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gnnett

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  1. Linn LP12 service in Brisbane

    Wow times have changed. For the past few decades the turntable guru has been kept in the basement in chains and only allowed outside to see the sun on the last Wednesday of the solstice. :-) just saying. Gn
  2. Spectacular Speakers!!

    I think the sp was "plump" rather than "plumb", just like the price.
  3. Maybe Ivor had it wrong all along. If he had put more effort into something better than that silly felt mat the LP12 would have been a real world better! :-)
  4. Hi Muz I feel your pain and resulted in me starting this topic. I still have problems once a month. (Did I really say that?) Anyway when turning on does not result in the "usual" of it working, I find that the key is, even when the sMS appears to see the dac correctly, the "fix" is to make sure the dac is switched off when the sMS is turned back on, make sure that it sees no dac connected, then turn on the dac and then check that it is recognised by the sMS and then everything seems to work. A real pain in the arse, but not as much as making sure the stylus is clean (every 20 to 30 mins, rather than every month) between each record change. :-) Good luck. Grantn
  5. SMS 200 Help Required

    @Bilbo I have two DAC's that work fine, and it is Ben with the musette, that now is working for him, so think that there is now no problems there. Your experience with Soundirok is pretty close to mine, so I just need to develop a longer fuse and improved technique, as you have. May be staying on my medication would help too. It is working fine again now so will concentrate on expanding my library on a regular basis for 2 weeks and setting up an easy way to transfer from computer to HDD, wondered about SSD momentarily and getting back to "enjoying the music". Cheers Grantn
  6. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi Ben Glad you have it up and running. I understand exactly what you said about: "It still didn't work for many attempts and I am still not sure what I did to get it to work. It may have been starting soundirock and switching musette on during the four secon window that soundirok plays for before it (previously had) switched off." I didn't use it for a week and am now in my second hour of switching things on and off in different sequences, but still cannot get it to work again. I think these devices and software are just too flacky for me at the moment and am starting to understand why $3K is the starting point for shop bought all in one systems. Having paid a very cheap price for Soundirok, because the alternative of Roon plus blah blah starts to add up, get frustrated with a buttonless piece of software "App" what ever it is called that disappears into "loading your music library" that sometimes lasts 20 seconds, sometimes 20 mins..... And then at 1hr 15mins, it starts working again. By that stage have no interest in enjoying the music, or even thinking about what effect a different power supply might have. Will probably just give it all to my Millennial friend and continue with my vinyl based system. Shame really as I was hoping this would connect me to some new music. Cheers Grantn
  7. SMS 200 Help Required

    PS : Try switching things off and doing the connection sequence and power up as per sotm sequence helped me when what worked once stopped working.
  8. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi Ben Sorry missed this and what I can say is my experience is that it will be frustrating in the same way all things computers have been for me since DOS 3.1 was no longer supported. :-) However, generally problems are simply fixed and once it works the frustration dissipated. If it is the DAC then sotm will resolve eventually. I could post you a little dac that proved plug and play, if not ultimately musically satisfying, that you could at least get it up and running for proof of concept. Cheers Grant
  9. SMS 200 Help Required

    Bilbo is 200% right! If a (digital) technophobe like me can get it up and running anyone can. Cheers Gn
  10. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi guys Great information all of this and a huge thank you to @Bilbo as have just loaded Soundirok on my work phone and listening to the small sample of files on the USB thumb drive plugged into the back of the sMS-200. Sound quality, will wait till the new DAC arrives and I sort a decent library. But well underway now with no need for the computer, once I have had a crack at operating Eunhasu from the iPhone. Cheers Grant
  11. SMS 200 Help Required

    Soekris portable R2R 1101. My 1541 based tube DAC needs a new 6DJ8, so will enjoy comparing old and new on the same theme. Now powering the 1101. Will use sMS-200 to power it initially and then try adding a REGEN. Not making my first play with computer based digital audio any easier! Cheers Gn
  12. SMS 200 Help Required

    Thanks again Mark and despite the teething/setup glitches, must say that I am shocked at the SQ a doggy DAC and Roon and usb thumb drive in the computer. I have a new DAC on its way and will get serious about sorting this in 2 weeks when I am back from Fiji. Cheers Grantn
  13. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi Mark Just had another go and am struggling to figure out which window I am supposed to be "picking my DAC". As I am not the original owner I am wondering if there needs to be a global delete exercise to return to factory settings. I am currently using the headphone output from a Trends UD10 that I think is the "Burr Brown from Ti USB Audio DAC" on this unit that is primarily used as a USB to Coax converter. When I am in the Eunhasu screen - squeezelite config it has identified this DAC and the button is filled in and clicking the button does not turn if off and on, it simply remains the only option and I cannot find anything that would let me select, or deselect it, or " Select Audio device and set squeezelite config. Empty is default value." So not sure what I am doing wrong and do hope to be able to plug a SSD into the back so I don't have to have go the Roon, Tidal etc route as that seems expensive. :-) Cheers Grantn
  14. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi Cameron Roon back up and running with usb thumb drive and ipod nano as libraries (not even sure if that is the right term :-) and surprisingly good considering the "DAC" I am using (too embarrassed to admit what it is until I replace it in 5 days). So despite my incompetence it works fine, I am just not ready to commit to Roon in the next 9 days. Do you know if the 14 day trial simply terminates, or do they use your credit card details to charge you unless you notify them in writing not to? Cheers Gn
  15. SMS 200 Help Required

    Hi Dan Yes you are right, but the jargon rich info over there is no place for a Newbie. I couldn't even get this topic in the right place here. I found iTunes and all its tentacles was what killed Roon and the ipod, so with that deleted Roon is working again. I will give all the bits and pieces to a Millennial at work to play with for a week or so while I am in Fiji and let them educate me in language I can understand when I get back. Might even get them interested in something better than their ipod! :-) Cheers Gn
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