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by _D_S_J_R_
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Simple stream
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Wales

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: 637
Wales

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: 110
Views: 7692
Wales

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: 1378
Wales

Re: Remote power supplies

Try shielding them first. Loads of wonderful amps out there with built in transformers in my experience.
by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Remote power supplies
Replies: 34
Views: 1378
Wales

Re: Remote power supplies

My own experience is that hum is a real possible problem with MC stages when the gain is so high on low level signals. DQ posted about the transformer cover he found useful in his Phono 1 with built in transformer and now set for MC. I believe that toroids have a kind of fig 8-shaped magnetic field ...
by _D_S_J_R_
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: New Computer Problems - HELP!
Replies: 86
Views: 8669
Wales

Re: New Computer Problems - HELP!

Do you really need ESET these days? Windows own security is apparenltly very good.
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: New Computer Problems - HELP!
Replies: 86
Views: 8669
Wales

Re: New Computer Problems - HELP!

My shit laptop installed .Net 4.8 finally from a stand alone install avoiding Windows Update. Still won't touch the 1903 feature update (1903 has been on for ages now with no obvious issues) which is a huge download and 'installation' takes hours it seems. It gets to 70% and sometimes more and then ...
by _D_S_J_R_
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Multichannel and Movies
Topic: New AV amp
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Wales

Re: New AV amp

Onkyo has had patchy representation over here over the years I gather but I remember the brand being a good well performing one. One thing about Yamaha... 'Audio' is but one of their many disciplines and I believe of all audio manufacturers these days, the amount of money Yamaha can put into R&D is ...
by _D_S_J_R_
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: NVA 20 Pre - Can you alter it ?
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Wales

Re: NVA 20 Pre - Can you alter it ?

The P20 is tiny and although the little stepped attenuator that Tisbury use can almost certainly be fitted (I never tried it but it's small enough I think), the gain in very low level channel balance (without fiddling) may be countered by a (to me) slightly deadened presentation. Even the stock pot ...
by _D_S_J_R_
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: New Computer Problems - HELP!
Replies: 86
Views: 8669
Wales

Re: New Computer Problems - HELP!

I don't think this update is there and when I downloaded it and tried to install it to see what would happen, it told me it wasn't a suitable update (Win 10 pro UK). My CPU isn't going bananas but when it's trying to install the feature pack for 1903 and also .Net 4.8, the hard drive is going loopy ...