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  1. Further information: Bought this for a friend who was looking for one. He had bit the bullet and bought one off Mike the same day. This is new and is about $80 below retail. These are great USB cables. A very musical sound with a lovely amount of ambient detail and nice timbre. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2019/10/curious-cables-evolved-usb-cable-review.html https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/cables-reviews/reviews-digital-cable/curious-evolved-usb-cable/ Photos: From the previous classified:
  2. Further information: This is the illustrious RAL HDMI (I2S) cable as raved over in multiple mags and by people on such forums as the PS Audio. I bought it because I just had to try it out and compare it against my Wireworld Silver Starlight HDMI. Results are, that neither is better, they are just different. Which is probably no surprise. The RAL offers a more relaxed and rich take on things. It certainly has a good flow and low noise floor so no lack of detail. The Wireworld is more in your face and I suppose detail oriented. Which you consider better is a matter of
  3. Further information: Audience OHNO RCA cable 1m in excellent condition. I bought 3 sets of these but don't need all of them now. IMHO these cables are crazy value for money (in the scheme of high end cables) even at full price and especially at this price. They offer a lovely sound. Bass extension and control is at odds with their appearance and rich timbre with a hint of warmth. All the necessary information is there to suck you into the music These cables are not out of place in a high end system (used them successfully in a system with Preamp / DAC and power am
  4. Further information: Just to explain what this is. PS Audio had their LAN Rover USB "extender" which essentially packetised the USB input and sent it via ethernet to an output at the other end. The benefit (apart from being able to send USB over really distances) what there there was galvanic isolation between the source and your DAC. It was widely known at the time that the LAN Rover was out that PS Audio in fact used rebranded version of the Icron USB / Ethernet extender. This unit has some improvements over the LAN Rover and the older Icron unit because it uses Fibr
  5. Hi, Thanks for the input. I did a fresh burn of 5.1 and it seems to have worked, after a bit of fluffing around. Odd that the firmware was reporting 5.1 as the current version, but rebooting with a new SD Card has done the trick! Mark
  6. Further information: I tested this unit to see whether it would work in my system. It turns out I'm going to need a bit more gain in my setup, this unit is zero gain, so 1v in = 1v out. Which is not a negative, that's just the way a true buffer should work. This is a class-A device that acts as a buffer, it presents a really high input impedance to the source (CD player, DAC etc) and presents a very low output impedance to the target (a preamp or integrated). The idea is that some devices like DACs may not have a terribly low output impedance and that some preamps or am
  7. Hi, I have a SOTM-200 that I am trying to test in my setup. I am running a Roon Rock on a NUC. I have the SOTM-200 connected to the network with a fixed IP address. It is connected via ethernet to an Etheregen and the Roon Rock is also connected via ethernet to the Etheregen. I have started Roon in Eunhasu (so the SOTM-200 is obviously connecting OK to the network). I can see the SOTM-200 in Roon remote and when I pick it, I get an error that it is "uncertified" and it won't play. I've tried reboots etc. I am running Roon 1.8 - latest build.SOTM-200 is running on fi
  8. Here you go - https://community.roonlabs.com/t/how-to-change-the-date-added/16108
  9. Buddy, you are being very defensive. There was no attempt to trivialise what was important to anyone. I merely mentioned that the way that Roon handles box-sets and Classical has historically been poor. And I have no idea about date-added. I don't manage my library that way.
  10. I did try inverting the phase thru DSP but quite frankly, I found that I liked it better uncorrected. 😐 Has the phase reversal bug been verified at all? I don't think Roon 1.8 has introduced any new issues with locally stored files that weren't there already. Roon has always had issues with classical box sets and so forth. It's still a sticking point for a lot of users.
  11. Reminds me of the Directsream DSD Snowmass update. Ted Smith explained that he has lowered the noise floor with the new release. Quite a large percentage of people struggled with the new sound initially. I admit I initially wasn't 100% happy with it. But after a period of adjustment, mentally and system wise it was obvious that things had improved.
  12. I run a Pass Labs amp' rated for 230V. It was humming quite loudly so I installed a Tortech unit (240-220V) and the humming was reduced considerably. Also subjectively sounds more relaxed to my ears. My room is sitting a 244V in the morning and at some time in the afternoon it drops to 240V. Every day it's the same. It used to be 254V before there were changes made to the supply about 3 years ago. Actually I think my whole system sounds happier at 224V. My amp' loves it and my preamp / dac etc are all running fine.
  13. I read a thread on the Roon forum that was posted a few days ago by someone who was asking others if they could hear a difference between 1.7 and 1.8. There was of course the usual pooh poohing, "but it's bit perfect" and so forth. Roon seem to be at great pains to never state that they've done anything to improve our change the sound of their player. So we will never get any confirmation either way from them. One interesting point that someone made was that in the release notes, they did make some changes to the efficacy of the processing and changes to the dithering so there hav
  14. Highly recommended if you can find one
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  16. Deep bass, a nominal 8ohm impedance and very good sensitivity. Looks like they would suit a lot of different amplification indeed
  17. Further information: This is a great little unit that I bought after reading some measurements on. It has 2 functions, one to act as a buffer that uses Jfets to provide a high input impedance and low output impedance and to provide a very accurate attenuation of source. The other function is where you switch off the Jfet section and use the relay volume pot to provide attenuation. In that function it is as benign a passive buffer / attenuator as you could hope to get. And it has remote control, multiple inputs and dual outputs so it's covered in terms of convenience. I r
  18. These are underrated power conditioners IMHO. My PC-2 EVO+ transformed my system in a fantastic way.
  19. Further information: This is a great little unit that I bought after reading some measurements on. It has 2 functions, one to act as a buffer that uses Jfets to provide a high input impedance and low output impedance and to provide a very accurate attenuation of source. The other function is where you switch off the Jfet section and use the relay volume pot to provide attenuation. In that function it is as benign a passive buffer / attenuator as you could hope to get. And it has remote control, multiple inputs and dual outputs so it's covered in terms of convenience.
  20. Further information: Up for sale, an Atlas Mavros Ultra Grun USB cable with A/B connections. 1 meter length. This cable is in excellent condition and is about 7 months old. I'm the 2nd owner. I bought this to try it against the Wireworld Platinum USB cable, because I have this itch to try things out. It was very close. As with a lot of high end cable comparisons, we start getting into matters of taste rather than absolute performance. This cable has all the detail, bass clarity and dynamics of the WW. It is not etched or glary or over smooth and buttery (a lot of USB cables make yo
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