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About Derrick

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  1. Go'in to watch ma stories.....
  2. $100 each. Custom woodwork is not cheap but I am getting a furniture grade item. Looks better than a milk crate.
  3. A friend of mine is a woodworker and he is making me two record boxes. Pretty sweet.
  4. Thanks. Nice units. Without having a sender unit hard wired to the computer, how is the hi-res file sent to the receiver unit? Is it via wifi or Airplay? I didn't think that those methods could send hi-res files over the air. I can't use the ethernet connection due to the location of my computer. Aries Input RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Dual-Band WiFi connection USB 2.0 High-Speed for external disk
  5. The two units that I mentioned will stream 96/24 wirelessly on a independent signal that is separate from your home wifi. I would prefer 192/24 or better but it doesn't seem to be available.
  6. Hi, Does anyone have experience (good or bad) with point-to-point hi-res music streamers like the Audioengine D2 24-bit wireless DAC or the NAD DAC 2 wireless USB digital to analogue converter? I am trying to find a way to play 24 bit hi-res files from my Mac (older) that is in a separate room than my stereo system. I am currently streaming via Airplay to an Apple TV box which is plugged into the optical input on my 2-channel amp. Airplay downgrades the signal to 44/16 so it isn't truly hi-res. Thanks
  7. You clearly have a passion for playing guitar. Have you ever thought of teaching someone to play? I bet there are adults or kids in your area that would love to learn. Teaching and passing on knowledge is an incredible gift. Also allows you to meet new people in a new city.
  8. When I am in a negative mindset I say to myself "what is one thing I can do to improve this situation?" It is not about perfection or an immediate solution. It is about improvement. Relentless improvement in any form. Give yourself credit for each improvement no matter how small it my seem at the time. Great buildings were built one brick at a time. Remember that you are always one decision away from a different life. You see how your recent move changed your life. Your next decision could be your best and maybe only possible because of where you are now. Keep on rock'in in a free world.......NY
  9. A lifestyle! I like that. If you're not in, you're in the way! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I agree. I am fairly new to this hobby (my wife already says I'm nuts) and it is clear to me that the quality (my definition of quality) is a combination of the physical source of the music (digital, tape, vinyl, etc) and the way that the music was mastered/engineered. I have every source on hand except reel to reel and can say without a doubt that the same song can sound better or worse on the same media (ie vinyl, digital) as it can on different types of media. Some music sounded so bad on my system that I was looking for a hardware upgrade to only find out that the same song on a different release sounded awesome so clearly it isn't the hardware. Along that line, does anyone have an opinion on HD Tracks? Not the website but the so called "audiophile" digital files. I recently bought Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (Super Deluxe) in AIFF at 96kHz 24 bit. I listened to it back to back with the normal MP3 from iTunes and the difference is night and day. Much greater range and stronger bass. I also bought IRobot in 192kHz 24 bit and the difference is not as great vs the record (naturally better than mp3 IMO). I am not going to repurchase my entire music library but for those special albums I am wondering if it is worth it?
  11. Yes, I believe so. They were planning on stealing the money to buy the coke and then replace it when the coke was sold. The guy came home unexpectedly and was killed in the fight. Now the kingpin is bent on finding who was behind this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The guy that was killed was a member of their cartel family. They killed one of their own by accident in the robbery. Not good
  13. Now that was a party.........
  14. Great show. Soundtrack is killer
  15. Hey Opusk2K9, Thanks to the intro to Lake Street Dive. I had never heard that band before. Wow! She can sing. Amazing voice. Hard to find these days. Thanks again.