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  • Find a Belkin Gold on eBay. Great quality, cheap. I'd stick with 3M or shorter. Here is one (no affiliation) https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Belkin-USB-Hi-Speed-Cable-A-B-10ft-3m-Gold-Series-24K-Gold-Plated-Connectors/222873620288?hash=item33e44d8f…
  • billbillw wrote: » I found a few that matched my name (common name), but I doubt they are mine. I put in a request anyway. Let them figure it out. I actually just heard back last week from a few of the claims I put in back in December. It w…
  • Sorry guys. Got carried away.
  • recoveryone wrote: » The NAS was wiped clean before use to be used as a simple storage device. The Dell has Win7 as I stated (please read) The Pioneer N-50 reads the info as files just as it does from the USB port https://www.pioneerelectroni…
  • recoveryone wrote: » dragon1952 wrote: » recoveryone wrote: » Question.....Why do you need an OS if you are just using a drive for playback? I have a 4TB NAS connected to my network and my Pioneer N-50 just reads those tracks that I hav…
  • afterburnt wrote: » @billbillw any thoughts on Foobar and Fidelizer on Windows? I use Foobar on my Windows PC. Haven't tried fidelizer. However, that is just my 'desktop' system. A pair of BA bookshelf powered by a Sony UDA-1. I don't conside…
  • The problem with Windows is not that its bloated, but its audio output is corrupted by default, from an audiophile standpoint anyway. Directsound messes with everything you are trying to do with respect to bit-perfect playback. Yes, you can improve …
  • dragon1952 wrote: » OK, thanks guys....I learned a lot right there. I'm using a NUC7i5 with an Intel 760P M.2 SSD for the OS and JRiver on a 2nd partition ...Windows 10 LTSB stripped down as much as possible....no networking at all..... Just USB o…
  • ^^^ Actually, most current flash devices (removable types) are TLC (Tri Level Cell), which is significantly less reliable than MLC. SLC is more expensive to produce and usually only found in enterprise SSD or industrial NAND devices. Overall, fl…
  • F1nut wrote: » I've got to give ESPN credit where credit is due. They got their act together quickly and doing it commercial free. You get 10 out 10, thank you! Yes, I was very surprised to see NO commercials! Liberty must have complained a…
  • Go Blue! I lived my first 25 years in Michigan. Not sure what will happen tonight, but I'm rooting for them. They have had some serious miracles this season. They'll need another to beat Villanova.
  • I will also recommend Craigslist. A few years ago, I found a nice NordicTrac elliptical for about 1/10th new price. If space is a premium, look for the ACT models.
  • I was the Pack Derby coordinator/race runner for the last two years before crossing over to Boy Scouts. We had a big Pack (~100 kids). So we had Den competitions and then Pack Grand Finals. 6-lane track with the laptop connected to an electronic tim…
  • I wish I could help with an easy suggestion, but it sounds like you have pretty high expectations. For #1 and #2, Daphile fits the bill, but that totally doesn't fit with #3. Perhaps you could look into doing something with Logitech Media server/…
  • F1nut wrote: » Absolutely horrendous coverage and terrible timing of commercial breaks. On a scale of 10, I give them a 1. I think the problem was that ESPN is over-writing the Sky Sports coverage during commercials. Sky has continuous feed…
  • After years of watching the NBCSports crew broadcast, I'm interested to see the Sky Sports coverage this year. Overall, a much younger group of hosts/announcers. Hopefully ESPN does a good job of streaming it.
  • nbrowser wrote: » FestYboy wrote: » Looking for an SUV? See if you can find a land cruiser... Hard to beat Toyota reliability... Hell even a 4Runner is a rock solid choice...I'd even take a goofy lookin FJ Cruiser over a Beemer any day.…
  • Before you drop the $ on a new face plate, try some car polish/wax. I've seen some amazing turn around on anodized aluminum
  • Honestly, I don't think there is any damage. The 'scuffs' look like a trick of light to me. You took nice photos. He took a crappy photo. I think unless he dropped it on purpose to screw with you, it will be just fine. I've been known to be wrong th…
  • It should definitely have a shorting solder somewhere. The location can vary due to production mods through the years. I'd do some research and look closer. BTW, the best way to remove those solder pads is with solder wick. Any other way can put too…
  • rooftop59 wrote: » Hey bill have u compared Daphile to roon? Can Daphile run tidal? Sorry to thread jack! Roon or Rune? Roon cost $ so I haven't compared. Rune is for ARM only, so it doesn't work with the x86/64 hardware that I'm using…
  • A21 was my favorite amp (non-integrated). There may be better (at higher prices), but the A21 hits a sweet spot. It drove my SS-M9 effortlessly and never sounded harsh. I'd still have it if I hadn't got the urge to 'downsize' and get my current mons…
  • Anyone remember the movie "Sunshine" from 2007?
  • For day to day commute driving, I hate Waze. Google Maps is better for that. Google Maps also has more information on restaurants, gas stations, stores, etc. Waze doesn't have some of that. Also, Waze always sends me in a way that requires way mo…
  • For casual listening, I'd get an inexpensive USB DAC (under $100, check Massdrop), and a thin client PC running Daphile. From Daphile, you can add streaming AM/FM channels, integrate Itunes library, run Spotify and others. Daphile runs headless and …
  • DarqueKnight wrote: » Introduction [sic] MakeMKV is free for DVD full functionality. A $50 license is required for Blu-ray functionality. AnyDVDHD was used to rip all Blu-ray movies. I have some Blu-ray television series discs where I only w…
  • I'd say, if you are financially able to do it, then DO IT! Travel, pick up hobbies, golf, learn new skills, etc. I am confident that I will have no problem filling up my days when I retire. I am a serial hobbyist, so I will always have something…
  • Hey, furthest away! Awesome!
  • Clipdat wrote: » Manufactured it as well for mass sale via e-commerce? billbillw wrote: » I've sold a lot of high end audio equipment... dude...I'm 'tongue in cheek' here.
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