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  1. Thank you for your reply. I may not have been clear in my post. The issue is not locating a specific file so much as the underlying organization of the files on my hard drive. Below is how I want it to look. How do I do that without iTunes, that's the question.
  2. I used to use iTunes to organize my music files, which it did by album and artist. Worked well for me. But now as I am using Roon, I've been adding FLAC files and other formats that iTunes doesn't handle and I'd use as soon skip the iTunes step. But newly-added files on my hard drive are no longer organized as before. Although Roon organizes them for its UI, I still want the underlying files organized for when I need to grab, say, an album for some reason. How do people deal with this?
  3. Pear Audio Blue turntables, which have been extensively reviewed in Stereophile and elsewhere, are based on the engineering and design thinking of the late Tom Fletcher of Nottingham Audio. The Pear designs reflect Fletcher’s "final" ideas for improving on what he did with Nottingham as he handed the torch to Pear Audio. Like Nottingham tables, the Pear uses a low-torque motor; you start the platter spinning with a small push and brake it to a stop with your hand. Quite cool! The Robin Hood (list $1,995) is their least expensive table, but it is a superb performer. Mine is fitted w
  4. For sale is pair of Harbeth P3ESR SE speakers, Harbeth's latest version of the venerable BBC LS3/5a, though these sound much more modern and better than the classics. This matched pair is from a limited release Special Edition that includes Studio Grade Ultra-Pure OFC Cable and they are in the premium (extra cost) Rosewood finish. They are gorgeous, like pieces of furniture. I am the original owner and the speakers are in near-new condition with no scratches that I can see. Grills are immaculate. All factory packaging (ships in single box for the pair) and documentation is included. Shipping c
  5. Selling my Uptone Audio USB Regen in perfect shape with all packaging and components. Shipping (CONUS only) and PayPal included at my asking price.
  6. Audiophilleo2 in Gray, serial # 01710. Complete with all adapters and full factory packaging. Original owner. Original cost $579. Asking $225, Paypal and shipping negotiable. USA only.
  7. For sale is a BADA Alpha USB, the premier USB to S/PDIF converter on the market. This unit works perfectly and is in very good condition cosmetically. Comes with User Guide and original factory packaging. New $1895, asking $1175. Paypal and shipping negotiable, USA only.
  8. Excellent -- thanks. I've ordered one and will give it a try with the second FMC (the one just before the microRendu). Dan
  9. Agree with all the rave reviews. After years of playing with DACs, software and cables, the microRendu was the biggest improvement I had ever had with computer audio. The LPS-1 powering it seems to be a similarly huge leap. Major kudos to John and Alex. i had been thinking that I should replace the Mac Mini wth a dedicated server solution, but now I wonder if these Uptone products have made that unneccessary. Dan
  10. For sale is my black Chord QuteHD DAC, which I purchased new from an authorized dealer. Physically and operationally in very good condition. I also purchased a Teddy Pardo external PS as an upgrade for the Chord (I purchased it new, directly from TP), which is also available. Either way, you get the stock Chord power supply. Chord QuteHD: originally $1795, offered for $650. Teddy Pardo 12V PS, originally $380, offered for $220. Both for $870. I will cover shipping charges (to CONUS) and Paypal fee, if any. Thanks for looking, and let me know if you have any questions. Dan
  11. I have for sale a Berkeley Alpha DAC, series 1. Immaculate. Includes remote, user manual and original packaging. Originally $4,995, asking $1,700​, free shipping to shipping to CONUS. Paypal fee is extra.
  12. Has anyone tried using a Sonore MicroRendu as the Roon "output" device from a PC or Mac running Roon Core? Interested in the SQ and if the user experience is compromised in any way.
  13. I have a single Ethernet drop in my listening room. Currently, the Mac Mini is attached to it. If I add a mR, both it and the Mini will need direct Ethernet connection, correct? Can I achieve this be adding an Ethernet switch in the listening room? The alternative is to move the Mini to another room and connect it an open port on the Apple Time Capsule. Will either or both of these approaches work with the mR? Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. Dan
  14. Original Retail Price $5,500 Asking $1,100 The SC-III.A was introduced in 2002 as a cabinet revision of what had been the Cantata (and before that the Athena). The III.A is a three-way with forward-facing M-T-M plus a downward-firing 10” (sub) woofer. The speaker is a sealed box with stepped baffle and first-order crossovers. Dunlavy speakers are true time- and phase-aligned designs, of which there are very few on the market. You can hear the benefits of this approach immediately in imaging that is almost beyond belief. The speakers have a very natural, organic sound, which is what I pref
  15. An email from Sonic Studio yesterday announcing Amarra for Tidal 2.0 prompted me to download trial versions of both (TIDAL HiFi edition). A couple of questions: I'm disappointed with the sound quaility, which is nowhere near ripped CDs. Could I have missed something? I find the process of locating and selecting albums rather frustrating. I can't see a way to do it through Amarra (Web or iOS remote) so I go into Tidal (Web or iOS), select genre, and do a search. There must be a better way ... ? If you add music to your My Music in Tidal, it seems you have to have Amarra for Tidal re
  16. Acoustic Signature Challenger Mk3 turntable Funk Firm FX-R II tonearm Lyra Delos MC cartridge Allnic H-1201 phono stage Pass Labs XP-30 preamp Beta version of High Fidelity stereo power amplifier Lawrence Audio Double Bass loudspeakers High Fidelity, AntiCable and Mogami cables and power cords
  17. I hope this is not too far afield as a thread. I'm Membership Director for the San Francisco Audiophile Society. For some time, we have been intrigued by a UK-originated activity called Classic Album Sundays. People gather at someone’s home to listen to a couple of albums that are meaningful to attendees. Nothing audiophile about it at all. Our members would like to see our events incorporate more music in addition to the gear, so we’re using our January event to try out the concept of just listening – deeply immersing ourselves in two LPs, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty on MoFi 45 RPM.
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