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by SimonJ
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Piano
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Piano

zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


NEVER too old!!! ;)
by SimonJ
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steamers / Renderers what is worth checking out ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1288

Re: Steamers / Renderers what is worth checking out ?

You are both correct and it is an experiment to see if there really is a difference. These days I just listen to the music but in the winter I like to do some DIY so why not....
by SimonJ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steamers / Renderers what is worth checking out ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1288

Re: Steamers / Renderers what is worth checking out ?

I am building a PI which has I2S output to go straight into my DDDAC. This means no streamer needed at all so less digital transformations so should equal a far better sound. e.g Network > PI > DAC rather than .. Network > Streamer > USB conversion > WaveIO (In DAC) > I2S Dac Soon see.....
by SimonJ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: recommend some music new to you in 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: recommend some music new to you in 2017

Cigarettes after sex
Royal Blood - how did we get so dark
Jessie Ware - glasshouse
Angus & Julia Stone - Snow
by SimonJ
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when do we have the 2017 ins and out thread?
Replies: 27
Views: 1543

Re: when do we have the 2017 ins and out thread?

In:

Nord amp (stunner)
Belles Pre Amp
Tidal plus server needed to run the core
Vinyl
Focal 1038 (think this year)

Out:

Nothing
by SimonJ
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bleeding weather
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Bleeding weather

As usual no rain here in the deep south
by SimonJ
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Hi Res Albums - any else noticed issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Hi Res Albums - any else noticed issues

There are many threads on here discussing Hi Res music and the fact some of the music on sale is NOT Hi Res and just up sampled CDs
by SimonJ
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 634
Views: 28585

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

MiniCoupeman wrote:Re MoFi. Yes. Sorry. VERY EXPENSIVE BUT I HONESTLY AM PLEASED (easily the most expensive LP I have ever purchased)


I have ordered it as love this album and your review has helped here, hope its great!
by SimonJ
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 634
Views: 28585

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

MiniCoupeman wrote:Cant right now because my browser says the MoFi site may have been compromised (and if it has they will sort it - big company) But I ordered from Mobile Fidelity direct - delivered by FedEx. They are limiting the edition to 6000 world wide so don't wait to long.


thanks...look like $100??
by SimonJ
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 634
Views: 28585

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Received this morning. Donald Fagen - THE NIGHTFLY - Mobil Fidelity One Step Pressing. Had to share this. Quite the BEST sound I have ever heard from my system (and an excellent album too). If MoFi start doing this regularly I am going to have to get a job! NICE :) can you share the link to the exa...
by SimonJ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enhancement
Replies: 52
Views: 3103

Re: Enhancement

Love AVs, well done
by SimonJ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 1654

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Yes there is a lot of data out there these days

I will be using a direct I2S interface to my DAC which should give great improvements so not SPDIF or USB needed
by SimonJ
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 1654

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

MiniCoupeman wrote:PS someone should write a Hi Fi / DAC /ROON book for the Rasp Pi. I don’t want to control a toy robot!


That someone can be me O0

Building a Pi end point soon for Roon with my DAC

It means bye bye Aries streamer as not required when I go this way :D
by SimonJ
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: Showcase
Replies: 78
Views: 10478

Re: Showcase

I get to the speed limit very fast of course ;-) I remember Clarkson once wrote that they went from nought to 60 without involving any of the speeds in between. I enjoyed my BMW 330 but it was nowhere near the AMG. Whats the sound system like? Competes with the W11's etc................? The sounds...
by SimonJ
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: Showcase
Replies: 78
Views: 10478

Re: Showcase

Yes AMG powered V6 twin turbo 0-62 in 4.5 secs ;D ITS AMAZING! So the W13 have an internal amp just to drive the bass, then your amp drives the mid/treble? Very nice indeed. I hope you stick to the speed limit young man! Yes, the W13 just requires your amp to drive the mid/bass, widebander and twee...