Ceko

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  1. +1 on the qutest, it makes you want to listen more and more and more.
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    The Vinyl upgrade

    I will. I’m very interested in the AT model as it seems to get a lot of credits already in this thread and also the Nagaoka seems nice! I’m suddenly aware I’m getting in the price region of new recordplayers so maybe I’ll even investigate if there’s one with a better cart to begin with.
  3. I've used a Dynavox X7000 which I liked. At least it's a sturdy thing and it has markings so you can put every powercable in phase. Your poweramp should not be filtered, but your digital sources should. The Dynavox has 6 ports of which 4 filtered. It's around 180 euros.... not sure if that's what you're looking for? There's also the Vincent which I find much prettier, but it's more expensive and it has only 2 filtered ports and 4 unfiltered...
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    The Vinyl upgrade

    Thanks for the replies, appreciate it. I'm a bit of a vinyl no-no so I was almost going for the stylus upgrade (red to blue ortofon), but "dull and lifleless" is exactly what I hear in the red one @rabski so maybe the blue one won't even be a good upgrade for me. Where are those Bake offs when you need 'em right? The phono stage I have in the Moonriver is Moving magnet only, so I think I'll stick with that for a while. In the meantime I'll investigate the AT cartridges some more, thanks for the suggestions!
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    The Vinyl upgrade

    If I compare my vinyl setup with digital, digital wins. I'd like to "like" my vinyl setup more, so what can I do to upgrade my vinyl set a littlebit? I now have a pro-ject debut carbon esprit with a red ortophon cartridge (do I say that correctly?), connected directly to the phono stage of my amp. Can I make some adjustments to my record player to make it sound better? I'd like to spend around 500 euros on it if that makes it notacibly better. And by noticably I do not mean the "Day and night" difference that power cables make but clearly, audibly better for anyone in the family.
  6. I listen more to my little JBL speaker than anything else in the house, including the misses.
  7. Buying lots of stuff for thousands of euros and regretting it immediately after? Feeling ashamed and stuff... Nooooo I'm not crazy To be frank, I enjoy the audio stuff so much, I can call myself an audioholic at the moment I think. Sometimes I enjoy my system immensely but most of the time I seek where I can change things to make it sound better... or rather.. different. I fall in the second category of @Juancho I guess. Take an amplifier for example. It's actually a very dull object. But I'd loooove to have a couple of them (if they weren't so bloody expensive). Or maybe that's just part of the attraction.. I'm not sure. Great topic again by the way. I don't always react to topics but this turned out to be my favorite audio forum because of these kinds of topics
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    Spaghetti

    Does each branch come with a filter built in?
  9. No it’s not. Spotify Connect the way I know it ( on Volumio and Heos) runs natively. On blueos it’s as if it takes control of Spotify Connect or something. Hard to explain as I’m not a native English speaker. Anyway, the node is sold already so that was that.
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    Spaghetti

    Loving the Velcro :-) Flippin hate Spaghetti.
  11. @Man in a van by the way what do you mean with LMS?
  12. No when I’m going for a walk I don’t use blueos of course. At home I did this: start Spotify app on phone. Choose Node 2 as the player. So the node starts playing with Spotify Connect. Still blueos seems to register something or tries to get a grip on that stream, I’m not sure. Then I go outside, try to play music but since I’m not on my WiFi anymore I have problems playing music. Of course restarting the app isn’t all that hard to do but it’s annoying nonetheless.
  13. I had the impression that it was sitting between Spotify and the host somehow. Sometimes I couldn’t click on songs in Spotify all of a sudden. For example I was playing music at home, went for a walk with headphones on and I had to restart Spotify to choose anything at all. Never experienced that before. Before BluOS I had Heos which I liked better. And Volumio too. Matter of taste too perhaps.
  14. Hey Ronnie Great to hear from someone close by :-) Yes I do have an old iPhone 6s I believe. Not sure what iOS is on there but that’s easily updatable right? @StingRay you can play Spotify on one device. Say the iPhone that’s connected to the amp, and control it with an other device. It’s really convenient, I’m with you on controlling things from the listening position.
  15. Streaming from iPad? I’d just plug the iPad into the usb input of the DAC. No Bluetooth involved.
  16. I have a brand new Node 2i right here. Used it for a couple of hours but the BlueOS isn't my cup of tea at all. So I'm considering returning it and using an old iPhone (or maybe a new iPad) as a streaming device. I mainly use Spotify but I also have a NAS that I want to use. My idea was to use my own phone as a "remote" for the phone/pad hooked up to the stereo. I know Spotify works like a charm, but is there software available to stream files from NAS? I was looking for your user experiences about this. Is the quality good? At least it can run off battery so there's no groundloop problems I'm a bit sceptical about one streamer streaming the bits better than the other, but I can be convinced of course Other option would be a Lumin but that's a bit expensive at the moment... and probably too much for what I need.
  17. I just had a discussion with my dealer. He agrees that if I switch to headphone mode, the speaker terminals give no sound, so there's no need to add a load.
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    Spaghetti

    Great advice. I just wanted to ask: what do you hear when you actually put them side by side worst case scenario.
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    Spaghetti

    Last week I bought a package with 100 pieces of Velcro from Amazon. Best money spent ever. Weird fact: my wife doesn’t even mind if the cables are like spaghetti... So much for the WAF then.
  20. If I search for those 25 Watt resistors I get all kinds of ohms I can choose. Does that matter anything? Or just go with 8 ohms just like the speaker? By the way @rabski the amp does have a switch to choose for speakers / headphones :-) So it’s not automatically selected. The model is a Line Magnetic mini 84.
  21. Sooooo should I or shouldn’t I use it? The speakers are in fact disconnected when I use the headphone. The manual says: forbidden to operate as unloaded. Maybe that means it needs a pair of headphones when it’s operating in headphone mode.
  22. Hi there I have this new Tube amp that I bought just as a headphone amp but I’m now under the impression that the speaker bindposts need a constant load. I understand I can use a dummy load but can someone please explain what that means and what I need for that. Is it just a little resistor or something? What kind do I need? My little amp is just 3Watts per channel on 8 ohms...
  23. Thanks for all your answers guys. These Heresys are definitely something different than the Silver 300’s. The Heresys are clearly very good at some things whereas the Silvers play nice with almost everything. Much more forgiving I’d say. Heresy will let you know if something is badly recorded. I have still have to learn how to read those speaker graphics by the way...
  24. Thanks I'll try that! I was used to keeping my speakers a fair distance off of the wall, maybe with the Heresys I need to do the opposite