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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 BooHooHoo » 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 BooHooHoo » 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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Re: audiophiles

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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Re: audiophiles

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

goat boy wrote:For so long now Matt has BCB defined himself as being in opposition to Coan. He’s the Batman to their Joker but they can't deal with Batman ditching the gothic gloom of Gotham for Paris in the spring.

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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 BooHooHoo » 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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Re: audiophiles

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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