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RE: Album Art Synology

I've recently changed to FLAC files and use Foobar or Winamp now instead of iTunes.  I stream from the Synology to a squeezebox and an Airport Express using DS Audio.

 

 

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

Xanderzdad wrote:

I've recently changed to FLAC files and use Foobar or Winamp now instead of iTunes.  I stream from the Synology to a squeezebox and an Airport Express using DS Audio.

 

I have a SBT but i've connected my NAS directly into my Rega DAC throught is USB input, all i can say is SQ improved, and I wasn't geting along with SBServer, too much freezing and buffering with Hi-Res, and the app of SBT freezed every time that two ipads try to controle it ( my wife and mine)... Never figured out why...

All I can say is with DS Audio app all those problems gone now! Ok my hi-res play as 16/44.1, but i don't have that many and the SQ of the 16/44.1 played strait to my DAC they sound better to me that SBT into Rega DAC throught COAX... 

Rega RP6/Goldring Elite>Clearaudio Basic Plus

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RE: Album Art Synology

Say if I want to start again and rip my CDs to my MacBook - what software would you recommend??

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I have a SBT but i've connected my NAS directly into my Rega DAC throught is USB input, all i can say is SQ improved, and I wasn't geting along with SBServer, too much freezing and buffering with Hi-Res, and the app of SBT freezed every time that two ipads try to controle it ( my wife and mine)... Never figured out why...

All I can say is with DS Audio app all those problems gone now! Ok my hi-res play as 16/44.1, but i don't have that many and the SQ of the 16/44.1 played strait to my DAC they sound better to me that SBT into Rega DAC throught COAX... 

I've not got a DAC but am tempted to try something similar.  But the sound quality of the SBT is so good that I'm worried about spending £'s on a DAC for little improvement.  

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stevebrock wrote:

Say if I want to start again and rip my CDs to my MacBook - what software would you recommend??

 

i've used dbPoweramp CD Riper, advised in this forum, sorry but don't remember who... With no uncompressed level. 

It rips the cd in a folder with all metadata, it works like a charm!

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Thanks HIFI

 

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Can't recommend the Synology highly enough - using one myself, to rip CD's in FLAC to via DB Poweramp, it works a treat. Also, an 'unofficial' feature to the i pad app is that it supports Airplay, so you can use this in conjunction with a streamer that supports Airplay, for wireless playback  Smile

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RE: Album Art Synology

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Say if I want to start again and rip my CDs to my MacBook - what software would you recommend??

 

i've used dbPoweramp CD Riper, advised in this forum, sorry but don't remember who... With no uncompressed level. 

It rips the cd in a folder with all metadata, it works like a charm!

Use it myself, highly recommended.

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