Why Mac speakers sound so good

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  • speakersafetyd

    Rust speaker safety daemon for Asahi Linux

    It does appear it's done in software, this post is talking about the Free reimplementation: https://github.com/chadmed/speakersafetyd/blob/main/src/type...

    (Nobody does maths with opamps any more, it's less area and lower power to ADC the signals you want and do it in digital. It's also much easier to tune)

  • mastodon-ios-apps

    An ongoing, (hopefully) complete, collaborative list of all Mastodon apps on iOS.

    > Doesn't have an app

    It does have an app. See https://joinmastodon.org/apps for not only the official app, but also literally dozens of third-party apps.

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  • AutoEq

    Automatic headphone equalization from frequency responses

    The gist of it is, you need a calibrated microphone like the uMik from MiniDSP or one from Dayton Audio. That's about $100, though, so that sort of kills the value equation in a lot of situations.[1]

    You then measure the speaker's output with something such as a free tool called Room EQ Wizard: https://www.roomeqwizard.com/

    REQ can then output the necessary DSP configuration files, that can be then be used by a MiniDSP, EqualizerAPO, etc. Or it can just tell you the necessary corrections that can then be manually typed into anything that supports parametric EQ settings.

    Here's a video demonstrating all of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1aYsjPc2m4&t=2s


    [1] However, there are community efforts to take these kinds of measurements and open source them so everybody can benefit. The largest I'm aware of is these open-sourced headphone measurements (which require a different sort of measurement rig) and corrections: https://github.com/jaakkopasanen/AutoEq/tree/master/results/...

    For speakers, there are the measurements and EQ corrections published by places like AudioScienceReview.com and NoAudiophile.com

  • memgrep

    Tool for grepping the memory of processes

  • HiFiScan

    Optimize the audio quality of your loudspeakers

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