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  1. Swapped out my Audio Analogue Maestro Settanta Rev 2.0 integrated for a Bellini Virtual Battery Rev 2.0/Donizetti Rev 2.0 pre/power setup
  2. Quick follow-up, using the realtime traffic stats on my Asus RT-AC68U router to look at the bitrate of some live-streams on Tunein via the Dot Radio 1 - 128Kbps Radio 3 - looks like the 320Kbps stream PlanetRock - 64 Kbps
  3. Thought I'd compare the sound quality of the Amazon Dot in my main set-up (below). As the Dot can only stream compressed files and has no optical output, the only valid comparison was using MP3 files I'd ripped using EAC and uploaded to Amazon Music compared to playing the MP3 from NAS through the Transporter. Bottom line, the Dot sounds inferior on the same files compared to the Transporter. It's listenable, but definitely losses out on bass and the top sounds harsher. The mix gets more 'blended', it's not making the most of the information left in the MP3. The delta was less than going from MP3 to FLAC, but was noticeable. Shame there's no mini-TOS on the 3.5mm to bypass DAC/line stage. I was looking at the router stats to see what the Dot was doing, it appears to load the file into cache rather than streaming in real-time, initially taking > 1Gbps of bandwidth to d/l the file, then nothing much. NB The reason for getting the Dot was in anticipation of the community developing voice control for Logitech Media Server. Plus it tell jokes.
  4. For sale XTZ Room Analyzer V1, SOLD In original box, you get - Microphone with USB Microphone base with USB lead RCA male/male adaptor 5m RCA cable 1pc RCA Y-cable Instructions Serial #XTZ 0701056 0001867 Download software here - I plugged this into a Windows 10 machine and the drivers and s/w ran fine, see screen grab.
  5. Minimserver+ffmpeg is reportedly also allowing generic UpNP streamers to access the BBC streams by decoding the AAC in HLS and presenting as PCM.
  6. It will require the manufacturer to release updated firmware which supports for HLS protocol the BBC have switched to using to carry the AAC stream. That may be possible, as even mobile phones can handle HLS On LMS, ffmpeg is busy handling HLS and also transcoding AAC to FLAC, which every Squeezebox player can decode.
  7. The Squeezebox community have got the BBC streams back, at least for now! Instructions from bpa for Windows - Install ffmpeg.exe (static 64 bit) into the LMS Bin directory alongside sox, faad etc. The ffmpeg.exe came from here - Zeranoe FFmpeg - Builds Install ffmpeg before installing the plugin otherwise you'll need to restart LMS after install of ffmpeg. To get the option of installing the PlayHLS plugin add the repository URL below at bottom of LMS settings Plugins. After installing the plug-in, LMS will offer to reboot, do this. Add the URL of new BBC Radio streams to your Favourites, list here
  8. This high-handed attitude by the BBC has indeed given me the incentive to give up paying their tax.
  9. A few years back, I'd have said never put your NAS on wifi. Now with an Asus router I have a HP 54L micro-server on the 5Ghz band and my Squeezbox players on 2.4Ghz and streaming works OK.
  10. Ageing ears no longer able to hear differences in equipment ?
  11. Mind the stylus with that duster, pet!
  12. Have you tried the Transporter's analogue outputs into the amp to compare its internal DAC? FWIW I run mine with the standard 'sharp' roll-off filter and polarity inversion disabled.
  13. Behind the desk in my study (and needing a dust, must have words with the wee wifey! ), HP N54L mini-server doing duty as 12TB NAS and LMS host with Touch and Squeezebox Controller. Old skool Quad stack with Sonus Faber Concertinos used as near-field monitors.
  14. Naxos has launched ClassicsOnline HD•LL, offering lossless and hi-rez streaming up to 24/192 of classical music.
  15. After reinstalling LMS you need to set the root directory of the music library in Basic Settings->Media Folders, then rescan
  16. Sounds more like that after rebooting the router, a different IP address has been allocated to the NAS. Boxee and Windows have rediscovered the NAS at its new address, but the Touches have held onto the previous IP address for the Logitech Media Server. Once you're 100% sure what IP address the NAS has been given, use the add remote server function on the player(s) to add this IP of the server You really want to reserve the IP address of the NAS in the router, so it won't jump about on reboot.
  17. Anyone know if the TIDAL player in a web brower can be made to use WASAPI on Windows PC? I see the streaming uses Flash, but it always uses the Windows mixer!
  18. Figured out how to delete from the Play Queue... Impressed with the lossless catalogue of country blues and slide guitar, usually only available on 32kbps internet radio stations. Been listening to a lot of Snooky Pryor, Mississippi John Hurt, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (also from Mississippi), etc
  19. Anyone know how to stop the dire 'bonus tracks' from playing automatically at the end of the selected album/playlist on TIDAL ?
  20. Sonos is the only system the ladies can figure out how to use. Proven so many times...
  21. I read Simple Audio's Facebook and Twitter accounts have been deleted in the last 48 hours