Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

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Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

Postby mat.w. » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi - please bear with me, I am a wrinklie and am a bit out of my depth.

I have a large classical CD collection that I wish to rip to a portable hard drive with a view to linking into my elderly Quad 66 preamp and ESL 63 speakers.

Your software looks good to do the job of cataloging, sorting, metadata sourcing etc and I would like to use it.

However I am at a loss as to how to link the resulting data to my hifi. Wireless network or via a pc are not an option for various reasons. Cable, bluetooth or infared would suit with cable preferred and I do not want to lose sound quality.

I obviously would like to make full use of your search and sort facility in order to play exactly the movements I want at any one time. There is no need for a remote facility, random or play lists.

Any suggestions?


Many thanks

Mat.w.
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Re: Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

Postby musoware » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:39 pm

Hello & welcome, Mat.

I'm envious of your kit - I'd love some old quad gear myself. I may try to get some decent serviced units when I have the space!

Muso runs on a PC, so I'm not sure where it would fit in if a PC is not viable as part of the solution. How do you envisage actually browsing and playing the music once it's all on a hard drive - what's your ideal?

One of my users went through the pain of laying out how he solved the issue of classical music metadata:
http://musoware.com/wiki/index.php/Talk ... ic_Support
He uses squeezebox devices though, and sadly these have been discontinued. However this article does help make sense of the issues in tagging for classical music.
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Re: Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

Postby Ed Howarth » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:38 pm

The Logitech Squeezebox range has been discontinued but that doesn't stop them from working! They are still available second hand (and maybe even new). I have just bought a second Squeezebox Touch for £170. Google reviews of them and you will be amazed at their quality.
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Re: Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

Postby musoware » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Absolutely Ed, I still use the squeezebox range (have two Classics, one Touch and a Boom, all but one bought after their discontinuation) and a 2TB VortexBox device to act as server - it's still the best system out there.
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Re: Muso database to Quad 66 amp - simply

Postby Ed Howarth » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:19 am

To Mat.w.
I know what a steep learning curve this can be. I've PM'd you my email address. I'm more than happy talking you through the setting up of a computer based system. And the best way to transfer your music to hard disk. Get it right the first time, and do it once. That's the secret.
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