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  1. The guy is desperate to convince someone - anyone - that he gets the best music from his "rig" using only his intelligence and keen insight. He's outwitted all those audiophile recording labels, and high end component manufacturers, and silly more-money-than-sense audiophiles, and it was "trivially easy!" He's the Jack Aubrey of audiophiledom. He has nothing to say, but he needs an audience. You guys are saints for indulging him.
  2. If you click the link there's a bunch more, almost all just as horrible as the ones Sphinx posted.
  3. The Boy George one isn't terrible, but the rest of them...
  4. Wow, I didn't expect any help at all, much less this quickly. Thank you Chris and Ari. Davide, there is an option in the Aurender software to delay start the next track by a number of seconds, and I tried a few different values, but it didn't solve the problem. Thanks for the suggestion.
  5. Hi All, I've had an unhappy experience from "upgrading" my Yggdrasil to the Unison USB interface. It may just be due to my stupidity, but in case anyone else is as stupid as me I thought I'd memorialize it here so people might find it if they Google it. Chris, feel free to move this to the Aurender thread if you think it should be over there. Okay here goes: My Aurender N100C worked fine using USB into the Yggdrasil for a couple years. The N100C has USB and Coax outputs, but I've always preferred the sound using USB. Then when I saw all the hype about the Unison I decided to send the Ygg to Schiit to have it installed. I got the Ygg back with the Unison installed. Now every time I fast forward from one track to the next on the N100C, a loud half-second buzz is generated. The buzz occurs with both locally stored and streamed content, and even when skipping from one internet radio station to another. It was driving me nuts. I swapped out the Yggdrasil for a Peachtree DAC iTx. No buzz! I contacted Schiit, and their support guy told me Unison only works with Windows 10, Mac OSX, iOS, or Android. "It will most likely not work with a regular Linux system." I went back and looked at the email Schiit sent out announcing the Unison, looked on their website, etc., and I may have missed it, but I don't see anywhere where they said anything like "No support for Linux" or "Only works with Windows and Mac OS" or something similar. I understand hardware manufacturers can't be expected to know the compatibility of every single component out there, but IMO Aurender isn't an obscure brand, and Linux isn't an exotic OS these days. Maybe I'm wrong about that. So anyway now I've spent four hundred bucks on the upgrade, shipping, and insurance, and I have a DAC that has gone from working perfectly in my system to not doing so, and I'm pretty ticked off. I guess I'm mad at a combination of Schiit and myself, and I should probably take most of the blame, which just makes it worse. When I checked the Aurender website just now the only Schiit DAC it shows to be compatible is the Bifrost. The Aurender sounds too damned good to get rid of. I don't know what I'll do now. I may think about selling the Yggdrasil and getting another DAC. Right now I'm too bummed to think about it. Jeff
  6. I'm essential too Shawn. The biggest change in my life is all the little annoyances. Standing in line for half an hour to get into the grocery store. Having to go to three different grocery stores to find what I need. Hunting for TP. Waiting 20 minutes for the subway that in normal times takes a couple minutes. Local car service seems to have shut down. Midtown Manhattan is creepy. I'll stop my silly moaning and whining there. Lots of folks are in much worse straits than me. I'm lucky to have a job.
  7. Thanks Dave. I actually finally figured it out myself, but then I couldn't figure out how to edit my original post. 😐
  8. You need about 2% of the quotation marks you use. People understand your meaning without them. You're going to get repetitive stress syndrome in your right pinkie finger.
  9. I come in here just for a laugh, but in addition to his absurdities, why does he insist on using the quotation marks multiple times in every post? You don't need quotation marks there.
  10. Can I ask a really dumb question about download album purchases? When I buy an album in Qobuz, I click the green Download My Music button, then Qobuz generates a list of the tracks and the cover art. I want to be able to download the album to my PC, then transfer it to my Aurender and phone. I don't want to mess around with the Qobuz player, that thing is confusing as hell. I just want to treat the files like any other album I have downloaded on my PC. My problem is, there doesn't seem to be a way to download the whole album at once. Every damn time I end up downloading each individual track, then I assemble them all into a folder, it's driving me nuts. There's an option to "Download all the audio files in a Tar folder," which seems to be some sort of zip utility. Is that the only way to download the whole record, install some sort of Tar zip software? I did a search here and in Google but didn't find anything dealing with this exact problem. The Qobuz Help Center search function is friggin' useless too. I'm sure there's something really simple that I've missed, but I can't figure out what it is. Thanks Jeff
  11. I've been wondering how long it would take someone to figure out, there is no N.
  12. NYC is surreal. The tourists are everywhere and seem carefree, but the natives seem panicked, they're all staying home. Gym was almost empty today. Grocery stores are getting cleaned out. No chicken in Whole Foods the other day. No toilet paper in Duane Reade or Key Food. Why toilet paper?
  13. Mum has postponed their March 26th show at Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn - they can't get in the country. Pretty bummed about that. I hope Little Dragon can do their show at Brooklyn Steel on April 18th. I'm spending more time trying to figure out Qobuz. I like it, but it's not the most user friendly system.
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