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I've just been slammed for a big loss and I need some suggestions.

 

Prolog:

Mac Mini in a closet on a wired Net.  iTunes library on an external drive.  iTunes Library is shared. Files are played by Amarra.

Works great on the room system.

 

Remote Headphone system.  MacBook Pro > Bifrost optical > Lry.   MBP has iTunes local Library (small) Access to shared Library (large)  Amarra is the player.

I "thought" everything was fine until I discovered that Amarra would only play (light up blue) for local content.  On the Shared Library iTunes is the player (lights up yellow)  Granted everything still plays, except the huge shared library is played by Amarra.

 

I contacted Amarra.  Sorry a shared library is streaming music and we don't support streaming music.  Try going to iTunes pref's / advanced / and point the Library to the remote.  I could not get this to work.   I erased all the local iTunes content and library file.... (I emptied the trash)

 

Choices / Suggestions?

post #1007 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I've just been slammed for a big loss and I need some suggestions.

 

Prolog:

Mac Mini in a closet on a wired Net.  iTunes library on an external drive.  iTunes Library is shared. Files are played by Amarra.

Works great on the room system.

 

Remote Headphone system.  MacBook Pro > Bifrost optical > Lry.   MBP has iTunes local Library (small) Access to shared Library (large)  Amarra is the player.

I "thought" everything was fine until I discovered that Amarra would only play (light up blue) for local content.  On the Shared Library iTunes is the player (lights up yellow)  Granted everything still plays, except the huge shared library is played by Amarra.

 

I contacted Amarra.  Sorry a shared library is streaming music and we don't support streaming music.  Try going to iTunes pref's / advanced / and point the Library to the remote.  I could not get this to work.   I erased all the local iTunes content and library file.... (I emptied the trash)

 

Choices / Suggestions?

Yep. Amarra has no support for streaming. Have you thought about just switching

to Pure Music. They do support streaming, I believe.

post #1008 of 7166
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Yep. Amarra has no support for streaming. Have you thought about just switching

to Pure Music. They do support streaming, I believe.

I tried Pure Music and din't like the sound.

It has a ton on bells & whistles, meters, etc.  But it came across as harsh.

This was pretty much straight away.

 

I just finished reading "Bit Perfect".... again.  Have you tried them?

 

Listing to iTunes streamed does not sound "bad" it's just doesn't have the buttery smoothness of Amarra.

And I thought I was done with this .....   Just purchased a second copy of Amarra a week ago.

post #1009 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I tried Pure Music and din't like the sound.

It has a ton on bells & whistles, meters, etc.  But it came across as harsh.

This was pretty much straight away.

 

I just finished reading "Bit Perfect".... again.  Have you tried them?

 

Listing to iTunes streamed does not sound "bad" it's just doesn't have the buttery smoothness of Amarra.

And I thought I was done with this .....   Just purchased a second copy of Amarra a week ago.

I've tried all players..I think. 

 

Amarra does have the best sound. But I actually really enjoy Bitperfect.

It's seamless and fuss free.

 

And I agree about PM, there was a very digital sound to it I didn't enjoy.

 

 

Can't blame Amarra about not supporting streaming though. It's clearly documented in the PDF.

post #1010 of 7166
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I've tried all players..I think. 

 

Amarra does have the best sound. But I actually really enjoy Bitperfect.

It's seamless and fuss free.

 

And I agree about PM, there was a very digital sound to it I didn't enjoy.

 

 

Can't blame Amarra about not supporting streaming though. It's clearly documented in the PDF.

You RTFM?

post #1011 of 7166
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You RTFM?

Haha! Uh, no! Yes, I did. redface.gif

post #1012 of 7166

dox,

 

Thanks for your opinion of PM......I always think, "Is it just me that hears that?"

post #1013 of 7166
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Haha! Uh, no! Yes, I did. redface.gif

:)   I did too.

 

I just didn't connect the dots with streaming & sharing.

post #1014 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

dox,

 

Thanks for your opinion of PM......I always think, "Is it just me that hears that?"

No problem. 

 

I don't know if you're aware or have posted, etc. Alternatives to Itunes.


Edited by paradoxper - 1/15/13 at 7:34pm
post #1015 of 7166
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No problem. 

 

I don't know if you're aware or have posted, etc. Alternatives to Itunes.

Thanks.

Tried "Fidelia"  Looked very promising.  The music sounded like it was neutered. 

 

Bit Perfect isn't bad.

 

Add to that the fact that I missed the UPS man and my LCD2's are still on the truck.

post #1016 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Thanks.

Tried "Fidelia"  Looked very promising.  The music sounded like it was neutered. 

 

Bit Perfect isn't bad.

 

Add to that the fact that I missed the UPS man and my LCD2's are still on the truck.

What do you mean by neutered? Haha.

 

Stop dickin' around on Head-Fi and listen for the man in brown!

post #1017 of 7166
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What do you mean by neutered? Haha.

Stop dickin' around on Head-Fi and listen for the man in brown!

Fidelia removed all the .. Personality and turned it to mush. Warm, but still mush. Amazing.
I tried several tracks.... Thought oh this is pleasant. Went back to basic iTunes and. "wait a minute, where did all this go?"

It really looked promising, but that's my impression.

I set me a UPS bear trap this evening. Let's see if I can snag some a them Audezezes
post #1018 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post


Fidelia removed all the .. Personality and turned it to mush. Warm, but still mush. Amazing.
I tried several tracks.... Thought oh this is pleasant. Went back to basic iTunes and. "wait a minute, where did all this go?"

It really looked promising, but that's my impression.

I set me a UPS bear trap this evening. Let's see if I can snag some a them Audezezes

It's been a while since I've fussed with Fidelia. Though I know it didn't impress me.

 

Do you think Bitperfect colors the sound? There's something about it that I feel sounds a tad bit better than Itunes.

I just don't think it has anything behind it to change things.

 

It's gonna be hard, it's either Amarra or nothin'. So trick yourself into liking something else better. 

 

 

Skin 'em alive!!! very_evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

It's been a while since I've fussed with Fidelia. Though I know it didn't impress me.

 

Do you think Bitperfect colors the sound? There's something about it that I feel sounds a tad bit better than Itunes.

I just don't think it has anything behind it to change things.

 

It's gonna be hard, it's either Amarra or nothin'. So trick yourself into liking something else better. 

 

 

Skin 'em alive!!! very_evil_smiley.gif

Dox.

 

Nailed it again.

I have no choice.  Amarra will not work remote and I can't have a terra byte worth of songs replicated all over the place.

Amarra works for the room system.

Remote / headphones  looks like iTunes w or w/o Bit Perfect.

 

Then there's Audionirvana Plus.....

post #1020 of 7166
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Dox.

 

Nailed it again.

I have no choice.  Amarra will not work remote and I can't have a terra byte worth of songs replicated all over the place.

Amarra works for the room system.

Remote / headphones  looks like iTunes w or w/o Bit Perfect.

 

Then there's Audionirvana Plus.....

Ah yes, Audirvana Plus. More disappointment waitin' on down the pipeline.

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