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  1. A really nice amp, I really liked mine with the Richter Dragons. Also worth mentioning this amp has a good dac on board. Glwts
  2. Thanks for the Taiko tip, amazing! Great with the drums resonance, pace and the background shouts, loved it. Try “Chachipen Bulerias” by Carlos Heredia, from the Chesky 30th anniversary release, very dynamic, fast, busy recording, sounds great and lots of details to enjoy. Big soundstage, acoustic instruments and great vocals, a great test. Follow up with Rollin and Scratchin just because Daft Punk is best loud! I’m not sure why this is all bold, I wasn’t after any extra emphasis, I just couldn’t unfold the text!
  3. It just sounds great! Very well built, excellent CD player and I really wanted a SACD player but didn’t want to spend more on one. SACDs sound amazing, all the stuff I like, the music lover’s cliches, detail, soundstage etc are spot on. It does have RCA outs only, but I don’t see that as a deal breaker, the sound is fantastic. I’m very happy to recommend it. Denon make a matching amp, which is also very good, although not what I’m using as I already had other components before buying their SACD player. I compared it with a McIntosh SACD player as I have McIntosh pre and power amps, but I preferred the sound of the Denon in my system. I’ve been buying some SACDs from some more expensive audiophile outlets, but have found the Dutton Vocalion (not sure I’ve got spelling right) range from the UK to be excellent, interesting variety and very fairly priced. I’m very happy with the Denon, their higher end stuff does seem under represented here, but it’s good!
  4. Yep subs are working. Nothing to get you moving on a wet Saturday like some old school bass and scratching.
  5. Also worth checking out is the Denon DCD-2500NE. I think it compares very favourably against a server/streamer separate dac combo I have that retails for 5 times the $. Also versus a McIntosh SACD player it was my preference.
  6. I don’t know anything about the amount of space you have available, but If you like everything else about your system, maybe a couple of subs? A couple of Rels (saw a pair of T9s in the classifieds) would keep everything you like, provide tuneable bass crossover and volume and probably even out some room issues.
  7. This is the place to be, always some excellent sounding products at amazing prices, and plenty of advice and knowledge (sometimes but not always the same thing). I see stuff here all the time that I would love to try for very fair coin. Enjoy!
  8. Hi Damonshifi, I might be interested, but I’m not sure only based on Nordost minimum length recommended of 2 metres. Was there a reason for choosing 1 metre, any difference in SQ or performance? Thanks
  9. Wow! Excellent price for a very good speaker. I paid more than that for mine and I don’t even mind! These deserve a good home.
  10. Hi Konan , haven’t heard that one, but I have their much more reasonably priced Merlot and it is very good. Can also be a headphone amp or digital preamp, fine products.
  11. I've got one of these, excellent pre / headphone amp and that is a great price. Someone is in for a treat with this, good luck with the sale.
  12. Thanks mr toggler, i've looked at them, they do look like a good thing. It is the making of other things redundant that i'm trying to avoid. I am hoping for something to plug into the 75BD in a " just add this to make it a streamer" kind of way and make use of its DACs. The Chromecast does this but just doesnt sound great. Something like the Primare NP5, that looks interesting, just a bit new to get hold of yet.
  13. I'm keen to hear ideas on solutions to improve my headphone setup for network / streaming. My main system is sorted, using an Antipodes Ex with Roon to manage combo of my ripped CDs and Tidal streaming. I'm looking to tidy up my headphone system and capitalise on the Roon / Antipodes platform. I have a nice LTA pre/headphone amp, it was my only preamp until a significant upgrade. I also have a Cambridge Audio 752BD which is a great device, until the Antipodes I used it with HDDs for all digital playback. So I would like to use both of these if I can. I have tried an old Chromecast plugged into the HDMI of the 752BD, it works with Roon, but isnt really the sound quality I'm after. I can also find all of the files stored on the Antipodes via network / wifi, but without the ability to stream via Roon using this method. Also this method is clumsier becasue I have to have a screen plugged into the 752BD to see and select files. So, to me, the easiest solution that allows me to use the 752BD DACs and LTA headphone amp is a similar to but better quality device like the Chromecast. Is there is a simple but good SQ Roon Ready streaming device with HDMI? Other options I have been looking at all make exisiting gear redundant. Lucky I'm not a cynic or I could think that was deliberate! All suggestions gratefully accepted, thank you.
  14. Hi TCG, just enjoying a coffee myself right now. If you after sound for home entertainment rather than critical music listening, have you considered a good AVR. I have a Marantz AVR which has a very capable DAC section, combined with the ability to run various streaming services plus a proprietary multi room system such as HEOS. 2 sub outs, pre out that would allow you to intergrate your existing amp if you want to or just use the outputs from the AVR. This would connect well with your Cambridge 751. (You could even buy my 752 if you like, I haven't listed it but would could consider selling it. It has excellent DACS). AVRs have so many features for the price and are often underrated I think. If you look for an end of model life deal she can get very good value. Enjoy the search!
  15. I'm listening now to Joe Jackson's Jumping Drive. I've had it since the early 80's and I havent listened to it for it years, I can't remember the last time. It sounds great on my SACD player, right now I'm listening to it via Roon / Antipodes EX combo, from a rip to the Antipodes, it sounds fantastic, really good recording. I've also dug out some other classics from Sade, Grace Jones, Miles Davis etc and they are very good. A bonus with Roon is being able to see the dynamic range and the level of compression. I think the most dissapointing in terms of SQ would have to be the CDs from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I like the music but just can't listen to them, the flat compressed recordings are horrible. So yep, old CDs are generally great, as are many recent releases. I continue to buy them both new and 2nd hand. I might be wrong, but I presume the artist actually make more coin from me buying a CD than streaming, I'm all for that.
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