dgarretson

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Whats on your turntable tonight?
Wilco, The Whole Love, and Uncle Tupelo, Still Feel Gone. What a family tree! 
Thumbs up for ultrasonic record cleaning
If not filtered out after each cycle, visible particles definitely settle to the bottom of a US tank, aggregating into long chains of grey fluff. Some remain at the bottom, and some agitate into the middle and upper reaches of the tank during use,... 
price of Oppo players threw the roof
So bad that I threw up through the roof. 
Music Server Recommendation
I read a pro review of an Ayre DAC someplace(which IIRC was the first DAC to market with a native Ethernet interface), in which the reviewer preferred the USB input to the Ethernet input.  Its likely that a native ethernet interface may have varia... 
Streaming Music and being able to keep them as your personel files
Revisiting my hi-res recording of a streamed Tidal master off the digital output of a DAC, it appears that the recorded file survives intact and is playable through Roon, provided that the Tidal version of that album is not tagged to the Roon libr... 
Streaming Music and being able to keep them as your personel files
@zyac39 Well, I guess I raised more questions than I answered.  Several hours after copying that file into my NAS for replay through the Roon core, the file and its folder mysteriously evaporated!  However, it still resides on the PC to which I or... 
Streaming Music and being able to keep them as your personel files
I can confirm that a Tidal stream-- including Tidal MQA masters that decode to 24/96--  can be digitally copied from the digital output of a DAC. That's all she wrote... 
Streaming Music and being able to keep them as your personel files
I wonder if it’s possible to record the Tidal digital signal off the digital output of my Esoteric DAC as Tidal streams through the DAC in real time. I have a Tascam digital recorder that should be able to pick that up from the DAC's RCA digital o... 
Music Server Recommendation
@fdemello Another way to look at "a piece optimized for audio" is to separate the "ethernet problem" from the "usb problem." This has been examined on the Computer Audiophile forum, concluding that the ethernet-to-usb conversion and usb regenerati... 
Music Server Recommendation
I’m hosting the Roon core on a QNAP TVS-882 NAS with an i5 processor that is powerful enough to support Roon DSP engine upsampling. My main audio zone ethernet-to-USB endpoint is top SOtM pieces into an Esoteric K-01X. The QNAP/SOtM combination fa... 
The Difficulties in Component "Shootouts"
Were both pieces fully warmed up when you compared them? 
Soundsmith Optimized Contour Contact Line Stylus for Rebuild
@rauliruegas Interesting to read your favorable opinion of the AQ 7000 Fe5. I have one of those in storage that I ran for 1500-2000 hrs before mounting a Helikon. Perhaps the Fe5 is worth revisiting with a Soundsmith OCL stylus retip on the Lyra b... 
Vinyl recordings - best methods
@o_holter My posts on the DA-3000 mods are spread out, but here is a link to AA with a summation and photos. Since then I am hearing further improvement after application of Perfect Path Total Contact graphene past to the pin block connectors thro... 
Soundsmith Optimized Contour Contact Line Stylus for Rebuild
Peter did a nice job with an OCL stylus on my Helikon.  On his recommendation, the diamond was mounted to the stock Lyra boron cantilever instead of his ruby cantilever.  It costs a bit more, but he believes that is best.  BTW, from what I have ga... 
I want to digitally record my vinyl but I'm not sure how to approach it successfully.
+1 teo_audioAs I've moved through the LP recording process with successive modifications to a Tascam DA-3000 ADC, the best barometer I have found is comparison of the DSD recording to the commercial SACD. You know you're on track when the two soun...