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I searched and did not see any Thread on this topic other than complaints about the DTS Neural Surround Sound which I think is unique, but as a Music Lover, I want to test the Amazing 10-speaker 450 Watt Audio system in our Insight Touring; I am going to test it against some real FLAC audio files. :nerd:

TWO things I learned so Far:
1) Insight System auto recognizes Folders and Sub-Folders as well as the Title mentioned File Formats. I have not Tested Album Art, but I'm going to and take some photos to post.
2) TESTED - PASS with using WAV files and the Sound was crystal clean and clear 44.1/16bit
3) Going to TEST DTS Neural On / Off.
4) Testing with 8GB snub/short pinky drive.

For those that don't know about FLAC:

Music lovers who are aware of the effects of data compression on audio quality value lossless alternatives. With lossless files (versus 'lossy' MP3, AAC, OGG and others) there is no audible loss in audio quality, compared to CD resolution WAV files. The FLAC format (Free Lossless Audio Codec), for example, uses sophisticated techniques to pack and unpack audio. The result is a reduced file size without suffering from compression artifacts.

Within FLAC, there are various possible sample rates and bit rates, from standard CD 44.1 kHz/16 bit resolution, all the way up to 192 kHz/24 bit audiophile heights. Classical music benefits from an extended dynamic range and a more accurate waveform. The higher the sample rate, the higher the amount of musical data in a given time slot. Small nuances and instrument attacks are perceived much more clearly with high resolution files, like FLAC 192/24.

Since WAV isn’t compressed, one file will be significant larger than FLAC. The size of a WAV file is related to its length, even silences will be decoded to WAV while FLAC recognises a period of silence. A minute of WAV audio (stereo, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz) will take up approximately 10 MB, about 11 times the size of 128 k/bit MP3. Because of its relatively simple structure, WAV is easy to process, making it the main format in recording studios.
 

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I use exclusively FLAC files on my thumb drive. Stereo sounds pretty good on the Touring model. It doesn't make the hair on my arms stand up like my home system can.

BTW I use a McIntosh MC275 amp and C2200 pre-amp through Klipsch Cornwall speakers. I also have Khorns in my home.
 

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I searched and did not see any Thread on this topic other than complaints about the DTS Neural Surround Sound which I think is unique, but as a Music Lover, I want to test the Amazing 10-speaker 450 Watt Audio system in our Insight Touring; I am going to test it against some real FLAC audio files. :nerd:
UPDATE:
1) Insight System auto recognizes Folders and Sub-Folders as well as the Title mentioned File Formats.
2) Album Art No Go: Cover.jpg, album_art.jpg (597x597 Sized) might be too big. 256x256 was another recommendation and placement of the file as a sub-folder or use another tool like MusicBrainz to fix files.
3) TESTED - PASS with using WAV files and the Sound was crystal clean and clear 44.1/16bit
4) TESTED - PASS with FLAC and Sounds Really GREAT!!
5) TESTED - ON/OFF DTS Neural Surround. I would describe this an pre-set EQ closest to Amphitheater. The effect can be dramatic depending on genre. Love to know exactly what it does.
 

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UPDATE #2:
2) For FLAC Files, the Insight does not use *.jpg file to watch in a Folder. It pulls this from the file itself. So if you want Album Art Covers to Display you need to use a Tool like THIS ONE to set your FLAC audio files all to that Artist's Album Cover for that Record.

5) DTS Neural Surround. It's more than a pre-set EQ setting, I have observed that with Orchestra ensembles the actual Horns come more than without. My testing was on the Band U2 and their current album as well as their compilation albums. It's amazing, but I hope someone here can help understand what Dolby actually licensed this technology to represent.
 
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