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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    I may add that you can use one of the non-wifi streamers with a ethernet-over-powerline adapter. They are fast and reliable.
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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    Ok got it. But what I really suggest is to put the mini or some other computer elsewhere. That's what I will do whenever I make my next change. Streaming over ethernet/wifi, especially if using Roon, is the way to go.
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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    Cmon... This is like saying "I bought two identical computers, one is noisy, so all of these computers are shite..." Jeeez...
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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    And if you want to stay on macOS, even the latest cheapest mini at $799 !!! I wouldn't bother with the MMX board if you're gonna use it with a streamer either.
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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    Even better: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6AB57T7219&Description=dell ssd&cm_re=dell_ssd-_-9SIA6AB57T7219-_-Product and put your library drive inside. Presto!
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    Mac Mini replacement w Roon?

    My recommendation would be that you do Roon via a streamer - eg microRendu, ultraRendu, and many others. If you care about wifi to the DAC, get an appropriate streamer with wifi. If you do this, you will get the following advantages: 1- Streamers are optimized for low noise USB outputs 2- They are small and isolated - no fan/hard drive noise anywhere 3- They can also run other services - eg Spotify Connect, TIDAL/QOBUZ direct streaming, etc 4- You can have any computer - even a cheap one in the closet or office - running Roon core, streaming over your network to your system I have a 2012 mini - fully loaded, with stripped down macOS for simplicity, and using Uptone's MMX board inside (what you have) and an Uptone JS-2 supply. When I moved to a microRendu, the improvement was noticeable. Right now the mini is in my system (see pics below) and streams Roon to my Rossini over Ethernet. The simplicity of a computer in another location is what I will move to once the mini goes. Example: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1VK-0001-0ZU07 and run it as a Windows machine with Roon. If you want, do RoonOS, but I would rather have a Windows machine running Roon Core.
  7. http://www.clotmag.com/equinoxe-infinity-jean-michel-jarre
  8. Exactly. Very old school. I haven't found full info, but some of the synths look to be analog synths, with their lush and full sound. I love those. Some more info: http://jeanmicheljarre.com/
  9. Great. Highly recommended for any fans of JMJ and/or electronica.
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    Article: A New Listening Room Part One

    The other thing I would consider is something around the staircase railing. I would say more cloth down the railing for a try (now you'll probably be inches away from becoming an old lady int he attic). Reason is: if you can make stuff behind you more or less an infinite baffle, that would be a good thing, I think.
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    Article: A New Listening Room Part One

    If I had to guess, that would be the one place where I would be concerned. But I haven't seen it live obviously so maybe it is not an issue. In a previous apartment, I had a high ceiling with beams. Certainly bigger beams than the ones you have but nonetheless. The net effect was multiple reflections that made up for a ginormous RT60. It was very hard to fix given the size of the beams. Fortunately I ended up moving to a spaceship. I would consider horizontal drapes between beams. That would be fairly cheap to try I think.
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    Article: A New Listening Room Part One

    What are you doing with the top? Those beams and ceiling corner look scary.
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    Article: Google Home Hub for HiFi?

    Doesn't the TIDAL app on iOS support Chromecast? Would that not add TIDAL to the list?
  14. One of the amazing things of physical media is the album art in size (especially LPs obviously) and the album notes/leaflets. Is there a repository of PDFs for album notes, similar to album art?
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    To dCS or to Sonore...To Bridge or to Rendu?

    My 2c: 1- UltraRendu 2- UltraCap 1.2 3- Drop the Regen 4- USB upgrade on that Schiit The NB is in a different class and I think you would not get a meaningful improvement with the Schiit you have as a DAC (sorry I cannot stop the puns, I simply can't). I think this combo should be amazing.
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