'most can be utter arseholes ' Count me in too. This is one of those threads I wish had never happened but the intended sentiment remains, i.e. that creeping dissatisfaction with which ever hifi system is being used and the yearning for more. That's all I was trying to discuss in the original post.
My main system has been packed away whilst I'm having some building work done at home, so I'm listening to music on headphones through my tablet. I've discovered YouTube! and am enjoying some very good stuff. Started last night on Cream at the Albert Hall in 2005, also a lot of early Fairport Convention.
Anyway, when I get my system back, I'd like to continue listening to YouTube, but using my main loudspeakers rather than headphones, but still using the tablet as a video display. I have the little Nakamichi Bluetooth device I can cast the audio to, but there's a delay between video and audio that makes the experience unsatisfying. Does anyone know if it's possible to cast audio from a tablet to an SBT, and whether that has a video-audio delay, or is there another way to do it. I don't have a TV in my music room, nor really do I want one, the tablet gives me a decent picture, but it's the sound I want to have on loudspeakers.
Thanks for any replies.
There's nothing wrong with it as such (for subwoofer use) and it may be the ideal solution depending on your sources & equipment. You'd need two line level outputs on your dac (or you'd need to split the signal) otherwise your main speakers and sub will be running through the antimode and the 8033 is only designed for subwoofer correction. The software is designed to make adjustments based on a set of sub frequencies, you could get odd results if you used one on your mains.
The only other downside I see is that it takes a line level input which means you will be doing D/A conversion on the source, then the antimode will be doing A/D (applying its filters digitally) and then converting back to analogue once again. Whether this effects the sound quality is open to opinion but I doubt it as long as everything is well designed.
I'm pleased to say the tweeter and upper mid's fit their baffles perfectly. The hole sizes and shapes have been cut based on the manufacturer's sizes for the drivers so it's nice to check they actually fit. So far so good.
I went for the black tweeter to keep all the drivers the same colour but now I'm actually seeing the parts for real I'm unsure whether I want a bare aluminium finish. Originally I was imagining these as a polished mirror finish inspired a little by the tweeters on my Linn 242's. I'm concerned I may need sunglasses for listening sessions if I do polish them. A minimal round bevel on the outside edges would soften them a little.
The black and alu colour scheme looks great to me in the 3D renderings but might be a bit much in real life. Only time will tell I suppose and I can always change them pretty easily, the whole thing will be drilled, tapped and bolted together so they could easily be taken apart.
With a little luck, I could be assembling these next weekend if the AE dipoles arrive on schedule.