Dave S

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About Dave S

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    Shrewsbury, UK

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  • Digital Source 1
    Simaudio Moon 260D
  • Digital Source 2
    Cyrus CDXT SE2
  • DAC
    Cyrus Dacmaster
  • Integrated Amp
    Naim SUPERNAIT 2
  • My Speakers
    AE Reference 1
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Dave S

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

    You can EQ the highs back in for the slow filter and 44.1kHz material:- B5 G +4.0 F 16.5k Q 2.1 Shelf EQ for 48.0kHz material and above:- B5 G +2.5 F 16.3k Q 1.7 Shelf
  2. Dave S

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

    Now if you really want to see what the RME can do use HQPlayer to up sample your files to DSD and put the DAC into DSD direct mode!
  3. Dave S

    Interconnect Surprise

    Wrong! But if that's what you believe then good luck to you!
  4. Dave S

    Interconnect Surprise

    Over the years the biggest thing I have found with cables that make a difference to sound quality is the shielding, I always look for cables with foil+braid or double braid shielding, I would never use an interconnect with only single braid or just foil... This is even more important if your interconnects cross your power cables...
  5. Dave S

    DAC off: Audiolab, Bluesound, Chord, Focusrite

    Yep, I have just picked up an old Cyrus Dacmaster from the mid 90's with the AD1862N R2R dac chip and must say it sounds excellent. Very different from the PCM1795 in my CD transport, at the moment I think I prefer the old Multibit chip! I think I need to look into more modern R2R DAC's!...
  6. Dave S

    DAC off: Audiolab, Bluesound, Chord, Focusrite

    These were my best settings:- DA Filter: SD Slow Ref Level: +7 dBu Vol: 0.0 dB Auto Ref Level: Off Unfortunately I had to return my RME DAC as it had a ground loop issue manifesting itself as a buzzing in my speakers.
  7. Dave S

    DAC off: Audiolab, Bluesound, Chord, Focusrite

    Great write up, just a pity you did not have an RME ADI-2 DAC to try...
  8. Dave S

    Searching for new dac...

    You can get great DAC's for under £1k these days. The RME ADI-2 DAC may be worth a listen. Find a good dealer and see what works in your system.
  9. Dave S

    Marantz CD6005 versus Cambridge cxc

    Have a look for a second hand Cyrus CD Transport (CDXT SE2) rather than a CXC, I found the CXC no better than a normal cd player. Incidentally I have just picked up a CDXT SE2 for £250 for use in another system, and it actually sounds better than my Simaudio Moon 260D CD transport!
  10. Dave S


    Speak to these guys and they will advise what you need:- https://airlinktransformers.com/category/standard-balanced-power-supply Also try loosening the bolt that hold the transformer to the chassis, only about 1/4 turn will be needed...
  11. Dave S


    I bet it's your mains voltage as previously advised, get a reading and purchase a balanced powder supply with the relevant taps to get it down to around 230v...
  12. Dave S

    FM Tuner, where next?

    Well it's not cost me anything, back into the loft for the T32!
  13. Dave S

    FM Tuner, where next?

    Yep. no luck... DAB is quite good on this unit...