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About JTW

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  • Digital Source 1
    Yamaha R-N803D
  • Digital Source 2
    Chromecast Audio
  • Integrated Amp
    Yamaha R-N803D
  • My Speakers
    Spendor D7
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    Sennheiser HD 598
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. JTW

    Speakers for garage and for bedroom

    Just an idea for the garage, I use an old pair of speakers and sub (small) from an ancient Dell PC I once had, surprisingly OK!
  2. JTW

    Amp for MA Gold 300 series4?

    Why not unbox the Yamaha and try it out, I think you would be surprised at the quality offered.
  3. JTW

    Best app for Chromecast Audio

    Just looked it up, says it has an UPnP server. So you should be able to use BubbleUPnP on your android phone.
  4. JTW


    http://www.g4dcv.co.uk/ls35a/history.html may also be of interest
  5. JTW

    System for the ma-in-law

    I use two Onkyo minis of different vintages in secondary systems, both with monitor Audio Radius 90 speakers, not the last word in bass obviously but a lovely clear midrange and quite discreet. One has a Yamaha Musiccast WXAD10 feeding it with good results.
  6. JTW

    The Yamaha Owners Club

    Yamaha and Spendor work well for me.
  7. JTW

    Subwoofer blues.

    It wasn't a detectable voltage, my multimeter presumably isn't sensitive enough. What worried me was the neon glow from the screwdriver and the coincidence of the dead sub out channel on the Onkyo AV amp. I don't know if I dare connect it to my new amp! I'm not sure I follow you, do you mean recalibrate the system with low Sub gain? Would that stop it cutting out? The other possibility would be to change the crossover point upwards so it gets a more continuous signal, but I don't know if this AV amp can cater for that and I guess it might compromise the sound. I'll have a look. Cheers ian
  8. JTW

    Spendor D7

    Some prices here http://hifilounge.co.uk/spendor-d-range
  9. JTW

    Subwoofer blues.

    Thanks for the suggestion however the Q Acoustics sub has a 2 pin mains connector, no earth. I didn't in any case have an earthing issue when the problem first occurred, I tested with one of those plug testers that you insert in the sockets. Ian
  10. I use venerable KEF eggs in my 5.1 system. The original subwoofer, however, gave up the ghost years ago. I then bought a Monitor Audio 720 subwoofer as a replacement. Unfortunately this did not last long as its' noisy switching power supply made my then mains borne network unusable. So I bought a Q acoustics subwoofer which was fine. Then my AV amp (Onkyo)'s subwoofer channel died. The speaker afaik still worked fine as demonstrated by signal injection by human hand (50Hz mains via thumb). I don't know why but I touched the central connector on the RCA cable connected to the Q acoustics sub with a mains testing screwdriver and the neon light lit up, I was worried! My AV meter, however, showed no significant Volts or Amps. So should I have been worried? I rightly or wrongly thought that this might explain the demise of my Sub Out channel so, given that my network is now a proper ethernet one and no longer reliant on the mains, dug out the Monitor Audio once more. So this is where I am BUT the M.A.sub has circuitry that switches it off when it is "not needed" which is fine, except that when it comes on , it comes on with a thump!!! Does anyone know how to minimise this effect, either by optimising settings or some other defeat mechanism if you do please let me know. also if you can shed any light on the Q acoustics neon issue!! Thanks. Ian
  11. JTW

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    People who live in glass houses...
  12. JTW

    The Yamaha Owners Club

    Not sure to be honest, but I doubt it. The way I did it is just like the AV setup type, mic at the listening position then run the setup. What I have done is connected both sets of speaker terminals (A and B) to my main speakers then set room correction settings for each set. So set to A is my main listening position Setting B is corrected for a secondary position which I use at other times and is to one side A and B selected cuts out any correction. It also has tone controls, they work well. The manual is here https://europe.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/1/976631/web_AV16-0039_R-N803_R-N803D_om_G_En_A0.pdf
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    The Yamaha Owners Club

    I really can't fault it, it does everything it should well and sounds great with my speakers in my room. The app is very stable, not as flashy as some, has gapless playback, I really don't think it can be beaten in terms of value or sound quality. One aspect which I think is significant is the, admittedly basic, DSP based on their AV systems but really worthwhile. An unconditional recommendation from me! Go for it. PS mine's black not silver!
  14. JTW

    NAS me peeps!

    This just have me a panic attack just thinking about it. Get it backed up! Please! External HDDs are not expensive, especially compared to the effort of ring those CDs and given the ensuing stress. I'll try and relax now.
  15. JTW

    superfi gone under?

    I bought quite a lot of stuff from there, Cambridge amp, rega TT and a couple of arms, cartridges etc over the years. I lived on Smithdown when I was a student and used to gaze longingly and pointlessly at the gear in the shop. Subsequently when i started working and had some spare dosh that's where I went to spend it.