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  1. https://hackaday.com/2021/04/21/mythbusting-tidals-mqa-format-how-does-it-measure-up/
  2. So a device like this controls Roon, which runs on a nuc installed in the car, feeding a separate DAC with RCA to amps?
  3. Cool, I guess? The car audio designers seem intent on multi-channel (maxi-channel?) “immersive” sound. But I am suspicious of the intense processing applied to 2-channel music files when played on these systems. I wish they would take a more purest approach to optimizing “stereo” (or 2.1, 2.2, etc).
  4. One of the weakest links in the car audio signal chain would be the DACs used in car audio head units. it would be easy enough to run a mobile DAC into an RCA input on a mobile head unit. But then you lose ability to control / navigate music vi head unit screen. You would be forced to use a second device as your interface. @The Computer AudiophileMentioned trying to get Roon your car. Have you given this any more thought?
  5. OK, but MQA aside, does anyone know how this mobile headphone amp performs vs. something like AudioQuest Dragonfly?
  6. No, sorry. I was just referring to a hypothetical situation. Musicians do move; stages are different sizes, etc. I understand that stage position matters to musicians (I play drums), but after reading your article it occurs to me that we listeners may imbue “soundstage” with more importance than do the musicians themselves. I thought the point about the stereo image collapsing as the you move farther from the stage was especially interesting. The point I was trying to make is that it does seem arbitrary and unimportant that stereo or multi-channel mixing generate a soundstage that “a
  7. Great article. Raises a number of interesting questions and pushes on a few sacred cows. I certainly question the value of pursuing some platonic ideal of “accuracy” in soundstage. We can fret over whether the guitar appears Left-Center-Left as it did the moment it was recorded, but the reality is the musicians didn’t really obsess over their seating arrangement and half-way through the song, the bass player moved to the other side of the stage, so where does that leave you? I definitely take the point that with un-amplified live music, there is a single point source for most s
  8. well, my case isnt rock solid. Still researching. But one reason is the convenience of the interface. I find it better than other NAS interfaces for managing files and folders. Why would I need to do that? Mainly has to do with my massive collection of live Grateful Dead recordings. The metadeta conventions are, how do you say, a “dog’s breakfast”? Anyway, a lot of manual tweaking of folder and file names. I have used mp3tags software, but there is still a lot that needs to be done manually. Also, I use Dropbox already for personal files, pay for significant space, and just find thei
  9. Does anyone use Roon’s Dropbox integration? I currently have my library on a NAS, backed up to cloud with Backblaze. Considering loading it all onto my DropBox account. Any advice? Thoughts? Suggestions? Warnings? Jokes?
  10. this piece talks about their MX950 system, but Jeep unveiled yesterday that they are also offering an MX1375 “Referance” system.... https://www.whathifi.com/us/news/mcintoshs-reference-car-audio-system-revealed-in-2022-jeep-grand-wagoneer
  11. Wow! I'd heard about that, but not yet seen photos. Those meters are IN YOUR FACE! No everyone in the car can get really focused on monitoring the system for clipping. Finally! 🙄 But I actually do look forward to hearing that sometime. This raises another question that I struggle with: How do these new, very high-end branded OEM systems compare with aftermarket? Harman, Burmester, B&O, etc, etc. Here is an interesting piece in the Times from last fall... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/business/car-stereos.html?smid=url-share It provides some intere
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