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by SimonJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: FS: Bits and bobs
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: FS: Bits and bobs

Rega RB250 Tonearm with Michell Engineering VTA arm adjuster and finger locking nut - SOLD Michell Gyrodec/Orbe Rega Armplate in blank. Brand new and never fitted - £30 Canon 550D with Canon EFS 18-55 Lens with carry case, batteries and charger. Only used 4 times so as new! - £195 SUGDEN A21SE STAGE...
by SimonJ
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Private
Topic: FS: Bits and bobs
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: FS: Bits and bobs

SUGDEN A21SE STAGE TWO MM + MC PHONO AMPLIFIER

Bought new and as new - £195

https://www.fanthorpes.co.uk/hi-fi-sepa ... amplifier/
by SimonJ
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Private
Topic: FS: Bits and bobs
Replies: 3
Views: 530

FS: Bits and bobs

Rega RB250 Tonearm with Michell Engineering VTA arm adjuster and finger locking nut - £80 Michell Gyrodec/Orbe Rega Armplate in blank. Brand new and never fitted - £30 Canon 550D with Canon EFS 18-55 Lens with carry case, batteries and charger. Only used 4 times so as new! - £195 All the above are w...
by SimonJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Concerts / gigs
Replies: 548
Views: 62158

Re: Concerts / gigs

callen24 wrote:aussie pink floyd in leicester on Tuesday 27th. Worth every penny , total showtime 130mins


Seen them about 5 times now and just fantastic!
by SimonJ
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon for beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Roon for beginners

One of the most useful contributions ever made to Cyrus Unofficial was 8 years ago when Simon posted "MacMini as a Digital Media Hub Guide" Is there any change that someone out there could write a beginners guide to Roon. That would be really useful. Wow thank you John :) I dont have the ...
by SimonJ
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops, all gone,Goodbye Cyrus
Replies: 17
Views: 2501

Re: Oops, all gone,Goodbye Cyrus

hifinutt wrote:i was admiring on AA that beautiful ddac you made for crimsondonkey !! i am not sure cyrus could ever comete with that simon !!!


Thank you, could you post a link to that on AA please mate?
by SimonJ
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops, all gone,Goodbye Cyrus
Replies: 17
Views: 2501

Re: Oops, all gone,Goodbye Cyrus

I left years ago and never looked back
by SimonJ
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4023

Re: Roon Musings

I unboxed the NUC when I got home from work. I'd already downloaded the required software: The latest NUC BIOS Etcher USB utility Roon Core Then I had to: - Install the M2 SSD and 8GB memory (2 x 4GB modules), connect power, connect network cable, keyboard and HDMI cables so the NUC booted and disp...
by SimonJ
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: System Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 2661

Re: System Pics

Great system Joe :)
by SimonJ
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4023

Re: Roon Musings

Simon, Rune, thank you. I feel comfortable in going the i5 route now. 90% of the time I will be steaming to one zone, with a possibility of two 10% of the time. The second zone is just a Sonos system so no processing going on there. The only possibility of up-sampling would be if I change my main s...
by SimonJ
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4023

Re: Roon Musings

OK, stupid me! I've been digging a little more into the Roon options and can see the higher spec CPU/memory isn't just for DSD number crunching as I'd thought. Its also required for sound EQ (if you care to use it), room correction features, and several others that require a bit of processing grunt...
by SimonJ
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s

At the risk of this thread degenerating into a bitter slanging match so this will be my final post on the matter, the mathematics behind the M Scaler is absolute, whether the practical implementation lives up to theory remains to be seen. Common sense supports your statement Simon but in a defined ...
by SimonJ
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s

Over the years this up scaling topic has been discussed many times

You can’t put back into the music file what’s missing period

Don’t get caught up on this revamped hype!

What matters is the mastering to determine the quality and the source it is originally taken from to become a digital file
by SimonJ
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon Musings
Replies: 49
Views: 4023

Re: Roon Musings

Did you change to a NUC? My DeskMini still runs ROCK without any issues. Yes I did as after an update mine failed even a complete reinstall did not fix it Sorry to hear that, is was after all my recommendation. But mine has been rock solid. At the moment I am playing with upsampling to DSD512 to an...