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  1. The only issue is that the power supply for the D30 is 15volts, not the usual 5volts. Gary
  2. In my experience IMD has exactly the opposite effect making things dull and lifeless, however it’s a moot point. My response to the OP was to try my suggestion, LPS’s of 13.8v were sometimes used in the past in CB radio base stations IIRC. Good luck to the OP, gamble a few quid! Gary
  3. Topping D30 is very good fed from a Linear Power Supply, dynamics, detail and soundstage are much improved. Surprised a few people who have listened to mine. I have a D50 on loan at moment, not as good in my system by a far margin. You don’t have to spend a fortune, there are quite a few 13.8 volt LPS on eBay the output can be tweaked to 15 volts via an internal pot. I have two paid £10-15 each, mine are 3 amp versions. Gary
  4. Personally I wouldn’t solder the plugs, use something like Z- plugs with grub screws. Gary
  5. Now I’ve eaten I’ll continue. So bi-wiring usually means two cable pairs per speaker (maybe different composition or size) from common LH or RH amp output. Now bi-amping can also be used, pre-amp feeding two power amps. Each power amp feeds either HF or LF on both speakers. Then we can Monobloc the power amps, each amp feeding either speaker LH or RH (+&-) speaker terminals. Gary
  6. I think we need to explore the LF/HF speaker terminals on the speaker themselves and the amplifier speaker output terminals. Lets go amplifier outputs first. There may be 2LH (+& -)2RH (+&-) terminal sets they’re all full range, I don’t know of any amplifiers that have crossovers built in that separate LF/HF frequencies, but since I don’t have knowledge of all amplifiers, it’s possible. Most amplifiers have 1LH & 1RH terminal set. So speaker terminals may have LF&HF sets or just one +&- . They both feed into a speaker crossover, this is the frequency divider that before you have used your Equaliser to do. With just one set of speaker terminals the crossover then divides HF/LF to the respective speaker bass/tweeter components. When there are LF/HF speaker sets the crossover is physically split so that the LF/HF components can be fed individually. If you only have one speaker feed to each speaker the jumper connection feeds both sections of the crossover. Hope this makes sense. Gary
  7. Yamaha MusicCast WXA-50 you may want to look at as replacement amp. Can be used as the start as stand alone and is multi room capable, built in streaming etc. Can be controlled by app. on phone, pad etc. Speaker position is really dependant of what and where you put the furniture and stuff, but across the 3.4m may work best? i think you may misunderstand you HF/LF speaker inputs. They are not for variable inputs, but to allow for bi-wiring or multiple power amplifiers to connect to speakers. Don't forget cables to connect components and speakers. Gary
  8. Do you mean you expect it to return automatically, which it was not designed to do, it’s manual. If you mean it physically won’t move that’s totally different? Gary
  9. Take you choice of Topping range, buy from Amazon and if you don’t like it return it. Perhaps D50s and use a linear power supply. Gary
  10. Your correct with Chromecast, MusicCast etc the phone, pad etc is just a remote control no stream passes to or from it. Gary
  11. Your right, I’d like to say it was finger trouble, but in really I’m dumb.....lol Gary
  12. As far as I know Yamaha’s MusicCast uses its own proprietary system.
  13. Chromecast doesn’t stream MSQ, Yamaha does. not that I think MSQ is worth having. Gary
  14. Yamaha MusiCast WXC 50, great interface Tidal button takes you to the app so identical. Its a pre amp too. Has multi room capability. I have one works perfectly, really easy to get used to. Gary
  15. Black Cat seems to be a kind of underground manufacturer, not well known but stunning products, I have a Black Cat Silver 75 digital interconnect. I'm sure no one will be disappointed buying this. Gary
  16. I'm sure you will, the optical connection to a DAC ups the performance considerably. Gary
  17. The labels on my mk1 have never got wet, fill it to the correct level!
  18. I have an AT 440 mlb with 60 hrs on it, bought new by me. Let me know if you're interested Gary should learn to read all the posts
  19. The tables are available modified to play the dice game of "craps"........sorry
  20. Great expert analysis and mitigation. Which bit are you stuggling with. Hanlon's razor definitely applies here......lol G82 5ES 55.96303 Yes
  21. Look up Hanlon's razor, I didn't mention passive bi-amping, you made that assumption. Obviously you meant the Superposition Theory, not Pronciple. This outlines the mechanical theories not audible!
  22. Probably the same way that bits of cable can change sound. Dont you think your comments are a bit aggressive? I am expressing my observation! You can't question it! I'm sure you know best tho, having been everywhere and done everything.