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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 22 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Late Night Tales - Bonobo (Audio CD)
Late Night Tales is the premier down beat tempo compilation for music lovers and Bonobo and Late Night Tales appear to have been made for each other. Existing fans of LNT or Bonobo will not be disappointed as this is easily one of the best in the series (and it sounds absolutely fantastic in 24bit/96kHz!).
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2013, 19:55:46 GMT
R. Jones says:
My download is only 24/44.1, have I been robbed?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013, 20:59:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Nov 2013, 13:47:37 GMT
B. Williams says:
That's very strange, where did you get your copy? I presume you chose the WAV delux option from the LateNightTales site. If you have used a converter i.e. WAV to FLAC you should check that you haven't downsampled from 96 to 44.1kHz from the conversion. Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2013, 18:48:21 GMT
R. Jones says:
Yes download from site: Bonobo - SUPER WAV DELUXE 24 BIT, no conversion, playing on media monkey, bit rate is 2116 kbps, 44, 100 hz, strange! no?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2013, 19:38:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2013, 19:43:51 GMT
B. Williams says:
It could be Media Monkey, I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that application but the bitrate sounds right. I am aware that most Windows (I presume Windows? It's less of a problem within iOS) applications struggle to achieve much with the native Windows drivers. BTW, are using an dac or a sound card(?) -it makes all the difference! With regards to applications I would only recommend Jriver. It can be set-up like iTunes (if you like ..or however you want) and really is the only application you should be having a conversation with a sales person in a HiFi shop talking about high res audio, otherwise you should be walking out! Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013, 09:37:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2013, 09:41:41 GMT
R. Jones says:
Sorry, only playing the file thru media monkey, downloaded via chrome/windows zip opened by winzip, total size of file 2.35 gb, which includes each song in full plus continuous mix, bitrate on both is 2116, 44,100 hz, continuous mix comes in @ 1.1gb, and just under 75 mins, which appears correct, leaving the rest @ 1.2gb, if it was encoded @ 96 hz the file size would be roughly double, so full file would be closer to 5 gb, pretty large. What is the size of the file you downloaded, 44.1 is good for my portable, but prefare 96 for my home set up, no connection from 96 to 44.1 either, should be 48 hz if automatically downsampled, I'm using an arcam dac.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013, 12:54:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2013, 12:59:10 GMT
B. Williams says:
Most standard length 24bit/192kHz albums come in at around 1.5 to 2gb (coded as FLAC, level 5). A 24bit/96kHz album shouldn't be around 5gb even coded as WAV. The Bonobo album should be around 1gb but I'm not home right now to check but it doesn't actually work as 24x2x96 (just in case) etc in practice. I think the problem might be with Media Monkey, particularly if you're using the Arcam dac. I had a quick look on the Media Monkey forums but it doesn't appear as if Media Monkey has very good ASIO or WASAPI support and many people are reporting problems with bit perfect and high-res audio. If you're not already you should have your set-up export the data straight to the dac using ASIO or WASAPI (ASIO is best if your dac supports it), it makes all the difference in the world. Again, I can't recommend Jriver enough, they're really light years ahead of any other media player IMO. Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013, 13:52:12 GMT
R. Jones says:
Interesting discussion, I fear your barking up the wrong tree with regards to med monkey, I only use it as a player, and only to play the native file, as it will play almost anything. I use Switch Sound file converter if I ever convert a format, interestingly tho I always use wav, not flac, which in effect will increase the file by a good 40%. It is possible therefore that the flac version is 96hz, but my gut feeling is that it won't be. The super delux download gives two versions of the album, the first version gives each of the tracks individually,slightly longer and which encoded as a wav file is 1.2 gb, and the second is a continuous mix, coming in at 1.1 gb, again encoded as wav. So together 2.3 gb, so the combined running time is close to three hours, if this wav file was encoded @ 96hz it would be close to double that size. For example the latest Kate Bush is album is encoded @ 96hz and a little over an hour long, 15 mins less than the late tales mix but comes in at 2.1 gb, nearly two hours less if you combine both late tales files. I'm viewing the file before the dac is being used, right click, properties and details, tells me exactly what the properties of the file are. I will certainly give jriver a try, is it simple to set the ASIO or WASAPI to export straight to the DAC?

Many thanks

Roy

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013, 14:34:33 GMT
R. Jones says:
Just downloaded jriver, after years of using media monkey I'm struggling to navigate around, have managed to load up late night tales, set Jriver to output direct sound to the DAC, the input file again is saying 24bit 44.1khz, and outputting the same, I'm using the raw zipped file.
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