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by julianh
Fri May 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 500

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. The other thing to look at with the ‘all in one’ rippers and streamers, such as my Naim Uniti Star, is that the ...
by julianh
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Private
Topic: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo

Time for a bump before the loft beckons.
by julianh
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Recommend one book?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Recommend one book?

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth —> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kill_List
by julianh
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..
Replies: 22
Views: 1111

Re: Speaker Isolation - pretty amazing results..

I installed Soundcare Superspikes under the Spendor A5 floorstanders in my lounge. It meant I no longer needed to worry the about spikes which had previously stood on granite chopping boards! I find they have opened up the sound somewhat. The cost was pretty cheap all things considered.
by julianh
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: how to flag spam
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: how to flag spam

The difficulty is that @Robert is the only admin and he’s hardly ever here these days. The user lists suggests he was last logged in right at the beginning of January.
by julianh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: a petition that already has 6 million signatures
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: a petition that already has 3.3 million signatures

Czechchris wrote:Lot of folk, unless the bots have been busy.


Security experts are saying it’s unlikely to be bots due to the email confirmation required.
by julianh
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Roon? No thanks.

You would be correct, no streaming services here. I have no wish to have to rely on an internet connection to watch TV or listen to music. And yes, I’m an old curmudgeon.
by julianh
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Roon? No thanks.

So I thought I’d take advantage of Roon’s 14 day free trial to see if it actually added anything to my listening experience. However on trying to sign up, I note that it’s one of those provide your credit card details and we won’t charge you for 14 days type of trials. Exactly the same as Amazon Pri...
by julianh
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo
Replies: 1
Views: 259

F/S Synology 4 Bay NAS and Chord Hugo

Synology DS415+ 4 bay NAS - £200 plus postage of £25 fully insured. Complete with packaging and most of the items that came with it. I cannot locate the original screws for installing 2.5” drives so will include a suitable number of alternatives. They are not needed for 3.5” drives. Following the ac...
by julianh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]

The Freya is very good but I did notice a drop in the low end performance when I moved from my previous MFA to it. It’s always good to have an alternative on hand. :D I haven’t any idea what your pre-amp might be worth hence I asked what you were looking for. However I’ll give some thought as to a p...
by julianh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: I/C MFA baby classic - Black [SOLD]

How much are you looking for for this?
by julianh
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Cyrus Streamers: Technical Queries
Topic: FLAC files on portable external drive problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: FLAC files on portable external drive problems

IIRC earlier versions of the firmware did not support FLAC. So firstly, if I were you, I’d test that the firmware version you have on the streamer supports FLAC by copying a couple of files onto a suitably formatted USB key. If that plays okay then you know it’s not the file format that’s the issue....
by julianh
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Chromecast Audio
Replies: 14
Views: 1685

Re: Google Chromecast Audio

I have a couple bought when they were cheap but don’t use either. I tested one whilst I was without my Cyrus streamer many moons ago but since then it has sat on the side waiting for me to think about where to use it. I recall it was relatively easy to set up and use and sounded pretty good into my ...
by julianh
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: USB power supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: USB power supplies

Jason Stoddard, founder of Schiit, posted about this on Head-fi a few weeks ago as their latest product is powered by a micro USB socket. He said he had tested numerous ones and surprisingly the best he had tested were the ones Apple supply. His comment is in one of the Asides on post 38597 on this ...
by julianh
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Society of Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Society of Sound

I downloaded this months releases without issue. I’ll try to find time later to log back in and document what I had to do.