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  1. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Absolutely! Bring it on. Thanks, Steve Z
  2. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Great review, Roy. Thanks for taking the time. In the first of your comments that I've quoted, if you are referring to a global Search function which would search not only My Library (locally stored files) but also Qobuz and Tidal (when Tidal is working with TAS), I very much agree. It would be...
  3. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Very perceptive -- when you get into TAS' "Server Settings" there is a lot of LMS functionality and settings: My first experience with LMS. There is a lot -- I mean, a lot, of functionality under the hood, though not all of it is enabled in the alpha TAS. For example, in the Plugins page of...
  4. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Last night I tried using Roon for a few files having almost exclusively used TAS after its roll-out (other than a couple of quick A/Bs with Roon the first evening I tried TAS). I often find these longer term comparisons can quickly point out differences between whatever is being tested more...
  5. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    A friend with way more smarts about this stuff than I has been following the development of TAS as an alternative to Roon with great interest. Though not an Extreme owner, he is very much a music and audio enthusiast, and he works at the project management level in application development. I was...
  6. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I couldn't agree more with you, Mike. As I dive deeper into my favorite digital tracks I continue to be more and more impressed by the sound quality delivered by TAS. I don't have a lot of experience with R2R other than playing high-resolution digital transfers from HDTT and a friend who...
  7. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Wise guides or wise guys? :eek:
  8. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Congratulations! A very accurate and well-worded description. Welcome to the Extreme Club. You are going to have hours and hours of musical enjoyment with the Extreme. Steve Z
  9. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Oh yeah, I forgot to include when talking about constructing a saving Playlists, that Playlists should support mixed contents. That is, tracks from Qobuz, Tidal or My Library all in the same Playlist. I think that occurs now, but just to be sure. Thanks! Steve Z
  10. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thank you, Ed. I've replaced my original Quick Start Guide with this latest updated version. Here is a feature request for consideration: If I understand the current way to construct and save a Playlist, each track for the Playlist has to be added to the Queue, then the Queue is saved (and...
  11. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Those are characters above letters, such as an umlaut, an apostrophe, or accent marks. I had to look it up to describe the problem. Steve Z
  12. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    More egg on my face -- that little magnifying glass icon to the right of the My Music bar in Browse mode in TAS?. The one that's been there all along? The one that looks suspiciously like the icon that univerally represents a Search function? The one I didn't see before? Yeah, that one. I can...
  13. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Wilson just installed a patch on my Extreme that allows play of files with superscript special characters in TAS. I tried it with a few "known offenders" and it works like a charm! Great work, Wilson. Very much appreciated. Steve Z
  14. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    When in doubt, RTFM (Read The Full Manual) -- of course there is a way to set up playlists. Ed described it in perfect detail in the pdf TAS quick start guide. Besides being obsessive workaholics and perfectionists, the Taiko team members are also too polite to rub my nose in my obvious...
  15. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I did some exploring today, under the hood so to speak. In "Server Settings" > "Plugins" > "Inactive plugins" I see a plugin called Don't Stop The Music, described as, " 'Don't Stop The Music' will make sure you don't let the silence kill your flow. Once you reach the end of your playlist it...
  16. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Super, Ed -- you guys never rest, do you? The best of the HDTT offerings are very special indeed. DSD are indeed wonderful sounding, as are their DXD and 384/24 files. Steve Z
  17. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    A question for Emile and Ed regarding bug reports and other communications. Last night I used the screenshot function of my iPad to take pictures of various TAS screens and attached them to e-mail with comments using the TestFlight app. This I believe sends the report/screenshot to Wilson, but...
  18. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Last night I spent a few hours running TAS through it's paces trying all the various formats and sample rates in my music library, as well as all the high resolution sample rates I could find on Qobuz. I agree with the person who noted that being able to see the sample rate/word size in Browse...
  19. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I agree, Steve. For example, I am using DoP, so the DSD buffer slidebar disappears, but I am successfully using Adaptive-1 in PCM and able to play 16/44.1 and 24/96 AIFF files; however 16/96 and some 24/96 ALC VBR files don't play. Report and screenshots sent via TestFlight to Wilson, of...
  20. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    For some reason WBF stopped sending me updates when new posts are made to my followed threads. So, I'm a little late with my inputs to the TAS party. However, better late than never, so here goes: Emile installed TAS on my Extreme early Monday afternoon (my local time -- late in the evening...
  21. oldmustang

    Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

    Very cool, Kal. Another sound artist I can recommend for superbly recorded and sounding tracks is Harry Bertoia, the noted sculptor who began exploring the sound of his sculptures in the 1950s, recording them in his Pennsylvania barn on 1/4" tape via four microphones suspended overhead. He...
  22. oldmustang

    Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

    A friend recommended this to me a couple of years ago (maybe he found it from one of your columns, Kal) and while it's not something I'd listen to often, it is indeed a very well-recorded set of tracks that make a a great demo or test disc. Steve Z
  23. oldmustang

    Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

    Agree! I've been familiar with the Ozawa/Siegel-Schwall, Brand X, Bill Evans/LaFaro/Motian, and Patty Barber albums for more than a couple of years. The Boz Scaggs and Di Meola tracks are not ones I can recall listening to, but I'll put that right this evening. Thanks for sharing these. Steve Z
  24. oldmustang

    Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

    Thanks very much for the link. I've loaded their bass selections (and the additional selections under each main choice) into a playlist in Roon to explore, as well as doing the same for a couple of the other playlists. Steve Z
  25. oldmustang

    Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

    Thanks, Steve -- nice track! I can hear how this would be very helpful. Not sure my wife would tolerate me playing it 1000 times, but I've played it a couple of times already. Steve Z
  26. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    So much for the lunchroom. . . Just as well, people would be hanging out, drinking coffee and who would get the work done? Steve Z
  27. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Great lunchroom and kitchen for you and your staff, Emile. Steve Z
  28. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Great news, Ed. Thanks for sharing the progress report. Especially gratifying that you all have taken on the additional work of developing an optimized version of TAS to work with HQPlayer that allows the user to take advantage of the TAS UI rather than remaining dependent on HQP’s very basic...

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