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    Qobuz vs Tidal App Comparison

    I switched from Tidal to Qobuz since the latter now offers hi-res music for practically the same price as Tidal's 320 AAC plan if you pay annually (not that I can hear the difference between the two formats). https://www.soundandvision.com/content/qobuz-drops-mp3-moves-cheaper-streaming-plan I...
  2. BillG

    An Android device as a touchscreen network streamer...

    A few days ago I stumbled across a video of Darko discussing using an LG V30 smartphone as a network streamer. Since I don't trust him very much, nor do I care for his presentation style, I decided to experiment with the idea myself. By the way, the following site conducts some performance...
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    Advice on streamer and connection to active speakers (optical in)

    Dear all, I have been following this forum for quite some time now, appreciating the reviews and often scientific discussions. Many thanks to all the posters! I wanted to ask for advice on how to best connect my active speakers. I recently bought a pair of beolab 20 speakers. Those are active...
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    Mac mini (2014) > Matrix Audio Sabre Pro MQA

    I'm looking for a reasonable source/streamer for my Matrix DAC (Roon, Airplay, Spotify Connect) , that will be arriving shortly. One consideration is an Allo USB Bridge (with regular power supply). However I also have a Mac mini laying around. Would one be much better than the other...
  5. BillG

    Google Nest Mini as potential Chromecast Audio replacement...

    "As we exclusively reported earlier this week, Google is working on a product called the “Nest Mini,” which is a second-generation of the Google Home Mini. We’re told the product will feature better speakers, some proximity features, and a built-in wall mount, too. That’s all very cool, but...
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    Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra - Need disk image copy

    I bought one of these recently, and was enjoying it fully, until for some reason I decided to install a base level Raspbian Buster without first making a copy of the default Volumio installed disk! Now of course I discover that the BT/Wifi chipset (LM811 based, so using Realtek 8723BU Linux...
  7. BillG

    Another potential Chromecast Audio replacement at $399USD...

    Another potential Chromecast Audio replacement, should they ever become completely unobtainable. However, this one supports AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth, the ability to play from an attached USB drive, and has an optical output, in addition to having Chromecast Built-in... :D...
  8. BillG

    Khadas VIM3, the Raspberry Pi rival, launches for US$99.99 with an SoC capable of achieving 5.0 TOPS...

    Khadas has changed the VIM3 slightly from when we previously reported on it earlier this month. The single-board computer (SBC) now features a more powerful Amlogic SoC, the hexa-core A331D, which can output up to 5.0 TOPS. The VIM3 now starts at US$99.99 and will ship worldwide from August 10...
  9. BillG

    Raspberry Pi 4 lands today with quad 1.5GHz Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cores, up to 4GB RAM...

    "The brains, a Broadcom BCM2711 system-on-chip, features four 64-bit Armv8 Cortex-A72 CPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz, a step up from the A53 found in the Model 3 B+. The Raspberry Pi Foundation reckons its latest shiny-shiny is comparable to an entry-level x86-based system and we’d have to agree...
  10. BillG

    Potential Chromecast Audio replacement, with optical output...

    This time with actual Chromecast built in, for $100USD... :cool: https://www.harmankardon.com/wireless-accessories/ADAPT+PLUS.html https://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-Wireless-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B078N87HP8?fbclid=IwAR3hQxS8uiqXrlSZw5YeEo0j7xI5nn-P0yxslgFwvWybY95YrxB2XlQRuDs
  11. BillG

    Poweramp users, do I have some news for you! Our favorite Android music player now supports Chromecast (Build 821+)

    Poweramp users, do I have some news for you! Our favorite Android music player now supports Chromecast (Build 821+)... ⚡:p https://forum.powerampapp.com/files/file/53-poweramp-v3-build-823-uniapk/
  12. orchardaudio

    PecanPi - Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer

    Meet the PecanPi DAC and Streamer Improvements over previous generation DAC include: Fully linear ultra low noise power supplies Re-clocking with Crystek femtosecond jitter oscillator Built in HW volume control (no Volume-Clocker needed) Built in high performance headphone amplifier Full...
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