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by RichardLowe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gryphon integrated
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Gryphon integrated

That must be quite an amp to better Hypex n-Cores for sound quality. What DAC are you using if it doesn't have the integrated module installed? I also see you still have the MFA Baby Reference (in the picture at least). Are you keeping it for a second system, or selling it on? And finally is that a ...
by RichardLowe
Wed May 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Large CD Collection For Sale

Thank you for confirming what I thought. Most of the CD's I test scanned on Music Magpie are in the 25p area, but some are obviously rare as they're being offered £1.50+.
by RichardLowe
Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Large CD Collection For Sale

My brother-in-law died two years ago leaving behind a large and varied CD collection. Now that my sister is moving house she tasked me with either taking them away as my own, or selling them on. I'll keep the ones that match my tastes, but he had such a wide and varied taste that there are still hun...
by RichardLowe
Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

I had my Cyrus MonoX and DAC-XP+ for 3 or 4 years I think. But the Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand speakers were 4 or 5 years. I've only been back in the home hifi "game" for the last 8 years so I'm not the best example for owning kit a long time!
by RichardLowe
Sun May 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

There is a much cheaper alternative to buying an expensive Roon core and that's to build your own using an Intel NUC or other headless computer. The Roon site has full instructions for doing this along with links to Amazon for the kit if you want to buy from there. I built one last year, it took abo...
by RichardLowe
Fri May 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Perhaps it's the Cyrus One that could get a firmware update to add Rune. As mentioned already the current Streamers don't seem to have any spare capacity to add new features. Joe, I use an Oppo 4K player as an end point with digital out to my DAC. Roon is very good, not just the new music you'll fin...
by RichardLowe
Wed May 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 44
Views: 3874

Re: Naiming and shaming

Congratulations, the upgrade from MonoX is significant. As well as revealing more detail they'll grip your speakers so much better. Great purchase.
by RichardLowe
Thu May 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

When is the Homesound opening ? It quotes "early 2019" on the website, but can't find any more info. Sounds like Nick has left Homesound now though, according to another Forum his Linkedin profile now reads "" Pressed the pause button and cueing up the next track." I though...
by RichardLowe
Thu May 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

2 dealers close to me (HiFi Corner and Homesound) are now sister companies, and at the present time are based in the same premises, so I can demo various Chord DACs against a Benchmark 3. I believe Hi-Fi Corner bought out Homesound around 2-3 years ago. I was down for a demo at Homesound and Nick, ...
by RichardLowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1118

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

mickbald wrote:What nme do you use - I use the same as here.


I haven't registered, I just look in as a guest.
by RichardLowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1118

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

I dip into Audio Abattoir from time to time, but as mentioned its more of a banter between friends (or not!). Some of the thread titles are priceless. Not a forum, but hifi-related and sometimes very informative, is PS Audio's CEO Paul McGowan's daily YouTube channel "Ask Paul". Another I ...
by RichardLowe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Recommend one book?
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Recommend one book?

Mervyn Peake "Titus Groan"
by RichardLowe
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Society of Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Society of Sound

Very sad news, they're finished. Peter Gabriel statement here from 3 days ago - https://petergabriel.com/news/society-o ... statement/.
by RichardLowe
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cyrus QXR DAC Module
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: New Cyrus QXR DAC Module

lanchashirelad had confirmation from Cyrus that DACXP SIg is still the best DAC. The DAC XP Sig is limited to 24 bit, 192 kHz, has no USB input and doesn't play DSD. Perhaps the Sig gives better sound quality on a like for like input. For example if both the Sig and QXR play a 24/192 track via a di...
by RichardLowe
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cyrus QXR DAC Module
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: New Cyrus QXR DAC Module

Hopefully so for the Stream XP owners who fancy the upgrade. A call to a Cyrus dealer should confirm one way or the other. However I can't help but think if the upgrade was possible the marketing team would have added it to the list. A bit of a miss otherwise!