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by matthias
2021-05-04 21:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 182
Views: 17413

Re: Streaming service

springwood64 wrote: 2021-05-04 21:19 I've rattled through a selection of random tracks but I can't see anything reported other than 44.1/16
So Spotify might be lossless now in the UK?
Maybe the jump in musicality what @u252agz reported too?

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-04 21:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 182
Views: 17413

Re: Streaming service

springwood64 wrote: 2021-05-04 20:57 Volumio Spotify Connect reports 44.1 KHz 16 bit
Pete,
what does Volumio report when Spotify sends Ogg Vorbis lossy?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-04 20:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 182
Views: 17413

Re: Streaming service

On the Swedish Linn forum a member wrote that since a month Spotify is lossless in Sweden and UK but not in Germany. Yes, I have seen this post: In Sweden and the UK (but not in eg Germany) Spotify has been sending out lossless for about a month now. Nothing is visible in the app, but if you look y...
by matthias
2021-05-02 22:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 182
Views: 17413

Re: Qobuz vs. Spotify

I have now tested Qobuz and I'm slightly disappointed. I have compared quite a few albums and tracks using Spotify and Qobuz. With Qobuz, the sound is more "clean", while with Spotify it's a little thicker and more dense. Perhaps this difference is due to Qobuz using 16/44.1 and Spotify being compr...
by matthias
2021-05-02 16:21
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: AirPlaying Around
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: AirPort AirPlaying

Ron The Mon wrote: 2021-04-29 20:39 I'm now not sure which sounds better, AE or Mac mini headphone out. They are different presentations.
Ron,
thanks for your insights, much appreciated.

Please, can you share your impressions about Mac mini HP out vs. AE analog output?

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-02 14:17
Forum: Källa
Topic: Recommended control points
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: Recommended control points

lejonklou wrote: 2021-05-02 13:50 Control point musicality, from best to worst (list will be continually updated):
Thanks Fredrik,

May I assume all iPhones and iPads were used via WiFi?
Any idea why iPhones seem to be superior to iPads?

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-29 16:35
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

Hi Fredrik, sorry, but it is now for the third time that I ask this question without getting an answer so far. How big is the influence of the Apple device on the overall musicality with Källa? Is there a relation between CPU power and musicality? Is there a difference between Intel and Apple M1 arc...
by matthias
2021-04-29 13:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 194
Views: 15741

Re: Linn Launch Event

macrotech2 wrote: 2021-04-29 13:04 I’m still happy I got an improvement of the same magnitude by swapping my KDS/3 for a box costing significantly less.

Yes, I think it makes more sense to compare the NGKDSM to the competitors (like Vitus) than to the old KDSM.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-28 17:24
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

Fredrik,

in addition to Spannko's questions when going WiFi is the 2,4GHz or the 5GHz band musically superior?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-27 19:59
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

lejonklou wrote: 2021-04-27 19:49 They wouldn't be thrilled. And I would feel that the whole project had been wasted.
Agree,
but what about a VC like Giella/Pi?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-27 12:07
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: AirPlaying Around
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: AirPlaying Around

Upcoming "AirPort Express" from Belkin:

https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/24/belkin-p ... -features/

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-27 09:55
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

DelNaja wrote: 2021-04-27 07:55 Regarding Overview2.gif, does the cable fed computer also have to be an Apple device?
IIUC, Apple and Airplay capable.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-26 20:20
Forum: Källa
Topic: Source Files: What's on your wishlist for Kalla?
Replies: 21
Views: 1371

Re: Source Files: What's on your wishlist for Kalla?

As mentioned elsewhere, Roon is definitely not on our list. It may offer a great arrangement of your music, but it's virtually guaranteed to mess up the unique musical qualities of Källa. We avoid anything that acts as "the policeman directing the traffic", to quote What HiFi. I can not agree more....
by matthias
2021-04-26 08:50
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

DelNaja wrote: 2021-04-26 06:54 Regarding Overview.gif, is the internet connection necessary, really? Doesn't the mobile Control Point feed the music stream to Källa via its own internet connection?
IMO, in most cases the mobile CP will get Internet via WiFi anyway and not via its own mobile data provider.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-26 05:20
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

Fredrik,

is there am impact of the "Computer" in your diagram on musicality?
Are for example the later Apples with M1 processor different to the older ones with Intel processor?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-25 21:30
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa signal path
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Källa signal path

lejonklou wrote: 2021-04-25 21:24This schematic shows the signal path inside Källa, from the Ethernet port to the analogue output.
Fredrik,
will the analogue output stage be similar to Giella/Pi?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-25 16:30
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

lejonklou wrote: 2021-04-25 16:20 What you are suggesting will require some computer skills.
IMO, it should work when "internet sharing" is activated in Mac System Preferences.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-25 16:14
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

Overview2.gif The wifi connection can be replaced by a cable, in case you're using a computer instead of a phone or tablet. Our testing so far indicates that this sounds great - in some cases a little better than WiFi. Fredrik, since the router is on another level than the audio set-up in my house ...
by matthias
2021-04-25 13:33
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 44
Views: 2751

Re: Källa overview

macrotech2 wrote: 2021-04-25 13:21 Unless I'm misunderstanding, here the Control Point is always the source as all music is streamed from the iDevice, no matter how it got to the iDevice.
This is my understanding as well.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-23 01:01
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa As A Streamer
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Källa As A Streamer

I'm puzzled as to why a streaming service via lossy would sound more musical than my minimal software NAS. My assumption would have been I had a more direct signal path than a streaming service. It is not easy to understand.......sometimes with streaming you get the impression to be with the musici...
by matthias
2021-04-23 00:52
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa As A Streamer
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Källa As A Streamer

FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-04-23 00:30 Is the assumption that the NAS HW and/or noise detracts more than a streaming service does?
I think with playing from a NAS is more network activity involved than with streaming but there might be other reasons.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-23 00:37
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa As A Streamer
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Källa As A Streamer

tokenbrit wrote: 2021-04-23 00:30 If the future is streaming, and my CDs are a thing of the past, then my future might well be vinyl. I'm already frustrated that a lot of 70s & 80s albums are only available streamed as digital remasters...
Physical transports for analog or digital are en vogue like streaming is.

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-23 00:23
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa As A Streamer
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Källa As A Streamer

I know it can be done. The key question for me is, how musical is Källa using a NAS workaround? Källa will even in a NAS environment be musical, but for me its clear that it is not designed for a NAS. As Fredrik mentioned music from Spotify sounds better than the same from a NAS. BTW, also with a T...
by matthias
2021-04-22 23:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 194
Views: 15741

Re: Linn Launch Event

beck wrote: 2021-04-22 21:40 If anyone is curious enough you will be able to find a video from the same room using the same speakers playing some of the same tracks with a digital setup that makes the Linn sound confused......just saying.
This one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiouA3USmUE

Matt
by matthias
2021-04-22 22:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 194
Views: 15741

Re: Linn Launch Event

beck wrote: 2021-04-22 21:40 If anyone is curious enough you will be able to find a video from the same room using the same speakers playing some of the same tracks with a digital setup that makes the Linn sound confused......just saying.
Come on beck,

be so brave and post the link here, so we can compare.

Thanks

Matt