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by julianh
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offer on Cyrus One and OneHD
Replies: 15
Views: 845

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: 1188

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: 573

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: 1187

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: 355

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: 913

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: 1610

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: 938

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: 1142

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: 546

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.
by julianh
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Roon? No thanks.

So I thought I’d take advantage of Roon’s 14 day free trial to see if it actually added anything to my listening experience. However on trying to sign up, I note that it’s one of those provide your credit card details and we won’t charge you for 14 days type of trials. Exactly the same as Amazon Pri...
by julianh
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo
Replies: 1
Views: 355

F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo

Synology DS415+ 4 bay NAS - £200 plus postage of £25 fully insured. Complete with packaging and most of the items that came with it. I cannot locate the original screws for installing 2.5” drives so will include a suitable number of alternatives. They are not needed for 3.5” drives. Following the ac...
by julianh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]
Replies: 16
Views: 1407

Re: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]

The Freya is very good but I did notice a drop in the low end performance when I moved from my previous MFA to it. It’s always good to have an alternative on hand. :D I haven’t any idea what your pre-amp might be worth hence I asked what you were looking for. However I’ll give some thought as to a p...
by julianh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]
Replies: 16
Views: 1407

Re: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]

How much are you looking for for this?
by julianh
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Cyrus Streamers: Technical Queries
Topic: FLAC files on portable external drive problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: FLAC files on portable external drive problems

IIRC earlier versions of the firmware did not support FLAC. So firstly, if I were you, I’d test that the firmware version you have on the streamer supports FLAC by copying a couple of files onto a suitably formatted USB key. If that plays okay then you know it’s not the file format that’s the issue....