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  1. We will be very interested to hear about how things sound as you go forward!
  2. Chris, Thank you for the update! Can you tell us the software configuration you were using for the second part of the review? Roon, LMS? Etc. What was behind the scenes here?
  3. I know what I am doing before breakfast. 🎶✌️👍
  4. I am betting that they are getting heat from both the consumer and the provider side. They could be in contract violation with the music labels! This is not a fun place for them to be. (Or us). This feels like an instantiation of the major risks of connected/cloud/services. I can imagine the losses of revenue that they may be experiencing. I wonder if they can measure it? I would be very interested to be in the after-action meeting when they get this cleaned up. I was wrong about my initial assumption of some sort of SQL injection attack. This is worse, theft of services, WHEW. Is it bad API design, is it bad software design? If I was Tidal/Spotify/others I would be looking at this VERY CAREFULLY! VERY!
  5. @Jud may be on to something.... Maybe just maybe. Hanlon's Razor applies here: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Or Bob's Corollary: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by lack of software testing! https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon's_razor
  6. Aangen, I am currently playing from Qobuz on my Volumio Primo just fine. I am also streaming directly on my iPad. Anger does not really help. We know for sure that about a week ago there was a problem with their systems and they had a crash! Recovering from that process required some of the vendors to make changes. I do not know what might be going on today. Lets use some logic to find and fix the issues: Go to the following website for Euphony and put in a support ticket: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/ Tell them what your issue is. I am sure you will get a response soon. Remember they are on the other side of the globe! You can also trying DMing @qobuz. on twitter to see if they can help. ---------------- You can also dig around here: https://help.qobuz.com/hc/en-us I am pretty sure the Qobuz app cannot send stuff to Jriver. I do not think that Jriver has a Qobuz plugin..........
  7. From what I have read there is/was/still is?? A defect in Qobuz that caused an outage. It may be related to what is most likely an accidental SQL injection vunlerablity in their API (My assumption). The revoked some of the API keys for different software packages that talk to their API. So there may be a need for a software update or just sign out and sign back in..
  8. Welcome to the forum. This post might interest you
  9. I have never used the PTS server device so I cannot comment on that specific hardware. I would think you should be able to start a Roon Trial on that device only and try what Rajiv has suggested above. I am running a custom built XEON based server with that same software. I switch between Roon and Stylus on a regular basis. I have also been moving between a single box and a dual box solution. With the new version of Euphony running in RAM I am finding the single box solution very compelling. Much more listening to do and some tweaks on the USB interface to my Kii Three Speakers.
  10. I did not think that the LPS-1.2 would run the TXUSBUltra. I will try to start with that when mine arrives from Audiosensibility. I am torn by power supply selection and I am not going to rush.
  11. A bunch of folks were making assumptions about QOBUZ outages a few days ago. Here is some real data and "My assumptions from that data"! First the email: Dear MyVolumio user,This is to inform that we released an emergency update to restore QOBUZ Functionality.What happened:On friday 20th QOBUZ contacted us to notify the would temporarily suspend our API access. This was due to a particular search string that caused malfunctions on their infrastructure. They required us to make an urgent change on our implementation, which we did the same day. On Monday 23rd however, they communicated instead that they were issuing a new API key for Volumio, in order to restrict access to old Volumio clients.This means that existing users would not be able to access QOBUZ until they update to a new version with this new API key.Solution:To restore QOBUZ functionality, simply update to latest Volumio version. Then log-out and log-in in QOBUZ.We are sorry about this inconvenience and we did all that we could to solve the matter with the least disruption on your side.Thanks again for being a MyVolumio user!Enjoy the musicThe Volumio Team and the release notes: SO Bob's Guess. I am betting on software bugs. This tells me something SQL injected them and caused an outage.. Now was that intentional or human error? I am also going out on a limb and guessing that the bug might not be fixed yet as they are asking vendors to not send them "certain search strings". My Prediction: Watch for an "announced server outage" in the future. RJF. (CISM, CISSP --- Retired) Now back to listening to music!
  12. "Bob's Summer of Fun" Over the summer I have been busy with work and, I have not been posting to Audiophilestyle. I have also been waiting for "part 2" from Chris on the Signature Rendu SE Optical. Today I decided to go ahead and post about my experience this summer. I have used products from Sonore for a while, but I had drifted over to custom-built hardware. I have been using a custom server and a couple of different endpoints based on the Intel NUC platform. In all of the work/fun, everything seemed incremental. I would mix-match-remix, and it sounded "the same but different." After Chris did his part one review, I decided to give the new Sonore box a try. Since the beginning of July, I have had the Signature Rendu SE Optical Tier 1 (SRSO) in my system. I have also purchased the large SD card from Sonore, but I have not done a lot of testing with LMS and none with MPD for the moment. My primary playback system is Roon. My Server has been running a beta version of Euphony that allowed running the OS in RAM to improve sound quality. I just updated to the 20190912 production release today. I will not discuss that here other than to note that it does edge things up further. Listening to the SRSO in my system, there is more space, more depth in the musical soundstage. The music has a smoothness that I have not enjoyed before. The sound quality improvement does not come at any expense in detail. I feel that this is the best endpoint I have ever had in my system. I have to take the time to listen to LMS and MPD with the SRSO! I know that Chris liked it. My short look of LMS running on the SRSO was favorable, but the two box Roon Server system was better. I hope to get some more time to listen to the system with the SRSO by itself using LMS and MPD. I can pry myself away from Roon; I know I can! This solution is not in-expensive, but it does deliver. I am not ready to try the Tier II upgrade YET! There is more I can do in my system. The Server is set to bridge the network with two FMC devices that are of dubious quality. I would love a dual ethernet card with SFP slots that are supported by Linux. Maybe a Sonore Optical module, maybe an EtherRegen. I know that I could replace the Ghent USB cable with something else. I do not know what I will try next. Time will tell.
  13. Qobuz Download tarball does not contain the album art you have to download that separately. I know that this is a small thing but I am trying to automate the backup of these for myself and others. Not having a single file is odd and annoying. I am interested in the fact that the downloads are compressed into .tar files. Not something that most consumers are familiar with. But it works for me. Oh and for grins the files app on iPadOS 13.1 will copy the tarball to a SMB share and uncompressed it. RJF
  14. I think you do not need to bother. They are not “running”.
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