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Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-21-2017, 10:20 AM
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Posted By mlknez
You are correct. the only way that I have been...

You are correct. the only way that I have been able to make things work with multichannel (without degradation or conversion, and a decent interface is to go:

PC (Roon, or JRiver) >USB>ExaSound...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-21-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,369
Posted By mlknez
PM Me!

PM Me!
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-12-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By mlknez
+1

+1
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By mlknez
The Plex will not play these files natively. It...

The Plex will not play these files natively. It will convert in a LOSSY way to pcm to play. You lose bitperfect quality. Sonos doesn't even handle high-resolution at all.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By mlknez
You are not the original poster. We are trying...

You are not the original poster. We are trying to assist with a recommendation that yields the least limitations possible.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By mlknez
Plex cannot play DSD, PCM multichannel, MLP, .iso...

Plex cannot play DSD, PCM multichannel, MLP, .iso files, MQA, etc. either
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By mlknez
A shield cannot play DSD, PCM multichannel, MLP,...

A shield cannot play DSD, PCM multichannel, MLP, some .iso files, MQA, etc.

OP asked for better not cheaper.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-27-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By mlknez
I am using the Pioneer Elite SX-N30 Network...

I am using the Pioneer Elite SX-N30 Network Receiver to drive a pair of Elac UB5s in a bedroom system. It is an A/B amp section. It is one of the few systems out there that will stream from an...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-27-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By mlknez
The best device is a personal computer. You can...

The best device is a personal computer. You can literally play any file and customize it to your hearts content.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-23-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By mlknez
Be aware that only a couple of those albums were...

Be aware that only a couple of those albums were recorded using hi-resolution capable equipment anyway.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By mlknez
umg

umg
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-20-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By mlknez
It doesn't matter. 99% of their catalog was...

It doesn't matter. 99% of their catalog was recorded using hardware that is incapable of high-resolution. All you are getting is less-than CD quality sources digitized into a high-resolution...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,369
Posted By mlknez
You pay for all of the extra zeros it takes to...

You pay for all of the extra zeros it takes to fill in the space between the lower potential analog tape source and the 192khz/24 bit container file that they send you.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-18-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By mlknez
The oppo can play back surround files through...

The oppo can play back surround files through HDMI to your XMC-1, but the interface is just file browser based and it cannot play back music in .iso format. Most media players with a decent...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-17-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By mlknez
I'm a bit confused about the equipment that you...

I'm a bit confused about the equipment that you have and what you wish to accomplish

How many and what kind of speakers do you have?
Are you looking to support 2 channel audio or multi-channel?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-10-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By mlknez
Pioneer is launching 2 UHD certified PC drives in...

Pioneer is launching 2 UHD certified PC drives in Japan at the end of the month. They will be shipped with a special version of Cyberlink PowerDVD. The drives are nearly identical. One is geared...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-08-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By mlknez
You can set up 3 or more drives in a raid 5 array...

You can set up 3 or more drives in a raid 5 array on your other pc. This will protect against any single drive failure and isolate the drives to a computer away from the listening area. Then you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-08-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By mlknez
Build a NEW computer. Then you don't have to use...

Build a NEW computer. Then you don't have to use either plex or your xbox to stream FULL quality video and audio. The computer can LOOK like a stereo component if you want it to.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By mlknez
Then your answer is no. How is your streamer/set...

Then your answer is no. How is your streamer/set top box NOT a computer these days?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By mlknez
Pioneer is coming out next month with a PC based...

Pioneer is coming out next month with a PC based BDXL drive that is certified for UHD. They are being bundled with a software player by cyberlink that supports HDR. You can build a home theater...
Forum: Audio Gear   02-07-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By mlknez
I have the Sherbourn 7/2100 currently. Will I...

I have the Sherbourn 7/2100 currently. Will I notice any difference?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By mlknez
I will be there staying at the Marriott Suites...

I will be there staying at the Marriott Suites across the street.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-04-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,485
Posted By mlknez
Why didn't you choose a multichannel DAC?

Why didn't you choose a multichannel DAC?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By mlknez
The other formats that the dhc-80.3 will play you...

The other formats that the dhc-80.3 will play you will only use if you like matrixed sound. That is, sound that is created and mapped by the pre/pro, not by the source. for example... if you have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-30-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By mlknez
A usb attached DAC would give you the best...

A usb attached DAC would give you the best potential audio quality as the hdmi is optimized for video and the audio is tied to the video signal. Also, there are no hdmi handshaking issues to...
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