BURWEN BOBCAT DHD is a plug-in for the Windows Media Player 10 or 11.
To assure highest audio quality it plays only through a USB connected Burwen Bobcat
Digital to Analog Converter made by
Daniel Hertz Advanced Audio designs
BASIC BOBCAT WINDOW
Use the Basic Bobcat window when you are too busy to bother with selecting a different sound for each piece of music.  It has just
two selections:
basic bobcat and no bobcat.  Basic bobcat is the same as basic 1 above.

NO BOBCAT
To compare any bobcat setting with the original source, use no bobcat because it is level-matched.

BYPASS
Bypass
, like no bobcat, has no processing, but is not level-matched.  Because Bobcat settings require 5dB of headroom, bypass
is 5dB louder than
no bobcat. You might use bypass if a recording has been made with Burwen Bobcat.  
BURWEN BOBCAT DHD DOES NOT RECORD
The Windows Media Player disables plug-ins when recording files.  When playing movies, CDs, or files it converts them to 44.1 kHz
or 48 kHz PCM audio that Burwen Bobcat is able to process before your digital-to-analog sound card converts it to analog audio.

Note: You can make your own Burwen Bobcat CD’s by connecting the analog RCA or stereo mini headphone outputs of the Daniel
Hertz USB DAC to a CD recorder such as the Tascam CD-RW750 and burning a CD in real time. The CD can then be ripped to the
hard drive of your computer and downloaded to your i-pod or MP3 portable for “i-cat” – the ultimate in portable music.

MOVIE SOUND
BURWEN BOBCAT processes 2-channel audio from  DVDs, except Windows Media High Definition (WMHD), even though the
Windows Media Player disables all other plug-ins during movies.  If your computer has a multichannel sound card, your Control
Panel settings should be set at stereo.
LISTENING
BURWEN BOBCAT provides 19 fixed processing selections for simple operation.  The 18 above are in the Big Bobcat window and a
universal basic bobcat selection appears in the small Basic Bobcat window.

1.  BURWEN BOBCAT DHD works only with the Windows Media Player.

2.  When playing your movie, disc, or music file select the sound you want, basic, vocal, jazz, pop, classical, or movies and compare
to no bobcat.  Use the sound you like best.

3.  For additional tone adjustment, use the Windows Media Player's Graphic Equalizer available under View, Enhancements,
Graphic Equalizer.  

4.  Compare the sound to no bobcat which is the same as bypass but 5 dB softer.  The lower
level prevents overload due to extreme low frequency boost.

5.  If you are too busy to think about selections, click Go to Basic Bobcat to go the a small window with only one processing
selection, basic bobcat.  This selection has very little low frequency compensation, enabling the same level as bypass.

6.  Files previously processed by BURWEN BOBCAT automatically play in bypass mode instead of your selection.  Both your


In Windows Explorer or My Computer BURWEN BOBCAT Processed files are identified by a bobcat icon.  On computers that do not
have Burwen software installed the icons will become visible if you install the BURWEN BOBCAT IDENTIFIER utility,
bobcatshell_inst.msi available free at     
http://www.burwenbobcat.com/Products.html.
BIG BOBCAT SELECTIONS
1
3
2
program sources smoother
program sources smoother
and more musical with a slight
change in balance of sound
change in balance of sound



Wider image, extremely rich
and warm bass, less bright
treble, more air and space,  
reduced shrillness.   Brings
singers closer and sounds
cleaner.  Good for old jazz too.


Wider image, enhanced deep
bass, neutral tonal balance,  
some air and space, with
smooth treble. Good on
trombones and brasses.



Floyd's alarm clock really ring.
Floyd's alarm clock really ring.





Wide image, lots of air and
space, extended deep bass,
and very smooth.  Good for
large ensembles and jazz



Very wide image,  huge low
bass, brilliant treble, live
sound.  Gives life to old, thin,
dead, sound tracks.
Wider image, reduced treble,
more body and bass, a lot of air
and space.  Use for many types
of recordings having
somewhat strong treble.



Normal image, slightly richer
bass,  more air and space,
reduced shrillness A great help
for screechy vocals and
dominant brass instruments.




Wider image, warm,  full mid
range,  powerful bass, brilliant,
lots of air and space.  Detailed
high frequencies.  Good on
vocals.



Normal image, extended bass,
large amount of air and space,
reduced treble, and  very
smooth.  Full orchestral sound
you can listen to very loud.  
Very smooth on jazz.

Wider image, lots of air and
space, full bass, increased
high treble,  Clarifies thin
muffled voices.
Slightly wider image, neutral
tonal balance, more air and
space.  Makes all program
sources smoother and more
musical with very little change
in the balance of sound.


Normal image, slightly richer
bass, more air and space,
slightly reduced shrillness.  
Good for high fidelity
recordings that are a little shrill.


Normal image, enhanced deep
bass, neutral tonal balance,
some air and space with
smooth and brassy treble. Very
good for high fidelity
recordings.


Normal image, rich and warm,  
lots of air and space, smooth
and brilliant. Use this for high
fidelity pop recordings.




Normal image, extended bass,
large amount of air and space,
brilliant, and very smooth.  Use
for many types of recordings.



Normal image, more air and
space, extreme low bass,
increased middle and high
treble.  Brings voices closer
and makes them easier to
understand.  Good on
explosions and music with
strong mid bass.


basic



vocal



jazz



pop



classical



movies