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In honor of @Allan Songer Allan's avitar. Plus a bunch more. Acoustic Sounds got me with their 4th discount.

 

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10 hours ago, Schu said:

but it just had some nagging connectivity issues unrelated to sound quality and processing.

 

Can you elaborate? That seems like an odd reason, especially for what was essentially a small gaming PC at its core.

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19 minutes ago, Thaddeus Smith said:

 

Can you elaborate? That seems like an odd reason, especially for what was essentially a small gaming PC at its core.

the controller was either my android phone or my android based tablet... it had issues with maintaining a connection between the controller and the server itself. when the controller was not in direct communication the playback would cease and not continue on it's own. it seems the server was plagued with drop out and intermittent connectivity.

 

other than that, the unit delivered everything it claimed when it worked. I could have used a direct connection but that would have defeated the purpose of a server. I am not sure if this was a wifi issue, a handshake issue or server internal issue... I didnt really want to find out and chase it down.

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I sold that server already... it was certainly the best streaming set up I've ever owned, but it just had some nagging connectivity issues unrelated to sound quality and processing. To bad really,  I wanted it to work and the few weeks I had it I had several playlists built.

I have been paying for roon every year for 2 yrs now , It was time to drop the $$ for the lifetime or step away from roon . I picked to step away from it .


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23 minutes ago, A1UC said:


I have been paying for roon every year for 2 yrs now , It was time to drop the $$ for the lifetime or step away from roon . I picked to step away from it .


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And that's what I ultimately keep coming back to every time the annual renewal comes around. But honestly, what else is there if I don't want to buy into a full ecosystem of polished controller app + branded endpoint (Linn, for example)? What do you currently use?

 

I know there are some free linux options out there and I've played with most of them - the control interface is very typically garbage, however.

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31 minutes ago, Schu said:

the controller was either my android phone or my android based tablet... it had issues with maintaining a connection between the controller and the server itself. when the controller was not in direct communication the playback would cease and not continue on it's own. it seems the server was plagued with drop out and intermittent connectivity.

 

other than that, the unit delivered everything it claimed when it worked. I could have used a direct connection but that would have defeated the purpose of a server. I am not sure if this was a wifi issue, a handshake issue or server internal issue... I didnt really want to find out and chase it down.

 

fair enough. i've noticed my iPhone app will crash from time to time, but it doesn't ever affect playback. Android tablet and PC app have both been stable so far as controllers. My device is hardwired, however.

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And that's what I ultimately keep coming back to every time the annual renewal comes around. But honestly, what else is there if I don't want to buy into a full ecosystem of polished controller app + branded endpoint (Linn, for example)? What do you currently use?
 
I know there are some free linux options out there and I've played with most of them - the control interface is very typically garbage, however.

I use mconnect and a sonictransport


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On 7/7/2019 at 8:37 PM, 314carpenter said:

I finally finished cutting my black granite slabs that I have had for almost a year now. Placed them on top of my 5 Chorus II's and my diy audio racks for a seamless look. The other 2 Chorus II's are in surround position with matching black granite tops. So what do you guys think?

 

Do you like the look of black granite and walnut?

 

Are you kidding?  I like everything you have!  :emotion-21:  B)

 

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2 hours ago, A1UC said:


I have been paying for roon every year for 2 yrs now , It was time to drop the $$ for the lifetime or step away from roon . I picked to step away from it .


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I went ahead with a NUC and installed Roon's ROCK OS.  It has been, as the name implies, rock solid.  I work in IT all day (and night) so I like a no fuss solution.    Roon needs decent hardware and I'd say a SSD is a good idea for the OS.  Using an old PC you retired from other uses is not the best idea nor is trying to run the server over wireless.   I installed the NUC motherboard in a case that was all heat-sink, runs silently with no fan and is actually quite a bit cooler.

The ROON interface is not perfect but it seems peerless in my estimation.  That and a minor tweak of the ROON DSP EQ settings to smooth out the La Scalas has made me a pretty happy listener!  

Wait, you have a Sonictransporter?  I'd think that would work pretty good for ROON.  

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3 minutes ago, muel said:

 

I went ahead with a NUC and installed Roon's ROCK OS.  It has been, as the name implies, rock solid.  I work in IT all day (and night) so I like a no fuss solution.    Roon needs decent hardware and I'd say a SSD is a good idea for the OS.  Using an old PC you retired from other uses is not the best idea nor is trying to run the server over wireless.   I installed the NUC motherboard in a case that was all heat-sink, runs silently with no fan and is actually quite a bit cooler.

The ROON interface is not perfect but it seems peerless in my estimation.  That and a minor tweak of the ROON DSP EQ settings to smooth out the La Scalas has made me a pretty happy listener!  

 

This is essentially what I've got going via Ropieee. I'm running digital coax to my AVR and letting it handle DSP through my existing config.

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  I went ahead with a NUC and installed Roon's ROCK OS.  It has been, as the name implies, rock solid.  I work in IT all day (and night) so I like a no fuss solution.    Roon needs decent hardware and I'd say a SSD is a good idea for the OS.  Using an old PC you retired from other uses is not the best idea nor is trying to run the server over wireless.   I installed the NUC motherboard in a case that was all heat-sink, runs silently with no fan and is actually quite a bit cooler.

The ROON interface is not perfect but it seems peerless in my estimation.  That and a minor tweak of the ROON DSP EQ settings to smooth out the La Scalas has made me a pretty happy listener!  

Wait, you have a Sonictransporter?  I'd think that would work pretty good for ROON.  

 

Yes Sonictransporter I like it because it has Roon and MinimServer so if one does not want to run roon . I have a 4TB USB external hard drive with music on it plugged into sonictransporter .

 

https://www.smallgreencomputer.com/products/sonictransporter-i5?variant=20893269700

 

 

 

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Id like to find something... I liked the wyred unit because it auto rips to the highest quality, played all formats including the highest dsd and didnt rely on internal dac.

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On 7/6/2019 at 8:26 PM, K5SS said:

I grabbed another Martin Logan Depth i. I have been wanting to run duals again for quite some time now and a good deal popped CL today and I jumped.

I fully knew this when buying it but it powers on but the woofers are dead so the amp is shot. I have an email in to ML for a replacement amp, I am hoping it’s under $300 but only time will tell. Grabbed this one for $180. Not bad!

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Nice. I think Martin Logan will fix it for a reasonable flat rate if you send the amp to them. They used to at least. I have one of the original Depth models (not "i") and I still use it. It pairs very well with my P37s. I'd love to find another.

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56 minutes ago, wstrickland1 said:

Nice. I think Martin Logan will fix it for a reasonable flat rate if you send the amp to them. They used to at least. I have one of the original Depth models (not "i") and I still use it. It pairs very well with my P37s. I'd love to find another.

 

ML makes highly underrated subwoofers. I think the ID companies have a better $/performance ratio but every single Martin Logan subwoofer I have ever owned has performed beautifully. I still think the dual Abyss setup I had, a few houses ago, performed better in my room than the dual SVS SB-2000’s I had at one point.

 

Still keep my eyes peeled for Decent i’s but they still command pretty high prices.

 

Seeing you still have some Palladium’s, makes me regret ever selling my natural bookshelf/center package I used to own. Probably my biggest single audio regret:/

 

Glad to see you are enjoying your Depth and knowing it keeps up with amazing speakers like the P37’s! 

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9 hours ago, K5SS said:

 

Glad to see you are enjoying your Depth and knowing it keeps up with amazing speakers like the P37’s! 

Actually I can't imagine a better match for them but I would like a pair. I had a crack at a pair of Descents a while back but passed. Sometimes you just have to say no. I'm not familiar with their newer lineup of subs but think the "Tri-linear Balanced Force" design is pretty spectacular. I assume they quit making them so I'm glad I got one at least.

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Up and going sounding very good
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On 6/30/2019 at 6:56 PM, A1UC said:

 

 

On 6/30/2019 at 6:56 PM, A1UC said:

Well it’s done , going to start a 2nd system

 

My current system

Bel Canto Black 2 System

Sonictransport

Linear Power Suppy

Focal Scala Utopia Evo

Shunyata Triton V3

Sigma power cable

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Curious what kind of rack this is? 

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Curious what kind of rack this is? 

Timbernation


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