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by Joe
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: ATC SM40 - connection query
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: ATC SM40 - connection query

Attonine wrote:I can’t help with the cabling. I would suggest however, if you are willing to invest in a second pair of X300s, you’d probably be better off investigating the active version of your speakers.

Why didn't I think of that. Yes, they're supposed to be superb.
by Joe
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: ATC SM40 - connection query
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: ATC SM40 - connection query

The PMC Fact manual suggests linking the treble and mid on their speakers, for what it's worth. You probably won't notice much difference either way. If I remember correctly, the amps put around 220W into 8 ohms which should drive 85dB speakers loud. I wouldn't worry about the fans. At least you kno...
by Joe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gryphon integrated
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Gryphon integrated

Very nice indeed. There are a lot of fantastic high end integrated amps out there these days. I'll make a mental note of this in case I decide I fancy more power.
by Joe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phono Sig...does psxr-2 make a big difference
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Phono Sig...does psxr-2 make a big difference

Get a demo, but better power usually means a lower noise floor for starters.
by Joe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Music
Topic: What did you listen to today!
Replies: 4619
Views: 358375

Re: What did you listen to today!

Streamed the first three tracks of Neil Young's Tuscaloosa Live then immediately ordered it on vinyl.
by Joe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: DACXP Sig drama
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: DACXP Sig drama

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 the unit. Now re-connect mains power while holding down the Sta...
by Joe
Fri May 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Please give me your reviews on streamers
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Please give me your reviewson streamers

The differences are marginal. If you like the sound of the Cyrus and it has the features you need, a DAC/Pre upgrade might offer more bang for your buck.
by Joe
Wed May 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Rocketman
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Rocketman

zippy wrote:Big difference between Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman seems to be that the songs in BR sound very close to the 'real thing'

That's because they were the real thing, weren't they?
How Rami Malek won an oscar for that caricature of a performance, I'll never know.
by Joe
Wed May 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Large CD Collection For Sale

Yep, sadly they're pretty worthless. Music Magpie or charity shop I'm afraid.
by Joe
Fri May 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Streamers are getting easier to use. There are several devices that will rip discs, apply metadata and then store it on the internal hard drive for you. The problem is they're not cheap.
by Joe
Sun May 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Anthony Gallo Reference AV speakers. 10 years.
Cold dead hands.
by Joe
Sun May 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: PMC Fact 12
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: PMC Fact 12

Rune wrote:I only recognized the three fenestria in the front.

Hard to miss!
A lottery win and a new house to fit them in and I'd have a white pair in a heartbeat.
by Joe
Sun May 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Speaker suggestions

Attonine wrote:I say try everything you can, especially if local dealers have stock.

Yep. There are second hand bargains to be had but it's always a stab in the dark. If you want to get it right first time, go and listen to a variety of speakers and narrow down a shortlist for home demo if at all possible.
by Joe
Sun May 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Agree why on earth spend money on Innuos, when there are cheaper alternatives. What should the benefits of Innuos be except spend more money? If I really had to spend that kind of money I would rather have a Roon Nuclues. John Darko would argue that it sounds better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...