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  1. I'm using inexpensive drives in a NAS. In five years, two drives have failed so maybe I should change my ways.
  2. I can just see the bandit creating plans to spend the £150,000. I'm interested in hearing the mini disc audio but I'm just a run-of-the-mill Radiohead fan and not a completist so I think I will pass.
  3. Parasound HCA-855 5 channel amp (home theater)
  4. loop7

    ripping SACDs

    I use a Sony S390 Blu-ray player with a Mac Mini and it works like a charm but the same can be done with other Sony players as well as some Oppo and some Pioneer players. NOTE: The barrier of entry for learning the process if the nature of online forums - one has to spend hours and hours finding the right posts or piecing together posts. Then, there will be those who provide steps but leave out steps they consider too obvious but make people throw their players at a wall. WHAT A MESS! I am currently working on a guide for a few a players but I am not sure where it should be posted unless forum admins are willing to create new threads with curated PDFs pinned to the top. The guide I'm writing assumes nothing and offers troubleshooting at each step. I'm about a week away from completion. Feel free to direct message me and I can provide some sane instructions that are not part of hundred page threads of tangents that venture into cables, mastering and factory tours.
  5. Zero angle/toe-in. Maybe it's the room or the Focal speakers but, after much experimentation, none is ideal.
  6. A fantastic analysis! "24/48 hi-res download available with the box is much more dynamic than the CD included in the box" I bought the Immersion Box and was worried about the remastering but the 24-48 download of So is my favorite with the 86 CD a close second. I find the Immersion Box CD pretty much an assault and unlistenable. I also have the SACD and find it unremarkable. The Live in Athens BRD is a masterpiece and, without a doubt, my favorite concert video; nothing else comes close. The video and sound are gold standard in my opinion.
  7. Finally got up and running with a Sony Blu-ray player using both ISO2DSD and SACDExtractGUI. Feels like a huge accomplishment and a relief since I had the player and didn't have to spend a dime.
  8. Raspberry + HAT is a good place to start.
  9. You just reminded me of the Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal.
  10. If MQA ultimately fades away, will anyone be surprised if another company invents yet another technology with similar goals?
  11. Yeah, this is one of the most interesting pieces I've read on CA/AS and I'm not a Steely Dan fan.
  12. I tend separate out albums Roon processes as duplicates just so I can see them when viewing the grid.
  13. I don't know how this can be anything but very successful. I appreciate how you loaded the video with information about this new product.
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