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  1. Sounds about right. The RPi4 is hot, even with the latest firmware. Stuffing it under a HAT is going (as is done with the new DigiOne Sig) is going to result in poor airflow and temperatures in the 60's for sure…even when it's just idling.
  2. Here are a couple more audio samples from this system after correction. I recorded these using Sound Professionals binaural mics and a Zoom H4n Pro recorder. They sound significantly better without YouTube compression, but you can get the idea. Muddy Waters: Sara K: Alessandro Galati Trio: Again, headphones are required to hear these as intended.
  3. Not a thing, per se, but the best investment I've made into sound quality, well, ever, has been engaging @mitchco to help me build optimal room correction filters. He's no stranger in these pages; you probably saw his ad a few times before arriving at this thread. But, if you have not actually worked with him, you owe it to yourself to do so before spending another $500 or more on gear or accessories that, I can almost promise, will not have the same level of impact. https://accuratesound.ca/services
  4. Well, that's an option, but you have to move up to the 705P, which removes "affordable" from the list of features for most people. . Plus AES/EBU is going to be hard to come by on an HDMI breakout. I bought my son a pair of these (or a similar model), and he's been very happy. Not sure how durable they are, but they are similar in size and certainly look nice. https://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/s2000pro-bookshelf-speakers-studio-monitors
  5. I'm a fan of the JBL 305P. Do they meet your definition of affordable, small, and transportable? They would need to sit on something. Perhaps a pair of chairs? Looks like $220 for a pair, plus cables. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1381116-REG/jbl_305p_mkii_powered.html
  6. Hi Chris, Good eye! In this case, I have headroom management enabled only so that I can watch out for clipping. I've built FIR filter sets in the past that, under certain circumstances, could result in clipping after convolution. I've not had that problem for a while, but it's something that I continue to keep an eye on as a matter of course.
  7. I think it's cool being able to "independently" verify the Acourate results using REW as well. Most DRC systems present a predicted response plot (eg., Dirac), but I'd be surprised if the actual measured response after correction (both amplitude and time) matches as closely as Acourate. I assume Audiolense corrections spot-on as well.
  8. Time for some Spring cleaning in the Loft! Here, through a series of photos and screenshots, I'll chronicle temporary reworking of this room this past weekend for a final listen to the DALI Oberon 7 towers before I ship them back to Lenbrook. You'll laugh. You'll cry. It will be fun for the whole family. Step one: add some loudspeakers. Rough positioning done, based on past measurements. These are designed to fire straight down the length of the room. No toe-in Step two: Left and right distance matched to the room's cen
  9. Thanks, @mitchco. I had a great time chatting with you and hope the discussion was helpful to everyone watching. Nothing but positive feedback so far. . I hope we can do something like this again sometime.
  10. Apparently, this works in Audirvana Plus 3.x, but you have to rename the files. Goofy, but I'll give it a try this afternoon.
  11. I understand what you are saying; however, it does not look like the folks at roonlabs are in any big rush to add convolution support that's compatible with Acourate filters. Conversely, if you add your Squeezebox Touch and Raspberry Pi based media players as zones in JRiver, you'll be able to stream your local library to all of them via JRemote and use BubbleUPnP to do the same for TIDAL (two app interfaces instead of one...but not horrible). If the rest of your family would prefer to use the roon client to manage listening outside of the big system, that's easy to accommodate also. You c
  12. BTW, I was initially put-off by the notion of using DLNA, but as far as I can tell, there's no lossy compression, re-encoding, or other bit manipulation involved when things are setup correctly. JRiver just gets a FLAC stream from the tablet via the TIDAL HiFi service. In my configuration, this stream is uncompressed to PCM in RAM by JRiver before playback begins. I don't have an easy way to verify it, but the contents in memory should be identical to local FLAC file playback. Pretty cool.
  13. My setup is similar since I'm using JRiver's convolution engine with FIR filters generated by Acourate as well. I managed to get TIDAL to stream through JRiver by taking advantage of JRiver's integrated DLNA Renderer. I've posted the details here: HOWTO: Streaming TIDAL via JRiver Media Center This solution does require an Android tablet or smartphone, but it works surprisingly well. I have JRiver configured to "Play files from memory instead of disk" and "Load files into memory at the start of playback". As a result, it takes a few seconds for a track to start playing because JRiver h
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