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by zippy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus Three at Richer
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Cyrus Three at Richer

There's also various trade-in deals on Cyrus at the moment - just check the usual dealers.
by zippy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..
Replies: 20
Views: 880

Re: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..

At the risk of starting another speaker feet war, my view of the issue is simple:

wooden floor = decouple
concrete floor = spike

That's worked for me for many years.
by zippy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

You have to be careful here - an audio CD that you burn yourself onto a standard CD-R is a very different animal to a factory produced audio cd. In what way? (other than the fact that CD-R's have lower reflectivity) Physical differences, e.g. the way that they are 'burned' - I believe commercial au...
by zippy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

Surely that should be easy to test, though? Just get a WAV file, burn it to CD, rip it from CD, bit-for-bit compare the two. I've done tests of that type in the past, and have always been surprised at how robust and error free the process is (or at least was in the case of the very ordinary kit tha...
by zippy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

I venture to suggest that today's transport mechanisms, lasers, and electronics are far superior to those back in 'the days' .
That being so I'd think that any 'add-on' would actually degrade the read process on a current CD player rather than improve it.
by zippy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus Three at Richer
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Cyrus Three at Richer

Joe wrote:When did they change the name?


Their web pages (once you can navigate the mess of bad links) suggest the Lyric is known as 'Cyrus Three' in some countries.
by zippy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain

In accordance with current convention, I don't use my AG for my power amp. I have a few times flouted that convention and tried out using the power amp via the AG, and found no discernable difference in sound quality. BUT there's a big difference between the AG500 as in the original post, and the AG...
by zippy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain

Having used an AG1500 for some time, I'd say that any 'improvement' as such in sound quality is marginal (possibly even non-existent). For me however the point of a regenerator is to provide stable and consistent power no matter how variable is your mains. I've used the AG software to log my mains o...
by zippy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What did you listen to today!
Replies: 4615
Views: 348016

Re: What did you listen to today!

callen24 wrote:the new specials album, really like 10 commandments, but also reworked version of lunatics have taken over the asylum


I never really liked the Specials, but Encore is excellent.
by zippy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cyrus QXR DAC Module
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

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! Would then a Stream XP + Upgrade be be...
by zippy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: tagging, computers - shouting
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: tagging, computers - shouting

fyi quote: "It's not actually true that metadata storage inside WAV files is a new thing; as a container format, tagging has been built in from the start in the form of RIFF tags. However, said tags do not allow as rich a range of metadata as tagging schemes in other file formats. Furthermore, ...
by zippy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annual Christmas funds to keep the Forum running.
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Annual Christmas funds to keep the Forum running.

Just tried to donate, but it seems to require a Paypal account, which I don't have and don't really want.
Any other way to do it ?
by zippy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

I'm very happy with my Marantz even though it's a fairly basic model.
Having previously had an expensive Arcam which was unimpressive, I'd definitely not buy Arcam again and wouldn't spend £1000.
by zippy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20% off sale???
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: 20% off sale???

They've done that before - I find it surprising that they can discount by that much..

That's £140 off a Cyrus One if my maths is right.
by zippy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 39
Views: 3106

Re: Going to the dark side?

Not convinced by the idea of tube power amp.. Bryston might be worth a try. Sugden if I can find one in my price range or of course a better Cyrus Mono X! I'm well pleased with my Bryston. For my acoustic tastes, it fits well with my DACXP and gives the sort of sound that I prefer, namely very open...