Recent content by Algrim

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    I want some cans to go deaf with for $250

    I went into a store planning on getting one of the Bowers & Wilkins noise cancelling headphones and ended up walking out with the HD630VB. So far, I haven’t found a bad output driver into these cans.
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    Please recommend a dual voltage amp

    Unfortunately, no. Stereophile reviewed the Cobalt (which is the most expensive one, unfortunately) and appeared to have a positive impression of it. I'm still reviewing my headphone amp needs and I haven't settled on a contender yet. The biggest reason why I suggested DragonFly is it doesn't...
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    Please recommend a dual voltage amp

    What about a DragonFly?
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    New purchase of a sound card in relation to the sound of my motherboard. with the aim of having a better sound

    What headphones do you have? Are they low or high impedance?
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    Unless your powered speakers are Class A powered the electrical usage is negligible.
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    Apple M1

    IIRC, Apple has what's called a perpetual license for ARM.
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    Apple M1

    My laptop uptime is currently 14 days and that's about to end tomorrow or the next as there's a security update. My workstation is at 48 days and that will end when I apply another security update (it's two OS versions behind due to age and Apple not supporting it beyond High Sierra). Crashing...
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    Apple M1

    It's no secret around here that I produce video. We have multiple instructors for multiple projects that take multiple weeks to get done and multiple tasks required to get raw unedited video to a final publishable product. I'd be absolutely useless to anyone if I had to wait for one of these...
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    Apple M1

    Your inability to work on multiple projects simultaneously doesn't affect my ability to do so.
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    Apple M1

    I'm usually working on four to eight projects at the same time; ten to sixteen applications open; web browser with quite a few windows and tabs (30+) open... One project at a time? That's me on vacation. Dual boot? Hell, no. That's too much time wasted. That's what a second or third computer is...
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I was going to post the same thing but you stated it better than I could.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I made my decision to avoid nVidia after the GPP fuckery and am glad to see AMD matching or beating the competition. Good show, AMD! (y)
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    Haven't built a rig since the i7-3770k was king, is hardware offloaded audio still a thing? I'm finding very little [H]ard evidence on the subject.

    My wife has an older version of the Razor Kraken. It doesn't sound that bad but it's no match against the built-in computer audio out to my Sennheisers.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Our current cable internet isn't bad (100/10) but we're planning on moving north in the next 1 to 5 years where we anticipate being rather far away from fast (let alone stable) internet. The existence of LEO satallite internet is very intriguing from that standpoint.
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    How do you convert wav file to CDA?

    Your 5.1 multi-channel WAV file is not compatible with the two-channel Red Book audio format of CDs. To burn to a CD so that CD players can play them you need to down mix the audio to two channels so that it complies with the standard (as has already been pointed out to you, which you appear to...