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    On the future of Roon...

    Agree that there are many digital solutions that are very easy to use.

    One such product that rarely is mentioned here is the Sony HAP-Z1ES. It has a built in hard drive, does Spotify Connect, it...
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    Network streaming vs. usb

    Sorry I was not clear:
    What really matters is the
    “quality in recording and mastering”.
    But of course you already knew that since those are your own words!
    [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
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    On the future of Roon...

    I am running BOTH Roon and HQP on the same computer. The processing power varies depending on what you want HQP to do.

    For example, the combination of converting everything to 512DSD, using...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    You do not need a "gaming" PC. But you need a powerful computer and having a very good video card helps. It turns out that "gaming" computers are built with both. The processing power of video card...
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    On the future of Roon...

    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...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    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...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    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...
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    On the future of Roon...

    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.
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    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...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    The thing is that many "crazy audiophiles" as you call them, are finally realizing that much if not all of their digital personal library is available via streaming. So why bother? (Incidentally,...
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    Re: Source Comparisons

    Record companies make it very difficult not to say impossible for anyone to be able to to tell the provenance of an album. The consumer is not told if what seem to be an identical album has been...
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    Re: Network streaming vs. usb

    If you are streaming directly from the internet (Qobuz, Tidal etc.), I don’t think that an SSD drive would make any difference. That is because the streamed data is temporarily cached in RAM (not in...
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    Re: Network streaming vs. usb

    Are you streaming from the internet (Tidal, Qobuz), if so, I assume that the server is connected to the internet via an ethernet cable.
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    Re: MBL 101 E MK II install advice

    Just for reference, currently mine are:
    - Side walls - 50"
    - Front wall - 82"
    - Tweeter to Tweeter - 123"
    - Speaker to Seating - 168”
    - Rear wall - about 80 inches behind seating position
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    Re: MBL 101 E MK II install advice

    What is your sitting distance from each speaker (from center of tweeter to listening position)
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    On the future of Roon...

    Totally agree! HQP costs just a few hundred dollars. Some folks will spend thousands of dollars on fancy cables. When you realize how HQP filters can actually (i.e., measurable) affect the sound, it...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    I use Roon interface to control HQPlayer and love it.
    I am also using HQPlayer NAA running on an inexpensive Raspberry Pi.

    Playing around with the upconverting capabilities of HQP and the...
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    Re: MBL 101 E MK II install advice

    Nice set up! What is your center to center dimension? (Tweeter to tweeter)

    You can try removing the plastic inserts that attach to the top of the box and check if you like the change.
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    Roon offers metadata that no-one else offers. Totally agree.

    However, others now offer multi-room capability (Sonos, Amazon).

    So the question becomes: is metadata worth $100+ dollars per year...
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    On the future of Roon...

    On the future of Roon...
    Disclaimer: I am a lifetime Roon subscriber, and would very much like for Roon to succeed.

    I have been using Roon for several years now. For a while I used Roon with my...
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    Re: Today’s Install

    Impressive!!! Good job!
    You may want to suggest to the owner to lower/relocate the top component on the right side of the shelf. It hides part of the painting/picture! Just an opinion!
  22. Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    Agree about the lack of classical listings and also limited number of jazz recordings. Whoever put that list together had pop music bias.
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    Re: Is there Life after Rock and Roll?

    Cool story! [emoji106][emoji106]
  24. Thread: just for fun

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    just for fun

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  25. Thread: Nightmare!

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    Re: Nightmare!

    Have you checked sites that specialize on headphones like headfi?
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