Boysey

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  1. Sorry the opposite! A great shame, I thought what yer got was pretty good. You sound very disappointed.[emoji33] However, if your looking for endgame stuff. Which doesn’t help your situation. Is “Pathos” 50 years of looking and listening.... happiness personified. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Hope this is in the right place! A long story but I'll try to keep it short. The Katana DAC... I have had the original Katana for about seven months and always thought it was pretty decent. Then a month or so ago, the DAC overheated (for no apparent reason) and destroyed the MC board / Opamp Board / isolator Board. Mainly to do with the 15v rail. (Or so I've been told). Anyway I thought.... Oh well that's it. But to my surprise, the support from Allo was excellent. A few rudimentary voltage tests confirmed it was knackered and Allo sent a brand new complete unit,(Free of Charge). Well.... I don't know what they have done (modifications and the such) but this really is a fantastic bit of kit... Comparable with my Myteck Brooklyn / Microrendu in every way, which is five times the price. This new versions really is chalk and cheese... The difference is a astonishing. All I can see is that the Isolator board is now version 1.3 but the other boards look the same but can't confirm either way. The DAC came with the SQ Opamp Board installed with an additional THD Board as a spare. All I can say, is this current version Katana is about as good as it gets.... Just Gobsmacked and possibly comparable with any high end DAC currently availible (at silly money). Hell knows what they have done for it to produce such a beautiful sound. Obviously, some modifications have taken place and I've yet to find out what they have done! You would not get this sort of service from many manufacturers that's for sure. A big "Thank you" Allo![emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] My kit:- Pathos InPower Mono's Pathos Incontroll preamp Pathos Inthergroove phono stage Myteck Brooklyn DAC Pathos Digit CD Denon DP80 / Dynavector 507 MkII / Benz SL Revolver Cygnus Speakers + some other bits
  3. There's something called Viny if you fancy that media. It's done it for me for the past 60+ years. I'm also into CD / Roon / Tidel / Qobus and anything else you fancy. Music has just got better in my lifetime. I have just realised I've got a first edition of the Dark side of the moon, (solid Blue triangle) £900 minimum..... Rock and roll!!!! mint!! Not for sale ever.... But!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Tears of laughter [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] what a knob[emoji736][emoji736] That’s made my day. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I am very sorry for my response, it was quite rude and not meant in the way it come over. For that please accept my apologies. I have spent many thousands of pounds with Mr Townshend over the 50 years, but now come to the end of my tether. Max is an incredibly talented individual but not the be all and end all of Turntable Design. This is what I have now......... God it's Beutiful. And blows any Townshend TT apart. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. No interest in the Rock anymore..... I have something much , much better. Sorry.... my forty years with Townshend had ended. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Hope this in the right place. This album has been sitting in the rack for the last 25 years (not played) although recorded some 50 years ago. (1968 for you oldies). Well, it’s on the TT Today. Cream - “Wheels of Fire” I’m totally astonished how good a recording it is. Not one pop, crackle, or blemish.... not to mention how well it’s recorded. This really is a classic album. Can’t remember it sounding this good on my kit of the day. (Gerrard 301 / Tresham Amps / Tannoy (something’s) can’t remember. For those who have not heard this album..... it’s a must!! Tracks like - White Room / Sitting on top of the World / Born under a Bad Sign, etc, etc ....... Classic. I’ve got vinyl less than a month old which is not recorded as good as this!! And has far more surface noise. Perhaps old plastic (Vinyl) was better [emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Fear not..... Roon will survive [emoji736][emoji736][emoji736] it's too good not to!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. No need for DEEP BLUE SUPERCOMPUTERS, just something simple... God bless[emoji41] simple ho bless[emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Gentlemen, I’ll try my best to explain. Roon relies on a device “End Point” specified by Roon. (Which there are many) However, it also works with any device / DAC / Streamer currently available, but not quite so good. (Hi-Fi wise). My current set up is via Roon Core via a Microsoft NUC / MicroRendu Bridge / Mytek Brooklyn DAC. Roon Server (The Interface) is via the IPad / IPhone or Microsoft Surface...... it really doesn’t matter, as it always plays via the Roon Core. “ You’re only using the interface as a an indexing device to select music.” Somewhat confusing I know, but that’s why Roon is so slick, as the the end point is always used as the connection to what your listening to. All the the other connections are important but inevitably immaterial. (but part of the chain). None of this is confusing, although it might seem so. It’s just logic!! And that’s why Roon sounds so consistent and so good! It really is quite simple but it just works without fault. Both the available hardware & software is tailored for all of us musical numpties. Fear Not[emoji736] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Nicely explained. [emoji736] Having looked at my library I currently have in excess of 6,000 albums + approx 2500 ripped CD’s. So.... for me a music education and well worth the money. With Roon, you learn soo much more about stuff you thought you didn’t like[emoji23] Worth every penny. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. So Insider 9.....yer like it[emoji7][emoji7][emoji7][emoji7] Are we the only two ?? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. As above (agree). However, there is a slightly different slant, which can make music the best possible experience. (I can hear some disagreeing already). Depending on your Roon interface (DAC / Steamer) Etc, Quality can be absolutely superb. That’s if you’re into MQA / High Res Playback and you believe what it’s capable of? Been with Roon now for a couple of years and would never look back..... others may disagree of course. Can be costly of course (Roon Subscription + Tidal or whatever you choose) but now only buying the black stuff when I hear something very special. Sorry... this is a bit of a Love / Hate subject...... me, I love it.! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. That’s jolly nice of you to think of saving me money [emoji106] Seriously though.... I’ve not worked it out accurately but I guess it’s well over a Kilowatt (on tick-over)[emoji1739] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Don’t take it to Heart GLB.... I get ridiculed all the time about speaker cable [emoji33] look.......... you ain’t happy, til you’re happy.... and that’s that. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk