CONFIRMED DATES FOR SCALFORD - March 17th & 18th 2018


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About arturo

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  • Turn Table
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AS, Dyna XX2 II
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Whest 30RDT SE
  • Digital Source 1
    Auralic Aries Mini
  • DAC
    Primare dac30
  • Integrated Amp
    AMS 35i
  • My Speakers
    Epicon 6 / Rel 328
  1. I know what you mean. Measuring the measurements. And no, I haven't.
  2. Yes. NAD 3020 to MF A1 back in the day. Was it true class A? No matter, and I'm still stuck on that class A feeling.
  3. Option 2 seems safer.
  4. Bit late I know to pick up on this but as an owner of the AMS35i I can say it's the best amp I've owned or heard. Maybe it's the class A thing but I've never felt that "in the room" experience more than with this amp. Of course it gets well warm, and is beast to manoeuvre. My room is not so large and my speakers seem pretty efficient. Maybe it's a synergy thing. Truly bonkers was the AMS100, I wonder if they ever sold any, I believe they were manufactured to order.
  5. 5 years too late. Tidal at hifi quality streams perfectly via my phone to my car system. 20 gig a month for £15 with Virgin, I can't get close to using even half.
  6. Had to get cash up front I believe in later years after being ripped off in the past. Hear his licks all over the place. Just as an aside, who has heard of Link Ray, a real unknown influence on many guitarists, just as much as Chuck?
  7. Dbpoweramp works. Use MP3Tag to fix tags, it's free.
  8. IME streaming is simple & allows access to thousands of albums I don't own. Maybe just slightly more complex than sticking a cd into a slot, to get running, but then so much easier to manage everything from a tablet with simple, easy software interface. I don't care about the technical aspects as so eruditely explained by others in this thread. I don't care about MQA any more. I don't care about hires masters, they don't sound any better than equivalent cd standard. I do care about music, about getting a result that could be in the room with me, but I know that mastering determines initially how the music sounds when it gets to my speakers. As an aside, as a passionate tango dancer I am intrigued to see that Astor Piazzolla's music has been chosen for the first MQA cd. Much of his music is complex, and although much is recorded long ago, it still reverberates with power, finesse, rhythm, beat, soaring melody. Often a challenge to interprate on the dance floor, but beautiful. Listen to "Oblivion" to get a flavour.
  9. Yes to this. 1 box.
  10. Swapped from Vodaphone, £40/month, 4gb data, to Virgin, £15/month, 20gb data. Streaming Tidal via Bluetooth hifi quality in the car, hardly dents the data quota. Any album/artist I'd ever want, all available 24/7, pretty much anywhere. Goodbye iPod, goodbye CDs goodbye memory card. Happy bunny.
  11. How your files will be displayed in car depends to an extent on tagging accuarcy/completeness. In my Skoda Octavia III the root folders are by artist, which is not ideal. Hope you get it working.
  12. How did you get Tidal desktop on a tablet? I can access it on my laptop but the not on iPad.
  13. Want to listen to hi res flac masters on Tidal but not via the desktop version? Use it to make a playlist of any master album, save it then play the playlist via the app version, or in my case DS Lightning to my Aries Mini. No difference in what comes out of the speakers but it is 48khz 24 bit, so it must be good. . .
  14. Think I'll wait for Auralic to come up with a software fiddle to "unfold" these files. Not holding my breath though, just seems another way to kid us gullible peeps into "investing" in more hardware, for what I am guessing is no actual audible benefit. Or maybe they've added an expander filter to make the music initially sound more open & expansive. Surely not.
  15. Playing "A Case Of You", a track I know so well, from "Blue". V1 is rip of the original cd, goes Aries Mini hd to Primare dac via USB. V2 goes laptop Tidal Masters, m2tech highface2 to coax in Primare dac So I just swap inputs from the front of the dac. Sound the same to me, except the Masters version is quieter. Not worth the bother of faffing around. YMMV of course.