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Still checkin it out..., I'll figure something out.

Gotta say though, there's tons more options in JR than Audirvana for half the price!
Yeah, that's what I was saying when I tried Audirvana.

Anyway, JRiver has excellent forum support and they're quick to answer questions, so don't hesitate to use them as I do. You can get to the forum by clicking "Help" and clicking "Support Forum". Obviously, you'll need to register to post.

Btw, that Lorde album is sonic madness! Probably not your cup o tea, but, fun to rattle the china! ;-)
Trust me, I've certainly got a few tracks like that as well :)
 

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A bit off topic but, I just tripped over this one...,
check out this crazy bass slappin!

 

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check out this crazy bass slappin!
I can't play so I can appreciate his talent (y)

That said, per the title, he could have told us what strings and why. They look like gold strings, but what else?

But yeah, he can play :)
 

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he could have told us what strings and why. They look like gold strings, but what else?
The strings in this video are Optima 24K Gold Bass Strings
He does seem a little show-offy! 🤷‍♂️
 

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@Edwin,
Btw, that Lorde album is sonic madness! Probably not your cup o tea, but, fun to rattle the china! ;-)
Checked out the album sampler - totally my cup of tea as I have a lot of stuff like it. I'm also an EDM and electronica fan ;-)

And yeah the bass is definitely earth shattering :)

The strings in this video are Optima 24K Gold Bass Strings
He does seem a little show-offy! 🤷‍♂️
I ain't mad at him for showing his skills. I would if I had them :)

Just wish he would have said something about the strings. Anyway, how'd you figure out what strings?
 

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I picked up my Sub off the floor onto a padded bench, seems to radiate more cleanly!
On the floor seemed overkill, a mess of radiating echo chambers in my crappy floor!

Check out the sublime 'Adagio', 46:39 - 56:09, especially at 55:54, on this recording:
(I know, YouTube isn't best...)

 

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I like how the idiom Van Gogh's ear for music takes on its full meaning here.
Have a nice day!
 

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@Edwin,

I listened to that YouTube clip from 46 on out. Definitely feel those deep notes. Impressive. It that considered chamber music?
 

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Surprised that's considered classical, but then again, I know nothing of classical music. Just thought it incorporated many instruments.
 

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I've not heard you mention JRiver since your last query. Did you decide to move on from it and stick with Foobar2000?
 

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Reading some comparisons on various media players, I ran across a post mentioning Teac's Hi-Res player. I'd forgotten about the player as I don't use it because it's very limited - you can't import folders, only files. The files need to be saved as a playlist and will need to be loaded each time you open the player. There are no audio adjustments, it's just a simple audio player supporting Hi-Res files.

That said, I decided to install it (had it forever) and give it a try with my hi-res Hiromi album and do a quick comparison to JRiver (disabling JRiver's audio enhancements - EQ, Effects). To my ears Teac has a slightly better soundstage and is slightly louder (with JRiver's audio enhancement off), but JRiver outshines it in bass response and cleaner highs - cymbals are cleaner in JRiver.

Feature wise JRiver / Audirvana in a landslide ;-)

Teac Hi-Res Audio Player.jpg

At the end of the day, I'm reminded why I didn't have the Teac player installed. That said, it does handle Hi-Res files very well, but to my ears not as good as JRiver or Audirvana. Can't speak on Foobar2000 simply because I've never used it.

BTW the player can only be used with Teac's ASIO driver. It is a free download from Teac's site.

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I've not heard you mention JRiver since your last query. Did you decide to move on from it and stick with Foobar2000?
Still putzin around with it when I get a chance. I'll probably stick with foobar for now though.
 

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Still putzin around with it when I get a chance. I'll probably stick with foobar for now though.

I think it's always best to stick to the app that feels best for your needs. For me its JRiver since I like what it does. YMMV ;-)
 

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I think it's always best to stick to the app that feels best for your needs. For me its JRiver since I like what it does. YMMV ;-)
Haven't had much time to dig deep lately..., and yeah, I'm most familiar with foobar...
I keep an odd eye on things though! ;-)
 

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Wasn't looking for feedback just making a general statement :)
 

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