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by caine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 5221

Re: Roon Musings

Got waylaid over the last few months. Seen the prices had dropped for i7 nuc and got it built and setup. Impressed with ROCK. Great having a dedicated solution. Now starting to think about streamers at the moment. On the radar is Lumin U1 mini
by caine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Qobuz sublime with ROON
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Qobuz sublime with ROON

Currently I’ve got TIDAL subscription integrated into Roon. Anyone tried SUBLIME+ ? What do you think and do you own the downloaded music if you give up the subscription. I’ve only ever bought hires downloads. Not sure how the subscription hires stream / download model works.
by caine
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 2860

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

Very true. It was a one amp to rule them all move.
by caine
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 2860

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

Out: Bel Canto CD2 Bel Canto DAC3.5VB mk.2 Bel Canto VBS1 (mod) In: TAD D1000 mk.2 Ropieee XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro Roon Other than the TAD a quiet year for me. Nearly got rid of the MA9S2's, for quite the upgrade... After the TAD had to get real still got a mortgage >:D Anyways the replacement powe...
by caine
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Speaker cable are we all using
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: What Speaker cable are we all using

Coherent 4D terminated with WBT banana on main system. Van Damme studio for surround sound.

Tried many over the years. They all have different house sounds. Some are designed to attenuate others are open.
by caine
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the NAS fallsover
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: What happens when the NAS fallsover

Raid 1 is mirroring. So one drive copies the other, or two drives copy the other two. Regardless if the motherboard or processor goes down, you'll be in the same boat as me. I managed to fully recover the data off the 5 discs by connecting them and a very large HDD with a USB running ubuntu via one ...
by caine
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the NAS fallsover
Replies: 6
Views: 877

What happens when the NAS fallsover

You guessed it. My synology DS1515+ stopped, completely dead. Been building computers and servers for quite a number of years; so did all the obvious. Thought it was either the internal PSU or main board/cpu. Contacted synology and its a known issue with the quad core Intel Atom C2000 processor. Thi...
by caine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What Electronica Did You Listen to Today?
Replies: 356
Views: 41660

Re: What Electronica Did You Listen to Today?

Nils Frank - All Melody
Soulwax - From DeeWee
by caine
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What did you listen to tonight?
Replies: 8958
Views: 610294

Re: What did you listen to tonight?

Been getting into a bit of soulwax last couple of albums. From Deewee is interesting (monster bass)

Florence + the machine: High As Hope
IMHO Every album is improving on the last. Really good.
by caine
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HiFi Choice Music Streaming Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 485

HiFi Choice Music Streaming Reviews

Good write up of the main culprits: Amazon, Deezer, High Res Audio, Qobutz sublime, Spotify Premium and Tidal. I agree with their findings that Tidal with its limited masters and MQA is the best and introduce the ROON/TIDAL combination and offering a far more rewarding listening experience.
by caine
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 5221

Re: Roon Musings

Stereophile have done a decent writeup review of ROON and ROCK and their Nucleus+ hardware. I'm going down the NUC route. Will start getting all the gear ordered this week as I would prefer to future proof as much as possible and getting a i7-8th gen with 32gb of ddr4 and a 512gb ssd will sort me ou...
by caine
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room Acoustic Treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Room Acoustic Treatment

If you really want to get your head around acoustics then get the book Master Handbook of Acoustics (6th edition); heavy going. GIK video's and tutorials are very useful. Its pretty straight forward stuff at a cursory view for what your looking for. Once you start getting into the specific problems ...
by caine
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 5221

Re: Roon Musings

5th generation will be absolutely fine for most, I've only 3300 albums. Really its VFM, except for seriously top end gear PC stuff is junk in one to two years. 8th generation intel CPU's are out now. Hows about this: i7-8650U and unlike the i7 7th gen NUC's its 4 core, rather than 2 as much DDR4 ram...
by caine
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAS Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1878

Re: NAS Advice

Ram it up. My DS1515+ had a max of 8gb, got 16gb in it no probs been stable ever since.
by caine
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dali Epicon 6
Replies: 12
Views: 2101

Re: Dali Epicon 6

Great review. Heard the Epicon 8's and they sounded top shelve. I could live with them, no issues.