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In Reply to: RE: Mine always have been archived... posted by Cut-Throat on November 09, 2023 at 15:49:19
Vinyl records are highly resilient, and happen to actually sound good as well!
If we have a major catastrophic event that affects our global infrastructure and homes we'll have bigger things to worry about besides our music collection. I chuckle a little when I see these posts about protecting our music collection from explosive space weather events, alien attacks, or floods on a biblical scale.
But just in case....
Like many others here I have my music backed up to HDD stored in a safe place. And beyond that it's also in the "cloud". But does it really matter when we have multiple streaming services? If they get attacked by aliens, well.... see my first sentence at the top of this post ;-)
and cared enough to go through the effort of creating a digital music library of them it seems worth the effort to preserve the work. I'm working on increasing lossless and hi-res streaming into my at home musical experience along with the digital music library, vinyl and CDs. I have to rely on internet to stream - that will never be a higher priority to me than keeping the digital music library. When my internet is down I can't stream from it but I can still use the digital music library on my local network.
I no longer own very many LPs but I have a decent selection of my own music files preserved to disk. My sit down music listening sessions typically consist of both local Albums and streaming from Qobuz.
In preparation for a major catastrophe and loss of all music I'm teaching myself to whistle ;-)
Like the internet being down isn't a catastrophe? :-)
I know you enjoy escaping to warmer parts as winter approaches.
Was hoping to be fishing this week, but our guide has cancelled 6 out of 7 Days we had due to high winds, small craft advisory and All Clouds... No basking in sun this week....
Will be heading to Guadeloupe in the West Indies in Mid December for the winter.
Not really even warm... 60 degrees and rainy.... Maybe I'll get to fish this Friday before I fly home......
Off Topic -- I saw that you have a Mac Mini in your Audio System. What do you use that for?
The Mac Mini is presently used mainly as my Roon Core but I also use it sometimes as a Roon player with navigation and albums displayed on the big TV. But I can also NOT use the Mac Mini as a player and just use the Raspberry Pi as a streamer instead. I can control navigation and playback with the iPad as well.
The Mac Mini comes in handy with the big screen TV as we also use it to play YouTube videos and AppleTV movies.
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SMSL DAC + Mac Mini --> 75" TV
PS Audio DAC + RPi4
In both cases above the Roon Core is on the Mac Mini. I had Roon Core on the NAS but I'm playing around with certain DSP and the NAS CPU can't quite handle it.
I had thought that you were using your NAS as the Roon Core? --- Not enough processing speed?
At least that what it says on your system profile:
Roon Albums displayed on the Samsung 75-inch Q90T QLED TV. Synology DS718+ NAS in basement running Roon Core. Roon manages local music files on the NAS. Roon additionally manages Qobuz & Tidal Streaming. CAT-6 hardwired Ethernet throughout the house. The TV is also used for CableTV, Over the Air HDTV, YouTube videos, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV+. The Blu-ray player and discs are in storage.
I have historically run Roon Core on the NAS but recently moved it to the Mac Mini so I can experiment with DSP. The NAS lacks CPU power for many of the DSP operations. I might move Roon Core back to NAS at some point.
My profile needs updating.
let's see...let me count the ways you can't count on luck
year 1976 - a fire in my Moms house destroyed almost every record. I only have 5 left and they have a little bit of damage on the lead in groove from the heat
year 2012 - Hurricane Sandy came through with only some damage from minor flooding in the basement and I lost about 20 records - too close to the floor
year 2021 - Storm Ida came through and the basement flooded big time and took out about half of my albums. Covers ended up with mold and very few of the vinyl was savable. My house power didn't go out, there was just too much rain coming down at once and it overpowered the 2 sump pumps. The people around here had anywhere from 1 to 6 feet in the basement
Cut-throat has an excellent point, so at least take him seriously and think more than twice! Smoke damage from a fire, even a small one, will get...EVERYWHERE
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