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  1. You may not have read my post where I have described the way I listen to music, but actually my "computer audio" is always offline playing in a dedicated home network. I like the convenience of accessing my library like this and it keeps my listening room clean. Sounds good, no more walls loaded with CDs, LPs and stuff. Just like moving from physical media to file based data. Guess I will run my Melco as a streamer more often now, not only as NAS storage. So good to have other (offline) options ...
  2. Fair enough, I do respect your comment. However I do not like to get controlled or supervised by software I have paid for. I am not into torrents and such, but if some software programmer thinks potentially all his (long year, now third product generation) customers is then I do not share this position.
  3. Would you like your car manufacturer to check your car registration, insurance and/or service routines every 2 weeks and maybe don't let you out of your garage because it could connect to its factory ? I paid for that Audirvana license with a valid credit card. Am I suspiciuos for some reason because of doing so or why does the system now thinks it has the right to validate/re-evaluate my license every 2 weeks ? or am I a potential software hacker or fraud artist by definition of a computer software user? does digital / online world have another sort of law and legislation compared to analog / offline REAL world ? Maybe us in old europe has different thinking, but I better look out for some alternative to A+...
  4. Sure you can, but save your music files first as they will be erased like all other stuff on this SSD upon reformating. A 500GB Samsung Evo850 requires about 1Ah from your device USB port, assuming you are using a SATA to USB interface with it. A 1TB of this model needs about 1.4Ah. check your device owners manual how much power it supplies via USB, otherwise even reformatting might not help you. there are also SATA to USB adapters with external SMPS power supply, but you might not want them in your system because of that.
  5. I am online with another Mac, another iPad, my iPhone, or other devices in our household. we keep them more or less updated, because they are meant to act as multi-functional communication devices. but we have our file-based audio system setup and optimized like in old days you would have done with your vinyl or CD based system. and it just works flawlessly and sounds great. don't be on the run all the times, slow down and listen to music. don't feed the machines and loose your lifetime for ...!
  6. Jud, I do appreciate your position as an advocate for Audirvana, however I feel you might need to consider that other people do not feel happy with software which monitors users behaviour or activities. Call me an old fart, but I do not use facebook, whats app and rubbish like that, and I listen to my music on an old 2011 MacBook Pro with Mavericks 10.9.5, within an isolated home network on fiber dedicated to music playback, with some NAS and FireWire storage attached to it. My local iPad acts as a remote and controls the player, my Hue lights, etc, and there is absolutely NO need at all why I should connect all of this to the WWW. Remember the old days: never change a running system. Why should I, there is no threat as nothing is connected to the WWW advertising machine. I bought the CDs, the downloads, the software, the hardware, and I simply do not like anyone to watch me, listen to me or give me pressure to buy and update stuff when I want to enjoy my music. And this is why possibly I will not use Audirvana anymore soon, nor any popular spyware like Siri, Alexa, Cortana ... Btw ... Vinyl is great - no updates, no DRM, no advertising ...
  7. Oh, now what about those of us running a headless Mac inside a home network dedicated to music playback from the NAS and USB/Firewire connected storage only ? I do N O T like this kind of behaviour that an application starts talking to Mum or Dad without asking me ! I have paid my license fee for all three major release versions. If my system is running fine I even do not follow up on every update. Damien, this is really disappointing !
  8. I will be more than happy to experience the new mobile web interface as I most of the times read CA posts on my iPad in the evening while listening to some music. Never really liked the app version to be honest.
  9. Analysis of my Ummagumma CD, PFR4, mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante in 2011 - not so bad for a 1969 recording ... (but with some 21st century peaks ...) File: 01 Astronomy Domine.aiff Audio format: PCM Bit depth: 16 bit Sample rate: 44.1 kHz Cut-Off Frequency: --- kHz TPL Left: 0.4 dB TPL Right: 0.2 dB TPL Mid: 0.1 dB TPL Side: -4.4 dB RMS Left: -17.1 dB RMS Right: -17.5 dB RMS Mid: -18.5 dB RMS Side: -23.4 dB CREST Avg.: 10.0 dB IS L/M: 18 IS R/S: 13 Max. M-Loudness: -5.7 dB Max. S-Loudness: -7.2 dB Integrated Loudness: -12.7 dB Loudness Range: 18.9 dB PLR Avg.: 8.4 dB Spectrum: [kHz] [dB] 1 -18.3 2 -16.2 3 -14.4 4 -25.3 5 -29.7 6 -26.2 7 -34.7 8 -37.5 9 -42.9 10 -47.7 11 -48.6 12 -46.4 13 -56.1 14 -57.3 15 -60.3 16 -60.1 17 -66.9 18 -64.0 19 -67.1 20 -75.4 21 -79.4 22 -86.2 File: 02 Careful With That Axe, Eugene.aiff Audio format: PCM Bit depth: 16 bit Sample rate: 44.1 kHz Cut-Off Frequency: --- kHz TPL Left: 0.1 dB TPL Right: 0.3 dB TPL Mid: 0.1 dB TPL Side: -5.3 dB RMS Left: -18.4 dB RMS Right: -17.6 dB RMS Mid: -18.7 dB RMS Side: -26.1 dB CREST Avg.: 9.6 dB IS L/M: 4 IS R/S: 14 Max. M-Loudness: -5.1 dB Max. S-Loudness: -6.2 dB Integrated Loudness: -13.5 dB Loudness Range: 21.3 dB PLR Avg.: 7.6 dB Spectrum: [kHz] [dB] 1 -18.7 2 -25.0 3 -30.0 4 -34.3 5 -34.2 6 -32.9 7 -34.9 8 -34.3 9 -36.9 10 -45.3 11 -44.8 12 -48.7 13 -51.0 14 -54.4 15 -55.0 16 -56.2 17 -56.9 18 -59.3 19 -59.6 20 -60.8 21 -65.1 22 -73.5 File: 03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.aiff Audio format: PCM Bit depth: 16 bit Sample rate: 44.1 kHz Cut-Off Frequency: --- kHz TPL Left: 0.2 dB TPL Right: 0.3 dB TPL Mid: 0.2 dB TPL Side: -8.4 dB RMS Left: -18.6 dB RMS Right: -18.6 dB RMS Mid: -18.9 dB RMS Side: -29.9 dB CREST Avg.: 9.6 dB IS L/M: 25 IS R/S: 13 Max. M-Loudness: -8.2 dB Max. S-Loudness: -9.3 dB Integrated Loudness: -15.4 dB Loudness Range: 14.0 dB PLR Avg.: 7.0 dB Spectrum: [kHz] [dB] 1 -17.2 2 -12.1 3 -26.5 4 -24.8 5 -33.2 6 -33.8 7 -39.1 8 -42.7 9 -44.9 10 -47.5 11 -52.5 12 -51.3 13 -51.3 14 -58.6 15 -62.2 16 -59.0 17 -65.8 18 -65.1 19 -67.2 20 -70.7 21 -73.6 22 -82.6 File: 04 A Saucerful Of Secrets.aiff Audio format: PCM Bit depth: 16 bit Sample rate: 44.1 kHz Cut-Off Frequency: --- kHz TPL Left: 0.3 dB TPL Right: 0.3 dB TPL Mid: 0.2 dB TPL Side: -5.7 dB RMS Left: -15.8 dB RMS Right: -15.5 dB RMS Mid: -16.5 dB RMS Side: -23.4 dB CREST Avg.: 9.7 dB IS L/M: 30 IS R/S: 22 Max. M-Loudness: -5.5 dB Max. S-Loudness: -6.3 dB Integrated Loudness: -11.8 dB Loudness Range: 15.1 dB PLR Avg.: 7.7 dB Spectrum: [kHz] [dB] 1 -16.9 2 -19.0 3 -19.8 4 -25.1 5 -27.8 6 -27.8 7 -25.6 8 -30.7 9 -33.6 10 -34.2 11 -40.3 12 -38.2 13 -44.2 14 -46.9 15 -48.3 16 -48.6 17 -49.6 18 -49.8 19 -51.5 20 -53.3 21 -59.3 22 -67.8 Report generated by the MusicScope 1.8.2 - http://www.xivero.com
  10. Hello Patatorz, any idea on their sales price for this item ? (couldn't find a price tag on their website ...)
  11. Disc 1 is just perfect for it, maybe together with the Live at Pompeji tracks :-)
  12. jtm

    Audirvana Plus 2.6

    A new thread to discuss on the latest release of Audirvana Plus which is ver. 2.6. The public beta can be found here: https://audirvana.com/?p=4071 According to Damien this update includes: a) Improvements in the library manager performance and reliability, thanks to the rewritten database engine b) New features such as Replay Gain, management of multiple artists by tracks or albums, search and navigation within the library. The final release shall be available very very soon :-)
  13. Hi, has anyone bought this HiRes download, and if so, from which site ? How is the sound ? Can you share some graphs or DR values ? I am asking as French Qobuz offers the album in 96/24 Live in San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) | Eric ClaptonÂ*– Album herunterladen und abspielen and German Highresaudio in 48/24 https://www.highresaudio.com/artist.php?abid=632937 but none of them gives an indication what resolution or format the original from Reprise / Warner has been ... Thanks for sharing your comments !
  14. I enjoy CA for many years now as a valid base for information. No need for a marketplace here. If I get triggered by any manufacturer's product I'll check it out at my local dealer. Thanks for the proposal, full understanding for your business POV to grow access and user#s, but no need for me.
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