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Camverton

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About Camverton

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    Wammer
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Personal Info

  • Location
    Herefordshire
  • Real Name
    Malcolm

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    In the garage!
  • Digital Source 1
    PC JRiver
  • Digital Source 2
    Oppo
  • DAC
    Chord 2Qute
  • Integrated Amp
    MBL C51, Hegel H360
  • Power Amp/s
    Quad 606 etc etc
  • My Speakers
    MBL126, BKS107, LS50
  • Headphones
    Stax, Sennheiser
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I was at the show a few years ago and it was great to put faeces to names. In those rumbustious days it was entertaining to find that so many wammers in person were, thankfully, not at all like their on screen personas!
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    Suze is a bit marmite, people either love it or more commonly hate it! As far as the French are concerned it is an aperitif but I also have it as a digestive which the French frown upon. Then again the Portuguese can’t understand why the English drink port as a digestif. Anyway, Suze is much mellower than Campari and can be enjoyed neat whereas you have to be hardcore into bitters to enjoy Campari neat. I do, as can be detected, ahem, from some of my posts!
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    Can I just say that I agree with everything you say; just taking precautions having seen your body . I reckon my body might compete with yours below the red floppy bit. Things are not so good above my floppy bit! Actually not so good up from just below my floppy bit . As for camverton, taken from my favourite tipple at the time, Campari, vermouth and tonic. These days it would just be camver or perhaps suz, from my latest favourite tipple Suze, the golden french bitter aperitif made from the roots of the gentian plant. Sadly difficult to obtain at a sensible price in this country.
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    John Darko appreciation thread

    Hmmm; this forum has a lot to answer for. Soooo, I thought I would try cycling around my listening room with that Queen track playing only to discover, when my cat dashed across my path, that my bicycle did not have a bell - neither were the brakes much cop. I always thought the cat’s tail was ostentatiously too long... . . . . . . . no pussy cats were harmed in the creation of this post
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    John Darko appreciation thread

    I don’t need to. I’ll just push my bicycle into my living room and ping its bell. Mind you the bell would sound better through my chord DAC but only if I can figure out which frequency gives the blue night with a gold halo...
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    John Darko appreciation thread

    There something in this computer noise worry. A few years ago I connected a Benchmark DAC to an intel nuc by USB. The noise was almost as loud as the music. I found two solutions that worked; firstly snipping the power leads in the USB cable so that only data leads were connected, and secondlyusing a linear power supply for the PC instead of the bundled SMPS. Since then I have always checked that any DAC I might be thinking of buying has a galvanic whatsit. In the above case the amount of noise was loud and obvious, but it does pose the question of if the noise wasn’t so loud and obvious might it have had a subtle, deleterious effect on the data without alerting the user to the need for remedial measures. question to Nick of 4legs. Would one of your ferrite cables been a third solution or are your products more for the final bit of cleaning once things are nearly OK? I did try a few sundry ferries that I had lying around but without noticeable success. As I say, the noise was very bad.
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    John Darko appreciation thread

    Water. Mine here comes out of hole in the ground on Duchy of Cornwall land. I just hope there’s no truth in the rumour that Prince Charles pops round every day to top it up .
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    John Darko appreciation thread

    Actually, it is a damn nuisance my favourite colour being red, that is the colour I want coming out of my chord DAC. This means that I have to resample everything to 44.1 thingywhatzits. Mind you, I am sure having a red light in my room increases the voluptuousness of the music more than having a few more bits floating around.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC vs Chord Qutest

    Interesting; I’m thinking of building my next pair of effects boxes out of Lego. An NOS dac might be just the way to get perfect synergy .
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    RME ADI-2 DAC vs Chord Qutest

    Funny old things DACS. Compare them one after the other and, to my ears, any differences in sound are often too close too call. Install them in a system and listen for as long as it takes to forget what is in the system, and some DACs make the system as a whole irritating whilst others don't. The Chord designer talks, IIRC, about timing. Maybe he is on to something. Certainly with a Chord 2Qute in the system I enjoy the music but with a benchmark DAC I get the feeling all is not quite right, however technically "perfect" it may be. The question for me is whether the 2Qute is as good as it gets or whether I would benefit from a Chord Qutest. For me double blind flip flopping is not the way to decide and any measurements have to be correlated to the way I perceive music reproduction. The trouble with conmparing hifi equipment is that so often it involves comparing sound, whereas what we need to do is to compare how the music sounds. To do that we have to rid our minds of the reproduction system.
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    CD mats- WTFoo?

    I read your post to my cat, who happened to be sitting on my lap, “don’t you bloody dare” he replied. Haven’t seen him since!
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    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    Know what you mean, but it hasn’t been all bad; we have had a lovely picture of a beautiful dog in this thread and there have been the odd “flashes” of humour. Much of this thread has been quite good fun; in between gardening (well more looking at weeds if truth be told), catching a cold, going for a cycle ride and stroking my pussy. I might even listen to a bit of the old music tonight.
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    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    -5dB at 20kHz? Outrageous, obviously an effects box. Who on earth would sell such stuff with a clear high fidelity conscience!
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    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    Thanks. You’ll be relieved to know that I don’t feel in the least bit bullied! I don’t, however, suffer fools or trolls gladly, even and especially when I see it in myself!!! Measurements are like statistics, useful tools but can be misused to prove anything by someone with an obssessive point to make. Measurements taken in my home are for my use and it is up to me to decide if they are used otherwise. To try and get those measurements behind my back, having been told that they are not available to him, is a disgrace. Can’t say that I’m surprised though...
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    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    Lee does not have measurements of my MBL speakers. I have made it clear that measurements taken in my home are not for your eyes. To attempt to get them from Lee is nothing short of shameful and puts him in a difficult position.