Last post by bdunham7 -
I like their wall! Did you happen to notice what it was made out of?
As for the budget, don't rule out negotiating with them a bit--Focal Aria 936. And you could upgrade your receiver to something like the Marantz SR7012 (on closeout) and still be close to your original budget.
Last post by arch21 -
Soundcloud listed as youtube-dl Supported sites. I haven't tried with playlist but with a single song, it works. You could get mpv from here and there is also link to youtube-dl. You need to set where mpv and youtube-dl to PATH or Additional decoders folders on preferences. Once all set, you could add the link to playlist via Add location with ytdl:// protocol.
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, uh... your opinion, man!"
No "just". Also wast amounts of negative experience. It's only ever worth updating after a significant time have passed so people can get screwed and complain about it on the internet which one can research. And after tasting the new version isolated from the old one. This is just the way of the world...
It's only a matter of time before you have to upgrade an old OS.
Perhaps. But it may be a lot of time. Which apparently win10 needs to become not such a horrible, buggy crap pile.
And support for these OS is likely to expire before Windows 11 or whatever they call it comes out.
Not necessarily. 10 has a Vista vibe to it, which also sucked, and I skipped it in its totality. Though 10 is supposed to be forever, constantly being updated. (It just gest worse all the time...)
No developer wants to introduce new bugs. That's why they test, and release betas and release candidates. Even final releases are spread out slowly these days.
But they might don't give a sh*t about it. Seeing as MS demolished its testing team completely, it certainly belongs into this category.
In the case of Opus, you may find the news here because it's an audio related forum. But It will take a while before it's announced in other news websites. And even more time for it to be actually incorporated in software. And last would be the point where you are getting the software pretty much automatically.
Unlike Windows it will probably work out well, for Opus. (It's also nowhere near as complex)
Last post by LazyBorzoi -
Oh boy, oh boy. Apparently I like expensive speakers... Went to another hi-fi shop in the area where they played Paradigm Prestige 85F speakers vs Focal Aria 936. The Arias blew Paradigm out of the water. The price though is significantly more than I originally decided I would spend on speakers...
I can keep the cue file if there is absolutely no work around.
There is. In settings, "AccurateRip" tag, let CUETools "Write AccurateRip tags". Then it will write tags enough to find it. Also, under Advanced, the bottom option: Put "Write CDTOC tag" to "True".
I usually keep those things off for the "default" preset, but on for the "verify" and "convert" presets.
Try. And, if you have the same Crimson as I have, then the tags would be ACCURATERIPID: 0002bf63-00057ec7-02096001 and CDTOC: 1+96+96 The latter would be a quite common CDTOC tag for a one-tracker, actually.
Last post by Apesbrain -
I've not heard of transistors routinely needing replacement, but generic capacitors are known to deteriorate over time affecting their performance as well as damaging circuit boards.
I'd suggest you purchase a modern receiver with today's technology such as onboard DAC, DLNA, AirPlay/MusicCast, and Bluetooth. You might look at Yamaha for a classic design and good sound.
If your heart is set on "tuning dials and VU meters", why not buy a professionally reconditioned unit on eBay? Right now there is a Marantz 2230 going for $500 plus shipping. There's also a beautiful rebuilt Pioneer SX-737 for $380. Both models were "entry level" back in the day, but really capture the era. I like when rebuilders substitute LEDs for the original incandescent panel lamps. That eliminates a maintenance issue while providing clear white illumination.
2) Music Directories doesn't seem to do anything. That view is always empty for me.
This needs to be configured manually from foobar2000 preferences screen. Unfortunately I have no idea how to get media library directories via foobar2000 APIs, would love to include them automatically.