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alex santos

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  1. Hello I have a small stereo that has no aux input. It does however have a 30 pin Apple dock connector onboard. As is I can connect iPods and iPhones up to the 4S for music playback. Note: I am not seeking some ultra hifi experience because this is not my goal. I have another capable system for that. My goal: Connect a WIFI adapter to the 30 pin dock connector so that I can stream wirelessly to the said stereo system. Found one solution: So far I found Dolry - Dolry Hi Fi Stone Wi Fi 30 pin connector for Apple iphone and Apple ipod. This seems very capable and meets all my needs but I am wondering if anyone knows other current solutions. System: Yamaha CRX330, iTunes (all content in lossless ALAC), WIFI, iPhone 5S with AAC content. Any solutions competing with DOLRY would be appreciated. I am just curious to see if there is any competition to choose from. Thanks in advance.
  2. Hello I have a TEAC A-H01, I used it for 3 months or so and then it suddenly began to hum on any input selected. I have tested the speakers on another integrated amp and there are no issues. I tried headphones and the same humming occurs. The testing was done on the same electrical line and everything is grounded because the test integrated amp does not display the same symptom. The hum occurs with the said device connected to speakers alone; no coax, usb, optical or line in connected. Could anyone who has the same device or similar provide some insight? Is there something more I can try? NOTE: After haring the humming I simply put it back in the original packaging and left it there for almost a year. I suppose I should have taken it in for service but I am certain I was just too busy. Anyway I think it needs a repair but perhaps there is some magical thing I can try.
  3. Thanks Eloise I will get a refund for the express. Is there an alternative to the AppleTV?
  4. Hi I just unboxed an Airport Express (small one that looks like AppleTV) about 2 hours ago. My AudioLab 8200CD reports "No Lock" intermittently about once a second. My previous express (previous model) never had this problem but it died. I tried firmware 7.6.3 and 7.6.4 and performance remains the same. I have tried streaming from iTunes on a MacBook Air 13, an iMac 27 and a Mac Mini; they all exhibit the same issue. The Macbook Air and Airport Express are in line of site to each other and within 6 meters of each other. Is there any solution? ***PS, My Apple TV 2 works absolutely fine - I just swap it out for the airport express but I wanted to use the express for 44.1KHz. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi I know this is an old thread but your comment is very applicable to me, 2 years later. So here goes, my main mac and the iTunes library is not directly connected to my 8200CD. What I want to do is get a second mac and use sharing to stream from the said mac to a directly connected mac. Do you see an issue here? I hope I was clear with the description. I'll outline it below again in case. iMac/iTunes Library --> wireless to airport extreme. Mac2 directly connected to the 8200CD via USB. Mac2 connected to airport extreme via ethernet. Mac2 is set to receive the iMac2/iTunes Library share. What do you think? Will I see a degradation of quality? I prefer to keep iTunes Library connected to the iMac due to USB Time Machine which backs up iTunes Library. I appreciate your take on this setup.
  6. Audirvana 1.4.5 airplay at 48KHz

    Hi If Audirvana is set to up-sample to 48KHz will the audio stream be passed through the Apple TV 2 which outputs at 48KHz? I know this is not a bit perfect set up but I am looking for a way to avoid the Apple TV 2 from doing the up-sampling because I am confident it does an inferior job of the same. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks for your patience.
  7. Indeed. I must have wget from my brew installation. By the way you can change the -A.flac to -A.m4v or for that matter -A.jpg for album art. It will all go in the same directory as long as the URL is the same.
  8. If you like some of the FLAC music on Archive.org but get tired of downloading them manually here is a gem of a terminal command that will download only the FLACs for you and put them in a folder in your home directory. wget -rc -A.flac --tries=5 http://archive.org/the/url/of/the/album Enjoy - no more alt-clicking to download. Works in OS X terminal.
  9. Yes you can! Select the Copy tab in Toast and choose Disc Copy. check “Use Disc Recovery”. From Toast’s File Menu, choose Save as Bin/Cue… Choose the save location for the resulting image files. Once this process is complete, launch XLD do the rest there. source: How to Preserve Your Music CD Collection on a Mac — Tech News and Analysis Alex
  10. xld Secure Ripper, AccurateRip v1/v2 signature and CRC32 hash

    Agreed, with the first point. The second comment would appear to make sense as well. Thanks for leaving your comments, I appreciate it.
  11. I thought I would share this with the community. I wondered about Toast as a tool to make a perfect copy of a CD and then somehow integrate XLD in the workflow. Well, this year old article, sums it up. It's very interesting. How to Preserve Your Music CD Collection on a Mac — Tech News and Analysis
  12. EAC vs XLD

    I see a lot of sites claiming EAC as 'the' ripper Exact Audio Copy. It runs only on Windows which I can run on my mac but I really like XLD. It seems to do a good job. Is there anything truly compelling with EAC that should suggest I switch from XLD? Any thoughts?
  13. Should I use one over the other? CD Paranoia appears to be out of date but this should not mean it isn't good but I wonder if I should be using it. As of this writing, you will find that, CDDA Paranoia Homepage was last updated in Sept 2008 which raises some concerns on whether continued use should be considered. Any thoughts?
  14. Hi I am wondering how I can verify the following, here is an example of an XLD rip log of a Nirvana CD. CRC32 hash : 401774B2 CRC32 hash (skip zero) : 60E2F2A9 AccurateRip v1 signature : 283D827E AccurateRip v2 signature : 9624CBA5 ->Accurately ripped (v1+v2, confidence 38+11/1036) First, what are the CRC32 hashes? What do they mean? Is it something I can verify against my CD? I think the same goes with the AccurateRip signature. How do I verify these as correct. How do I interpret these? Also, in the case of (v1+v2, confidence 38+11/1036), what does 38+11/1036 mean? If you need the entire log I will be happy to post. I appreciate any insight.
  15. Audirvana 1.4.2 and Airplay

    wgscott: Yes that is the link. Sorry it was rather late when I posted, thanks for filling in the gap!
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