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  1. Well, 90 seconds later, here is the solution for anyone else having the problem: Go to apple system preferences-->Security and Privacy, then in general, it will show you that it was blocked, and you can override Hopefully it helps someone
  2. I also have the same problem and have tried to download from 2 sites now, I can download, but then every time I try to open it I get an Apple System Popup Alert that reads: "XLD" can't be opened because apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the Developer for more information. Not sure if I can get into the security settings and somehow force apple to allow it as a "safe" application. Never had this problem until Big Sur though. Thanks for any help
  3. As a follow-up, due to space constraints, I ended up getting KEF Eggs and then found a used REL T-Zero Sub. I'm loving life. These things baffle me how well they image - voices coming straight out the center of the monitor. Have a built in DAC, etc, etc. Don't want to derail the discussion, just following up, bringing up another cool desktop option, and of course, emphasizing that its a good time to be a computer audiophile :) Happy Thanksgiving everyone
  4. I have the original LS50W on stands in a rather large room with 22 foot ceiling and they sound amazing. They worked quite well with Roon and an Aurender. I will say, they stopped working when I changed to an Eero mesh WiFi system 4 months ago. Just all sorts of issues, but in short, I cannot get their app to even recognize the speaker, or in occasions when I can, it does not show up as a Roon endpoint and I have just streamed Tidal from the KEF app. I have worked with their tech support and been told, in short, that it does not work well with Mesh networks. I was tol
  5. I have had the same fan problem with nearly the same Mac Mini - maxxed out on performance. I have also read that there have been some problems with fan running and Apple recommends shutting down, pull out power cable x 15 seconds, plug back in, wait 5 seconds, hit power button. Works every time, then 2 days later, fan blowing constantly - it is rather frustrating for near field listening at the computer desk, but does not seem to affect performance at all. If I am listening in my other rooms obviously the fan noise is not an issue.
  6. I have a 2018 one with no problems to date - except that the fan really is blowing. lot and a bit noisy - id love a better fan and power unit, hopefully Uptone or someone comes up with one. But no drop outs - I am running Roon Core off it without any trouble
  7. Thanks so much for the fun read. I am in the position of desiring a nice sounding setup for near-field (2-3 feet) listening off a new mac-mini. I need to really minimize the cabinet depth - hoping no more than 5-6". I looked at the Kanto site and they have this YU2 that looked interesting. I would be open to something really small + SW. I was looking at KEF Egg. Love my LS50's, but those LSX are too large. Audioengine? I was really interested in those Martin Logans mentioned above by Sonis, but they would require amplification and I'm looking for simple here.
  8. Thanks for doing this. I enjoyed it. Congratulations on your journey, and success. You've earned it. Love the photos and of course, the equipment. Keep up the good work be safe and stay healthy
  9. I got off my lazy butt and opened my password manager to get my bad memory logged on— just to tell you how much I enjoyed your review. Even more so than the excellent review, I absolutely loved the “About Purple Warrior Section” Thanks keep up the great work. Stay safe Stay healthy
  10. I would greatly appreciate any help with A cable issue particularly with the Meitner MA1. Wasn’t sure the best forum spot to put this but it seems most reasonable here. I was considering changing to a DCS Bartok but ultimately decided my money would be a bit better spent upgrading to V2. I presently run an Aurender S10 through an AQ Diamond USB to Berkeley Alpha USB with a Nordost Heimdall 2 digital AES to the Meitner. Separately from this, I have a Sonore Ultra Rendu with Uptone power supply that feeds Roon via Wireworld platinum Starlight USB cable to the MA1
  11. I’m not sure why album art would introduce any more noise than displaying text of the song and artist. Unless you completely shut off the display altogether and I don’t think that’s an option. Besides - it didn’t seem to affect the sound quality much based on the review. Would Ld still love to know the answer to my original question if anyone knows if album art will be an option on other Aurender units?
  12. For a number of years I had wondered why Aurender didn’t include album art information on their front panel OLED displays. I’m curious, since I now appear to see album art in the review photos, if it will be applied across their line of music servers or just for this one? Does anybody know that answer? It would seem to be an option much more related to software and not in the OLED panels and thus hopefully it will be a front display option on their other servers. I just updated my conductor app and did not appreciate any album art feature on my now somewhat antiquated
  13. Does anybody know if there’s any ability to move playlist off of the Aurender software to other software platforms? For example, I would love to transfer some of those playlists from Aurender onto my Roon stuff, or even in Tidal/Qobuz so it could potentially be used when I’m not at home and streaming to someone else’s device for example or camping and what not.
  14. Sure does help. Thanks! My analog stuff is nowhere near as nice as my digital, but even with an entry level Project turntable, it puts out amazing sound so I definitely won't be giving it up. I really do appreciate your thoughts. I will have the Rossini and Berkeley both in my system shortly, and try to get a sense of how much I like them and their different tonal characteristics. I may or may not try to directly drive my audio research amplifier but I can't really think of any other way to listen to the vinyl without a quality preamp and phono-pre, so don't see
  15. By the way, as an aside, love Dylan. Absolutely would start with Blood on the Tracks. There are certainly songs on other albums that I prefer but man the sound on that album is just awesome. It’s so eminently listenable and just makes me feel good right from the first notes of Tangled up in Blue. Its an an easy entrance point to Dylan. Also, as a shameless plug for my present DAC, I will be looking to sell my Meitner MA1 on this site in the near future for those interested-I am the second owner (the first owner being Ted here on CA) Thanks for thoughts.
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