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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    I also own a Roon Nucleus +. I have no idea why I would need to add extra computer processing power to convert to DSD 512 or DSD 256. It has been my experience through the entire history of all systems I have owned that native sampling in the native...
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  • Cakeaudio's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Hi Pearce, thank you for stopping by the Cake Audio room. Regarding the dimly lit room, the hotel lighting had a bad ballast that was making a terrible loud buzzing sound when the lights were turned up. I tried to get engineering to fix it - but...
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  • kzhtoo's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    Any recommendations to run HQP with apart from gaming PC? I prefer purpose-built server in the audio system. I currently run Roon on nucleus.
    32 replies | 1024 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    You get lossless 16/44.1 if you stream from Apple Music to Lumin via AirPlay1. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, at this time Apple Music sends lossless ALAC to Lumin AirPlay1, but lossy AAC to other AirPlay2 streamers from other brands....
    30 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • Projectman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    I have paid $11.99 a month for the last 18 months for Tidalís Master HiRes plan. A good deal if you are a US Veteran.
    10 replies | 598 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    u-sound replied to a thread Lumen White in Speakers
    the ones i heard sounded very open, fast, dynamic....and shy in slam and weight. it looks like the company dies every few years and finds a new owner. prices are madness for what they are.
    1 replies | 134 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    In my case the issue is with the way my T+A DAC interacts with Linux but not Linux itself. I have confirmed that there is beta firmware for the T+A that would allow 512DSD via Linux. Given that the firmware upgrade is still in beta (and...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    Love the last track... Rainbow Connection... Good ole' Kermit the Frog.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Watch our YouTube Channel for an unboxing tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Some are indeed questionable...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Getting confused. Why is my SMSL dac showing an input signal of 512 DSD on the display while using HQPlayer/Roon on Linux with DOP? Is there something wrong with the T+A dac or is my SMSL showing 512 and reducing it inside to 1/4th.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    I have seen some of those. I am a bit skeptical as to how authentic they are.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    the DSD rate is related to the DAC and whether or not it can accept a native DSD signal or whether DoP (DSD over PCM) is required. in the case of t+a, there is a driver for windows which allows a native DSD signal to be sent to the DAC. ...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    HQPlayer on Linux (tested on Ubuntu Studio) has DSD512 output. I love Linux systems, they are really stable, temperature control better, pc is more quiet, not many side programs running all the time, you can set the power management by simply...
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  • soastrup's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    soastrup started a thread Lumen White in Speakers
    Hello Do any of you have experience with the latests Lumen White speakers - show or dealer - and have an opinion how they match up relative to the cost? My own experience was from the latest Warsaw show where the Ayon - Lumen White demo was in...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    Just got a new Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) amplifier which I have been really enjoying for a couple days now. What an amp, and boy does it power my Abyss headphones well... almost a perfect match I would say! I have found that the past couple...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    I am using a Windows PC. Using Windows 10 you could upsample everything to DSD512 when using the right computer and DAC if you want to. Mac and Linux are limited to 256DSD if not mistaken (something to do with the operating system). That said,...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    I am running Roon/HQP together with zero issues. My set up consists of PC running Windows 10. I bought a computer built for gaming (Falcon Northwest) with fast processors just for this purpose. Both Roon Core and HQP are installed in this machine....
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    I find this hard to believe... there are 15 albums in the world you do not own.... :( Oh, I have 52 of them in various formats... many in vinyl, other in digital.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Ok, lets see, I asked the question to which you had no answer. So therefore, you have no idea ! :evil:
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Inside Roon settings, you will see an option to enable HQPlayer. Then when using Roon, you will see HQPlayer as an available endpoint. I do not think that HQP supports Esoteric directly. However, there are ways to do so. Like sending the...
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  • SimpleSimonSays's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Bottom line, you have no idea... :roflmao:
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Glareskin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    Wow! Someone suggests to do the shootout on PSAudio's Infinity IRS speakers. Big mistake! I had the privilege to visit PS Audio. Paul is a fantastic guy, and he is authentically interested and welcoming as he is in his videos. I also think they...
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  • 2fastdriving's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    Agreed. Does anyone know how HQPlayer can use a roon endpoint (network dac) to send the music to? I'm not sure if my dac (esoteric n01xd) would support this. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    at twice the price of the Technics SL1200G , why would one buy it ?
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    the nucleus is a dedicated device running roon ROCK, a lite version of their operating system implemented in LINUX. unless i am mistaken, it is not possible to run anything other that roon server on that configuration. from roon: "The Nucleus...
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  • 2fastdriving's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    I tried HQPlayer integration with roon once and found it klunky and not very reliable. Would love to know if people are really using this, trouble free. And how. Of course at the time, I was running a sotm neo bridge and using its HQPlayer...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Brian, be sure to level match any comparison between single ended and XLR, otherwise a complete waste of time !
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    Yikes! Thanks for the warning. Seems strange that Roon would offer this add-on in their software and their own server (Roon Nucleus +) would not be able to handle it. Ken
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Damn Paul. I always wanted to hear Bakoon. Please keep us updated.
    1 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    So holographic and sweet sound. My jaw just dropped to the floor donít get fooled by the spec.
    1 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    LinQ? Taiko? Or do I need to add a PC/Mac? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Would love to hear the outcome of that. Just beware that the Nucleus+ that you have is not going to be powerful enough to properly run HQP with the better filters. You will need a much more powerful computer to do that.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    I got a chance to try a pair of Balanced cables. I have no idea the make or quality. A friend who does recording work and video depositions loaned me a 8 foot pair to try. I did not spend any time A-B'ing them yet but initial impressions are more...
    34 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Sure! We are going to unbox (and do a video) today. We were so slammed with demos yesterday, we didnít have time.
    4 replies | 329 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    Alpinist replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Congrats Mike! Does Aurender allow you to do a N30SA versus W20SE shootout? Ken
    4 replies | 329 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    Find out what the component list will be for this upcoming shootout of DCS versus MSB: DCS VERSUS MSB: Component list prior to the shootout - YouTube
    385 replies | 22403 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 AM
    Hi Mike, Now thereís a useful suggestion. After youíve set up HQ Player with Roon, if you hear some sonic improvement, maybe you can show me how to do it. Thanks, Ken
    32 replies | 1024 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    There are numerous You Tube videos showing folks listening to Pink Floyd and other classic bands for the first time. Their comments after listening are sometimes very humorous. If I was smarter I would post one or two of them, oh well.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    Anyone who hasnít compared Roon to TAS or Aurender or NAIM, really should. Hopefully some folks who have made this comparison based on sound, will chime in. We have a Nucleus+ and a Taiko Extreme for running Roon. It sounds like HQP really can...
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 AM
    I also have 5 out of 23 on that list. I would substitute Close to the Edge for The Yes Album, IMO it's no contest.
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 AM
    I think the demise of Roon has been greatly exaggerated. No more than wishful thinking on some peopleís part. I still think Roon sounds terrific and has the best interface. Anyone that thinks thereís a sonic penalty just needs a better server. I may...
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  • Pearce Harrison's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34 AM
    I was there on Sunday and the Alsyvox room was well attended. I found the Vitus gear to be too bright for my liking and the speakers were being pushed too hard. The room was also very dark and so it was pretty much impossible to really see what the...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    If youíre wine drinkers, come up for wonderful Willamette Valley Pinot tasting, along with chance to hear some terrific speakers. I can recommend a great resort and wineries worth visitingÖ if youíre into such things. Maybe wifey hangs at the...
    21 replies | 880 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 11:37 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new amp on the way in Amplifiers
    I was thinking about getting one of those integrated amps, bypassing the preamp section and using my preamp. However, I am also very tempted to get one of the Border Patrol amps. The ANK amps are also very nice and would feed my need to tackle...
    24 replies | 1981 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 11:21 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread SLP-05 rectifier tube in Pre-Amps
    My apologies to asindc, I dropped the ball and forgot to ship the rectifier tube. I will ship it tomorrow, cheers.
    5 replies | 506 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 10:39 PM
    Ah... got ya... so probably a bit far for a day visit for us from the central coast of Cali :)
    21 replies | 880 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 07:44 PM
    Actually just out Portland in Oregon City (the end of the Oregon Trail!)
    21 replies | 880 view(s)
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