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  1. They outsourced the design of that section to an enternal consultant. I seem to remember they're a regular on diyAudio. There's only one main thread for the SHD over there but if I find the references I'll link them. Well that was easy:
  2. 4) Other: I have a miniDSP SHD as my pre which has all that and more in one box, under $2k landed. The integrated Volumio will connect to LMS or Roon. I bought it for Dirac but the whole unit is impressive and sounds great.
  3. Rick has posted DC #2 and I like it much more than the first
  4. Hello and welcome You could make your way over to the Focal appreciation thread for feedback from owners. What about the rest of your system? Why is the amp letting you down?
  5. I love Rick's channel and have listened to most WMTSG episodes
  6. I didn't suggest they didn't I only posted better value options
  7. No Before buying from Jaycar at least do these two searches on eBay and consider your options "canare 2m rca" and "mogami 2m rca"
  8. Warning: do not play Machine Head - Burn My Eyes That always gets turned up to 11
  9. The day Lateralus came out I was quite drunk when purchasing it at 12:01 am from a now defunct record store in Brisbane. Went home, played it and was very "meh". Of course that was terribly short sighted Tool albums should not sound catchy on their first listen. That is why they have longevity and return the investment you put into them
  10. Dance is a physical manifestation of movement involving music. In the right moment, dance can transcend music. I'm no dancer but have been in that zone when clubbing or moshing. That does not diminish the role of music, it is an essential catalyst. Sir, clearly I don't know your wife, or you, however the physical aspect would seem to be the key difference. That said, your intrigue is something I've also considered. I met my wife at 31, we had /have extremely similar listening backgrounds when it comes to genres and bands but to this day she would be happy listening to $5 ear buds plugged into her phone at the gym. She will never sit down and listen through an album with me. Perhaps the hifi element we're interested in allows us to satify the technocrat inside. I know I am one. To quote someone I respect from a different audio forum: You don't need hifi to get that from music. IMO music feels like a base instinct. (so good) Great question
  11. The first song from the album is now on YouTube
  12. That's interesting! I feel the same way yet one of my favourite Metallica songs is Orion...
  13. IMO every PC should have one, it makes a huge difference and they are cheap these days
  14. No SSD in that one kills it for me. Lenovo have a few deals, this one for the E580 https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/ThinkPad-E580/p/22TP2TEE580 Customised with 16GB RAM is $1030. Doubling the SSD to 512GB adds $150.
  15. Do you have it configured with a static IP address in your router?
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