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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    I didn’t say I enjoy all music, but I do play albums I like all the way through. It’s hard for me to find a jazz album from the late 1950s through the early 1960s that I would want to skip a track on.
    Yup, just listened to Sonny Rollins’ Saxophone Colossus. What track could you skip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Yup, just listened to Sonny Rollins’ Saxophone Colossus. What track could you skip!

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    None!
    Or you would deserve to be crucified!

    I seldom skip tracks, but when I don't like an album, I won't lose my time on it, and move on to something else quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I actually find that I become more engaged musically when I listen to an entire album or CD compared to jumping around to my favorite tracks. The music just seems to flow better.

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    in this one for me I do it different, because there are so many poor albums around with just 1 great song, a few ok, and all the others are “room cleaners” (music that you turn on your own party when you like to finish the event). From the collection of great ones on all different albums I make my own playlist and have fun with my own mixture.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    HA-N1Z/2EX-S40

    this is the topmodel....looking at it myself
    This model is not available in Canada/US, we have to go with the H60 variant

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    yes, i just see, melco seem not to be a brand in usa.
    there is a dealer for melco in canada
    https://gramophone.mybigcommerce.com...sort=pricedesc
    i guess he would be able to get you whatever you want from melco. probably the new series will be in his shop soon anyway. he seems to discount the old one.

    havent heard the melcos myself. as per friends the middle model with hdd is very good....then again the topmodel with ssd is said to be the best server to date. melco is not just assembling, they are computermanufactor of ssd and made a special audio ssd. that differs a lot comared to pc ssd, noisewise.
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    I own Melco so let me clear a couple things up. Melco is distributed by Luxman in the US, Gramophone is the Canadian Distributor. The SSD drives from Melco are licenced to another Manufacturer so they cannot be sold in the US or Canada, that is why we only get the 6TB spinning platter drive models. Trust me, I tried real hard to get the SSD variant but the Distributor could not convince Melco to send one, not even for "audition".

    The Melcos could use some improvements in their user interface but sonically they do some wonders. Its a combination of their specialized and optimized drives as well as their ethernet "purifier". My X1 sounded considerably better being fed by the Melco than being directly connected to my home router.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    You can buy all the Melco gear you want from Underwood HiFi.

    https://www.underwoodhifi.com/products/melco
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    You can buy all the Melco gear you want from Underwood HiFi.

    https://www.underwoodhifi.com/products/melco
    the ssd is not listed.

    dznutz, that is very nasty. thx for the info.
    truly crazy
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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    I wouldn't say nasty, as even the standard drives are very quiet, just simply a reality when dealing with the Japanese. They're very protective of their technology.

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    Re: What Music Server and Dac Will Out Perform My Turntable and Phono Preamp

    you could order from another country if you want it very badly
    nagra cd, tube dac, psu, audionet humboldt, wilson tunetot, odin

 

 
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