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  1. rando

    David Karmeli's Natural Sound in Utah

    I never even considered the gold costume having a train. At this level of artistry it makes sense to, in the opening stages, have it visually transform into a pavilion structurally supportive of a central pole (On the order of an Eduardo Tresoldi exhibition) for this au naturel performance...
  2. rando

    The WBF humor and joke thread.

  3. rando

    Michael Fremer's home power-system story

    Fremer has moments on camera where he is a real treasure. "So we were drilling into the gas line with the last one. Now we're going to try something else." I laughed, but that is something I hope he had checked out pronto. Can you imagine the sight if a gas line feeding into his...
  4. rando

    Streaming vs. Collecting

    Hardware RAID is optimized for delivering data and feeding directly into RAM. Sounds like software backup is running on top of that requiring more resource allocation.
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    Streaming vs. Collecting

    Background activity deciding what tracks/albums have current streaming availability is very fluid. Music rights are seeing considerable trade and bunching between corporate entities. Outside the US the pie slices a little differently is my understanding. For a few dollars a month a lot is...
  6. rando

    A new signature ...

    I retract my former expectation WAF of Courante would be low. The scale and interaction with aesthetics of your room work fine. Well enough they pass as architectural sculpture complementing how light plays across your view over the course of a full day. Wow, as already relayed, these were...
  7. rando

    I've finally made up my mind about FLAC vs uncompressed...sigh. Hard drive makers rejoice.

    At least most here seem to have come to agreement stepping further away from the native recording parameters and format raises the chances of harming SQ. My statement stands per incremental changes occurring in the digital domain. Everything matters means looking at everything. Including...
  8. rando

    I've finally made up my mind about FLAC vs uncompressed...sigh. Hard drive makers rejoice.

    Be that as it may. You can only melt gold down so many times. Nothing is lossless or absolute in this life.
  9. rando

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes, that is exactly where I heading with it. Hopefully without spilling any apples out of the cart by upsetting someone's day with a fresh concern! Reference to this legacy audio storage and playback factor had origin outside the Extreme/TAS environment. If anything, a broken file...
  10. rando

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    This entire hobby is an island. ;) My query was directed at something Emile stated isn't a concerning factor.
  11. rando

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Two questions. Is anyone able to notice audible change in files (playback using Extreme) after embedding art into a file? Same for any other metadata file editing in Roon or elsewhere if that isn't too broad. Album art dimensions are capped so it seems reasonable on disk size is too...
  12. rando

    JAMES BOND 007: No Time To Die Trailer (2020)

    Women in his life don't tend to have the most fortuitous outcomes. Maybe... You get all the good parts in a condensed easily digestible manner without having to sit through a few hours of mostly shortcomings? :p
  13. rando

    What are you currently listening to (Classical)?

    Typically these 'reminders' are excerpts (often riddled to some degree with voice overs) making a timely appearance in the lives of generous supporters. Find the track listings and timings below along with answer to your question on retail availability. Best of luck if you wish to track a...
  14. rando

    What's Spinning Tonight?

    Edit: Ha, apparently something didn't work first time. As in everything, totally blank! This House CD is a remix album of a single issued before the album itself was released. The remixing (courtesy of David Cole and Robert Clivillés aka C+C Music Factory) of their last US #1 hit off their...
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    What are you currently listening to (Classical)?

    At one point I knew a fun story about this release (passed along socially with all that entails). Facts are fact checked so I'll stop at mentioning Soundmirror handled the recording and Reference Recordings took them on directly following this self release. Inclusion of Yuja Wang's performance...
  16. rando

    What are members recommendations on current turntables in the $15K to $22K price range?

    Nothing I'd care go further off topic to make apparent. Back to microstrip debating the high end of $15K-$22K TT. :)
  17. rando

    What are members recommendations on current turntables in the $15K to $22K price range?

    The bike reference is flawed anyways in that it refers to a) Longstanding monopoly b) Selling jewelry and scarce opportunities (parts/repair) when it was ending c) Choosing to make exotic fragile products in the modern age instead of passing QC to the customer per the business activities of...
  18. rando

    Any point running vinyl on new recordings?

    Consider an alt-country singer plopping down in the studio with a hitmaker crafting their sound. For SiriusXM and Apple ad campaigns. Full studio magic treatment that is digital from start to finish with level of polish evident on singles. audio-file music Then a spazzy electro-wünder using...
  19. rando

    What are members recommendations on current turntables in the $15K to $22K price range?

    I think Lee should see how far low five figures gets him commissioning a TT. Micro just gave him a title for the article.
  20. rando

    My New Grocery-Getter

    Congrats Dave, now put the most puncture proof tires you find on there. You'll regret every mile a little more, but you'll not regret every minute spent dealing with the alternative outcome. Haha, don't break your bike stand with it either.
  21. rando

    Are computer front ends now 100% superior?

    If you weren't pushed down the DIY route some time ago success may be elusive. Even outside a highly impacted market for materials you would need to collect in some form impacting the entire audio industry. What's Best is removing need to buy now from the equation and providing yourself a base...
  22. rando

    A new signature ...

    A personal audio journey intersecting with becoming a dealer need not stand between constructive assessment of his listening room on WBF. No questions if familial love is sincere there and only a small one (self-initiated) remaining over how it will be capable of bringing out the finest in all...
  23. rando

    A new signature ...

    in Vineyard veritas ;)
  24. rando

    A new signature ...

    By no means was releasing a bit of collected air out of the balloon intended to be mischievous. The amount of enviable work lying ahead with that Fall view is only going to come around once.
  25. rando

    A new signature ...

    Botticelli X do look good in your room. Going out on a limb here the Bayz will be not be exciting as positive a reaction from your wife. :p You waved off early concerns of your room being set up to accommodate the needs of all three speaker sets. With everything in house it will be...
  26. rando

    I've finally made up my mind about FLAC vs uncompressed...sigh. Hard drive makers rejoice.

    Not everyone has the same perception of what constitutes fun. Look beyond the first level 'branding' and you'll soon find the majority of programs use SOX for conversion. So if you are capable of command line it is possible to just use SOX to do a high quality conversion. :) There is one...
  27. rando

    Missing a track. Help requested.

    Try extraction using XRecode3. Been a while since I encountered the troublesome iso that sent me looking for a solution. Manifesting as zero content extraction using Sonore program sounds very familiar.

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