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Cool Dude Ted

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About Cool Dude Ted

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  • Location
    South West England
  • Real Name
    Stuart

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Project Debut Carbon
  • Digital Source 1
    Raspberry Pi 4
  • Digital Source 2
    PS3
  • DAC
    Schiit Modius
  • Integrated Amp
    Rega Brio
  • My Speakers
    Castle Severn 2s
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser 650
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Sorry. I stand corrected. Always happy to learn.
  2. Not sure what the Sys does! However, have thought about a Schiit Loki as I’m currently trying to defeat bass boom with a Parametric EQ on the R Pi. Anyway, I’m probably moving off topic which I shouldn’t be doing. Re the DAC. There are, of course, always the Dragonfly Black and Red (I’ve used both). However, I have to say not the most streamlined of solutions if protruding from a USB socket & they’re USB only - no SPDIF. But both within the £200 budget.
  3. As far as I’m aware, definitely yes. It’s a HAT which fits onto the PI’s 40 pin GPIO header.
  4. Wondered if I should also suggest a Pi HAT, but have no idea if the OP’s friend is contemplating a R Pi. I’m an ex-user of ALL BOSS DAC.
  5. that’s my opinion too. Previously had the Modi 3, now using a Modius.
  6. And my stepfather didn’t want to go the importation route for a Modi and so purchased the Topping. Although I’ve not heard/seen it - he’s happy.
  7. Schiit Modi 3 or Modi 3+. The “3” should be available used within budget. The 3+, although within budget, seems to have been OOS with the UK distributor for some time. this happened to me, so I imported mine from the US.
  8. Fair point. Without wishing to derail the Tannoy thread any further, what I will just say is that, as far as possible, my more recent purchases have been UK made (Rega Brio, Castle Severns, Raspberry Pi). The Schiit Modius is from the US as I simply couldn’t find a UK made DAC within my budget. my turntable is about 5 years or so old and if I ever replace that it will be with a Rega. The Sennheisers, well what can I say, I bought them 2nd hand.
  9. 100% accept and agree with what you say. When it comes to what I consider to be “non-essential” purchases (HI FI falls into this category for me), then as far as possible I simply want to buy something with “made in the UK” on the box. in saying this, I realise that it is still impossible (or almost) to buy anything where some/all of the components parts haven’t been made outside the UK. It is just a very small, insignificant, gesture on my part - which makes me feel a little better from time to time. Some will agree, others disagree.
  10. Thanks for the question. Just a case of wanting something which is either “made in the UK” or “designed and manufactured in the UK”. It’s just my very small token gesture against so much of our industry and manufacturing being moved overseas. I appreciate that it’s impossible to apply this philosophy to all products I’m ever likely to need or buy but when it comes to a hifi speaker - which to me is a non essential purchase - then that’s what I’ve decided to do.
  11. Thanks for the question. Just a case of wanting something which is either “made in the UK” or “designed and manufactured in the UK”. It’s just my very small token gesture against so much of our industry and manufacturing being moved overseas. I appreciate that it’s impossible to apply this philosophy to all products I’m ever likely to need or buy but when it comes to a hifi speaker - which to me is a non essential purchase - then that’s what I’ve decided to do.
  12. Thank you. Am learning as I go and hadn’t come across these models before. I will have a look. Update; Have now done some digging and doesn’t look as though these are manufactured in the UK which, for me, is an over-riding requirement. Thanks for the pointer, though. The search continues and I suspect it will be a long journey!
  13. Evening all. Apologies if this comes across as a numpty question, but for someone wanting to experience Tannoy dual concentric speakers for the very first time (and not being able to afford the new Legacy range), is it simply a case of putting the feelers out as far as possible, watching auctions, forum for sale ads, etc and simply getting lucky? Or are there any dealers in old Tannoy kit? For some reason, I seem to be being drawn down this path and it’s now on my bucket list!
  14. Hi Simon Thank you so much for the information. I would never have found it just by searching! Just down the road from me. Stuart
  15. Apologies for the chaser. I’ve seen the name RFC on another forum too. described as being in Stroud? (unless I’m getting mixed up). Would you kindly let me know if you have any contact details because I can’t find the name when I search. Thanks
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