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Jacky
2010-12-25, 02:34
Hi all & merry Christmas

I dont know if some internet FM. station send some information for replay-gains, but I could recognize some differences in sound qualities by setting smart-gain on & off and that for mostly all stations, at least those with min. 128 kbs streams.

By setting smart gain on, the internet music seems to be more dynamically strechted with slightly better bass extension and more detailed.
At switched off position, the sound becomes more compact, like you would start to compress it and slightly louder.

So, what effect has the smart gain setting
at web broadcastings with or without any replay-informations?

For me, it sounds like the signal will path or by-pass an equilizer in the Touch.

Thanks
Jacky

andyg
2010-12-25, 07:10
On Dec 25, 2010, at 4:34 AM, Jacky wrote:

>
> Hi all & merry Christmas
>
> I dont know if some internet FM. station send some information for
> replay-gains, but I could recognize some differences in sound qualities
> by setting smart-gain on & off and that for mostly all stations, at
> least those with min. 128 kbs streams.
>
> By setting smart gain on, the internet music seems to be more
> dynamically strechted with slightly better bass extension and more
> detailed.
> At switched off position, the sound becomes more compact, like you
> would start to compress it and slightly louder.
>
> So, what effect has the smart gain setting
> at web broadcastings with or without any replay-informations?

The effect you are hearing is the placebo effect. ;) Any gain setting has no effect on radio streams.

Jacky
2010-12-25, 08:44
The effect you are hearing is the placebo effect. ;) Any gain setting has no effect on radio streams.

What do you mean with "placebo effect" in this case?

Maybe you need a more resolving system, but I can hear clearly the differences despite they are subtible, or something is wrong with my SBT.

Try it randomized with closed eyes while somebody switching between these two mods; perhaps you will check this effect by yourself.

Jacky