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  1. Wow, I haven't been looking at this forum much lately so this is very interesting, to say the least. So has the next big thing arrived or is around the corner? I searched "Qutest" and saw only one that was purchased for $2,400 and asking $2,100. Extremely good resale value even if the buyer ended up talking the seller down another 2 or 3 hundred.
  2. The Node 2i will be superior in all respects.
  3. PeteD

    Currently Spinning

    Lenny Kravitz has raised the bar again with his new album - Raise Vibration. As usual an eclectic mix of great tunes! https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lenny-kravitz-talks-overcoming-dry-spell-for-new-album-raise-vibration-628705/
  4. PeteD

    Cambridge Audio CXN V2

    I am not familiar with all of the brands/models in your signature. What DAC are you using?
  5. PeteD

    Cambridge Audio CXN V2

    I've been using the CXN V1 for nearly two years and really love it. In case you don't already know the V2 has a faster processor but the sound quality is the same when compared to the V1. I have 1.2 TB of mainly FLAC files stored on a portable HDD connected to the CXN which has no trouble caching that amount of data - I figure the V2 would do it a bit quicker. The Dual Wolfson 24-bit DACs produce a lovely natural sound and the streaming capabilities are also more than adequate. The only thing that I don't like is the lack of a USB output for when I eventually upgrade to a better stand-alone external DAC. At that point, I will sell the CXN and be on the lookout for a used Auralic Mini which also has a great reputation and a USB output. Hope this helps.
  6. Yeah sure I get it, but Blind Freddy can see that this particular thread is more about one-upmanship and long ago ceased to be anything like a constructive discussion. Most of it is just a few of the usual suspects repeating themselves and wanting desperately to have the last word.
  7. Suggest starting a new thread because this one has become a total shambles.
  8. Whatever that is supposed to mean I think only you would know. All I am wishing for here is for this ridiculous ***-for-tat to be locked asap.
  9. Are all of the moderators asleep? This pis*ing contest should have well and truly been shut down by now.
  10. In my experience it is certainly not unusual to set the DAC’s volume to max and the control volume using the pre-amp. That was the manufacturer’s recommendation for both the Oppo BDP-105D and my current DAC which is a Cambridge CXN.
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    SOLD: Sold: Samsung Galaxy S7

    Sorry @Mr_Gimlet, missed your post. The phone is still for sale.
  12. I suppose a lot depends on whether the 105's "far better audio circuitry" would make any discernable SQ difference given the fact that you will still be using the DAC in the Devialet 120.
  13. Way back in the day when the CD Player was the latest greatest thing - I bought a Phillips CD Player at the Brisbane Hi-Fi Show - the one that Rob Woodland used to organise.
  14. The NAD C 375BEE is a totally awesome amp! NAD amps last forever!!
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    NAD AV716 Protect Mode

    I had a NAD 375BEE integrated stereo amp that, after 18 months from new, started intermittently going into protect mode. Sometimes I could turn it on again straight away - other times it would be out of action for a few hours. There was no repeatable pattern. The service agent could not (or so they said) reproduce the fault and the dealer even came to my house to test my cables in an effort to determine the cause. In the end they took it back and gave me a new Yamaha A-S1100. I hope you have more luck with your situation - would be interested to know the outcome.