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About michaelgb

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    kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Digital Source 1
    Pioneer PD-S703
  • DAC
    Jolida glass fx II
  • Integrated Amp
    Harman Kardon HK680
  • My Speakers
    Vandersteen 1C

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  1. michaelgb

    Bluetooth adapter for Jolida Dac ?

    Codec? is that something i need to select on windows ? Got the logitech, worked straight away and sounds good, another reason not to get my skinny ass off the couch. recommended.
  2. michaelgb

    Amp power switch problem

    Many thanks
  3. michaelgb

    Amp power switch problem

    Found this on a polish hifi forum, same amp, same problem . Looks like he fixed it by checking and re-soldering all the connections of the little black box pictured near the bottom of the thread. What is that black box, a relay ? https://www.elektroda.pl/rtvforum/topic2847698.html
  4. michaelgb

    Amp power switch problem

    Not sure if this is a sign of something serious or not , but on my Harmon Kardon intergrated amp (HK680) i have a problem with the power switch. Most of the time the on/off power switch works fine , i switch it on , hear a click sound, it powers on and sounds like it should, but sometimes i flip the switch, lights go on ok but i get no click sound and silence follows. When this happens i need to hit the button a number of times till the amp clicks on, Any ideas ? i hope shes not on the way out.
  5. michaelgb

    Bluetooth adapter for Jolida Dac ?

    Many thanks , that's just the info i'm looking for. The audioengine B1 device looks nice too and is apparently more suited to "Hi-Fi", still its Bluetooth all the same so i wonder how much better it actually is over the logitech.
  6. michaelgb

    Bluetooth adapter for Jolida Dac ?

    Sorry forget the Jolida, I should have googled before i asked the question, lazy ass i am. 3 hours of googling later and I'm looking for a bluetooth receiver, something like this that will go into my amp to let me stream audio from my windows laptop https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Bluetooth-Receiver-Audio-Adapter/dp/B00IJYG4FY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549845533&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+bluetooth+reciever Would the logitech be decent enough or does the sound quality suffer a lot ? The chromecast looks good too although its now discontinued by Google.
  7. Chaps, Is there such a bluetooth device that i can connect to my Jolida Dac which receive music from my laptop ?
  8. Just seen this, best used car site is probably donedeal.ie, haven't a clue regarding leasing options.
  9. I drive an old 2002 Diesel Peugeot partner van, no turbo, 160'000 miles on her, I do about 14'000 miles a year, its probably worth nothing at all in money terms. I use it to transport a drum kit to gigs a few days a week and it never has to carry a heavy load. I've replaced a fair few parts in recent years (bushings, disc breaks, fuel pump, exhaust, suspension springs etc etc) nothing really major but there's usually some part that needs replacing every once in a while. Shes driving good at the minute, starts on the button and purrs along nicely, but i have developed a bit of itch to change her, my dad thinks it must be uneconomical to drive an old van , it will need 2 new wishbone bushings and a patch on the exhaust probably soon this year, but my mechanic says its driving well otherwise. My budget at the moment is for a 2011/2012 van, many of them typically have around 80'000 miles on them. I'm guessing 80'000 miles is around the time when parts start to fail , so maybe i'd be better off keeping the old one for a while yet ? Ideas welcome
  10. michaelgb

    Cheapo Chinese DAC testing results...

    Jerry, have you tried using the DAC-01A as a pre-amp ?
  11. Sound on my thinkpad T530 with earbuds connected to the headphone out is really piss poor , However it sounds fairly good when running linux, Any ideas, could i install some drivers etc , software appears to be up to date , running windows 10
  12. michaelgb

    Kef reference 1 taking the piss!

    Stands, speakers, amp, graphic, lights .... all in one package, Steepletone are light years ahead of the game
  13. michaelgb

    More Bass ?

    these are great value, probably make your bass more something http://www.russandrews.com/eu/trifocalxl-speaker-cable-wbt-bananas-32659991010/
  14. michaelgb

    More Bass ?

    You want to stay with the proac sound or don't mind something else different ? I went from the proacs to vandersteen 1C's , completely different sound/presentation of course, voiced differently too, not as much treble detail as the proacs perhaps but I deffo prefer them, highly recommended, if you can get a pair 2nd hand they are great value. I always found the Proacs a little bit balanced in favour of treble with the bass a little recessed, although perhaps that was just down to what i had them partnered with or how i like to listen to music, usually moderate to low volume with the occasional blast.
  15. michaelgb

    More Bass ?

    If you can't play them loud I would change them for something else, I tried a sub with mine and in hindsight it was a pain in the ass adjusting the sub for every cd, you'll be happier with something else I think, great speaks though if you can give them some welly.