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  1. Thanks for highlighting this one - a rather uncommon approach, but particularly involving.
  2. Excellent new "Zauberflöte" from Nèzet-Séguin: Also on sale on Qobuz for an incredible price ($8.99 for those on the Sublime+ plan): https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/mozart-die-zauberflote-yannick-nezet-seguin-aurelius-sangerknaben-calw-claudia-huckle-corinna-scheurle-johanni-van-oostrum-douglas-williams-rias-kammerchor-chamber-orchestra-of-europe-clara-andrada-de-la-calle-jory-vinikour-justin-doyle-christiane-karg-albina-shagim/mwvxw92vhjn0b?qref=dpa
  3. I've loved all of his recent releases. This one is great
  4. Interesting new collection of Tchaikovsky orchestral works - "The Tchaikovsky Project" (Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov; Gerstein, piano) Perhaps not the ultimate in performance, but excellent sound quality and very enjoyable. Also very good value - less than $30 US at Qobuz with Sublime+: https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/the-tchaikovsky-project-complete-symphonies-orchestral-works-complete-piano-concertos-semyon-bychkov-kirill-gerstein-czech-philharmonic/th51mg8it38ta
  5. Mac Mini (Late 2014), Intel Core i7, 3 GHz, 16 GB. I'm also thinking about updating to a current Mini - current server will upsample to DSD512 via Roon or DSD256 via HQPlayer - I'd really like to get to DSD512 via HQPlayer, as I think it sounds just THAT much better than Roon
  6. I have a 5.1 system with 4 of these, a matching center, and an (ancient) M+K sub. Sounds wonderful
  7. I can't see 3D, either I may just be too "literal" in my thinking and sensing.
  8. I am one of those people who do not hear "depth" or "soundstage" from any stereo system I've ever heard - sound is, for me, very much on a two-dimensional plane running through the two speakers. Multichannel systems, OTOH, give me a very palpable sense of depth and "reality" that no stereo system can. I wish I could "learn" to hear the depth out of a two speaker systems but has never happened for me.
  9. The poll is off because it is self-selecting, like a lot of online polls. Only people who know what a "multimeter" IS are likely to click on the topic in the first place, and only people who enthusiastically use one are liable to answer the poll. I've never owned one, and would have no clue how to use one if I did. That said, electronics (in general) is a subject I'm starting to become more interested in, so I may get one sooner or later
  10. I love his live album with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell - great bluegrass and a lot of really funny asides.
  11. Some very cool music and nice work from the RSPO horn section, especially soloist and first horn Markus Maskuniitty. https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/schumann-saint-saens-gliere-works-for-horn-orchestra-sakari-oramo-royal-stockholm-philharmonic-orchestra-markus-maskuniitty/wxnzn6j7nrcrb
  12. jhwalker

    HQ Player

    Yep, that's it. I was also seeing initial failure in "seeing" the NAA (i.e., unable to open output device, or whatever), which is now working properly, as well. So the questions would be: 1) Can the IPv6 issue be "fixed" in HQPlayer? if not 2) Can this setting be saved so that it can be launched normally rather than via the terminal?
  13. jhwalker

    HQ Player

    Yep, strange 3.x works fine on either my Mac Mini (localhost) or MacBook Pro (over the network), but Roon cannot connect to 4.x on either machine. I guess I'll keep an eye on this before attempting to buy. By the way - your blurb didn't say how much the discount was for 3.x license owners. I see the license price has gone up quite a bit since 3.x - would like to think the coupon would bring it back down, at least.
  14. jhwalker

    HQ Player

    HQPlayer Desktop 4.x is running on the same box as Roon server (address defined as "localhost") and Roon reports it cannot connect to HQPlayer 4.x. Just for grins, I enabled network connections and added a new HQPlayer in Roon ("HQPlayer 4.x"), specifying the actual IP address of the server, with no success there, either:
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