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  1. Soundiz is a God Send. It is so easy to move between streaming providers thanks to this. I Have been using them over a year now and it works like a charm.
  2. Hey Guys - I started this thread but then I did a trial of Qobuz and I was hooked. So after 4 years of being on Tidal, I signed up for Qobuz. The sound quality is much better and there is no MQA voodoo to worry about. Gives me the flexibility to use any hardware of my choice! Good luck as I am no longer chasing the above manufacturers.
  3. This is what I mean as a luxury brand. There are way more expensive gear in the world but there is really no other brand that even non audiophiles recognise and crave for. There is simply no other brand in HiFi that has a bigger brand recall among non audiophiles.
  4. Those who are planning on streaming Qobuz to your streamer via Chromecast be informed that there is a known bug and there are drop outs. Roon is your best bet till the time it is fixed. This is only with the IOS app. Watch the audiophilestyle forum for the Qobuz thread. All known bugs are there. I jumped to Qobuz after 4 years with Tidal. The sound quality is definitely an improvement over Tidal. So be patient of move to Qobuz. It will improve and if not the big daddy is getting ready for you.
  5. The whole argument of MC not being a value buy is rudimentary because it is not supposed to be. It’s a luxury brand. You don’t say my gym bag can hold more stuff than your LV. MC is for doctors and lawyers and Hollywood traditionally. The luxury Bose if you will back in the USA. Looks are subjective so I won’t use that as an argument but in terms of engineering it is over engineered. It is built like a tank. Macs made in the 60s are still running and are supported by the company till today. They hold their value well. For some these are more important and saying there are
  6. I have not done any placements yet. Just letting them run in. I have taken this pic from my listening position. Are they positioned correctly based on how Wharfedale wants us to place them? Thanks
  7. I got my lintons today. Out of the box the bass was just too boomy for my room. I hav them about 12 inches from the rear wall. I had to put a sock in each port and the boominess had gone. However the treble was very harsh. I then realised that the speakers were placed on opposite sides since the box had them labelled incorrectly. Putting the speakers in such a way that the W logo is on the outside surely changed the treble. The harshness reduced drastically. I still feel that the speaker feels a little constricted. Forums all over say that 150 to 200 hours is a good time for them to be at thei
  8. Why should someone who only wants to stream music use Roon? Like I am paying for Roon only because almost all streamers come with crappy software. Once streamers have Spotify connect built in which most already do, Roon becomes redundant for people like me and I’m sure we contribute to a decent chunk of the roon’s subscriber base. There doesn’t seem to be any word on that. But my guess Is that if Chromecast can support 24/192, Spotify Connect should also be able to do that without any additional hardware.
  9. @Hydrology: Your pics of the Linton is very encouraging. I’ve been trying to figure it out how they perform in a small room and mainly the distance from the side wall. I have very little room on both sides. Less than half a feet. Will that be workable? I have about 1 feet from the rear wall. Your thoughts?
  10. New Tubes for this beast. Replaced the stock 6SN7 with Psvane CV-181 MkII. The 12AX7 replaced with Psvane 12AX7 TII
  11. Not really. I created in almost 5 years back and have been regularly using it since. You can follow this link. https://ioshacker.com/how-to/create-us-apple-id-for-free-from-any-country
  12. I created an account in the US store to download it and then I returned to my country store. It works well. They update the app once a month or so during update you can log back into the US store. It is some effort but I stopped using Roon and a much better experience imho. Cheers
  13. Thanks! For smaller rooms, the Leak 130 still should get the job I’m guessing! Visually they both look so good though.
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