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About m@tty

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  • Digital Source 1
    Rega Planet
  • Digital Source 2
    Airport Express
  • DAC
    Meridian Director
  • Integrated Amp
    Rega Mira
  • Pre-Amp
    Pass B1
  • Power Amp/s
    Quad 405-2
  • My Speakers
    Snell K
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD650 and Crack
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Rega Planet here! Looks as good as it plays!
  2. My bedroom system was about £750 plus the price of cables and a chromecast audio £250 for a Rega Clamshell Mira and Planet £250 for some Rega RS1 Speakers £250 for a Meridian Director.. My Livingroom System cost even Less About £150 for a Quad 405/2 and Dada upgrade kit About £150 for all the bits for a Pass B1 preamp £200 for some Snell K MkI Speakers £129 for a Meridian Explorer2
  3. I have found for some reason they seem to work very well with Spotify playback but not so well with Tidal but then again Tidal does not work as well as Spotify in General.. Wifi dropout isn't a problem with an ethernet connection as well!
  4. Have a few Dacs a Meridian Director and Explorer2(to try out MQA)an Arcam Rdock Uni for use with my iPhone and a Starting Point Systems DAC3 from EBay and it gets the most use and was the cheapest.
  5. Looks interesting, I have made his Butte amp before but scrapped it due to noise issues.. have since found that the noise was introduced by a belkin power extension I was using so may have to dig it out as the problem wasn't with the amp I also have his Engineers Amp PCB which was going to be my next project.
  6. having recently switched from Spotify to Tidal I did notice the improvement in sound quality and now Im in a bit of a quandary as Tidal sounds better but Spotify just works better? If they were both lossless and I couldn't distinguish a difference in listening then I would move back in an instant..
  7. Decided to bite the bullet and ordered an Explorer2! Will be signing up for Tidal when it arrives..
  8. Although I do most of my listening on Spotify due to laziness I do wonder if Tidal and MQA would be significantly better? I was hopeing Meridian would do a driver update for the Director but it doesn't seem to be on the cards so would an Explorer2 with Tidal beat my Director with Spotify? Might have to invest in one to find out? And then unload the loser?
  9. It has two inputs and a toggle switch on the back! Remote Volume as well
  10. Listening to this in the bedroom... The FM3 is not an FM3 though it's a Pass B1 Buffer Preamp in an FM3 case...
  11. Sennheiser HD448 or HD449 I use these when I'm travelling and they are pretty good for the price..
  12. You could try an Ifi ipurifier SPDIF that by all accounts reclocks and removes jitter http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-spdif-ipurifier/
  13. Problem solved I was using a belkin extension lead with a master plug that controls the other plugs changed the lead and now noise free.. Although I got a bit fed up with it all and started ordering the bits for a new power amp before I solved the problem.. patience has never been one of my stronger points..
  14. It's already been adjusted to 1.5V. The noise seems to have got a little quieter with a change of RCAs but is still there think it might be from the switching power supply? Or it might be the Dac picking up power supply noise as it did this before with a Millett headphone amp? Back on night shifts so solutions will have to wait. If this was my living room set up I think I would live with it cause at normal listening levels it's not really noticeable but it's my bedroom set up for low level listening to drown out the outside noise while on night shifts think I will need to try it with another amp or swap everything round between living room and bedroom?
  15. Well I seem to have a problem with a hiss coming through the speakers when connected to the 405-2. Connect a airport express direct to Quad 405-2 using a 3.5mm jack to RCA no hiss from 405. Connect the B1 to the 405 audible hiss through the Speakers. Connect the B1 to another 405 audible his through speakers. Connect the B1 to an O2 headphone amp with the volume maxed and using the B1 to control the volume and no hiss? anyone any ideas..