Ah you did ask that originally didn't you. The 8D should be here on 4/15 and the 10D should be here on 5/15.
Sorry I should have mentioned it, going forward all of our subs will not have remotes nor the parametric EQ/low bass adjust feature.
which ones do you all think are the best made, work the best for hanging the new Verus Forte Satelites??
Either/or ... opinion please?
Hard to tell which is best and if you have had both mounted on the speakers, easier for you to tell me rather than me run around town to best buy etc and try those...
or, maybe monoprice would have some decent ones too? thoughts?
again, no audiophile here so forgive the ignorance.
are these hdtracks in some higher, clearer format that they sound so much better than my mp3s I download off of amazon or rip from my cds?
and, will my iphone/ipods play these okay in whatever format they are downloaded in? or to get best results are you supposed to burn to a cd/dvd and play from that type of media?
-- edit -- I'm educating myself a little on this already by digging into their web site ... interesting. Seems a bit more difficult to use b/c more tools you have to use but maybe it's that much better?
Originally Posted by Hicks
They both work pretty well, but the ones we make are $30 cheaper/pair so that's what I would go with if it were me.
They sell a couple of different types of downloads at HDtracks, AIFF which is a lossless Apple codec, 16 bit FLAC which is compressed but still CD quality and then 88kHz/24 bit and 96kHz/24 Bit FLACs. The AIFF is automatically compatible with iTunes, the 16 bit FLAC can be converted to .wav for use in iTunes with a program like FLAC frontend that you can download here:
However there are media players out there that support 16 bit FLAC playback, winamp and foobar being a couple of the more popular ones.
The 24 Bit files aren't supported by iTunes at all, so you will either need to use a media player that suports 24/88 or 24/96 like MediaMonkey, or burn them to DVD and use a player that supports data discs or author a DVD audio disc.
For iPhone/iPod use you are going to run out of storage pretty quickly as AIFF and wav files are pretty huge. So you'll probably end up converting to AAC or mp3 which eliminates the entire advantage of having lossless files in the first place.
Most folks that are using FLAC or AIFF formats are listening to music straight off their hard drives. If you have a 1 TB external, or several of them, then it's not a problem to store files in FLAC, AIFF, or even .wav, but with portable devices even the 160 GB iPod would only allow you to store around 250 to 300 albums in wav or AIFF, which for me is not nearly enough, although I freely admit that I'm not "normal" when it comes to music consumption.
Anyway that's a brief rundown, but feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions, I love speakers but really music collecting is my main passion!