-03 JL F212 sub all glued together with mostly all WireWorld & Moon Audio Black Dragon cables.

Headphone Rig
Audeze LCD-X Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes Black Dragon Cable upgrades on the HD700s!

Streaming Dac Gear
includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs Wireworld Platinum USB cable, Ipad mini & Itouch driving media center 20 for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home Also can remote control MX150 via web too.

Analog Rig
VPI Classic II running with a Dynavector 20X2-H MC Phono Cartridge

Also
For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 95 , Sony ES777, (2)PPPs,

Speaker system
Builder of custom very high end Dynaudio's 2 Main towers, 1 super tweeter Dynaudio built system above each tower, 4 surrounds all Dynaudio Esoteric drivers 6.5 mids, esoteric dome tweeters, 2 rear surrounds, and a custom 5 speaker 2 7" drivers, 2 3" domes, and a d21 tweeter in the center channel to compliment my 2 300lb custom subs and a JL F212

Misc Build Features
AC Power Electrical overview is 4 20 amp 120 circuits all 10-3 wiring extra shielding with walls custom modded with cross bracing 2x6s over a 14" thick concrete with R19 and weather barrier
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:29 PM
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I have jriver and a w4s dac2 running flac ripped from Jriver. I could never get it to sound quite as good as a redbook cd playing through the w4s dac2. I am going to try the things you listed in here.

I guess step 1, get rid of XP and put 7 on it!.

Thank you for making this thread!
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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Win7 = yes.
Also never use JRiver as a ripping app - it is no bueno in that regard (it is a database utility with superb playback capability)
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:44 AM
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Win7 = yes. Also never use JRiver as a ripping app - it is no bueno in that regard (it is a database utility with superb playback capability)
Recommended ripping app?
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Exact Audio Copy (when properly configured).
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Recommended ripping app?
dbPowerAmp for CDs, DVD-Audio Extractor for DVDs.....................and you know what for SACDs.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:36 AM
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Exact Audio Copy (when properly configured).
I had a 'play' with this some years ago. Decent results, but I have no idea if it was properly configured. It must have changed (improved?) a lot since then.
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dbPowerAmp for CDs, DVD-Audio Extractor for DVDs.....................and you know what for SACDs.
What is the way to do SACD again? I am not familiar with that one. All I remember is of a possible workaround with an old version of the PS3 which allowed one to rip the DSD portion of an SACD.

Is this still possible? Anyone know what is needed or how to source what ever is needed?
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