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by julianh
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: schiit saga

Today’s listen was fine. I now cannot hear the hum from my seat, only when I put my ear right next to the speaker. I was considering buying a matched pair of the Brimar 6SN7 tubes off their website for the gain stage and may do so soon.
by julianh
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: schiit saga

Thanks for your response. It sounds like I’m not alone. The passive and JFET modes are not what I bought the amp for so it would be good to get it working as expected. I knew tubes could generate some hum but my Schiit Valhalla headphone amp is silent in use whether as a pre-amp through speakers or ...
by julianh
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: schiit saga

How are you finding the tubes on the Freya? No matter how I swap mine round, I always seem to get some hum in the quieter passages of music with either the original tubes or with a set of new replacement Tung Sol 6SN7s. They're noisy to the point where I mainly use the Freya in passive or JFET mode ...
by julianh
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAS Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: NAS Advice

Philip, See this article --> https://www.synology.com/en-uk/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/General/How_to_migrate_between_Synology_NAS_DSM_6_0_and_later I seem to recall that's what I did when I moved between different Synology NAS a number of years ago. But, as ever, make sure you have a backup of your...
by julianh
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: StreamX and radio
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: StreamX and radio

Thanks - my StreamX(Signature) is about 5 years years old but I still have the original firmware since I wanted to retain Tunein and anyway I can't bring myself to shell out for the latest firmware until I know it's ok. Sounds like it is so that's one option. I may be interested in the Aries (not t...
by julianh
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)
Replies: 47
Views: 2898

Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Correction, it was the DCT 300 I didn't like. Not tried the F1. I had a pair of DCT300 XLRs at one point. They were fine until they developed a crackle. i sent them back to the manufacturer for investigation but they were never returned. Unsurprisingly as a result I’ll never buy any of their produc...
by julianh
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Cables and XLR
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: Speaker Cables and XLR

I suspect you will struggle to get a live drum sound from your system. And that's not to do with any component you have. It's as a result of how the drums are mixed and mastered in the recording. How are drums mixed live and in a recording? I ask this question after a discussion about using reverb ...
by julianh
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Cables and XLR
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: Speaker Cables and XLR

I suspect you will struggle to get a live drum sound from your system. And that's not to do with any component you have. It's as a result of how the drums are mixed and mastered in the recording.
by julianh
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: schiit saga

And they now make a very nice small aluminium remote. It’s basic but is pretty cheap. I have one for my Freya pre-amp.
by julianh
Thu May 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Private
Topic: WANTED - iphone 6
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: WANTED - iphone 6

Giffgaff sell refurbished iPhones on their eBay store. I've not bought one but they seem to get good reviews. Their storefront is here --> http://stores.ebay.co.uk/giffgaffmarket ... 7675.l2563
by julianh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stereo 200 turning off at volume, more power? x300 sig?
Replies: 67
Views: 3561

Re: Stereo 200 turning off at volume, more power? x300 sig?

http://www.rdhworld.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31424 i know nothing about valves either, but your friend does i think x300 will sound great, but you specifically are asking for a high volume, they don't guarantee that One thing to remember though is that if you’re after that thundering b...
by julianh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: Contacting mods?
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Contacting mods?

Hi all, I haven’t posted on here much for a while as it inevitably leaves me spending money and i’m happy with my Audiovector active system. I have a small number of bits to sell & would like to offer them up here first but can’t as my post count has been massively reduced, presumably there was...
by julianh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: how to flag spam
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: how to flag spam

from time to time I spot threads that I'm pretty sure are spam. Should I flag these in some way for admin attention, or are the admins regularly checking for such anyway? e.g. https://www.rdhworld.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31559 I always flag them when I see them using the ! icon at the ...
by julianh
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Res (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Hi Res (again)

I don’t think it’s as simple as is made out, with respect to the posters view. I’ve no doubt we can hear the benefits of hi res music. https://www.dawsons.co.uk/blog/why-record-beyond-44-1khz-16-bit I don’t think that article adds anything to the information already available. The summary seems to ...
by julianh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: i had a dream
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: i had a dream

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