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  1. Move over Bob, here's how to do compression right: 48khz audio on a Commodore 64 - http://brokenbytes.blogspot.com/2018/03/a-48khz-digital-music-player-for.html
  2. Column browser is back in the latest Catalina beta!
  3. The reputable German computer mag c‘t did an MP3 hearing test ca. 2006 where they had one participant with a very high success rate. Turned out he had a hearing damage and he was able to identify certain phasing artifacts of MP3 encoders. If I am not mistaken the person also worked in the audio field, perhaps on hearing aids. The test was done on professional equipment in a recording studio. Maybe some German reader can find the particular article.
  4. Colin Marston (is god some assert). Check him out, impressive catalogue, great guitarist and producer too.
  5. Be aware that the column browser is gone in the iTunes successor Music. Really sucks & I’ll pretty much have to switch to some other software now.
  6. I'd call the statement ambiguous - it might be that the Japanese market is viable for MQA. Onkyo did adopt MQA both in hardware and content distribution. It's a special market and big enough to generate revenue. Let' see what comes from this.
  7. Thx for having my little mind blown: "Ich fühle Luft von anderem Planeten."
  8. Do I get it right that the kinda dying MQA-debate is about to get a Neil Young-sized life-infusion? Fun! MQA PR-peeps perhaps are reciting the "there is no bad publicity"-mantra in group chants right now.
  9. Another option would be Passlabs XA25. Don’t let the 25w label fool you, these things have juice and can drive 803s well. Class A and great sound.
  10. Linn‘s Exact digital crossover and room correction is available for 803s. The effect is rather remarkable but you’d need a Linn streamer, an Exaktbox and 8 channels of amplification for it. There are several options offered by Linn to facilitate that. I have heard one of these systems at a demo and it was very good. Give it a try if you find a demo. Also have a look at the Linn site for more info.
  11. Thx everybody! As for using the computer directly: this is a no-go as it's used as an office machine and hooked up to external monitor, printer and other periphery. Also it's about 7m from the desk to the stereo. An ethernet connection is in place and the NAS is in a different room. I need to be able to play from both the NAS and the computer as the latter sometimes has more recent files. My NAS is superslow and a full-index after adding files takes hours. As for the hardware. Having looked through the available offerings and a B3+ with PSU, case, card etc comes to about €75.-. A Hifiberry DAC+ Pro complete bundle is €110.- I am leaning towards the latter as it would free the Focusrite from this duty and also look cleaner. Not sure about the sound difference but I guess if it's significant I could still just relegate the Raspi to transport mode. Any thoughts on the Hifiberry vs Focusrite and Hifiberry in general?
  12. The Mac sits on a desk on the opposite side of the room. Got Ethernet as wireless streaming never worked reliably. The 6i6 is from my partner who’s a classical musician and uses it to record rehearsals. But since it’s only used in that functionality about once a month and sounds better than the Airport Express we used so far it became our DAC in the study .
  13. Thx Cebolla - very helpful! Any tips on the HE-side of things: Pi Zero or full Raspberry? The Zero does not seem to come with a USB-A port and would need an adapter from USB-mini. DAC is a Focusrite 6i6. Standard USB , no DSD and none needed.
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