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  1. Great conversation! Thanks for putting this together. Gives me a lot to think about!
  2. Thanks for answering my questions! Glad to hear my music library OCD is within the software! I understand some people may not care about this, but for me an Artists work is always catalogs by record of events. Look at Discogs and Musicbrainz main method of view in support of this notion. My large cd and vinyl collections are sorted first by Artist (first name, disregarding A and The) then chronological by record. Don't get me started on my movie collection. Its definitely an acquired taste of cataloging... which is by genre, then by Studio (Sony, Warner, Universal, etc
  3. The feature hasn’t kept me from getting an Aurender... I actually ended up spending my budget at the time on a new analog turntable rig that I have really enjoyed. Fast forward a couple years and now have the budget again to update the music server side so I was back to looking at Aurender as my preferred upgrade option. 11 years with iTunes which is still not too bad of a browsing software if you ask me. Just wish it checked the audiophile boxes. I’m really digging the idea of an ACS10 since I have so much more music to rip. I understand it can sort by year but I didn’t
  4. I have another 2 questions... About 3 and a half years ago I asked a question in this thread about sorting albums by artist chronologically. The responses were all saying Conductor app didn’t have that capability (which really shocked me) but was constantly improving. Well should I assume albums chronological is a way to sort now? In other words Abbey Road (1969) is shown after Sgt Pepper (1967)? Or is it still A-Z? album art.... I know you can search the internet for covers but I have carefully curated all my albums with accurate hi res artwork and in many cases custom sca
  5. It seems very little has been said about the ACS100 (the more affordable sibling of ACS10) I saw a post a while back about the spec differences between the two. Mainly around user replaceable HDD, USB/ethernet isolation and power supply. Anyone have real world experience with it? With the ACS100 priced at $1000 more than an N100H, I would tend to think its audio performance is at least as good as that entry level Aurender? The little discussion I have seen shrugs the ACS100 off as a ripper only, but so many folks are happy with their N100 series that I think this dow
  6. Like the tone of the review. I would avoid any amp that takes numerous power chord attempts to finally enjoy it. I would have expected a lot more pleasure out the box for $2500.
  7. Thanks for reviewing something at a high but not astronomical price point. While I love the site I feel it caters to a real high end on average so it's nice to see products in the $500-$1500 range that are not tweaks or "lifestyle" products but actual serious core electronics/gear to an audiophile.
  8. I was curious on the ACS10 how you use the "folder" function. For instance it says it has a "Music 1" as the first folder. If you wanted to use one folder as device ripped cds and a separate once as imported from an HDD and label it "Music 2" is it just in the background how the files or stored? Or when using the App do you have to go between "folders" for your different libraries? Also still curious how it handles dsf files. On the website it looks like it handles them natively without any issues or conversion...
  9. I was hoping to read a bit about DSF/DSD files. I assume it can see those files once loaded into it. Can you change metadata on those? How well does this unit work with dsf files for sending them to a USB Dac? Any conversion to PCM? Great article by the way Chris.
  10. So I have been doing a little research on the Aurender products. Don't think I will like their app though. It does not seem to allow changing meta data, can't use iphone (only ipad), doesn't even seem to sort album by release year. So I think I am not going to go the Aurender route. I started reading up on Roon. It sounds like my 2015 iMac (which is an i7) could easily run Roon in the background. The iMac is in an office. How do I get it to talk to the stereo room if Roon is setup on it. One of those Sonore USB/Ethernet devices? Does that receive native DSD (dsf files)? Does it req
  11. " i7 NUC with Audiolinux headless/LXQT OS" That sounds way above my level of computer knowledge.
  12. My breakdown of music is: Approximately 75-100 24/96 hi-res albums in ALAC format, Approximately 300 DSD albums and growing (will have about 500 when I am done ripping) both iso format and dsf. 3,000 ripped cds in ALAC. No streaming from services. DSD is important to me so need a DSD dac. Again the iMac is not on all the time and is used by all family members so it can't be a dedicated stereo component. I do use it for all the ripping though and organizing storage on SSD drives. The oppo 205 clicks loud all the time when switching formats and th
  13. I first came upon this site in 2008 and in early 2009 I started putting together my music server. 2009 Mac Mini with Wavelength Proton USB DAC. Music in my home was better than ever for years after that. The 2009 mac mini is still alive but lost all its zip. It crashes a lot and is sometimes hard to get booted up. Still have the Proton as well but never liked having to set the volume to 90%. It never felt like a true stereo rack dac and more of a mobile accessory. I bought an OPPO 205 earlier this year and have since unplugged the Mac mini/Proton setup. Bought a 2TB SSD external drive for the
  14. The MFSL One-Step super vinyl version is coming soon which if past performance equals future results means we will get a definitive sounding best. It will probably make its way to digital hi-res files from ripping at some point.
  15. Too bad the preamp doesn't have a built in DAC. I guess that's what their high end dac is for. I wonder if it integrates well with this preamp. I actually really like the new power amp too. Nice design change from the 275. More power than the 275. Classy looks. I will be curious to see what the non LE version ends up selling for. As a McIntosh owner, these are true eye candy. Wish I had the funds and space to do a simple dedicated 2 channel setup with this duo.
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