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  1. Enjoyable album, but '...of the year?' Not even close. Billie Eilish wiped the competition clean this year (and I know that probably won't be the most popular opinion around here).
  2. View Classified Matrix Mini-i Pro 3 like new $750 shipped Only used for a short time while my Naim Unitiqute was getting its screen fixed. Great sounding and working unit; updated to the latest firmware as of a month ago. I used it as well with a microRendu, so I have a nice Moon Audio USB-C>A cable I will sell at half price (about $50 I believe). Used on my basement office desk - no scratches, smudges, nothing. Original accessories and double boxed with foam (see last pic). PayPal or Venmo. I've been featured here on an AS podcast, and I can give my 100% eba
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    Only used for a short time while my Naim Unitiqute was getting its screen fixed. Great sounding and working unit; updated to the latest firmware as of a month ago. I used it as well with a microRendu, so I have a nice Moon Audio USB-C>A cable I will sell at half price (about $50 I believe). Used on my basement office desk - no scratches, smudges, nothing. Original accessories and double boxed with foam (see last pic). PayPal or Venmo. I've been featured here on an AS podcast, and I can give my 100% ebay credentials if needed. Free shipping US. Great unit but i just don't have a place for it. After a $400 screen fix on the UQ I've decided to keep it so the Matrix has to go. :( $750.

    750.00 USD

  4. Stuck Limo is the Sarah Sanders of the audio world, shoveling his way to being an example in Webster's definition of gaslighter.
  5. You've been ripped off would be my opinion. Anything that takes maybe 1-3 days at most to assemble and yet can't be delivered over a period of years, you will never see, no matter where you're at in line (what a joke). What I find hard to fathom is that people continued to line up and give full payment even after supplies were backordered for over a year or more. But I guess this hobby is in large part about chasing unicorns and rainbows - just be careful you don't get lost doing so. If it was my business, I would have stopped taking orders until I knew I could catch up, otherwise
  6. We had a Mitsubishi mini-split installed this year - very quiet and efficient. Installed two weeks before our deadly heat wave. Best thing we ever did.
  7. If you don't know Naim, you don't know PRaT! (sorry couldn't resist)
  8. I have little concern for people with more money than sense. It's not like 'coyotes' are exploiting them by packing them in trucks with no water and driving them to buy overpriced audio gear. Let's get our priorities straight.
  9. Perhaps Roon is more resource heavy than those others. I'm not trying to blame you or you hardware or be a Roon apologist (believe me, I've taken them to task for things more than most) but that 2012 Mini is aging hardware and OS and no matter how one 'pimps' it out newer Mini's or ROCK on an i5 or i7 is going to smoke it. It would be nice if Roon found a way to be less resource intensive, but like others have said it's based on old architecture, so unless they decide to do an entire overhaul from the bottom up, we're stuck with what we have.
  10. C'mon. It's one click to make it disappear. Not that big of a deal considering it takes numerous clicks to do anything or go anywhere in the app, often when one click could/should suffice. That said, I would hope they limit it to once or twice a year. Not sure at this point who in their right mind would even buy a Nucleus though. Doesn't seem like the smartest investment considering it's just a repackaged NUC. One can get a pretty screaming computer for $1600 or $2600.
  11. Not a slow loader for me, and I've got nearly 80,000 tracks and 5800 albums - mostly Qobuz, about 900 on a 1tb internal SSD on the NUC 7i5 and 8gb RAM. ROCK not Core. What are you running it on?
  12. I know you've said this before, and it's almost like you want it to happen, but I just don't see those millions of thirteen year old Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X fans abandoning Qobuz and Roon and their bedroom DCS, Sonore and Naim, etc. streamers to go over to Apple and Spotify. Oh wait, they're already there... with their phones. Not a DAC or fancy power cable in sight. If one hasn't heard of Tidal, Roon, or Qobuz already (which 9 out of 10 haven't), Apple going hi-rez isn't going to change that. It's a big world and I think there's plenty of room for mature niche streaming servi
  13. That guy is one of those pedantic "I'm an IT guy so know everything" on an anti-snake oil crusade against switches and everything else that might come before a DAC ASR types. We've had our go around and now I just ignore him. He loves to mansplain'. He's got plenty of doppelgängers over there. Amazing how Roon just keep blowing it and blowing it release after release. They come across as a bunch of we know best tech guys who don't want deal with the boring fundamentals of the program and are tripping over each other adding their pet Valence projects to the software with no overall
  14. And whatever you do, don't mention that cables, switches or servers might have sound differences, because the "I'm an IT expert" ASR army will descend on you like a horde of fire ants.
  15. There's the answer right there. Why the sudden need to download albums from Apple? Qobuz works - just use it. Apple doesn't need any more of our $$ - the Cayman Island banks are full.
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