How I listen to music at home
- My music sources are my two Linux workstations.
- Part of my music is stored in MP3 format, part in ogg, and more recently I have begun encoding in AAC format.
- One of my PCs is connected to a Pioneer VSX-816/916 receiver using an S/PDIF optical cable.
- The Pioneer receiver in turn drives two Infinity Primus 360's as main speakers and two Infinity Primus 250's as surround speakers.
- I also have a german Magnat Alpha 30a subwoofer connected to the subwoofer output.
- My other PC drives a pair of inexpensive plastic desktop speakers, but when I want to listen to music I use Sennheiser PX-100 headphones.
- My Linux distribution of choice is Debian nowadays. I have used Slackware, Gentoo, RedHat, Mandriva, Knoppix, SuSE, LFS, Freesco, Ubuntu, each of these in many versions.
- I am using FAAC 1.24 for encoding at q=150.
- I also used LAME 3.96.1 with --resample 48 --preset extreme for encoding some MP3 files.
- I mostly listen to classical music and Jazz, at moderate volume.