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I made a thread a while back, stating how good the Realtek ALC 889 really is, i am now doing a lossless recording for anyone who is willing to listen to it.

It will be re-encoded as the original file is far too large, however the sound output is encoded into FLAC at the highest possible bit rate, it will be directly uploaded here so that no quality is lost, it was recorded using FRAPS with lossless RGB, which only matters for visual i think.

Let me say this, i can hear a 150% improvement just using my onboard with my sennheiser's and my stereo, the difference is massive.

Music in the file will be Michael Jackson's Thriller, the first will be MP3, then 24 Bit 96KHZ FLAC.

I would rather a person with a high end audio setup listen to it please, but i will not stop others doing so.

I am not an Audiophile, but i do enjoy quality sound.

EDIT, can someone give me some guidance as to what can encode lossless sources?
My source is a video file, i just need to convert it, thanks.



General Description

The ALC889-GR/ALC889DD-GR is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with Realtek proprietary loss-less content protection technology that protects pre-recorded content while still allowing full-rate audio enjoyment from DVD audio, Blue-ray DVD, or HD DVD discs.

The ALC889 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Three stereo ADCs and one stereo digital microphone converter are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC889 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality, and is designed for Windows Vista premium desktop and laptop systems.

All analog I/O are input and output capable, and headphone amplifiers are also integrated at six analog output ports (port-A to port-F). All analog I/Os can be re-tasked according to user’s definitions.

Support for 16/20/24-bit SPDIF input and output with up to 192kHz sample rate offers easy connection of PCs to consumer electronic products such as digital decoders and speakers. The ALC889 also features secondary SPDIF-OUT output and converter to transport digital audio output to a High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) transmitter.

The ALC889 supports host audio from the Intel chipsets, and also from any other HDA compatible audio controller. With various software utilities like environment sound emulation, multiple-band and independent software equalizer, dynamic range compressor and expander, optional Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® PCEE program and DTS® CONNECT™, the ALC889 provides the highest sound quality, providing an excellent entertainment package and game experience for PC users.
Edited by amd655 - 11/3/13 at 10:54am
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Ok i found a perfect audio recorder, but the unregistered version puts in a strange noise ever so often, but does not mask the entire track so i do not think it will matter, you will know exactly when it happens.

I decided to just do the lossless FLAC instead, encoded into WAV.

I am uploading it to sendspace right now, so give me a bit of time.
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Here you go everyone.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6top94

The weird sound happens 2 times in this recording, it is a distorted sound that the software puts in for being unregistered, however the actual file is lossless, enjoy a free experiment smile.gif
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