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  1. miguelito

    Album of the Evening

    Absolutely amazing...
  2. miguelito

    New Listening Room - Sound Barrier Under Carpet?

    Are you trying to isolate the rooms below from high volume music listening? Couple of things in my experience: 1- All wooden floors will transmit quite a bit of sound regardless 2- One important source of inter-floor transmission is your speakers resting on the floor itself - if you could mount them off the ceiling or wall that would help 3- I don't think these rug-like products help The only floor I have found to not transmit sound is concrete. Any wooden floor is a no-go for me in terms of transmission. In terms of room acoustics and reflection, a bare concrete floor is terrible obviously, better is wood, better than that is a floor with a fluffy rug (see my system pics). Edit: I got these custom Symposium bases under my speakers (see system pics) to reduce transmission in a previous apartment. No dice. Fortunately the bases really improved the sound of the speakers, but in terms of isolation, nothing.
  3. Your headphone connector has four terminals. The xbox has only three. You need the adaptor from amazon that someone suggested.
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    John Atkinson: Yes, MQA IS Elegant...

    I would have thought the opposite - the high frequencies are the ones that cross-over to the other channel. My recollection of the issue of doing this in the analog domain was an undesired effect of lowering the high frequency response due to cancellations.
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    John Atkinson: Yes, MQA IS Elegant...

    Drive-by comment: Crossfeed is literally feeding some of the signal from the other channel, with a time lag if done properly, which I imagine the digital crossfeed would do. It is literally an overlay on the time domain so if anything I would think that it would make time smearing comparisons harder.
  6. I have been thinking of mapping all my local albums to Tidal and/or Qobuz - ie add them as faves with a playlist. Soundiiz is possibly a good way to do this but I am not sure of the best way. I am a Roon user and also use Audirvana, so all my local albums are available to both. What are the best options to do this? Thx.
  7. Sorry... OT... Removing
  8. I’ve been using Soundiiz as a premium member for some time now. Excellent experience. My main use so far has been to map Spotify albums of playlists to Tidal. Specifically, I use SoundHound and Shazam quite a bit and they can add tracks to a special Spotify playlist automatically. Then I transfer those discovered playlists using Soundiiz to Tidal. Additionally, it is possible to store all your playlists and faves natively in Soundiiz, then transfer it to whatever platform - including iTunes. I look forward to transferring all my fave albums from Tidal (about 4k IIRC) to Qobuz ASAP.
  9. miguelito

    Which OS are you using?

    MacOS, latest
  10. miguelito

    John Atkinson: Yes, MQA IS Elegant...

    "Elegance"? Really? WTF? Let me list the lack of "elegance" MQA entails: 1- Throw information away when you don't need to at the encoding stage 2- Attach all sorts of untrue claims to your product 3- Design that makes DAC implementations extremely hard and limiting 4- Requirements for licenses If at least Bob Stuart dressed well from all this money - but he looks like a bum. Like Coco Chanel once said: "Dress up, then take one piece off." Lets take MQA off.
  11. miguelito

    John Atkinson: Yes, MQA IS Elegant...

    Oh please, not the dotard here as well!!!
  12. The Rossini master clock has two outputs: 44 KHz & 48 KHz (for the two families of rates). Those would feed the Rossini DAC (which has two inputs). The Rossini DAC clock output would feed a transport if you have one - the frequency would be automatically select on that one output as required (for a transport it would be 44 KHz of course). The key points where the clock is needed is in the Rossini input from a computer and the SPDIF generation at the transport - at a minimum since these would be the two sources of signal. If the clock is shared via separate lines across the board, then all the better (this is what dCS does).
  13. miguelito

    My best demo albums

    TIDAL link please?
  14. The Rossini has USB, SPDIF, and network inputs. Why do you need an external USB-->SPDIF?
  15. Yes, Rossini Master Clock and Rossini DAC is great. On clocking - In an SPDIF setup, the source is the clock - period. All downstream devices must lock to this clock. So if you have a USB --> SPDIF converter, it is here where the clock matters and where an external clock should be applied. If the external clock signal can be shared to the DAC receiving the SPDIF signal, then all the better as the DAC clocking will not have to discover the clock from the signal itself so t is likely there will be less jitter. This is the general design of all dCS products: a master clock runs the whole show, and this MUST include the generation of the SPDIF signal itself. If it doesn't the clock is useless.