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I tried a couple of versions of Winamp and Sound Solution. They all acted the same with respect to the 44kHz limitation.
Right now I am using Winamp 5.094 and Sound Solution V1.1.
The ORBAN8100 preset is ss1.dat and the OPTIMOD S/EXPANDER is ss19.dat. With ORBAN8100 I had to back off the “OUT LEV %” control to 50 for 100% modulation on my transmitter per scope display. With the OPTIMOD S/EXPANDER preset, I had to back off the “OUT LEV %” control to 20 for 100% modulation. Comparing both presets at 100% modulation, the second one, OPTIMOD S/EXPANDER sounds significantly louder. So if you want to push the aggressive sound to the limit, OPTIMOD S/EXPANDER is better, but both are very agressive.
I pretty much play only OTR on my transmitter. Virtually all of the OTR Shoutcast and Live365 streams are low bit rate. I did find one stream on shoutcast that comes up as 24kbps 44kHz using MPEG4 encoding. This one works with Sound Solution.
I’m no expert, but it seems to me, if there were more of a need, someone could write a Winamp plugin that would convert lower sampling rate streams to 44kHz to feed the Sound Solution plugin. Of course the audio wouldn’t improve, but at least Sound Solution would work.