Christmachine Audio Reference Music Server – Social Media Icons Explained ~
Christmachine social media Icons Simplified…It is necessary to do two posts in quick succession before I start unloading all of the Christmachine Audio Reference Server Quality Standards Catalog recommended as best sources to seek out for your listening pleasure.
I will start with an explanation of the second post which will follow soon after (above) this one, just so you know why, as well as my reasoning for this approach. The following post will be a rundown of the gear / rig(s) that I have been using for the last two years. It is somewhat similar to an earlier post a few years back (which I will link to below) except for the different Digital Audio Players (DAP’s – More than one) and there updated specs, that have improved the sound quality without my taking a major hit in price to upgrade. It’s not super cheap to be fair, but I would say within the price range for anyone who already spends money on gear and music already.
You could do with what gear you already have on hand, even go a whole different route and purchase gear within your price range as well as what sounds good to your ears. You just have to know that your gear supports the formats you get (Easy: see your device specs), and that if you are going to listen to high bitrates that the doc / dacs (Digital To Analog Converter(s)) have to also be able to support and output the quality (# Bit Depth / kHz Sample Rate) of the audio files.
If the file formats are not supported then a little research is needed to convert and preserve the integrity of the files. If the internal dac / dacs downsample the audio, it will still sound Very Good at say (16/44) but you will not be making use of the full range of sound afforded by the recordings.
If 16/44 is enough for you then you will have the highest quality 16/44 around, he heh! Make it fun anyway and compare to your CD versions as well as any digital files such as .mp3’s or .mp4’s, notice any differences. Remember that listening tastes change over time, according to your current perspective (mood/biases), and is greatly affected by ambient noise in your surroundings. It does not have to be maniacal, whatever floats the boat, right–yeah!
So the next post will show you my reference / listening gear, so that you can get a general idea as to how I listen and made the decisions for this standardized “Christmachine: Audio Reference Server Catalog“. The three key words to remember are “Reference”, “Standard”, and “catalog”. These reviews are from “my” personal “reference catalog”. Therefore it is my subjective opinion as to the “standard”. It’s not rocket science.
The fun again, is comparing and contrasting different audio sources and training your ears and brain through a critical listening process that will mature over time. You can learn this on your own, i.e. by say focusing on the individual instruments and differeing sound signatures, etc. inside and between various recordings of the same piece of music mastered for each specific medium and format.
Keep in mind that the recordings must be of the same sessions or you will then be getting into a whole other realm, known as artist interpretations. These are quite common in Classical Music, for example, for different musicians, conductors, or composers interpreting a standard legacy piece (Say Mozart’s “Requiem” or Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” or Beethoven’s 9th Symphony) differently or according to how they believe it should be represented or played. That’s another realm of exploration, but I digress.
You already own…right now, “your own” personal reference catalog and may not think of it that way. These are just meant to be my personal recommendations, if you want to attempt to take the music to another level. If you listen to one or two or three and disagree, happy where your at, then great. You can always use this site (or not 😉 ) as a reference, and be solid in your opinion….”knowing” where you think I am wrong.
Here is the link I referred to above for reference to my previous rig…
Next I just want to take a moment to explain the social media icons, located in the upper right hand corner wedge on all the pages of this website. There is a reason the icons visual logos do not correspond to the correct link and take you to another of my social media graveyards…heh. For example the first icon that represents “Linked In” will take you to my twitter page…the reason being that I do not put those icons there to redirect you somewhere else to mess with you. I do it because, having the right icon for each link just means more traffic and I am not doing this for clicks. This is a archive website, no frills, not trying to break the net.
So below this paragraph I will post all the links in the order that they are represented in the corresponding icons. If you want to click on these links to check them out, then you can just ignore the social media icons. Most of the links are graveyards (save for a few), as I said earlier, but they will be used heavily once I get this website really full of fresh content and reviews.
Another thing there are some other links that readers have been going to via search engines thinking that they are mine. A few are not, and that is why I am explaining and posting all the links here. For example…there is more than one Christmachine Youtube account…so now you will be able to see the right one, same for FB, and a few others.
Also there are a few links that I use daily, so I added them to the icons and are not my pages, but use them for reference for say Discogs and Wiki Languages and Omniglot. Some of them like Discogs are there because I reference then a lot in regards to this website, and obviously you can use them too, for cross reference and search. The Dynamic Range Database is in there as well…again, pertinent to this website. So here they are for our reference. All the links below are hot but open in a new tab, so be aware of that if you are on mobile. Stay well!
DR – Dynamic Range Database:
Christmachine Google Image Search:
Christmachine RSS Feed:
(You must have a RSS Reader Installed / Or Shared Links On Mac)
There you have it…Current Rig post up next! And then… 😉 🙂 😉
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