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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    As a huge fan of PGGB, I applaud these efforts and would be grateful for both real-time and offline PGGB integration with TAS and XDMS.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I remember reading about this workaround earlier in the thread; thanks for the reminder. I'll give it a try.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hopefully you are in bed, sound asleep now, Emile. I searched the D drive (and indeed the entire computer) and was unable to find the playlists. This isn't a huge concern right now, especially in a beta release. Just put it on the list of things to look into for later releases. Thanks!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I have used TAS to manually reproduce a few of the playlists I created in Roon over the years. This takes quite a while as I need to search for individual tunes in my library, Qobuz, and Tidal and some of the playlists are quite lengthy. When...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Gapless is a playback mode but TAS has not achieved true gapless playback yet; there is still a very pregnant pause between tracks using Gapless and Batch modes. They're working on it, Wilson tells me.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    My beta testing has been an up and down experience, mostly up, and after a lengthy session with Wilson, I'm optimistic this will continue to be the best digital I've heard in my system. These impressions are still early, only a week or so after installation, with some bumps along the way. I am...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I would add Crayon amps to this list (Austria/Germany).
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    For what it's worth, the Dausgaard/Seattle Mahler 10 that Rajiv mentioned won a Recording of the Month award from Gramophone, which called it the best Mahler 10 extant. And this fall, Dausgaard and Seattle won another Gramophone Recording of the Month for their Nielsen 1 & 2. Ok, back to the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes, Rajiv, it is counterintuitive that Mahler might be best enjoyed with headphones, but for me that is usually the case. By the way, Dausgaard is a great Mahlerian, something I didn't really appreciate before his appointment as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. Gerard Schwarz was also a...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Your post on how the Extreme helps bridge the digital/analog gap with large scale classical got me to thinking. I also love large scale classical and play it a fair amount. I guess you could say that, as a former French horn player, it's in my DNA. I've always thought that the high end, whether...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Wow, those are drool worthy listening spaces, Emile. I love the view of the wooded area in the third photo. Looking forward to a visit during sunnier times.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Ha! In your case, Steve, both. Same goes for Rajiv now that I think about it. Jon
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thank you Steve and Rajiv. You have both been wise guides on my audio journey and I have learned a LOT from both of you. Jon
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am a fortunate new owner of an Extreme. It arrived in Seattle about ten days ago. This post will just focus on my initial sonic impressions. For context, my previous digital front end was a classic "spaghetti" setup, i.e., a lot of small components with cables and power supplies arrayed...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Chris, I fully agree that Roon's seamless integration of local playback and streaming is one of its very best features and is something to be emulated in TAS if at all possible. The ability to create playlists using both streamed and local files (mixed playlists) is a great step in that...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Two quick questions, Chris. 1) Do you foresee the ability to play TAS on Apple desktop/laptop computers? 2) Do you foresee the ability to create playlists within TAS (not just Tidal playlists or other streaming service playlists)? Or the ability to import playlists created in Roon for playback...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am not an Extreme owner -- yet. I hope to rectify that in the relatively near future. I do have some basic, common sense suggestions when it comes to the software. First, I do want to hold on to Roon, at least until TAS gets up to speed on the things Roon does so well. The easier it is to...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Here are some quick and dirty impressions from a non-Extreme listener on Roon's Clock Master Priority settings. My first couple, shorter listening sessions, I changed from "default" on the Clock Master Priority to 7, and had some very pleasurable listening. Now I can't say that was due to the...
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    Sigma and Sotm dCBL-CAT7 Ethernet cables

    Hi Tao-- When four friends and audiophiles got together and listened to three different ethernet cables, one of those was the Wireworld Platinum Starlight. In comparison to the SOtM dCBL-Cat7, which was the consensus favorite, one of the attendees summed up the feeling of the group with this...
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    Sigma and Sotm dCBL-CAT7 Ethernet cables

    I will offer a second opinion on this comparison. I have owned two SOtM dCBL-Cat7 ethernet cables for about 2.5 years now and have not been inspired to audition other cables. Recently, however, some friends were auditioning cables and I brought my SOtM cable to a friend's house for some...

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