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by zippy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has this happened to other CU members?
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Has this happened to other CU members?

angelface wrote:Surely it is forbidden to place anything on top of a hi-fi speaker?

What makes me really cringe is seeing a potted plant on top of a speaker (yes there are people who do that).
by zippy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Music new to you in 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Music new to you in 2018

Ultralife -- Oh Wonder. Having been intrigued by their song "All we do" as the theme for the tv show Unforgotten, this is their second album of unpretentious music (available on Spotify). ....... P.S. I'm currently listening to the newly released album by the Carpenters with the Royal Phi...
by zippy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus ONE at Richer Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Cyrus ONE at Richer Sounds

hifinutt wrote:seems to be 549 now

When I look it says 'no longer available' !
by zippy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regenerator voltages question?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Regenerator voltages question?

My understanding is that although it doesn't really matter, the manufacturers stick to the 230v standard, so I imagine that's the best to use on your regenerator.
Look on the back of a DACXP and it will say '230v'.

My AG1500 regen is permanently fixed to 230 volts.
by zippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A brief for beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: A brief for beginners

frazzle wrote:Hi, no budget as such - just looking to plan for the next upgrade to add a bit more detail at lower volumes.


To me, more detail+lower volume=better power amp
by zippy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A last, long goodbye to Cyrus
Replies: 47
Views: 2627

Re: A last, long goodbye to Cyrus

Asking for trouble, trying something you can't afford !
by zippy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Chromecast Audio
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Google Chromecast Audio

This was on my birthday list but everyone in France seems to be sold out. Staff in Boulanger said that Google have stopped making them and had [b]no plans to bring out a new model [/b]. I found one on ebay so this is likely to be my Christmas present. If you don't currently have a streamer, buy one...
by zippy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade advice
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Upgrade advice

mickbald wrote:Definitely no the psxr2 upgrade. it makes a slight difference but only on top end gear IMO. The psxr is perfectly adequate.


I agree with that.
by zippy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade advice
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Upgrade advice

I still have my old NP30, which I upgraded to a StreamX (only to match the rest of the hifi). There's very little difference between them in sound quality, and the Cyrus is a much bigger 'maintenance' overhead (e.g. having to take back to dealer for firmware updates). By the way, I suggest don't ev...
by zippy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade advice
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Upgrade advice

I still have my old NP30, which I upgraded to a StreamX (only to match the rest of the hifi).
There's very little difference between them in sound quality, and the Cyrus is a much bigger 'maintenance' overhead (e.g. having to take back to dealer for firmware updates).
by zippy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Speaker cable are we all using
Replies: 35
Views: 1932

Re: What Speaker cable are we all using

Van Damme LCOFC
by zippy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mains Lead
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Mains Lead

Of course it will taste better - we all know that spending ridiculous amounts of dosh on cables will, almost by definition, improve everything.
by zippy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Fanthorpe's advertising trade-in deal on Cyrus One
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Fanthorpe's advertising trade-in deal on Cyrus One

Lintone are doing a very similar deal - I'm guessing it's been sponsored direct by Cyrus.
by zippy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noisy mains
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Noisy mains

[ quote="mojo"] ... if you happen to be at the end of a long power line, far from the nearest power station and then someone adds a solar array next door to your house, I can see the potential for problems.... [/quote] Exactly my situation, hence why I use a mains regenerator, Now you're g...
by zippy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I get started with Digital Storage and Playback?
Replies: 20
Views: 1027

Re: How do I get started with Digital Storage and Playback?

I agree that 24 bit files aren't always worth the premium cost.
I've tried all bit rates and rather than pay a lot for high res, I now simply buy and rip CD's.
My belief is as stated above, that the quality of the mastered recording has more effect than the final bit rate.