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  1. SACD Players

    I've ripped about 10-15 SACDs this way using my 105. Can be a bit tricky at times. For me I had to occasionally type in Windows CMD to make it work. And it was not a fast process; set it to run and then go do something else. But definitely worth it if you have a few SACDs. As others have said - check out Computeraudiophile. Edit: having said that, I still like playing SACDs in my Marantz SA-15S2 player I bought the other month. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Network Setup - Advice

    Maybe HFC does strange things to people. Foxtel installers are "brother-from-another-mother".
  3. Network Setup - Advice

    Chapter 2, or "why it is not the tech's fault". When the tech arrived, by himself, we thought it would be a short task to pull the end of the cable through from the guiderope out of the conduit. Well, we thought wrong! He went to the street to feed it in, I pulled on the cable, got maybe 3m, then stuck. Job cancelled, back to Civils team to fix. I think that the tech has a really shitty job when they mess with them like this. He just looked so frustrated. Edit: To be very clear he tried hard and dug around conduit trying to find the bend. He is not the one below avoiding the "tough jobs" but the prior team (of 4 people!) who didn't see the job through. Saw this on ABC last night and it makes perfect sense. NBN customers face long delays as subcontractors avoid tough jobs
  4. Network Setup - Advice

    Well, a thoroughly crappy "experience" with NBN today. Window of time to be available: 1pm to 5pm Nobody turns up, so I call at 4pm Call centre, calls the field tech to see what is going on. Field tech says "yeah, I was there 2-3 and nobody was there". I called bullshit. The door was open/grill door closed, garage open (where they would likely be installing) car moved out of garage. Sat in a chair within sight of front door. No knock. No call. Have to now be home tomorrow - also for 1pm to 5pm.
  5. Network Setup - Advice

    Jam, you are my doppelgänger! Same provider, same NBN, same hardware (Mac mini with Roon Core and NAS). Thanks for the info. Especially wireless congestion. I'd easily have 10+ wireless devices running. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Sold pending payment Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Network Setup - Advice

    All good advice and opinions. Some points - yes I will be running voice as well. But really its use has all but disappeared with mobiles. Only charity and scammers seem to call a home number now. But the base station for the phone is a desk phone - don't really want one sitting on the AV unit near the TV. For clarity - my house is longer than wider. Front-downstairs is living room for AV, Back-upstairs is study. So the wireless has not always been great between the two, and I've popped a few small extenders trying to remove the dead spots. Things that need a wire - NAS, microRendu endpoints. Things that I prefer a wire - Mac Mini (it runs Roon server for me) - so it is wired from NAS ->> Router ->> Mini (USB out for music) on my desk right now. I'm not much into powerlines ethernet, but I've not tried it. For a short run I used fibre to reach my stereo with a TP-link media converter at either end. Going for the isolation option. I don't want to run HFC cable to a study from the front of the house - would a run then of Single-Mode fibre to reach a primary upstairs point make more sense?
  8. Network Setup - Advice

    Hi, My home setup is going to need a change soon, as NBN will soon be connected. Currently I use ADSL2+, with the modem router sitting in my study with wired connections to a NAS, a PC, a Mac Mini and endpoint (Sonore microRendu) for streaming. The NAS has my music rip collection, and I use Roon. Wirelessly I connect to streamers for Home Theatre room and stereo room. Multiple wireless devices (Aries Mini, Apple TV, Google Chromecast etc). Basically study upstairs (headphones / active desktop speakers), AV/music listening downstairs. When NBN gets set up soon (HFC for me) it will come into the house and come in close to the HT living room. Supplied wireless modem router is Huawei HG659 from iinet. So... I'm after suggestions. Fibre or ethernet cable my house internally. Use Huawei as modem only and employ a decent switch. Move NAS to HT room (noisy) to be wired connection Put wireless access point in the study with multiple LAN ports, and leave the NAS in the study Mesh networks for better coverage (e.g. Google Wifi, Netgear Orbi)? I'm mostly concerned because ISP provided routers are often rubbish. I'm especially wanting to have the internal network robust for when I stream my ripped music, and avoid unnecessary wireless hops to reach the router/switch.
  9. Great Buys on eBay Continued (Part 6) ...

    I’d want to be doing pickup! And doing PayPal right in front of them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Coax to toslink?

    A fancy way that will add some iFi magic is get an iPurifier. It takes coax or (mini) toslink in and out. But you'd then have to get a mini toslink to toslink cable or use an adaptor. The top way IMHO is a Wyred4Sound Remedy reclocker. Nothing mini there. But both might be overkill for your requirements. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Is there a section in the forum where people discuss or recommend network setup and devices? With an imminent NBN installation at my house, which drives new router/modem and networked gear locations, I'm certainly after advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. SACD Players

    I just bought a second hand SA-11S2. I hope I don't have the same fate. Beacon, does your brick just come up with a "TOC Error"? I used to have a SA-8260 and three dead lasers later it went in the skip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sold all items together. Pending payment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. All, I’ve had a couple of offers so far for all items and some split offers as well. As it stands, I’ll give first go to an offer for all 3 at the asking price and then based on who sent a PM first. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk