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by roadsterg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAS Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: NAS Advice

You should consider your current procedure for backup of these files. Mechanical hard drives are by far the least reliable components in a computer. How easily could you replace the files if you did lose them? It might be preferable, depending on the circumstances, to use new drives and keep the old...
by roadsterg
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: StreamX and radio
Replies: 12
Views: 1921

Re: StreamX and radio

The digital inputs on both of my Cyrus amps are fed from small fanless PCs using USB digital audio interfaces. This allows far more flexibility when listening to radio streams from the BBC or around the world. It also allows BBC iplayer to be used directly if required. I don't have to fiddle around ...
by roadsterg
Wed May 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turntable vs Streamer What's best? Analogue vs Digital?
Replies: 29
Views: 3467

Re: Turntable vs Streamer What's best? Analogue vs Digital?

It sounds like you have discovered that both formats can sound excellent if played through the right equipment. Digital formats have the advantage that when you want to listen continuously you can effortlessly choose any playing order and dip into your music library as the fancy takes you. In order ...
by roadsterg
Wed May 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Computer

It`s a shame that they have to be so petty as to not include a transfer app with Windows 10. They actually ran into extreme technical difficulty after Windows XP because of the extra layers of complexity introduced by continually adding features and changing the structures of system folders and the...
by roadsterg
Wed May 23, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Computer

zippy wrote:Windows used to include software called 'easy transfer' but for some reason that's gone from Windows 10.
Microsoft recommended method is I believe to use 'PCmover Express'

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=620915

… Then you find that PCmover is no longer a free product!
by roadsterg
Sat May 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Computer

I have windows 10 on the laptop,which is about 6 years old. The new one comes with windows 10 but I think it is as a download. Both windows 10 so that avoids many complications. There are probably four areas that you need to address. 1) Data 2) Desktop contents 3) Preferences and favourites. 4) Pro...
by roadsterg
Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Computer

Unfortunately this is not as easy as it should be and rather than write a lot of stuff that might not be relevant to you, can you say which operating system is on your laptop and what version of windows 10 ( I assume) you have on the new machine?
by roadsterg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Res (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: Hi Res (again)

Let's be clear that it's physically impossible for humans to hear anything above cd specifications 44khz. These are fixed human limitations and represent the maximum we can hear. There's no way to hear anything above the current cd kHz standard. Therefore 192khz will be heard the same as a cd. This...
by roadsterg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: RME ADI-2 Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 650

RME ADI-2 Pro

For some time I have wondered whether the key digital components driving my Cyrus 8-2 DAC QX could be improved and some experimentation with other individual boxes such as the Chord 2-Qute was inconclusive. When the RME ADI-2 Pro came to my attention it did look almost prohibitively expensive but be...
by roadsterg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon (out of order)
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Amazon (out of order)

I think it's just a matter of the term 'compressed' being maybe not the right word. 'Processed' might be better. All sounds in nature are analogue, and have to be digitised e.g. to put on a CD, then converted back to analogue, so that's in theory two extra processing steps that aren't needed if you...
by roadsterg
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Res (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: Hi Res (again)

My solution is to digitise all my vinyl and save it on Minimserver. That way I have the convenience of playing seamlessly and using any playlists or random choices. My conversions are all made at 192KHz sample rate with the best kit I can afford. Unfortunately there is no way to buy new material whi...
by roadsterg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SLRHut - a word of warning.
Replies: 1
Views: 557

SLRHut - a word of warning.

Just to alert anyone who might find the discounts on almost anything electrical on this web site attractive. Having bought a Canon camera a few months ago which was delivered within the promised time scale I decided to give them another try with fairly expensive RME Studio recording equipment. I wai...
by roadsterg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?

Many thanks, If there are better options than the focusrite let me know. I gave this some thought but I don't have any experience worth mentioning. You could look at Steinberg products or possibly Roland or Behringer, they all produce products aimed at home studio music recording but its hard to kn...
by roadsterg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?

My Asus Zonar essence card has an inbuilt noise issue , with both inputs shorted one channel is 6db worse that the other and it may be induction from within the PC. The PC has a linear supply. Research into the ASUS revealed an impossible board to work on and there is little room in the mini atx bo...
by roadsterg
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Audacity - Anyone interested in compiling for Windows 10?

Im using it for vinyl transfer coupled with the Asus soundcard in my old MM streamer. I use 24/48. Im limited to that due to the processing power of the old Atom processor on the MB in the streamer. Running W7 Enterprise and fitted with a linear power supply I get good results. The weak link is the...