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  1. Thank you. As always, your support on this forum is much appreciated. Quality!
  2. Bear's Den - So that you might hear me (In 24/96)
  3. These are not mutually exclusive. I have not used USB for audio in years. Optical ethernet. To the OP. Regarding the DAC, just make sure you are able to select the filters in the DAC since your preference on a minimum phase versus linear phase filter can make or break your DAC experience. I know it did for me. And, find a setup that avoids USB.
  4. Thank you Peter. I found Notepad ++ (not to be confused with windows Notepad) as a good tool to look at and update playlist files. It looks like the file structure has changed quite a bit since I had last created the playlists on an older version of Lumin, and so I think I am sol and have to recreate them. At least I was able to find the song info in the files, and now have a way to back them up. When you spend many days, weeks, months creating and tweaking playlists from 10s of thousands of songs it is a crucial part to test as part of any new app versions. I cannot believe I am the only one that has had this issue, but of course I could be wrong. Hopefully having a reserved IP address for the server as you recommended will mitigate the biggest possible cause of this. Does Lumin have full control over the functioning and structure of those playlist file formats, or is it possible that Apple can modify it in an iOS release?
  5. Thank you, I will follow your suggestion. Do you know how I can salvage prior playlists by changing the IP address within the file to the new IP address? If I use notepad or wordpad and save it, the file is no longer recognized by Lumin. Do you know which program I can use to update those Lumin playlist files? Thank you.
  6. Thanks for the quick response and info. That it is too bad. I have had too many bad experiences with lost or malfunctioning playlists. Is there any way to access the file from the iOS device, for example, through iExplorer. What would the playlist file name and/or directory be where it is saved? UPDATE: Through iExplorer I found the Lumin > PlayListFolder This shows another reason I have playlist issues. The IP address, that in my case is dynamically assigned each reboot of the router and/or music server, shows as tagged to each song. As soon as a new IP address is assigned, the playlist is no longer valid. Is there any way to fix that? In an m3u file I do not have to put the IP address to get the song listed, just the folder path. Thanks
  7. Lumin L1 and Playlists Does anyone know whether there is an option for the Lumin App with a Lumin L1 to store saved playlists created on the iPad/iPhone app on the actual Lumin harddrive? Or are all saved playlists still only saved on the iPad/iPhone? If so, this would be a nice feature update on a new Lumin app update. This way I can backup the playlists offline. Useful, for example, when Apple again destroys settings due to an update and I lose all my playlist functionality, or if the assigned IP address changes. My current workaround is a bit of a pain as I have to create playlists offline in .M3u format and save them in a folder on the NAS. Thanks!
  8. A couple of thoughts on the MSB. Filters The one utterly crucial bit is the filter setting, as it can make or break your experience. The standard default filter 1 to my ears is painful and fatiguing. The unnatural pre-ringing in the linear phase filter 1 is very unpleasant. Filter 4 is a minimum phase filter and much easier to the ears. Of course everyone’s ears will behave differently, just make sure you are able to select the different filters for your preferred choice. OpenHome Renderer The gen 1 renderer is best used with an OpenHome server running, such as the excellent Bubble UPnP Server. I still use Lumin for the app, but have also noticed that apps keep changing and dropping their support for anything that is not their hardware...irritating but understandable. I do not update or connect my iPad to the internet for that reason alone. For the insane prices of their DACs a dedicated app would be expected, but they seem to have thrown in with Roon. Not sure if gen 2 is better.
  9. Hello do you sell a metallica pono player?



  10. Here is an exception. http://www.engineered.ch/audio/network-interface/ Used as a basis but further customized in e.g. the MSB Renderer.
  11. Cannot comment about those other DACs, but the MSB is modular. So if a new method of input becomes available you slide in a new module. There are multiple slots available. Perfect example was the streamer module or improved USB quad module. A more accurate clock becomes available they can be swapped out (not in the Analog though). Better power module becomes available, swap them out as it is a 2 box system. It has really good filtering and handles DSD256 without issue. To my ears it did not benefit from external upsampling and filter tools. They are not saying how exactly it is done, but it does sound smooth. It does not do room correction, but I would not really want that done in my DAC, and for my ears and room all the ones I tried far from improved the sound.
  12. MSB Wow, you have a long track record with HQP.
  13. Mmh, I can think of a 3 letter exception. The old slimdevices I would consider streamers and that was 15 years ago.
  14. Hi Hailey, Amir and his testing methodology have been discussed here before, and I would take it with scoop of salt. He is also using a super noisy source with his laptop and switching power supplies, so everything downstream is suspect. Jesus from Sonore is on this forum and very helpful and open about his products. Another, cheaper USB cleaner that I did try was the Regen amber.
  15. Renderer module from MSB, optical LAN, synology NAS running MinimServer and BubbleUPnP server. This avoids USB and S/PDIF. If I were to do it again I would skip the whole USB method and go the Renderer or LAN DAC route, although now there is the much praised microRendu which was not available at the time.
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