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by Rune
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: ATC SM40 - connection query
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: ATC SM40 - connection query

I know nothing about how ATC SM40 respond to bi-amping or tri-amping. But I suspect that it is better to get better amps than more of the same amps. And it is really only wort using more amps if you are using some kind of DSP for the cross over. So throwing more amps at the problem might not be the ...
by Rune
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gryphon integrated
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Gryphon integrated

Correct it is Epicon 8 which sounds better than ever. The comparison to the nc400 + Baby ref vs the Diablo is not completely fair. The Diablos RRP is £13.600 (not what I paid) so nc1200 would probably be a more fair comparison. The DAC I use is a £300 Pro-Ject pre box S2 DAC ;D It substituted a Hugo...
by Rune
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gryphon integrated
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Gryphon integrated

Think it is about five years sinse I changed direction and sold all my Cyrus boxes incl. mono X 300 in exchange for MFA Baby ref. and 4 x nc400 biamped and biwired. I have generally been satisfied with how my system sounded. This year I went to the Isotek room in Munic and heard the difference their...
by Rune
Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Agree why on earth spend money on Innuos, when there are cheaper alternatives. What should the benefits of Innuos be except spend more money? If I really had to spend that kind of money I would rather have a Roon Nuclues. A NUC is a much cheaper option! It would be fantastic for Cyrus owners if Cyr...
by Rune
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: PMC Fact 12
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: PMC Fact 12

The PMC room was the most interesting and impressive this year in Munich! Mainly because it was about music. They played a brand new unreleased Dolby Atmos version of Miles Davis Kind of Blue on a 20 speaker setup. The Sound engineers from Capitol records, representatives/family from the Miles Davis...
by Rune
Sun May 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Agree why on earth spend money on Innuos, when there are cheaper alternatives. What should the benefits of Innuos be except spend more money? If I really had to spend that kind of money I would rather have a Roon Nuclues. A NUC is a much cheaper option! It would be fantastic for Cyrus owners if Cyru...
by Rune
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

In the same price range as iFi I wold also look at Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC at £295.
It substituted a Hugo in my system. It was a upgrade usability wise and SQ was more a sideway move.
by Rune
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1153

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

IMHO FB does not work for me. I find it impossible to follow a thread. It is too easy to miss a post because it collapses the replies.
FB is unstructured, but I guess it really does not mater in which order you see cat videos.
by Rune
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.

When looking for DACs < £300. Then the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital at £295 is very hard to beat.
by Rune
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Roon? No thanks.

julianh wrote:You would be correct, no streaming services here. I have no wish to have to rely on an internet connection to watch TV or listen to music. And yes, I’m an old curmudgeon.

Then Roon is most likely not for you, it needs a internet connection to get the info about your music.
by Rune
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Roon? No thanks.

I would not worry with Roon. If it was difficult to cancel then there would be lots of complaints on their forum.

So those of you who would never give out your CC details for a trial must have no streaming services.

As far as I remember Netflix, HBO, Spotify, Tidal, Qubuz all require CC ;)
by Rune
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 5232

Re: Roon Musings

Caine you could also consider this: https://stackaudio.co.uk/link/ https://darko.audio/2018/12/stack-audio-announce-the-link-a-streamer-with-surprises/ It is based on the same streamer design that Pro-Ject is using for their S2 Ultra and the same OEM version of Volumio that is also RoonReady. I have...
by Rune
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: Naiming and shaming

I had the Mono X and upgraded to X300 which was a significant improvement with the humble Ruark Prologue II had at the time. But when I upgraded to my Epicon 8 the X300 was no match for the DIY ncore 400 which must be similar to the Nord (never heard the Nord) But less than half the price of a pair ...
by Rune
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1776

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Also consider NAD 758 v3. It has Dirac Live which is probably the best room correction system
And BlueSound streamer build in which means it is also RoonReady.
by Rune
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Chromecast audio
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Chromecast audio

With a Tidal hifi subscription it is unnecessary to ever buy CD's again ;)
Or Qobuz if you have hip-hop phobia.