dudywoxer

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About dudywoxer

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  • Location
    sunny scunny
  • Real Name
    colin

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rega p9
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rb 1000 + AT33PTGIII
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Ios
  • Digital Source 1
    Saturn-r
  • Digital Source 2
    Sb touch
  • DAC
    Rega
  • Integrated Amp
    Elicit-r or Trilogy
  • My Speakers
    spendor a6
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. dudywoxer

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Better replay in my system is either more enjoyable to my ears, or a more useful feature set. I don't care if my ears are trained or not. The only thing that matters is they are pleased. It's helpful if you can tell what it a speaker issue, or a room node. What is a tracing error on a deck, or just a lousy recording, but that is more knowing your system/room than training. I would think to all of us some stuff just sounds right, some wrong, and in the middle is a large swathe of acceptable. Providing you stick with your right, little else matters.
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    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    if you have to know how to listen, and what to listen for, then I would suggest there is far to much time being spent listening to the system, and not enough enjoying the music. I am increasingly pleased we have a music replay system, rather than a hifi.
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    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    The measurements mean they do and will sound the same brigade are no better or worse than the subjective crowds night and day differences. In real terms, most of the time both camps are wrong. There are differences between most things, usually subtle, mostly minor, and in virtually all cases nowhere near justification of the additional financial outlay involved.
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    Upgrade opinion / Advice

    If it is the source, (is the source the vortex or the steamer) or dac why would it improve when the network was taken out of the equation?
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    Upgrade opinion / Advice

    did you copy the files from the Vortex box to the USB stick, or did you re rip them? If you copied them, then check the settings on the NAS, if you re ripped them, copy the new rips to the nas and see what the results are.
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    New Cartridge suggestion for Rega RP8 (RB808 arm)

    The dynavector is a really good sounding cart, I currently have one on a P3, on my main deck (P9) I have a audio technica at33tpgii, which on balance I prefer to the dynavector. I find it a better balanced cart than the OC9. The Nag 500 may well suit if you are looking for warmer sound from vinyl. I am looking around for a new cart at the moment, and am torn between staying with a new 33, an AT Art 9, or just possible a Rega apheta 2. Generally speaking I prefer the results from a ''fine line'' stylus rather than elliptical, or even shibata.
  7. dudywoxer

    Next show - Ideas for 'the challenge(s)'

    Bloody hell fella's, packing a system into a car, reassembling it in working order is a big enough challenge for most of us.
  8. dudywoxer

    Impedance 4 / 6 /8 ohm question ?

    Very few speakers stick at the quoted ohms, and the impedance varies across the range. Some speakers remain comparatively benign across the range, and don't cause any problems, others present a nasty load. The same applies to amps, some seem to be able to drive anything, while others put their tails between their legs and run away at the first sign of a nasty load. I have not the first idea if any measurement can guide you. I have found it to be a suck it and see thing.
  9. Having your house invaded by a bunch of wammers, they will come, in your case bearing amplifiers, speakers, cake and biscuits, and normally a sense of fun and enjoyment. In return you offer hospitality, and tea, coffee, even food. You get to hear stuff in your system, music that in many cases is just unbelievable, and the piss royaly extracted.
  10. dudywoxer

    Newbies at Kegworth 2019

    It's not the worlds best hotel, but then they would not have the wam show, so it's hardly relevant. They tolerate us and what we do, in return we tolerate their little idiosyncrasies . Not sure what exactly people want for a £15 entrance fee. I enjoyed the show, coffee was nearly drinkable, parking was OK, easy access within the hotel, what else is needed.
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    Wam show 2019 photos

    Don't want to damn with faint praise
  12. dudywoxer

    Wam show 2019 photos

    Just got home, my thanks go to all the exhibitors for going to the trouble . Most rooms sounded fine, especially given the footprint they are working with. It could be me , but most of the better sounding rooms seemed to have a helping of DIY kit involved.
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    Advice on streamers via external DAC

    One side of the argument says if the bits arrive at the DAC properly it's job done, the other side point out the improvement in sound quality. As I have yet to hear improvement, rather than very minor differences I think I will stick with the bits are bits argument. I would spend a few Bob more to get something with a bit more appeal in the looks department than a Chromecast, but it would be ease of use and vanity rather than sound quality.
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    WTD - Something Solid EXR & Rega CDP

    You have a pm
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    Food at Kegworth

    Be going to maccy d for lunch then