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by julianh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus QXR Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1182

Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

i understand why cyrus want people to send things back, what the many people , for whom this is simple, don’t realise is that there are many you haven’t mastered the skills to do this properly, but think they have. Cyrus don’t want screw ups who then blame cyrus in forums like this Have you watched...
by julianh
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Class D amps move up a level
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Class D amps move up a level

As someone who has Focal 1008be speakers fed by a pair of Ncore NC400 power amps, I struggle to recognise the sound quality that this combination is supposed to yield. To my aged ears they sound fine, but I guess I might have lost the ability to hear the higher frequencies.
by julianh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Boris
Replies: 27
Views: 1295

Re: Boris

Did anyone actually listen to what our new 'illustrious leader' had to say? I couldn't bear the thought of listening to the De Pfeffel piffle so deliberately missed it. If anyone did manage to listen to it without falling asleep, were there any clues about where the 'sunlit uplands' were? If they ex...
by julianh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Boris
Replies: 27
Views: 1295

Re: Boris

Total buffoon who drops clangers all the time . Ah well , probably be a general election soon I was reading earlier that as Parliament has now risen for the summer recess, the earliest possible election date is now 24 October. I understand there’s a mandatory minimum 3 week period between when the ...
by julianh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Topping DACs. The D50 in use.
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Topping DACs. The D50 in use.

The Soundkey is on there FWIW, and it measures poorly. Personally I would take any measurements on ASR with an extreme pinch of salt. In my opinion Amir has a manufacturer bias. He dislikes some manufacturers because they test badly and they test badly because he doesn’t understand how their DACs a...
by julianh
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offer on Cyrus One and OneHD
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: Offer on Cyrus One and OneHD

yes noticed a few dealers had this offer . the HD sounds excellent . just the lack of remote might put me off but great vfm isn’t there an app for your phone? doesn’t it come with a small remote? The manual makes no mention of a remote but there is a ONE Remote app for both Apple and Android. The m...
by julianh
Wed May 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Tomorrow

Will definitely be voting tomorrow as will all of my family. There’s no way we’re going to let this specific election pass without expressing our opinions.
by julianh
Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Large CD Collection For Sale

If they’re not all classical or jazz, why not ask Kipper @ Moorgate whether he might be interested? Moorgate have recently opened a new and used record store in their basement.
by julianh
Fri May 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Streamers are getting easier to use. There are several devices that will rip discs, apply metadata and then store it on the internal hard drive for you. The problem is they're not cheap. The other thing to look at with the ‘all in one’ rippers and streamers, such as my Naim Uniti Star, is that the ...
by julianh
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Private
Topic: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo

Time for a bump before the loft beckons.
by julianh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Recommend one book?
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Recommend one book?

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth —> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kill_List
by julianh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..

I installed Soundcare Superspikes under the Spendor A5 floorstanders in my lounge. It meant I no longer needed to worry the about spikes which had previously stood on granite chopping boards! I find they have opened up the sound somewhat. The cost was pretty cheap all things considered.
by julianh
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: how to flag spam
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: how to flag spam

The difficulty is that @Robert is the only admin and he’s hardly ever here these days. The user lists suggests he was last logged in right at the beginning of January.
by julianh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: a petition that already has 6 million signatures
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: a petition that already has 3.3 million signatures

Czechchris wrote:Lot of folk, unless the bots have been busy.


Security experts are saying it’s unlikely to be bots due to the email confirmation required.
by julianh
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Roon? No thanks.

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.