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Jazz newbie
Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby and Sunday at the Village VanguardSonny Clark - Cool Struttin'Ben Webster Meets Oscar PetersonChet Baker SingsJohn Coltrane - Blue TrainDave Brubeck - Time Out (#1 seller of all time)Milt Jackson & Wes Montgom... 
Best Server To Run Roon Core
+2 on the SGC STi5. I run one without any internal storage, keep my library on a Synology NAS, both outside the listening room. I use a Sonore opticalRendu as the renderer/network player taking the signal via ethernet and feeding my DAC. At $1K th... 
changing from 220v to 120v
Shouldn't be a problem. Cheers,Spencer 
Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.
@ebm is concise, at least give him that.Welcome back, @artizen65 !  You missed the end of the debates on analog vs digital and tube vs. solid state. Cheers,Spencer  
Question on Streamer/Dac and Roon
Notice how most that moved away from MacMini or similar are happier and that those suggesting sticking with it, haven't tried the more effective alternative?Running Roon core in a separate room on a Nuc(cheap!), Sonictransporter(medium cost, but p... 
DLNA audio quality test with 3 different media renderers same speakers
Just a quick related point; if you're looking to upgrade your TV anytime soon, Sony and probably many other Android TVs(rebranding to Google TVs) work as Roon endpoints. I simply connect the tv via ethernet to a network switch and use the optical ... 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
@knighttodd,The range of recommendations vary widely in how they sound. Have you heard many tube amps and can you describe what appeals to you? Both tube type and individual design matter. The difference between great OTL, and different pull pull ... 
Power Amp suggestion
Bryston is one of the only manufacturers known specifically for designing for minimum 20 year life span. I'd ask them if at some point cap replacement would be a good idea. But I'd bet that you wouldn't need to do it for a long time. Unless you go... 
Some DACs I am Considering-Any thoughts?
@chorus. You've had more chance for direct comparison than most of us get, so you're fortunate to have an active local club. The challenge for me when I enjoyed the same was that in "shootout" conditions, you're lucky to have more than a few minut... 
Is it worthwhile to upgrade an old but quality DAC?
Time for something newer. Most good modern dacs will sound heaps better than the 105, which I owned happily for a number of years. If the Altis only modestly beats it on redbook, you've got plenty of opportunity to get something that will be a lar... 
#Song for Change the World / Biko
Thanks great video with many global collaborators. As a huge Peter Gabriel fan, I've seen him perform Biko live a number of times, but never have I seen somebody rock out and jam on the bagpipes like this :-o !!!Cheers,Spencer 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
The Spring Standards - Yellow/Gold The best band not many know! Cheers,Spencer 
Fair Asking Price for a
Hate to bring up the sad topic, but perhaps someone could chime in with any insight into the stability of Basis support given the passing of Mr. Conti. Unfortunately such considerations often come into play when investing in older gear from artisa... 
Equal $$ for Phono OR Streaming?
The most entertaining thread I've read in a while! Lots of great points and specific recommendations have been made. So let's talk about UX.User experience preferences should be greatly taken into consideration. Much has made of the downsides to v... 
Aqua la voce S3
Denafrips Terminator+, Holo Audio May Cheers,Spencer