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  1. matteos

    Qobuz Studio Premier

    I've just got rid of TIDAL for Qobuz and I am liking Qobuz a lot more. The cheaper price is good but I found TIDAL a little weighted away from the music I like, some of it just not on there. They both sound really good through Roon and easy to work with. I thought Tidal's interface wasn't great...
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    I’ve done that before. Bought something I meant to save for later. On the plus side you’re going to love it. It’s just such a neat little thing. Already I’m thinking about other projects I could use one of these on.
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    There are no thermal pads between the posts and the two other chips. I have some arctic silver kicking around somewhere though. I don’t know how well those posts make contact.
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    You’ve been a great source of info in all of this Mikey! The heat sinks did come with a thermal pad. I think they should be ok. The power supply has a power on/off switch too which is quite handy. I bought the Vilros kit off of Amazon. Figured they would have matched a decent PSU.
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    The fan seems very weak, but it’s tiny. These are pretty safe to leave on all the time right?
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    Just put my Raspberry Pi4 together. I ended up getting the 4gb one as there was a delay on the 8gb so I cancelled. I got everything and a case for just under $100. This thing is great, tucked out of the way. Playing Neil Young at 24 Bit from Tidal sounds really good.
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    I have a spare PC collecting dust and enough in parts to build another. But these are ATX systems and they are big. My DAC - the Yggy is huge... It's the size of an HTPC and it makes dropping another big box next to it out (WAF). The Raspberry Pi is such a neat way around it. An ITX system would...
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    Affordable Roon Endpoint

    Great info in this thread. I just ordered a Pi 4 today with the 8gb RAM. I’ve been streaming music from my PC to my appleTV via Plex to my new Yggy DAC these last few weeks but it tops out at 16 bit and I want to get the full 24 bit from Tidal and the high Rez albums I have. I Installed Roon...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    It will be a very slow process but once enough people have succumbed to the virus, then minds will eventually change. Until then the drawn out lockdown continues. It's like house arrest. But with house arrest you can have friends over.
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    As long as I never have to read Kant again. I must have read each page of Critique of Pure Reason at least 3 times before I knew what he was talking about..
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    Schiit Yggy - Garage Stock

    I just bought a Schiit Yggy off of the 'gon and was awaiting its arrival before I thought I'd share my opinions... But as I was looking on their website for a headphone amp to go with my modi multibit that will be going on headphone PC duty I noticed they were selling a "Garage version" of the...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    Teaching people logic and how to think is the subject - Philosophy. They don’t teach that in schools anywhere really. They should. As a subject it gets mocked and derided by people who don’t really understand what it is. Perhaps ethics gets taught on occasion. But that is about it.
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    I lasted about 3 weeks on next door before I asked them to delete my account. For the same exact reason. I only want to know about people’s politics when I ask them or we are discussing it. I don’t need opinions jammed down my throat no matter what the subject is. But I do know which lawns my...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    This study just came out. A study of 17 million in the UK. The UK has very good universal healthcare, I lived there for decades and witnessed it first hand, so I think the relation between race/poverty and access to healthcare is far less pronounced than it is in the USA. It pretty much confirms...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    This is a worldwide pandemic. There's plenty of information out there that isn't suspect. I've seen some great videos with the Korean head of epidemiology. Likewise great information from the Germans... Basically you can look at any country with a good rate of success and see what they are...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    Last point for now... This is what the Waves of the Spanish flu looked like... Clearly the worst is literally to happen. To reach herd immunity is something like 70%.
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    I agree. We have to bunker down and take it. COVID will destroy conspiracy theories one way or the other in time.
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    Well, when you get the leader of the country saying masks are for wusses...
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    The Covid-19 thread.

    I read that immunity for people who had very mild or asymptomatic cases was only a few months. For people with severe cases it was more, but the length didn't seem reported, not lifelong though. Either way it bodes very poorly for our collective future. Imagine if every time you caught a cold it...
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    Giant Killer Doorway DAC?

    LOL. I suppose that was worth repeating twice.. A year later and my opinion hasn't changed..
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