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  2. The inside of an Illusonic IAP processor, Keith
  3. Oh, I expected my current DAC to cope considering its 32bit/192kHz can you not use an external DAC with these devices then? I have selected the option to say if your external DAC is MQA compatible as per link below: I don't commonly use Tidal, I've paid for a month to trial it. With my first test results I'm almost tempted to go back to the sonos and save myself the cost of upgrading the house to bluesound devices! I'll try the internal DAC probably at the weekend and see how that goes
  4. Today
  5. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Imagine (John Lennon) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  7. A classic ATC Soft Dome Monitoring - Friends around the world (special limited edition print) poster 66/100 signed by ATC's founder and chief engineer Billy Woodman on display here at Musicraft (Derby). AV Forums reviews ATC's SCM40 passive monitors ATC curved SCM40 passive monitors ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company, is a specialist British manufacturer of loudspeaker drive units and complete sound reproduction systems, including the relevant electronic equipment. ATC designs and manufactures the finest and most accurate of monitors in the world. ATC achieves this by designing and manufacturing loudspeaker drive units and systems to achieve levels of performance far in excess of the industry norm. ATC has kept to its aims of building loudspeakers and electronics which employ the most effective of modern engineering principles. ATC don't respond to competition, instead ATC responds to advances in technology that enables ATC to improve their products. ATC's goal is to have loudspeakers as near perfection in performance as possible by having the lowest possible distortion. By selecting ATC you join a group of music lovers, professional audio engineers, educators, studios, and musicians across the world that understand the value of the engineering that goes into every ATC product. ATC’s products are installed at some of the world’s most prestigious multi-channel studios and auditoria. Where ever the best is required you will find ATC. (ATC's 40th Anniversary Celebration video) (ATC Corporate brochure) ATC Soft Dome monitoring. The sound of accuracy. Naturally. Hi-Fi Choice reviews ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors HiFi Wigwam reviews ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors The curved SCM40 features ATC’s new SH25-76 tweeter with a ATC’s renowned 75mm/3” Soft Dome mid-range and a 164mm, short coil – long gap (underhung) bass driver. The three-way design and inclusion of the Soft Dome mid results in excellent clarity, even at high drive levels with bass heavy source material. It also gives wide, even dispersion resulting in excellent stereo imaging and un-fussy positioning in the home. The new model also benefits from crossover revisions that have improved the loudspeakers overall balance and the integration between mid and high frequency elements. Featuring the new ATC designed and built 25mm Soft Dome tweeter, updated bass/mid drivers and crossovers housed in a curved, laminated cabinet, the first of a new range of ATC closed-box passive loudspeakers has arrived. The second generation SCM40 employs ATC’s landmark SH25-76 tweeter, developed to satisfy the company’s long-established rigour in drive unit engineering. ATC SH25-76 Tweeter Sharing technology with the renowned ATC Soft Domed mid-range drive unit, the curved SCM40's tweeter employs a unique dual suspension system, designed to suppress rocking modes even at high power output levels. The ATC configuration of a short edge-wound voice coil in a long, narrow magnetic gap ensures exceptionally low distortion throughout the tweeter’s operating band and removes the need for ferrofluids, which can dry out over time, compromising performance. A complex-shaped, soft-domed diaphragm extends high frequency range and offers a smooth off-axis response. The tweeter’s 15,000 gauss (1.5 tesla) neodymium magnet has a black heat-treated top plate, which dissipates heat away from the voice coil to maintain high power handling and low power compression. A precision-machined 5.5mm rigid alloy waveguide provides optimum dispersion with a flat on-axis frequency response and resonance-free operation. ATC SH25-76 HF Unit used in curved SCM40 passive monitors ATC's security guard ATC SM75-150 soft dome mid range drive unit used in SCM40 passive monitors ATC SB50-164(SC) bass driver used in SCM40 passive monitors ATC SCM100ASL Professional Monitors used here at Musicraft (Derby) ATC SCM100ASL Professional Monitors used here at Musicraft (Derby) ATC SCM100ASL Professional monitors ***** ***** Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
  8. Opeth - Pale Communion MQA from Tidal, partially decoded via the desktop app, and listened to on headphones.
  9. Got one for sale?
  10. You can get test CDs that have tracks at the very start and end that can be used as a cleaner for the slide mech - basically program track 1 and track 99 on repeat and leave foe a few minutes. I've got one somewhere, but unfortunately don't know where it is (my house is full of boxes). I've found that has solved the problem in the past, and it's inexpensive. I guess you could easily fudge one with a CDR, just stick 99 tracks of 45 seconds each on it and bob's your uncle.
  11. Maple vibrates well - Gibson stick a slab of it on top of mahogany on a Les Paul
  12. I had a PMA 850, Denon sold em all off cheap cos I assume they didn't sell too well they were a bargain at that tine but the phono stage was no better than the Pioneer A400 in my daughter's system. I have a Elite Townsend pre amp i bought when my audionics failed and i wanted something to tide me over until i got a replacement ,, the phono on the Elite was not as good as either of the above. Rotel amps have good phone stages and there are many others .. it is not surprising to find better phono stages in an integrated (from the late 70s and early to mid 80s especially) as they were judged on vinyl replay in those days as Oldius said above). Oh of course don't forget the Sugden's they all have good phono stages ..
  13. Were they better sounding watches and did they keep time well - in a foot tapping way ... the best gift KEF owners could give the world is to make it small independent again working out of Tovil in Maidstone
  14. Yesterday
  15. She is much better after a few pints tho
  16. But which ones sound better ? I got a lovely sounding scream when I put wooden ones on her nips not tried plastic ones yet oops perhaps I shouldn't have said that .. and our clothes line also gets used virtually every day bugga are we dinosaurs ...
  17. Bugga is that why i keep putting on weight
  18. Thought I'd be down with the kids by listening to this - there will have to be some extra progginess to recover
  19. FREE

    And apparently, very good dac chips if used wisely.
  20. I agree, And I can see your interest Flash but I thought the later reference series 1-4 etc were a huge step forward in design and looks, but I never got to hear this earlier design.
  21. Yes , and my two favourite covers albums involve her, the one I just posted, and Love is not a motel, with Clive Gregson.
  22. Totally agree, one of the best female singers, voice like liquid chocolate!
  23. This woman is so underrated, wonderful voice, and great renditions of other peoples songs.
  24. Brilliant
  25. Ravenous, Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn
  26. And did you notice the video link at the end? Måns Rullgård, in the comments: "Note that the frequencies above the gap are a mirror image of those below it with a slight downward slant. This is because the weak upsampling filter used by MQA lets these images through rather than suppress them as it ought to. Nothing above that gap actually existed in the recording. It is all fake. The 2L recording originally has a high sample rate, and MQA preserves it reasonably well up to 44.1 kHz. If you did a playback and (analogue) capture through a certified MQA DAC at 176.4 kHz (or higher), you'd see similar mirroring in the 44.1-88.2 kHz range."
  27. fantastic ...6 weeks is a long time . apparently sjs system was sounding good at carnage with some LV obx rw3 !
  28. I was pleased to get a shot of a Red Kite in front of something other than sky today - Red Kite by Keith M, on Flickr
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