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by Ianmac
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: DACXP Sig drama
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: DACXP Sig drama

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31924
This is a similar issue--may help?
by Ianmac
Fri May 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Roon and Cyrus

... This is a completely different agenda for hifi compared to the traditional decisions surrounding amps/speakers/ Players..... I keep saying that - anyone can buy a CD player and shove in a CD, but how are they going to keep up with what is getting more and more technical by the minute.. Totally ...
by Ianmac
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: The New Cyrus ONE being made elsewhere ?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: The New Cyrus ONE being made elsewhere ?

Cyrus aint as big a company as I had thought. Never been near their premises
Appreciate them using 3rd parties to stuff PCB's using current technology.
At least they are being assembled in the UK !
by Ianmac
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1154

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

Im not a fan of social media and simply dont use it. In 2017 I got very heavily involved modding technics 1200's and used the Art of Sound forum Techiepedia Section. 2018 saw me out of action for most of the year due to illness. Returning to an almost normal life saw me return to A of S and promise ...
by Ianmac
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: The New Cyrus ONE being made elsewhere ?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

The New Cyrus ONE being made elsewhere ?

Found this post on another forum
indicates Cyrus One amps are being made by a 3rd party
https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthr ... ost1082069
by Ianmac
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

I have used Benchmark for a quite few years now. They are excellent performers and well reviewd on the net. Seriously outpeformed my Cyrus DAC XP at the time I purchased my first DAC1HDR. You should be able to pick up a s/h DAC2 as its recently been replaced by the DAC3. There is little sonic differ...
by Ianmac
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Op-amp swap post on PFM
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Op-amp swap post on PFM

Try Phil (hifinutt)
by Ianmac
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

Maro
I had thought there might be a chance of one on the secondhand sites or forums.
Dont waste too much time,Ill try all the UK forums
Ian
by Ianmac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.

I built my own power supply but low noise Linear supplies are on ebay from about £45- 60. The unit comes with a USB to Concentric power plug so one can supply it with power from a USB connector. As Ive mentioned, I have further tests to do so Ill organise a test with it fed directly from a PC and le...
by Ianmac
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.

The Topping D50 I ordered has arrived. I have it up and running using a 5v regulated linear supply. Early days, but after 12 hrs running I have to admit Im gobsmacked at the performance. I cannot distinguish any difference between the SQ of the Topping D50 and my Benchmark DAC1 HDR via Cyrus Smartpo...
by Ianmac
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus aPA 7.5 Monoblocs * 2 = £450 on AVF @ Devon
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Cyrus aPA 7.5 Monoblocs * 2 = £450 on AVF @ Devon

I can remember buying a pair of these on my Cyrus journey. First monoblocks I had. Good amps. These are well priced and should move quickly. Do we increasingly reflect automatically to the S/H prices on Ebay -- Remember the almost 13% commision paid by the seller so deduct that to get closer to the ...
by Ianmac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Private
Topic: SALES : Loads of stuffs : CLEAROUT
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: SALES : Loads of stuffs : CLEAROUT

7. Streamer with Swiss Engineered Network Media Renderer , LPSU by Fidelity audio (Cost : Case 80 euros , LSPU 650 pounds , Card 450 euros ) ... PRICE OF SALE: 400 pounds

This is a high quality streamer
Ive built two over the past 2 yrs
Ian
by Ianmac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Private
Topic: Wanted Smartpower, Linkpower or equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Wanted Smartpower, Linkpower or equivalent

Hello Ian
I'm selling some stuffs soon
May be the BC Ref 1000
Take care


Maro
BC are overkill for my application (and Im a Hypex Fan!)
Are you giving up Hi Fi or just reducing to a smaller system ?
Read my post on the BElcanto CD2 tweak 6there is a CD mat made in France Im looking for
Ian
by Ianmac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Private
Topic: Wanted Smartpower, Linkpower or equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Wanted Smartpower, Linkpower or equivalent

Smartie purchased from a forum member subject to finalising the detail.
Many thanks.
by Ianmac
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive DACs from the far east.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Inexpensive DACs from the far east.

System changes recently forced me to look at replacing a DAC in my office system. Initially I looked at another Benchmark DAC as I used two already. The Benchmark DAC 1 is a good DAC but getting a bit long in the tooth so I was wary about paying too much for 10 yr old electronics. I have been lookin...