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Building your music digital music collection
Ripping and/or buying files was the first couple decades of this century… by and large is over. +1 @ghdprentice  I see no point in ripping / storing content that is available via streaming (I use Roon with Qobuz). However, I do rip CDs to my N... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" for the cymbal attacks and decays, and the hi-hat 8th note work. Osamu Kitajima "Golden Mean" off the Masterless Samurai album for soundstage and high-frequencies (bells). "Aja" for the incredible balancing act between the... 
Streaming Curious
OP -- you mentioned a desire to test drive a "modern interface." I think your idea of getting simple hardware (the Node at a good price on CL) is great. After you’ve had it for a month or two, and are familiar with the BluOS app, I’d encourage you... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
@erik_squires  This is of course a cardinal point. I would never do with a built-in DSP/filter of a sub, instead using a Xilica DSP for both the mains and subs, actively, with elaborate filter settings and finely scaled adjustments.  Hadn't he... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
@gdaddy1  Dali Epicon 6   Exceptional!!  They are rated to 32.5hz with VERY high tech woofers. You cut them @70hz? Thanks. I love the speakers. I know some don't like the voicing (bump up at ~4 kHz), but I'm mostly a relatively low-volume lis... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
Agree completely with @erik_squires, @audiokinesis and others regarding treating the peaks with EQ, but not trying to boost nulls. Multiple subs helps with that (not wading into the swarm debate). One tradeoff I have not seen explicitly mentioned... 
Roon is snappy responsive now
Just FYI,  I run Roon core on a Linux box and never had any of these issues.  Given how many streamers with Roon core built-in are Linux servers under the hood I would not be surprised if this was their most important OS. I put Ubuntu server on... 
Robert Plant
@jmalen123 Agree! I’ve long been a fan of this version of Black Dog (arranged by T Bone Burnett, who can be seen lurking on rhythm guitar in the video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogMBgUVPMXU    
Rythmik or REL Subs to pair with Totem Element Metal V2?
I have a pair of the F12G with GR drivers. Paired with DALI Epicon 6’s crossed over at 50Hz. They are authoritative, and plenty loud for my tastes. Be aware that if you use a Y-splitter to split the input signal to both inputs of the F12G, you wil... 
"Squaring The Circle"...Hipgnosis Documentary on Netflix
@mofimadness The story of the Pig is hilarious! I always thought it was air brushed in...😂 My art framer of many years did work only for museums, galleries, and a few collectors he liked. One day I was dropping off a piece; we would normally ... 
Are you on or off? What say you?
+1 @sfar.  We're all here reading.... That said, I'm generally off. I have the Lightning Lane pass, but don't have any particular need to go on the rides. Happy with what I have. But now and then a new potential toy becomes very interesting, and ... 
Circuits explained with sprockets and acoustic camera (Steve Mould channel)
This is very cool. Thanks for posting. One thing you learn in an engineering curriculum is that the same equations govern different phenomena — electrical (resistors, capacitors, inductors), mechanical (rigid bodies / chains, springs, dampers), fl... 
Scent of an Audio Store
@tony1954  It's been tried before... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smell-O-Vision  
Anyone Know the Band Playing on T-Mobile Commercial?
Use Shazam on your phone to tell you. I’ve found a bunch of new music from TV show and movie soundtracks.  
LIST ALL YHE SPEAKERS YOU HAVE OWNED THEN TILL NOW!
Polk Monitor 7s Bose Acoustimass (mistake letting visual considerations trump audio considerations) B&W CM7 (with Sunfire sub) DALI Epicon 6 (with twin Rythmik F12G-SE subs)