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Re: audiophiles

Postby Hugh » 10 May 2018, 22:41

Knowing how much money you have to spend helps inform decisions about how best to spend it and what you can buy at that price.

If you have, for example, £150 to spend, I’d suggest that you would get more benefit from a DAC than a new CD player (assuming your CD player has a digital output to connect a DAC to).

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Re: audiophiles

Postby Earl E. Eel » 10 May 2018, 22:49

sloopjohnc wrote:
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jimboo wrote:Source first , always. I would change the speakers next as they are awful.


They were top of the range in 1996! :cry:


Yeah, but so were you.


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Not bad, for you.
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Re: audiophiles

Postby Earl E. Eel » 10 May 2018, 22:49

Hugh wrote:Knowing how much money you have to spend helps inform decisions about how best to spend it and what you can buy at that price.

If you have, for example, £150 to spend, I’d suggest that you would get more benefit from a DAC than a new CD player (assuming your CD player has a digital output to connect a DAC to).


OK - thanks. I'll look into it.
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Re: audiophiles

Postby Hugh » 10 May 2018, 22:57

At around that price I’d recommend the Cambridge Audio DACMagic shown here at £169

https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/separates/dacs.html

If you can spend more then there are other options that will provide bigger improvements.

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Re: audiophiles

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 May 2018, 23:45

I forgot about this thread, but then I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday either. Did Paul really say he spend eleven grand on a new rig? Now I'll never be king of BCB! And is John upgrading his system at the same time? No, I want all the spotlight on me!!
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Postby Matt Wilson » 10 May 2018, 23:49

I got this the other day. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XY ... UTF8&psc=1
But I've got no speakers to plug into it. For that reason I haven't even attempted to hook it up.
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Postby Graham Murakami » 12 May 2018, 22:00

Wrong thread - sorry - so I deleted.

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Re: audiophiles

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 May 2018, 22:57

Just sent the Denon receiver back. I ordered a Marantz receiver. I’ll tell you guys the specs when I get it.
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Re: audiophiles

Postby Muskrat » 12 May 2018, 23:01

why?
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Re: audiophiles

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 May 2018, 01:23

Coan wrote:'Vertigo' is one of the best things U2 have ever done, one of a handful of occasions where they get it just right. That bit near the end where the song lifts off? You don't get that with The Allman Brothers.

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Re: audiophiles

Postby Hugh » 13 May 2018, 09:48

I had one of these on loan recently. Sounded absolutely wonderful and looks beautiful too.

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Re: audiophiles

Postby Earl E. Eel » 13 May 2018, 09:53

I'm just going to get some new speakers. Fuck all this jargon and high-end shit!
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Postby Hugh » 13 May 2018, 10:05

BOLLY BEE wrote:I'm just going to get some new speakers. Fuck all this jargon and high-end shit!


Yeah, fuck it. It’s only music, it doesn’t matter what it actually sounds like :)

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Re: audiophiles

Postby The Fish » 13 May 2018, 18:57

Matt Wilson wrote: Did Paul really say he spend eleven grand on a new rig? Now I'll never be king of BCB!!


Only in dollars though Matt. A thoroughly reasonable 8 grand in pounds. Hey it's only money. Haven't got round to playing the White Album on it yet though ;)
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Re: audiophiles

Postby Muskrat » 14 May 2018, 03:41

Hugh wrote:I had one of these on loan recently. Sounded absolutely wonderful and looks beautiful too.

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And it'll run virtually forever on a mere speck of dilithium crystal.
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