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  1. Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    But wait, donít rush! There is an upgrade coming up. It will add additional features like galvanic isolation and RFI and RMI suppression. Just a $999 upgrade.
  2. Re: Use "Power Control" to power on old devices

    You can use a smart plug (if you Google it you will get lots of options). Then you can control the smart plug from your phone or your voice (via Alexa or similar).
    You connect the smart plug to the...
  3. Re: Some help on external hard drive with Lumin A1

    One more suggestion: assuming that you decide to connect the drive to a computer or a NAS, you may want to ďmountĒ the drive to the computer. You can google ďhow to mount a driveĒ to get step by step...
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    Re: The Battle Between Truth and Magic

    Paraphrasing Jack Nicholson... Can you handle the truth? :D
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    Re: Roon And HQ Player 4

    As noted above, your Nucleus cannot run HQ Player. Therefore HQP is not an option for you with your current hardware.

    However, using Roon with DSP room-correction filters is still an option....
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    Re: Roon And HQ Player 4

    After reading more about it, Nucleus is a purpose-built computer made to run Roon. It is not a very powerful computer as Roon does not need that.
    Trying to make a Nucleus do what it was not...
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    Re: Roon And HQ Player 4

    The advantage of using HQP player is that it offers a multitude of filters that are not available anywhere else. And while it can be a 'set it and forget it' kind of software, it requires getting...
  8. Thread: Retailer Rant

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    Re: Retailer Rant

    To the OP, the sole Member of the Exclusionary Police (aka "mep") has spoken!:panic:
  9. Thread: Trigger Unhappy

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    Re: Trigger Unhappy

    You may need to build your own connection. One possible configuration could be as follows:

    Preamp (5v) -> 3.5mm cable (male both ends) -> 3.5mm female socket adapter -> booster (5v to 12v) ->...
  10. Thread: Trigger Unhappy

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    Re: Trigger Unhappy

    You can buy a 5v to 12v 'boost' converter for this. They are fairly inexpensive (less than $20). Google it, and you will find many options.
    Not sure what you mean "long cable", but you can buy...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    TL;DR? Thirty seven years ago, Bob Carver proved to the best known audiophile of that time (J, Gordon Holt) that it was possible to make an inexpensive (solid-state) amplifier sound like one (a tube...
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    Re: How Does a Brand Survive?

    Ouch! Something must have hurt somewhere...
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    Re: Interesting morning @ coffee & cars.......

    PS. I don't think that she closed the door all the way. ;)
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    Re: Interesting morning @ coffee & cars.......

    You should send a note to the writer of this article.

    The Jaguar He Thought Was Gone Forever Turned Up at a Barbecue - WSJ

    Maybe he can do a story about this car, you, and the daughter of the...
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    Re: Interesting morning @ coffee & cars.......

    That is a heck of a detailing job! Actually amazing! Congrats!!!
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    Re: How Does a Brand Survive?

    This is a great post. For a while, I have been thinking about this same issue. I have also seen too many companies that cannot survive the demise of their founders. Not surprisingly, consumers are...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    So... you are not an engineer, and what you said is just hearsay.
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    What?! Empirical data being used in civil engineering as opposed to evidence gathered using the scientific method? Are you an engineer??
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    I wonder if he will do 'before' and 'after' measurements on your equipment...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    :rofl::rofl:
  21. Re: The ugly truth behind HiFiís growing infatuation with nostalgia

    My take is that young folks are the ones who are more interested in the retro looks. They do it for aesthetics as opposed to the sound. Plus they are also interested in convenience.
    To capitalize...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    TL;DR?
    "So what am I trying to say will all this? Should we throw away measurements entirely and go back to word of mouth subjective feedback? No. Measurements can indeed tell us a lot. [.....] use...
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    Re: Hans Ole Vitus to step down as CEO of Vitus

    It takes much more than technical ability to run a successful business. Sounds as if the founder decided to let others run the company while he dedicates himself to technical and R&D duties. I get...
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    Re: Onkyo Files for Bankruptcy

    From the linked article that Mike posted:
    "The companyís failure has been blamed on its inability to adapt to the fast-changing audio market which is increasingly software-based and revolves around...
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    Re: Streaming guidance needed

    A few folks have mentioned devices that come with a ripper. However, if you own a computer, you can save yourself thousands of dollars (and do a better job in the process) by ripping your own CD....
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