Tone control improvements

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    Sam R.

    Thanks for the feedback -- I'll pass it forward!

    One trick though that I like to use to get to Settings > Player > Audio faster is to hit the 3 dots on the player (in the player drawer) and go to Audio Settings:

    If you have a non-2i player, instead of the 3-dots, it would just be the Audio settings shortcut. 

    Regards,
    Sam R.

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    Franz Leu

    For listening at low levels, IMHO the Bass/Treble are of no good use since they do not respond to the current level.
    For that purpose, a "Loudness" function would be the better approach.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour

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    fafa44

    Hi Franz,

    I completely agree with you but:
    -Loudness has become a bad word in the hifi world!
    -Loudness function has disappeared from preamplifiers or integrated amplifiers (perhaps yamaha a-s* or marantz PM-6006 - the PM-6007 no longer has it, or some high-end amplifiers like Accuphase-out of budget, or vintage!). Otherwise you have to see the "studio" world: for example the RME ADI-2 products.
    - it does not make sense to integrate a loudness on the node 2i since, from what I understood, a loudness adjusts the bass treble level according to the output sound level of the speakers.

    But, why not on the powernode?

    Bass/treble or an equalizer is already the beginning of an answer if you listen to constant sound volume (but it's not perfect!)

    Regards,

     

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    Franz Leu

    You're right, there are better methods nowadays. However, the basic idea of a Loudness function seems right to me. Yamaha once hat a special concept with a variable Loudness pot.

    My NAD even does not have a Loudness function and I don't use the Bass/Treble either since I love it "straight" ;-)

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  • My NAD even does not have a Loudness function and I don't use the Bass/Treble either since I love it "straight" ;-)

    Our good friends at NAD Electronics prefers the term 'neutral'

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