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  • Turn Table
    Project Expres Acryl
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ortofon Rhondo red
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    Project Tube Box DS
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    Synology NAS/mac
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    Primare SC15
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    Cyrus mono x
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    Spendor S5e
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    Audeze EL-8
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  1. Hi all The Primare is now out of favour and sits alone in it's box. Several polite emails from Primare, but still no software update! I have read a review recently of another (high end) network player that only plays gapless up to 24/192 on aiff, flac, wav files etc but not dsd. My stream x2 is singing as beautifully as ever and now that I have the QXR upgrade on my pre dac, I'm a happy bunny. Probably sell the SC15 on at a massive loss, but hey ho, that's hifi for you!
  2. This one always hits the spot for me. What a performer Alex was! This is how to tell a story and captivate an audience! Love the guy at about 2.43!
  3. In fairness to Primare, I feel I must post this quick response I received from them early on Monday. "Keith, gapless is on the list for the next update, but I cannot say exactly when that will be released, as there are a number of other items to be included, and then submitted for approval by the various license holders (Apple, Google, Spotify, etc.), which adds another variable outside of our control. We will do our best to get it out as soon as we possibly can, Terry" ...But, I still cannot get my head round the fact that a company can release for sale a product that they say, "...continues to deliver astonishing performance..." , but clearly does not? I await the "next update".
  4. ...and frustrating! But, with thanx to bigfool for the headsup, I have been in touch with Primare via email to enquire about future updates. The reason I opted for Primare was on the back of recommendations and hearing a friends system a while back. Other than this glitch (I hope it's just a glitch), build quality is excellent and I am loving how it sounds, although I'm still 'burning' it in.
  5. Thanx for that Bigfool1956, I missed that one! Is your handle a typo? But surely you wouldn't release a product until it"s fully operational, unless you're Musical Fidelity?
  6. Yep, both were connected to my Synology Nas on the same wired network. The Cyrus sang successfully for a number of years until the recent purchase of the Primare SC15, which I believed to be a cost effective upgrade (higher spec playback) and also reducing my box count. The Cyrus acted the same, whether used via the Cadence app, the N remote, or via the manual controls on the unit. In fact, the Cyrus is an easy to use, faultlessly smooth operator, it"s only down fall being it's capabilities (24/192 res). I did wonder whether or not it was an app issue (Prisma) or even a media server (compatibility) issue on the NAS. I tried other media server apps on the NAS, but other than prolonged reindexing, didn't achieve much. I use Jriver MC21 on my mac and that plays, as one would expect, faultlessly (gapless) via USB on both players. Nope, the Primare app is pants as far as settings go! You have confirmed my suspicions. ...and therefore I ask, how do we (users) know which players are capable of gapless playback? Surely professional reviewers should make a point of informing their readers, instead of just crowing about how good or bad it sounds or bleating on about it"s hi spec at a bargain several hundred squid or more?!!
  7. I have recently purchased a Primare SC15 pre/network player/Dac, but I have a problem with it concerning gapless playback! The problem occurs when I play files from my Synology NAS over wired ethernet connection. At the end of each track there is a noticeable pause and an audible click before the next track plays. I can live with this to certain extent, but not when I am listening to a classical piece with a continuous flow through the movements. Previously I have used a Cyrus stream x2 (which incidentally, I still possess) with no problems. I have since read customer reviews on other network players/streamers where this has been a concern, most notably the Arcam rPlay. Researching reviews of various players, via web and HiFi publications, I have found no mention by the professional reviewer as to whether NAS playback is gapless or otherwise. My experience has me concerned. Am I missing something? My Cyrus (wired back into use today) still plays gapless. I am interested in the Pro-ject Stream Box S2 Ultra for a second NAS based system. How should I know that it will play gapless or not? Any helpful comments would be much appreciated.
  8. Mud_shark

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    Hi Wammers, I'm Keith. I came here looking for an answer, haven't found it, so I thought I'd sign up and try and interrogate some willing soul(s)!
  9. Hi Mud_shark,

    A very warm welcome to THE WAM - MUSIC & HIFI FORUM, you are now part of a fantastic group of music lovers and HiFi enthusiasts.

    We are very excited that you have decided to join us. It is packed full of interesting reviews, news and pictures of great HiFi systems and other tech gadgets for your enjoyment.

    Our members know just about everything there is to know about amps, speakers, turntables and all things music so feel free to introduce yourself and ask them!



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