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  1. The police seemed to think some of these criminals are using the old phone books. Address and home phone number are right there.

    That would explain the dropped phone calls I had been getting. I should have taken more notice of it.

    Time to disconnect that. The only calls I get on the land line now is people pretending they are from Microsoft, Google and antivirus companies telling me I have to buy their software because I have 756 virus'


  2. Crappy news! In an ideal world you should be able to leave your house unlocked all the time - unfortunately we aren't in one! 
     
    Didn't notice this suggestion in the thread, but do any neighbours have security cameras that get a glimpse of the street? The front of your house would be better of course. They may have got footage of the van in passing, number plate etc. 
     

    I really doubt it unless neighbours have ip cameras. That is what I am going to buy today actually.

    My neighbours on my driveway side are away, I have been collecting their mail.
    I really should go check that their place hasn't been burgled also

  3. if it was a collection then op would have had it listed in his insurance policy.. people should read their policies as they can vary greatly. many people dont want to pay the premium to insure correctly, that is their problem and why they complain.
     
    a collection is always asked about but people hide it for fear of being "over charged".. can come home to roost.
    sometimes a collection can be a large percentage of the total contents insurance amount so the onus is on the insured to correctly value what they are insuring. a collection should be photographed, proof of values and serial numbers recorded.. if not things may become difficult to prove, which is on the insured to be able to do.
     
    fairly sure op would have insured correctly.
    Yeh you are right, I never thought this would happen in my area

  4. Hi anewmisson,
     
    terrible thing to have your home violated. As others have stated I hope you are insured. If so take your time to list all the items stolen, it is surprising what you can forget. Hopefully you have photos of your gear, invaluable when dealing with insurance companies. The difficult part is often being paid out on the value of a CD and record collection which they try and under value.
     
    Should they drag their feet waste no time in contacting the insurance Ombudsman. These guys are like God to insurance companies. Once a complaint is lodged they must act in a very short time period. Record all the times, dates and personnel you deal with at the insurance company and a short summary of what was discussed. Do this from your first contact as it is easy to forget later if the going gets tough.
     
    Try not to focus on conspiracy theory’s. There are no end of professional thieves. They case area’s, send young members around to look in windows and strike at the right moment. I have caught people at my front door with huge sets of keys, 100+, in the backyard pretending to pick fruit and crowbarring tin off the sides of sheds. Suspecting people you know is very bad for your mental health and most likely incorrect.
     
    Hopefully you will have a helpful insurance company and be able to rebuild a better system  distill your collection to the important material and hopefully gain some new exciting music. Along the way it may even be enjoyable re-evaluating your system. It is a terrible thing to endure but as cliched as it sounds better to have been absent and all the family safe. All the best.
    Insurance should cover hopefully most things.
    I had theives break into my car and steal my cd wallet when I was 17. The insurance company said if I provided all the empty cd cases they would help. So I did and ended up with a 3k cheque for utopia records.. Only to have all the cd's I bought with that stolen last night. Most of which were mint and had never been played.

    I just hope if it was people with addiction disorders that they get the help they need.
    This country is better than most at recognising addiction as a mental illness, unfortunately some people never seek help and end up doing these sorts of things.

    It's sad as I am starting to get abit emotional thinking of the records that I bought and the happiness and times they remind me of.
    Some of my collection being left by my grandfather.

    Thankyou all for your kind words and support. I will keep my hopes up regarding the where abouts of my equipment and more importantly my collection

  5. I remember my parents house being burgled when I was a kid, about 25 years ago (I am 32 now).
    It turned out to be some heroin junkies that lived around the corner. They took literally everything including one of the cars and it would have taken them quite a while.
    Most things were returned after they were caught through a pawn shop.

    I live in the southern suburbs of Sydney and have never in my life felt unsafe around the area, then again I can't imagine my friends would do this either. Or atleast I don't have any suspicions of who it could have been.
    Sucks but I just need to figure out where to go from here and hopefully the police find them.


  6. If you have a find me capability on any of the devices, turn it on now and provide the location to Police.
    Not for this tablet, as both the tablet and pc were purchased for purely music streaming purposes. The tablet didn't even have a screen lock on it. I'm just happy that I literally only used it for controlling the pc and it didn't have any of my personal photos ect on it.
    Yes it's definitely a feeling of being violated.
    My guitars, microphones and recording equipment is all upstairs and still all there so I feel as though they didn't go upstairs.

    It just sucks because as a musician I have never had much money and most things were bought second hand, and took me a while to save for. Apart from the bryston nothing was too expensive I suppose, well to me it was but I guess in general not too expensive

  7. Yeh, I just checked my router settings and both the computer and Samsung tablet(which I forgot to mention) mac I.p addresses were able to be seen.
    So I am passing that on to police also.

    As far as rare vinyls, I am tryinh to think. Mostly rare punk bands
    Nofx surfer 7"
    Nofx the p. M. R. C can suck on this 7"
    Nofx **** the kids

    I had a limited press boxset of a band called anberlin. The boxset is called help yourself.
    Many more my head is just a mess today


  8. That is a serious amount of gear physically, must of had a van and knew they had plenty of time? Would take a good hour to do all that?

    Terrible news.
    Yeh I was out for about 3 hours. I had been getting calls on my home phone, when I would answer they would hang up. So the police are looking into that also.

    The cabling would have just been ripped out so they could take the equipment faster I guess, as it was going between cabinets and some through the wall.


  9. The driveway goes all the way up to the back room, so they must have parked right next to the door and loaded everything in.
    They stole a few other bits and pieces around the bottom floor of my house thought upstairs seems to be untouched.

    I haven't sold anything in a while and usually do so from work.
    The only person that has been around has been a handyman, though he is a friend of my mother's I still have given his details to the police.


  10. I was out last night for dinner and when I got home my back door had been smashed up, someone/s had come in to my hifi room and stolen mostly everything.

     

    Please if anyone see's any of this stuff (possibly bundled together on ebay, gumtree, Facebook marketplace or local hock shops) please send me a private message

     

    What they stole:

    Project carbon tt

    PC in Silverstone case (pentium g620)

    Schiit mani phono stage

    My own DIY passive pre (will upload a photo of that)

    Oppo udp105

    Bryston 4bbst

    Over 1000 cds

    Over 500 vinyls

    Pioneer kuro pdp 5090lx

    Krix neuphonix mk 1

    2 rel t/5i subwoofers

    50ish blu rays.

    Topping d50 dac

    Most of this I have bought from gumtree or similar sites.

    Any leads would be much appreciated.

     

    The thing I am most upset about is the vinyls as everyone knows the effort we go to to collect and keep our collection in good shape.

     

    I am in sydney so these would most likely be listed in Sydney.

     

    Thankyou again.


  11. Ports depend on individual players. SnakOil manages that on the Linux end. DSD is a different headache.  Suggest you start with LMS first before trying others.  LMS & MPD are the 2 common ones and I ended choosing MPD for its detail, but its Apps are lousy.  
     
    Note that some people flee back  to Win after trialing Linux because it does things differently and required sometimes using Linux commands.  SnakeOil minimises commands and takes out unnecessary bits. AgentKith, the developer is helpful but overloaded.  Based in WA.  But like all Linux distros, there are some "technical" steps for the install.
    So it's looking like I'm going to have a fairly similar setup to you.

    Nas — pc(snakeoil or daphile) — dac

    Things I'm hoping to achieve is
    sacd.iso playback
    Tidal mqa playback
    Pcm to dsd conversion
    Ability to render to different rooms (kodi upnp/dlna)





  12. Ports depend on individual players. SnakOil manages that on the Linux end. DSD is a different headache.  Suggest you start with LMS first before trying others.  LMS & MPD are the 2 common ones and I ended choosing MPD for its detail, but its Apps are lousy.  
     
    Note that some people flee back  to Win after trialing Linux because it does things differently and required sometimes using Linux commands.  SnakeOil minimises commands and takes out unnecessary bits. AgentKith, the developer is helpful but overloaded.  Based in WA.  But like all Linux distros, there are some "technical" steps for the install.
    I have had experience with Linux mint and ubuntu so that's ok. I was able to set up dsd and also convert pcm to dsd in daphile.
    Now to try snake oil and compare sq.


  13. SnakeOil is a Linux distro!  It has LMS, MPS, MinimServer etc that you can select as the player of choice.  If you choose one of the LMS versions, you can continue using Squeezer.
    OK I'll try it out.. Considering I needed to open a port for daphile, do you know the port number for snakeoil? I have been playing around with daphile and I'm surprised it's playing anything above 44.1, it's refusing dsd at the moment

  14. If you are prepared to pay, Audio Linux, Euphony are probably the best.
     
    I am using SnakeOil because it made things easier to install music library and MinimServer without needing to go into the Command line. Unlike other audio players, no difference with MinimServer performance between different distros. 
     
    Win has far too many overheads, difficult to manage. I was a long time Foobar, stayed with Win because of it (sound familiar?). My Linux based SMS-200 blew apart Win/Foobar and since then, I no longer use Win for music.
    I really like using the squeezer app to control daphile. Is there an app for snakeoil or is it all Web based?

  15. If you are prepared to pay, Audio Linux, Euphony are probably the best.
     
    I am using SnakeOil because it made things easier to install music library and MinimServer without needing to go into the Command line. Unlike other audio players, no difference with MinimServer performance between different distros. 
     
    Win has far too many overheads, difficult to manage. I was a long time Foobar, stayed with Win because of it (sound familiar?). My Linux based SMS-200 blew apart Win/Foobar and since then, I no longer use Win for music.
    OK, I am going to try snake oil after I play around with daphile. For some reason volumio won't boot. It was saying not enough ram even though I have 8gb? Very strange

  16. Thank you. I now recall reading about it but because I do not use Linn & Lumin apps, could not advise OP..
    I think I'm just going to go down the Linux path. I tried daphile last night with the squeezer app. It has drivers for my Dac and tidal integration. Still had to open a port for it.
    When I get home tonight I will play with it some more.
    Seems like daphile, volumio and snake oil are the three most popular.
    I haven't seen anywhere in daphile to select different renderers. Which is pretty important to me because I would like to use my Kodi machines to play music in different rooms.

    Windows just does my head in. Though I love foobar, the ram playback option and a few other things it does

  17. I am not a big poster there and use MinimServer for convolution room correction, running on Linux on Intel NUC and BubbleUPnP on Samsung tablet. Am happy with that setup, no interest in going to Roon. 
     
    No Kodi experience, so cannot comment.
    Kodi is life changing once you get to know the ui.

    I have been using it for about 10 years. Apart from a few things like the sacd.iso support it can play literally anything. Hundreds of thousands of addons. All 7 TVs in my house have to be kodi connected.

    So you are using minimserver and foobar on Linux?

    Maybe that's the way I should go, although I seem to remember not finding Linux drivers for my dac

  18. 2 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

    Most welcome...

     

    When you post there, be very specific and clear on what software is being used, including version numbers. Simon is very detailed but very good in solving issues. Good luck...

    ok thanks, i used your name snoopy08 as my referral i hope thats ok.

    just waiting for an email confirmation. he might do those individually himself.

     

    doing some reading up on kodi and dsd/sacd.iso/tidal and it looks like its being worked on. there is a tidal app... doesnt do mqa though and a few sacd.iso players in alpha stage... 

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