dbtom2

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Wondering why...
His insights and advice are always appreciated by this reader. I was glad to see his writing on his site, Twiittering Machines, after he left Audiostream/Stereophile.  I wish him the best, grateful how he let us into his listening space (the Barn!... 
Great sounding/recorded albums
Sometimes choosing a certain label will ensure a good recording. ECM and Chesky come to mind but there are others. On Tidal, look for albums by Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, and produced by Manfred Eicher.  These are in the jazz genre but are well ... 
Want to branch out from iTunes; several questions.
@ymc226 Yes. Many many Roon users have their music files on a NAS. Some also run Roon server from a NAS but there are definite minimums to the processors and memory needed to run Roon on a NAS.  Since I don’t use a NAS, I am not familiar with thos... 
Want to branch out from iTunes; several questions.
Roon has a Community Forum where you can ask whether your Mini has the processor and memory to run Roon.  My 2012 Mac Mini with an external firewire harddrive runs Roon fine but I dont ask it to upsample or do any DSP.  I still use iTunes as a lib... 
The Absolute Sound "review" of USB cable reads suspiciously like a press releaste
It’s by Michael Mercer! I wondered what happened to him.  Interesting fellow.   
Apple iTunes or What Else
Roon will read your iTunes library but not modify it in any way. You can continue to use iTunes to add music to your library.  I’ve grown to appreciate how easy it is to use iTunes to edit the metadata of my AIFF rips done using XLD. Roon will str... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
Yo @uberwaltz, If you return to WalMart next week, next month, maybe tomorrow, there might be a 8’ diameter bin filled with discounted CDs. All scientifically unsorted and just waiting for someone like me to begin a futile attempt to systematicall... 
HomePod stands
@mcondo The Lumi isn’t bad. Good to see someone making a stand specifically for the’pods. Gonna keep looking.  Trying to be patient. 
HomePod stands
Same quest, different color.Amazon searches turn up some choices that don’t quite work for me. I want something stable but not interested in retrofitting a stand designed for a Sonos speaker.Let us know if you find something.   
TIDAL Master Quality
It's the Bluetooth link. Need to get that stream to the MDAC by wire or WiFi. Most of the  benefit of MQA is lost using Bluetooth. Maybe in the future but not with 4.0  
MacBook Pro Playback distortion
Thats a sweet machine, one I plan to obtain for myself.  I would:1) Try a different player. Maybe a free Roon trial.  Will Quicktime play a file?2) Not sure if Itunes will “see” music on an attached drive. But if Quicktime plays badly from your ss... 
Quad ESL 63 In Another League Now
I am enjoying this exchange.  @georgehifi You’re needed in another post:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/is-my-dac-my-weakest-link 
Recommendation for DAC under$1k with Luxman integrated and Harbeth 30.1
There’s a Benchmark DAC2 HGC listed now for $1,100.00.  Great unit and good price.  Unaffiliated but coveting that unit.   
Anyone go from a single HomePod to a pair?
Two paired Homepods and an iphone or iPad w|/Tidal makes a great little system.  The imaging is okay but not exactly holographic.  Pretty good sound, a bit bass heavy, especially when the mix is bass heavy.  Room filling sound.  My favorite setup ... 
Hegel USB and ROON suport
Surprised to see no replies to your question. I dont have the equipment you listed and per your request can’t offer a potential remedy. I tried to find your request for help on the Roon Community forum but couldnt quite match your dilemma with any...