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by tokenbrit
2019-08-20 23:43
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Rip it up & start again - recommendations?
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Rip it up & start again - recommendations?

Old setup: Old, old Win XP desktop & iTunes to ReadyNAS Duo (HDDs) over CIFS; copy to 'new Debian LS-NAS' (Ext4 SSD) over NFS Options for new setup: 1. old WIn desktop & iTunes to 'new Debian LS-NAS' over CIFS - NAS library SSD* (re)formatted to NTFS 2a. new Debian desktop reconfigured to allow Win7...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 23:36
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 59
Views: 21518

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

Makes sense... Better to trust Debian with NTFS than Windows with Ext4. (no more questions ;) Cheers.
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 21:49
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 59
Views: 21518

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

I thought of another question... (apologies if it has already been asked/answered) What do you do for your library drive file formatting: is it/are they NTFS (for Win) or Ext4 (for Debian), and do you use a Linux tool such as ntfs-3g to read/copy from NTFS, or did you find a reliable tool to write f...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 21:16
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 59
Views: 21518

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

Didn't compare Win 7 & 10. I seem to remember someone reporting that Win 10 was an improvement, and my Win 7 installation was old and cranky.... so rather than reinstall the old one (when I couldn't find the licence key) I coughed up for Win 10. And I didn't compare with XP either... when you're ob...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 20:43
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 59
Views: 21518

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

Elegant way of doing it. I have a Win7 license & spare SSD I might be able to reuse to convert the desktop, or NAS, into a ripping station as & when. I guess NAS would be better as Microsoft significantly curtailed support for NFS, so I'd have to find another way to transfer rips between boxes... Di...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 12:22
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Thanks for letting me know.

All this is not much different to picking 'best' DS firmware from Linn...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 03:08
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Demo in nyc
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Lejonklou Demo in nyc

I was thinking about visiting that store when I heard they had a Boazu on demo and also stocked Spendors (& Harbeths) - at the time I was interested in hearing the Spendor D9s with Lejonklou electronics. The store is by appointment so I sent an e-mail enquiry... The response was something to the eff...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-18 02:51
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 59
Views: 21518

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

Thanks for sharing. Just curious, do you rip from iTunes on IOS, or on Windows? Also, what version of iTunes are you using? I'd have to check which version I went with, but I know it was an older one because I was still running XP on the desktop used for ripping... I then built a new desktop at the ...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-17 22:26
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Thanks 'julio. I'm going to go with the maxim: "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and stick with 1.4.0-2. My Hakai sounds good enough that the missus sat there listening & singing along - always a good sign, if not a good sound ;) I put on Pink Floyd DSotM, Time to signal time's up on the listening s...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-16 15:23
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Did you revert to libupnpp 0.16 at the same time as rolling back to upmpdcli 1.3.8, or is that still on 0.17 (or higher)?
by tokenbrit
2019-08-16 03:16
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't think to check beforehand but, depending on exactly when I built/finished building the Hakai, it may have been 'last days' of 1.3.8 or first of 1.4.0... There are some potentially handy(?) fixes in 1.4.0, and a dependency on libupnpp 0.17 making upmpdcli incompat...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-16 01:02
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

upmpdcli: latest version?

MPD 0.21.11-1 is a good 'un! Checking versions, my Hakai is on upmpdcli 1.4.0-2. Despite lesbonscomptes reporting the release 1.4.2 as the latest, running update followed by either upgrade or install upmpdcli doesn't result in a later version than 1.4.0-2 being installed... assuming the apt-cache po...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-14 20:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

You're welcome. It's fun following along on your old gear odyssey to find the music. Thanks for sharing. Just a thought, since I could relate to your comment about Naim: have you tried a Tundra in your system? To me, Fredrick's boxes are somewhere between Naim & Linn: less overtly warm than Linn; le...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-14 16:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Certainly doesn't come across in the clip, and I have felt aurally pinned to a wall by Naim amps before so know what you mean by "that full on in your face relentless Naim sound" :/ If anything, the 12S came across more like that due to the relative lack of musicality... The 12S had similar sound to...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-14 13:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Liking the 32.5 & 160...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-11 21:54
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Why music is important to us
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Why music is important to us

And yet the best thing to do with an equalizer (in the replay system) other than to remove or bypass it, is to set it 'flat'* ;) Or, as a local coffeehouse says: "filter coffee, not people" ... or music :)

* not meant against the SOers :D
by tokenbrit
2019-08-11 19:05
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Thanks. MPD updated to 0.21.11-1 courtesy of Sid.
Still on Stretch here too - just updated to 9.9 from 9.6

Has anyone tried Buster?
by tokenbrit
2019-08-11 19:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Different Control Points; Different Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 5967

Re: Different Control Points; Different Behaviour

Thanks - will have to try it...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-11 00:19
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

It has been a while... Has anyone tried: Debian (10) Buster over (9) Stretch? Buster is the current stable distribution Stretch is now oldstable... MPD 0.21.x over 0.20.21 or .23? 0.21.5-3 is available with Buster 0.21.11-1 can be installed from the Sid (unstable) repository 0.21.12 & .13 released f...
by tokenbrit
2019-08-09 01:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

B here too. For me it's upright vs grand -A sounds ok until you listen to B, then you realise that A is (more than) a bit one dimensional. A just presents the main note that's struck whereas B includes the other notes in the chord and resonances that makes it sound like a real piano, piece, and perf...
by tokenbrit
2019-07-26 20:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Please tell me that is Rod Stewart and not the speakers making another singer(?) sound like him... Between his voice, the Nait, and the speakers, that makes for a harsh listen, with a nasty aggressiveness to the speakers as if they have Royd rage ;)

So much for wandering about the Minstrels :)
by tokenbrit
2019-07-25 20:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If A is iTunes then I have no need to (re-)re-rip - good, and thanks for posting :)
by tokenbrit
2019-07-25 13:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I think I would go with B (based on the third track), there you're upfront at the stage. On A you're further back and it's not so intimate. I feel the same, but I'm not 100% convinced that everything's better with B. There's something a little rushed and detail-oriented about it. A on the other han...
by tokenbrit
2019-07-25 03:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I think I prefer A in both, not based on any knowledge of how they should sound, because I don't have any, but solely on comparison of the clips - I just felt more comfortable; more enjoyment; more inclination to listen to the As than the B's... That's not to say that the B's were bad, just that the...
by tokenbrit
2019-07-24 15:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1781
Views: 231797

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Do we know that this is the same file via each?
Google (compression?) does not do the song any favours...