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  1. "The Wall" used to give me the sh*ts. I love it now. And how about that hidden track at the end of Sgt. Peppers? Or Revolution #9? I would not want to listen to that one on a dark lonely night, even today. I don't know about metal, never been much into it, but I reckon it doesn't need to be loud and screamy to send a tingle down your spine. The guys with the masks do freak me out though, I avoid watching them. Cheers, Alberto
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    Currently Spinning

    This is so tempting! But do I need the vinyl, owning the original 1995 CD (LED stopped blinking about 20 years ago) and the 2006 DVD? I heard the full show live on the radio transmitted from London in 1994, I even have the tapes from that show with the radio "watermark" in every song somewhere in my folk's home. Good stuff! Cheers, Alberto
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    Best Cheap Way to Run Digital Music

    There's a massive thread about a Raspberry Pi 3 + Mo0de. If you're not put off about a bit of programming, sure does a good job! I have the Pi3 and a Klein DAC and the pair is fabulous. All the music on a NAS, no glitches whatsoever. One thing though... the Pi should be connected over a network cable, wireless is a bit meh. And as Batty says, it doesn't support external drives too well, sometimes... I've had issues with that. Ok, maybe not massive, but you get the idea. cheers, Alberto
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Thanks for bringing the Markaudio 12p and 10p up Mark, should do for an interesting project in the future. I need to upgrade my desktop speakers and that might be the way to go. Cheers, Alberto
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    My youngest still likes to listen to "Mamma Mia".
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    Currently Spinning

    An underrated band IMHO. Some of their music is great, I have to check what they've done after Classic Fantastic. I admit it takes a few listens to get into them sometimes, but it's a treat. Cheers, Alberto
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Hey Mark, where do you get the PIO caps? Cheers, Alberto
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    Beer: "proof that God loves us"

    That's why my/our beer fridge resides in the workshop/shed. Very very convenient.
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    Musical movie moments

    Sing. The Movie. Watch it with your kids, it's a blast. There's heaps of these! Cheers, Alberto
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    I liked it a lot. Good fun, nice to see Chewie getting more screen time, and how Chewie and Han met. Nice surprises here and there (although I can't for the life of me figure out the meaning in the end). Donald Glover as Lando NAILS it. The rest were good. A nice add-on to the Star Wars Universe. Cheers, Alberto
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    3D Printed Tonearm Holder

    Great thread man! Stumbled upon it quite by chance. I'm especially interested in the 3D modeller... see how that goes. Too many hobbies! Cheers, Alberto
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Joining as this should be my third film in the movies this year... I know, I don't get out much. Never saw Freddie, too young and lived in the wrong side of the world. I'm very happy though to have seen them live with Paul Rodgers up close and with Adam Lambert just now, feck me, what a great show, best enthusiastic crowd I've seen. The Freddie dude looks good, but, for me, the Brian May dude steals the show, it's spooky! Let's hope it's a good flick, more focused on the band than on the excesses. At least that's my interest. On with the show. This is "Action"* Cheers, Alberto * Guess where that features for a cheer.
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    DIY interconnects

    My experience, with excellent results with up to 7 metres and no issues, running beside a power extender cable for most of the length. 2 lengths of RG59 or RG58. 4 Amphenol RCA connectors: http://www.altronics.com.au/amphenol/audio-video-connectors/?type_1=rca Choose colour. Put the case through the wire. Solder the centre into the centre, crimp the outside to the outer braid. Swear if you must (but I find it takes very little swearing). Repeat on the other end. Use. Transparent sound and it doesn't break the bank. YMMV. Cheers, Alberto
  14. @perth_artist, that sounds like a good plan, so you can just swap and use the one you want. Personally I was not impressed with Volumio at all, and Rune, well, the lack of support put me off. Although that being said, I think mo0de also stopped development if I understand correctly. There's a massive thread at DIYaudio though, and the developer is happy to answer questions. I've been running mo0de for over half a year now. I ran it for a while with an external hard drive, but that skipped track from time to time. Now I'm running Spotify using Raspotify in mo0de, as well as my FLAC files from a NAS (NFS) server, controlled either through the mo0de interface or MPDroid (Android's MPD client. With the volume knob disabled (100% volume), I get all what I need in things computer audio. Very important though, the Pi's wireless interface is a bit [email protected], so, wherever you can, use a network cable to your main router. It just bloody works! Cheers, Alberto
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    Beer: "proof that God loves us"

    "A pint of Yak, please"... You'll hear me saying that every evening when I'm in Port Hedland, after a 12h shift, at the pub. Cheers, Alberto