AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > CD Players, Digital Music & Servers

CD Players, Digital Music & Servers Sooloos, Olive, Wadia, Sonos, to name a few

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 04:14 PM
Victor's Avatar
Member #1000
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indy,In
Posts: 327
Default Sooloos Tips

Now that there are a few people using Sooloos systems I thought I would start a thread so we can share our Sooloos tips. I'll start off and list my tips.

Loading tip #1) I'm sure by now you have noticed that the pic Sooloos finds for the metadata is only 200x200 and pretty much sucks. Unfortunately you will have to manually change all the album pics using your PC interface. I've found that the bigger the better for the pics especially if you are using the "Dark" screensaver. Pics 1000x1000 work great but anything 500x500 are pretty good. The best place to get pics on the Internet is Album Art Exchange - High Quality Album Art (Album Covers and CD Covers) next best place is the MP3 section on Amazon then Amazon's music section then Google Images or Ebay as a last resort.

I think you already know that Sooloos uses All Music Guide for it's metadata. If the Sooloos does not find the data you can sometimes "force" it in.

Loading tip #2) To import metadata on files the Sooloos does not find: From the Control PC/Mac in the editing screen select "Update Metadata" at the bottom and enter the 10 digit AMG Album ID number from the lower left side of the AMG web page for that album. The number of spaces is important when entering this number, keep in mind the number is 10 digits long so if you see R 6209 you know there are 5 spaces. Also when doing this during importing, I find it works better if you leave the artist's name blank and only have the Album Name and AMG Album ID number entered.

Loading tip #3) Check the track titles when loading. It's much easier catching mistakes when loading the albums especially when loading FLAC or Apple Lossless files. If you find track title mistakes when loading FLAC or Apple Lossless files you can simply select "Revert to user data" at the bottom of the editing page, this will save you some manual typing time.
__________________
So much music, so little time.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 04:18 PM
Victor's Avatar
Member #1000
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indy,In
Posts: 327
Default

Loading tip #4) Having reviews available on the Control 10/15 is very cool. I thought it would be cool to have more reading info there so I add in artist biographies along with the reviews. Just find the artist bio online (All Music Guide) and using Control PC/Mac copy and paste the bio in.

Loading tip #5) Meridian added a section called "Tags" which is a "Focus" searchable field. You can use Tags for any info you would like to add to the metadata. Don't forget you have this field to use.

I use Tags for the media type that was the original source for the album. For example: CD, Gold CD, XRCD, Dual layer SACD, LP, DVD-A, Download, High Res Download... This way I can find and "Focus" all my Gold CDs very quickly with just two taps on my Control 10 screen. If you are wondering, I have 328 Gold CDs on my Sooloos right now.

You can also use Tags as reminders for you. For example: if you are loading and you know an album you just loaded needs more editing but you don't want to do it right now just make a tag called "Edit" then you can quickly find these albums later.

If you have a huge Classical collection you can use tags for composers or orchestras to help organize your collection.

There are many uses for tags, don't forget they are there.

Loading tip #6) When editing album info if you are copying and pasting when you go to "paste" in Control PC you don't get a drop down menu when you "right click". To paste into Control 10 editing fields just left click in the selected field to get the cursor in there then hit "control V" on the keyboard.

I have not used Control Mac so I'm not sure if this is a problem with Apple computers.

I don't really like the way Sooloos deals with multidisc sets, you can combine them as a set but I like them better as a single album. My method is time consuming but the end results work best.

Loading tip #7) To load multi disc sets as a single album:
Load the CDs on the Sooloos as you normally would, once the entire set is loaded export (as flac files) the CDs to your PC. Next import all the CDs in the set at the same time and "unalbumize" them then create a single album from all the songs in the set (make sure to get the track order correct by selecting the songs in play order). Now comes the first problem, All Music will not be able to automatically identify the newly created album so you will need to go to All Music and get the album number (at the bottom left of the web page) and you can then use this number to force the album data in. The next problem is when you force the data in like this it will only give song titles for the songs on CD 1, the rest will show as "unknown". Instead of typing in all the song titles you can simply select "revert to user data" at the bottom of the track editing page. Once you get all your data correctly entered complete the import. Don't forget to delete the original CDs from the Sooloos.

I've done this with about 100 multi disc sets on my Sooloos, it took some time but I'm glad I did it.

That's all the loading tips I can think of.

Here is a non-loading tip:

To go directly to a song in a Queue on the Control 10/15 double click it. I had no idea the Control 10/15 had double click features until I accidentally did this.
__________________
So much music, so little time.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Masterlu's Avatar
AA Founder, Legend AV Owner



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South FL & Cape Cod MA
Posts: 44,669
Default

Victor, thanks very much for your input on the Sooloos! This ones a sticky
__________________
Ivan

FLORIDA
MX136, C15, MC206, MC162(2) MC402, MC1.2KW(12) MC2KW(2) MR85, MS300(2) MCD301, MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, MCD1000, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) OLIVE 04HD, PS AUDIO PPP(8) PUREPOWER 2000(4) RGPC 1200(20) RGPC POLE PIG(4) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, GRACE M903 HEADPHONE AMP, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, SVS SCISSOR LIFT, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, HRS DAMPING PLATES, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM STARLIGHT HDMI, GOLD ECLIPSE CABLES & SILVER ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...9-dsc-1198.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...d-dsc_1208.jpg

Reference System: ACCUPHASE A200 MONOBLOCKS(2), C3800 PRE-AMP, DP900 CD/SACD PRECISION TRANSPORT, DC901 PRECISION DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL VOICING EQUALIZER, T-1100 FM STEREO TUNER, PS520 POWER SUPPLY, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 4V-4V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, HRS NIMBUS COUPLERS, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S [CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

CAPE COD
MX150, MC501(2) MC1.2KW(10) MC2301(2) MR88, MS750(3) MVP881, MEN220, MCD1100, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT3F(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) BENCHMARK DAC-1 HDR, OPPO-BDP95, OLIVE 02M, PS AUDIO PPP(8) PUREPOWER 1050(4) RGPC 1200(15) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) JL FATHOM F113 SUBS(4) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" SCREEN, SONUS FABER STRADIVARI, URC MX-6000 REMOTE, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, OLIVE 02M, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, FORTRESS SEATING, HRS DAMPING PLATES, GOLD LION TUBES, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD GOLD & PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...0&d=1327845807 - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...d-dsc_3310.jpg
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...d-dsc_5267.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...re2413-now.jpg

Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD TT, CA OUTER RING & CLAMP, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, DOUBLE MATRIX LP CLEANER, FURUTECH LP DEMAGNATIZER, HRS-MXR REFERENCE 4V RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, HRS DAMPING PLATES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, PS AUDIO PPP, RGPC 1200, SPL PHONITOR HEADPHONE AMP, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & SILVER ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...e-dsc_2528.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...d-dsc_3313.jpg

Game Room: BRYSTON BP-26 PRE-AMP, BDA-2 DAC, BDP-2 MEDIA PLAYER, BCD-1 CD PLAYER, MPS-2 POWER SUPPLY, 28B-SST^2 MONOBLOCKS, MAGNUM DYNALAB MD-105T TUNER, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, OLIVE 04HD, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSAL BR PLAYER, FURUTECH DEMAGNETIZER, KRELL KID DOCK, RGPC 1200(4) PS AUDIO PPP(2) SONUS FABER AMATI FUTURA'S IN RED VIOLIN FINISH, SALAMANDER SYNERGY TRIPLE 30 RACK, HRS DAMPING PLATES, CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD TT w/ TT2 ARM, URC MX-980 REMOTE, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD SILVER ECLIPSE CABLES & SILVER ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...n-dsc_5175.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...s-dsc_2736.jpg

Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP LOADED, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, ESOTERIC K-01 CD/SACD PLAYER, ESOTERIC G-01 RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 2V-3V-2V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, HRS DPX DAMPING PLATES & NIMBUS COUPLERS, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS IN RED VIOLIN FINISH, JL FATHOM F113(2) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, GIK PICTURE PANELS, ACOUSTIC REVIVE 777, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, FURUTECH POWERFLUX 18, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...2236-image.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...s-dsc_4449.jpg

Library System: ALL ESOTERIC SYSTEM A-02 AMP, C-03 PRE-AMP, K-03 CD/SACD PLAYER, E-03 PHONO-PRE, OLIVE 04HD, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2 IN SANTOS ROSEWOOD, AERIAL SW12 SUBS IN SANTOS ROSEWOOD w/ BASES(2), VPI HRX TT w/ ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, FURUTECH SILVER ARROWS PHONO CABLE, KLAUDIO RCM, BRYSTON BIT-15 POWER CONDITIONER(2) RGPC 1200(2) HRS DAMPING PLATES, STEVE BLINN COMPLETE CUSTOM RACK, ASC STUDIO TRAPS, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD SILVER ECLIPSE CABLES & SILVER ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...g-dsc_4145.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...g-dsc_4143.jpg


Vintage System: JBL L300 LOUDSPEAKERS, ACCUPHASE E-460 INTEGRATED AMP, DP-550 CD/SACD/DAC, T-1100 FM STEREO TUNER, OLIVE 04HD, BRYSTON BIT-15 POWER CONDITIONER, RGPC 1200, AERIAL 7T GLOSS CHERRY SPEAKERS, TAD CR-1 MK2 SPEAKERS, SALAMANDER SYNERGY 402 RACK, TEAC UD-501 DAC, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, FURUTECH FLUX-50 FILTERS, WIREWORLD SILVER ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...y-dsc_4172.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...d-dsc_5210.jpg
http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...y-dsc_4368.jpg - - - http://www.audioaficionado.org/attac...y-dsc_4377.jpg


Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Victor's Avatar
Member #1000
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indy,In
Posts: 327
Default

Glad to help. I hope the tips help all the guys who are jumping on the Sooloos bandwagon. Hopefully the thread will grow as other figure out some new tips.
__________________
So much music, so little time.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 04:27 PM
JFR0317's Avatar
Aficionado Charter Member


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,562
Default

Thanks for doing this, Victor. I hope to contribute as I learn more about the Sooloos.
__________________
John

Upstairs - C1000C/T, MX150, MC1.2KW x 4, MC501 x 2, MC252, MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, MEN220, MPC1500, XRT1K's, XCS1K, XLS320's, Gotham, JVC HD-990, Sonos ZP-90, Apple TV, Sooloos Control 15 & MS600
Downstairs - Den (Zone A): MX121, MR88, MCD500, MVP871, MC207, DD18, Sony XBR-X900A, Sonos ZP-90, Apple TV, Sooloos MS200, B&W 805 Diamond x 2, B&W HTM4 Diamond, B&W CWM8 x 2; Living Room (Zone B): MC402 & XR200's; Whole House: CR12, MC7108
Study - C48, MC275 50th Anniversary LE, Sonos ZP-90, Sooloos MS200, B&W Nautilus 805 x 2
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2011, 10:21 PM
BearCubinNY's Avatar
Senior Member



 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 735
Default

Victor, thank you! I'm sure we'll all benefit from your trailblazing!

Reg
__________________
AMP's: MC2301 (2), Shuguang Treasures KT88-Z/Gold Lion ECC81
Preamp: C500C/T, Gold Lion ECC83
TT-1 Clearaudio Innovation Wood, TT-2 & Universal Arms, Goldfinger V2 & daVinci V2 Carts
TT-2: JA Michelle Gyro SE, SME IV.Vi, Lyra Helikon Mono Cart, HR Power Supply
Phono Stage-1: Aesthetix Io Eclipse
Phono Stage-2: Channel D - Seta Model L
Server-1: Sooloos Control15 / 808.3 CDP / MD600 2x3TB / TwinStore 2x3TB / MS600
Server-2: Mac Pro (16G RAM), 2x3Ghz, Quad Core, 4 SSD Drives (Hirez, AIFF)
Software: Amarra 2.3/Amarra Vinyl/Pure Vinyl 3.0 NAS: NetGear READYNAS PRO (4Tb, ALAC)
ADC & DAC: Amarra Model 4 (Sonic Studio Badged: Metric Halo LIO-8 + DSP)
Speakers: Sonus Faber Stradavari (2) Sub's: JL Audio Fathom f113 (2)
Power: PS Audio PPP (4)
Isolation: HRS-MXR Racks (2), SRA Amp Stands (4), Sound Anchor Sub Stands (2)
Room Treatments:(Diffusion): RPG Hemiffusor W1 (Bass Absorption): RealTraps
Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 6.0 XLR's & SC's, Silver Electra PC's
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2011, 08:19 PM
howiebrou's Avatar
Pavement lined w Goldmund

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cloud Nine
Posts: 3,780
Default

If you don't want to use the 500GB storage in the Control 15 (because there is no automatic back up)

do the following

Go to System Settings
Go to Devices at the bottom left of the System Settings menu
Click on Controlfifteen zone
Unclick the Enable Storage box
Presto!

howie
__________________
Avid Acutus SME V Benz Micro Lp-S
Audio Research Reference 2 Phono Amp
Sooloos C15 Twinstore
CH Precision C1 Dac
Goldmund Mimesis 22S Preamp
Gryphon Colloseum Solo Monoblocks Monoblocks
Marten Design Coltrane 2 Speakers
Silent Running Audio Craz Rack
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2011, 09:34 PM
JFR0317's Avatar
Aficionado Charter Member


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by howiebrou View Post
If you don't want to use the 500GB storage in the Control 15 (because there is no automatic back up)

do the following

Go to System Settings
Go to Devices at the bottom left of the System Settings menu
Click on Controlfifteen zone
Unclick the Enable Storage box
Presto!

howie
Thanks, Howie!
__________________
John

Upstairs - C1000C/T, MX150, MC1.2KW x 4, MC501 x 2, MC252, MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, MEN220, MPC1500, XRT1K's, XCS1K, XLS320's, Gotham, JVC HD-990, Sonos ZP-90, Apple TV, Sooloos Control 15 & MS600
Downstairs - Den (Zone A): MX121, MR88, MCD500, MVP871, MC207, DD18, Sony XBR-X900A, Sonos ZP-90, Apple TV, Sooloos MS200, B&W 805 Diamond x 2, B&W HTM4 Diamond, B&W CWM8 x 2; Living Room (Zone B): MC402 & XR200's; Whole House: CR12, MC7108
Study - C48, MC275 50th Anniversary LE, Sonos ZP-90, Sooloos MS200, B&W Nautilus 805 x 2
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Victor's Avatar
Member #1000
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indy,In
Posts: 327
Default

This is in another thread, I thought I would put it here also.

You can use the Speaker Link output for an AES-EBU digital output.

I built a Speakerlink to AES balanced digital cable to use with my Control 10. It works great with my DAC. I've been using this cable for 5 months with no problems.

Here is the pinout info you need of the Speakerlink output:

Pin 2&5 ground
Pin 7 AES+
Pin 8 AES-

You should be able to build a Speakerlink to AES with this info.
__________________
So much music, so little time.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 14
Default

Hi All,

This is my very first post!

I just stumbled across this forum today and I am so happy that I have found such a friendly bunch!!! I am placing my order for the MC200 tomorrow and am so researching and reading comments I can find.

Its so nice not to read post after post of negative comments so im really looking forward to returning and chatting with you all.

I have a few questions regarding the MC200.....
- Am I correct in thinking that there is no FOCUS feature on the ipad?
- Is there a way to see multiple album covers simultaneously like on all the Sooloos marketing images? The only images that are displayed on the itunes app store are totally different.....
- Can you orientate the ipad landscape?

Has anyone posted a link with a video of the sooloos app working? I have not yet seen it and am VERY curious to see how smooth it navigates. It would be AWESOME if someone could post video link

If not when I get mine I will make a video of it all working and post on you tube.... Perhaps it will help to show others on here how it looks. Even if we live near an sooloos dealer, not all have the units on demonstration......

I know the distributor has stock so I hope to get it very soon : )
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 AM.

Follow @AudioAficionado
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
ęCopyright 2009-2014 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
VPI Industries
VPI Industries
Sound Earphones
Sound Earphones
Sound Anchors
Sound Anchors
Acoustic Sounds Inc
Acoustic Sounds Inc
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
Steve Blinn Designs
Steve Blinn Designs
Pitch Perfect Audio
Pitch Perfect Audio
Krell
Krell
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Vivid Audio
Vivid Audio
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Aerial Acoustics
Aerial Acoustics
Accuphase
Accuphase
Aluminati Sound
Aluminati Sound
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Delicious Decibels
Delicious Decibels