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  1. Thanks all. Went and bought a soldering iron and a multimeter and made a new cable. 🙂
  2. Yes, that is certainly an option, as is purchasing another cable (which is what I'll do if the adaptor is not a goer). But since I already have the adaptor...
  3. Hi All, I know absolutely nothing of electronics, so I'm looking for a little guidance. Here's the situation: I recently bought a fitPC3 with the intention of using it as a silent NAS/DLNA server. It's beautifully built, low power, tiny (about the size of a discman), and is totally silent with an SSD. It came with a 12v dc switching power supply (mechanically locking 2.5/5.5 barrel plug), which was unfortunately DOA. I have a Teddy Pardo 2/12 linear power supply, which should run it fine, but the cable that came with the Teddy Pardo has a 2.1mm plug, while the fitPC3 requires a 2.5mm (preferably locking) plug. I do have a 2.1mm to 2.5mm plug adaptor, but while it is long enough, the barrel is too fat to fit through the hole in the case -- I've attached photos so you can see what I mean. While the connection is solid and there's no chance of the adaptor falling out, I'm concerned that the metal plate at the base of the plug sits against the metal case of the PC... Is this something to worry about (I haven't turned things on yet)? ? Thanks for you help!
  4. I have a Yamaha A-S2100, and love it, but opinions seem to fall to the extremes, so try and have a listen to the A-S1100 with your own speakers.
  5. I have a couple of sets of Yamaha Soavo speakers, an NPS2000, and an AS2100, and all have performed flawlessly.
  6. I'm surprised you've had so much trouble with Yamaha. When I worked in the industry Yamaha were fantastic to deal with -- their products had outstanding reliability. It's one of the reasons my system is primarily Yamaha based now.
  7. Do you have a DAC or are you looking for an integrated with an included DAC (or do you have extra $ for a DAC)? For B&Ws I'd be looking for a DAC that's refined through the top end, and an amp with rich upper mids and good bass control (based on my limited experience of B&W speakers).
  8. Tried the app again. Reinstalled itself, as usual, but does sound better than both Firefox and Edge. Still, curious as to why Firefox might sound better than Edge. Any thoughts?
  9. I could try that. I stopped using a while back after it started "updating" (to the same version as was already installed) every time I tried to run it.
  10. So, something weird is happening... I use Spotify's free service, through the web-player, for music discovery. I probably only listen for a couple of hours a week, but recently I've switched from Firefox to Edge (because Spotify through Firefox has started stopping after every song), and I find that Spotify through Edge sounds substantially worse than Spotify through Firefox. It makes no sense to me at all -- surely they should sound the same? Spotify through Edge sounds...I don't know...less coherent or something. The music just doesn't seem to flow in the same way. Has anyone else had this experience or do I need to visit my doctor and have my head checked?
  11. I can highly recommend the RME Babyface Pro, if you can get a deal that brings it close to your budget. My thoughts here: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/125913-rme-babyface-pro/
  12. I decided to go with a Teddy Pardo 12/2. I couldn't find a single negative review of TP's power supplies. I also like the form factor, and appreciate the CE certification. It should be with me in about three weeks I guess. I will report back once I've got a handle on how it performs.
  13. Are these still available, I can't find any mention of them on the LH Labs site?
  14. Has anyone tried the Channel Islands Audio VDC12 mkII?
  15. About six months ago I picked up an RME Babyface Pro audio interface to use with my desktop system. I've been absolutely delighted with it. It's been a long time since I've run across a DAC I've enjoyed as much, and I'll be adding the new RME ADI-2 DAC to my main system at some point. (As an aside, the Babyface Pro is a DS DAC, and is riddled with opamps, which just goes to show that implementation is what matters.) At the moment the Babyface Pro is running on USB power (which it does astonishingly well), but I've been wondering what sort of improvement I'd get if I used an external power supply (the Babyface Pro has a 12v dc input). I'd like a single unit (no box plus transformer brick), and have been considering the Teddy Pardo 12/2. I've also considered getting something a little cheaper and adding the iFi DC iPurifier. Or even just getting the iFi iPower. I'd love some advice! What have you tried, and what would you recommend? (Will be used in NZ so needs to be compatible with 230v/50hz.) Thanks for your help. :-)
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