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  1. Yes that's correct. Having a "master" music filestore is in some ways more effort because you have to go back to the master to make any corrections, and then copy any changes back to your music app. But it starts making sense if you have more than one music app (say, Roon, Stylus and HQP) on different systems, each with their own way of library management. And even more sense when you change apps with the knowledge that you have full control of the original folders and files - as opposed to the previous app's unique interpretation of your files. Some people like to have full
  2. Further to @dminches reply, whenever I've had such tagging issues where, say, one of the tracks appears elsewhere under a different artist or different album, I've always found this to be due to incorrect tags in the first place. Basically, Euphony Stylus unconditionally believes what you give it and arranges the library to match. You don't see this in Roon because Roon assumes it knows better that you for any given album and recreates the library from its own online database, which works well most of the time, but isn't perfect either. E.g. for Classical albums, Roon often imposes
  3. An excellent review @ray-dude. What was the length of cable that came with the DC4? I ask because the Mundorf silver/gold is very expensive per foot. And the shorter the length the better the SQ. So short is good - if fit can fit in with the individual rack layout. When you post part 2, it would be good to compare the relative merits of power conditioner vs power supply. In particular, does TT7 + stock DAVE p/s sound better than DC3 or 4 alone? And does TT7 + DC3 sound better than DC4 alone? As I've mentioned elsewhere, if I go down this
  4. I considered that, but then thought about the classical works that have lots of short tracks, causing network to keep switching in/out, and the prog rock tracks that last half an hour. I would expect the duration parameter to be configurable. So that purists (suckers for punishment) could choose a longer duration and realists choose shorter. As an aside, I've been trialing Qobuz for a couple of months and have been delighted with the SQ - broadly as good as local files. And also pleasantly surprised with Qobuz/Stylus integration. It's not as fully integrated as with Roon as yo
  5. Seems that Željko never rests. Yesterday he RC'd in to add the final step to enable wifi reconnection. The good news is that it works very well. near the end of the last song in the queue, wifi kicks in again and everything back to normal. I expect wifi support will be formally added to next release for the minority who use this feature. The better news, for me, is that I couldn't reliably tell the difference between wifi enabled of disabled. Which could be due to: a. My system or ears aren't resolving enough b. Wishful thinking because I find wifi networking to be s
  6. Željko has informed me that wifi won't automatically reconnect when the play queue completes, so I won't be trying this for now. Maybe will be implemented in a future release.
  7. You get more info on this new feature if you hover over the ? symbol. It's the number of minutes that Euphony has calculated to play whatever is in the buffered queue. If you subsequently change your mind and want to gain control earlier, then the only action is to physically reboot the server, which is not recommended because such an immediate hard stop could cause problems - so only to be used as last resort. I'm intrigued that this function seems to work for wifi as well as ethernet. I use my NUC's stock wifi card for all networking - primarily for convenience and for a complete
  8. I have iso acoustics Orea's under my SR7 (in the old-style "shoe box" enclosure). It's important to get the right Orea model to match the weight of the component. I got 3 x Orea Graphites. To get broadly equal weight distribution, I had to carefully position the 3 footers so that the one closest to the transformer wasn't overloaded. These footers have a soft rubbery material top and bottom, which suction-pad stick to flat surfaces, which means that they're awkward (but not impossible) to move once under weight. Also, my SR7 base had lots of screw-heads on it's bottom pl
  9. I've only just realised the significance of this. My DAVE AES input's limit is 96kHz. And I've just checked that my M-Scaler doesn't even have an AES input! Which severely restricts the options I have with MU1's AES output. The proof of the pudding will be in the hearing, but these limitations (not particularly MU1's fault) mean that I may not get the full potential of the MU1 with my Chord equipment, so may need a Plan B sooner than I had expected ☹️.
  10. Well, as Roon has the best UI bar far, that's a good thing - AS LONG AS the MU1 with Roon can beat competing servers with competing apps. I happen to have a lifetime Roon license, but currently only using for background listening. There's some speculation that the Grimm team are considering writing their own app (as well as an internal DAC module and probably all sorts of other goodies). But I can't rely on speculation and good intentions, so my comparison will assume that the SQ I hear now will not necessarily be improved in the future.
  11. For the comparisons at the dealer, I'll be using whatever the dealer has set up. Which most likely will be Roon on Extreme and whatever default Innuos use for their servers. I'll bring along my own music files on a thumb drive in case I can't find what I want from the dealer's selection. The fact that TAS sounds better Roon is immaterial for this comparison. If Extreme+Roon doesn't easily win this comparison then something is seriously wrong. I'll bring my own M-scaler/DAVE and HEK SE headphones as the downstream components. But while I'm there, I may as well try out the new T+A DA
  12. I've already demonstrated to myself that the M-Scaler's USB input is very susceptible to upstream differences. At the dealer's, the MU1's AES output will be compared to the Statement's and Extreme's USB outputs (both top notch apparently and not needing additional re-clockers etc). If the MU1 does well in this comparison, I'm aiming to to take it for a home trial against my tweaked NUC with ISORegen and Sablon 2020 USB cables. Actually, I'm very pleased with my NUC source - Euphony Stylus seems to get the best out of it. I'm only considering an upgrade because... it's what aud
  13. I still have the MU1 in my sights as a potential upgrade to my existing tweaked NUC with Euphony Stylus server, But Covid restrictions has meant that my intended 3-way comparison of MU1, Innuos Statement and Taiko Mini Extreme have been pushed into the new year. And as the Mini has taken a priority back-step in Taiko's pipeline, the comparison will probably be with the Extreme itself. I have no intention of buying the Extreme because of excessive size, weight and cost, but I am nevertheless curious how the MU1 will compare. One of the features I like about the MU1
  14. A quicker way to resolve the playlist issue is to "Restart App" from the power menu drop-down. Much faster than rebooting and can quickly solve other issues when something goes out of sync. I had used this in the past and then forgot about it.
  15. Yes indeed, although in my case playlists still didn't work after 2 reboots if I include the original reboot to re-enable ramroot. On a whim, I then did a "save root fs to disc", then a 3rd reboot and this time playlists came back. Not sure which of those last 2 actions mattered. Going back several releases, I had occasional glitches when cached files were added to a playlist. Some files would later not be found. This may have been because the cached files had since been swapped out when the cache filled up, or maybe another reason. Anyway, now the playlists are more robust be
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