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  1. Yup, I agree, and I hope someone has a solution. In the meantime, if helpful as a work around to the work around, there is a Mac app called Split & Concat.app It makes it painless to concatenate files (drop the first file on the app, and it automatically finds the other pieces and cat's them together)
  2. Kal, I tried (briefly) with my Mac, but quickly gave up. I just rip ISOs to a USB stick on the PS3, then copy the ISOs to my Mac. From there, the Sonore tools work as expected to unpack the ISOs.
  3. Because no RMAF trip is complete without a trip to the mountains, absolutely GLORIOUS day at Maroon Bells today!
  4. Innuos Phoenix USB reclocker is pretty close second. Amazing how much space can be recovered with good USB hygiene
  5. agreed. Effortless, relaxed. Well done!
  6. I think clean power makes a big difference for me. I ran a NUC with SmPS and ISORegen and found that it scaled very nicely from smps to battery to LPS 1.2. If have since received my Paul Hynes Sr4-19, but I haven’t had a chance to see what that brings to the ISORegen party. today, my IR is feeding a Matrix Audio XSPDIF DDC, with optical toslink going to my Dac. iR and power still makes a big impact for me. Previously, I actually ran two IR’s in series, battery power to first and LPS 1.2 to one closest to DAC. Stunning SQ in this configuration, but bit embarrassing to try to explain to civilians. my take away was that the IR also benefits from better power on input and better USB. My inference is that a better PC config matters with the IR as well. When I power my NUC with my SR4, the sq lift (with IR and Matrix Audio In the chain) is stunning. Alas, everything still matters (at least in my room and setup)
  7. I’ll echo The above feedback, and add that with my DAC, the USB input is powered by USB Vbus (for galvanic isolation). The ISORegen with an LPS 1.2 injects high quality mains isolated Vbus into the DAC. I’ve found that cleaner power on the DAC usb input has a positive impact for me.
  8. Great write up Rajiv! I'm impressed and surprised that you were able to hear such a significant difference with the TT2 (I would have guessed the internal supercaps would dominate). Intriguing, and a reminder that guesses and assumptions are just guesses and assumptions. By chance, did you compare SR4 vs SR7 vs Farad Super 3 @15V on the Hugo mScaler? No supercaps in that power chain to make assumptions about
  9. I received my SR4B-19 today (serial number 18) and it is burning in! Ordered late March for June batch and July delivery, so pretty close. I'm going to give it 100 hours before doing any critical listening this weekend
  10. Interesting. Chord DAC's are particularly sensitive to RF in the 2-2.5GHz range. Larry, have you dug up anything equivalent for USB 2.0? IIRC, that is a fixed clock protocol (vs spread spectrum) but it has been a LONG time since I've looked at USB at the data transport layer
  11. Rajiv, searching on Tidal (via Roon) for Joe Gastwirt, they have one version of this album attributed to him as engineer (10 tracks, etc) I can't confirm that is the version that Josh heard, but it looks promising.
  12. FYI, my SR4B19 (ordered late March, June build for July ship) has shipped! Congratulations @TopQuark on SR7 build 15! We're now almost 1/2 way to my build 31
  13. On the audio linux site, I see that a new kernel (5.2) is available. Any impressions from those that have upgraded? Has anyone found release notes about what we should expect for Audio Linux from this kernel?
  14. I was wondering about this as well. Lateef would have been in his early 90s(!) when this was recorded (he died a year later at 93). The blurb at HD Tracks (below) answered the question for me. Looks like he joined the band for the final song (Poinciana). I'm looking forward to giving this a listen once Tidal gets it.
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