Big Ego & Little Ego Jan 28, 2017 23:39:44 GMT -5
Post by Gary Cook on Jan 28, 2017 23:39:44 GMT -5
So lets say I get Big ego. The next question that comes to mind is music source, I never obtained a large collection of CD but I have a few, so ripping them to a quality format is next on my list to do. Any advice here?
Also what about online sources, say Amazon music, or spotify, or pandora... there are literally a few dozen options out there, but I assume if I get junk source it wont really matter if I have a Big Ego.
My CD collection is all on iTunes, ripped lossless (ALAC), it's convenient, easy to use, not quite bullet proof but very close, I can play anything on any iDevice, iPhone, Ipad. Mac etc. I have an Apple TV4 which is connected via HDMI to my UMC-200, so via wifi and a pair of Airport Extremes I can access the library (MacMini) anywhere in the house. For example pull up a track from the library using an iPhone and play it in the garage (Zone 3 on the UMC-200). I also have a BTM-1 plugged into the UMC-200 so guests can play music via blu tooth.
I'm sure that you will have lots of people saying "but it's only 44/48 kHz", well, if you are ripping from CD's then that's what you got. My experience is that the mastering of the recoding is far more important than the sampling frequency. There's good sound at 44 kHz just as there is crappy sound at 384 kHz.
Whenever I want to really listen to music, rather than just have it on in the background while I do something else, then I play CD's in the ERC-3 or vinyl on the TT with both via the XSP-1 for 2.1 stereo.