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Old 20-06-17, 02:40 PM
PhilCTTE PhilCTTE is offline
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It was the Resonessence Mirus at £5000, a half-width design like the MDAC.
Well regarded ..I wonder what tops this currently, as times moved on .
Perhaps the PS Audio?
My question is how are we going to measure ?
Perhaps a retailer on PFM would be so kind for a loan. If the opportunity arises to compare a mdac2 prototype.
Havenít seen Mark (Item Audio) on this forum for a long time.
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Old 21-06-17, 12:01 AM
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Hi John,
that Pro-ject little dac (well, the three of them) look terrific :-)
Just wondering...would the clock-lock feature of Detox also work with that one?
I may consider one of those for my office to use as a headphone amp.
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Old 21-06-17, 01:21 AM
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So it now looks like the only remaining original parts are the sleeve and the remote therefore will there be an option to trade in our original units and receive a discount ?
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Old 21-06-17, 02:02 AM
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Just proving I'm not a one Dac case wonder.

Oak cheeks and alloy top/base ?
I have no direct experience of such things, but given the cost and possible drawbacks of a metal case, I have wondered whether a 3-D printer could produce something suitable. Not that JohnW needs to house and fund yet another machine.....
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Old 21-06-17, 02:11 AM
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So it now looks like the only remaining original parts are the sleeve and the remote therefore will there be an option to trade in our original units and receive a discount ?
You are already getting a big discount compared to what the MDAC2 would cost in retail.

So I find it a bit cheeky to ask for further discount.

And I doubt the old PCB has any value at all.
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Old 21-06-17, 03:24 AM
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3d printing is still very limited in what materials it can use and speed..
I have multiple lasers and cnc machines at my factory and have investigated 3d printing as an alternative .. no go right now..maybe in 5 or 10 years...
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Old 21-06-17, 05:39 AM
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You are already getting a big discount compared to what the MDAC2 would cost in retail.

So I find it a bit cheeky to ask for further discount.

And I doubt the old PCB has any value at all.
Agreed.
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Old 21-06-17, 08:39 AM
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Hi John,
that Pro-ject little dac (well, the three of them) look terrific :-)
Just wondering...would the clock-lock feature of Detox also work with that one?
I may consider one of those for my office to use as a headphone amp.
Sadly the little Pro-Ject DAC's do not support Detox Clock-Lock, there roots are from our own internal MDAC2 "Xmos" Firmware development platform which was never intended to offer such "advanced" features.
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Old 21-06-17, 11:00 AM
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Sadly the little Pro-Ject DAC's do not support Detox Clock-Lock, there roots are from our own internal MDAC2 "Xmos" Firmware development platform which was never intended to offer such "advanced" features.
Ok, no biggie, just wondering ;-)
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Old 21-06-17, 12:17 PM
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Ok, no biggie, just wondering ;-)
Oh,and there's no rear panel space for an optical output
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Old 21-06-17, 12:25 PM
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3d printing is still very limited in what materials it can use and speed..
I have multiple lasers and cnc machines at my factory and have investigated 3d printing as an alternative .. no go right now..maybe in 5 or 10 years...
I notice in your "Foot header" I notice you have Roon / Tidal - what does Rune offer? I can find no "Rune" AP.

The Streamer solution will offer Roon, Tidal, Spotify connect, DLNA & Bluetooth as an option. Also "unofficial" airplay is available as a plug-in on Volmuio but I have no idea how well this works.

Jarek and I keep asking each other what Roon brings to the table (We genuinely don't know as we have never used it).
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Old 21-06-17, 12:58 PM
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It's ROON .. and it is one of the best front ends there is .. the user interface is amazing ..
https://roonlabs.com/
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Old 21-06-17, 01:26 PM
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John, have a look here. Roon are an off-shoot of Meridian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrRfhWcLoqA&t=26s

I don't have Roon as I can't justify the cost. Even Tidal admit it has features better than Tidal and are trying to emulate it's embedded links.

These embedded links are what really distinguish it over other music players/streamers...these go deep with Roon and don't seem to slow the program down on most computers (it's got some good/fast/efficient search code or database architecture). Apparently even engineers and session player on a piece of music are cross linked so you can find everything that they have worked on. Band members and related artists, labels, etc.etc. links goes without saying.
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Old 21-06-17, 01:34 PM
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John, would the streamer also support the squeezebox protocol, which is quite common, powerful (support for a broad range of format and ability to add new ones, gapless playback, bit perfect ), and with support from an active community (useful, for instance, when the BBC changed its streaming technology)?
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Old 21-06-17, 01:51 PM
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John, would the streamer also support the squeezebox protocol, which is quite common, powerful (support for a broad range of format and ability to add new ones, gapless playback, bit perfect ), and with support from an active community (useful, for instance, when the BBC changed its streaming technology)?
It is technically possible to support squeezebox. Squeezelight work on the CM3.

Not sure what the Volumio guys are planning, but they seem to be quite flexible and listening to their users.

But there is no reason to press the issue right now. That is a topic when we got the MDAC2 in our hands and the first release of the software.

Personally I want have RoonBridge install which is a streaming client just like Squeezelite. This should also not be a issue because this will also work on the CM3.
So I am sure we will get there when the time is right
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