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  1. a.dent

    FS: assorted ASLC Accuphase XLR cables

    Are these the brown ones or the blue ones?
  2. a.dent

    FS: Accuphase A70 power amp (Aus model)

    I love mine. Where to from here? A-250s?
  3. a.dent

    Archimago blog on MQA (guess what, he's not a fan )

    It reminds me of "I did not have sexual relations with that woman". They are equally believable.
  4. a.dent

    Vinyl Enlightenment and Celebration

    Now that's sophistication. Matching hippos as well. 😀
  5. Hey @georgehifi, could you provide a link to that page please. That stepped sine-wave seems somewhat of a fabrication to me.
  6. Start from about here
  7. a.dent

    Room modes

    This is off topic but I couldn't stop myself. Why are we (lately) calling this suck-out thing a mode when I have always thought it was a node. From Google. See #4 at the bottom. mode /məʊd/ noun noun: mode; plural noun: modes 1. a way or manner in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done. "his preferred mode of travel was a kayak" synonyms:manner, way, fashion, means, method, system, style, approach, technique, procedure, process, methodology, modus operandi, form, routine, practice "an extremely informal mode of policing" an option allowing a change in the method of operation of a device, especially a camera. "a camcorder in automatic mode" synonyms:function, position, operation, role, capacity "with the camera in manual mode you can zoom in fast" Computing a way of operating or using a system. "some computers provide several so-called processor modes" Physics any of the distinct kinds or patterns of vibration of an oscillating system. Logic the character of a modal proposition (whether necessary, contingent, possible, or impossible). Logic•Grammar another term for mood2. 2. a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc. "in the Seventies the mode for active wear took hold" synonyms:fashion, vogue, current/latest style, style, look, trend, latest thing, latest taste; More craze, rage, fad, general tendency, convention, custom, practice; dernier cri "the mode for active wear took hold in the seventies" 3. Statistics the value that occurs most frequently in a given set of data. 4. Music a set of musical notes forming a scale and from which melodies and harmonies are constructed. node /nəʊd/ noun technical noun: node; plural noun: nodes 1. a point in a network or diagram at which lines or pathways intersect or branch. "the intersections of two or more such arteries would clearly become major nodes of traffic and urban activity" synonyms:junction, fork, branching, intersection, interchange, confluence, convergence, meeting point, crossing, criss-crossing, vertex, apex "the intersection of two or more such arteries would become major traffic nodes" a piece of equipment, such as a computer or peripheral, attached to a network. "the company's internal worldwide area network now has some 22,000 nodes" Grammar (in generative grammar) a vertex or end point in a tree diagram. Mathematics a point at which a curve intersects itself. Astronomy either of the two points at which a planet's orbit intersects the plane of the ecliptic or the celestial equator. 2. Botany the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge, often forming a slight swelling. "the stem is cut midway between nodes" 3. Anatomy a lymph node or other structure consisting of a small mass of differentiated tissue. "infection in these nodes may lead to backache" 4. Physics•Mathematics a point at which the amplitude of vibration in a standing wave system is zero. a point at which a harmonic function has the value zero, especially a point of zero electron density in an orbital. a point of zero current or voltage. Mode v node.pdf
  8. You just need to make the mandatory upgrades.
  9. I've been in twice trying to spend a Father's Day gift card my kids gave me. I even spent some time online trying to find something to buy before I went down there. I looked at vinyl and blu ray and was horrified at the price so I just couldn't commit to anything. I know I'll have to go back again to spend the gift card but I'm not looking forward to it.
  10. a.dent

    Innovations(?) in record-playing technology

    That Becks concept made me think how well Edison had the linear tracking concept worked out so long ago. No change in tracking angle. In theory it has to be better than a flat disc and I can't work out why no one has pushed the concept further. It's certainly a potential money earner with the record labels looking at any way of selling another version of your favourite albums. (like MQA is attempting to do)
  11. a.dent

    Naim Puck Problem

    I used to have a pucked CD player but I sold it Now I'm not running the pucked player anymore my system sounds a lot better.
  12. ^^^ What @rocky500 says.
  13. My concern would be the ability of your computer/s to handle DSD512 conversion in HQ Player. Have you tried with the Topping plugged straight into the iMac and Mac mini? I could never get my Mac mini (i7) to convert to even DSD 256 with HQ Player. No problem with Roon doing the conversion but HQ Player seems to require more grunt. I know there are people getting this to work but I couldn't.
  14. This is a common problem with ATVs. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/atv-4-lip-sync-issue.1934213/ It seems switching input and back to ATV temporarily fixes the problem.
  15. a.dent

    Best HDMI over 10m cable?

    The Officeworks Comsol 10m cable works well for me. https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/comsol-high-speed-hdmi-cable-with-ethernet-10m-cohdmi100