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Tagging @Bina , I want to confirm that Roon is "still broken" on your new players including M6 Ultra Nov 1, 2022

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    1. crenca
      crenca
      Tagging @Bina , I want to confirm that Roon is "still broken" on your new players including M6 Ultra
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I pinged him in the loaner thread, too. radio silence. I will say, the M6 Ultra is dead silent into Andro. Still haven't put more than 12-15 hours on it so withholding long form impressions for now, BUT, I'm glad I picked it up regardless of software dumb shit; hot take is a little lumpy in the upper bass, but great treble resolve and micro dynamics/dynamic shading.
        Nov 1, 2022
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I have the loaner and I'm to write the 'intro' post. I wanted to be sure before I reported it. Yea, has more bass oomph (though still AKMish but not as bad) than my pre AKM fire M6 Pro...
        Nov 1, 2022
      4. Bina
        Bina
        @crenca So far Roon still broken, no update from software team on this.

        @yotacowboy Sorry, I didn't get notification for your post tagging me in the loaner thread, I guess because you did it as edit?
        Nov 1, 2022
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    2. crenca
      crenca
      I read today's statement by Musk as one of those attempts to reconcile laissez faire with public good as a conceptualized by a shallow...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        That said, I might set up a twitter account now that Big Woke is reigned in just a little bit there...maybe...probably not...
        Oct 27, 2022
      3. crenca
        crenca
        That passed quick, there just no way I'm bothering with Big Social Media lol :)
        Oct 27, 2022
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "cutting edge" intellectualism masking a profit motive is likely just ethical confusion.
        Oct 27, 2022
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    3. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone here on Starlink? What's your experience, particularly around latency (bandwidth is supposedly good)?
      1. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Not a Starlink user, but follow with interest. Read an article the other day saying that users are frustrated as speeds (latency and mbps) are slowing as they add more people to the network (which make sense). I'll see if I can find that article
        Sep 30, 2022
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Arstechnica has good coverage of the topic, but I'm on traditional satellite with no Starlink experience.
        Oct 3, 2022
    4. crenca
      crenca
      I remember that nice place we stayed just south of Fort Meyers a few years back...yikes.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        I can't wait for people to bitch about hurricane after they just paid serious $$$ to live near the water.
        Sep 28, 2022
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        What's the forcast for you - what is peak windage supposed to be and is it higher then your toilet velocity?
        Sep 28, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        TS level for Jax, enough to go outside shirtless only wearing my undies.
        Sep 28, 2022
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    5. crenca
      crenca
      I want a HD pickup, but the grills are too small. Heck, I bet an average driver can see 400 yards in front of him, maybe even 350...
      1. crenca
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Don't blame Chevy, blame their marketing research focus groups.
        Sep 26, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Including making pickups priced like Lincolns.
        Sep 27, 2022
    6. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone here ever get ears on a Sugden "Headmaster" HP amp?
    7. crenca
      crenca
      Goodness, went to order a Forza cable, a non-value tax of almost 25%!...anyway besides used market to avoid this?
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Ya I guess VAT is for EU and not for non EU address
        Sep 7, 2022
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        I received a pigtail from Forza just the other day and DHL was fine. Not the horror show I'd heard it to be.
        Sep 7, 2022
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Recently ordered 3 Forza cables over the last month and DHL was quick and just fine. But, the $40 shipping is pretty brutal.
        Sep 7, 2022
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    8. crenca
      crenca
      Trying out Lyr + as pre for Starlett. @Riotvan , was it you that was interested in this? I don't know anything about the circuit...
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        No Claritas this is my first Lyr, which I briefly heard at the Austin show, just enough to determine it would replace my Asgard 3. I always figured I would end up with an DSHA3F but it did not impress me enough (again, show conditions) so I just went with the Lyr +
        Sep 6, 2022
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        I just need an "auxiliary" SS as the Starlett is my goto, and so far the Lyr + is doing nicely...lol how I justified "needing" two relatively $expensive$ amps ;)
        Sep 6, 2022
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        I can understand it. I use four desktop amps regularly (for Paradox, HD-600, ESP-950, and IEMs). So, I'm unwilling to spend more than ~$1,250 on any single headphone amp. And, in any case, I'm going to buy speakers eventually.
        Sep 6, 2022
    9. crenca
      crenca
      New ZMF headband design - I admit I did not know. Is the old design still availiable @zach915m ? Going grom memory I think I prefer it
      1. crenca
        crenca
        I can be such a pain in the ass... ;)
        Sep 2, 2022
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      2. dasman66
        dasman66
        I switched by my Eikon and Auteur to the new band and probably have the old ones laying around. Let me know if you want one
        Sep 2, 2022
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        The only reason for your pain in the ass is the fat rolls.
        Sep 2, 2022
    10. crenca
      crenca
      Atrium loaner & Lyr + in the house on same day. First Impressions of combo: An HD 650 with bass, separation and veil mostly lifted...
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      3. Lunk_Wray
        Lunk_Wray
        @crenca , Did you mean Lyr+ ? Not Lyr 2?
        Aug 31, 2022
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        Yes @Lunk_Wray , I meant this just out "Fusion Architecture" Lyr, which I think we are calling "Lyr +" (to distinguish it from an unamed circuit update of the OG Lyr we called Lyr 2?) though on Schiit's site it's just "Lyr"....branding can be so confusing ;)

        Edit: I see Jason is calling it "Lyr +" as well
        Sep 1, 2022
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      5. Lunk_Wray
        Lunk_Wray
        Not as confusing as ifi's Zen Signature Air V2 Drop sooper dooper edition Dac branding. . .
        Sep 1, 2022
    11. Puma Cat
      Puma Cat
      @wbass: "But does that noise get passed on to the endpoint?" Absotutely. In 2 ways: the SMPS cause impedance leakage current, resulting in "threshold jitter", and this is very audilble as it impacts timing, which our brains are very sensitive to. Also, ground-plane noise, whiich is rampant on digital devices, adds audible distortion, "blur & slur" to the presentation.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        Ah, right, but is that only an issue if/when a computer is on the same circuit as your audio stuff?
        Aug 28, 2022
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "timing, which our brains are very sensitive"

        Mostly, I don't even know what day it is.
        Aug 28, 2022
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    12. Puma Cat
      Puma Cat
      The advantages that the Roon Nucleus, Sonore Sonictransporter and "built to purpose" NUCs have over the Roon core running on a laptop or desktop computer is there's less "crap" (subsystems, high-bandwidth graphics or "soundcard" chips, etc) on the computer that add noise to the presentation. It turns out that digital, in particular, is very prone being affected by a number of different noise factors.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        Interesting. But does that noise get passed on to the endpoint? I guess I've found that there's a convenience factor. Your desktop/laptop probably isn't always on and ready to stream, and it's sometimes (very slightly) annoying to have to get up and wake it up. A Nucleus, etc. is always on by design.
        Aug 28, 2022
      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Convenience was one major factor why I built NUC based core. Also I don’t have a desktop and my laptop is what I use for work and I can’t install lot of software due to security policies and even if I can, I run lot of CPU intensive software and applications and hence I wanted to keep my music related stuff out of my laptop. ROCK OS is perfect for roon.
        Aug 28, 2022
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    13. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone here run a Roon Nucleus? If so what's the "gotcha's" running Nucleus/Roon OS as opposed to core on desktop/laptop?
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I run an Innuos Zen Mini as my Roon server. It compares favorable with a Roon Nucleus.
        Aug 27, 2022
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Thanks for the comments guys. I'm running Roon core now on my regular desktop PC, and am thiking of offloading it to a dedicated box and was just looking at options. Nucleus is just a one stop fanless option (at a $premium) I was looking over...
        Aug 29, 2022
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        another option; small green computer sonic transporter. I run one as my HQPlayer embedded device (fanless, self contained pc)
        Aug 29, 2022
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    14. crenca
      crenca
      Maybe the only thing I miss about cable/commercial TV is the occasional re-run of Gilligan or Star Trek OG...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        WCW, is that what used to be WWF before some save the baby seal types ruined it for everybody?
        Aug 18, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        No @crenca, it used to be the Mouth of the South’s baby.
        Aug 18, 2022
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Isn't Star Trek OG still on Netflix?

        I miss Hogan's Heroes and I Dream of Jeannie.
        Aug 19, 2022
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    15. crenca
      crenca
      Driving by the windmills out here in West Texas. They're turning, so with any luck we'll have power at the show ;)
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      2. schiit
        schiit
        We had a fun little glitch this morning in Corpus Christi. See you at the show!
        Jul 20, 2022
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    16. crenca
      crenca
      Is there voice-to-text dictation software other than Dragon worth considering?
      1. crenca
        crenca
        I need to try what's built into Win 10 (but my experience tells me I will get what I paid for ;) ), but I'm thinking other paid/supported software that's a serious product.
        Jul 8, 2022
      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I haven't kept current but back when exploring the various vendors for a corporate research project Dragon almost always performed the best.
        Jul 8, 2022
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    17. crenca
      crenca
      "Dear DEA-Registrants: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is providing the following guidance...
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Jun 28, 2022
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      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Iirc, the first federal statute dealing with mj was called the Marijuana Tax Act (1927?), so Iowa was just following suit. Ofc, at the time the Federal Courts still pretended the 9th and 10th Amendments hadn't been repealed. Oh wait, they havent?
        Jun 28, 2022
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      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Sorry, 1937.
        Jun 28, 2022
    18. crenca
      crenca
      Happy Father's day to u father's here! From great responsibility comes great reward!!
      1. Jinxy245, atomicbob, Soups and 5 others like this.
      2. crenca
        crenca
        Guess who I'm paraphrasing LOL
        Jun 19, 2022
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        A particular shout out to you @purr1n , for directing this audio form in the manner of a responsible father. That will sound cheesy to some, but it's true
        Jun 19, 2022
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    19. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone know if it's possible to purchase audiobooks without being locked to specific subscription/app/ecosystem?
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        My son is a heavy Libby user!
        Jun 16, 2022
      3. sfoclt
        sfoclt
        It makes it so easy. You can get your library card through the app too.
        Jun 16, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Libby is wonderful but they have arbitrary limits on the amount go digital copies that can be loaned out at once, so I can understand why someone would want to purchase a particularly valued audiobook.
        Jun 16, 2022
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    20. crenca
      crenca
      Death in the extended family and covid (so far only head cold symptoms) keeping me away from Komputer...no drama until I'm back please ;)
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        All my hopes of swift recovery for both the emotional and physical. I’ll keep my one-man Hamlet under wraps for now, per your request.
        May 20, 2022
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I'm actually out of the house today driving the girls to school, utilizing the car pickup service at the grocery store, etc. I'm weak but I can drive... Really officer....
        May 23, 2022
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        Plaxovid is the bomb, but boy does it leave a nasty taste in your mouth continuously. Of course I gave it to my wife she tested positive yesterday...
        May 23, 2022
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