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About Strider

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    Long gone
  • Digital Source 1
    RPi 3 and RoOn
  • Digital Source 2
    RPi 2 and whatever
  • DAC
    Audiophonics Kali
  • Integrated Amp
    Primare I30
  • My Speakers
    Proac studio140 mkll
  • Headphones
    AKG 550 REF
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Strider

    Doing time.

    How long have you been hanging around the tent? Were you dragged here screaming or bribed by an existing member?
  2. Strider

    Imaging vs sound staging...what's the difference

    Each to their own I suppose. I often wonder why people spend a fortune on equipment with bizarre names because they think it gives them kudos. For me it's not about some clinical excercise or a musical autopsy but finding enjoyment and often grinning because you've actually got just what you've always wanted.
  3. Strider

    Imaging vs sound staging...what's the difference

    I craved imaging and soundstage for years and spent a lot on different speakers and placement in the room. I played around with CD players, DACs, None did the trick but some came close, eventually I gave up and just enjoyed the music, after all that's what it's all about isn't it? i played around with Rpi and software as so many streamers are ridiculously priced and are basically a Pi in a fancy (some come in el-cheapo plastic but still cost hundreds, brilliant device with almost limitless fiddling. I bought an Audiophonics top hat DAC, fantastic. I then bought a pair of Proac Studio 140 II for a hugely reduced price, oh wow, there it was, a 3D image with width, depth and height. The sound just hangs in the air and to my ears there is solid placement of the musicians within the soundstage, a lot of bands I've seen live so I know where they stand on stage and this is recreated faithfully. I know I'll get shot down for the illusion aural illusion I get but I don't give a fig as it presses all my buttons!
  4. Strider

    Bottom Ported Speakers in a Flat?

    The majority of ProAc floorstander speakers are bottom ported..
  5. Not sure about the Allo, I fitted the Audiophonics AUDIOPHONICS DAC I-Sabre ES9038Q2M KALI EDITION Raspberry Pi / I2S & SPDIF / PCM DSD, the sound quality is stunning not just for the price but it is so good. I've got an Rpi 2 with the TXCO MK3 top hat and again the sound quality is superb, my son has stolen it to use in his system!
  6. Strider

    Cable Management Tweak - Salamander Synergy

    Accidental post.
  7. Strider

    Advice on AMP DAC for HD650 Cans

    How about something from the Fiio range? Very portable and excellent sound quality, I've got the Alpen E17 and it goes everywhere with me.
  8. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    That's her!!🤘Her voice was full of emotion and she had wonderful inflection and tone control. What a girl!
  9. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    No' Jess Glynnne sounds like a bleating goat. It was a rather rotund black girl. we've ID'd her now, thanks same!
  10. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    I think Jools is a very talented musician and a genuinely nice guy, unfortunately the genre and formulaic soul/jazz/swing doesn't belong on a new years eve program. More a kind of BBC 2, 3am broadcast fot those still using a VCR to record their favourite programs on. There was one girl with a stunning voice that gave me goosebumps, she was backed by the house band, can't remember her name. I know it wasn't the hollering, bellowing Ruby Turner! 😁
  11. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    I sympathize entirely, his ego is bigger than Jupiter and on to is that he's a narcissist..
  12. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    You forgot Van Morrison, the bloater cannot sing, at all. I had the displeasure to work with him once, a vile bully that relentlessly criticized the other musicians, shouted at stage crew and acted like a petulant child. Redeeming features? The hats he wears are quite cool...
  13. Strider

    Madness......on the BBC

    Hackneyed old pop band masquerading as a ska band. Over hyped and sadly still on staged. Mind you that Jools Holland thing was utter garbage for the 5th year in a row, screaming soul singers, self indulgent big band racket and mediocre pop drivel. Did it have Nyle Rogers on it playing the same riff he's got away with for the last forty years? #Worraloadofoldcrapagain.
  14. Strider

    WTD - Double width rack

    Soundstyle make a good and very affordable double width equipment support, have a look on eBay, I payed 60 quid for mine and it came with a free DVD rack!
  15. Strider

    Starting over

    Dang, their range of speakers are gorgeous!