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  1. RaoulJuke

    Using Spotify with my set up

    already invested in the D10 so i am going to be stuck with that for now - hopefully i can get it up to 384 .... half way there!
  2. RaoulJuke

    Using Spotify with my set up

    ah crap! I was hoping you might hold the key! I've managed to get mine to run at 192 pretty easily - this guy gave good instructions https://www.massdrop.com/buy/topping-d10/talk/2128898 If i manage to get it to 384 i will come back and let you know what i did
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    Using Spotify with my set up

    @Wimbo -hope you are still around mate I got a new HP Laptop today so i can install the D10 driver onto it and use it through my amp. When i installed it i was still only getting a quality reading of 44.1. i've managed to get this up to 192 by going into the sound settings via windows control panel - however i am still unable to get the 384(ish) i was getting when i had it plugged through my Mac desktop - without the need to install the topping d10 driver. Do you have any advice on how i can get up to maximum quality ? What am i doing wrong?
  4. Hi everyone I'm looking at getting a basic laptop to just use for Spotify & to plug into my TV via HDMI to watch all formats of video ( MKV, MP4, AVI etc The sound system it will plug into into will be my Topping D10, Pathos Twin Towers & Zu Soul Supremes. The TV is just a HD tv without 4k. I really don't want to spend too much on this laptop - as its purely just for this basic purposes. My question is, should i be looking for any type of minimum requirement in regards to sound or the video card? Or will the purposes i want it for mean that basically all options out there will be equally capable at handling its purposes. Sorry, i am completely inept at computers and tech stuff. At the moment I'm just looking at options at Officeworks for under $500
  5. RaoulJuke

    Using Spotify with my set up

    Yeah but the Oppo will put me back a $1k and i don't have that at the moment to spend on such joyous things. The Topping D10 DAC for $120 looks like something i could probably pick up now and get the ball rolling. It's size also looks perfect for me as well - won't require too much re-jigging of the cabinet/table space. Will have a look at Massdrop - thanks for your advice mate
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    Using Spotify with my set up

    That sounds so simple that even i couldn't stuff it up. I've checked the illustrious Ebay and can see that there are people selling them, mainly for Kong Kong - are the obtainable locally? And are the ones from Honkers legit - or possibly a knock-off
  7. RaoulJuke

    Using Spotify with my set up

    The Yamaha looks pretty good too - like that it connects directly to the spotify and would be a nice neat solution for a long term fix
  8. RaoulJuke

    Using Spotify with my set up

    Thanks everyone for the input - i am really really....really prehistoric when it comes to the digital formats - they actually scare me. I was hoping to get a short term fix for about $50-100 if possible - as my fun-funds are totally exhausted (i've somehow managed to find another hobby that makes audiophile seem cheap - pinball machines 😁). I'm old school and tend to prefer things that i can just plug in - although i have been really impressed with the easy of the JBL bluetooth speaker with connection. I have a sonos and that thing shits me to tears with drop outs and problems connecting after every, single update. Will keep away from anything Chromecast - had 2 of those for the TV and both have broken within a few months and never connect The Topping D10 DAC sounds pretty interesting & i just googled it and i like the look - almost identical in style and size to my Dyna-Vector phono amp. Is this thing a bluetooth device or would i have to plug it into a laptop/tablet to play - or preferably, is it both? Longterm budget - I was thinking about $800-1k. I did some research some time back (before the pinball's took over) and i recall coming to a conclusion that an Oppo BR player - 103,104 or 105 - can't exactly recall - seeming to hit all the right spots and this having a DAC. Would this possibly do the trick for what i am after as well? Or for that budget is their now better options?
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    Currently Spinning

    Holy crap - i have not seen that album for a long long time. Great album, Green Grass of Tunnel.... that track makes me want to cry for no reason. Thanks for reminding me of this
  10. hi gang, I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of how i can use Spotify through my current audiophile set-up - which currently only functions for vinyl. Im sporting a Pathos Twin Tower integrated Valve/SS amp, with a Dyna-Vector phono. Speakers are Zu Soul Supreme's. I originally put the set-up together purely for vinyl but as time has gone on i have been finding myself using Spotify quite a lot to discover new tunes, which has been very enjoyable. Ive only been using a portal Bluetooth JBL speaker for spotify currently. Question is, how can i use spotify in my Pathos Twin Tower? I'm currently limited with budget so would be looking at 2 different alternatives. One a "quick fix" budget solution, but also along term solution which will work in nicely to get optimum value out of my current system. To provide some more info, I have no cd player and as i have about 1000 cd's packed away i would be interested in adding a quality cd player one day as well (in case the 2 can incorporate each other). Appreciate your advice in this, thank you
  11. RaoulJuke

    Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    @Marc I'm OK with this, however i do want to make a point abundantly clear. I never, at any stage, mentioned who the retailer was. Another member who was not in any way involved insinuated it & the retailer chose to get involved on this platform. I never lead a smear campaign and only ever wanted advice from people who had experienced similar issues to what their expectations to a resolution were. I don't think i even prior openly spoke negative of them. I do find it odd that you have chosen to remove all feedback of the people who seemed to side AGAINST the retailer, yet left the feedback that sided WITH the retailer.
  12. RaoulJuke

    Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    To be honest, I am more furious that he chose to communicate with me in this way. Incredibly unprofessional & the tone pretty much confirmed what i had already suspected.
  13. RaoulJuke

    Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    Surprised by this response, I never named companies, nor do i think anything i have stated had been inaccurate, personal or defamatory. Its my experience & I wanted guidance on how to act on it. Its a shame another user felt the need to tag your company into this - their call, not mine, End of the day, I've been asked to remove the Driver 3 times, remove the terminal panel - I've been sent replacement drivers from Zu which I installed myself (which as another user pointed out, technically voids any ACCC consumer guarantee I may had). I contacted Zu directly and cc'd you in & they sent me the drivers direct from Utah.. This was after the 3rd time i contacted you re the issue re-accuring & had been be working around it by rocking the speaker to get it to "kick back in". I made it completely clear i am not comfortable doing this sort of diagnostic as i had damaged the paintwork of the speakers on one of those occasions trying to assist you troubleshoot the issue. You may have also sent me the screwdriver tool - but this was only after you told me the piece i required was a Pozi, I sent my wife out 3 times to get different sized Pozi pieces as it would not work, only for me to realise you had advised incorrectly & I required a Torx, which i purchased. This is my first purchase into high end audio & outside my realm of comfort. To also say that changing these drivers is like changing a light globe, is very condescending & unnecessary. I have no idea what the expectations are when something goes wrong, hence why i came here. FWIW, this forum is also where i came to spend 6 months learning about what set up I wanted, where i purchased my Pathos amp from another user, & where i got introduced to Zu, Dynavector, the DL-103r & every other piece of equipment i now own. Its where i come when i feel out of my depth & I believe that this is point of the forum. Sometimes its to crow about positive stuff, sometimes its for guidance of how to handle the negative - but i can assure you it has never been personal. I trust the feedback here immensely, hence why i invested so much money into equipment I had never heard,seen or experienced in person prior to purchasing & why I literally called one day and said, I wanted a pair of Soul Supremes. To speak on unnecessary drama, If the rep was here 2 weeks ago it would have been nice to be contacted, he could have saved a lot of drama & dropped by. It would have saved me having to remove and reinstall new drivers, pack them back up into they original boxes, and possibly drive them 1.5hrs down the motorway to do what you believe is a 3 minute job. I may not have been here 2 weeks ago, but my wife was, the replacement drivers were here & he could have seen for himself the issue. On 4 other occasions you have told me either yourself or the rep would be in Brisbane in the next 4-6 weeks, and every time previous I said that would be helpful and to contact me when that happens, yet you never did & the next time i'd speak to you I would be given the same 4-6 time frame. Hopefully we can get the issue sorted as I am bloody over it. Perhaps the biggest disappointing is you chose to speak through the forum to me about this issue, as opposed to to calling or emailing me. I can assure you I would have been more impressed about your service if you had chose to call me on a Sunday, as opposed to taking the time to preparing this statement on Stereonet. I did email you at 3am when i found this issue was still present and advised I would call you on Monday, during your business hours.
  14. RaoulJuke

    Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    Cables are spade ended Events to the speaker. The retailer responded this morning and asked if I could drive them down to the Gold Coast (1.5hr) to get them looked at by an audio chap. Unfortunately I drive a 2 seater with next to no boot so thats not going to work, however i have offered to re-pack them up and he can arrange a courier. He seems pretty convinced that something has just come loose in transit & would only take a few minutes to fix. Reminded me they only have two drivers, one capacitor and a couple of wires inside them. There isn't much that can go wrong with them. Hope he is correct, however considering i have now removed and re-inserted all the the connectors to the driver and terminal plate 2-3 times, as well as swapped over the entire driver - i'm not so confident and think it is either a fault in the wire - or a fault in the Hi Pass. Only connector i haven't touched yet is those to the tweeter, so will disconnect and reconnect them tonight. As much as i like everything about the Zu speakers, i doubt i would get another set unless they had a seller locally in or around Brisbane, or I could pick up a good deal off someone 2nd hand. If the issue is indeed something very simple I would have sourced & paid a local Brissy tech 4 months ago who would have fixed the issue far quicker.
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    Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    Yes have swapped the leads over and tried the opposite terminal in the amp - continued to be the same issue, to the same speaker. Ive sent Zu & the retailer an email to notify them. There was talk of a rep being around Brisbane sometime to come out and have a look ( the retailer nor Zu have a seller or contact here to assist) , but not real hopeful of that as I have been told 3-4 times something similar and nothing ever eventuated. Really not sure if i want to attempt swapping over the Hi Pass - the connectors to the tweeter looks different to anything i have previously experienced & it would mean i start meddling with the speaker that currently works fine. At least with 1 speaker i still have somewhat of quality sound to use my records on, although they do have a bit of an "alternative remix" to them From what i could see of the terminal plate, the connectors were firm and tight - couldn't see any reason to think they were an issue
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