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Melvin

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  1. Melvin

    RIP Dad

    Condolences @Rt66indierock. I hope your many memories bring peace and a smile to your face.
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    Album of the Evening

    An interesting duet. Nice short review here.
  3. Melvin

    Sonore microRendu

    I've had the mLink for 5 years or so but it hasn't seen much use until I acquired the Pagoda. While it's getting a bit long in the tooth it's spec's suit the DAC perfectly. Nice to know some of our aging tech can still sound great. BTW, I'm keeping a curious eye on the bevy of new products you're developing .. exciting times. Best.
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    Sonore microRendu

    Some follow-up comments now that I've lived with the new components for a while. I'm very happy with the Small Green Computer 7V LPS powering the microRendu. It brought a sound quality refinement on par with (if not better than) the SOtM mBPS-d2s. In addition, my DAC seems to sound better through its BNC connection, so I added my Bel Canto mLink into the mix for a listen. The mLink is a USB-powered converter with BNC-out and I'm using a Black Cat Silverstar! 75 cable. This combination being fed by the microRendu has given me the best sound to date. It's hard to imagine achieving better with my humble system. A big thank you to Sonore and Small Green Computer.
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    Album of the Evening

    Listened to this album this morning .. another new one for me and quite enjoyable.
  6. Melvin

    Album of the Evening

    I'm not much of a scat fan either but actually liked it on this album .. go figure.
  7. Melvin

    Album of the Evening

    A new one for me. Released in November 2018. If you like jazz piano trios you might want to check it out.
  8. Melvin

    Album of the Evening

    Or this one ..
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    macOS USB quirks and issues

    I grew tired of Apple's updates breaking something audio related and purchased a streamer a while back. (USB was particularly problematic at the time.) After many years using Apple products I've decided to give up on them completely and have been slowly replacing the old ones with alternatives. Honestly, I don't think Apple was ever audiophile-centric but their Mac mini's were a great option for the computer audiophile. I'm sure they're still great for some folks who want a general-purpose computer on their rack. I do not.
  10. Melvin

    Chromecast Audio is Dead

    And your own library (UPnP) using an app like HiFi Cast.
  11. Melvin

    Album of the Evening

    Haven't listen to this one in a while ..
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    Chromecast Audio is Dead

    Glad I bought a backup when the price dropped a couple of weeks ago.
  13. And it's now discontinued .. https://www.cnet.com/news/google-discontinues-its-chromecast-audio-device/
  14. When I saw this price a couple of weeks ago I purchased another for backup (or whatever). It was a steal at the original price IMO and even better at this sale price. Like you, it made me wonder if they're discontinuing it or a new version is coming.
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    Album of the Evening

    Speaking of Miles, I'm listening to this one right now: I have the Rudy Van Gelder remaster.
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