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MickC

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  1. That's very odd. The only issue I've had (and not recently) is dropouts in the rip itself - I've never had issues with the system sound at all. Mick
  2. I’ve just tried here on my Klimax Radikal/2 and there’s very faint noise for a couple of seconds at startup, which is presumably the belt slipping as the platter gets up to speed, but once it’s running there’s nothing I can hear at all. Mick
  3. I bought a copy in the year of its release. I still have it but it gets no airplay here nowadays - my preference is for the early incarnation of the band, when the lineup included Peter Green. Mick
  4. Dare I mention that dreaded word, Roon? I’ve been using it since late 2019 and wouldn’t go back to any of the apps you’re using. I use it across several control points - iPhone, iPad and occasionally a Windows 11 PC, with absolutely no connectivity issues whatsoever. You can get a free trial too… Mick EDIT: And if you use this referral link you get a month free if you take up the subscription. I get no benefit as I’m already a lifetime nember, but if it helps you you’re welcome! https://roonlabs.com/r/pyom7YVBHkaYh1u10Fwebw
  5. I have a transparent LP - by Tangerine Dream - and always enjoyed the way the grooves kind of beat against each other! Mick
  6. I have an old 'spare' iPad too, but I updated it to 12.5.5 ok. I suspect @lowemj's iPad is this one:- iPad with Retina display | Fourth | 9.7" | A6X | 2012 | 10.3.3/10.3.4(Cellular) | Discontinued October 2014 Mick EDIT: Info gleaned from this page:- https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-250001726
  7. Looks like Songcast no longer works on recent Apple and MS operating systems, although @Warrencould use Airplay. Mick
  8. The betas always time out, unfortunately. There are three versions of the Linn app on Testflight currently, but the oldest - 4.3.22 - has only eight days before it stops working. Mick
  9. My dusty old maths tells me that’s pretty much an increase of 50%, from £21,600 on the September pricelist. I wonder what the thinking is there? Mick
  10. I was going to recommend Roon too. I trialled it two years ago and it only took me a few days to realise it was the control point that suited me perfectly. No regrets in the ensuing time either. Mick
  11. I think you may need to download the appropriate firmware, hit the fallback button on the rear and try loading the just-downloaded firmware. I've only done this once in thirteen years of DS ownership so I can't be more specific than that, sorry. I'm sure there will be others here with more detail for you. Mick
  12. Too busy playing LPs! Easily better though. The first album I played was Stevie Wonder's Innervisions. The bass and piano were very much improved, to a surprising level. All so much more involving too. I did notice, as have others, that the blue LED flashes a few times immediately after power up before settling down, and that the power button LEDs are much dimmer when the appropriate speed has been reached. No biggie at all, as I found the original change in brightness unclear at times. All in all, a worthwhile upgrade - thanks to Colin at WYSaH for doing such a good job (and making such 'damned fine coffee'!) Mick
  13. I agree with other folk here - Songcorder is the most straightforward way. Slicing up the files into individual tracks afterwards can take a while. I use an early version of Wavelab that I got free with a sound card many years ago, then add tags with MP3Tag. Others use Vinylstudio, which automates a lot of the work I do manually. Mick
  14. I can't see it doing so (much as I'd love it if that were the case!) because any Kandid traded in against an Ekstatik over the next twelve months or so will have been bought at the old price. After a year or so, who knows? Mick
  15. I too got to spend a little time at WYSaH on Wednesday (in the company of that fine chap, IanH of this parish) hearing the same dem - Kandid vs Ekstatik- and it’s a fine upgrade, in both musical and hifi terms. The Kandid put up a very good fight but it was clear within moments which was the winner. My Kandid will probably be due for renewal soon, and there’s every chance I’ll spring for the Ekstatik at that point after hearing what it brings to the party. Mick
  16. Only gear purchase in my short-ish term future may (MAY, Colin Macey!) be an Ekstatik next year. Thankfully it’s not included in the rise this time. Other than that, not that much that I can see. LP12 and KRadikal currently in for the upgrade to Radikal2 at the moment so Linn will be getting some cash from me before Christmas! Mick
  17. Dropping off my LP12 and Radikal for the upgrade at WYSaH tomorrow, so no vinyl for me for a while Mick
  18. They’ve worked for me too for a while at least (I use Roon so seldom run Kazoo or the Linn app) but only through those apps, not the TuneIn app itself. Mick
  19. I use Roon ROCK on an 8i5 NUC, with internal 2TB HDD for local files, and a subscription to Qobuz. It’s in our tiny loft conversion two floors from the kit so no worries about mechanical noise! Files are ripped to the main pc before being copied to the NUC to check metadata so that’s one local backup. There’s another local one on an HP Microserver which uses Microsoft’s version of RAID - Storage Spaces. Two off site backups as well - one in the cloud using BackBlaze, the other at our flat in another NUC running Roon ROCK, and I take newly ripped files there whenever we visit. It’s probably overkill but seems to work well for us. Mick
  20. Ooh - I didn’t know about this. We saw Sharon with the Dap-kings a few years ago in London. A real soul review. Superb stuff. Mick EDIT: Just found it on Qobuz…
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