Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
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The developer of EAC reports a Mac version in the works. "Coming soon".
...as of 2016... Ah well. As long as EAC keeps chugging along on Windows 10, I won't complain. Damn... I'm assuming Schiit won't try installing EAC-type software on their future (?) transport -- a litigation nightmare. Right? RIIIIIGHT?! Oooh, that'd be nice. :ksc75smile:
 
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I can sense that is both light-hearted and honest. And I get it. But I want to spring off that with a question for all the vinyl spinners: forget about the physical space for storing all the LPs (and digital discs take up plenty of doom, too), but how do you keep track of what music you own? What genres? Composers, conductors, orchestras? One of the reasons that classical meta tags, especially of older recordings, are more work is because of the lack of organizational uniformity in the record publishing industry itself. This is not a problem with any particular medium—it’s true across all media.
*snip* Cheers!
Many years ago I developed an Access database that has survived many incarnations of Windoze and computers. It contains all of my CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and LPs that have been purchased fairly recently. It was only last year that I finished adding all of my CDs. It contains all of the standard information and discogs links if available. It also contains the purchase date and price. If I really want to cringe, I run a query on the purchase price and look at the total. I don't do that very often.

I still have maybe a hundred LPs that I bought before CDs came out along with my parents' collection that need to be included. Was planning on adding those as I did needle drops on them, buuuuut....I haven't had that type of free time lately.
 
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Discogs is a necessity for me. Saves me a lot of money by not buying something I already own. You can also download your collection in CSV format to import into a spreadsheet.
While I do use Discogs, I don't do this. I have a pretty extensive database built up and it has saved me from buying duplicates of some things, but until lately I could only access it at home. Because of this, it couldn't stop me from buying dupes of things when I saw what I thought were great deals while at work.
 
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Good album...
I keep hoping that some day I walk into the right second hand store and find a copy of that on vinyl. I really really like that album, start to finish.

To date all of my records have been hand me downs or bought from second hand establishments, and garage sales.

I know I could use the internet to have a copy of that album here yesterday, but for this particular hobby, that doesn't hold much appeal.
 
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If I really want to cringe, I run a query on the purchase price and look at the total. I don't do that very often.
:jecklinsmile: In Access? You win. Anyway, that’s a great thing to have, something that tracks the physical assets. I used to use a media asset manager, and then I just quit. That was a mistake, of course, because it really is helpful to have a place to record catalog numbers. Not only to avoid duplicate purchases, but also to keep track of which original/master/remaster/remix is actually the one you want to listen to. IMHO, it’s not the target or strong suit of Roon and other players.
 
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I use a variation of the Dewey Decimal System to catalog my vinyl.

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Many years ago I developed an Access database that has survived many incarnations of Windoze and computers. It contains all of my CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and LPs that have been purchased fairly recently. It was only last year that I finished adding all of my CDs. It contains all of the standard information and discogs links if available. It also contains the purchase date and price. If I really want to cringe, I run a query on the purchase price and look at the total. I don't do that very often.

I still have maybe a hundred LPs that I bought before CDs came out along with my parents' collection that need to be included. Was planning on adding those as I did needle drops on them, buuuuut....I haven't had that type of free time lately.
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At one time I created many FileMaker Pro databases. Work, home, volunteer stuff and so forth.
At some point I skipped an update, then several, and now I do not have a working copy unless I fire up an old Mac from the "collection".

Would have to make stepped updates to get current, and purchase a copy. So all such data is dead, unless I expend at lot of time and effort.
Including my album, reel to reel tape, cassette tape and some earlier CD's database.
Nothing fancy just album name, artist, date, catalog number and a bit more info. Database searches and sorting cannot be beat.

However, the hand written paper listings of the reel to reel tapes are still going strong.

Now I buy duplicate copies, due to memory failure.

I guess I do not care enough anymore.
Artist and/or Album name or memory is generally enough to find what I am looking for.

Playing the music and enjoying.
 
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Ah memories, memories.
I also started out with a stack of steel drawers with handwritten cards in it. Changed to dBase database, later to Clipper and much later to MySQL.
Haven't used them for decades now. Stopped adding info when I changed from LP's to CD's.
Home compiled playlists on reel-to-reel and cassette discarded all of those too.
Knew where to find any track on any sampler in the vinyl wall by heart.
As I said, very nice memories. And it means I'm getting old :frowning2:

Now my wall is getting more and more empty as I'm selling of all my vinyl records.

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Last week come and gone. Still no Jot R. And yeah, you Unison folks, too.
 
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More Sol information from Jason (posted elsewhere)

The most likely scenario is that we'll start shipping Sols again in February, but they will all come pre set-up with a standard cartridge. Target price for re-intro with cartridge is $799.

For this, you get some significant advantages over other turntables near its price class, including the longest arm anywhere near the price, the biggest bearing anywhere near the price, full cast aluminum construction, on-the-fly adjustable VTA, and easily swappable true unconstrained unipivot arms. We believe this is enough to allow Sol to carve out a niche above the entry-level turntables but below the "big boys," but we also understand if this doesn't work for you, and that there are more choices than ever in turntables these days.

However, one caveat: the re-introduced Sol will also have the older pulley and belt, which is the only way we've gotten it to measure consistently under 0.1% wow and flutter (on the APx555, not on a phone app or antique meter). This means that the platter will not self-start.

Before the requests start for a different motor, the answer is "the turntable was designed with a low-torque motor and high-mass platter, and if we have to redesign for a different motor, it could send all of that out the window, plus we'd need new motors, new motor pods, new sorbothane motor mount, new motor board...which means 6 months more waiting, realistically, and at that point Sol probably isn't coming back."

If this is a non-starter for you, I understand, and you can opt out of the beta and get a full refund.

We're still waiting a bit for some additional small parts (better motor rubber base and better mat), and we're testing options for standard cartridges (Grado Red sounds best, but has a bit more environmental hum pick-up than other options).

All beta participants will get the new parts, of course, but I don't know the precise timeline. If you want to know the status of the beta program, it's best to email amy@schiit.com and copy tony@schiit.com and tyler@schiit.com, since they will have the latest information.
 
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