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by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Music
Topic: New Fleet Foxes album
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: New Fleet Foxes album

Has its moments. Not really a FF fan so came to this with an open mind.
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?

Someone asked him to remove all their posts ever in one part of the ongoing moderation saga Best left as a fond memory. I see our friend has recently signed up to The Wam and is organising a bake off, presumably to have a chat about his Islamaphobia. https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/profile/115369-spri...
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Moon mind streamer - £500
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Moon mind streamer - £500

Nice bit of kit
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?

Least useful hifi forum ever. Didn't listen to consistent advice about the ridiculous clunky platform they chose to host it on, kept going on about their developer! WTF just move it to a different one that works, simple. Then they destroyed it themselves by starting a Facebook site which has now att...
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: more police cuts in numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: more police cuts in numbers

Everyone's playing politics. The actual numbers required, efficiency and the model of delivery, the best place to invest etc are unlikely to be found in the sound bites between the protagonists. It's exactly the same in health. None of the politicians or leaders of organisations and professional rep...
by crimsondonkey
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord Mojo DAVE etc
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Chord Mojo DAVE etc

Nah, they'll knock out something else with most the tech of DAVE in a cheaper format at some point to exploit the commercial potential of the design.
by crimsondonkey
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the point of wireless speakers?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: What's the point of wireless speakers?

Possibly cross purposes again.

The OP mentioned possible degradation of sound. I said that may not be a consideration for the target buyer.
by crimsondonkey
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What speaker cables for Cyrus amps?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: What speaker cables for Cyrus amps?

I haven't read the article yet, but will do so as it looks interesting. However, I did a search on the word "Chord" and there are no instances of that word in the article. Whilst there may be other evidence pointing to Chord cheating in demos, I think its a bit dodgy to accuse them of doi...
by crimsondonkey
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What speaker cables for Cyrus amps?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: What speaker cables for Cyrus amps?

Alright I read the whole roger-russell article ( how many have? - he does go on) and compared it my own experience. Not at home - too many variables - but as previously reported, at a demo by Chord. They had a 'set' system. I forget the amplifier but the speakers were KEF Ref1 and source was a Chor...
by crimsondonkey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the point of wireless speakers?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: What's the point of wireless speakers?

Not every prospective buyer of hifi is a paranoid OCD neurotic obsessed with chasing inestimably small and largely imaginary gains in audible sound quality :)

Lots of buyers will happily trade the benefit of no wires with sound quality differences that they may not care too much about.
by crimsondonkey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the point of wireless speakers?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: What's the point of wireless speakers?

They're aimed at a different market Zip.
by crimsondonkey
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Hattor Passive Pre and......
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Hattor Passive Pre and......

It's not a fix, it's about understanding the inherent match/ mismatch between your phono stage and preamp. If it's operating passively then there might not be enough voltage between your Leema through the pre into your Nords. However a couple of problems occurred when trying to research this. It's h...
by crimsondonkey
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Hattor Passive Pre and......
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Hattor Passive Pre and......

Where possible and assuming input sensitivities and impedance etc are equal, XLR is a better bet for passives but you need the numbers to be honest otherwise you're just guessing. Lack of voltage into an insensitive power amp is the most likely cause of people not liking the sound of passives. Also ...
by crimsondonkey
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Hattor Passive Pre and......
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Hattor Passive Pre and......

Taking the pre out the equation for a second, in terms of sources your vinyl rig 'should' sound the best (assuming typical preferences). I think we may be back in the territory of electrical matching again. Often the difference between sound quality between sources is more about the match than it is...
by crimsondonkey
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: More Clearout Refa RB300
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: More Clearout Refa RB300

Who said anything about a Dutch auction?

Anyway good luck with the sale.

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