Lacinato ABX ~ Comparing Track Quality

Lacinato ABX is the only cross-platform ABX and shootout blind testing software for audio. It allows double-blind ABX testing of audio files (seeing if you can tell which file is being played), as well as “shootouts” (picking your favorite from a shuffled, anonymized list). Or you can just use it as a convenient way to switch between files (maintaining the current play position, if you like.

Lacinato ABX

Web Service
ABX Testing ~ Wikipedia

YAFS – Changing song order on USB sticks


Some players display, or play files, in the order that the file was originally copied to a USB drive or stick. YAFS (Yet Another FAT Sorter) allows the order to be changed to whatever you prefer. YAFS is a multi-platform, open source, freeware, command line utility with a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

image2 ~ CD metadata database ~ a new home for the freedb database

How to use

Configure your CDDB or freedb-aware software to point to as your CDDB / freedb-server.

All official gnudb servers are running cddbp at port 8880 and http at port 80

The path for http-access is /~cddb/cddb.cgi

Access a xmcd file directly when you know the genre and discid at:

Example ~

Source: CD database

Balanced Versus Unbalanced Audio Interconnects

Clearly, the available literature prescribes balanced interconnection as the absolute best way to interconnect audio equipment. The use of entirely balanced interconnection with both ends of the shield connected to chassis ground at the point of entry provides the best available performance.

Source: Grounding and Shielding Audio Devices