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by mickbald
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Lost bass on CD sig
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Lost bass on CD sig

If you have a Cyrus DAC, first try a factory reset on the DAC. Restoring factory settings You can also restore all configuration options to the initial default settings that were applied at the factory. NOTE: This operation is not reversible. To restore factory settings, disconnect mains power from ...
by mickbald
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DacXP Signature Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

Re: DacXP Signature Problem

An electronics designer & engineer told me that the Cyrus half-size box does impose compromises on the choice of components which can be physically accommodated in the case. This probably explains why Naim recommends changing the caps every ten years even if Naim rarely uses half-size boxes. It...
by mickbald
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DacXP Signature Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

Re: DacXP Signature Problem

It's been many years since I've been involved in the design / repair of hi-fi kit so bear with me. Any piece of circuitry can only manage the incoming voltage / current / power it draws to maximise what it is trying to deliver. Nothing in the internal chip or transistor design can improve the qualit...
by mickbald
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signing off
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Signing off

Sorry to hear you are signing off.

Keep lurking and come back soon. There's a lot more to every forum than just the kit.
by mickbald
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PM - Subscription
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: PM - Subscription

@sonorflac,

I've pm'd Robert for you. He's very busy at the moment so bear with him.
by mickbald
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus n remote
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Cyrus n remote

Hi, First go to the support page of the Cyrus website and download the config program. https://www.cyrusaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/n-remote_cp_v1.20.zip Download the Quick start guide and follow the instructions. file:///C:/Users/Mick/Documents/Hi-Fi/quick-start-manual-n-remote-configurati...
by mickbald
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Formula 1
Replies: 143
Views: 15611

Re: Formula 1

I watched cricket, Jan watched tennis and we recorded the F1. Luckily no-one spoiled it so we watched the race in the evening. It was brilliant, wasn't it?
by mickbald
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Low volume & distortion problem
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Low volume & distortion problem

I would do a factory reset - how to do that will be in the manual If you cannot find it let me know the model number of the streamer and I'll look it up for you.
by mickbald
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 1766

Re: Repairs

Last month Creative Audio in Shrewsbury updated my Streamline 2 while I waited for free.
by mickbald
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: The future of this forum
Replies: 34
Views: 2054

Re: The future of this forum

My 10' penneth. First of all I would like to thank Robert for all the effort and work he has put in to ensure this forum has been such a success over the years. So many people have benefited your initiative. Thank you. The CU is a niche forum which I value but recognise might be coming to an end. It...
by mickbald
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: MONO X 300 Clicking
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: MONO X 300 Clicking

Can you give them a good run in period to see if that helps? with new amps I put the speakers face to face, reverse the polarity (reduces the sound level), turn them up and go out. I know it sounds silly but the caps etc. do benefit from running in and the capacitor power retention is the only thing...
by mickbald
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: MONO X 300 Clicking
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: MONO X 300 Clicking

I cannot think of anything obvious. The click is normal (at least on the 200 / 30 sigs range), but mine are pretty much equal.

First swop the speakers over between the speakers just to check its not a speaker problem.

The Cyrus guys do get back to you pretty quickly though
by mickbald
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: Beautiful Simon Little Tri Arbour stand with solid oak top
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Beautiful Simon Little Tri Arbour stand with solid oak top

Glad you got sorted Steve, I have had a Simon Little X-Arbour rack for a good few years. Description when I bought it of ebay. This rack was made for me by Simon Little Fine Furnishing (The Cyrus rack maker) It really is a beautiful piece of furniture and in as new condition. It is in maple, has 5 s...
by mickbald
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this out.
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Check this out.

Looks very interesting.

How did you drop on that?
by mickbald
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: ATC SM40 - connection query
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: ATC SM40 - connection query

Attonine wrote:
mickbald wrote:Thanks for that Ian. I have ATC SCM40's and love them.

Can they be upgraded or is it a complete new buy?

It’s s new buy.


Bugger!