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  1. I never update immediately, but after checking that Roon would work I did just that. No issues (have a simpler setup than many on this thread). Response time to open apps and the like seems faster to me. I assumed that there would be more overhead for Safari (assumed tighter privacy settings), but it actually seems more responsive. Previous upgrades seemed to slow the iMac (2017) for a time (and then operated as usual), but not this upgrade -- immediate improvement. Given all the new music that Qobuz offers, haven't tried ripping via dBpoweramp. The cosmetic dif
  2. Don't know if this article will make you more optimistic, but this approach of imbedding climate change considerations into all U.S. executive branch agencies is one important step: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/climate/biden-climate-change.html Of course, the next administration after Biden could do what this one did -- give the appointed posts to industry insiders or folks who have no idea what the agency does, but moving the rulings to the non-political appointee level slows down any reversal. As others have said, this administration will have been one of the most environ
  3. interesting story about billionaires donating to causes meant to reduce global warming: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-16/creo-syndicate-is-the-secret-club-for-billionaires-who-care-about-climate-change?srnd=premium&sref=u0jApUg1 You might have also seen that Jeff Bezos has allocated nearly $800 million of what he says will be $10 billion to address global warming. In the US, if Biden can establish subsidies, which should be able to be done without legislation (that is, Congress), that will help move consumer choices toward sustainable sources of
  4. I never had harsh highs, but it took a month for the highs to sound balanced/integrated with the mids/lows. Of course, there is no typical system and YMWV. My new gear always seems to take a long time to settle in.
  5. And the eR itself is grounded? If not, that is easy to try. Unfortunately, I have no experience with your type of fiber (single mode) or SFP, so cannot help. @kennyb123 has tried several fiber/SFP options, so perhaps he can help.
  6. Do you have separate LPS for oM and eR? If not, have you tried grounding the eR?
  7. Understood. Just a little hard to laugh these days about our (U.S.) political "process." It is actually scary to witness.
  8. Doesn't this belong in the Objective-Fi forum?
  9. Gentlemen: why so much urine at this end of the pool? We have strong preferences for the type of equipment that sounds good to us. So what? Variety is good!
  10. Less hot air, that is for certain. And pollution comes in many forms.
  11. and, to my ears, Blue Note has may excellent jazz albums going back decades. Blue Note (in general) has a certain full and organic sound that works for me.
  12. That is interesting. My own "method" is to put the new DAC into place and listen for a week. I'm not saying this practice is better, just that it fits how I listen and evaluate. If I start to enjoy the new DAC more than my current one, that indicates a positive change. Since small differences (that is, different, rather than "better") can be attractive in the near term, a week gives me enough time to hear past "different."
  13. Thanks for the clarification. That definitely wouldn't be the DAC for my family. The Tambaqui already has the startle factor (as I think of it) to the point of alarming our crazy kitten. Not sure what the totaldac would do to him, or us. All the DACs compared are clearly very, very good. As we all have said in various ways: Better is better to you, the listener.
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