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by Elgar
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oppo Pulling Out of AV
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Oppo Pulling Out of AV

That's a massive surprise. I need to get the latest Oppo 205 pronto.... Wonder why they are pulling out - maybe not big enough demand??
by Elgar
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Res (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

Re: Hi Res (again)

I couldn't agree more - when I first got my Signature streamer I regularly compared standard res to hi res, and on a couple of discs also to the cd (through my cd sig). I've even compared the most recent Coldplay album on standard, and hi-res streaming, cd, and 5.1 through my Oppo direct into power ...
by Elgar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cloud or 1TB Harddrive
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Cloud or 1TB Harddrive

If you can get a physical back up and leave it somewhere off site (work, friend, relative..) then this is the best and cheapest option.
by Elgar
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December HiFi Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: December HiFi Choice

Totally agree about the need to focus on core customers. I have bought Cyrus over the last 15 years because of the excellent sound quality, flexibility, and upgradeability. If I have one ongoing observation it is that they don't do convenience / user experience particularly well. The (old school) CD...
by Elgar
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back to the future
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Back to the future

i still very much like the Stream X sig - but it feels like it's the beginning of the technological journey for streaming, whereas you can hear years of experience in the way the CD XT sig is voiced and built. I am looking forward to future upgrades and improvements in the years to come for streamin...
by Elgar
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back to the future
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Back to the future

Got not one but two CD XT Sigs back a couple of weeks ago from upgrade. I made the move to the Stream X a few years back and have been building (slowly) my hi res collection, and ripping CD collection to the NAS. So why buy two CD players? Well my better half works in classical music and we have ove...
by Elgar
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bristol Show
Replies: 51
Views: 4327

Re: Bristol Show

[quote="Joe"]
Let us know how the Spendor D9 stack up.  ;)
[/quote]

I'd be really interested in how these sound as well. Are they the equivalent of the A9s but in the higher end range? I have the A9s, so these could be a direct replacement.
by Elgar
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?
Replies: 62
Views: 7189

Re: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?

And just re-emphasises how important the room is. I would almost consider the listening space part of the speaker itself, particularly if the energy of the speaker is being transferred through to eg. floor boards. This will sap energy from the speaker in particular frequency ranges and change the so...
by Elgar
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Email from Cyrus this week.."Fantastic Upgrade promotion & Cyrus at the Bristol"
Replies: 283
Views: 28322

Re: Email from Cyrus this week.."Fantastic Upgrade promotion & Cyrus at the Bristol"

Wow - this is a no brainer. My CD8x will be on the way back for upgrade to the Sig. Just wish I had another old model that I could upgrade to the CDi - could do with another quality cd spinner in the house. Fantastic promotion from Cyrus - was umming and ahing about doing the upgrade, but will defin...
by Elgar
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?
Replies: 62
Views: 7189

Re: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?

Clive, Thanks for that. I might just have to give them a try - could certainly do with a smaller footprint than the A9s as well.
by Elgar
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?
Replies: 62
Views: 7189

Re: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?

[quote="clive197"] D7's are much better than A9's. Cleaner with more detail which is down to the tweeter that Spendor developed. Must say that I'm biased as I purchased my D7's last June. [/quote] Clive, I bought the A9's a couple of years back, before the D series was out. I would prefer the D seri...
by Elgar
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?
Replies: 62
Views: 7189

Re: Speaker Choice - Spendor D7 or what?

I have similar set up to you (although not the room acoustics, obviously). The A9s are terrific. Detailed, neutral and have real heft in the bass, which is also very controlled. So, yes, the partnership is a good one, whether they are good in your system will depend on how the speakers interact with...
by Elgar
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading x300s to Signature...
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: Upgrading x300s to Signature...

I switch between RCA and XLR all the time. I've got the XLRs connected to my DAC XP Sig, and the RCAs connected to the Front L&R of my Oppo 105 Bluray. It's the perfect solution to get both Hi-fi and AV running from different transports/pre-amps to the same amps without the need for any complex ...
by Elgar
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bristol 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Bristol 2016

I guess there are still a number of things in the pipeline. I'm sure they must be looking at class D in a mono amp, but I guess that's a little way off at the moment.
by Elgar
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Email from Cyrus this week.."Fantastic Upgrade promotion & Cyrus at the Bristol"
Replies: 283
Views: 28322

Re: Email from Cyrus this week.."Fantastic Upgrade promotion & Cyrus at the Bristol"

Hopefully this will include the CD signature. I have a CD8x, my very first piece of Cyrus kit. Still going strong, and still loving it, but I think it is time for an upgrade. I only use it as a transport, so if there is a bit of a deal going on the Sig. I'll probably be on for that.