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RE: Who has used a Computer as Source Longest?


Memory gets hazy, but I probably put my first computer source together around XMAS 1998 for the office, babysitting batch processing jobs etc. over the Holidays while everyone else was away on Holiday.

At home my main source was still Vinyl, but in the office I was using a PC with a Soundblaster AWE64 (with a Philips Multibit DAC Chip) and some cheap, used active studio monitors, slightly better than a Yamaha NS-10, forgot who made them.

Software was Winamp for playback (and yes, it did whip the llama's a..).

I used Exact Audio Copy as ripper with one of the fabled NEC external cartridge See-Dee ROM Drives as ripper, first to wav files and later Monkeys Audio as lossless compressor.

It was definitely already up and running for a while in summer 1999 with all of my Seedees (and a fair few borrowed from co-workers) ripped to Waves and stored on the "spare" HDD capacity of our backup server (that is what admin passwords are for)...

I started with a Computer Source at home in 2002 with Windows XP Media Centre for TV (again a job done during XMAS Holidays) and naturally using SPDIF Out from Sound card to DAC.

So Adding Winamp and bringing a few tapes full of the backups of my rips from works had this doing music too, with Winamp, not Media Centre. I used some Winamp remote control software running on touchscreen windows phones from HTC (I got the latest whenever they came out) or less convenient using the Media Centre Remote.

But that was for digital only, Vinyl remained the main source for years to come.

Ciao T

At 20 bits, you are on the verge of dynamic range covering fly-farts-at-20-feet to untolerable pain. Really, what more could we need?

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