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  1. Would the 1/4" TRS connectors on the a/b5.1 also make it easier to incorporate an input from an unbalanced source (such as an AVR's preamp outputs), or is it pretty much impossible/impractical to use an unbalance source with either of these switchers?
  2. LS50 Meta is a highly precise, emotionally engaging loudspeaker built on revolutionary acoustic technology. Designed around the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™) driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room. Manufacturer's product page: https://us.kef.com/ls50-meta.html
  3. I decided to go with KEF LS50 metas for my surround setup (pardon the furniture from our previous home and temporary TV setup). Without room correction the equidistant placement provides an almost near-field experience (6.5ft). I am very pleased with the sound from SACDs (Oppo 103 > Denon 4310, Mch DSD via HDMI). The LS50s' ability to "image" the placement of the the orchestral sections is very impressive. Now onto integrating multichannel files and room correction!
  4. Thanks for the reply, Kal. Based the great things I've read about the LS50's imaging this option seems very intriguing - I've become accustomed to standmount sound from my Epos Epic 2s. Any recommendation on subs under $1200?
  5. I am ready to make the jump back into multichannel audio with my collection of around 700 ripped SACDS and eClassical FLAC downloads (will have to go back and extract/claim them), 95% of them classical. Once upon a time I used an Oppo 103 and Denon 4310 AVR with a quintet of Klipsch Reference line speakers, but between the room setup and fiddling with Audyssey I was never really wowed by the results, and switched exclusively to stereo after acquiring a Teac DSD-capable dac and a pair of Epos Epic 2s. Now we have moved into a house with gameroom/loft area (14ft depth x 14.5ft width, 14dx11.5w u
  6. I've been using JRiver on a MacBook + QNAP file server connected to my Teac UD501 DAC for a few years with somewhat spotty reliability, and I'm looking for a different solution to replace the macbook (so it is not docked and out-of-use) that also integrates streaming (Spotify/Qobuz) and uses an iOS device as a controller (JRemote, etc). I'm considering a JRiver Id, but I suspect it will not meet my streaming needs. Any thoughts? I'd like to utilize my current resources as much as possible (listed below): Music (95% classical): 24 bit downloads, CD rips, SACD dsf st
  7. It's here: http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/blu-ray-udp-205-Overview.aspx I was sincerely hoping for multichannel pcm/dsd input via asynchronous usb (giving us an affordable alternative to exaSound), but alas. Is the asynchronous HDMI Audio Jitter Reduction feature just a gimmick, or is there something really new here that could improve the audio from SACDs or USB stick over HDMI to my Denon 4310?
  8. One can only hope. I've seen that Oppo plans to release new Ultra HD Blu Ray player(s) in time for the holidays (Sony and Oppo confirm plans to release UHD Blu-ray players - FlatpanelsHD). Even if the price increased somewhat significantly, it would be half the price of an exaSound E28. I'd purchase such an Oppo in a heartbeat, even though I have little interest in the 4k source upgrade.
  9. It appears BIS 5.0 downloads are finally available from eClassical, and at no extra charge for previous purchases! Check them out here: eClassical - BIS. Most of the recent releases are updated offering a surround download, and I assume the missing ones will be caught up with soon. Guess it's time to invest in an exaSound e28!
  10. I do use JRemote from time to time with my iPhone and it doesn't quite cut it for me with things like multi-tiered browsing (my library is mostly classical and I like to browse by things like composer and genre and year simultaneously).
  11. I am trying to free up the MacBook for other purposes. Right now it is basically unusable while playing files from the NAS unless I string a USB and ethernet cable (wifi has proven unreliable) across the room. I still have a lot of tag updating to perform on my library and I often do this while listening to music (I know this is shortsighted but I have grown tired of having to hook up the MacBook every time I want to listen to music).
  12. Hello computer audiophiles. I am currently storing my music files (SACD ISOs, 24-bit FLACs etc.) on an NAS (QNAP HS-210). I use JRiver Media Center 20 (for Mac) on my MacBook pro as a media player and connect via USB to my TEAC UD-501. My hope is to stop using my MacBook Pro to run the media player and use it to stop/start play and select songs through the JRiver interface without stringing long cables across the room. My thought is to implement some kind of intermediate PC to run JRiver (Mac or Windows) that I can remotely access and control from my MacBook Pro (if I need to use Paral
  13. What is the optimal way to connect my MacBook Pro to my QNAP HS-210 NAS? Currently I am connected via ethernet (thunderbolt adaptor) to a router, which is connected via ethernet to the QNAP. Would it be better to connect to the QNAP directly via ethernet or USB? (My MacBook does have two USB 3.0 ports, so I suppose it would not conflict to use one USB port for the QNAP and the other for my Teac UD-501). If I connect to the QNAP directly via ethernet, would this preclude connecting the QNAP to the internet for remote access? Secondly, should I add a library manually to JRiver or use the one
  14. What about converting the Multichannel DSD to 24/176 or 24/88 and then sending over HDMI? I can do this with foobar2000 on my PC, but the proper setting has been elusive with my Mac and JRiver.
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