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The Computer Audiophile

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  1. At the request of some CA Community members I have created a thread for us to discuss any streaming problems with TIDAL HIFI.
  2. MQA is Vaporware

    Unwarranted attack.
  3. SCHIIT's Yggdrasil

    Yes. I compared it right when I got it months ago. It’s a larger improvement than Gen 5 USB.
  4. You Think Audio Is Expensive?

    I'm an avid photographer as well as an audiophile. I happen to shoot both film and digital, but lean heavily toward film. I shoot with a Hasselblad 500CW and 80mm lens much of the time. Being a fan of Hasselblad, I subscribe to its newsletter. To day I received an email titled "Introducing the H6D-400c MS Multi-Shot Camera." It looks like a very capable tool to help capture the highest resolution and accurate color images. I scrolled down the bottom of the email to read this: "The H6D-400c MS will begin shipping March 2018 with a MSRP of $47,995. Pre-orders can start to be taken January 16th." Wow. A digital camera that no doubt already has a successor being worked on at Hasselblad. The shelf life of these things, for those who want the best, is very short. Heck, for $50,000 I could purchase a single channel for the MIT ACC 268 Articulation Control Console :~) Anyway, stuff is expensive. It's not just the highest of high end audio that's a bit shocking.
  5. SCHIIT's Yggdrasil

    Been listen to it for quite a while. Good stuff.
  6. Schiit

    Part 2 is done and was just sent off to Schiit for fact checking. Should be up by the end of the week.
  7. Album of the Evening

    I recently started listening to one complete album from start to finish every evening. It's really great to sit down, no Internet, no phone, no iPhone, no i-anything and close my evening out with uninterrupted music. There's nothing like closing out each day on a great note, no pun intended. I want to start this thread for people interested in doing the same thing. Listening to an album every evening and posting simply the artist and album information. Doesn't have to be a picture or the cover or a link or anything. It's more about enjoying this wonderful hobby. I'll start with my Album of the Evening for tonight: Artist: Boston Album: Boston
  8. Why does consumer audio SUCK?

    Not hard to believe. This afternoon I went from the Minnesota Orchestra to Rage Against the Machine. Both wonderful.
  9. You Think Audio Is Expensive?

    Don't forget about the Prosumer :~)
  10. Sonicorbiter - MQA decoding on the Rendu series

    Settle down Pedro. Your language isn't welcome here. Someone was trying to help you.
  11. Article: Schiit Audio Reference System Review Part 1

    Please note that this article was written with the new Schitt Yggdrasil Analog 2 update already in my DAC :~)
  12. You Think Audio Is Expensive?

    100% agree. With 12 shots on a 6x6 120 roll of film, I enjoy making photographs much more than my digital system. Spending time learning how to create better photographs with the camera as a tool, is more enjoyable for me, but I don't judge.
  13. SCHIIT's Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil News!
  14. Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Analog 2 Released

    Hey Guys - It's really cool to finally announce this to the CA Community. All the fans of the Yggdrasil will be happy to read that Schiit Audio has made it even better. Schiit update the analog stage of the Yggdrasil big time. I've been using this analog 2 update for several months, but couldn't say anything. In fact, in my Schiit Audio Reference System Part 1 article, I was using the Analog 23 update in my Yggdrasil, but had to just call it "the upgraded Yggy." Anyway, I'm writing part two to the Schiit series as you read this announcement. Here is the info directly from Schiit: Hey all, It’s hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since Yggdrasil shook up the high-end DAC market. But hey, time flies. And now it’s time for an update—to Yggdrasil Analog 2. Yggdrasil Analog 2 includes many refinements, including all-new Class A, DC-coupled discrete FET buffer stages and completely different internal board structure. The result is increased line driving capability, slightly lower noise and distortion, and…most importantly…significantly better sound!* *Yeah, that’s subjective. Yeah, we’re biased. So sue us. In any case, Yggdrasil Analog 2 has been shipping since late October, so many Yggdrasil owners have been enjoying it for some time. And, keeping Schiit’s promise of upgradability, all older Yggdrasils can be upgraded to Yggdrasil Analog 2. Yggdrasil with Analog 2 is available now for $2399 Yggdrasil Analog 2 upgrades are available now for $550 Product Page: http://www.schiit.com/products/yggdrasil Upgrade Page: http://www.schiit.com/products/yggdrasil-analog-2 Press Release: http://www.schiit.com/ All the best, Jason Stoddard Mike Moffat Co-Founders,
  15. MQA is Vaporware

    Most certainly. I reached out to people to do this, but so far nothing has come of it. I’d love to publish both sides to the story. I already published the Q&A with Bob Stuart, so I would like to publish the other side of MQA. It’s impossible for anyone to get the whole picture without both sides. I’m all ears for suggestions.
  16. Nativ: High-Res Music System & Touchscreen Control

    Hi Guys - New product launching named Nativ. I think it will be of interest to many around here. I see a little Roon embedded in this one :~) https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nativ-high-res-music-system-touchscreen-control#/
  17. Interesting article and great cartoon. The goal of audiophilia can never be reached. The quest itself is the point. Illustration by Janne Iivonen https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/audiophilia-forever-an-expensive-new-years-shopping-guide
  18. MQA is Vaporware

    Is my Pro-MQA lashing going to start soon? Thank you sir, may I have another :~)
  19. MQA is Vaporware

    You’re walking a very fine line and splitting a hair that likely can’t be split. Separating Lee Scoggins the person from Lee Scoggins the user on CA is a bridge too far. Please focus on the opinions and arguments put forth, rather than the person, and all will be fine.
  20. MQA is Vaporware

    Thats ok. We’ll disagree. I’m guessing there is more context to this. Perhaps posts from other sites and articles written. When I look at it as a first name in an MQA thread only, I say big deal. No worries though. We all come to this with different experiences.
  21. MQA is Vaporware

    There are boundaries of course. It’s tough to parse through this though. I see you listing your consulting competency and someone questioning that. A bit off topic but you brought it up and someone questioned it. If you brought it up to bolster people’s view of you or your opinions, then questioning it is fair game. Still off topic and not something that should continue long. I said its tough because I may have missed something relevant. Perhaps you didn’t bring it up. It it never hurts to fill me in with a little context when people report posts.
  22. MQA is Vaporware

    First name basis means nothing when we’re all discussing the same handful of people.
  23. MQA is Vaporware

    Wrong. Everyone deserves respect as a person. Not points of view, but people deserve respect. If you have no respect for people, I have no time for you. Perhaps you just got a bit carried away?
  24. MQA is Vaporware

    We’re you attempting to add something to the conversation?