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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Great stuff James, its good innit?
    All that and you still have the vinyl to enjoy too.

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    Cheers Gary, I will give you a call over the weekend. Next week is going to be an exciting time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    The world is going to end, I know it

    Jimbo a digital convert?
    We will see! At least I am stacking the odds in favour of a decent sound with the stuff I am using.

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    Audirvana is supposed to be coming out with a Windows version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    The world is going to end, I know it

    Jimbo a digital convert?
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Audirvana is supposed to be coming out with a Windows version
    IT is very good indeed Grant, certainly way better than iTunes. I have been listening mainly through headphones and sonically it has a smooth detailed sound. Very easy to listen too for long periods without fatigue.

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    With a high resolution system the benefits of lossless bit perfect audio are clear and apparent. There are many software routes to achieve this, glad that others find the same benefits, for me an eye opener when you get the front end right.
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    Trying to find the best lossless bit perfect front end it more complex than putting together a turntable,tonearm and cartridge! There are so many options and methods of supplying your DAC with a high quality signal. The DAC is the fairly easy bit. It is everything that a happens before this that needs thought and careful application.

    As I mentioned before I am going to try two established routes. A MacBook Pro running on battery and running Audirvana and an Innuos server/NAS/ CD ripper. These are two simple and fairly straightforward routes. It will be interesting which one delivers the goods!

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    Jimbo, before you buy your innuos server, if you can, give the Melco servers a listen. I have A/B'd those two in a demo and (to my ears) the Melco was far superior. In isolation I think I'd have been happy enough with the Innuos but being able to directly compare the two was very revealing. Mine is one of the first generation N1A's, they have released an updated version now which is supposed to be an upgrade. I haven't heard one though. I think the Melco looks nicer too.......which doesn't hurt the cause
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanzapp View Post
    Jimbo, before you buy your innuos server, if you can, give the Melco servers a listen. I have A/B'd those two in a demo and (to my ears) the Melco was far superior. In isolation I think I'd have been happy enough with the Innuos but being able to directly compare the two was very revealing. Mine is one of the first generation N1A's, they have released an updated version now which is supposed to be an upgrade. I haven't heard one though. I think the Melco looks nicer too.......which doesn't hurt the cause
    Hi Dave, I have heard the Melco and although I agree it is good, it is too expensive and its software is not as good as the Innuos.

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    Agreed it is relatively expensive. I got lucky and dropped on an ex demo unit that was significantly cheaper than the rrp. Good luck with your search.
    Melco N1A, Chord 2qute, Naim SuperNait2, B&W 804S.

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