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  1. Not sure about the fancy brands that are discussed here, but Tea increases your chances of developing Kidney Stones. Try to chase it with Lemon water... JD
  2. Hi Chris, I will send you a PM in the near future about what I meant on this. You have your hands full now. Meanwhile, keep up the good work on a great forum Thanks, JD
  3. Please think about this... How can your forum make Computer Audio easier to understand for those who want it, but just don’t understand it and need help with getting it. JD
  4. I logged out of Tidal and then back in... seems to have fixed my skipping issue
  5. Has anyone here encountered the track skipping issues with the new release? Just started today for me... not sure if it’s a Tidal issue or not. There’s a couple of threads over at the community.
  6. I love the live radio improvement... to me radio is so underrated. It’s where music began for me and with the right stations, no algorithm will ever compete. Thank you Roon for getting this right! JD
  7. “Jay Leno owns 150 cars...”. I own a collector car as well as my stupid overpriced stereo, I’m proud to be a double wacko! 😂 JD
  8. I found the answer to this problem after visiting my sister last week. Their Sonos boost was too close to their router and it was suffering from interference. I moved it further away and also adjusted the channel on it within Sonos and it seems to have solved the problem. Thanks again to all who replied. JD
  9. @bobfa I just love your blog and think that what you’re doing is wonderful for this hobby. For those of us that might not be as technically versed as most on this site, IMHO, simplifying the whole process is sorely needed and can only benefit the customer and the industry. I struggled for years to figure this all out and while I’ve made my purchasing decisions (and am happy with my choices), I’m still not an expert by any means. I honestly believe that I only persisted due to my love of music and sound quality, while most in my camp would have given up long ago. @boffore I wish you luck and courage to continue with your pursuit of your audio nirvana... it can be a fun journey, please be patient. IMHO, this is how you should proceed for a simple system that doesn’t involve a conventional computer. But please, take everyone’s advice and try to make the best decision for yourself. *Try to get a wired Ethernet connection into your music room for best results. *Get a music server that’s has an internal SSD for your ripped files (e.g., Small Green Computer i5, about $1k, or Salk Streamer III, like I have, or if your budget allows, something like the Innous Zen Mk3 line of servers. Then run the Ethernet connection to it. If your ripped files are also available on your subscriptions to Tidal/Quobuz, then you can skip the internal storage. I rarely listen to my own old stuff anymore, and most of it is available via Tidal anyway. There is just so much new (and old, but new to me) music to explore and enjoy. * invest In Roon, for what you’re doing music wise, it sounds like a no-brainer... you’ll love it for your music discovery... all from your iPad. Only $119.00 a year. Look for a server that has Roon Core installed (Roon Ready). It HAS to be a SERVER for the Roon Core though. * If you’re looking at wireless speakers, you can skip the DAC/Amp search and go WiFi via your router to the active speakers like many have suggested. There are soooo many choices. Some nice ones have already been posted. * For a purest audiophile approach, without any potential WiFi issues, run the server via USB to a DAC, like a Schitt, Mytek, (I went with a Benchmark DAC3), or one of the many dozens more, all at different price points. *Then it’s either balanced or regular RCA cables (Bluejeans, monster, or what ever you want to spend) to an amplifier. Also numerous to choose from ( I went with the matching Benchmark AHB2). Also many choices. Then it’s the best speaker you can afford, (I own Salk Encores), but again, many many choices. Conveniently wired via a quality speaker cable. *Consider used equipment... many audiophiles like to upgrade. Yes, it’s a risk, but most rarely get burned when purchasing used equipment. Again, best of luck in your pursuit, don’t be shy to ask questions. JD
  10. Where do you see yourself listening, is it in a dedicated room? Do you want wired speakers?
  11. Thanks for your reply @bobbmd, I have to admit that I’m still a bit confused about this. I don’t have any playlists in Tidal per se, all my playlists are in roon, where I’m combining my stuff (on my Salkstreamer’s ssd) and also from Tidal via roon’s Integration with It. So after I would presumably make the switch to Quobuz, if a said track wasn’t available, would Roon just say “this track is currently unavailable in Quobuz”? (Sometimes I get that message currently with roon/Tidal). JD
  12. Okay, one more question. Why do I need Soundiiz to transfer my playlists... aren’t they already in Roon?
  13. Okay, thanks Don, that’s what I needed to hear. 👍 JD
  14. Thanks for your reply. I’m not sure if I follow you... if they don’t offer the tracks in my playlist (I’m mostly into Jazz), what’s the important stuff that I’m missing? Do you mind elaborating on the benefits of Qobuz beyond what I saw in the video? Thanks again, JD
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