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    Devialet 130/140 expert pro ci

    Hmm, if nothing has changed at all with your system and setup, and then this issue arose i would be concerned it is a faulty unit. I've only ever had minor issues when i've had to update configs or firmware, but then that's been easily fixed by basic trouble shooting procedures. As far as i know, for high end audio equipment Devialet have an enviable reputation. The failure rate is bugger all, same can't be said for many other 'high end' brands. Only unit i know of that failed had a blown fuse which was quickly/easily fixed (this was info from the distributor before Interdyn). Rather than risk your speakers, take the unit straight back to your dealer.
  2. wikeeboy

    Devialet 130/140 expert pro ci

    Hi there, Have you always had this issue (new unit) or has it just presented itself? I've never had any issues like this and i've had lots of Devialet's. My advice would be to power the unit down and unplug it from the power cord entering the unit. Go in to the configurator and configure a completely new configuration (don't use an old one). Make sure all the settings are correct. Save the config on to your sd card but make sure you have completely wiped the sd card first. Power the unit back up and then see if everything is ok. If that doesn't work you could try going back a step and reloading the latest firmware, then the configuration and see if that resets everything. If after that you still have problems i'd be straight back in to your dealer. There should never be loud buzzing coming through a channel! Actually, have you swapped the speaker cables over to make sure the load buzzing is the Devialet and not the speaker?
  3. Seriously mate not even worth stuffing around with IMO. Either you like the sound of the Dev and it can handle the load of your speakers, or try something else that's more to your taste.
  4. Really? Appreciate you letting me know. I don't have FOMO now After the amazing show i saw last Saturday at Hamer Hall (Nils Frahm) glad i didn't lower my mood by going to tonight's show. I've got Olafur Arnalds coming up in a few weeks, hopefully that will be a good one.
  5. wikeeboy

    Passive or active? Budget 3k

    Interesting, haven't seen those before. I've been considering some Genelec 'The One's aling with the SAM sub. The Quested 3110's would be worth a listen, thanks for bringing to my attention.
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    Passive or active? Budget 3k

    If you're only going to throw $1k at an amp for LS50's i'd say dont bother. Spend the money on the actives youll get a much better result.
  7. wikeeboy

    Passive or active? Budget 3k

    Hi mate, i've had a lot of different systems both passive and active. I have had the passive LS50's and currently own the LS50w as a system for my kitchen area. I'll save you a lot of time, money and stuffing around.. just buy the LS50w's! For $3k you will not get the passive LS50's and ancillary gear to do a better job than what Kef has designed for the active version. Its also in one nice neat package. When you think about it, one of the hardest things in audio is to find a whole heap of components/speakers cable etc from different brands and find that perfect synergy. Even if you get it right, it comes at a cost and you have a whole heap of boxes.
  8. Absolutely agree. It's also worth noting that rather than feeding the D&D's a purely digital signal, Bill was running his Aqua DAC analogue out to the D&D's which then convert internally back to digital, through DSP and then convert back to analogue before playing. Bill said the 3 dacs he has used in to the D&D's all sound different so they are transparent to the source. Just affirms your opinion above that you can tailor and tweak these according to taste. Indeed a very interesting space!
  9. Although the Kii and D&D's both have cardiod bass and similar tech, i still think you cant go past the realities of the size of box and drivers. The D&D's are a much bigger box and drivers and heavier so you'd expect them to punch harder. On the other hand the kii's look more futuristic and modern and are more svelte. At their somewhat similar pricepoints, if interested you'd need to have both in your own room with your own tunes to really pick what works best for you. As for what my partner will allow in the home, well that's a whole other discussion!!
  10. Its always hard to compare systems/rooms at a show but i had a good listen to both the Kii's and D&D's. I think generally the music being played through the Kii's was of a higher SQ and more 'audiophile', so when comparing that to Bill who was playing what i consider real music (no offence intended here) its hard to compare. I did feel that if the Kii's played any louder they would have broken up and fallen apart in SQ. Whereas the D&D's could just keep going, and going, and going with no loss in quality at all. They were just so powerful. The D&D's clearly had the fuller bottom end, and were just downright fun to listen to. Fun is not a word i use too often with audio demo's but they were just so much fun. i found myself not being too 'critical' or serious listening to them. Whereas when listening to the Kii's i found myself being more 'critical' and comparing to what i have at home which really showed up the kii's mid and hi's as being lacking. I didnt get an emotional connection with them. One thing i forgot to ask about the Kii's was what happened to the BXT module. Does anyone know? Would love to compare the BXT module against the D&D's but then it puts the cost of the Kii's in to a completely new level. Regarding the LS50's, i have the wireless version at home. They are fantastic speakers for the money. With the law of diminishing returns you probably cant justify the 16k of the D&D's, but the LS50's run out of puff when puched whereas those D&D's just rock!
  11. Anyone with a spare ticket for Friday night at Hamer Hall? Anywhere i should look online or is it too dodgy these days with all the fake tickets around? I only need one for myself, please please please!!!
  12. The D&D 8c's are 16k, the custom stands Bill offers for them were just under $1300.
  13. wikeeboy

    Nils Frahm

    You are in for a treat! If my partner wasn't away leaving me on Daddy duties, i'd be on a flight to Sydney today and would pay any price on ebay or otherwise for a ticket to the Opera House show tonight, it was that good. If you have the opp for tonights show do not miss it! I am just floored by the talent of Nils. He played for 2hr20min straight, absolutely bang on, and was great with the crowd telling stories and having a laugh. Just Brilliant.
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    Nils Frahm

    Wow Wow Wow. My mind was absolutely blown tonight. Nils Frahm at Hamer Hall, just amazing.
  15. The panels are from Vicoustic, from memory $2500.
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