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  1. How to calibrate a Sony TV KD-49X 7500F for best picture quality ?
  2. Xiaomi Mi Piston V2 In-Ear Headphones - Award winning in ear monitors at bargain price Sennheiser HD25SP I’d recommend is to get the HD25 velour pads as it’ll give more treble as well as helping the phone to sound more open Ultrasone HFI-2200
  3. Success I was suspicious of some new security software I was trying It was an anti-RansomeWare in a Beta version So I uninstalled it and did a restart on the computer Then in case that beta software had damaged Logitech Media Server I downloaded and re-installed Logitech Media Server No joy on the Squeezebox Touch so I did a factory reset on the Squeezebox Touch Now it found the wireless and I had the option of setting up the Wi-Fi and installing the password Music and radio streaming are working again on the Squeezebox Touch, you can probably hear American Songbook playing in the background ! Many thanks for all your advice and enthusiasm it helped encourage me to keep trying Quelch
  4. Yes thanks everyone, I tried everything suggested The Squeezebox no longer gives the option of Wi-Fi I'll keep playing with it to see if I can resurrect it I’ll have a squiz at the BlueSound Node and Auralic Aries Mini The missies will want her streaming music back; she’s an artist and has it playing when she is painting More importantly she has it playing while she is cooking !
  5. Yes thanks joz Tried everything It works OK on Ethernet but not Wi-Fi Frustrating because we've got used to it for six years, used it nearly everyday and really miss it Quelch
  6. No Kaynin, have not and Wi-Fi connected iPad and Samsung tablet still work happily Thanks for the quick response I'm trying to work out how to use the iPad for streaming music as a temporary fix My internet provider is Internode and we have free internet radio streamin through them, well not free but included in the monthly deal The iPad will never be as convenient as the Squeezebox Touch
  7. Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi stopped working, it's been reliable for the last six years We've always used it to stream music from internet radio, now we feel bereft ! I connected it to Ethernet cable and it worked on that but the modem is too far away to use Ethernet It will still play stored music, card or USB stick but that's a secondary function it's streaming music over Wi-Fi that is it's main function and that has stopped Any ideas how to fix it or if it can be fixed ? Alternatively Any ideas what to replace it with ?
  8. I too, couldn't take to Blood Father, I didn't even last as long as you, as my neice would say 'BOOORING' Never heard of 'The Great Wall' I'll see if I can find it
  9. Thanks Metamatic, I’ve got: Apocalypse Extinction Afterlife Damnation Retribution The Final Chapter Is that the right order ? The Final Chapter is high definition but the rest are standard definition Standard definition should be OK on a 42 inch TV Quelch
  10. Hi Metamatic, I've never seen any of the Resident Evil movies How many are there ? Which one would you recommend I start with ? Quelch
  11. Xiaomi Piston 2.1. Big Performance For Only $25 outstanding budget headphones Astounding Headphones With An Irresistible Sleek Design - Your Ears Won't Believe What They're Hearing (And Your Eyes Won't Believe The Price) I've had a pair of these for a couple of years, they were a bargain Use them with my hi-fi gear and my computer sound, Schitt Fulla headphone amplifier and DAC Use them in preference to my Sennheiser and Ultrasone headphones Recently bought my first Smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro The sound quality from this combination is surprisingly high end
  12. I've put my CD's onto memory cards to play though Squeezebox Touch I now need a device to play music from the memory cards in another location Played through good quality amp and speakers Would prefer a device that plays lossless formats but MP3 playback will have to do if that is all that is available If someone would be able to suggest such a device
  13. Thanks for the quick response The Samsung would be ideal Friend recommended a Bauhn 32" from Aldi for $200- Is anything known about these, are they reasonable for the money ?
  14. I have a Topping TP20-MARK2 mini amplfier May be suitable for anyone looking for an amplifier for home use, not suitable for commercial use in my opinion The TP20-MARK2 is the model without the headphone socket Excellent sound, excellent price, about $A87- Currently playing music from my computer into a pair of Mission Cyrus desktop speakers Have used it in my hi-fi system playing CD's and have used it plauing from my Nexus 7 into small speakers, the smallest hi-fi system I've ever had Highly recommended For the price everyone should have one !
  15. Looking for a cost effective (nice way of saying as cheap as possible) 32" TV that will play video from a USB stick Don't need anything special, it's for the bedroom I've posted a request for a dumb TV in the smart TV forum, is there anywhere else I should have posted it ?
  16. Thanks for all the input and advice Bought the: TOPPING TP-20 (Mark-II) 2×23W 4Ω / 2×13W 8Ω Class-T TA-2020 Hi-Fi Amplifier Amplifier only no DAC AU $87.98 including shipping Very impressed at the quality of the sound and the build Fast delivery eBay seller was tool nerd Now considering Topping DAC D3 or other DAC in that price range about $200- All my music is lossless (flac) I can easily discern the loss in quality from lossless to mp3 So I expect my hearing is good enough to be able to hear sound quality improvements using an external DAC
  17. Welcome to the forum I've been building my own speakers for many years, built a pair of horns once, two straight sides and two curved sides The sound was impressive but with a lot of coloration (notice the American spelling) made me realise that horn design is more complex than I'd thought Would be interested in seeing your designs should you be interested in posting them on the forum Quelch
  18. Cosidering a: Topping TP D2 TP-D2 Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC with 4 inputs operate on ADI1852JRS chip$135.80 & FREE Shipping from Amazon "It’s also a synchronous USB connection which is subject to a lot of jitter, so to achieve the best potential from the D2 it’s best to connect it by either coax or optical" Never used coax or optical, which would be preferable ?
  19. That is very reasonable for such highly skilled craftmanship A piece of furniture such as that will become a family heirloom
  20. Have a squiz at Rotel RA-12 stereo amplifier Price: $999- Read a few reviews With a five year warranty may be a wiser choice or Rotel RB-1552 power amp, using preamp output from your Yamaha until you can afford to upgrade to a Rotel preamp
  21. The Schiit Modi asynch USB DAC is $US109- at Amazon so is a good option if I can convince myself that I will be able to hear the diffence !
  22. That may be a good option I'll see if I can find out the difference in sound quality between the ASRock B85M - ITX motherboard and the Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard With the Topping amp I'll be driving my two way Vifa speakers with 8" base driver that sit under the desk
  23. Have a squiz at the: Topping TP D2 TP-D2 Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC with 4 inputs operate on ADI1852JRS chip http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FTopping-Headphone-Amplifier-operate-ADI1852JRS%2Fdp%2FB006GJ2SK4&ei=Zt5eU7rECYv48QXZqoCYCA&usg=AFQjCNEJZcDo0a-ouf_4eFHsWlG-uWl4zA Be sure to check out a few reviews so you know exactly what it has to offer
  24. I had a Dayton Audio DTA–100a amplifier but it died so I sent it back to Amazon With the refund I'll get a Topping TP22 T amp as it has two inputs My mini powerhouse computer has an ASRock B85M - ITX motherboard The sound quality from this is good but I suspect I could improve the sound with an external DAC Would anyone have advise on using a DAC from a computer ? Which one to get ? How to connect it up ?
  25. The elephant in the room is 'What did it cost' ? Someone had to ask ! Have you considered putting a large rug just in front of the cabinet to cut down on echo propergation ?
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