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    Blue Jeans CAT 6A
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Porter Port outlet
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn AEDSM
  • Digital Source 2
    OPPO 105D
  • DAC
    PS Audio Dectet
  • Integrated Amp
    Shunyata Venom/K600
  • Pre-Amp
    Linn AEDSM
  • Power Amp/s
    Majik Exaktbox-i
  • My Speakers
    Linn 212's
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    Sennheiser HD 6xx
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Yes to Zee's and Mike's and McGillroy's comments, but I also ran away from the 2K'ed 109's (but have enjoyed, in small bouts, my exakted Komponent 104's), which you seem to be enjoying in their larger siblings. You could get passive Akudoriks, use your Exaktbox-i, and add a sub. This becomes a multi stage process, which may change the financial constraints? Don't worry, they (I'm only basing this on what my lesser, but relatively equivalent 212's do) do bass, so that initial step won't feel like too much of a step back. Exakt extracts everything out of them, just like your 140's.
  2. It's not something I care about either. It's just an attempt to get the best route to the game servers for the lowest ping time. It's all the other things he raves about like the UI, software (regular Asus updates + Merlin firmware), signal strength, thermal solution, multi gigabit connectivity, excellent mesh network-ability, and especially the great price for all the above. My Oppo has much more issues with obtaining and maintaining a stable network connection than the Linn stuff. And it's been much more reliable, but not perfect with this new router, especially with the above mentioned IGMP tweak mentioned above. Do I have a double NAT if I'm using a PPoE connection over ADSL? My router has the WAN IP in it, assigned by the ISP modem. I had the carrier disable the Wi-Fi in their modem.
  3. https://dongknows.com/asus-rt-ax86u-ax5700-gaming-router-review/ I just got the above unit, and haven't had any waiting for rooms. I would highly recommend spending serious time on this guy's site. Not just the reviews, but there is a lot of useful info about networking to help understand how to free yourself from the tyranny of ISP drek. He, like myself, is an Asus fanboi, but there are lots of good reasons to be. And I always urge anyone to sideline whatever their ISP provided them by turning off any Wi-Fi it produces, and only use it as a glorified modem (internet access thingamajig). Own, design, and maintain you own networking componentry, and you will have fewer problems. And to this end, the Asus software is the best in the consumer class space. Someone above reminded me to tinker with the IGMP. It took me less than a minute.
  4. Hifiberry or one of the Boss DAC's. I believe a Google for Boss DAC HAT will find you it.
  5. How to list files with "dir" The "dir" command is not new but it remains one of the most useful for average PC users. If you have ever wanted to make a list of all the files contained in a particular folder, you will have discovered that the Windows GUI provides no easy way to do this. It is very straightforward, however, when using the command line. The command “dir myfolder” will list the files and folders contained in myfolder. Again, there are switches that provide for various modifications of the command. For example “/h” will show hidden files and “/s” will list the contents of sub-folders in addition to those of the main folder. Of course, the normal output of the command is to the screen. To output to a file instead of the screen, the command isdir myfolder >listmyfolder.txtwhere “>” is the redirection symbol. The file "listmyfolder.txt" will be created by the command. Output can also be redirected straight to a printer on the LPT1 port but I think it is better to first create a file and then print from there if hardcopy is desired. These lists can be a lot longer than you might think. (These days most printers are on USB, anyway.) This use of dir is also available in Windows 98/Me. The dir command can also be used to list only files with a given extension. For exampledir myfolder\*.doc /s >listmyfolder.txtwill list all Microsoft Word files in myfolder and its subfolders. This form of the command will also list all the directories and sub-directories. If you want a list of filenames only, add the switch /b. The filename will include the full path. Or a simpler version https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/104541-putting-folder-names-text-file.html
  6. Both DB and Carl, you are setting these roll off points in konfig, or the Linn app with extra fields that appear when an Exaktbox sub is added? You both have Linn subs, which are both measured for Exakt, so shouldn't there be an automatic figure generated by Exakt, or is the room such a dominant force in this that we need to be able to tweak?
  7. Thanks for that clarification, I was just going my memory of the high points. That would make a huge difference.
  8. C'mon babe, florid prose reaching into the thousands of words was where I was leading!
  9. ^^^^ The MDSM/3 is upgradeable to Exakt! Classik, Katans, Aktiv kardz, K400, silvers, 5125, 6100D, 109's, K600, 6100D Aktiv kardz, Ninkas, MDSM/2, Komponent 104's, Majikurate Exaktbox-i, 212's, AEDSM, Exaktbox sub, Majik 126. Are we there yet dad? One look at that list says I'm never satisfied, and that might be true. Sunday I researched Zee's new wireless network setup. I was just lying on the sofa, not "in position". Several times the system just reached out and demanded I listen. It's just that good to pull me out of an internet induced trance. But then sometimes all the resplendent detail overwhelms to the point of fatigue. Maybe I'm listening too hard? If I met the CEO I would have one very specific recommendation. I think it would solve many of the above problems. All my devices are given static IP's on my LAN. Kazoo should be able to store the "last good configuration", and attempt to connect to that again upon startup. Sure, sometimes I forget to turn on Wi-Fi and am still on 5g, so, my bad. Then it could, after checking the last good, go off in search of greener UPnP pastures in the hopes of making a connection. But if I'm on my network, which never changes, that last good configuration is always gonna work. I'm not a code monkey, so I'm sure there may be some reason why this can't be implemented, and this might explain why the "waiting for rooms" has been a bug bear for myself, and myriad other angrier commenters, as long as I've had a DSM. UPnP is hard. If we users can input our (semi permanent) credentials for the Linn app login, could we be able to add the necessary static IP's for the common (or many) control point(s), DSM, and NAS please? And that is no doubt burdensome for many readers of this thread, as would be assigning static IP's. But a query for last good configuration would require no input by users. Very rudimentary LAN configuration steps like this could be a service done by dealers upon setup. Users without NAS's would only really need the IP of the DSM to be static. This might not be doable on carrier supplied routers/gateways, but for users like me, it would only require urging by someone doing the install to input the new device into a table in my router firmware. Non nerdz eyes glaze over here. I will say my OPPO 105D is much less reliable than Linn in the software department, and Nestor has mentioned Naim software was a nightmare for him often, so nobody has this figured out. It's hard! But every time I have to go in and change the pulldown in settings back to 192.168.x.x because kazoo has been hoodwinked by Blockada into thinking that is THE network, I scream WHY?! Last good configuration. Period!
  10. That is a Majik review Karl (sorry, had to do the k thing)! How was the setup process? What do you think the sub added?
  11. What is kind of interesting is the specs are the same for both the 226 and 126. Ten inch driver, 500 watts of Chakra amplification, 41 pounds weight. And yes, I said that there could be no difference in Exakt when using my old MDSM and my me AEDSM, and I was wrong!
  12. Yes, but given the existence of the NSA facility in Bluffdale Utah that is literally copying everything ever done on the internet, the costs of storage are cheap, and getting cheaper. It is the common sales pitch for all these services to say they have a large amount of tracks, often comparing this number to that of their competitors. I'm sure they look at the factoid that Fleetwood Mac, Rumours jumped back into the top of the charts because it was the soundtrack of a viral video on some other streaming service. It would be bad PR if their subscribers went to find it, and couldn't.
  13. Does anybody have anything to say about Majik 126's? Specifically, musicality? Compared to REL T series? Repairability/reliability? I have an Exaktbox sub.
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