clio09

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Roon Nucleus
I never tried running Roon on my MacBook Air. I have a Sonic Transporter connected to my network that runs Roon Core. I just use the Roon App on an iPad Mini to access music on my NAS running Minim Server and stream through the Auralic Aries to my... 
Anyone Else Using an Audio Kinesis Swarm or Debra Distributed Bass Array System?
I run these systems:1. Biamp: Acoustat Model 2 (modified panels) with Acoustat servo amps (direct drive, no transformer interface) driving the panels, Beveridge RM-3 active crossover (100 Hz 4th order Linkwitz-Riley high and low pass filters), Lux... 
Anyone Else Using an Audio Kinesis Swarm or Debra Distributed Bass Array System?
@atmasphere - I got my first exposure to the swarm" set up I have today in one of my rooms at Newport a few years ago, so I know exactly what you mean. First time I could set up a room and not have to fiddle around all day or night getting the bas... 
Roon Nucleus
@audioengr - I have had my eye on the DigiOne player. Do you have any experience with wireless operation? I am interested more so in connectivity and whether there was any issue with dropouts, as a hardwired ethernet connection would be logistical... 
Anyone Else Using an Audio Kinesis Swarm or Debra Distributed Bass Array System?
I will say this: The fact i don't have to use room treatments any longer makes me happy I tried using a "swarm" in my listening room. The fact that I am getting incredible bass response is icing on the cake. 
Roon Nucleus
I have Roon as well. The end point is a Sonic Transporter and I access the library from an iPad mini. I can say that Roon does not catalog my library to my liking and doesn't seem to recognize my compilation CDs. Not sure if it's a set up issue or... 
Roon Nucleus
Think of it as an OS, an operating system, much like MAC OS, Linux. and Windows. Roon wants to be the audiophile OS and control everything, and as as business model this makes sense. Will it be "audiophile" grade and successful, well who knows, I ... 
Anyone Else Using an Audio Kinesis Swarm or Debra Distributed Bass Array System?
Tim,My understanding is that inverting one of the woofers would further reduce bass energy. I did try it but did not notice a difference. Probably because I lucked out and placed the woofers in proper positions from the get go. Inverting two woofe... 
Anyone Else Using an Audio Kinesis Swarm or Debra Distributed Bass Array System?
I had used Duke’s AudioKinesis Jazz modules for many years and was always intrigued by the Swarm. I actually took a slightly different route. I use a 4 woofer array the concept of which came from Roger Modjeski at Music Reference. The boxes have a... 
What is your speaker ownership history since 1995?
1996: Spendor 3/11998: Spendor 7/12002: Spendor 1/2e2008: AudioKinesis Stormbringer2008: AudioKinesis Jazzmodule (through 2016)2014: Quad ESL 57 (current)2016: Music Reference Airspring Woofer System (current)2017: Spendor 1/2e (current)2018: Acou... 
joule electra vs. atma-sphere any input?
Unfortunately, pubul57 passed away sometime ago. He was one of the great contributors to this forum and his presence here is greatly missed.  
Cassette Deck Repair
Roger Modjeski of Music Reference/RAM Tubes (Tube Audio Store) can fix it. He has worked on many different decks including Nakamichi. The shop is in East Bay in San Pablo. The question you need to answer is whether it is worth fixing. In my opinio... 
How much do I need to spend to get a preamp that sounds better than no preamp?
Hi Al, hopefully you already knew this but to be clear I was not attacking you, it was more a reflection of my opinion of Paul McGowan's comments, which I'm not even going to bother to take the time to address. I think George's comment says a lot ... 
How much do I need to spend to get a preamp that sounds better than no preamp?
@georgehifi The direct drive amps I will use won't have output transformers and will put out 5000V to the panels. I've heard them in another system and cannot believe the clarity. It's really scary. Also, good for you for calling out McGowan and t... 
How much do I need to spend to get a preamp that sounds better than no preamp?
I am not sure why I have decided to post on this thread but I figured maybe something I had to say might add some value. I really don’t care why someone might prefer added gain in their system and who might not. Go check out this thread and figure...