Shigeto — Pulse

A promising new track from Shigeto’s upcoming EP. Been a while since he’s released something so I hope this turns out to be another classic like Full Circle or Lineage.

The stereo build has come along nicely with the addition of my Wyred4Sound DAC-2 and the removal of the Schiit Gungnir and Emotiva UMC-1. The sound has really opened up, but without a working IR board in the W4S volume control has become tedious. I don’t want to let go of the Schiit yet, but its really overkill for my PC setup. Maybe ill downgrade to a Bitfrost or something?

The Amazon Fire TV has turned out to be a lot nicer than I anticipated. Despite its gorgeous hardware design (seriously, the plastics they use and the weight of the unit are impressive), the UI/UX is fantastic and the Prime banners don’t bother much. Plex runs like a champ as does SpotifyConnect, though it does appear that Plex runs into a similar bug found on the PS4 where the UI doesn’t show your cursor when choosing a song.

So why Amazon Fire TV? Optical output for my W4S and USB storage for friends to connect their media drives. The extra processing power also gives me a lag-free experience. I thought about the NVidia Shield, but for the cost and size it just didn’t seem worth it. Reviews aren’t great either…

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