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Everything posted by 4est

  1. This is THE reason. The effects of the boundary reinforcement will swamp out the other differences being discussed here.
  2. Welcome to CA! First off, I am sorry to hear about your tweeter even though as a US citizen I am happy we lost ours. It sorta sounds to me as if you are loosing a USB connection. It might help if you describe your components and how they are connected. I have been using Qobuz since their beta testing in the US, and have never encountered a glitch that I could attribute to their service. I have had issues in the past with USB devices that had corrupted drivers or firmware.
  3. And this is an understatement!
  4. Oh, this may be quite doable. Is your listening above the main space or second floor bedrooms? is there any insulation between the floors? I'd think the conduction between floors might be as big of an issue as the door. I hate to agree with Frank, but the fire rated door with tight seals seems prudent. Your door has that large panel which is essentially a large diaphragm. You might even try just the seals and perhaps my truss rod idea to dampen that panel. Cheap and easy!
  5. Easy now, don't give up so quickly Chris. I feel it would help if you specified exactly what you are looking to accomplish or ameliorate. Are you looking to crank it up without waking the household, looking to be able to listen moderately without upsetting them or ?. The former seems impossible, but the latter is likely doable.
  6. Thanks for bringing that up. I was going to suggest some rubber horse stall matting. It's approximately 1/2"/12mm, but the door shown has a large recessed panel. One could swap the (lovely) door for a flat (no panel) fire rated one They have gypsum/plaster or something inside), apply the rubber directly to the door and then seal up to the rubber with silicone edged door stop including the floor. An additional threshold might be required The rubber might be over kill, and one could also consider applying a truss rod diagonally with pinch blocks across the door to break up the vibrat
  7. Perhaps you haven't noticed, this site is now Audiophile Style, and typically vinyl does have a lot of style to it.
  8. I do not see it as thus. Liking equipment doesn't mean you align towards their technology as much as their implementation. Good gear can be had in both, and the better either SS or tube examples sound, the more they sound alike. This is nothing like vinyl vs digital even though I agree all have some die hards.
  9. Well, there are other ways to use HQPlayer for local files, but only one way to use Qobuz that I am aware of.
  10. Honestly, the Qobuz>HQPlayer is about the only reason why I use it. I know it has lots of "features", but I don't really need nor use much of them.
  11. Whoa... Two 2080ti? What else are you looking to do with a box like that Jud?
  12. This appears to be an integrated amplifier with a built in DAC. If this is the case, you will need to use some sort of digital attenuation or speaker attenuation. I'd recommend the former using high quality software. The above devices would only work on analog inputs. Roon has Tidal integration, or use the Tidal app software to reduce the volume at the digital input.
  13. Oh certainly they are each standalone programs. I just that was what we were discussing.
  14. What is not correct about this? Mine has a bias switch that adjusts from 10w to 25w and it does make a difference in radiated heat and sonics.
  15. Not concurrently? Here I send from Roon to HQP and then off to an NAA.
  16. Are you sure? I don't really know first hand, but I do not quite understand how liquid cooling can be much quieter than air cooling when the liquid is still cooled by fans, plus a water pump. I am sure I am missing something, and would love to be educated. I simply used a big Noctura air cooler in mine. I was under the impression that water cooling was simply better at cooling for over clocking and such.
  17. Well, I am not THAT blind, lol. Thanks Firedog, I just didn't want to purchase one and have it be so slow that I wouldn't use it.
  18. Perhaps this is too basic of a question, but I am looking into purchasing an iPad to use as a Roon remote control. I have been using an iPhone XR for sometime, but it is a bit slow and more importantly the screen is too small for my aging(sigh) eyes. Although I wouldn't mind if it were useful for other things, all I really need is a reasonably good Roon remote control for a 5k+ album library with Qobuz service. There appears to be a lot of options via Newegg in the sub $300 range, which is about all I'd want to spend on a remote control. More than that and I'd consider using a stand alone AIO
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