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  1. The 38-41 is indeed wonderful, worthy of a place in my library alongside the Jordi Savall. The 29-36 are excellent performances, but the SQ of the recording isn’t quite at the level of the other.
  2. Yes, I have both sets (29-36, and 38-41) PGGBed and ready to go, waiting to be fired up at my next listening session.
  3. I’ve seen posts like this on WBF: https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/taiko-audio-sgm-extreme-the-crème-de-la-crème.27433/post-706421
  4. My HIP comments notwithstanding, this seems to have garnered such glowing acclaim that I'm downloading now to try. Linn recordings rarely let me down!
  5. In general, I greatly favor HIP (historically informed performances), as I find them fresh and invigorating. In contrast, the old school "everything in the Romantic style" performances leave me cold. Probably why I have little nostalgia for the 50s-80s conductors...
  6. Thank you, that would be much appreciated!
  7. Congratulations! Looks great. BTW - is that a real brick wall or a Zoom background? I swear I've seen that brick wall in so many zoom calls now...
  8. @Ales Prochazka Is WavPack format supported? I can't get tracks to show on HQPDControl iOS, but I can drag and drop the files directly onto the HQP window and see it on the current play list.
  9. It's worth a try. Of course, there are other considerations that come into play, since every input type has its quirks, and the quality can vary based on the DAC.
  10. Is the latency of the Amanero interface audible because it is coupled with an extremely low latency server like the Extreme? And conversely, in a chain with a different server, whose latency may be higher, would this effect dissipate? This is what remains to be seen. BTW - the above hypothesis was articulated by @romaz on another channel you and I are on, and it's a very good one.
  11. System Update May 2021 I figured this was a good time for me to post a system update, since my last post on the topic was almost 6 months ago: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/30376-a-novel-way-to-massively-improve-the-sq-of-computer-audio-streaming/?do=findComment&comment=1092344 Another reason to post is because I can now talk about PGGB, a topic that was confidential until a few weeks ago! One of my goals with buying the Extreme was to get off the HW upgrade hamster wheel, and to a large extent, this has turned out to be the case. Yes, there
  12. Yeah, every platform is different, with different trade offs and options. The K50 and Extreme are very different beasts. Curious to know what you hear.
  13. I really would like people to test this themselves! Your perception may be different than mine. Plus, some may be fine with a smidge reduction in SQ for 3x less storage. One size (pun intended!) does not fit all.
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