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  1. was chatting at the lunch table at work and discovered another vinyl fan. He's going to let me borrow his Rega Exact yellow stylus over a weekend I can do an A-B. Very nice of him and lets see how it goes as a place to start
  2. That is good stuff to know! I thought any 2M all had the same cartridge.
  3. @Wimbo good idea to try another cart before purchasing to narrow down the issue. The only problem is my only other audiophile mate's cart cost more than my entire setup so I can't see him lending it to me after being professional installed. BTW I know vinyl is superior to spotify thats why I'm here to help to get that happening. But I am no means a golden ear
  4. Thanks Mick I’ll have a look at those carts you mentioned. Can Any Sydneysiders recommend at place to get my turntable serviced?
  5. Hey everyone, looking for some recommendations on which stylus to upgrade to from an Ortofon 2m Red. Why? Well I was listening to Ryhe's 'Song for you' on my CXN from Spotify and thought I'd quickly pop on the vinyl version I have for an A-B. IMHO the digital won, better voice and midrange clarity and sound stage. I was a little disappointed. The phono pre I'm using is the Elekit TU-8500 https://www.elekit.co.jp/en/product/TU-8500 with some Tung Sol tubes. I have the option to run the streamer through the pre as well and it enhances the vocals in a nice way compare to balanced straight into the CXA80. So I'm thinking the pre is cool and the stylus needs some looking at. The turny is a Technics SL1200 I have had since late 90's that I brought new ( I flipped many a McDonalds burger to get it!). Not really a option to change tables at this stage. The Ortofon Blue is next step up the chain but I'm not loyal to Ortofon by any means, but that is within my budget. Any recommendations or should I save up more to really get something that would make a improvement? I have 5 crates of records and want my invested to sound as good or better that a 320 MP3. Thanks!
  6. That wood finish is awesome! GLWTS
  7. Thanks for the link. I'll have a dig through that thread! Cheers
  8. Hey everyone, I have been wondering this for a while and thought it be good to know/ask from current owners. How good is the video processing of the CXUHD when using the HDMI IN, say for a Apple TV 4K or Chromecast Ultra? Does it do bitstream pass-through for Dolby Atmos from a source plugged in to the HDMI IN? I find using the XB1 for Stan or netflix to be a little blurry even at 4k compared to the picture on my Pana 420 (but no Stan app). There was a question asked on a listing for the Oppo 203 about the bitstream pass through and it looks like the official answer is no, but if the Atmos stream isn't full bandwidth it can manage to make it through (this was a VUDU stream). I get the impression that Cambridge sourced a bunch of the components for the CXUHD from Oppo so this limitation might be shared. I currently have a Cambridge stack going on and would like to add a CXUHD to the stack if one comes up in the classifieds again now that I know it can do 'kinda' do stream via this HDMI IN port. But it'd be great to know it's limitations. I'd plug in a Apple TV 4k or Chromecast Ultra for Stan and Netflix. Cheers
  9. I'm new to Stan and can't get 5.1 to work on my Chromecast Ultra, only stereo. Netflix on the CCU outputs DD+ 5.1. The support pages on Stan's site says it should output 5.1 if that stream supports it. I don't know if thats related, but I'm sure we both would like to get 5.1 working! BTW have you uninstalled the App and reinstalled it? Can't do that on a CCU as there is not UI to do so.
  10. This is what I do, to make do with what I have. I use a small ball of bluetack on the motorised volume knob as a marker. My only note is to have the 2ch amp volume set high, not max but loud enough for loud sections of a movie. To avoid clipping and adjust the channel volume on your AVR to get the level mix right. Enjoy
  11. So it looks like if my/your AVR sees Dolby Digital + then your getting the 5.1 @ 640kbps. For Atmos you'll be getting 768kbps. https://www.cnet.com/news/netflix-high-quality-audio-makes-shows-and-films-sounds-better/?linkId=66807311 https://help.netflix.com/en/node/109477
  12. anyone know how to check the audio streaming quality? My AVR shows the codec but not the bitrate I can use Netflix on the following. 1. Panasonic UB420 (preferred device) 2. Chromecast Ultra 3. LG Web OS tv 4. Xbox One 5. PS4 BTW I would have thought an update to these apps would be required to be able use new functionality? Anyone else able to see if the new quality is available in AUS?
  13. Sorry if posted already, I didn't see it so thought I'd post. https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/1/18525492/netflix-high-quality-audio-bitrate-scaling-kbps-dolby-atmos-5-1 Going from 640 kbps to 768 kbps. The other tid bit was that audio quality was set at the beginning of the stream, not dynamically like the video. Thats now changed and will dynamically scale to give you the best bitrate based on your bandwidth. Sounds good right. But I'd like to know what shows have the new sound quality now to test it out. It would also be good to know if older videos will get the upgrade or only new content being added from now. Cheers Paul
  14. Great price! I have same little stack at work. I need a better USB cable tho. GLWTS!
  15. I have found movies sometimes lacking clarity even at full quality stream compared to 'brought to you Netflix' movies or tv shows. On the other hand I have been impressed with the sound quality on TV shows like Dirk Gently, Sex Education (not what you think ), You, Dark, The Umbrella Academy, Star Trek... but these are 'brought to you Netflix' so it's a conspiracy! No doubt a Bluray with it's superior bitrate will be better. Cheers
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