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rocl444 last won the day on October 26 2017

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  1. rocl444

    Annoying SNA pop-up

    thank you @Marc. as you know a lot of NZers frequent this site as if it were our own. once a day for the pop-up will be fine.
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    What Cartridge Re-tips have you done?

    i sent my DV TKR to andy kim about 6mths ago, as i purchased it 2nd hand about 7yrs ago and had always been unsure if the cantilever was straight. he checked it out and said the suspension needed repair but the tip was fine. happy with the work. not sure how to evaluate the cost side it.
  3. ok, but the image file for 4.22 is still available for download from sotm on the same page you get 4.51
  4. i only use MPD. why buy another when you can use the original card?
  5. hi andrew, i too tried the update and despite using chrome and windows etc, had no success. so i popped the mSD card out of my ultra and did it that way. 2 days later i did the 4.51 update. i have had no issues at all. probably used 4.5 for 4 or 5hrs and 4.51 for a bit more. i have a copy of one of the early images so can go back to that if needed. on a different note i have been wondering for a while now how the snake-oil os would sound on the ultra. i have communicated with agent kith about it and he's concerned about sotm getting "cross" with him but i am tempted to try the ARM version anyway. csn't see how it would hurt.
  6. and now i can get here without using the VPN. strange.....
  7. after being happy with the workaround provided by @marc , it seems this is no longer working for me. marc has indicated he now requires my ip address in order to allow the workaround, but i use wi-fi and can't find an ip for that. and i view in various places on differing devices. as it currently stands, i can only access SNA by activating the VPN which is built into my Opera browser, so no biggie. an inconvenience bordering on a pain, so my visits and activity on this site have reduced. not a bad thing really.
  8. there is a thread on the sna site about this, in which marc says if you contact him he will make a work around for you.
  9. i think they are both using the previous board. the review was written 07/2017. soren says the sound has not changed "much" but the new board allows more flexibility for "attachments". i have a dac made from the previous board and it is exceptional "in my system".
  10. rocl444

    How many SS watts for SHL5’s?

    but, interestingly, i have a 70w lfd amplifier which a reviewer stated was the "ideal" amplifier for these speakers and he loved the sound combination and bought the amp. others are also effusive in their praise of this combination. i don't have harbeth's so can't really comment from experience but with living voice speakers at high volumes the sound is stunning. a comparison of amps and what is heard would have been even more informative.
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    Currently Spinning

    over 2000 pages and this is the 1st post for jackie leven, a favourite who has lain neglected by me since a splurge when he died. tonight i listened to -
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    SOtM new 200 NEO versions

    posts on Computer Audiophile say the only thing that is changed is a single capacitor on the supply board. most of the cost is to change the faceplate.
  13. rocl444

    What Happens When a V-fet Dies?

    here's the assessment from a tech - Here’s what I think has happened: either a Vfet or one of the driver transistors connected to it in the poweramp shorted from old age and blew its associated Vfet. The Vfet has short circuited which, in the 4650, will short out the critical bootstrapped bias supply for all the other Vfets and unfortunately only one of the four has survived. i have given it away. it will be repaired, but as i have little use for it i am not prepared to pay for the repairs.
  14. rocl444

    Aretha Franklin RIP

    and this
  15. rocl444

    What Happens When a V-fet Dies?

    the fuses are both still intact.