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by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Which cheap Chinese DAC?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152
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Re: Which cheap Chinese DAC?

The dac-for-a-fiver has been made in several internal versions I think and I was shocked when I realised mine dated from 2012... Although it looks the same externally, the innards definitely aren't from what limited stuff I've seen! I'm assuming the modern cheap versions may well be better and perfe...
by _D_S_J_R_
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Today, I have mostly been....
Replies: 58
Views: 4478
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Re: Today, I have mostly been....

Sat in hospital for a few hours today, its bloody depressing. I must say things are looking up slightly today. My mum is 76 and has MS, dementia and can't walk. Some would say her quality of life is poor but she's my mum and i dont want her to go. Her carers have her laughing sometimes and that is ...
by _D_S_J_R_
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ebay highlights
Topic: Is this worth buying
Replies: 25
Views: 2950
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Re: Is this worth buying

Stu - One word - DON'T! Mind you, the R200 on its own and properly serviced is worth a ton (a really shitty bearing-bodged one sold earlier this year for £73 and with external wiring missing too) I can send an essay by PM if you like, but knowing this era of Regas as well as I do, they're feedback p...
by _D_S_J_R_
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Damm
Replies: 28
Views: 3195
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Re: Damm

I don't know the wood body Grado's as well as the prestige line, but isn't the stylus as replaceable as on these lower models?

Maybe totally wrong for you but look here - https://www.analogueseduction.net/stylu ... ement.html
by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Amps - Whats in em and why?
Replies: 98
Views: 10435
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Re: Amps - Whats in em and why?

Daniel Quinn wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:31 pm
How do you know what it sounds like.
If that's to me, I spent over three hours listening through one last Thursday evening. It's the new Rega Aethos integrated amp.
by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Amps - Whats in em and why?
Replies: 98
Views: 10435
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Re: Amps - Whats in em and why?

I spoke to the sales manager of said product range on Thursday and he told me the signal path is actually quite simple (I have to take his word on it), but there's a lot of 'housekeeping' in there to keep things safe and reliable. He was quite surprised a pic of the innards had been published somewh...
by _D_S_J_R_
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Simple stream
Replies: 35
Views: 4403
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Re: Simple stream

If Youtube is ok (is for me but some audio people look down on such) and you have an old laptop that can be spared to use as another 'source,' one option could be to site it near the amp, buy something like a Topping D10 USB dac for fifty quid or so, which has a pretty clean and ultra-sonic-safe out...
by _D_S_J_R_
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Moles
Replies: 22
Views: 2760
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Re: Moles

Vinegar sprinkled where they 'go' is a great cat deterrent. Best of all is to get a cat of your own, as they are territorial and will keep others out, while usually not pooing in their own patch!
by _D_S_J_R_
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: DAC to the Future
Replies: 205
Views: 28484
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Re: DAC to the Future

I've been suggesting these for ages and when my aged thingie finally packs it in, Topping have been on my list . They also seem 'clean' at ultra-sonics too, so won't react hopefully with NVA. According to proper tests, the Dragonfly Cobalt is far less good than the red version and looks to be more o...
by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Remote power supplies
Replies: 34
Views: 4225
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Re: Remote power supplies

Try shielding them first. Loads of wonderful amps out there with built in transformers in my experience.