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by Ianmac
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C a pair of ian mac filters
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: I/C a pair of ian mac filters

Steve, These were developed a few years ago. It all startred with the usual debate about mains cables and how changing 1 metre of mains cable in a length of many metres from the local substation could affect the sound quality of a hi fi system. I had just retired but still had access to the appropri...
by Ianmac
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NORD responds to to those who say their amps are too cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: NORD responds to to those who say their amps are too cheap

I remember when we suggested Cyrus look at hypex modules when they started talking about class D. A few of us built hypex to replace our MonoX. Nord are offering good amps at resonable prices . Not sure I would pay extra for CNC milled cases though. Do I detect a little OTT in their current webpages...
by Ianmac
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

I have been doing more delving into why these dampers work. This stereophile atricle makes interesting reading, if your head doesnt nip before you get through the 8 pages. Having read it today Ill re read in 24 hrs! My original comment re "error correction" should read "error concealm...
by Ianmac
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roon? No thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Roon? No thanks.

I too would never give my CC details before any trial. Can be a nightmare getting it cancelled .
I note a 3rd party is being used to store the CC details.
Why cant they put a 14 day timeout on their software like most others
by Ianmac
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

My instant answer is yes - but I need to do some more tests to check like with like. My CD2 is connected balanced via a passive switch to my NCore amps. This uses the CD2 inbuilt DAC and its own Volume control. My Streamer is connected balanced via the pasive switch from Benchmark DAC2 to the NCores...
by Ianmac
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 4
Views: 176

BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

This is a bit of a blast from the past catching me up again. I had to search through my CD stock the other day looking for an old CD and came across a CD Enhancement Mat I had bought way back in 1980. Its a Sicomin ABCDE ( a better C D enhancer) manufactured in France. Its a carbon Fibre mat with Ke...
by Ianmac
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak
Replies: 0
Views: 34

BelCanto CD2- SQ tweak

This is a bit of a blast from the past catching me up again. I had to search through my CD stock the other day looking for an old CD and came across a CD Enhancement Mat I had bought way back in 1980. Its a Sicomin ABCDE ( a better C D enhancer) manufactured in France. Its a carbon Fibre mat with Ke...
by Ianmac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Private
Topic: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

yes been to see it , near me in the south of Glasgow it was advertised on ebay for £600. 9 years old, badly scratched front panel and cosmetically poor. Being sold with ATC SCM 19 Made him a cash offer at true market value which he did not reply to Its classic ebay hoping someone will be daft enough...
by Ianmac
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Systen change, Im looking for a Benchmark DAC1 HDR to match the unit I already have.
Would consider a DAC1 PRE or an early DAC2
Ian
by Ianmac
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?

Back on the rails? Timbre made contact said he had been away and will send me photos etc tomorrow. Nothing arrived so have told him deal is off. I made contact with Wimslow who did not seem quite up to speed with the fusion accessories which they dont stock (remote etc) but did get back to me sugges...
by Ianmac
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?

Dont worry about Timbre he didn't reply with his credentials. Ive given up on the amps he had for sale. Been looking at LS measurement and came across this site. Its very good but you have to follow a few links which my PC would not log so I cant give you the web address. I have a copy of ARTA I pai...
by Ianmac
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?

looks like its gone Belly Up Contacted Timbre, agreed a price, sent him my details and asked how he wanted paid and all has gone quiet. Very dodgy in my book. I dont think Ill part with my cash. I cant find a link to a Timbre Audio so am presuming its only his username. I am now back to the drawing ...
by Ianmac
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?

I have been going round in square circles trying to determine my next move. The DIY audio thread has improved with one or two constructive posts on how to set up the speakers/ filters. Ive decided to dip my toe into the Hypex Active world ! Have bought a Beringer UMC22 USB mike amp and a Beringer EC...
by Ianmac
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Wilmslow ATC SCM100 (K100) + Hypex Fusion?

Yes its frustrating you can waste hours in DIY Audio to get a few gems.
Ive playing with the hypex software but can only get so far without a Fusion amp connected.- Even been looking at active crossovers using IC filters and 3 Amps!
Fusion wins hands down on cost so far
by Ianmac
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: I/C Project record cleaning machine [SOLD]
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: I/C Project record cleaning machine [SOLD]

Fine. Have sent a PM with details