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Windows 7: Pls suggest,how to use Windows 7 to get Audiophile quality sound.


22 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Pls suggest,how to use Windows 7 to get Audiophile quality sound.

Hello Guys,

Thank's for looking,recently addicted to hear music in quality sound.Spend quite lot of money,buying a DAC,and Great music system too.

I have heared we can make some changes in windows7 to get the Audio quality best.I have J River media player.

Any idea's and suggestion most welcome,i am sure your advise will help like minded people too.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Hello Guys,

Thank's for looking,recently addicted to hear music in quality sound.Spend quite lot of money,buying a DAC,and Great music system too.

I have heared we can make some changes in windows7 to get the Audio quality best.I have J River media player.

Any idea's and suggestion most welcome,i am sure your advise will help like minded people too.
Hi and welcome to the 7 forums.
What kind of sound card do you have? Audiophiles would generally have a dedicated soundcard feeding an expensive amp with really good speakers.
One thing you could check is to go to the control panel and click on sound, select speakers and properties. On the advanced tab check (if your hardware supports it) you are set to 24 bit audio and studio quality.
You would also need to rip your music cd's in FLAC (free lossless audio codec) which retains the original glory of the music. Playing this back through a good sound card to a hi fi system sounds every bit as good as the original but is more convenient. Good sound cards costing over $100 will also make MP3 files sound better. Garbage in garbage out, the better the source material the better the output will be. Do a search in goggle for FLAC there you will find codecs to add to Windows Media player. Players like Winamp have FLAC support built in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Hello Guys,

Thank's for looking,recently addicted to hear music in quality sound.Spend quite lot of money,buying a DAC,and Great music system too.

I have heared we can make some changes in windows7 to get the Audio quality best.I have J River media player.

Any idea's and suggestion most welcome,i am sure your advise will help like minded people too.
Hi and welcome to the 7 forums.
What kind of sound card do you have? Audiophiles would generally have a dedicated soundcard feeding an expensive amp with really good speakers.
One thing you could check is to go to the control panel and click on sound, select speakers and properties. On the advanced tab check (if your hardware supports it) you are set to 24 bit audio and studio quality.
You would also need to rip your music cd's in FLAC (free lossless audio codec) which retains the original glory of the music. Playing this back through a good sound card to a hi fi system sounds every bit as good as the original but is more convenient. Good sound cards costing over $100 will also make MP3 files sound better. Garbage in garbage out, the better the source material the better the output will be. Do a search in goggle for FLAC there you will find codecs to add to Windows Media player. Players like Winamp have FLAC support built in.
Thank you for your response, yes i using some FLAC files and mp3 tooo.J River media player supports FLAC files too.pls speck my system spec. its having s-pdif out put too,i think i have THX true studio and realtalk HD audio ,don't now which one refers to sound card.
I am using Digital analogue converter (Musical fidelity-dac) and high quality cables,and my sytem is Pioneer Lx-01 Dvd.
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22 Nov 2012   #4

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try this page as a reference starter point

Audio Codec Comparison Table | Hardware Secrets

The last codec on list ALC898 is pretty close to my old asus Xonar D1 soundcard codec sound output

I don't even bother using the sound card any more cos over hdmi/digital cable the ALC892@192khz (on both motherboards) sounds great in headphones and pumped thru media amp into surround spkrs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

If you are using external DAC then the audio signals (SPDIF) coming out of the computer is irrelevant as the digital signal is being processed externally. Just make sure that the audio bit rate on the computer is set to the higest quality the external DAC supports.
Exactly what do you need to adjust as really your system is obviously of a very high quality?
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