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What FLAC compression level for Ripping?

i think you summarised pretty correctly regarding CPU load while decoding. If storage is not a consideration i would suggest ripping w/o compression. If you have a mobile device or such which has limited...

March 25, 2019 10
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Advantages of full cable loom by one manufacturer?

I think you already have the answer in your question. By mixing and matching you enter more a seasoning/adjusting mode. And with this you also can end with over-seasoned or  mis-seasoned. If you feel...

March 24, 2019 10
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Naim Uniti Atom or NAD M10 / Sound wise!

not sure if the sounds better approach will net you meaningful results. What type of music do you listen to what do you expect from your sound reproduction etc. I might have the best sounding system...

March 18, 2019 5
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March 6, 2019 10
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Suggestions for streamers that support native streaming applications?

Hello Jim, not sure if already on your radar but allo and SOtM would also have streamers that would fit your requirements.

March 1, 2019 5
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Which power-upgrade first?

Hello Mads, in that case i would give +1 for Jim. Have a dedicated line from your panel to your listening spaces provide extra grounding for that outlet (rod in the ground) If your supply is that...

March 1, 2019 5
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Which power-upgrade first?

You will hear improvements with either of them. Depending on your funds power strip may be better start to a) to lay foundation and b) have all components benefit at the same time. You need to decide...

February 28, 2019 5
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Audio Shows, who goes, which one and do you think it benefits your setup?

Hello Gordon, only ever have been to shows in Europe and Asia, so no real experience how it is done your side of the pond. Yes i go (high end Munich, Fuji AVAC, Tokyo Audio etc.). Why do i go. The chance...

February 15, 2019 5
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Can the tactile experience of vinyl merge with the convenience of digital audio?

but then i could not have the debate that vinyl sounds better than digital or actually that digital sounds better than vinyl. And we would need tactile feedback gloves for this also ...

February 15, 2019 5
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Do the different OS sound protocols, like asio for windows, sound the same?

sounds like a plan. Please let us know your impressions if you happen to give the renderer a try.

February 13, 2019 5
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Do the different OS sound protocols, like asio for windows, sound the same?

Hello Mario, thanks for the additional information. Did you test keeping the N5 in the chain but not running Win10/HQ and instead pared back to only Roon endpoint (that would in effect be the split server/renderer...

February 13, 2019 5
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Do the different OS sound protocols, like asio for windows, sound the same?

as an addition, how the different components of a CPU based playback are connected and managed will have an effect on said noise. This is why different HDD / SDD will have an impact as well as why manufacturers...

February 12, 2019 5
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Do the different OS sound protocols, like asio for windows, sound the same?

The more "processes" the more noise you will produce. Having a split between a renderer and a server vs. one machine set up will help with this. How this is implemented ("low power") is a different question...

February 12, 2019 5
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February 12, 2019 10
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Do the different OS sound protocols, like asio for windows, sound the same?

different SW platforms will sound differently. As Gordon pointed out that holds true for running them on the same HW platform. However the differences will also be "different" if you run these on their...

February 12, 2019 5
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To use (a) XLR or (b) RCA output for Chord Dave DAC to ATC SCM50 ASLT Active Speakers

+1 for Jazzman. But as Chord does not believe in balanced output for the Headphones i am not sure if there is a difference in the outputs on the DAVE. Input side and cables can be the difference though.

February 6, 2019 5
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Should audio reviewers publish their hearing test results?

My answer is the same reason for i have no interest in the lab test results of certain magazines. NO Just one additional point. Some time ago a magazine review confessed that after going to a concert...

January 31, 2019 10
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January 29, 2019 10
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Album booklets on streaming services?

i could see several reasons Because these are not necessary provided by the record company / rights owner. Because a majority of audio devices can not process or display a (multipage )pdf. Because...

January 28, 2019 5
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Should audio reviewers publish details of their listening room (with photos)?

yes, (though the photos many times satisfy rather the MTV cribs interest).  As stated before i think it is necessary to follow a reviewer long term in order to come up with anything useful from their...

January 26, 2019 10
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