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by Attonine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: mfa baby reference
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: mfa baby reference

It’s getting harder and harder to sell things. I see an 8XPD went for £375 on eBay this week. Emporium May indeed have made an error, it’s just as likely they need stock to move and have priced it likewise. Either way, I quite fancy trying an MFA pre in my setup, just for fun, not quite ready at the...
by Attonine
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Please give me your reviews on streamers
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Please give me your reviews on streamers

I don’t think there are really any bad sounding streamers out there nowadays, they’re all pretty good. It’s down to yo7 whether you find one too analytical or otherwise in your system. For me, the differentiator is Utility. Formats supported, the control app, and the philosophy for how the streamer ...
by Attonine
Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Tomorrow

by Attonine
Thu May 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Tomorrow

I will be voting too. In doing so I will try to select those who can best represent our interests for the time we are still in the EU, i.e the job of MEPs. While it's an opportunity to also express an opinion, it's important to consider the outcome of this election is not about Brexit - that is a m...
by Attonine
Sun May 12, 2019 5:25 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 nad you had the longest?

Marantz amp and Monitor Audio speakers I bought when working in Saudi around 2007/8. When i left that job I shipped everything back and gave it to my dad. It’s still in my parents living room. I did have some Tannoy M15 speakers and some Technics separates from around 1986 which I sold about 3 years...
by Attonine
Sun May 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Innuos are supposed to sound superb. Whereas hardware from Roon and the various NUCs intended to just run the server are supposed to not have any influence on sound at all. (My local dealer who stocks both Roon hardware and Innuos begged to differ, he insisted Roon core must have some influence, his...
by Attonine
Sun May 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Speaker suggestions

lot of fans for the atc but i find them bright I wouldn’t put ATC and bright in the same sentence, but each to their own. I’m not a fan of B&W, I find their larger speakers in particular a bit of a bully. But they are popular so..... I think their are lots of options for the OP. As B&W are ...
by Attonine
Sat May 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Even if your a serial upgrader, this is a forced upgrade, rather than a choice. And then, good luck trying to recoup some of the costs selling a device everyone knows is on life support because the manufacturer has decided to stop supporting it.
by Attonine
Sat May 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

I was thinking more along the lines of, my iPad breaks so I buy a new which comes with IOS 20 or whatever the version is at the time. I install all my apps and discover this version of Lightning DS no longer supports the Aries. The last version to support the Aries was on iOS 18. It’s not possible t...
by Attonine
Sat May 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

The issue I have is price. These devices are getting awfully expensive now. Auralic G2 series are what, £4K more or less. Innuos’ top Zennith is £10k. These devices are essentially headless computers. Unlike traditional hifi separates, their lifespan is somewhat limited by the legacy support that wi...
by Attonine
Sat May 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Roon and Cyrus

I'm considering moving to an Innuos Zennith purely for the Roon core feature. You’re not alone. If the dealers I frequent and the industry press is anything to go by, Innuos are the players to be with atm. It’s certainly the direction I would go in if I were inclined to spend more money on my setup...
by Attonine
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

Lots of Chord Hugo TT v1 around atm, new/ex dem and used. So these can be had for a pretty good price and are extremely good DACs. I think even the regular (portable) Hugo is worth a shot, again, lots available for really good prices, they get pretty close to the TT for less money. IMO, you can’t re...
by Attonine
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long(ish) XLR cable. Anything I should know before I order?
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Long(ish) XLR cable. Anything I should know before I order?

Just to conclude the thread. I ended up with Van Damme starquad. These were just much easier to source than any of the other suggestions. I did try for BBC spec as suggested by Ianmac, but these were only available from business buyers. The Van Damme are perfectly fine. I’d definitely go straight fo...
by Attonine
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus components failing
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Cyrus components failing

I accept that power cycling exposes electronic devises to high stress. What I will not accept, whether the device is consumer or professional grad, is power cycle stress as a (semi acceptable) cause for system failure. Devices will fail, of course. But these devices should be able to tolerate far fa...
by Attonine
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: AG500 AC regen - still a bargain

i just bought another 2 of those tacima thingies , at 33 quid on amazon , its a bargain !! I guess this leads to a second question. Joe has Olson, hifinut has Tacima, and I think Heretic Audio too (?), other posters have mentioned Isotek and PS Audio. Huge differences in price, but can performance ...