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by Rune
Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Agree why on earth spend money on Innuos, when there are cheaper alternatives. What should the benefits of Innuos be except spend more money? If I really had to spend that kind of money I would rather have a Roon Nuclues. A NUC is a much cheaper option! It would be fantastic for Cyrus owners if Cyr...
by Rune
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: PMC Fact 12
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

Re: PMC Fact 12

The PMC room was the most interesting and impressive this year in Munich! Mainly because it was about music. They played a brand new unreleased Dolby Atmos version of Miles Davis Kind of Blue on a 20 speaker setup. The Sound engineers from Capitol records, representatives/family from the Miles Davis...
by Rune
Sun May 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Agree why on earth spend money on Innuos, when there are cheaper alternatives. What should the benefits of Innuos be except spend more money? If I really had to spend that kind of money I would rather have a Roon Nuclues. A NUC is a much cheaper option! It would be fantastic for Cyrus owners if Cyru...
by Rune
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 687

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

In the same price range as iFi I wold also look at Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC at £295.
It substituted a Hugo in my system. It was a upgrade usability wise and SQ was more a sideway move.
by Rune
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 686

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

IMHO FB does not work for me. I find it impossible to follow a thread. It is too easy to miss a post because it collapses the replies.
FB is unstructured, but I guess it really does not mater in which order you see cat videos.
by Rune
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.

When looking for DACs < £300. Then the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital at £295 is very hard to beat.
by Rune
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Roon? No thanks.

julianh wrote:You would be correct, no streaming services here. I have no wish to have to rely on an internet connection to watch TV or listen to music. And yes, I’m an old curmudgeon.

Then Roon is most likely not for you, it needs a internet connection to get the info about your music.
by Rune
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Roon? No thanks.

I would not worry with Roon. If it was difficult to cancel then there would be lots of complaints on their forum.

So those of you who would never give out your CC details for a trial must have no streaming services.

As far as I remember Netflix, HBO, Spotify, Tidal, Qubuz all require CC ;)
by Rune
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4918

Re: Roon Musings

Caine you could also consider this: https://stackaudio.co.uk/link/ https://darko.audio/2018/12/stack-audio-announce-the-link-a-streamer-with-surprises/ It is based on the same streamer design that Pro-Ject is using for their S2 Ultra and the same OEM version of Volumio that is also RoonReady. I have...
by Rune
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 44
Views: 3583

Re: Naiming and shaming

I had the Mono X and upgraded to X300 which was a significant improvement with the humble Ruark Prologue II had at the time. But when I upgraded to my Epicon 8 the X300 was no match for the DIY ncore 400 which must be similar to the Nord (never heard the Nord) But less than half the price of a pair ...
by Rune
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Also consider NAD 758 v3. It has Dirac Live which is probably the best room correction system
And BlueSound streamer build in which means it is also RoonReady.
by Rune
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Chromecast audio
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Chromecast audio

With a Tidal hifi subscription it is unnecessary to ever buy CD's again ;)
Or Qobuz if you have hip-hop phobia.
by Rune
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the NAS fallsover
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: What happens when the NAS fallsover

Using SHA is fine, if the NAS hardware fails you can put the Hard drives into new one. It should be able to recover. It is the same thing you can do if you upgrade your Synology NAS. But as mention by others using SHA, RAid 1 etc. is not a backup. Thinking about it maybe it is not such a bad idea to...
by Rune
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4918

Re: Roon Musings

You should try a pi especially when your DAC has USB input.
USB supports higher bit rates than I2S.
I have used a PI for a long time. But are currently using a beta version of this in a less sexy case 8) .
https://www.eisa.eu/awards/pro-ject-stream-box-s2-ultra/
by Rune
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4918

Re: Roon Musings

Yes it is the same exept that it comes in a nice looking fanless case and have ROCK preinstalled. Nucleus can house the taller 4TB 2.5" hard drive where as a normal NUC the taller H model can only house max 2TB because max hd height is 9mm. You can always add additional USB external drives if y...