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  1. Thank you for another fantastic review! I really appreciate all of your points of comparison. I love my PS Audio DS DAC too - a lot of value for the money.
  2. Thanks Josh for the outstanding work!! I really appreciate the technical comparisons of each version. I have several different versions of this title, including a few vinyl rips, and the 2012 hi-res version is my favorite too. Look forward to your next project.
  3. Just went through a similar data backup decision a few months ago. I have 20TB of music on a Synology DS1517+ NAS. I researched several of the cloud-based storage solutions but ultimately went with a matching Synology NAS for backup. It's not a cheap option (cost approx $3k for 50TB) but it should provide backup for many years and when you spread that cost over its life, it's not too bad on an annual basis. The setup is expandable too if I ever need more in the future. After I completed the initial 20TB backup on my local network, I moved the backup server offsit
  4. Does anyone know if the Marantz AV8802A supports multi-channel DSD via HDMI? It uses the AK4490 32-bit DACs on all channels which supports 11.2 MHz DSD so maybe?
  5. Thanks Shawn. Oh yeah, I've tried several workarounds to my current issue with the iPhone. I stream often from JRiver but that introduces another set of issues. I travel a lot. Have you tried the wifi connection on American Airlines lately? I can barely get 64Kbps transcoded data to stream on their flights. I also have several hills around me and there are three Verizon dropout points on my drive to work. With my Samsung I could use JRiver to sync any file in any format to my phone. As you said, with ALAC files and my iPhone...I'm SOL In my world: - My car stereo works better
  6. Great article Chris!! I've recently gone through a slightly similar frustrating experience but in my case, converting from my recalled Samsung Note 7 to an iPhone 7+. I use an Oppo HA-2 DAC/Amp with a manual volume control so I didn't have the enumerating volume level issue with my Samsung that you and others have had with the DragonFly. I've used the Onkyo HF Player and had no issues streaming hi-res and DSD files (via DoP) to my Oppo w/JH16 setup. The issue I'm having with my new iPhone is it doesn't sync well with JRiver. JRiver recognizes the Samsug as an external hard drive - i
  7. I was able to find a local person who rolled my PS3 firmware back to 3.55 (he charged $70) and I just backed up my first SACD. Thanks Ted_B and all on this forum! Here's Mike's info if others in the SoCal area are in need of PS3 work. He is very helpful and was done in a few hours - highly recommended!
  8. Hello all, I've been keeping up with this forum for a little while but this is my first post (I've been a bit more active on Steve Hoffman's forum in the past). I've really appreciated reading through all of the background on how to backup SACDs! I have 100 or so SACDs that I would love to backup and load into JRiver to stream DSFs to my DAC. I have a PS3 model CECHA01 that I've had since new but it's now running firmware 4.50. From what I've gathered there's not an easy way to return it to 3.55 - is that correct? If not, any recommendations on where I can buy a good condition unit
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