Well, a complete weather change today, and what with more rain forecast over the weekend, I am glad that I got my insects yesterday! Today I have been working indoors….
Now that all my mp3 players have arrived I decided to spend the day seeing if I could sync them up to see if they can play at near enough the same sample rate. Out of the twenty players, only one was adrift – losing just over a minute every hour in comparison. Interestingly, this was the first player that I had received (with the other nineteen following later) and so I wonder if it was from a different (faulty) batch? Annoyingly, it does mean that all the tests I initially ran on it probably now don’t amount to much. Anyway, I have organised for this one to be returned and hopefully its replacement will run in sync with the others.
The other players are not sample accurate in the sense that they do not conform to real time (as I thought would be the case). They are, however, all inaccurate by the same amount, which is all I need for this installation.