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About martinm

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  • Turn Table
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN ARM1/2 DV10x5
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    SB Touch
  • Digital Source 2
    Pioneer DV 868
  • DAC
    DAC 3.1x
  • Integrated Amp
    Oto SE
  • Pre-Amp
    AV: Denon X7200W
  • Power Amp/s
  • My Speakers
    Heco Direkt
  • Headphones
    SUB SVSSB2000
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. Is that the Simaudio 180 mind (and what power supply) you are using now? Do you prefer it soundwise to the SBT or is it just easier to use and therefore gets more airtime? Thanks, Martin
  2. I can't justify that sort of money on a PSU. Even if it did make the difference I'm quite happy with CD and vinyl. I've dug out an old Ariston amp and some Celestion speakers and taken the the SBT to work. We are getting hours more enjoyment than I'd get time to listen at home. I'll re visit the streaming at some point if and when I get I either get more time to listen or I find a simple cheap interface to link to the phone that i can run off a battery ( actually that's probably a Chromecast isn't it!)
  3. As Serge says - and the kids stream to their Sonos things. I had a hard drive plugged in prior to getting a NAS. It kept falling over and having to rescan. Every time you get a new CD you need to through a right faff to get it on a USB. With the NAS I just pop CD in the computer and it auto rips - job done Guys thanks for all the responses. I've actually taken the SBT to work. This with a cheap amp and speakers has replaced the pants old radio! Production is rocking and staff are much happier I'll revisit the home system again at some point ( possibly some sort of Pi solution)
  4. Thank you. I'm not sure I want to be dropping £300 on a PSU. Think I may wait and just get a new unit if when the CDP packs up
  5. What did you get for it? Thanks Martin
  6. Maybe, but I think there will be a small but stable pool going forward and with a bit of diversification I think most of the shrinkage has happened now ( I hope anyway!) This will be occasional boosted by the odd trend - there's been headphones, and vinyl resurgence recently. Oh and DACs have been v popular
  7. I've been using 'The Farce' bl**dy hifi!
  8. I worked for both manufactures and retailers in the past ( and things may well have changed since then to be fair) but there wasn't price fixing or cartels. What I did notice was manufacturers being concerned about discounting devaluing the brand. Retailers being upset with box shifters and online sales chucking out at low price without having to provide the support expected from bricks and mortar business. We used to get people walking into the shop with stuff they'd purchased online because it was cheaper expecting to get lesson on how to hook it up or use it from us! Even been asked to go and install it FOC as it was a brand we stocked LOL (I am talking 12 years ish ago). In response heavy discounting manufacturers would/could withdraw accounts, and in response to being to heavy handed with MSRP retailers would/could stop stocking the brand. This I would imagine kept pricing fairly stable. Difference today of course is we are much more used to shopping online, and if a good deal is got by someone it's very easy to plaster it all over the place for other people to see.
  9. Clearly personal. I sometimes watch a 3D film on my TV (55 1080p OLED) but I don't actively seek them out. I like 3D but wouldn't be bothered to get it on a TV again, I think it needs to be on a projector ( or larger TV) to fill a larger field of vision. I would actively choose a projector with 3D as I really enjoy the larger picture and the effect this has I also find that 30 or so mins into a film my eyes adjust and start to loose the 3D effect. Closing one eye or pausing momentarily seems to re-set me lol
  10. Had a bit of strange one last night so didn't do the rebooting. I sat down to log on and chucked the CD player on, and was left shocked by how much better the system was sounding. Quite a significant improvement. Fuller, more dynamic, better detail, and the bass seemed to be going deeper and punching harder. I ended up like I'd just upgraded new, kit with CD's strewn across the coffee table and a late night. Bit of a dilemma, and I need to establish: If I've shifted something when unplugging the SBT ( I have a fitted unit and it's a real pain to take things out and re instate) Or someone has moved some furniture and I can't see what it is. My mood somehow was receptive last night(no alcohol was used ) My ears have magically changed Or , my concern, that the SBT has been upsetting something with RF or I don't know what. Could be why some people have noted significant improvements with changes to power supplies? Either way I'm actually tempted not bother putting it back in. It could well be that my valve kit is particularly susceptible to RF It's being a pain with the NAS and if it is the power supply that's a cost on top of the hassle. Aside from the Kids using Spotify I'm quite happy using CD's and frankly I can trail a 3.5mm cable for them to plug stuff in if they need to use Spotify (And they can stream from the NAS this way to if they need to) Head scratching and confused face
  11. Thank you. I'll give it another go rebooting tomorrow and drop you a PM if I still get no joy. All this help is very much appreciated! Martin
  12. Getting a fatal error and server log is telling me there is another version of LMS running Very strange
  13. Getting error messages and the server is not running. I'm trying to look at the log but every time I do it freezes on the log window
  14. Thanks for the help - it seems v complicated to me but you are very very good at explaining it! I could run it directly but am trying the reboot now thanks - never knew you could log into it that way
  15. That was worth doing thank you. LMS on the Mac works fine and the SBT connected straight away and looks stable It asked to update the software to 7.2.3 but I've left it at 7.2.2 as I assume this is correct for the NAS drive I can only think that the update on the NAS is causing a conflict somehow. Wonder if it something in security settings?