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by zippy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus Three at Richer
Replies: 5
Views: 320

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: 1225

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: 1225

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: 4612
Views: 342518

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: 949

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: 822

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: 742

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: 1280

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: 286

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: 2675

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...
by zippy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 39
Views: 2675

Re: Going to the dark side?

From my recollection when I auditioned various makes a few years ago (in order to select a streaming setup) the 'Naim Sound' was completely different to the 'Cyrus Sound' so I'm very surprised that the choice would be between those. In my case it was totally obvious within the first few seconds whic...
by zippy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Music new to you in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1364

Re: Music new to you in 2018

wyjsar wrote:I should have also mentioned Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning from 2018.

I think their earlier albums are better !
by zippy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has this happened to other CU members?
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Has this happened to other CU members?

angelface wrote:Surely it is forbidden to place anything on top of a hi-fi speaker?

What makes me really cringe is seeing a potted plant on top of a speaker (yes there are people who do that).
by zippy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Music new to you in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1364

Re: Music new to you in 2018

Ultralife -- Oh Wonder. Having been intrigued by their song "All we do" as the theme for the tv show Unforgotten, this is their second album of unpretentious music (available on Spotify). ....... P.S. I'm currently listening to the newly released album by the Carpenters with the Royal Phi...
by zippy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus ONE at Richer Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Cyrus ONE at Richer Sounds

hifinutt wrote:seems to be 549 now

When I look it says 'no longer available' !