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I was experimenting today with converting .mp3 over to .flac and .wav to see the differences in filesizes, and Sound Quality (SQ) differences and whether I could notice a human ear perceivable difference when playing them into the Denon 33XX, using an 8GB USB Flash Drive.
.mp3 = 11,143KB
.flac = 61,423KB
.wav = 200,545KB
Knowing .flac is lossless, but compressed somewhat, I was amazed at the filesize difference from .flac to .wav, shown above.
I used the "Switch Sound File Converter" (Excellent Free Program) to convert files, and it was set as follows:
.wav -- 96KHz./24bits/Stereo
.flac -- Encoder Compression = 4
Sampling Rate = 96K
The Denon would NOT play .wav files set for 96KHz./32bits/Stereo, but did work on the next lower setting being 96KHz./24bits/Stereo !!
Before I convert 1,000 of .mp3's to another Higher SQ Format, wanted to know if anyone else has something to add to this... Pls. chime in JD, and BP ++...
Looks like I most likely will convert to .flac and serve up the audio files via DLNA server on home net.
Always something NEW...