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swhite58
2010-03-09, 18:32
I've been looking at Linn Records' site and thought it might be nice to try their 24/88.2 "Studio master" FLACs. I have a Classic and Squeezebox Server 7.4.1. I know the Classic will play 24/48 files. Will Squeezebox Server downsample the 24/88.2 to 24/48, and do I need any additional software to do it?

Thanks

Shane

Mnyb
2010-03-09, 20:06
Yes it will transcode with the help of flac and sox .
Seeing that you are on a x86 and have 7.4.1 it should just work, right off.

You should get the 2ch FLAC files 5.1 won't do with lossles on a squeezebox

They have test files, just try them.

http://www.linnrecords.com/linn-downloads-testfiles.aspx

This is the 24/88.2 flac file

http://download.linnrecords.com/test/flac/recit24bit.aspx

And a 24/192 one

http://download.linnrecords.com/test/flac/test192.aspx

mortslim
2010-03-11, 09:11
[QUOTE=swhite58;523875]it might be nice to try their 24/88.2 "Studio master" FLACs...Will Squeezebox Server downsample the 24/88.2 to 24/48?/QUOTE]

General musing: Are most customers who buy 24/88.2 motivated primarily because they like the music or primarily because they are attracted to the marketing spec of the fidelity?

If its downsampled, then its not 88.2 anymore.

Phil Leigh
2010-03-11, 09:52
[QUOTE=swhite58;523875]it might be nice to try their 24/88.2 "Studio master" FLACs...Will Squeezebox Server downsample the 24/88.2 to 24/48?/QUOTE]

General musing: Are most customers who buy 24/88.2 motivated primarily because they like the music or primarily because they are attracted to the marketing spec of the fidelity?

If its downsampled, then its not 88.2 anymore.

For sure, but is 24-bit (well more like 21-bit actually...)

Mnyb
2010-03-11, 12:42
* The "24bit" Is probably 80% of the increased SQ .
* Future use, I can only play 48khz now my Touch is on order 96k is not far away, have been building a library for the last 5 months for this.
Mostly rips of my own DVDA's
* Linn is and some other brands have recordings that are recorded and mastered in Hirez format, why pay for a watered down version at all. If I pay I want an copy off the master or as close as they allow me, for the future uses.

* I have no idea what kind of equipment i would own in the future.
But the stuff I own today do use 24/96 and does some processing internally room correction and subwoofer filter and 5.1 modes center ch eq.
My guess is that future hifi will use even more processing. So then using a higher rez file makes a lot of sense if my hifi is going to do EQ and other stuff.

Of course buyers beware, there is to many re-fried 16b 44.1 marketed as "Hi-rez" .

But buying the 24/96 or 24/88.2 from the few that makes them for real is OK for me If the music suits me.