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Ian Lyons

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  1. Hi Steffen, When The Levee Breaks is just as well produced as any rock music of that period .Thats the way it was back then.Even a bit later INXS playing the Loved One also lacks the dynamics of more current music and yes my older system with tone would cut some of that tinny high frequency sound that does your head in.Interestingly after spending some time on the Auralic community support forum there are members asking for filters such as loundness switch as they say that they lose sound dynamics when volume down low.Equally, it was there they talked about pre amps with tone control.
  2. At this stage I am unable to run an ethernet cable.What I am wondering is the quality of sound I am getting from a solid state hardrive with flac quality ripped cd,s connected to the G1 affected by my wi fi.If not my wi fi streaming is as good as the hardrive.One exception is I get some interference on the odd occassion
  3. Hi one and and all, Well after finally putting together a hi fi system ,that is my most expensive and supposedly best ,I am quite rapt with it, That is ,with some of the music I play .The speakers ,which are the only secondhand part of the system,a
  4. Nothing is straightforward and a given.Even an ethernet cable
  5. I think what I got out of that is that I should run a cable.What cost effective cable should I get ,if run about 15 m.
  6. Well the Telstra Smart modem has arrived and hooked up and its a new ball game ,everything is now working perfectly. What a difference ,the upload speed prior was 35 and now 55.Interestingly up until about 10 days ago I was getting upload speeds of 90 and still fighting to stream music This smart modem has certainly helped the upload speed but I dont believe the speed has anything to do with my problem .I believe that it is to do with the technology of the router .I had a 3YO old technology router with brand new streamer of new technology .Standards change from what I gather thats why these
  7. Well Christmas over and I have time now to fix my wi fi problems.I about to buy the Ac 1900 router,but before I did I decided to look into the Telstra router that I have .It is a Gen 1 modem so they are now sending me a new Smart modem.Apparrantly after a little research there are two different smar.t modems the Technicolor and the Arcadyan.The technicolor is supposedely the better of the two.Dont know which one I will get.At this stage I would like to stick to wi fi.Wi fi is to me an interesting topic and one that creates debate.From what can gather both have pros and cons .So for now I wil
  8. Thanks mjs. I dont know if it is a smart modem.We bought this house 3 years ago and the nbn just went through this area.The modem/router is in the next room,very close.The streamer itself seems to pick up the wi fi ok.It shows that it is connected on the front display of the unit.The connection problem is between a new apple i pad that I bought specifically to operate the Auralic G1.Apparently ipad to G1 still has to be picked via the router according to Gareth who distributes Auralic in Australia.He also tells me it wont be a problem because of a lack of signal,it is simply a crap router.I
  9. Well after much to and froing I have finally set up a system which consists of a pair of secondhand Spendor 9,Prima Luna amp Auralic G1 streamer,Gieseler Kompact dac and all of Mike Lenehans best cables.Unfortunately the streamer is struggling because of what appears to be a router that is to basic.I spoke to Gareth at Auralic and he has said that the standard Telstra router needs replacing.I know nothing about routers and JB Hi Fi have too many for me to make a choice.I do not wish to spend more than necessary .I would your love your help as the wonderful system is struggling to play.I am
  10. Well this newbie is close to putting together his new and first decent hi fi system.I have managed to pick up a 2nd hand pair of Spendor D9s in mimnt condition and I have ordered Auralic Aries G1 transport streamer and a Gieseler Kompakt dac.I now have to come up with an amplifier.I recencently listened to a pair of Spendor D7.2s powered by a Hegel 390 and also powered by Prima Luna Evo 400.Both showed the full ability of those 7.2s.I would probably go the way of the Prima Luna purely based on price.But I am still up to hearing alternative opinions particularly if it saves me even mor
  11. Do I basically run the cable through a hole in the wall to the router and streamer directly.In other words no other connection points to affect the signal
  12. Ive tried to follow recent threads on ethernet cabling but I am struggling.Being new at streaming and still in the throws of setting it up still,could you please advise as to what cable I should run.I would need about 15 metres.
  13. BrownMagic I liked the Idea of an Auralic g1 ,and I can get one at a discounted price.Unfortunately they do not support Android.I have never really been an Apple type person so I am hearing good things around Lumin,but still open to suggestions.Equally in your earlier comments to me, i.e. Spotify connect, Tidal connect,Qobuz,are you saying mp3 is good enough,or am I reading you wrong
  14. I am currently still listening to a number of different speakers.My question at the moment is about 2 way and 3 way speakers.I dont if I am fooling myself under the guise that more is better,but I feel the 3 way speakers that I have listened to have more presence than 2 way.One manufacturer said 2 way is most definitely better.I appreciate cost would play a part in this,but for an equal value what do members prefer.
  15. BrownMagic I will be streaming from cloud sources.At this stage I would like ann external dac.I believe that I can then upgrade different components down the track. think I have found a dac that hes come highly recommended.Its a Gieseler Kompakt. Spotify is mp3 so am I right thinking mp3 is good enough or have I missed the point
  16. when using an external dac does both the streamer and the dac need to be MQA enabled to play MQA
  17. I thank you for your replies and anticipated replying back earlier but the state of origin got in the way. I was originally going to ask a more in depth question but decided to keep in simple.I was interested to know if there was a most important part to a streamer and I had in my mind the dac could be mentioned.As you can see I am very new at this .Very, very new.The amount I spend on a streamer will depend on the speakers and the amp.I originally wanted to spend about $10000 on the lot but I have now doubled that.I cannot believe the complexities that exist in this hobby and to understand
  18. I am still in the process of setting up a new hi fi system and as I will mostly listen to music via streaming I was hoping to go into a few hi shops and compare different media streamers. I am finding that there are not many to listen to ,mostly are purchased buy ordering them.As I am prepared to spend a considerable amount of money I would like to hear them first,I would like to know if members here buy just on what they read about or like speakers you would like to hear the difference between theses streamers.If anyone knows of a store with a range of streamers I would be g
  19. Yeah I am thinking of a dedicated tablet for streaming.Shouldnt be much more to learn with an Apple
  20. Thanks DrSK you have gone into this at great depth for me. I am a real newby and I basically understand what you are saying. I will certainly take onboard what you have said.
  21. Since posting this question I have learnt some streamers like the Auralic and Lumin do not support Android. Why would they not
  22. I think I have blown the budget.I recently listed tio some spendor d7.2 powered by Prima Luna Evo 400.Beautiful,but due to personal problems when I got home I had to delay the purchase.I am now waiting to hear spendor 9's that are 2yo in a couple of weeks and they are reasonable price.I will post when I hear them
  23. Those speakers are impressive winno ,what are they.Excuse my ignorance but I am learning that I am a real babe in the woods with all this,but whats the hook up.Those 5 other silver units that look identical have got me too
  24. I now have an opportunity to buy a 2yo pair of spendor 9 for a reasonable price and for the moment power it with my cuurrent yamaha aventage amp.i will later upgrade the amp.My concern now is what streamer I will buy with my budget of around $4000.I would be interested to know everyones opinion as my knowledge is limited. I was originally looking at spending less and considered a Lindeman Limetree setup but felt it may be limiting me long term and I am now considering an Auralic G1.As usual your thoughts are appreciated.
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