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  1. I am interested to join in if you are going with Tidal Hifi option?
  2. Further information: For sale is a Decca London Gold that in 2017 was sent to "Mr Decca" aka John Wright (see link below) who is the worlds no. 1 Decca expert having worked for Decca for 20+ years. John completely overhauled the cartridge plus fitted a new Paratrace stylus. The Paratrace stylus (by Expert Stylus Co.) is also used in the top of the line current production London Reference which currently retails for A$4,950 The Paratrace stylus is reputed to have a "superb stylus lifespan" according to several user comments I found online. This cartridge has
  3. Further information: Great sounding tubes! These bettered and replaced my previous Full Music 12ax7's in my preamp, and I would estimate have around 50-60 hours each on them. Happy to ship via Aust Post at buyers expense. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  4. Sold pending payment, thanks to those expressing interest and should they be returned I will be in touch.
  5. Long story first...years ago I used Swiss made Symo speaker cable on my Apogee Duetta Signature full range ribbon speakers, as Symo had the reputation at the time of being the perfect cable match for Apogee speakers in particular. I stumbled across someone who was selling their Apogees, and noticed they were selling these speaker cables also. After chatting to the seller about them, he convinced me that these cables were by far superior to the expensive Symo that I had and he was so confident he offered to sell them to me with a money back guarantee. I cant for the life of me remem
  6. Actually...another suggestion before I sell the NUC and try a Raspberry Pi4 is to install Daphile on my NUC. Any thoughts on that idea, and if recommended to try, can I have some Ubuntu help on how to do this (is it pretty straightforward?)
  7. Further information: For sale is an Intel NUC Celeron (DCCP847DYE) mini computer, with 4Gb ram and a 60Gb SDD hard drive. Comes with Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS operating system installed (Linux) Works great, can post at buyers expense (would be approx $15 within Australia) Everything in the photos is included - the NUC, plus power cord and mounting plate that came with it. All you need is a keyboard, mouse and monitor (connected by HDMI cable) and you are good to go! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Ahh, thanks for explaining that! Right then, I think its time to move the NUC on (its only an older Celeron version anyway) and buy a Raspberry Pi 4 to link into my existing dac. Cheers!
  9. I use this below to connect from the USB on my Powermac pc to my Meridian 518 digital processor, via RCA input into the Meridian 518 (which then outputs digital signal into a seperate dac): https://www.halidedesign.com/bridge/ So would that mean I wouldnt need to buy a "DAC hat" such as Allo Boss? ie. Can I just use my Halide Bridge spdif converter to connect to Meridian then existing dac? Or is a "DAC hat" something that is an essential component to use the Rasberry Pi for audio?
  10. Is this the thing to buy? Is it just plug and play like it is, or does it need any additional parts, cables, etc (aside from loading Volumio onto it - incidentally, how do you load things onto it? Just connect via usb to a PC as an external device, or...?) Would this one be able to hooked up via my Halide Bridge usb/spdif connector into my hifi system dac? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/doolandella/other-electronics-computers/-2-raspberry-pi-3-model-b/1244131398
  11. Ha, dont worry I have been Googling plenty!! In my earlier post I described that I had followed all the steps (a different website) to do this - both in Terminal plus also in the GUI settings using administrator - but every boot up ends up still asking for a password (as per my post/screenshots on previous page...)
  12. I hear what you are saying - it almost convinced me to finish the journey...but then I remembered I was still stuck at being unable to achieve a password-free boot up of Ubuntu!! That seemed to be a very basic task, but its just all those little simple things that wore me down. By the way, if a NUC is not a great platform for audiophile sound (yet my 15 year old G5 powermac with 1gb ram sounds great streaming 128k AAC radio), then what else would you suggest (without spending much $ as my NUC wasn't very expensive) I only want something to (a) sound as good as my G5 pow
  13. Yeah, I felt I was getting close but it would still take an Ubuntu novice like me a fair bit of time and trial/error to build a kernel (and get it right first time?!) plus then I have to address the WPA supplicant thingy... But the main reason I have decided to go back to Windows is even once I get the Ubuntu remote control issue sorted, I then have to deal with learning how to optimise the sound quality, because at the moment it doesnt sound as good as my 15 year old Powermac streaming (which doesnt seem right). I looked at ALSA settings but there is not much info or
  14. I don't think I am up for more any more lost hours trying to get this working...am missing out on valuable listening time! So...how about a different approach! Is it EASY (read: Simple) to remove Ubuntu from my NUC and then just install Windows 10 (as I am far more familiar/comfortable with Windows!) And if so, is there an Ubuntu command for terminal that will format everything including the Ubuntu? I feel like a quitter and hope I havent wasted too much of your time!!
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