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  1. Minimserver (on NAS) / Tidal --> Minidsp SHD Studio --> Job INTegrated --> Penaudio Cenya (speakers) 😃
  2. I don't hear differences between cd quality streaming and 24/96 or higher. But I've experienced several streamer upgrades. Streamer quality does make a difference. I haven't heard the Elac Discovery. Using Roon must be great!
  3. I replaced my streamer recently for the Minidsp SHD Studio. The SHD Studio sounds very good but also has Dirac room correction. Reduction around 56Hz really makes a difference in my system/room.
  4. In case the broken plastic parts can be easily broken into smaller parts or if the surface is a little white(ish) I think the deoxidising lubricant could de well be the cause. But I would not have thought this likely before hand.
  5. Plastics can become brittle under influence of time, sunshine, heat and solvents. It depents a lot on the choosen plastic and it's ingrediënts. The supplier should choose a suitable plastic that is up to the task.
  6. With Bubbleupnp server you can add equalization to streaming audio. This works with music stored on a NAS and with streaming services like Tidal. The equalization format is "equalizer=f=53:width_type=q:width=8:g=-10". You can add PEQ filters comma separated. You can add PEQ filters comma separated: "equalizer=f=53:width_type=q:width=8:g=-10,equalizer=f=165:width_type=q:width=8:g=-3". In my setup it works great to reduce bass at room modes.
  7. Hi Matt, any new on the Khadas Tone Board? I'm considering to buy one.
  8. Good to hear it's not only due to the choosen target curve. The other track I experienced the one below (Tidal).
  9. Having settled for two weeks with my best curve I began noticing some artifacts in certain songs. For example in the track "The lighthouse and the cabin" from Third coast Percussion there is a lot of resonation at 1:05. At that point I get a sudden distortion. The rest of the track is okay. Used my phone to find it's a distortion on a 100Hz sound. With other tracks I did not hear any distortion. But with Dirac off the distortion disappeared. When I found another track with distortion it was time to take action. First I lowered the total curve by 2dB. That made a difference but did not totally remove the distortion. So I made a dip in the curve at 100Hz where the original response got clearly below the target curve. Now the distortions are completely gone.
  10. How do I get sound from YouTube to my DLNA network streamer without using a USB cable? I can't figure it out.
  11. Minidsp SHD Studio is a streamer with dsp. Sounds great. No dac.
  12. Auralic Aries checks all boxes except Bluetooth and maybe Airplay. Had one for a short time. Auralic Aries (not LE version) sounds a bit better than the mentioned streamers and can be bought 2nd hand for reasonal money. Minidsp SHD Studio checks all boxes except Bluetooth. I recently bought this myself. Sounds great and includes Dirac room correction!
  13. I'm using an ultraRendu in dlna mode to steam Tidal and music on a NAS. Sometimes with my Windows laptop I would like to stream sound from YouTube to my system. Tried SWYH but it won't work. Any ideas?
  14. I tried a lot of different curves. Also OliveToole and EBU. After a bit of listening EBU sounds good. But when I turn Dirac off the music livens up a lot and I get more air. So for me the EBU curve is to severe. I want to keep more of the caracter of the speakers. The other extreme is to use Dirac only to get the bass around 50Hz in check. Suppressing the bass around 50Hz really helps a lot and is the reason I will continue using Dirac. But Dirac can do more. In my setup with Dirac I get a better sound scape between the speakers. With Dirac off the music is focussed slightly to the right. So I've been looking for a curve that keeps the bass in check and centers the music but preserves the sense of air. I think I found this by a curve that reduces the bass than follows the measured response up to 5kHz and no correction above 5kHz.
  15. @hellblau and @STC thanks for your responses. They help with further fine tuning and experimenting.
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