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Chigurh

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  1. Great looking amp! I'd love to hear one. No pre-out though which could be a deal breaker for those wanting to use a sub. I'd love to have tone controls back
  2. They're pretty good these Pioneer streamers. I have the older and cheaper N30. I find using the MusicStreamer app with Airplay better than Pioneer's proprietary app for playing network music files. GLWTS.
  3. I'd head over to the Whirlpool forums and find the one relevant for your ISP. Try and work out which modem/router works well for others. It can be depressing though as everyone seems to complain about their NBN experience. FWIW I went with the el-cheapo ISP - My Republic and it's been very good. My speed is about 10 times faster than what my ADSL2 was. The cheap router they sent out was absolutely fine but I already had a TP-Link VR600 so I use that and it's excellent. https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/
  4. SSD vs HDD for audio streaming

    All of my music files reside on a cheap 2TB Toshiba USB HDD attached to my router. Mechanical noise is not an issue as it's in a room far away from my HiFi listening room.
  5. The first thing I would do is restart your router.
  6. A lot of routers have usb storage. It basically turns your router into a NAS by adding an external HDD. I've ditched two dedicated NAS devices in favour of this. It's faster, cheaper and more convenient. I've used Netgear and TP-Link routers and they have worked equally well.
  7. If you've got an iphone or an ipad you could just play Spotify on the N70a via Airplay.
  8. Apologies if this has already been posted but it got a fairly lacklustre review on What Hifi. https://www.whathifi.com/oppo/sonica-dac/review
  9. Itunes can sort songs based on album artist. You'd just need an Airplay capable device. An Airport Express would be one of the cheapest options.
  10. Have you seen this? Listed just now.
  11. What about a Bluesound Node 2? Probably the best interface I've used so far.
  12. My Arcam CD17 is still available
  13. 1. Faces: A Nods as Good as a Wink 2. Radiohead : Kid A 3. Jodi James :Things I leave Behind 4. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms 5. Depeche Mode - Exciter 6. 801 - 801 Live ( album ) 7. Gorillaz: Humanz 8. Tangerine Dream - LOGOS 9. Robert Fripp - Exposure 10. Midnight Oil - Bird Noises 11. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky 12. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue 13. Beck - Sea Change 14. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 15. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks 16. Queensryche: Silent Lucidity 17. Roger Waters: Amused to death 18. Robag Wruhme - Thora Vukk 19.Eagles - Hotel California 20. Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn 21. Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence 22. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 23. Justin Bieber - My World 24. Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin 25. Queen - Innuendo (LP) 26. Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon 27. The Band - The Band 28 Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows 29 Guns&Roses Lies 30 The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons 31. CCR - Cosmos Factory 32. Fennesz - Venice 33. The Tesky Brothers - Half Mile Harvest. 34. Pink Floyd. Dark side of the moon 35. Dope Lemon - Honey Bones 36. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan 37. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia 38. LORDE - Melodrama 39. Massive Attack - Mezzanine 40. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors 41. Queens of the Stone Age- Songs for the Deaf 42. Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems 43. Jethro Tull - Aqualung 44. NAS-Illmatic 45. Destroyer-Poison Season 46. St Germain - Tourist 47. Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones 48. Steve Hackett - Voyage of The Acolyte 49. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King 50. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life 51. Low - Things We Lost In The Fire 52. Eagles - Hell Freezes Over 53. Inti-illimani "Leyenda" 54. Angus and Julia Stone - Down the Way 55. L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar - All' Improvviso 56. Tangerine Dream - Supernormal 57. Fugazi - The Argument 58. Jackson Browne - Running on Empty 59. Daft Punk - Discovery 60. Tool - Lateralus 61. Threshold - For the Journey 62. Various Artists - Soundtrack to Morning of the Earth 63. Pink Floyd - Meddle 64. Devin Townsend Project - Addicted 65. ABBA - Arrival 66. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 67. Air - Moon Safari
  14. My go-to album if I want to show someone how good vinyl can sound is Air's - Pocket Symphony. I have the 2 LP white vinyl version. I'm not sure if it's still available but a 2 LP black vinyl version is at JB. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/Whats-Hot/alternative-electronic/pocket-symphony-vinyl-reissue/200584/
  15. FWIW the currently available Back to Black pressing of this album is excellent. Picked one up at JB a few months ago for $25. I think it's $35 now. https://www.discogs.com/Nirvana-Nevermind/release/7097051
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