Category Archives: Gadget Corner

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Media server project

I am currently using a Seagate Central as a temporary network drive.  I had a WD My Book Live die on me, and it took me over a week to pull off not quite 2TB of data using the DiskInternals … Continue reading

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HDCD ripping tip

The Oppo BDP-105 does not currently play ripped HDCD files “decoded” so therefore, I have to make do with a workaround.  Thankfully I own few HDCD titles, so this is not very time consuming at all to convert them into … Continue reading

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Pro-Ject Xtension 10 setup and first impressions

It’s been ages since I took delivery of a new turntable; then again, I’ve never had anything this advanced.  One should be a bit impressed when a 50kg crate shows up at the side door.  I felt like I was … Continue reading

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First impressions of Oppo BDP-105

The Oppo BDP-105 arrived last week and I have been putting it through its paces.  Unboxing was a bit of a chore, as the player was double-boxed and the interior heavily padded.  The cables were stashed in a separate box … Continue reading

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Settling in with the Ortofon 2M Black

It’s been a love/hate relationship with the Ortofon 2M Black.  But, the problem is not entirely with the 2M.  Alignment issues are hexing me.  For one, I cannot move the cartridge forward enough on the arm to get it to … Continue reading

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