Mr Underhill

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  1. Mr Underhill

    WAVE High Fidelity Cables

    Hi Nick, I have been following that thread and your contributions, and it is looooooooooooooooooooooooong. Do you have a website? M
  2. Mr Underhill

    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    I haven't tried Roon, and will only do so if they come to an arrangement with Qobuz. LMS has a plugin called C-3PO. If the Squeezelite client used is R2 then you can setup a number of target bit depths and sample rates. Have to say I am yet to hear any re-sampling that I prefer over the native rate of the file; generally sounds smoother but loses something. M
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    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

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    DIY budget Roon core / streamer

    Another Ubuntu variant mentioned on CA: https://www.snakeoil-os.net/Manual/
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    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    I exchanged some emails with Marko who writes and maintains Daphile. He recommends NOT using external USB storage for audio files, which won't work for me currently. REALLY happy with Vortexbox 2.5, but can always be persuaded to try something else. Roon: If they worked with Qobuz I would be tempted to try it. According to some posts I have seen the Roon uI is the best, but LMS sound quality is a tad better. M
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    DIY budget Roon core / streamer

    Hi Insider, Quote: I don't know what's happening, but the system is not so stable when you have usb attached. It boots slower, sometime the system hangs when you work. I've seen people having USB storages attached to servers and when we removed them, the problems were gone. So I don't recommend it. M
  7. Mr Underhill

    Border Patrol

    Hi Mike, I share Richard's enthusiasm. I would describe the sound as visceral. It makes music that you want to dance to, and I compared it to more expensive DACs; not better, but it was my pick. WRT USB, I deliberately went for SPDIF as USB interfaces update regularly, BUT - I have a host of supporting widgets and power supplies. Gary will have a well thought out USB interface & excellent power supply in the SE, so if USB is what you need then this will be straightforward, and I am sure will sound good. If you buy the box you will be able to listen to it on approval for a while, I didn't find it needed an extended break in; I'd give Gary a call. If you do purchase one let us know what you think. Cheers, M
  8. Mr Underhill

    DIY budget Roon core / streamer

    Hi Insider, I have exchanged a few emails with Marko who writes and maintains Daphile. Hi advice is NOT to host any audio files on USB - FYI.
  9. Mr Underhill

    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    Thx CM. Can it be set up simply as a server for LMS? M
  10. Mr Underhill

    DIY budget Roon core / streamer

    Good question. I couldn't find any details on what had been updated, and it is not officially available, it gets loaded when you update the OS to 2.5. BUT, it sounds better to me. M
  11. Mr Underhill

    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    Thx Insider, Posted reply. Has anyone played with any commercial operating systems? Euphony and Daphile come to mind. Any experience on detuning Linux for audio? M
  12. Mr Underhill

    DIY budget Roon core / streamer

    CM, He is running Vortexbox 2.4, this is open source and runs on Fedora. Insider, Did you do any research on the Motherboard, CPU, Memory and PSU in terms of sound quality? If you use the links on my thread you can upgrade VB to 2.5, which I found worthwhile. Be good to do a back to back comparison at some point - I am in Sarf London, so your suggestion for next year may be best. M
  13. Mr Underhill

    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    That sounds like a plan. Can you post a link to the new thread here when it is set up, thanks.
  14. Mr Underhill

    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    Shame you are a ways away. It would be good to test the VB box against your home brew. M
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    Raspberry Pi 3 vs Audiostore Prestige 3

    Straight forward with Vortexbox as you get SSH access. Using the Nova solution Martin assures me that only one is allowed, and I am the first person to see it as an issue.