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    Posted: 27 Dec 2018 at 8:23pm
When I originally composed this topic, it wasn't intended to just about a PC PSU; it was supposed to be about a PC power supply and motherboard pairing. I want the best digital signal to go into my Majestic DAC, that is all. RPi  alone or with hat board is an option but I would prefer a PC solution. Have been doing a little research. Only really managed to find one of the most cringeworthy advertisements for a product that I have ever seen. Along with the pretentious air of marketing BS, even has some fine female eye-candy to go with it. Judge for yourself. Marketing is such an insult to even a basic level of intelligence...



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Agree that having had a RC for about 5 years now would mo6 want to give it up without a big reason-more so with vinyl as I can drop the stylus at relatively low volumes and increase on the way back to the listening chair and if not quite right can readily adjust in situ.
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Originally posted by Fatmangolf Fatmangolf wrote:

I'd agree (as has Chris last time this came up) about max/full digital volume and using the manual volume pot. That said the digital volume is rather handy when you're sitting comfortably...



My opinion hasn't changed.
Reducing the bit depth makes things sound flatter than they should.

Thankfully my (analogue) amp has remote control, so I too can remain sitting comfortably.
In my book all amplifiers should have RC!
Don't need it to switch inputs, although it's nice if it can.
Just volume up or down is the bare minimum, and a mute button would be the icing on the cake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2018 at 3:43pm
I'd agree (as has Chris last time this came up) about max/full digital volume and using the manual volume pot. That said the digital volume is rather handy when you're sitting comfortably...

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Hi Deadwax,
Try it, go to settings set the volume to max and set it to fixed.

Think it was Graham talking about digital based attenuation that prompted me to give it a go. To my ears (no assurance of quality) it sounds better into the Majestic using the manual volume pot.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DeadWax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2018 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by Ernie Ernie wrote:

Most convenient Sonos, even Stevens sound wise to the RPi and been running since 2008 and still going strong with regular updates from Sonos. No sign of support ending so I feel it was a great buy. Downside Sonos doesn’t play past 48khz though this isn’t a problem with CD rips and Tidal. Sounds better since I discovered that you need to set the volume to max and fixed.

 
100% agree with what you say ref Sonos - used it as a streamer since 2012 and it really is rock solid.
What do you mean when you say you discovered that you need to set the volume to max and fixed?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2018 at 8:51pm
I will do plenty of research before making any purchases. Thanks for all of your advice. Smile
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