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by Thermionic Idler
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: I need the use of a good cassette deck -- anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: I need the use of a good cassette deck -- anyone?

Thanks all - we decided in the end to go for this as it also has some features which will come in handy if Meredith and I want to start recording.

A little over-budget but not by too much.

https://motu.com/en-us/products/m-series/m2/
by Thermionic Idler
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: I need the use of a good cassette deck -- anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: I need the use of a good cassette deck -- anyone?

Well, we just decided to do it properly and bought a Nak DR-2.

Now I need a decent A to D converter that'll support 96kHz transfers - any recommendations? Would like to keep the cost to less than £150 if possible.
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

Nick wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:15 pm Just thought. Everything to roll your own version instead of paying more should be available. GPL after all.
With the fun and games I’ve been having today, the thought of building up from bare bones Debian that gave me nfs file sharing without any trouble at all, is quite tempting.
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

All still good in terms of stability, automated backups now implemented and working. But... I cannot get file sharing to work for love nor money - tried both Samba and nfs (including activating Samba via the menus), feels like smacking my head against a wall. Guest OK set to yes, no firewall but no,...
by Thermionic Idler
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

3 day's uptime so far with AL headless, no further issues. Good times! Now to figure out my backup strategy...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

So it looks like I may have been running short on disk space - although I had expanded the AudioLinux partition, the file system still thought it only had 14Gb or so. [audiolinux@audiolinux Logs]$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 232.89 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Disk model: Samsung ...
by Thermionic Idler
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

Reinstalled AudioLinux and rolled the kernel back to the realtime LTS version 5.15, updated Roon then activated RoonServer. So far only about half an hour's uptime, so too early to judge for certain, but the Roon Remote apps seem to be responding more quickly than before - you barely see the 'waitin...
by Thermionic Idler
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

Got a reply from Piero after I reached out to him - apparently it's an issue with Roon and the latest official Linux kernel version 5.17 - 5.18, which AL runs by default. Debian runs version 5.10, so that makes perfect sense to me. Updating AL to a different kernel version should help to stabilize i...
by Thermionic Idler
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

Dave, I've been running Audiolinux for years and I've never had it crash - it always just works with no fuss. I've always found Piero responsive to my questions too - have you reached out to him? I'm planning to once the system has passed a few more day's continuous uptime with no freezes, so that ...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

It was a slightly odd install process for AL. It's supplied as an image of a fully installed and tweaked OS complete with user accounts (with what appears to be a 'legs akimbo' security model, I might add) which you gunzip onto a partition of the HD, subsequently extending the partition to the rest ...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Roon core question - actual advantages to running OS in RAM?

Background - last weekend I managed to get my RoonServer/RoonCore PC upgrades done - upgraded MSI motherboard and Ryzen 5 3600XT processor bought second-hand as a gamer cast-off, 32Gb memory, 250Gb NVME SSD, pluse the existing 1Tb SSD out of my old Daphile server and a 2Tb spinning rust backup drive...
by Thermionic Idler
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Happy customer here, they are now the coupling caps in my 300B's thanks to a number of positive recommendations here.
by Thermionic Idler
Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Newton 300B
Replies: 234
Views: 56761

Re: The Newton 300B

Steve, that's the exact message I get from Safari. Firefox is a little more talkative: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to user.fm. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. ...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Newton 300B
Replies: 234
Views: 56761

Re: The Newton 300B

OK I think Cressy Snr may be on to something actually, this could well be related to ISP. We are with Virgin Media as well - fibre to the property. Rather depressing as well, if it is ISP specific I haven’t a snowballs chance in hell of resolving it cos as usual in these situations the sods will jus...
by Thermionic Idler
Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 891
Views: 199486

Re: what are you doing ?

Tomorrow, I will be mostly installing a new motherboard, processor and memory into Meredith's old PC, which will become a fully fledged Roon core running Audiolinux with enough grunt to upsample to DSD, ready for the valve DAC coming along later in the year. By the way, two weekends ago I also insta...