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  • Digital Source 1
    Tidal, Volumio
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    RPi Allo Signiture
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    Chord Hugo 2
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    Quad 405-2
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    Quad ESL63
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  1. aggers

    Bake off March 23rd in TN8

    Great pictures, thanks. Can I please add that it was a very enjoyable 1st bake off for me. It was great to put a face to many wammers and good to catch up again with other Keggies. Many thanks to Graham and Mrs O for the splendid hospitality and I, yes, I did enjoy the Victoria sponge. I'm going to think carefully about room EQ, and so thanks to Graham for the chat about MiniDSP and all manor of other stuff. Hope to see you all again soon. Ian Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Thanks Fred, I'll certainly talk to Eddie when I start the sub project. I have a Genelec sub that I picked up at an auction which I may use. It's well thought of in the pro audio field but possibly not a common name on this forum. I'll look at some sort of active filter in coming weeks. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    I think that speaker position in the room has been largely forgotten with the availability of much more affordable DSP and the idea that the DSP can "fix" the problem. Although its time consuming to move the listening chair and speakers about, IMO its a better way to compensate for room acoustics by not putting your ears or the speakers in a poor location in the first place. After all, it's physics why certain frequencies are boosted or reduced around the room and IMO DSP should be used (sparingly) only afterwards. I'm only talking about DSP in your listening room of course; professional sound engineers have to use DSP to compensate the venue as they can't move anything and need to get set up quickly.
  4. aggers

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Hi Fred. It sounds like a very interesting subject that you have chosen for your PhD with implications for the hifi world as well of course. I'm convinced that if a clock is unstable in part of the system then no matter what further processing or better quality equipment is later used, the damage to the digital audio is done and can't be recovered. I was impressed with the jitter figures for the Allo which is one reason why I chose it. I wish you all the best for such an interesting project. As regards about overdriving the ESLs, I'm considering a sub woofer project with them which should take some of the low end power away. That's for a future Kegworth! Ian
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    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Hi, and thanks again for room sitting and giving me a little time to get away from my room to see some of the rest of the show. In my opinion, I'm pleased to say that there are may different ways now for streaming audio. I'm glad that you liked my set up and it gave you some ideas for your system. BTW, what is your PhD on? Cheers Ian Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Hi. I had a RPi system at Kegworth. I bought the Allo Digione which has SPDIF output about 2 months ago- I use a separate DAC. The Allo runs from 4 LIFEPO rechargable batteries which will last for about 4 days although I guess that a backup phone battery would work as well The RPi uses a cheap 3A wall wart. I use Volumio UI which can access: my 10000 or so files on a QNAP NAS a USB of FLAC files plugged direct into the RPi that I had in case the 4G router failed during the show day. Qobuz on the home page- (€2.99/ month for the integration) . I have Tidal as well on a free trail but I prefer Qobuz. Radio Paradise. All these sources can be selected from the home page which makes the layout simple. I use a wired ethernet connection from the router for the digital audio but control is wireless. I'm new to streaming but I like Volumio- there are other interfaces out there, but I've not tried them. The system was pretty solid over the 7 or so hours but did stutter a couple of times which may have been the streaming. The hardware is well built but isn't the cheapest; it has a very clean sound IMO. Good luck with your build and I hope that this helps.
  7. aggers

    Wam show 2019 photos

    A few pics from room 103 today. Thanks to everyone who listened to my system and music choice and enjoyed it. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Kegworth Show - Bring And Buy Sale

    Linn Speakers: Reduced! I'll accept any (reasonable) offer as I don't want to bring them home. Thanks Ian Room 103 07763 598533 Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Pleased to hear that you've fixed the fault and are open for wammers Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. aggers

    Bake off March 23rd in TN8

    Thanks GTO. See you then. Looking forward to my first bake off. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    I've only just seen your post, so sorry if it's too late. I have 2 soldering irons and misc tools and general maintenance stuff if it may help. I'm in room 103. Ian Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. aggers

    Room sitting requests/offers

    Many thanks moo-fi. Hope to catch up with you soon Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. aggers

    Newbies at Kegworth 2019

    Thanks for thread
  14. aggers

    Room sitting requests/offers

    Hi moo-fi. I'd be grateful if you could room sit for me over lunch or in the afternoon. I'm in room 103, so perhaps we can work out what works for you when I get there on Saturday. Thanks Ian
  15. aggers

    Newbies at Kegworth 2019

    Thanks- I didn't see it before I'll check it out