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by julianh
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Chromecast Audio
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: Google Chromecast Audio

I have a couple bought when they were cheap but don’t use either. I tested one whilst I was without my Cyrus streamer many moons ago but since then it has sat on the side waiting for me to think about where to use it. I recall it was relatively easy to set up and use and sounded pretty good into my ...
by julianh
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: USB power supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: USB power supplies

Jason Stoddard, founder of Schiit, posted about this on Head-fi a few weeks ago as their latest product is powered by a micro USB socket. He said he had tested numerous ones and surprisingly the best he had tested were the ones Apple supply. His comment is in one of the Asides on post 38597 on this ...
by julianh
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Society of Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Society of Sound

I downloaded this months releases without issue. I’ll try to find time later to log back in and document what I had to do.
by julianh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus Pre X
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Cyrus Pre X

According to the vs series supplemental manual (which I found on HIFI Engine --> https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/cyrus/pre-x.shtml) it says the Pre Xvs is an update of the Pre X with a new amplifier design. The old Cyrusunofficial included this post --> https://www.rdhworld.co.uk/cu_arch/v...
by julianh
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: belles pre amp
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: belles pre amp

http://www.zouchaudio.co.uk/special-offers/belles-22a-pre-amplifier I saw this shortly before Christmas and was seriously tempted. However I have spent last years budget upgrading my UQ2 to a Uniti Star. And I keep telling myself I just need to sit down and listen to the music I have on the equipme...
by julianh
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a hifi bucket list?
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Do you have a hifi bucket list?

I have always wanted to hear a top-end Sugden amp powering a pair of B&W 800 series speakers. As they stock both, maybe I need to ask Kipper if I can have a listen at Moorgate even though there’s no way I would spend that sort of money. You never know it might well be worth the 320 mile or so ro...
by julianh
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annual Christmas funds to keep the Forum running.
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Annual Christmas funds to keep the Forum running.

And Robert does not appear to have been here since the end of October. :(
by julianh
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 39
Views: 2286

Re: Naiming and shaming

Have no idea if the SQ is better on similarly priced naim streamers (not including the streamer dac in the equation), but the app interface is much better. It almost looks like Tidal and is much much faster than Cadence. It still hangs sometimes, nothing is perfect. Therefore, in an all signature s...
by julianh
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sonic Boom required for floor standers
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Sonic Boom required for floor standers

If you’re in Reading you could always pop down to HIFi Hangar in Bordon as it’s not too far away and see what they’ve got available. Unfortunately they’re only open from Thursday through to Saturday They’re a seller of hifi mainly from the ‘70s and ‘80s. They do have a (brief) web site (https://www....
by julianh
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1850

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

As the wind down to retirement has started, funds have been a little limited and I’m reluctant to dip into the savings as I might well need them in the coming years. Purely from memory: IN: Trichord Dino Mk 3 and matching Dino + PSU Naim Uniti Star A few valves for my Schiit Freya Much vinyl, many C...
by julianh
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Christmas films
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Christmas films

The Muppet Christmas Carol (The BEST Christmas movie)
Die Hard

Other than those two, I don’t have any others I’d watch voluntarily.

Oh, and a colleague tells me that The Great Escape really should be classed as a Christmas movie.
by julianh
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus All In One Options
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Cyrus All In One Options

Thanks. Any idea how the quality / sound compares between the ONE and say something like the 8 XPD which is available 2nd hand at not too much more? To be honest I've no idea as I don't recall ever having heard either of them. There may be reviews comparing them out on t'interweb though. The 8XPD g...
by julianh
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus All In One Options
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Cyrus All In One Options

That's a good price, but as my brother already has a Sonos Connect not sure he needs the streaming functionality of the Cyrus One. I will mention it to him though. The streaming capability comes from the Google Chromecast. As it’s only around £30 to buy, the saving on the amp justifies buying the d...