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Old 11-04-2020, 05:22 PM
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I know you are looking forward to enjoying your new DP-560 but, since you have an external DAC, why not just play the ripped files directly? You efforts seem almost pyrrhic.
Well. two fold, and maybe you can school me here...

- I like to Physically own my music...on a disk, with a label, even if home made... grab it and play it without concern for how good my internet is (it's usually 95% solid, but sometimes Roon stops a lot mid track)..

- I would like the idea of doing A/B comparisons of a recording played in rebook, vs MQA, vs DSD... after all audiophile is considered a hobby and part of this hobby is understanding the audible difference between formats..

In a perfect world, I'd have had the money for a Rossini transport, but that isn't in the cards..

Make sense? (you're probably going to say no )
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Old 11-04-2020, 06:53 PM
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- I like to Physically own my music...on a disk, with a label, even if home made... grab it and play it without concern for how good my internet is (it's usually 95% solid, but sometimes Roon stops a lot mid track)..
Well, I own all my files because I either buy the downloads or rip them from discs that I own. The internet has nothing to with playing them although I do use it to download some of them (once).

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- I would like the idea of doing A/B comparisons of a recording played in rebook, vs MQA, vs DSD... after all audiophile is considered a hobby and part of this hobby is understanding the audible difference between formats..
I have multiple formats of many recordings and I can compare them with a click of the mouse or a tap on the screen. Easier than swapping discs and finding the particular track or segment on each of them.

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Old 11-04-2020, 06:56 PM
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Well, I own all my files because I either buy the downloads or rip them from discs that I own. The internet has nothing to with playing them although I do use it to download some of them (once).

I have multiple formats of many recordings and I can compare them with a click of the mouse or a tap on the screen. Easier than swapping discs and finding the particular track or segment on each of them.

Agreed.
So is it fair to say CD/SACD players non-existent in your setup then? Gone the way of the turntable back in the late 80s?

And that you don't buy Paul McGowans' belief that the identical 44.1/16 file sounds better on a disk than streamed? (makes no sense to me either btw)..
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:22 PM
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So is it fair to say CD/SACD players non-existent in your setup then? Gone the way of the turntable back in the late 80s?
Yup.

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And that you don't buy Paul McGowans' belief that the identical 44.1/16 file sounds better on a disk than streamed? (makes no sense to me either btw)..
I do not.
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