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  1. Sorry for the very late reply. I don't look at this forum very much these days. The answer to your question: you will need a DAC for every channel that you drive. For example, if you have a pair of speakers which have four drivers each, you will need 8 channels of DAC (i.e. four 2 channel DAC's). Having said that, it is a very bad idea to use four 2 channel DAC's because all their clocks need to be synchronized / slaved to a master clock. There are not many DAC's which accept an external clock, and even if you find them the cost might be prohibitive. It is easier and cheaper to us
  2. Come to a halt for now. I am doing some extra work to buy new toys
  3. I know I remember asking you about it a couple of years ago!
  4. Thank you so much Geoffrey! I have been waiting for this for a couple of years.
  5. Speaker market value = $35,000. Acapella High Violon.
  6. Interesting project you have there, Pieter. If you want ultimate silence, the best way is not to have any fans at all. My PC is built from a Streacom FC10 case which has an integrated heatpipe solution. Powering it is an Uptone Audio JS-2 LPSU. The downside of going this route is limited cooling (max of 95W TDP for the Streacom), inability to cool a video card passively, and limited power from the LPSU. In the past I did consider building myself a custom water cooled monster PC with lots of radiators and slow turning fans, but I was put off by the sheer complexity of this project
  7. There is one very good reason I won't use Roon. It is horrendous with Classical music. I tried Roon a few years ago, and noted its behaviour in the screenshots posted below. I recently brought a HDD full of music to a friend's place (where he is running the current version of Roon) and noted the same behaviour. I want to use Roon because of its integrated Tidal and HQPlayer support. But if it fails at it's most basic task (cataloguing and presenting music in a way that I can find it), it is a non-starter. In fact, Roon is unique among players in that it is the only player that mak
  8. My speakers alone were $40k. Add in the rest of the system and it's close to $100k.
  9. Keith_W

    JRMC 24?

    mourip try using eos to control JRiver instead. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lenworthrose.eos As for JRMC 24, I haven't tried it. I am still on 21. Is there a changelog somewhere?
  10. There are 3 ways you can get DSP in your speakers: 1. Purchase a speaker with DSP built in. Examples - Kii Three, B&O Beolab 90, Meridian 9000. The advantage is that there is little to no setup required. The disadvantage is usually lack of fine room correction. You can choose between a few modes (e.g. proximity to wall, bass level, etc) and that's it. Also, if it matters to you, you don't get to choose your own amplifier and you are stuck with whatever the manufacturer installed. The next two require either conversion of a speaker from passive to active, or DIY yo
  11. Let's see if they follow the usual Apple playbook: - proprietary power connector - no cables, and no ports otherwise - overstyled, underperforming, and unbelievably expensive. Will offer half the performance at twice the cost. - they will appropriate existing technology and claim they invented it. - they will patent its shape even if the shape has been used before - made from the blood of hundreds of dead underpaid Chinese sweatshop workers - will feature some kind of marketing buzzword (if it was Retina for their displays, maybe it's going to be Co
  12. This is exactly it. I get to meet plenty of different people from all walks of life in my profession, and men are all the same. They obsess over their hobbies, be it carpentry, model building, duck shooting, fishing, cars, motorbikes, bee keeping, boating, calligraphy, art, etc. If you show a tiny bit of interest they can rabbit on for hours about the finer points of their particular hobby.
  13. I'm curious what OS people are using for their audio PC. I know some of you have complicated setups such as the control PC being Mac and the rendering PC being Windows. If this is the case then vote for both. To keep things simple I have not created multiple choices for the different flavours of Windows.
  14. I would agree. When Gardiner is on, he is on. Some of his works have a freshness and life when others can be staid and serious. But sometimes, a bit of restraint is in order. His version of Magnificat is too fast, and his rendition of Mass in B Minor lacks gravitas.
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