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  1. lloyd_borrett

    Dive Shop Sound System

    Not really. I'm mostly repurposing suff I already had at home.
  2. lloyd_borrett

    Dive Shop Sound System

    I now have the main shop Roon based sound system up and running. A Yamaha RX-V795A AV Receiver with a Raspberry Pi 3B with HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, Steel case, and 16 GB memory card running RoPieee OS to create a RoonBridge. Zone A of the RX-V795A receiver is powering a pair of Coral X-III 3-way bookshelf speakers. Mostly using an Apple iPad Pro 10.5" as the Roon control. It's already quite possibly the best sound system in a dive shop anywhere in the world. Staff and customers love it. Soon it will be even better. Waiting to get another HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, installing shelves for the speakers, and finishing off a network cabling upgrade so as to get the back room sound system running. Considering getting a third HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, another pair of Coral X-III 3-way bookshelf speakers, plus repurposing a Yamaha AM Stereo / FM Stereo Tuner T-420A, Yamaha Stereo Control Amplifier C-50, and Yamaha Stereo Power Amplifier M-45 (125 W) combination I already have for the front office. I'd like to be able to let customers choose the music, but I can't just yet. While Roon supports profiles, it doesn't password protect them, and all profiles have full access to the music library. To give customers access, I really need to be able to have a profile where users can only read and play music. I don't want them being able to edit and delete music library contents.
  3. lloyd_borrett

    Speaker Cable ?

    Surely if he has two runs of speaker cable, each run, or pair of wires, is for connection to the two terminals on each speaker. I'm currently waiting for 10 awg cable to arrive to upgrade the speakers cabling of my four home sound systems.
  4. lloyd_borrett

    Master Bedroom Stereo System

    Not married.
  5. G'day, I have a Yamaha RX-V795A Receiver in room A with a stereo pair of speakers running as Main Speakers A. I also have a stereo pair of speakers in room B running as Main Speakers B. I want to be able to mute the speakers in room B, while still in that room, using a remote control. The remote control for the receiver in room A enables me to mute everything. It doesn't let me select between main speakers A, B, or A&B. And it's in room A, not room B. So I figure I need a device with a remote control in room B. Two pairs of speaker cables come into the device from the main speakers B output on the receiver. Another two pairs of speaker cables go from the device to the room B speakers. Pressing the remote control in room B disconnects the room B speakers from the circuit. Is there such a device available of the shelf? Any recommendations would be most welcome. Or is this something that would need to be made from kit parts? Any suggestions? Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
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    Master Bedroom Stereo System

    I'm getting intermittent crackling from the Denon Stereo Power Amplifier POA-2800. Not sure why. Will be moving house over the next four weeks. I'll investigate it more if the problem is still there when it's at the new digs.
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    Master Bedroom Stereo System

    Sweet sounding too!
  8. lloyd_borrett

    Dive Shop Sound System

    Yes, it is. Licence to cover it from http://apraamcos.com.au/music-customers/licence-types/retail/
  9. I'm in the process of getting the gear together and then setting up sound solutions for three rooms at my dive shop in Rye. In the front office I'm setting up an Intel i7 NUC with 16GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD drive running Roon Optimised Core Kit (ROCK). The music files of my 1000+ albums will be on a WD Elements 4TB USB3 external hard drive connected to the NUC. In the main shop will be a Yamaha RX-V795A AV Receiver with a Raspberry Pi 3B with HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, Steel case, and 16 GB memory card running RoPieee OS to create a RoonBridge. Zone A of the RX-V795A receiver will be powering a pair of Coral X-III 3-way bookshelf speakers. Zone B of the RX-V795A receiver will be powering a pair of Sony SS-D301 3-way speakers in the front office. In the back room will be a Yamaha RX-V995 AV receiver with another Raspberry Pi 3B with HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, Steel case, and 16 GB memory card running RoPieee OS to create a RoonBridge. Zone A of the RX-V995 receiver will be powering a pair of Yamaha NS-50T 2-way speakers. Using the old 5.1 channel AV receivers gives me AM and FM radio, plus the use of a remote control. With 85W and 80W per channel respectively they should be more than capable of getting the job done. I already had one not being used, and you can pick up such units very cheaply these days. Even ones with quite reasonable stereo sound capabilities. The Ethernet cabling to the RPi units and the Intel NUC will be on the modem/switch/router/wireless unit currently used to provide customer Wi-Fi. Thus totally separate from the business network. Customers and staff will get to use Roon Remote to control the music being played. All I need now is some data and speaker wiring to be done, shelves installed for the NS-50T speakers, and the two RPi+DACs to arrive. (I have one I can use until then to get things started.) I'll post some picks as the gear gets installed. Hopefully my taste in music will prove broad enough to not turn away too many divers. Who knows, it might even attract some. The dive shop that rocks! Or chills to jazz. Just depends on the vibe on the day. Maybe one day a Tidal subscription might be used to provide an ever wider choice of music via Roon. It's going to be interesting to see how it's all received and how it's used.
  10. lloyd_borrett

    Suggestions Needed For A Cheap Music Server

    I don't think you'll be able to run Roon using a RP1 as the core. It needs the power of an appropriate Intel NUC.
  11. lloyd_borrett

    Suggestions Needed For A Cheap Music Server

    I downloaded it early afternoon yesterday. Maybe that file was updated. You have to pay for a Roon licence. There is a 14 day free trial I think. Then it's an annual subscription, or you can buy a lifetime subscription. I now have two lifetime subscriptions so that my home system can be used at the same time as my work one. If you only to need to use one setup at a time, then you only need one subscription. You're paying for the software, plus ongoing access to their metadata library. Generally, that metadata library is pretty awesome. For example, I just ripped the 2CD album Leo De Castro & Friends, from Aztec Records. None of the usual metadata providers knew about it yet, so I had to manually enter the basic details. But when the files were presented to Roon, it found all of the extra information and added it to my library.
  12. lloyd_borrett

    Suggestions Needed For A Cheap Music Server

    Sounds like you missed a step, because I downloaded and installed Rock yesterday to setup my second Intel NUC without any problems. A lot of people don't realise that the image file you download can't just be copied to the USB stick. You need to write the image file to the USB stick using a program like Etcher. See step 4 of https://kb.roonlabs.com/ROCK_Install_Guide
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    Concrete Round speakers from Canberra

    The studio monitor speakers used in Mixmaster Studios in Glenhuntly, Melbourne in the mid to late 1970s were a pair of concrete sphere like speakers with a rough outer surface, off white in colour. I can't recall the technical details, I assume 3-way, but I loved their sound. I suspect they must have been produced by Micheal Brown. Would love to find a pair to complete my main vintage stereo system.
  14. lloyd_borrett

    FM Tuner - All the Same?

    If you really want to get into the ins and outs of FM tuners, the web site http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/index.html is worth a visit.
  15. lloyd_borrett

    Suggestions Needed For A Cheap Music Server

    Thanks to everyone for their help. But after doing my head in investigating the other possibilities I've decided to go with the solution I already know. I've just ordered another Intel NUC for use as a Roon ROCK. Right now I can't order the two HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro bundles I need because they are out of stock of the steel cases. But I'll get there eventually. (At least the stuff above may help someone else starting on the path towards the other cheap solution. That's the beauty of forums.)
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