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  1. Album of the Evening

    This Italian trumpeter is a recent discovery for me. Gorgeous album. Interesting take on the Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
  2. Thanks for the link Cebolla! I was unaware of this station.
  3. Am I the only one here that is excited about this? I love Radio Paradise and listen daily. I’ve discovered so much music listening to this station it would be hard to quantify. Anyway, free lossless streaming from this wonderful station. (Of course, you can always support them with a donation if you choose.)
  4. Apparently they have enabled higher bitrate streaming including lossless flac on iOS (not sure about Android). Here's a screenshot from my iPhone:
  5. Album of the Evening

    Listened to Beck's latest last night. Fun album.
  6. Google brought me to CA 9 years ago. At the time I wanted to wirelessly send music from my computer to my audio system. The two were separated by 15 ft. or so and I wanted to keep it that way. I had been using an Audioengine AW1 to accomplish this at the time but wanted better sound. Eventually my desire for good sound and convenience came together nicely. This of course brought me to using a purpose-built streamer. For me, it's always about the music and I'm very happy with this mash-up of my hobbies.
  7. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    After testing out the Loki Mini with my headphone system I inserted it into the main system and my experience is the same. I couldn't agree more. Like gldgate I'm only an occasional headphone user. The Loki Mini is a keeper.
  8. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    Woke up this morning and after a cup of coffee I decided to insert the Loki Mini into the headphone system. I just couldn't wait for the weekend and it's a bit easier to reconfigure my Schiit rather than the main system. First impressions .. works as advertised, easy to hear the adjustments, and transparent when in bypass mode. I think this will be a nice long-term addition to my headphone system. I'll share more impressions in time (if anyone cares).
  9. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    The Loki Mini arrived today. I anticipate a weekend of fun. I think I’ll insert it into the main system first, then the headphone system.
  10. Surge Protection

    I’ve also used one for years with my gear which has included 2 class AB amps and 2 class D amps. Great products.
  11. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    For a bit about the new Loki you can find Jason's thoughts here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-happened-the-story-of-the-worlds-most-improbable-start-up.701900/page-1661#post-13746220
  12. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    Couldn't resist .. ordered.
  13. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    I'm thinking of one for my headphone system (Asgard 2, Bifrost MB, Audio-Technica ATH-R70x) where it may do some good. I'm afraid I'll be constantly fiddling with knobs!
  14. Just upgraded to OS High Sierra

    I upgraded to High Sierra yesterday without issue (Mac mini, late 2012, 256GB SSD, 16GB memory). I did not do a clean install. Everything is running great and seems quite a bit faster with the new file system. I also converted my Oyen Digital MiniPro Thunderbolt SSD drive to APFS without issue. This drive contains a backup library of my music and I did not reformat beforehand. The conversion only took seconds and I've yet to detect any problems. I use this library in conjunction with A+ 2.6.8 & Fidelia 1.6.5, which are both running fine. A very good experience for me this time around.
  15. The new Schiit Loki Mini

    Was curious what y'all think of this new hardware-based EQ solution by Schiit? It’s certainly affordable (no surprise) .. I'm tempted. Schiit Loki Mini