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What Is The Most Romantic Song That You Have Ever Listen To?
From the album "The Space Between Us" - Craig Armstronghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9TCJVe6MUShe always enjoys hearing this song.  
Rush - The New Birth Control
"No one has ever gotten pregnant while listening to the music of Rush. "First of many laughs reading this piece.Thanks for this.T,(Also a Rush fan) 
macOS Big Sur iTunes playback with lid closed and controlled by iTunes "Remote" app
Here' a solution I found:https://windowsreport.com/mac/play-music-lid-closed-mac/The article shows some other solutions that may work for you.Good luck!!Tom 
Looking to buy a power conditioner
I'm on the Underwood Hifi mailing list. Seems like there might be some good ideas to start there...https://www.underwoodhifi.comThey might have some slightly used units for sale.I can see the wisdom in buying pre-owned hifi equipment. But, for som... 
CD Ripping To Roon Nucleus
+ 1 to what crn3371 said.Check out this article from the Roon Knowledge Base:https://help.roonlabs.com/portal/en/kb/articles/roon-os-cdromGood luck!! 
Full circle and thinking about speakers
My first thought while reading your post was how far your speakers are from the front wall; a small adjustment in distance can make a big difference in bass response - you've probably already done this but I thought I would mention it. You don't m... 
Question on Streamer/Dac and Roon
That Mac Mini makes a nice Roon Core (Server and Streamer). Add an external hard drive to store your music files (if the size of your local library exceeds the size of the hard drive in the Mini). The noise mentioned about the Mini (as I hear it) ... 
Speakers behind wall of TVs?? What the ...?
Vegas sportsbooks like at MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay or VenetianI love those spaces. Like mission control at NASA. I had my own little cubicle to work at, and privately calculate how much money I would lose wagering. But at least the drinks were fr... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
Well played, @chandybe. At the very least, let us know what you decide to do.T. 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
Really nice mancave and gear.If you're looking for better SQ at lower volumes, perhaps it is time to look at a headphone rig. At your budget you could find plenty that meets your needs.Or... ...a second set of speakers (active? powered?) placed in... 
BluOS/iTunes/iMac Glitch...
I think the files were originally added to the iTunes library without being moved to the iTunes library. As I recall, this is an option when adding files to iTunes. If you can locate one of them (when playing it on the Mac) the rest are probably n... 
Looking for powered bookshelf/monitor speakers $1000 or less, used is ok. Any recs?
If your friend has an Apple iPhone and decent WiFi, a pair of Apple HomePods configured to a stereo pair make an excellent desktop/bookshelf system that is indeed quite portable. HomePods are on Stereophile's Recommended component list. I love min... 
Wireless pickle
What @erik_squires said.Or take the long way around: either around the back of the listening position or a wire route that exits the room next to the existing power outlets, around the back of the hearth and re-enters next to the other power outle... 
Setting up a Mac mini as a music server, and other digital music questions
I think the Mac mini is an excellent choice as a music server at this point on your hi-fi journey. You already know how to run it. It runs headless and can be accessed easily from any other Mac on the same network. It can run other music streaming... 
Digital Library - or Not? Needed?
Rip the CD's that aren't available to stream or the CD version that sounds better to you than the streamed version. I wish I had back all the time I spent ripping, tagging, and organizing my CD collection. I subscribed to Tidal a few months after ...