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  1. Ran

    MQA is Vaporware

    No. There is nothing wrong with Pro Tools. It's how you use it.
  2. Ran

    Article: Audiophile 5: Roon 1.6 in 5 Minutes

    There are so may applications out there with various features that preceded Roon by years. For example, Tidal & Qobuz integration was available to BubbleUPnP, Kazoo and MConnect users years ago. Roon's Wiki Interface - Was part of GMPC years ago MPD - This piece of software alone deserves some press as it is found in many commercial products MinimServer / Streamer - OpenHome with various DSP and transcoding options This is just a partial list that came into mind. My point is there are interesting options out there, some are free, some are open source and some are commercials. These solutions are available and should be covered as well. Fair space for all.
  3. Ran

    Article: Audiophile 5: Roon 1.6 in 5 Minutes

    Any reason why Roon gets so much attention on this site while other apps / technologies get none?
  4. Ran

    Qobuz in US: When?

    You can also use the BubbleUPnP app to stream Qobuz directly. No computer needed.
  5. Ran

    Qobuz in US: When?

    You can use ffmpeg in Linux to manipulate the signal in any way you like. Oh, and it's free. You can also use MinimStreamer as well. Free.
  6. Ran

    Qobuz in US: When?

    How many people use Roon that is it that "important"? The UPnP implementation within the Qobuz app is much more interesting as it opens up the possibilities of streamers that can be used. I like to think there are more UPnP users out there than Roon users.
  7. If you are open to other options, BubbleUPnP has native support for Google Drive. No need to mount your data locally.
  8. I'd like to try out the new version. Thanks!
  9. Ran

    Allo Digione Player with XLR ?

    This works very well - http://www.pi2design.com/502dac.html
  10. Why would an editor of a magazine assign a known digital hater for a digital product review?
  11. Ran

    Alternatives to Alix / Voyage MPD

    I believe it is the only board with AES output that works on the Pi.
  12. Ran

    Alternatives to Alix / Voyage MPD

    1. Raspberry Pi - https://www.amazon.ca/CanaKit-Raspberry-Power-Supply-Listed/dp/B07BD3WHCK/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1524416411&sr=1-6&keywords=raspberry+pi+3 2. Digital Output board - http://www.pi2design.com/502dac.html 3. Case for 502 - http://www.pi2design.com/store/p16/502DAC_Acrylic_case.html 4. SD Card - https://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-Digital-MicroSD-SDC4-16GB/dp/B003WIRFD2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1524416475&sr=1-3&keywords=kingston+micro+sd+card 5. AES Cable - https://www.amazon.ca/Better-Cables-Silver-Serpent-Balanced/dp/B00DDJV56I/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1524416559&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=aws+digital+cable&psc=1 Install MPD and UPMPDCLI. This will create a UPnP / OpenHome endpoint. Use whatever app you like on you phone / tablet / PC. Stream from your NAS and from Cloud providers.
  13. Ran

    MQA is Vaporware

    You will be surprised how many papers are submitted. AES members can view these papers as is. It is not a place to validate, comment or reanalyze the paper. I haven't seen any endorsement by the AES to anything MQA. Besides the paper by Stuart / Craven and the recent McGill study, there is nothing about MQA being published.
  14. It's not a Pi. They actually developed their own board based on TI chips.