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toro3

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Virtual Systems
I’ll try: Audiogon main page > three hashtags top right corner > click on your user name or picture (if you have one) > drops down and click My Virtual Systems > next to your system click on the Actions which will allow you to click o... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Anything but popular songs... Guess why ?   Not always, though. I really appreciate the following mainstream songs that sound pretty darn good: Your Power by Billie Eilish Billie Bossa Nova by Billie Eilish Exile by Taylor Swift & Bon I... 
Look at these beauties
I’ve been doing my research on these cables and they look legit. I’m actually not too worried that the listing includes no actual picture - if they have a few scratches no one will notice. Regardless, I made an offer of $7,499.27. Guess we’ll see ... 
Can’t find my product in blue book value listing
HiFi Shark is such a wonderful website. Not only is it helpful for a buyer, but also for a seller in determining an amount to list their component. I also appreciate how you can be notified of new listings for components you’re interested in as a ... 
Anyone with Aric Audio experience?
In respect to the Transcend Push Pull amp, as well as Jazbobobs recent review, and all the other previous comments about Aric Audio. I must say, the Push Pull amp is something else when using EL34s in triode mode with no feedback. This amp can def... 
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
That’s what I’m doing while having the Roon lifetime subscription: Tidal HiFi (regular) CD Quality at $10.99 for their 100 million tracks. Qoboz Studio (Hi-Res) at $10.82 for their 424,000 Hi-Res tracks. vs Tidal Hi-Fi Plus at $19.99 for their ... 
Tidal FLAC vs. Qobuz
Was it Soundiiz?  
ROON Radio
I think you are correct from this little experiment. I did a little digging and from my understanding Roon Radio is source (album) dependent - not user hx dependent. Roon Daily Mixes seems to be more complex and data driven from your usage hx.  R... 
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
@blisshifi very informative. Thank you for sharing!  
ROON Radio
I’ve had similar questions about Roon Radio as well. Earlier this morning I played the same album (skipped a few songs). Roon Radio essentially gave me the same recommendations but not in the same order - there were two artists that it had recomme... 
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
@blisshifi  I have experimented with this countless times, and I have found only a few DACs under $15K with a built-in preamp stage or volume control that sound better without a quality preamp in the chain. If my memory is correct you’ve menti... 
Dirac vertical mic placement
I don’t have any experience with that Arcam, but I do have previous experience with a NAD that used DIRAC. I actually found decent results with the DIRAC mic (and later UMIK) taped and used/slotted (UMIK) to a mic stand. The mic stand provided bet... 
Roon vs OS and Native Players - Impact on SQ?
@jacobsdad2000  thank you for that. Totally agree/understand - and soon users of Aurender may be able to use Roon as well. And I think that was the theme I was trying to communicate - Roon and its users’ playlists, album tags, and history being ab... 
Roon vs OS and Native Players - Impact on SQ?
@jacobsdad2000 I haven’t experienced the Innuos Sense UI, but I hear it rivals Roon which says quite a lot IMO. The stickler for me is that you’re somewhat “trapped” in that ecosystem as the UI and playlists can’t naturally be  transferred to anot... 
Roon vs OS and Native Players - Impact on SQ?
@jbuhl When you set the Pi to Roon Ready it shuts down MPD I do believe. And I suppose we could presume that this could be happening with other OS and their native players (maybe).   @mgrif104 My belief (I don’t have factual data to back up b...