Comments for HifiZine https://www.hifizine.com The enthusiast's audio webzine Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:57:56 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.11 Comment on Droidisk – Playing music by BRIAN FROEBER https://www.hifizine.com/2018/07/droidisk-playing-music/comment-page-1/#comment-112618 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:57:56 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=10941#comment-112618 How did you link the Nexus 7 and NX4 together??? So the music’s played on the Nexus 7 and then decoded through the NX4?

Links to anything you used to link them please! Thanks!

Trying to setup a small music system on my desk at work

Thanks!

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Comment on How to stream Qobuz to almost anything by Maarten https://www.hifizine.com/2019/07/stream-qobuz-to-anything/comment-page-1/#comment-112614 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 16:33:46 +0000 https://www.hifizine.com/?p=12023#comment-112614 Great article. I use upmpcli and Minim server on my RPi Zero W with Justboom Digi Zero pHAT. Use Linn Kazoo (on PC and mobile phone) as controller. Works as a charm.

It’s a pity that Qobuz cannot get their streaming support working while already more than a year in beta. Have contact Qobuz but they seam very reluctant… Cannot understand, though

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Comment on How to stream Qobuz to almost anything by John Reekie https://www.hifizine.com/2019/07/stream-qobuz-to-anything/comment-page-1/#comment-112613 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:52:44 +0000 https://www.hifizine.com/?p=12023#comment-112613 Hi, good to hear 🙂 Thank you for the tip on Chromecast, I will get one to try out.

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Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by John Reekie https://www.hifizine.com/2016/06/how-to-stream-tidal-to-the-raspberry-pi/comment-page-1/#comment-112612 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:48:26 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=10267#comment-112612 Hi Philip, I think it may be possible if you use BubbleUPnP on the Android device. Although the Android devices would need to be on all the time. Perhaps give it a try and let us know?

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Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by Philip https://www.hifizine.com/2016/06/how-to-stream-tidal-to-the-raspberry-pi/comment-page-1/#comment-112611 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:52:12 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=10267#comment-112611 Hi there – I think others might have asked something similar, but would it be possible to control the pi running volumio from android directly, and have volumio on the pi utilise Tidal directly? Thanks for the article.

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Comment on Audioquest USB cables by GofC https://www.hifizine.com/2014/08/audioquest-usb-cables/comment-page-1/#comment-112610 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:03:45 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=8724#comment-112610 I just bought the AQ Forest USB 1.5 m. cable today and tried to train my ear to appreciate the quality of the sound compared to the quality from the bundled cable that comes with Audioengine speaker. The main reason I want this cable to work because the Forest Optical cable full size to 3.5 mm. for my PS4 Razer Thresher headphone does provide better results in gaming experience. While I do not know much about the technical jargon, I can say I am more aware of the environment in the game and the volume gets louder with more detailed clarity. Apparently, I will need to spend more time listening to different types of music on my laptop to justify the real potential of the cable. Thank for your informational review nevertheless.

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Comment on How to stream Qobuz to almost anything by rmel66 https://www.hifizine.com/2019/07/stream-qobuz-to-anything/comment-page-1/#comment-112609 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:04:29 +0000 https://www.hifizine.com/?p=12023#comment-112609 You have described my methodology to a t! An important fact to include is that BubbleUPnP server also allows chromecast devices to be assigned as UPnP/DLNA or Openhome renderers, and offers equalization for each renderer instance. With Minimserver one can use the companion Minimstreamer that allows for transcoding (some native, some with the aid of FFMpeg).

I currently have seven physical renderers (one Windows 7, three linux, two chromecast and a D-Link dch m225 streamer/wifi extender) and one virtual group comprising the chromecast devices grouped together through Google Home. The Windows and two linux devices run Foobar2000 with the foo_upnp component; the other linux device runs gmediarender.

My control program is Linn Kazoo run on a cheap android phone dedicated to the task.

BubbleUPnP server is run on an Android set top box, while two instances of Minimserver run on two Windows devices.

The only problems I have experienced with my set up is the inability of the chromecast devices to play some m3u radio streams and intermittent stuttering with the D-Link device, especially with higher sample rate material.

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Comment on Audioquest USB cables by Dave H https://www.hifizine.com/2014/08/audioquest-usb-cables/comment-page-1/#comment-112608 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=8724#comment-112608 In my system where I have the USB cable between a Bryston BDP and a Benchmark Dac, the Forest is actually better sounding than the Carbon. Instruments are more separate, there is a wider soundstage and it is more detailed. I wonder if Audioquest was going for more of a LP type sound with the Carbon as it is quite mellow sounding.
I love the Forest but of course, being some level of audiophile, still searching for something even better that is affordable.

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Comment on RME ADI-2 Pro : Modes and Audio Routing by Yue https://www.hifizine.com/2019/01/rme-adi-2-pro-operational-modes/comment-page-1/#comment-112606 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:13:18 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=11089#comment-112606 This is a lot easier to understand than the manual. Many thanks!

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Comment on Spatial Audio M3 Triode Master + interview with designer Clayton Shaw by Blake Ratliff https://www.hifizine.com/2019/03/spatial-audio-m3-triode-master/comment-page-1/#comment-112605 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 02:16:22 +0000 https://www.hifizine.com/?p=11845#comment-112605 Really enjoyed reading this. I own a pair of M3TMs and you describe them very well. I am getting terrific powerful clean bass with punch and thrust. But they will not do justice to the deepest organ pipe on my Naxos Vaughn Williams Symphony Antarctica. Not many speakers can. I may eventually get a very fast high quality subwoofer to go with them and if I do the low frequency cut off will be set quite low. The imaging and sound staging I am getting are first rate and just about as good as anything I have heard and this is with my room’s poor acoustics that are off balance and poor for imaging especially with box speakers. Not at the level of say a pair of Sanders Sound System speakers in the sweet spot but better than many speakers I have heard with a 5 figure price tag. I realized that my classical music collection was exploding with the M3TMs. The tone, imaging, and open staging really makes these acoustically recorded instruments sound natural and more like a live event. This was the main thing I was after when I purchased these speakers and they have delivered.

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