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  1. Well, just bought a Lyngdorf 3400 to replace my 2200 (which has been a great amp for the best part of a decade). Would have been good to take a look at the new NAD, but too late now. Unless of course I dont get on with the new Lyngdorf . . .
  2. What of material that is sold as a 24/96 high res file when the original recording can only have been made by analogue tape (with a likely equivalent bit depth of just 12 to 14 bits) ? Sure, the analogue recording needs to be digitised in some format or other but in cases like this I see absolutely no point in using anything better than 16/44. A case in point is the Koln Concert by Keith Jarrett, recorded on tape in the seventies. Is Qobuz being similarly disingenuous in trying to sell this as ‘high res’ ?
  3. Wow, lots of ideas here ! Thanks I have downloaded a fresh copy of XLD although I find it strange to work with. I get an icon but cannot open it by clicking in the usual way. Instead I click the icon and then use options shown at the toolbar, top of screen. set various preferences although two issues immediately come up. First is where can I get the exported files to create a directory for trackes (eg. Artist Name / Album / tracks). Secondly how do I point it to artwork, FreeDB seems to be set but it asks me for some sort of access key to use Amazon.uk for example. Anyway,
  4. I've migrated to a MAC running High Sierra (latest version) and want to rip some of my CDs to its hard disk in FLAC format (and also an MP3 copy). I can do this with MAX but for some reason cannot get it to download track and album data - it just copies / converts files which I then need to manually enter all the metadata, artwork etc. I've been looking for an alternative to MAX but without much success (cannot get XLD to work at all for example it just ties up the CD drive needing me to Force Quit. Any suggestions as to suitable software - free or paid for ? Thanks
  5. Well, i have configured the RPi wifi settings in Picoreplayer whilst ethernet connected, then, as you suggest, pull the ethernet cable, reboot the Pi and . . . Nothing. When I have run the Scan, no wifi IP address or MAC code is found. The Pi seems completely invisible to the network (which is 2.4 gHz.
  6. Thanks for your reply and, yes, I guessed it may all have to come through the IMac. So that approach is a non runner. If I started afresh with amplification, what about something like a digital DAC / Preamp (NAD M51 for example), running a pair of Hypex monoblocks with a MiniDSP running Dirac somewhere in the chain (I guess it would have to be between pre and power amps, would this work ?). However i have heard that the MiniDSP isn’t the last word in audio fidelity. . . .
  7. Hi, and apologies for what might be a lengthy post. For several years I have been a satisfied user of a Lyngdorf based system that caters for active bi-amped crossover management, room correction (Roomperfect), digital to analogue conversion and amplification. In all it has, and still is, a Swiss Army penknife of an amplifier (TDAi2200 and SDA2175). I have recently simplified things by taking the SDA power amp and passive woofers it drove away, leaving the 2200 to just drive a pair of Quad electrostatics. I still use the Roomperfect software to good effect. Sources include
  8. I am running LMS on my Imac and streamimg to a RPi running Picoreplayer. I control the LMS access with Squeezepad on my Ipad.Let's say I select an album to play. If I hold the selection on the Ipad for a couple of seconds I get the option to Play. This plays all tracks on the album.If I briefly press the selected album, the individual tracks are displayed. I can briefly select a track and it plays. When finished it automatically plays the next track. I also have the options of sing the Next track / Previous rack arrows to, well, play next or previous track immediately.At least that what used t
  9. I have two RPi 3s, but can get neither on my home wifi network using their inbuilt wifi chip. They are both fine on the end of an ethernet cable, or wirelessly connected through an Edimax Wifi dongle. But using inbuilt Wifi - zip, nada, not a sausage. They are not recognised at all by my router in this configuration, even in line of sight less than 2 metres away. my set up is running LMS on my Imac, streamed to the RPis (and a Squeezebox Touch which is fine with its own wireless connection) that run Picoreplayer. I have checked the Wifi settings on Picoreplayer which I presume to b
  10. Thanks on hols at the moment but will try the free 15 day trial when i get back. looks like i will need something like Dietpi on the Raspberry.
  11. This looks very promising. I have looked at the manual but not quite clear on what Audionirvana actually lets you do other than play Qobuz tracks - for example does it let you add to playlsists, favourites ? What i really like about the way Roon interfaces with Tidal is that content from ones ripped library, and Tidal tracks are all shown in the same library, albeit the Tidal ones are visually tagged. Seems Audionirvana keeps the two libraries separate. the reason I am interested in all of this is due to the way i listen to Qobuz. Qobuz release lots of their own playlsists. I of
  12. I really like the look of Roon’s Tidal integration in that it displays your own ripped library alongside identified music in Tidal and ( presumably) lets you play any track on an end ooint in your system. I would buy Roon if it did the same with Qobuz (which i greatly prefer to Tidal) . But it seems Qobuz do not want to do this and, although they have added much more info about music in their interface, its just not the same. at present, i have a ripped music library on my Mac which also runs Logitech Media Server. LMS has a Qobuz plugin which allows me to search and play Qobuz fil
  13. Despite people raving about this site I seem to be struggling to get going. 1) trying to navigate the site is terrible (Safari on an Ipad). The on the fly translation slows everything down and jerks screen elements all over the place until finished. 2) when I select an option, a music genre for example, I get a pop up box asking me to suggest a better translation. It usually obscures the very thing I am trying to look at I I can't seem to make it go away. 3) The translation is redone every time I change screen. 4) How do I listen to samples ? When I choose a track it asks whether I want
  14. Maybe onto something - in my file structure the above example is actually stored as two separate directories, i.e. Rodrigo / Concerto D'Aranjuez and Rodrigo / Villa Lobos. I would have thought that tagging software and metadata was independent of actual file location (as long as it knows where to find the files) and by setting the metadata it brought things together when browsing on a music server (but not actually moving any files). So, I pulled all the individual tracks into a single directory (pre-fixing the track titles with the composer name) and what do I have now when using
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