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  1. It looks like the input sensitivity of the amp is simply too high for your source. One simple fix is to buy a couple of attenuators from your local Amazon source, or through a HIFI dealer if there's one in your area. eg https://www.amazon.nl/MONACOR-ILA-1020-niveauregelaar-dempingsschakel-contacten/dp/B0057G44WM/ref=asc_df_B0057G44WM/?tag=nlshogostdde-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=430579767517&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16059377847062812570&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=20770&hvtargid=pla-564256263085&psc=1
  2. Ennio Morricone.... RIP NOT just for the Spaghetti Westerns, but especially also the Mission, Cinema Paradiso, and over 500 other wonderful pieces of music
  3. There do seem to be fewer mentions of MQA in magazines these days. May '20 Stereophile only has one, relating to a review of the Wolf Audio Alpha 3SX music server, and only there in the context of whether JRiver or Roon was the better software to use. May '20 HiFi News has two mentions, The D’Agostino Master Audio Systems’Progression Integrated Amplifier, (at £25,000 probably not a big seller) The Michi P5 control amp supports MQA, but cannot stream directly What HiFi has three mentions, as part of reviews, but only in passing. There appear to be no editorial content relating to MQA, How long can it continue?
  4. Interestingly there's a report on the Meridianunplugged forum saying that Tidal have removed the MQA Queen material.
  5. Surely the bit depth only relates to the noise floor, it's the sample rate that determines the frequency range?
  6. Elsdude, that does sound like an 'ad hominem' comment to me, care to rephrase it?
  7. Would it be possible to get this topic away from the first school playground and back towards some kind of adult discussion? I'm happy to admit that I use Meridian DSP speakers, but I definitely do not want MQA.
  8. Didn't have my PDP11-40 at home, so no interference, but I do remember playing 'Moon Lander' on a VT/11 vector display, when I should have been working on some early FFT code on RSX-11. Didn't understand the 'arches' back then as no McDonalds in the UK. Happy days!!
  9. uh... no! It has been shown that it is possible to modify the MQA data stream and still get the blue light to come on.
  10. One of the early parts was shot at 'Henrys' in Edgware Rd, London. I remember visiting both Edgware Rd, and Tottenham Court Rd in the late 60's and early/mid 70's in order to get my fix 😃, which stopped quite suddenly when I married in 1978 🙁
  11. Only if you can open the case; then a piece of high density foam or rubber strategically placed should eliminate the rattle. Having said that it shouldn't rattle, so opening the case to identify the cause is a good first step.
  12. Totally agree, but if the fix can be done in software then it will take very little time to appear, even if some hardware is required I suspect some enterprising Chinese company will come up with a low cost solution
  13. Though technically illegal many people used MP3 codecs before the patent lapsed, with little or no thought as to its legality, and with pretty much no likelihood of investigation, leave alone prosecution
  14. It does seem a little strange that whenever someone make a change to their system, especially one with a significant cost involvement, that the result is almost always positive. Wouldn't it be more reasonable to assume the manufacturer has gone to some lengths to ensure their product performs at something approaching its optimum, in which case it would seem to me that there would be an even chance that changes would be negative?
  15. I really wouldn't bother too much about a Linear PSU for the RPI, Archimago did some tests a while ago which showed little or no improvement:- http://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/12/measurements-raspberry-pi-3-b-as.html
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