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  1. Still running Mohave on a tricked out 2012 Mac Mini. Is there any sonic or feature reason to upgrade to Catalina?
  2. Jae Sinnett is an NPR DJ out of Hampton Virginia who plays some groovy drums. Love this swinging bop disc (The Sinnett Hearings) although it is obscure and not available on quality streaming services. Best I could find is this: https://www.iheart.com/artist/jae-sinnett-70394/albums/the-sinnett-hearings-1304201/?autoplay=true
  3. For those using the DigiOne Signature with the new USB Bridge Signature - Is there a sonic advantage to using the DigiOne Signature Player if one is not using the USB feature?
  4. Decided to check on your dedication to timing by finding out more about your speakers. Wow. https://www.stereophile.com/content/fujitsu-ten-eclipse-td712z-loudspeaker https://www.eclipse-td.com/uk/products/td712zmk2/index.html Party on, Garth.
  5. Hope this is not an obviously answered question, but... On several sites, folks give fun playlists in Spotify. Is there a way to listen to them using Audirvana?
  6. Just downloaded a aiff version from Bandcamp. No comparison in the sound quality. Run, do not walk to Bandcamp...
  7. Thank you very much for the introduction to Dominique Fils-Amie. Very impressive sounding music with a message. I hope to hear a non-compressed version soon...
  8. My first Allo DigiOne came with Volumo pre-installed. Worked fine. Upgraded to Allo DigiOne Signature which came with DietPi pre-installed. Worked fine. Played with several of the other Pi OS. All sounded essentially the same (to me) compared to all the settings that I play with in Audirvana - and compared to sound changes through playing with DigiOne power supplies and digital cables. I have a friend who is using Volumo and is of the opinion that playing with the settings can contribute to better sound. Some day I might try, but I have been pretty busy with all of the other tweaks! Streaming with Audirvana has been trouble free. It is kinda embarrassing how simple it has been. And so inexpensive. Friends who come over are quite surprised at my good sound, ease of streaming (Tidal) and small investment. I really don't know why the combination is not more popular...
  9. Last night, I was so impressed with my version of the "standard" Signature set up (pre-Shanti) that I wanted to share it. It includes a $70 Chinese made linear power supply from eBay powering the Raspberry pi (dirty side) and a battery pack powering the Signature (clean side). If the Shanti was available earlier, I would have probably bought it instead of this elaborate jury rigged system. However I already have this one and not sure if it is worth $150 to "upgrade". (I was visiting a high end audio store earlier this week and heard an expensive system using an expensive streamer. Needless to say, I was not disappointed when I returned home to this simple system which uses the Allo as part of a networked Macintosh running Audirvana.)
  10. This is as much a Tidal question as an Audirvana one, but is there a way to use the "download" feature of Tidal when using Audirvana? Also, is there a way that Tidal, through their mobile app or desktop program, can keep track of music played through Audirvana? Thanks for a great sounding product!
  11. Any update on your broken board? Not to hassle, but I am curious about your experience with the Signature and Shanti compared to batteries (clean side) and LPS or iFi with step-down (dirty side).
  12. So, anyone receive a Shanti power supply and able to compare it to your previous power supply system (batteries, linear power, switching power or anything else)?
  13. There are folks on other sites wondering the same thing! Please feel free to give us a report about your impressions - especially what the Ciunas is replacing! (Isn't this a great hobby!)
  14. Found this review: theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?65298-ALLO-SHANTI-Linear-Power-Supply-(LPS)-Review
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