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  1. A couple of things, depending on your room size & layout you can get pretty loud with 2 watts. The room where I have my Decware setup is about 12 x 20 feet and I normally keep the volume between 10 and 11 o’clock. My speakers are full range Omega junior 8 xrs with an efficiency of about 96 to 98 db.
  2. Hi, By high efficiency I mean any speakers above, say, 95 db. Your Cornwall ii have an efficiency of 101 db so they definitely qualify as high efficiency. You might want to do a search or ask a question on the Decware forum about klipsch Cornwall’s. I think a few people are using them with Decware amps. The downside of Decware amps is you have to wait for them to be built, which could be 6 to 12 weeks. With the right speaker the super zen triodes sound wonderful. If you feel you’ll need more watts than the Decware amps have and/or you don’t want to wait you might also take a l
  3. You might want to take a look at Decware amps,, DECWARE USA MADE TUBE AMPLIFIERS w/ LIFETIME WARRANTY . The SE84UFO comes in at just under $1000. I've got one and it pairs very well with high efficiency speakers. Regards, Mario
  4. Hi Hopkins, Well, the show I saw was March 10, 1968 at the Washington Hilton Hotel ballroom. It was the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Soft Machine with an opening act I don't remember. Hendrix was the headliner and they did two shows one in the afternoon and one at night. I went to the early one which started at 3 pm. Audiophile sound it was not but as I remember the sound wasn't too bad. I didn't remember the entire set list but I do remember the Experience opened with Sgt. Pepper and the crowd went nuts. I recently looked it up and the set list was Sgt. Pepper, Hey Joe, Foxey
  5. There are noticeable differences in the sound between open and closed headphone. I'm not saying one is better or worse than the other but they are different. If you are using the headphones around other people than closed are probably the better way to go. From the description of what you're looking for this may be just the ticket; Hel Yeah! Gaming and Home Office Bundle (danclarkaudio.com). The Aeon RT closed get very good reviews on Head-Fi.org and are supposed to among the most comfortable headphones around. Essentially you're getting a dac/amp and microphone for $86 as the Aeon RT closed
  6. As others have said, thank you Chris for your quick response. Regards, Mario
  7. Wish you all the best and hope to see you back here soon. Regards, Mario
  8. No the ROCK setup is only Roon you can't add or run anything else on it. That's one of the reasons I feel comfortable leaving it on 24/7, it runs cool, temp wise, and sounds good. I'm curious, does this mean you can only use Audirvana on two computers or one computer and one endpoint with a license? That could be a drawback if you have a large number of endpoints. With Roon you have the core on one computer but you can have controller or bridges on as many endpoints as you want. In addition any tablet, smartphone or computer with a monitor & keyboard can be used as a controller.
  9. With the Roon ROCK, whenever I add files to it's external storage I also add them to the NAS. With the Raspberry Pi's I'm using they are connected via wifi, you can do that when you install the software and set them up. You'd have to check elsewhere about whether Airplay integration is possible or not, I'm running Windows & Linux OS's.
  10. Well if you want to use Audirvana you'd need to setup the NUC with either Windows 10 or do a "Hackintosh". That would still probably be cheaper than buying a NUC and a lifetime Roon license. I'd really recommend you start by downloading the trial versions of Roon & Audirvana onto your current computer to see which one you prefer. That decision will have a fairly big impact on how you proceed with hardware. Roon ROCK is a linux based operating system free with a Roon license, it's very easy to install and setup on a NUC but you can't alter or customize it like you ca
  11. Glad to see someone else chime in. Uhm, actually I think Roon raised their lifetime license to somewhere around $700, hence why I said I'd probably look for an alternative. After what you said about Audirvana, I took a look at their website. It's nice to see they run on both Mac & Windows, even better if they could also run on linux. Flyingelephant I'd suggest taking a hard look at Audirvana. It probably would be worth seeing if there is any way to use it with raspberry pi's or similar inexpensive endpoints. I like them, I've currently got two set up, an i3 as a wind
  12. Hi flyingelephant, I'll throw out a couple of general ideas & opinions, but let me preface by saying my system is based on Windows 10 and some linux based operating systems. I'm currently using Roon set up as Roon ROCK on an Intel NUC pc. In the past I've used J River but I've never tried Audinirvana. Overall I prefer Roon to J River for its user interface, I'm not sure Roon actually sounds better but for multiroom use I certainly think it works better. To me it's easier to setup and use the built in DSP, I also think it's easier to integrate wifi Raspberry Pi di
  13. Hi Kal & Paul, Thanks for the correction. I knew that usb could do multi-channel into multi-channel dacs, I should have included that in my reply. Regards, Mario
  14. Hi Gellie, As far as I know the the advantage of using HDMI vs USB is that HDMI can carry multi-channel music which I don't think usb can for most dacs. If usb performs better and doesn't sound any worse, unless you're doing multi-channel, I don't think you'll be missing anything by using usb. Regards, Mario
  15. Hi Chris, Thanks for the change. I'm sure some will be unhappy with it but overall I'll be optimistic that it will improve civility. While I don't post often, I do read and keep up with many of the threads. There have been a couple of instances recently where I wanted to add some of my thoughts to a few threads but didn't because of the threads had descended into the same old arguments. Regards, Mario
  16. Maybe I missed it but I was surprised no one mentioned Donald "Duck" Dunn.
  17. Hi TJ, Great, let us know how it goes. What software are you going to use? Regards, Mario
  18. Hi TJ, Thanks for the tip on your band, I'll check it out. If you do decide to give the ART device a try you might want to see if using usb power or an external power supply makes a difference. In general with this type of device I've found using external power seems to work better. Regards, Mario
  19. Hi TJ, I mentioned in an earlier post the Well Tempered Computer site listed some spdif to usb convertors. This one, http://artproaudio.com/product/usb-phono-plus-project-series/ , seems to be readily available, https://www.amazon.com/ART-USB-Phono-Plus-PS/dp/B000BBGCCI/ref=sr_1_2?crid=28I45C3VIRYNP&keywords=art+usb+phono+plus&qid=1558574662&s=gateway&sprefix=Art+USB%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-2 . It has both a toslink & coax spdif digital in and has usb out to your computer and appears to be compatible with Mac's . It's not too expensive and might be just what you ne
  20. Hi TJ, I had remembered reading something about spdif to usb convertors somewhere and found it, http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/HW/SPDIF-USB.htm .The last two may be what your looking for. Regards, Mario
  21. Hi TJ, I just pulled up a spec sheet on your DAT and it does appear to have a digital coax out like mansr said. You can use that and keep the signal path all digital. The UA-25 EX has both toslink in & out but not coax. It looks like you could use either a used UA-25 or the new Native Instruments interface if the UA-25 works with your OS. Regards, Mario
  22. Hi TJ, I used a Cakewalk UA-25 EX audio interface, it's the same thing as a Roland UA-25 EX. They are no longer made but show up on e-bay pretty often. I believe it works with MAC OS but that's something you would want to double check. Something along the lines of the device new media has would probably be the most economical. For new audio interfaces, this one from Native Instruments, https://www.guitarcenter.com/Native-Instruments/KOMPLETE-AUDIO-6.gc , has spdif coax inputs. You'd have to get a toslink to coax adapter and it's a bit overkill for what you want to do. Regards, M
  23. Hi TJ, Yep that's the right place. If the Recording Device selection isn't showing anything other than Built-in Microphone then new media may be correct. You'll need something to convert the toslink from the DAT to usb. You don't need or really want anything with a dac built in, if possible you want everything to stay digital. One other thing to check, if you go into your sound settings on your computer see if you can select line in or digital in for recording. I use a pc and know how to do that on a pc but I'm not sure of the exact procedures on mac's. Regards, Mario
  24. If your DAT is still connected to the computer via spdif you should see that as one of your options in Recording devices.
  25. Hi TJ, If your still using Audacity, use the Edit drop down menu & select Preferences. In Devices it should show your Host, Playback & Recording Interfaces. In the Recording part there should be a drop down menu to select which device you want to use. Regards, Mario
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