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    I prefer electro
  1. Mission PCM7000 Laser

    I'd love to get my hands on the older DAD series from Mission - 14 bit 4 x OS - yeah!
  2. I'd love to see them do an integrated Yggy/preamp. If they did, I would be all over it to replace my Theta DSPre II.
  3. Improvement in items, particularly DACs

    I'm in a similar situation in that I prefer my 1991 issue multi-bit Theta DSPre II to more modern offerings I have had the opportunity to own and/or sample. Incidentally, this was designed by one of the people behind the Yggy the OP mentions above.
  4. Ahh, you beat me to it. Thanks for your tip though. I have a CCK (currently used between my iPhone and AQ Dragonfly Red DAC for portable use). I used this and then ran a standard USB to USB B cable to the uLink and BINGO - it lit up. So, after butchering an AQ Lightning cable today, I now need to discard it and buy another standard AQ USB cable - meh, it's only money!
  5. Hi guys. I’m trying to get digital out of my iPhone SE and convert this to optical to feed into a DAC/preamp I have. The DAC has optical only as it’s input so I can’t use USB or coax. I connected my iPhone to my W4S uLink which is in turn powered by a 5VDC bucky power supply. I get power on my phone and on the uLink (red optical output lights up on uLink) but, the uLink doesn’t recognize the Phone at all. Tidal doesn’t show the uLink as a connected device and the uLink’s “W” fails to light up. The W does light up when I plug it into my Mac Mini. Any ideas to help me out? Much appreciated in advance.
  6. FS: Bewitch Valve Amplifier KT88

    Owned one previously. A very nice amplifier.
  7. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    My father is "minding" my AC speakers for me long term. Mine are only stand mounters but they are about the nicest little speakers I have heard. And the finish...
  8. I use iPhone SE and Onkyo HF in my car when not listening to the radio. No more CDs
  9. I have a Mac/CA/NHT home theatre system in my lounge room for any offline media I have still saved away in CD books or iTunes. The new source I am looking for since the demise of my PC is for my music only system and so, will only be streaming. The Bluesound Node 2 and Auralic Aries Mini have been shortlisted as they rate well and are relatively affordable. However, the Moon MiND looks perfect if I can stretch my budget as it is purely a computer based streamer - no DAC, no amplifiers, no etc, and again, rates very highly in reviews. All these options allow control of Tidal via my phone and they all (Aries mini maybe not, I'd have to check) offer asynchronous coaxial digital output to allow direct connection to my DAC instead of my current reliance on a PUC2 to convert USB audio to SPDIF.
  10. Orrrrrr, I could use a Bluesound Node 2. Yep, been reading tonight and learning. This connects directly to my wifi router and is controlled by an iOS app on my phone. It has coaxial out so I can flick my Yellowtec PUC2 converter to simplify the signal path into my Theta DAC/Pre. Then, I think if I want to really make a go of it, there are other units from Naim, etc that are even better than any PC or Mac could ever hope to be. Hotdiggitty, there's a whole bunch of products that will render/stream from Tidal wirelessly that use an iOS app for control - Moon, Auralic, Naim, Linn, and so on and so on. I'm also thinking of having an additional phone line put into the house and using an ethernet connection to whatever new streamer I choose. Penny has dropped!
  11. It seems that all solutions so far involve having a computer which works. I'm after something to completely replace any pc or mac that will stream Tidal hi-if from my router via wifi. I don't mind using my iPhone to control it via matching app but the trouble is, most affordable options don't appear to do Tidal. So far, a used mac or, a NUC connected to my router and my monitor seems the simplest option while still performing well. Am I missing something?
  12. Yes, I did the whole process of elimination with multiple cables and computers and it's definitely the pc at fault. While another mini is an option, I definitely have not dismissed the other's suggestions.
  13. I agree and this is why I had thought a second mini would be fine. I don't like complexity. Stuff should just be easy to use. The PC boots up ok. It just has no video output. It might be cheap to fix but it's 10 years old and I have a feeling newer products may be superior. I saw it as an opportunity to "upgrade" perhaps.