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by RichardLowe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Tidal HiFi - 60 Day Trial
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Tidal HiFi - 60 Day Trial

I don't have an MQA DAC so I have no comment on that Joe, other than a skepticism of what is effectively DRM. However, if you do have an MQA DAC, you get 60 days of Tidal Masters free to give it a go.
by RichardLowe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Tidal HiFi - 60 Day Trial
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Tidal HiFi - 60 Day Trial

A 60 day free trial offer for new members, this is the CD-quality service - https://tidal.com/masters?utm_source=Gr ... ingdom_MQA.

For existing members it allows MQA Masters streaming .
by RichardLowe
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: The future of this forum
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: The future of this forum

First, congratulations on your new job! And in the HiFi industry too, get in! I imagine running this forum was at least a talking point that helped seal that deal. As to the future of this forum: I "grew up" in hifi terms, partially because of this forum. The knowledge of the members on al...
by RichardLowe
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: ATC SM40 - connection query
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: ATC SM40 - connection query

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. As well as the additional amps (and mechanical isolation if you go for that), there's also the additional c...
by RichardLowe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gryphon integrated
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Gryphon integrated

That must be quite an amp to better Hypex n-Cores for sound quality. What DAC are you using if it doesn't have the integrated module installed? I also see you still have the MFA Baby Reference (in the picture at least). Are you keeping it for a second system, or selling it on? And finally is that a ...
by RichardLowe
Wed May 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Large CD Collection For Sale

Thank you for confirming what I thought. Most of the CD's I test scanned on Music Magpie are in the 25p area, but some are obviously rare as they're being offered £1.50+.
by RichardLowe
Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large CD Collection For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Large CD Collection For Sale

My brother-in-law died two years ago leaving behind a large and varied CD collection. Now that my sister is moving house she tasked me with either taking them away as my own, or selling them on. I'll keep the ones that match my tastes, but he had such a wide and varied taste that there are still hun...
by RichardLowe
Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?
Replies: 16
Views: 987

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

I had my Cyrus MonoX and DAC-XP+ for 3 or 4 years I think. But the Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand speakers were 4 or 5 years. I've only been back in the home hifi "game" for the last 8 years so I'm not the best example for owning kit a long time!
by RichardLowe
Sun May 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: Roon and Cyrus

There is a much cheaper alternative to buying an expensive Roon core and that's to build your own using an Intel NUC or other headless computer. The Roon site has full instructions for doing this along with links to Amazon for the kit if you want to buy from there. I built one last year, it took abo...
by RichardLowe
Fri May 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon and Cyrus
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: Roon and Cyrus

Perhaps it's the Cyrus One that could get a firmware update to add Rune. As mentioned already the current Streamers don't seem to have any spare capacity to add new features. Joe, I use an Oppo 4K player as an end point with digital out to my DAC. Roon is very good, not just the new music you'll fin...
by RichardLowe
Wed May 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 44
Views: 4115

Re: Naiming and shaming

Congratulations, the upgrade from MonoX is significant. As well as revealing more detail they'll grip your speakers so much better. Great purchase.
by RichardLowe
Thu May 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

When is the Homesound opening ? It quotes "early 2019" on the website, but can't find any more info. Sounds like Nick has left Homesound now though, according to another Forum his Linkedin profile now reads "" Pressed the pause button and cueing up the next track." I though...
by RichardLowe
Thu May 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: DAC recommendations for CDXt signature ?

2 dealers close to me (HiFi Corner and Homesound) are now sister companies, and at the present time are based in the same premises, so I can demo various Chord DACs against a Benchmark 3. I believe Hi-Fi Corner bought out Homesound around 2-3 years ago. I was down for a demo at Homesound and Nick, ...
by RichardLowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1427

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

mickbald wrote:What nme do you use - I use the same as here.


I haven't registered, I just look in as a guest.
by RichardLowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 1427

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

I dip into Audio Abattoir from time to time, but as mentioned its more of a banter between friends (or not!). Some of the thread titles are priceless. Not a forum, but hifi-related and sometimes very informative, is PS Audio's CEO Paul McGowan's daily YouTube channel "Ask Paul". Another I ...