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  1. I'm sorry to hear that Matteo, old man. I have to say, I'd be mighty annoyed, too. It's all very well using a federated search across sources, but you need to be able to restrict it to selected sources, too. I appreciate that we can try to be practical and opt for Lumin or Roon or an alternative, but it doesn't address the issue that Linn doesn't seem to care an iota about this customer touch point. Using Linn control software is an exercise in accepting futility or restriction, or at best, playing something through gritted teeth after swearing because you can't find what you're looking f
  2. Hello Linn enthusiasts, Over the years my exchanges with the Linn Helpdesk have left much to be desired, but somehow the last two take the biscuit. Just before Xmas 2020 my Linn DSM blew a gasket, so I called the Linn telephone number and was told outright that Linn categorically did not do repairs. I was at a total loss. It was helpful members on this forum who set that untruth to rest and pointed me in the right direction. (I'm still thankful to those helpful members.) Now, again I contacted the helpdesk to ask why it is that I can search my classical music collection for a co
  3. @grommeteer You are not alone, matey. Over the years I've tried various things to eliminate this annoying Airplay hiss including: Changing router - no effect Alternating sources e.g. Airplaying from different iOS devices / Mac computers - no effect Optimising my home wifi network - no effect - on the plus side, I now have an excellent network with good RSSI and low noise. (The signal is solid - I can airplay for hours without any drop-outs). Testing on my other music systems - the issue persists on my other Linn system and Naim MuSo QB.** Contacting Li
  4. Thanks for weighing in, Jamster, with some good points well made. Not least for making abundant the two prevalent pricing models. You say that you didn't want to pay for it. Well, that's just the thing - I did. I would be prepared to pay for Roon if it were based on a license model at a level reflective of its ongoing value, which, as has been pointed out, is a highly subjective thing. And that, I suppose, is the crux, and where we see eye to eye - neither of us thought the value justified the price. As for the underpinnings of Roon's operations, I would also go some way to agreeing
  5. It isn't. The more keen-eyed will have noted my willingness to pay under a different pay model. It's not collecting income OR paying taxes - a functioning economy needs both. The themes central to this posting are value v price. And, at a stretch, ethics.
  6. Today (Christmas day) my free trial of Roon came to an end and I was glad to be shot of it. Good riddance, I say. Why? Not because of the interoperability, which is best-in-class, or the interface which is very slick, but it's something more fundamental and visceral than that, to my mind. Frankly, their billing model is the epitome of avarice. In a nutshell, Roon is on-premise software that aggregates 3rd party content and services into a top-level interface, so I would gladly pay a one-off fee for a license, but not periodic billing for ongoing usage. Secondly, the annual costs cost
  7. For what it's worth I, too, have thrown my hat into the Roon ring to give it a test spin. And like @Alexxus I've stumbled upon music I didn't know I had. Hurrah. But one thing is grating on me already - the album background info. To my mind, these are equal parts information and opinion. There are a few things wrong with this. Firstly, too many of these opinon pieces are riddled with errors. Secondly, they're just too opinionated. On the errors, I don't mean inaccuracies, but sloppy, inexpert writing. They are a far cry from the poised, well-written reviews or the incisive gems one finds
  8. @All, Given the previous discussion concerning the multitude of parameters that can be adjusted, this may seem a blockheaded question, but I'll take the risk. Do you account for your radiators in your SOv2 profile in any way? If so, how? Thank you. Q
  9. Thanks @kelly200269, yes, I briefly looked into Roon, but my NAS isn't supported. (The cpu architecture needs to be either intel / arm and over a certain spec, too.)
  10. Hi @DavidHB, yes, I'm Davaar 4.79.383 on my Linn DS and DS-I. I only upgraded to this to take advantage of Space Optimisation v2. The thought of letting beta software (from Linn) run amok gives me cold sweats. I'm already struggling with Linn's control apps as it is, which seem to be in perpetual beta. The Linn helpdesk didn't mention anything about upcoming support for other media servers in future versions of Davaar and I'm not all that keen on signing up to an annual licence for MinimServer 2, especially if I'm not sure it'll have the outcome I want. Thanks for looking into it anyway.
  11. Thanks, @DavidHB. I'm using MinimServer (update 134) (on Synology) and can't reproduce the options you're seeing on Kazoo. (I'm on Kazoo v4.13.74), so I'm so confused. Also today on this point Linn (Helpdesk) replied with the following: "The Pin option is only available for the Linn KazooServer media server – the media servers you are using are not compatible for assigning Pins." I give up.
  12. @DavidHB et al, I wonder if you can help with me with this. I've been hitting my head against this particular brick wall for some time now. I recently placed some .M3u8 files on Minimserver to stream radio. (It's my workaround to the BBC-TuneIn fallout.) When I navigate to them on Kazoo, I can add them to the queue and play them. So far so good. But I can't find the option to pin them. The only options I see are Play Now, Play Next, Play Later, Add to+. Are you using Kazoo Server? See attached images. What am I doing wrong?
  13. @DavidHB As one who might be taking the plunge on a MDSM/4 myself, I'd be interested in your write-up, David. Incidentally, is this your first MDSM?
  14. @Ian H For weeks I, too, kept seeing the dreaded "Something went wrong" message. This was consistent across browsers, but in the end it was resolved by upgrading Davaar. Credit to Richard (from Linn Helpdesk) for resolving the issue. Background: My version of Davaar was pre-Space Optimisation v2 and I was trying to initialise SO2 online. (Battle-scarred, I'm always weary of the old helpdesk favourite "try updating" for fear of untested software unleashing a Pandora's box of bugs, but this is a rare instance when an update did actually make things better.)
  15. Far from it. I've also written to Linn to report this issue. This is the case on iOS12 and on both Kazoo v4.13.72 and Kazoo v4.13.74, which was released yesterday with a release note about fixing crashing! Another half-baked release.) (Before anyone asks why I'm in the stone ages with iOS12, it's because iOS 13 broke Linn's implementation of AirPlay. The buffers used in Linn DS are too small to allow an uninterrupted stream and why users experience drop-outs when AirPlaying to their Linns. Linn tell me that this is a hardware restriction and cannot be corrected by firmware.)
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