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David H.

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About David H.

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    know things...
  • Birthday 08/04/1960

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    Malibu, So Cal.
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    David Hanover
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    Advertising Lifestyle photographer

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  1. Great story Andrew, and thanks all. I hear you about not wanting to prep for taking any more exams.....
  2. Hi Guys, I’ve been on crazy side prepping for the Calif. General Contractors B exam for last few months, especially these past few weeks. But it paid off, Passed both the Law and Trade exam for General Contractors-B exam. I was an Advertising Lifestyle Photographer for over 25 + years, had a very successful career, but let it go, (Long Story) . I grew up in a family of General Contractors, including my Dad and brothers . So What I thought would be “ A walk in the Park “ for me to just go and “ Get” my License gave me Reality check I wasn’t quite ready for in terms of what I actually knew. Hats off to those whom are or whom have been in the construction trade. I can get back to listening to my System and music , but now I feel the real test may be ahead of me.
  3. No Worries Steve, I look forward and always enjoy our conversations , Talk soon
  4. Thanks Everyone for making it a Better Day, There coming to fast !!!!
  5. I’m just a huge Bob Caver Fan, I love and enjoy his all audio Gear .. His vision and and what he has created to me is so inspirational.
  6. Hey Guys, Sorry for being so quiet these last few months , It’s been a Crazy busy time for me through the Fire and floods, and repairing the smoke damage . I had reached out to the group asking about N.A.S Storage and Music streaming network and player some time ago and found that it seemed to be a topic of interest for some, and at the time not a lot of info so far was within the group. I felt that with all the great support and advice I’ve been given from all within “The Carver Site” , This may be a way for me to try a give back some with information what dI’ve found so far with hope that it can be of help to others. Again , I had no idea of how much there would be to learn and research in all those categories, so through all these months I’ve been doing my homework. I’ll do my best to be as accurate and detailed in what I have found. I’ve always been a little , or “ VERY” intimidated in doing a post because of how incredible sharp and knowledgable most of you are when it came to the world of audio. But everyone has always been so supportive, and giving of all there knowledge, and for all that I “ Thank all of you “. So, Here we go. I’ll touch base on: 1) external DAC 2) NAS Storage 3) Music Streaming devices 4) Network music players ( All in one System’s and individually Music players and network streaming devices together, examples , low $$ to High$ $$$) 5) ROON - Operating system for music that is hardware agnostic. One app that brings all of your stored music together with all your music streaming services, including. Tidal and Qobuz , high res music services in one search interface. ( This App will be the one that all will be using for there digital music world - IMOP. ) All new digital music streaming system’s are being developed for Roon, with some also having there own operating system. I can’t cover it all, cables, all the various system, etc.., but with a little help I’m sure in the end we’ll all have a good starting point, if interested in the digital world. N.A.S Storage and Network Music Streaming for HI Def audio I found when I really got into the Digital Audio world , it really wasn’t as complicated as I though it would be. But again as with everything in audio , it can be as simple or as complicated as one wants within there system. I think I’ll go in the above order, Because that’s how I entered it. First I wanted to improve my digital sound and to make it not just as good and warm as my beloved Vynyl world, and favorite albums, But better. Then I heard about storing my CD’s , and digital music in what was know as NAS music storage. After hearing how incredible my digital music was sounding, I wanted to enter the world of a Music Network streaming system , Pandora, Spotify, to Hi Res music services like Tidal and Qobuz , and the muisic streaming player that with some individual systems accompany the streamer so that so I hear it in the System. But What was this thing Called Roon that I found all these new high end Music Streaming / Player system were developed with Roon , the New universal Operating system for music That is hardware Agnostic. Please let me know any of the routes that you may have chosen or thinking of going with for your system. I will be adding to this as I go along, Please bear with me as I pull all my info together on each subject to best I can so as to give you a feel and hopefully route you may like to start. It’s wide open from very affordable systems to the point I always dream of, But to rich for me. When I say this in my own humble option, This is where Music has been on its way and heading in a Directions I feel will open up a New World of Music , With it’s depth in clean Hi Res , warm music and a huge Music library services when one can find and hear pretty much what one would want to hear. It keeps getting better and better. I still love my vynyl , But in my next post I’ll start off with the benefits of adding an external DAC. Below is a picture of where my system is now, I’m just now finalizing and getting my digital music streaming playing device. Pictures to follow when I get it, very soon.
  7. Thanks Greg for keeping on top of this and making this site Better and Better!! What may look like an easy task on a website can be very tricky and time consuming, Thanks for all hard work .
  8. Thats looks so Sweet!! Clean, Professional looking work...
  9. Happy B- Day Steve, I hope it's a great day for you... Have some fun
  10. Looking good!! Its a good feeling coming back from ther Ashes, Been there. Enjoy!!
  11. My follow up on the Cambridge 851n. I really liked this unit, But ended up returning it for a couple of reasons. One major for me was that I wasn’t able to take advantage of the DAC inside it while place SACD’s. Even though I don’t own a lot of SACD’s, the idea was that I wanted to improve my CD experience in any form that I played it. Another issue was for some reason I was not able to hook up the unit to My Oppo 95 via the hi def Co axial cable. The signal would fade in and out. I purchased this units as a refurbished unit, so there is a possiblility that is may have had some minor defect, But I’m sure that if I wanted to hang on to it I could of recieved another without having any issue’s. On the positive side, I really did like the sound and ease of how it played. It has a great look, and for the monies it comes with all the bells and whistles that you can’t find for that price range. It did upscale everything which worked out great when you were listening to Sirius, pandora or anything else less than the quality of Tidal, which is a HI Def streaming service, a must for us high end audio nuts. But, I was told that this upscaling , which there was no way of turning off is not nescessarly a good thing. I personally didn’t mind it, but can see where it may be an issue. I’m going back to my original plan of getting a new DAC, and using the Oppo 95 for the time being as a transport. After a lot of research on my end, I have settled on a DAC by the name of : L.K.S audio MH-DA004 , with dual ESS 9038 pro running in mono on each side , amanero USB Audio’s DAC , made in china which some may not perfer , for apx . $1,395.00. What I liked about it is the use of the two high end 9038 DAC’s by ESS, The various inputs including HDMI, which I understand is the only way to really transfer the SACD /DSD info back and forwth between the Oppo CD player and DAC, both optical and coaxial digital inputs, rca and balanced input with Balanced outputs. So Far, very good reviews on both build , quality control and sound performance for it price range. But my biggest project now will be my roomtreatment to handle all the issues of the reflections of the low ceiling, glass and hardwood floors. I hope you find some of this info of some help, please just PM me if you would like more detailed information.
  12. Thanks guys, So Far, so good...
  13. The original house was built over 60 years ago, now days you could not build that close and low to the lake. In normal times, every 15 years or so, it not to bad to deal with when you have insurance and use of the rooms, L.T.mentioned, either fires lately there’s nothing holding or slowing the water down. This morning having more serious rains, keeping the fingers crossed.
  14. Thanks about the cinder block, we got lucky it stopped within a inch of coming in . i got everything out, we have had 5 ft of water in the rooms 35 yrs plus ago, then a few other times of 3-4ft if water . We can go 10-15 years without an issue, but with the fire that went through here, we could be in trouble. thanks everyone for the nice feedback. David
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