MartinC

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  • Digital Source 1
    Pioneer PD S-505
  • Digital Source 2
    OPPO BDP-83
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    miniDSP SHD
  • Power Amp/s
    Bel Canto eVo4
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    Shearwaters+S1510sub
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hmmm, personally I'd actively avoid the center of the room as it will be a null for multiple bass frequencies. I realise you said 'close to' but at the wavelengths concerned this could still very easily be problematic.
  2. I really don't understand how so many people clearly think this sort of thing is a good idea: BBC News - Coronavirus: Greater Manchester Police warning after 660 parties shut down https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-52221688
  3. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    The Russ Andrews switch comes with one of their Yello power cables...
  4. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    I have a long ethernet cable sitting upstairs that at some point I'll get round to comparing to the current WiFi connection to my streamer. If I end up using it long term I'd then want a network switch to allow me to also connect my TV and PS4.
  5. I saw this on Newsnight last night and if you're interested there is more discussion on the subject in the full episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000h3s3/newsnight-08042020
  6. What is it you actually want the box to do? You say you want a 'splitter' but it sounds to me like what you want is a source selector? As in something with 3 inputs (for your 3 sources) to connect to a single output (that goes to the Loki)? If I've got this right then one of these would be inexpensive and would do what you want: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HQ-3-Way-Stereo-Input-Control-Black/dp/B000I8OOS8/ref=sr_1_9?crid=3O2E554LOBNWA&dchild=1&keywords=rca+switch+box&qid=1586460156&sprefix=rca+switch%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-9 I have one of these and have no complaints, although I've only used it for subwoofer signals.
  7. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    No. This totally misrepresents 'engineering knowledge'.
  8. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    Which reputable company are you referring to?
  9. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    I would be extremely cautious interpreting anything from videos from that YouTube channel. I'm not going to hunt for it now but there was another A/B comparison on there, I think for mains leads, where something very odd had happened to the sound between the two but was definitely nothing to do with the product being tested. (If I remember I'll dig it out when I have time this evening.)
  10. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    Errr, no, I would suggest the basic idea of hifi is to play music in a way that the listener enjoys .
  11. MartinC

    Ooh, no

    One of the values of scientific/technical knowledge is that it allows us to work out what will happen in many situations without needing to try them. I have for example never tried jumping off a cliff to see if I can fly but I am certain that I can't. I know nothing about Ethernet switches though .
  12. Not listening to vinyl is of course the cheapest solution .
  13. One word of warning: any difference signal will be very sensitive to small time offsets of one signal vs the other. Presumably the software allows this to be adjusted but bear this in mind. Also make a few repeat measurements with no changes to get an idea of the normal variability. Note you can do some direct comparisons in REW as well, although of different things.
  14. What matters is normal listening level for vinyl playback. I don't see how TV has any relevance at all from what you've said.