Comments for HifiZine https://www.hifizine.com The enthusiast's audio webzine Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:04:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 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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Comment on Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 by John Reekie https://www.hifizine.com/2012/12/focusrite-scarlett-2i2/comment-page-1/#comment-112604 Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:59:27 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=5273#comment-112604 Hi, thanks but it’s not really something I can do. Measurements would require actually having the speaker on hand. Could I suggest that you persevere and find (or start) a thread on diyaudio with others that are using the Hypex modules? Be descriptive as to where you are currently at, screenshots etc.

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Comment on Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 by Stefan https://www.hifizine.com/2012/12/focusrite-scarlett-2i2/comment-page-1/#comment-112603 Thu, 30 May 2019 10:05:03 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=5273#comment-112603 Hello John,

I have Dayton EMM6, Scarlett Solo and Arta
Trying to measure my 3 way Speakers that are connected to PowerBox 6ProNcore (6channel, Hypex DSP and amps). Sounds OK when should sound fanastic. Measurements (if done correctly don’t look that good)
As a layperson, I don’t feel confident to experiment more incase I blow something.
I’ve gone this far, so I would like to finish the filter design and would like to contract (paying of course) you as a consultant if you would agree.

Kind regards Stefan

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Comment on Magnepan Incorporated—A Tiny Giant by Donald C Holdaway https://www.hifizine.com/2013/09/magnepan-inc-a-tiny-giant/comment-page-1/#comment-112601 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:16:52 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=7153#comment-112601 Hi all,
I am the recent second purchaser of a pair of MG1C speakers with a B&O system to initially power them. It is a three piece B&O with a Beomaster 6000, a Beogram 8002 with a brand new Soundsmith cartridge, and a Beocord 8004 tape deck. This comprised the system as purchased. It sounds terriffic, but I will upgrade the stereo components, as the B&O stuff is massive and requires a huge flat space. I will replace the amp with a Heathkit AP-1800 preamp, and a Heathkit AA-1800 amplifier. The AA-1800 could easily pump out 500 watts all day, but is very conservatively rated at 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms. These pieces were part of Heathkit’s Professional line, and cost like it. I’ve never heard a better sounding combination. The pre-amp is just as awesome as the power amp. The pre-amp’s versatility is simply amazing. So getting these hooked up to the Magneplannar’s will occur just as soon as I get them back from refurb! They should easily sound as new then, and thinking how good they sound now, I can’t wait to get them back.

I suppose I will totally rebuild the B&O’s and resell them. I’ve been restoring old or new electronics for more than 50 years, so you folks can imagine how good the rebuilt components will be! Former EE, ME, CS kind of person.

All the best – Don H.

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Comment on PiDisk – adding the music services by John Reekie https://www.hifizine.com/2016/06/pidisk-adding-music-services/comment-page-1/#comment-112600 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:52:05 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=10125#comment-112600 Hi Dietmar, glad it worked out for you! You could look at the article https://www.hifizine.com/2018/12/syncing-a-music-library-to-a-droidisk-or-pidisk/ for a different approach to syncing a library.

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Comment on Subwoofer Origami by John Reekie https://www.hifizine.com/2012/12/subwoofer-origami/comment-page-1/#comment-112599 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:47:18 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=4056#comment-112599 Hi, the nulls are roughly to the sides in all cases with the listener “underneath” the diagram. I think your suggestion will have a small effect on the bass response but only small.

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Comment on Subwoofer Origami by Randy https://www.hifizine.com/2012/12/subwoofer-origami/comment-page-1/#comment-112598 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:16:17 +0000 http://www.hifizine.com/?p=4056#comment-112598 Hi. Thanks for this article.

I was wondering if you knew the effects on the N-frame subwoofer if one were to lengthen one of the sides of the subwoofer to the rear. In your diagram, I would be referring to the upper left side. I was thinking that while the front and rear won’t be totally symmetrical, the added ‘wing’ might take advantage of some of the ‘dead’ space behind the speaker and cut down a bit more on the open baffle cancellation without providing quite the resonance of a U frame in the rear. Also, what is the radiation pattern of the N frame? Is it from the ‘mouth’ of the ‘N’ or is it along the plane of the driver? I hope these questions make sense. Thanks

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