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Subject: Re: [System Resources] Replaygain, Crossfeed, EQ

Re: [System Resources] Replaygain, Crossfeed, EQ

From: Thom Johansen <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 17:01:17 +0100

Mehmet Catalbas wrote:
> I really like crossfeed, music sounds more realistic to me and after
> that I realized I need all the mentioned settings. I have achieved
> fantastic results with Koss KSC75. Anyway, my archive consists of
> Musepack encoded music, so can I say CPU intension is higher when EQ is
> enabled on Musepack?
Oh, definitely. It raises the CPU usage pretty drastically for all codecs.
Luckily for you, Musepack is, if I remember correctly, a very CPU friendly
codec on Ipods.

> I thought slow reaction comes from memory load but I do understand now
> it is about complex EQ settings tiring CPU. I'll give it a try for HW
> EQ. Thanks in advance.
Nope, it comes from CPU usage, as you say. For example, for each band in
the software EQ you disable (set to 0 dB gain), the CPU gets a bit less to
do, so if you can use the HW EQ shelving filters and disable the software EQ
ones, you'll win a bit more CPU power back.

Received on 2006-12-18

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