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post #706 of 715

^Thing needs a bag over it's head.

post #707 of 715
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It will take some convincing for me to believe a Mytek product can ever reach such a high level. I happen to know of someone who measured the Stereo192 DSD and found it to have, by far, the worst measurements of any ES9016-based DAC they had encountered. I'm. I am not strictly a measurement guy but in that case it lines up squarely with what I hear from that device.
post #708 of 715
I kinda have to agree with project86 there. That's not to say that their other models were bad but just not at the calibre of the Invictas.

Before even proposing the Manhattan to be a "serious competitor", it has to be heard first. A fancy case & high price alone is not enough to indicate "serious competition".
post #709 of 715
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I might venture to use the term "bad" but that's just me.... I know plenty of folks who enjoy their DSD model (and many who dislike it as well).
post #710 of 715

Hugo is a definite competitor to the Mirus, I own both. I like them both, they both have their own sound signature, with the Hugo being very detailed and a little thinner then the Mirus which to me has more meat on the bone so to speak. Great review as always project86.

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^Thing needs a bag over it's head.
Agreed and unfortunate as one's probably paying quite a but for that machining. Bit gaudy...
Arnaud
post #712 of 715

Sorry, I know I kept repeating myself by saying the same thing every year (I just hope this will help resonessence labs to consider this issue), but now, with the 512 Gb SD Available, it is really about time to develop a more user friendly way to manage the playing of the files present on the SD Card.  

 

+2000 HD music files cannot be found/sorted/selected/managed/playlisted.. through the small front panel !

 

We really need a new version that can interact with an iPAD (or any tablet) for music files management.... (may be by bluetooth to be able to use it even without Wifi network around).

 


Edited by bmichels - 9/13/14 at 4:18am
post #713 of 715
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Sorry, I know I kept repeating myself by saying the same thing every year (I just hope this will help resonessence labs to consider this issue), but now, with the 512 Gb SD Available, it is really about time to develop a more user friendly way to manage the playing of the files present on the SD Card.  

 

+2000 HD music files cannot be found/sorted/selected/managed/playlisted.. through the small front panel !

 

I perfectly agree that file management can be challenging with high-capacity SD card storage.  However at a more basic level, I do have some concerns as to whether these very high large (>256 gb) SD cards are really the best way to go for music files on a device like the Invicta, especially considering that SD cards can fail or become corrupted.  Fortunately this does not appear to be a very common problem with the better cards but I have had a 128 gb SD card fail in a DSLR camera.  Presently I'm mainly using 64 gb SD SanDisk cards in my Invicta, which work perfectly and are "small" enough so that the files are easy to navigate using just the Invicta display.  Also if by chance one of the cards did fail, it wouldn't take forever to restore the content from my backup source.   Using separate smaller SD cards for different categories of music makes better sense to me, and switching out the cards is a snap with the Invicta.  The only situation where it may be advantageous to have a very large SD card would be a portable device, where you would not want to be carrying around a bunch of small cards that could get damaged or lost.    Perhaps in the future, I may decide to go with the higher capacity cards (as they become cheaper and possibly more reliable), and then having a more sophisticated file management system associated with the Invicta (maybe IOS/Android based) would make a lot of sense.  

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Yes, I see both sides. I too use 64GB cards at the moment, each with vaguely dedicated genres (all types of "jazz" and blues on one, classic rock and metal on another, etc). It works well for me. 

 

On the other hand, having some kind of expanded navigation and metadata sorting would be really nice. When I want to access my entire 4+TB collection I use an Aurender music server, because it copes with the library far easier. If done well, the suggested updates to Invicta could make it truly replace a dedicated music server. 

post #715 of 715
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 If done well, the suggested updates to Invicta could make it truly replace a dedicated music server. 

 

+1

 

I just wrote a mail to Mark M to make this (humble) pdt dvpt suggestion

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