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  1. HectorHughMunro

    Chromecast Audio Discontinued

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18178751/google-chromecast-audio-discontinued-sale Not good news. Other Chromecasts are still being sold but the end of devices with optical connections. This is a shame because this is one of the few recommendable streaming solutions currently in existence.
  2. The future of Class D in Hi-Fi is probably the move towards hybrid designs which combine Class A and Class D. DeVialet and Nuprime are cases in point. They have always a bit of a mixed bag. Some great, others really not. In portable Hi-Fi, they’re wonderful. You can get 24 hours out of a Bluetooth speaker now with pretty decent sound. As someone who travels a fair bit, that’s an important development.
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    Rogers LS5/8 Active speakers

    Rogers Studio 1 and 2 are underrated. Quite a few Spendor BC1 and SP1 were used domestically. There’s basically only one chap who does decent BC1 bass driver restorations - details to be found on the Yahoogroups Spendor group if he’s still operating. I prefer the BC1 to the SP1 but the SP1 are more accurate. SP1 are very robust. LS5/12 are interesting if you can find a good set. I haven’t owned a set but have heard them and they’re excellent.
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    Sainted Image by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Rogers LS5/8 Active speakers

    Good pairs of LS5/8 and 5/9 are like hens teeth. They were studio monitors and were caned. Spendor are a better bet as more were used domestically. I looked for years for a mint pair of 5/9 and never found a set. I don’t now believe that there are more than a couple in existence.
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    Towards Fishing Port by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Roof Of The World by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr Unfortunately the file above is too large a file to upload as a TIFF. The quality is much better than JPEG which is over-sharpened courtesy of Flickr.
  8. HectorHughMunro

    Streaming / Digital Advice

    Also, this for ripping your CDs https://www.dbpoweramp.com/ EAC is a free alternative but DBPoweramp reduces stress and both do multiple pass rips which retain quality.
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    Streaming / Digital Advice

    Another vote for Chromecast Audio plugged in to the Levinson. I struggle to think of anything else that is recommendable because it can get frustrating when it all goes wrong. Use one of the streaming services then see if that’s the route you really want to go. All of the big streaming services do free trials. Importantly, don’t throw away your CDs.
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    A7R3, 16-35 2.8, Snapseed.
  11. Working very slowly through a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare that I bought to celebrate redundancy. Johnnie Walker is a guilty pleasure for me as I am a Malt snob but this might be one of the best I’ve ever drunk. https://goo.gl/images/GB7xrK
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    Pete Mauney

    https://www.ninetyninenorth.com/5322665-airports#no1 https://petapixel.com/2019/01/03/photos-of-night-skies-full-of-airplane-light-trails/ In these, he is image stacking aircraft trails. A clever idea and one I would like to try if it weren’t quite so cold at the moment.
  13. HectorHughMunro

    best class d amp

    When these guys ran Nuforce, they produced some amazing Class D amps; https://nuprimeaudio.com/?v=79cba1185463
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    It's the same sensor in both, apparently. I'm doing some notes now.