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About meninblack

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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Palmer 3.0
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm3 / Io Gold
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    SF-Z/Grandinote
  • Digital Source 1
    dCS P8i Mk II
  • Digital Source 2
    SB Classic
  • DAC
    AN DAC 2.1x balanced
  • Integrated Amp
    Grandinote Shinai
  • My Speakers
    Tannoy Kensington SE
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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    What are you listening to right now?

    [/img Sophie Hunger - Molecules CD
  2. OK if I pop in? I am no distance away (High Wycombe)
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    What are you listening to right now?

    The National - I am Easy to Find CD
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima CD
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Honeyblood - In Plain Sight CD
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    Richer Sounds gives free shares to staff

    I have no idea what this means. English, please.
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    Sugden owners club

    It's light because it has a switching power supply - extremely unusual for class-A. Most amps with switching power supplies (Linn, Chord, Devialet) I detest with a vengeance. Has Sugden finally made one sound not awful? I had an IA4, wonder how they compare?
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    4k streaming

    Blue Planet II is available in 4k on bit-torrent sites. As far as I know it's not illegal to download BBC programmes if you have a TV licence.
  9. I am playing FLAC and mp3 files from my MacBook Pro 15" (2019) to my DAC. two routes: 1. Mac -> HDMI -> TV > optical out -> DAC 2. Mac -> USB -> Musical Fidelity V-Link (Mk I) -> optical out -> DAC Player is either VLC Media Player or iTunes: makes no difference Source material is 44.1 kHz/16-bit according to Mediainfo So various Computafool websites tell me that for best results I should output to the DAC without resampling, ie at 16/44. But I can't! I am using audio settings to select the output device, and Audio MIDI Setup to select the output format for each device. With the TV selected, I can choose 32/16, 44/16 or 48/16 32/16: sounds fine, but DAC shows 48 kHz input 44/16: the same 48/16: the same OK so maybe the TV always upsamples to 48 kHz With the V-link selected, I can choose 32/24, 44/24, 88/24 or 96/24 32/24: sounds terrible, loads of crackle, DAC shows 48 kHz input 44/24: the same 48/24: sounds fine, DAC shows 48 kHz input 88/24: sounds terrible, loads of crackle, DAC shows 96 kHz input 96/24: sounds fine, DAC shows 96 kHz input WTF is going on?!
  10. I've had a few. Currently this:
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    1 Metre pair of Atlas Titan Interconnects

    Fixt
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    The Dambuster anniversary

    If we had lost the war, we WOULD be celebrating the blitz. In German.
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    SOLD Rotel Michi RHB-10 RHC-10 RHQ-10

    Very nice. I used to have an RHB-10 and RHC-10 and it was a great-sounding combo. Much, much better than the four-box Cyrus set-up it replaced, and cheaper too.
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    Advice, do I go valve, or stay SS class A??

    I used to run an ia4 with Turnberrys. Good combo, but needed an hour or so to properly warm up. In the end I preferred a warmer valve sound, but I have now gone back to SS class A with a Grandinote Shinai. This is a superb amp, but costs about twice as much as an ia4.