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About wadsy

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  • Digital Source 1
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    Neat Iota Alpha
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Thanks for the replies. - 20db may actually be better Cheers
  2. Sort of, under £35 really as I can get new Rothwells for that. So, I thought some secondhand ones would do if any are available. I recently bought some s/h -10db ones for £25. Cheers
  3. I've tried some -10db attenuators, which have helped, but think I need more, so will have to try some -15 ones I reckon! Cheers
  4. I play the CXN through the CD player as I prefer the sound output of the CD DAC rather than the CXN DAC.
  5. Thanks for the suggestion I've had look for info. on this and the Cambridge Audio website gives the following... "How do I change the volume of the CXN? To adjust the volume of the CXN, Digital Pre-amp Mode needs to be enabled within your units settings. This feature will then apply to the analogue outputs of the unit only. This is because the amplification occurs after the DAC within the units circuitry. To enable Digital Pre-amp Mode on the CXN please navigate to Settings > Audio > Digital Pre-amp Mode. Once enabled, you will be able to control the volume of the unit and in turn, your entire system via the control know on the front of the unit, the remote or the Cambridge Connect app. Please note, the muting function of your mobile device may also mute the CXN." So, looks like that won't work as I'm using the digital output to go to my CD player then to the amp. Cheers
  6. Makes no sense to me; why have an input labelled for CD that doesn't seem compatible with CD??? Having said that, I've tried all the other inputs and, with a very unscientific method (db app on phone) they all give out roughly 66db with the volume at 2 on the scale. Looks like I'll have to try some attenuators!
  7. Interesting, thanks. Seems odd that it has a specifically labelled CD input. Was there info. on their website that would suggest that another input (tuner/tape etc) would be more suitable?
  8. I may well take you up on your offer thanks I'll try the different inputs first though then get back to you if I may. Re: the Alpha's, I like them; really impressed with the sound from such a small box
  9. A friend had suggested attenuators would sort it out, but after some reading I got the impression that they would have an affect on the sound?
  10. I haven't tried another input, just plugged into the CD input. Would you suggest trying the phono input?
  11. Further to my previous "which amp" threads!... I eventually bought myself a Unison Research Unico Primo to add to my AA Maestro CD player, Neat Iota Alpha speakers and CXN which plays through the CD player. Set it up today and it sounds good, but it's very loud, there's a real "SPL" to the sound, even at low volume. At 1 on the scale, the amp is perfectly audible, but at 2 it's loud and 3 is probably too loud! Now, I'm assuming I've made some sort of school-boy error here with amp/speaker miss-matching? The amp is rated at 80w into 8ohms and my speakers are 4ohm. So, does that mean the speakers are getting 160w? Can anyone please advise me!....have I, through lack of knowledge 'cocked-up' and need a different amp or...??? Many thanks for any guidance
  12. Thanks for all the replies chaps Now sorted!...playing the CXN through my CD player Cheers
  13. My plan is to use the streamer/network player to play FLAC files from my PC (via ethernet) for the convenience and ease of access to my CD 'library' via a tablet, so I wouldn't have to use the CD player, hence wanting it to sound similar/as good. Yes, I'll do that. Hopefully it'll work and give me a similar sound - just need to get a coaxial cable! Cheers