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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by likwidsh0k I haven't tried the new one yet but here is the old one.. http://downloads.slimdevices.com/SqueezeCenter_v7.3.3/ If it doesn't work shoot me a PM and I'll upload it to RapidShare for you. Thanks for that. All good - will sort it out tonight when I get home. Download OK.
  2. I can get LastFM working if I connect to the Squeezenetwork via the player, but for the life of me, I can not get it to work with the new v7.4 Squeezeserver software. It seems if the plug-in does not work any more. Very frustrating. Worst is, I can not find the previous version 7.3, to download anywhere so I can roll back. Any ideas appreciated.
  3. I got mine to work the other day. It needs a plug-in. I think it is this one: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slimscrobbler/ I can only get it to play "favourite stations" and can not get it to play specific artists, etc. I'll have a look tonight. It seems tricka got it working as well: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=9630 It is definitely not a straight forward set-up, usernames and passwords all over the shop.
  4. Hi Roger, now you have wet my appetite as well. Last time I built an amp was high school. Monster mosfet unit. I could not get it to work, so went to study electronic engineering at uni. Alas, never got round to it again! Where did you get PCB layouts etc? I had a look on his diy page, but must be blind because I can not find it. Regards.
  5. Yes, those are the ones. The decision to go 2nd hand was the right one. I bought them blind or should I say deaf, not having the opportunity to listen beforehand. The improvement between them and the new speakers in the same price range that I listened to, is remarkable. My room helps as well... Unfortunately price first priority at this stage, then the convenience and sound quality joint second. Me and the wife share the same system, but with different music, well some overlap...:-) The PC makes it very easy as it is in the room anyway, part of the set-up. My music is 99% flac and hers mix of mp3 and flac :-(.All my PC's are dual boot winXP and Ubuntu. Tend to use the Window$ "side" more with kx project drivers for the Soundblaster and ASIO as you mentioned likwidsh0k. No up-sampling or anything. I spent the evening reading far and wide and it seems if the Soundblaster digital out gets a very bad wrap. So I will steer clear of that option. It seems if I am stuck with USB. Read many reviews on the NOS Gigalab Moon and Valab DACs, but difficult to judge the reviewers frame of reference. They might think a Ford is the best car ever made and have never owned a BMW, etc. Oh, now I have put my foot into it hey? Also looked at the upsampling DACs on fleabay in kit form, but no clue at this stage if they are any good. The $ difference between the Kingrex and SB3 is not that big and if it will eliminate sync issues, might be the way forward. What is the result of a sync loss - white noise until re-sync? If that is the case, the DAC will end up in the pool within seconds. Enough for one night. Love the newly discoverd old hobby.
  6. Having upgraded my JBL's to a set of Orpheus's from a SNA member, I need to address my source issues. I have decided to stay with a PC music server for now - thus down the DAC path... My SoundBlaster Live card has S/PDIF out and I think the motherboard has onboard as well. Should I get a USB DAC like a KingRex UD-01 or a S/PDIF only like the Lite DAC-AH from coemaudio? I was looking at the SB3 as well, but with a new amp in the pipeline, it will break the bank. Unless we get stimulated again... Any opinions welcomed - the more technical the better as I do not have the luxury to listen to the difference due to location.
  7. Ah, thanks for that RoHo. I wondered about that as well. Another question: If an amp only have 1 set of outputs and you want to bi-wire, a) start off with 2 cables on the amp post and run to the speaker or run a single cable from the amp post and split the cable at the speaker? which is the norm? Thx. (reading that again, I think it is a stupid question and a) is obviously correct...)
  8. DVD Decrypter. Been using it for years. Very good. http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/
  9. Being a newbie here and also up in the sticks in FNQ Cairns, I need to beg some advice from the SNA members. With the cheque in the mail, I need to start upgrading/replacing my little system. We do not have any shops here where I can listen to floorstanders in my price bracket - $800 -> $1300. I am leaning to a pair of Wharfedale Pacific Evo 40's on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/WHARFEDALE-EVOLUTION-EVO-40-FloorStanding-Speakers_W0QQitemZ120402055751QQihZ002QQcategoryZ14990QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) or discovered this discussion on the Adelaides. (Not sure which model yet.) Just a small NAD 7020e receiver now (missed a NAD 306 today), but that will be replaced soon as well. This will not be for HT at all, only stereo music - classic, bit of rock. That will do for now, but sure to have many more questions as my quest progresses. Thanks for your patience.
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