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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. Sorry to come in so late, also if I miss some important points in a very long thread but these are still available, brilliant imho ( I'm biased I have one and am very happy), Richer will let you return if you don't take to it. Ian
  2. I'm pretty sure i tried that, they were best, as i recall with tweeters on the outside, as i say, they were fine with orchestral music.
  3. I tried some of the smaller (0.7 someone mentioned earlier?) ones and they filled a large room with excellent sound with a 100 Watt amp (Audiolab) the only problem that I had was image scale. With orchestral music they were just fine, similarly with most rock music. However, with some singers, Leonard Cohen being the best example, the singer sounded massive , close your eyes and there was a giant Leonard Cohen in the room, very strange! So I didn't buy them, wife quite pleased but I sometimes wonder...
  4. Oh dear. First of all don't panic. are you sure it's not your drive that is the problem, strange that they should almost all be at fault. In my experience there is one major cause of CDs being unreadable and that is bronzing see - I experienced this with many Hyperion discs an Island disc by sandy denny but no DG. So, first of all have a look at the list of CDs on the link then try another drive for ripping. Good luck.
  5. 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!
  6. Why not unbox the Yamaha and try it out, I think you would be surprised at the quality offered.
  7. Just looked it up, says it has an UPnP server. So you should be able to use BubbleUPnP on your android phone.
  8. JTW

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  9. 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.
  10. Yamaha and Spendor work well for me.
  11. 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
  12. JTW

    Spendor D7

    Some prices here
  13. 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
  14. 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