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  1. I'm absolutely loving Al Green, can anyone recommend similar artists or albums of this calibre? Thanks.
  2. 25th (!) Anniversary edition just arrived. Excellent listening..
  3. It's an APC and Living End kind of day.
  4. I had a similar one where a friend thought the tops of my floorstanders would make for a great place to put his cold beer down. "I thought hifi died in the 80s!"
  5. One way I have found to fight the addiction is to identify what gear I want through demos & listening sessions and then jot them down in a wish list document. Then I setup my email alerts and wait 12 months or so for a second hand gear to become available here or ebay, or tradein deals are announced with my regular stores. I find it calms me down to know what my upgrade paths are, and that I have to wait for the right moment. Sometimes I have moments of wanting to walk into a store and slap down my credit card on something new, but mostly I find the above approach keeps that at bay. Then I can just focus on listening to music and getting the most from my current system until my time comes to upgrade. PS Does anyone have a Nordost Red dawn 2m power cable they aren't using?
  6. Is it the mind2 board with roon bridge and MQA support? If so I’m keen.
  7. Gapless playback works fine for me on the iOS/MacOSX Plex clients.
  8. I can recommend Roon, it is my home streaming platform of choice for my setup. I run it from a dedicated Mac Mini which plugs into the DAC of my 340i but you can use cheaper hardware, if you have any existing NAS its worth checking the specs and seeing if its up to the job and you'll need a Roon Bridge for your Hifi. I have an old iPad mounted near my hifi with the Roon Web App on it which I use for playing songs as I loath having to find my mobile phone every time I need to play music. If you get a similar setup going you can avoid needing to use a PC. Keep in mind you will need to also pay for a TIDAL subscription unless you have a great collection of digital music already. I found the missus and kids don't like Roon+TIDAL and they defaulted back to using Spotify because of the playlists and bigger range of music. So during a recent cost saving drive I gave up the TIDAL subscription and now use Roon purely for my own digital collection - bit of a shame but so be it. $13,99 for Spotify, $23,99 for Tidal and $14 for Roon each month was a bit much. Once Roon makes it easier to stream music outside the home (like Plex does) it will be a far more universal solution for me. Otherwise there is the clunky need to use TIDAL when out and about, and Roon when at home. It just doesn't have WAF so Spotify wins again. I'm using a Plex out of the home to access my collection, and Roon in the home at the moment .
  9. I have noticed there is a lot of Australian bringing back stack loads of Japanese pressings as well and selling them in markets and vinyl fairs.
  10. All three Beatles and thriller thanks
  11. I'm a lifetime member of Roon and Plex and finally got around to trying out Plex for music & TIDAL the last few days. The biggest benefit of Plex over Roon is that you can make your collection available remotely so I can listen to the music stored on my media server from my car, at work etc. I was originally driven by the idea of getting rid of TIDAL in favour of just buying FLAC digital music for my favourite albums each month instead of the $23.99 per month subscription. I'm still continuing with Spotify as my wife likes it and I still need it too for the wide selection. So I'm spending $40 a month on music subscriptions plus I have a Vinyl habit (2-3 per month). At the moment with using Roon - I need TIDAL still if I want lossless music in my car/while at work. So Im having to use two different mobile apps to access my music, this annoys me no end and makes me die for Spotify to release lossless streaming. I'd get rid of all this complexity in a heart beat. Anyway back to it. So after a few days fiddling with Plex, the interface is currently not as enjoyable to use at Roon. Sure it has the album art, the information about the artist and that tactileish interface but no where near refined as Roon. There isn't any capability to group speakers, No DSP, no MQA etc, also TIDAL users wouldnt be able to use an iPad/Mobile app to remote play Tidal music via the Plex Apps to their media server (where its connected to my Hifi) - thats not supported yet anyway. Looks like I'll have to live with this setup for a little while longer. Just curious has anyone done any A/B audio quality comparisons between Plex and Roon?
  12. Finally getting around to watching Suits ! Absolutely loving it. And it's a great feeling to know I have 7 seasons stacked up ready to watch. Great vinyl collection but its a shame about the Klipsch speakers.
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