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  1. Hi all. Just wanted to see if anyone here has purchased any of the new DVD Rom Hi Res discs from MA Recordings. I ordered three: La Segunda 24bit/176.4 kHz "Nama" 24bit/176.4 kHz Opening 24bit/176.4 kHz Eagerly awaiting arrival in Australia. I have some lovely discs from MA including Peter Epsteine's "Staring at The Sun, but this a somewhat interesting format selection. Interested if anybody has heard these and any thoughts? Cheers Rob.
  2. Thanks George. Yes. Really happy with the mini. Great sound and stable. Only problem I have is with the Lightning DS app. Doesn’t seem to save all the artwork. Not all of my titles have artwork and I haven’t worked out how to fix it. Rob.
  3. Hi all. Apologies of this has been answered before. I have been running my DAVE for 18 months now and I have my ARIES mini connected via USB cable. My understanding is that DAVE does not do MQA conversion. However, just the other day I was listening to TIDAL via the ARIES and I just happened to choose an album that was MQA encoded and I noticed the screen on DAVE turn blue (192 kHz 24 bit) and it looked like to me it was playing the file at a higher bit rate. IS this right? Or is it the ARIES mini that has the MQA capacity? I tested this with another four or five albums in TIDAL and same thing. Some were up sampling to 88.2 kHz. Am I not truly getting the MQA encoding? Not sure all this makes sense. But I am certain that DAVE does not do this.
  4. Thanks Miguelito. Appreciate the response. ths DS App is a pain in the backside as far as the artwork goes. but I will keep working on it I guess. cheers Rob.
  5. Hi all. I have looked through a million posts and cannot see anything on this. A simple question. Can you configure Audivarna Plus to work with the Aries Mini? I like Audivarna better the Lightning DS software. For a start the Lightning DS is inconsistent in reproducing the artwork associated with downloads. Audivarna does not seem to have this issue. And, yes I have tried all sorts of file types to get the DS app to work better but to no avail. I apologise if this has already been answered somewhere on this site. The Aries Mini through the Chord DAVE sounds awesome! (by the way:) Cheers Rob.
  6. Hello everyone.I have checked a few of the Auralic posts on the site but I can't find the exact answer. So any help would be great. First of all. very excited about having the Auralic mini. I wanted something other than my MacBook Pro to play hi res files. I have a Chord Electronics DAVE DAC and some B & W 803 D speakers to play the music through however, I purchased it recently and i cannot get my files to load into the Auralic. So I connected it to my network, no problems. I have all of my Hi Res files on a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external hard drive.So, first I plugged the Toshiba drive into the mini and selected “existing music library” from the app menu during set up. I then selected the USB drive option…. it then says there was an error.So. I went to my Mac and saw the Auralic under the “sharing” tab in the Mac finder details. I tried dumping the files from the toshiba into the Auralic… no success. Then I tried transferring all the files from the Toshiba onto the Mac and from the Mac onto the Auralic. It just won’t do it. Can anybody suggest something?It seems like a simple machine to workRegardsRob
  7. Hello everyone.I have checked a few of the Auralic posts on the site but I can't find the exact answer. So any help would be great. First of all. very excited about having the Auralic mini. I wanted something other than my MacBook Pro to play hi res files. I have a Chord Electronics DAVE DAC and some B & W 803 D speakers to play the music through however, I purchased it recently and i cannot get my files to load into the Auralic. So I connected it to my network, no problems. I have all of my Hi Res files on a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external hard drive.So, first I plugged the Toshiba drive into the mini and selected “existing music library” from the app menu during set up. I then selected the USB drive option…. it then says there was an error.So. I went to my Mac and saw the Auralic under the “sharing” tab in the Mac finder details. I tried dumping the files from the toshiba into the Auralic… no success. Then I tried transferring all the files from the Toshiba onto the Mac and from the Mac onto the Auralic. It just won’t do it. Can anybody suggest something?It seems like a simple machine to work:)RegardsRob
  8. Ok. I am about to spend (in my budget anyway) and obscene amount of money on two chord products. The new DAC (Called DAVE) and the CD Blu Transport. I have my quote and I really like the Chord gear (I have a HUGO) so I am just about to part with my hard earned.... and then... a friend of mine comes along and berates me for wasting money on a transport... especially this particular transport that costs upwards of 14K (Australian). I would be really interested if anybody would take the time to give honest views on this... Another Hi Fi store also said I am wasting my money buying a transport. I love the Chord gear but I guess some doubt has been cast. I am running B & W 804D's with a Musical Fidelity M6500 i (which I also love). Another friend of mine said it would be better value just getting a decent CD Player. But I am completely sold on the DAC because of the other options it opens up (DSD) etc... Some of the other products thrown at me include Luxman, Esoteric. I have also purchased the PS Audio Power Plant P10. Any feedback/opinions much appreciated. Rob
  9. Hi everyone. Just putting some feelers out there for anyone who has these (one or both) products and what are their thoughts? At the moment my system is a pair of B & W 804d speakers, Musical Fidelity m6500i Integrated amp and a Rotel RCD1510 cd player. I am using a Chord Hugo DAC as my headphone stage (And DAC). I am about to purchase the 2 PS Audio products but am also inclined to purchase the Musical Fidelity M6SCD Cd player and the Chord Hugo TT. The financial outlay is roughly the same however, I am caught between matching my cd player to the amp or the cd player to the DAC. Any thoughts/ideas would be much appreciated. Rob
  10. Hi all. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated:) Very simple in the end. Everything working well and sound via my B & W 804d's & Musical Fidelity 6500i is very nice. Rob.
  11. Hi everyone. I am new here and have been searching the threads but cannot seem to get (what seems to be) the simplest answer to this: I have my new MacBook Pro, my new (very happy:) Chord Hugo, Audivarna Plus, music in Audivarna from HD Tracks and a USB to Micro USB. I am plugging the micro USB into the HD usb port in the Hugo. This all I have to do right? Trouble is, when I press play, the sound still comes from the speakers in my Mac... Yes, I am a dunce.. but its the simplest things that frustrate sometimes!! I have my Hugo running into the CD stages of my amp and want to hear the music through my speakers. I imagine there is something I need to change in the Mac? Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thank you in advance. Rob Australia.
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