norliss

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About norliss

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  • Location
    Cardiff

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Kenwood KP-1100
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Kenwood & AT33PTG/II
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    in-built in amp
  • Digital Source 1
    Logitech SB Touch
  • Digital Source 2
    Pioneer BDP-450
  • DAC
    Chord Qutest
  • Integrated Amp
    Yamaha A-S1100
  • My Speakers
    PMC GB1i
  • Headphones
    Multiple
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Didn't they name themselves after the Steely Dan song or was it something else?
  2. A superb, solidly-built digital to analogue converter with remote control, including the following inputs: USB (type I&II switchable) Coaxial (x2) Optical (x2) iPod USB and even a digital (coaxial) output! The unit is in excellent condition and includes remote, PSU, a variety of cables and original packaging. Looking for £170
  3. Having a bit of a re-jig with gear and am looking for a small form-factor DAC. I'm considering either one of these (in black) or a new SMSL M100/Sanskrit 10th. So what y'all got...? I'm likely to be putting my Arcam irDAC up for sale soon so would consider a part-exchange were anyone looking to upgrade...
  4. "I'd buy this if you lived on my street but you live xx miles away and I don't drive" (and even if they did, they still wouldn't).
  5. norliss

    Chord Qutest Dac

    What's made you want to sell, if you don't mind me asking?
  6. norliss

    Dual 5v PSU?

    Thanks for this considered reply. My thinking was that I could potentially kill two birds with one stone, but given what you've said there's no point, really!
  7. norliss

    Dual 5v PSU?

    I am (but probably shouldn't be!) considering getting a Chord Qutest DAC to use in conjunction with a Squeezebox Touch (currently using the stock PSU). I gather they both run on 5v albeit the Qutest is USB. From what I've read, the jury seems to be out on the value of using a different PSU with the Qutest although it would be quite nice to cut down on the plug count so I wondered whether there were any good but not-too-expensive dual 5v PSUs out there that would fit the bill? From a quick search I've seen that Teddy Pardo does one but it's $550 which is a bit rich for my blood. Any other options? Edit: I appreciate that the SBT is 5v 3A whilst the Qutest is USB standard 5v 2A which possibly complicates matters...?
  8. I can't offer any opinion from experience but I love vintage Japanese DD turntables and am a bit of a Yamaha fanboy to boot! It looks a beaut of a deck
  9. Hi, I was talking about the NP-S303. I've been using my SBT with Roon for a month now.
  10. I've been using a Squeezebox Touch since 2011 and have been eyeing up potential replacements. However, having now got a Roon lifetime membership I'd be looking for any future device to be Roon ready which unfortunately it isn't (nor is seemingly anything made by any of the traditional big Japanese CE manufacturers for that matter). Also a shame it doesn't have a USB output. Were it not for those things, this would probably be perfect for me.
  11. Spotify Premium is actually 320 kbps Vorbis.
  12. Thanks for your replies! I've since established that it does do 176.4mHz (albeit only via the USB inputs) and does support DSD over PCM aka DoP. It would seem to be great for the money however truth be told I wasn't really in the market for a DAC: I got interested in this primarily because of the price. I don't really need another DAC right now (not that this hobby is ever really based on need!) so can't really justify it, especially given other expenditure/ things competing for my money. With respect to HiFi specifically, I should probably prioritise other things first (i.e. some room treatment) before upgrading any kit...
  13. I don't already have the DAC but I'm considering buying it. I can't feed it direct DSD because my Logitech Squeezebox Touch isn't capable of this.
  14. Thanks, although this is a DSD DAC - just haven't been able to establish if it can handle DoP.
  15. Also wondering if this supports DoP i.e. DSD over PCM...