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About ziggy

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    Junior Wammer
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    Clive Nurton

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  • Turn Table
    Rega Planar 3 Origin
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Denon DL - 110
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    NVA Phono 1
  • Digital Source 1
    Qobuz streams
  • Digital Source 2
    Ripped CDs
  • DAC
    Chord Qutest/microRe
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
    NVA P50 SA
  • Power Amp/s
    NVA A80 Mono blocks
  • My Speakers
    NVA Cube 1s
  • Headphones
    Grado SR 325e/Chord Mojo
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. ziggy

    Heavy metal, thrash

    Giving Tales of creation a play and liking it.
  2. ziggy

    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    I intend to check it out at a nearby dealer, but a final decision would be on how it sounds in my system in my room as is always the case, except with headphones. My system is transparant enough to show what it will do and the improvement would have to be major for me to part with that amount of cash.
  3. ziggy

    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    As a Qutest owner i am interested in the Mscaler. I am keeping an open mind and my ears will decide if it raises the bar and is worth buying or it is all marketing b*****. As the Mscaler is of limited appeal, only to those with a compatable Chord DAC, I suspect there marketing machine is targeted on other products. My ears tell a different story to the frequency response graph. In my room, with my speakers, there is a very noticable bass hump with the orange warm filter activated. The optimum sound is with the green filter. I find the white setting a bit bright.
  4. ziggy

    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    What free music file players?
  5. I am into metal and heavy rock and to my ears the improvement good digital brings over vinyl is most marked with this music. With something more mellow less so. But it is all subjective and each to his or her own. I can see why some people prefer vinyl, but with more aggressive genres it is with difficulty.
  6. I have had the Qutest for nearly a year and am very pleased with it. It works well in my system and sounds best with the roll off filter (green) activated. The sound does not lack any warmth. Another plus is the adjustable output. Although I have a passive pre amp i find that the lowest 1v setting works best. Because of the dual BNC input it is comparable with the Mscaler. This is something I would like to try out.
  7. ziggy

    HMV going into administration

    Shame, although a lot of their stuff is over priced I have picked up some bargain compilation CDs and books.
  8. ziggy

    Top 3 changes to your system in 2018

    1. Chord Outset DAC 2. NVA TSCS speaker cable 3. NVA Cube 1 speakers All three upgrades have made a significant improvement.
  9. ziggy

    Chord M Scaler question

    There is a lengthy Mscaler thread on HeadFi under high end components. Plenty of information in it.
  10. ziggy

    Bohemian Rhapsody Film

    Hardly ever go to the cinema but had to see this. The fact that Brian May and Roger Taylor were involved was the deciding factor. Thought it was brilliant. The inaccuracies added to the drama.
  11. Nothing in the last thirty years would make my top.twenty.
  12. ziggy

    DAC off: Audiolab, Bluesound, Chord, Focusrite

    A good write up. As a Qutest owner for nearly ten months I concur with the comments. In my system 1v is the optimum output. I have found that it is very responsive to higher sample rates and 192 can be quite outstanding. I would like to hear it with the Mscaler.
  13. ziggy

    Where's your sofa

    My speakers are next to the wall, toed in, and the sofa facing them is close to the opposite wall with a radiator behind. There is another sofa to one side with a window at the other. I do not have any problems, the speakers being semi omnidirectional being a plus point. The image does slightly improve with the curtains drawn, minimising reflections.