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  1. Sorry, Earl. I guess I didn't check this thread. Yes the turntable is still available.
  2. For Sale: Project Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB Turntable, glossy white. This item is brand new in box, never been opened. Project Debut Carbon DC Esprit SB is the upgraded version of Project's popular Debut Carbon turntable. Enhancements include: 8.6" carbon tonearm Pro-Ject Speed Box Built-in Plays 33, 45 and 78RPM (78RPM with belt change) Heavy non-resonant acrylic platter New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator Precision belt drive with synchronous motor New TPE motor suspension Ortofon 2M Red MM Phono cartridge pre-mounted includes Dust Cover Retail on this is $549. I am offering it for $325 plus shipping.
  3. How about Martin Logan? They are based in Kansas, although I believe some manufacturing is done in Canada. The Renaissance model is their brand new top of the line hybrid electrostatic. It would look great in a family room setting like you describe, and it probably sounds terrific.
  4. So the Van Morrison album discussed in the review is titled "Astral Weeks" for those that may have wondered.
  5. Also, JRiver and Synology can downsample hi Rez files for rendering by Sonos.
  6. Actually Sonos can be integrated with other uPnP control points. Both JRiver and Synology Audio Station, for example, recognize Sonos units as UPNP/DLNA zones/renderers.
  7. I believe Arcam makes a combination DAC/Airplay streamer. Also Sonore Microrendu can act as Airplay streamer. There are other options as well, I think.
  8. Cincy2, the easiest and most straightforward way to do this is using DSAudio, the iOS app from Synology. That way you don't need another computer to serve the audio, as you would if you used JRiver. Also, if you configure "Quick Connect" on the NAS, you won't have to hassle with Port forwarding.
  9. I saw the Hifiman HE400i headphones on Amazon for $249, a very good price, so I grabbed a pair. I haven't yet had a chance to listen to them.
  10. Nice. Any way to do that in the LMS interface itself, do you know? I'm not using a phone or ipad. It seems I just have one "music" folder available to me. I'd love to be able to browse my folder structure. Thanks.
  11. What is folder mode? How do you access that?
  12. Thanks for the tip. I just got this up and running on my Synology NAS. I've never used LMS before. Using two carefully selected, well recorded test tracks (Elvin Bishop "Juke Joint Jump" from "The Best of Elvin Bishop - The Millenium Collection" and Jerry Garcia and David Grisman "Russian Lullaby" from "Jerry Garcia and David Grisman"), the mrendu, and a pair of Sennheiser HD700s, I have determined that LMS sounds better than Synology Audio Station, which in turn sounds better than JRiver. Of course, it could just be my imagination! ;-)
  13. I have a Sonore Microrendu > Geek Pulse sfi DAC > Audioengine A5+ with Audioengine A8 Sub. Server is either the Windows 10 Computer with JRiver or the Synology NAS with Audio Station. I periodically think about upgrading the speakers, but I haven't gotten around to it. I guess I like the Audioengines pretty well. Active is the way to go on the desktop IMO. Those new KEFs sound interesting I must say. I have Sennheiser HD 700 (and HD 650) for when people are trying to do something in the other room.
  14. It's amazing that the source, in some sense the heart of the whole system, is just this tiny little thing stashed down below! The system is configured like so : Toshiba laptop w/JRiver MC19 > Wifi > Apple Airport Express > Generic Ethernet cable > mrendu with ifi iPower > Nordost Blue Heaven USB > Bryston BDA2 > Nordost Blue Heaven IC > Bryston B135 Integrated > Audience AU 24 > Martin Logan Montis. Everything is plugged into a Furman Power Conditioner. I may eventually have someone run some Ethernet cable in my walls and eliminate the wifi and Apple AE. I'm not sure if there would be a sonic impact. I'm also considering the Sonore Signature Power Supply.
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