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Cable Monkey

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Cable Monkey last won the day on April 12 2014

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About Cable Monkey

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    Veteran Wammer
  • Birthday 10/10/1962

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    Birmingham, UK
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  • Turn Table
    A R Legend (TTT)
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    PU7/Black Beauty SPX
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    PS Audio NuWave
  • Digital Source 1
  • Digital Source 2
    Teac P700
  • DAC
    Teac NT-505
  • Pre-Amp
    Teac NT-505
  • Power Amp/s
    Hypex NC400
  • My Speakers
    10 inch Tannoys
  • Headphones
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Is that you Steve? What is the exact model? This is quite a sought after version of Sterling’s.
  2. Mine are substituting for my passive monitors at the moment. I’m not going to judge them yet, I’ll get them properly loosened up and then get them REW’d up and see if I like the results.
  3. Tannoy Gold 8. Interesting active speaker if you are into the DC concept. Highly specc’d, relatively inexpensive and pretty to look at thus meeting the HiFi use remit. Class A/B rather than digital amplification but powered by a switching supply. I’m giving a pair a run at the moment.
  4. It is illegal if your method of payment avoids paying tax. In the case of the U.K., VAT. It’s enforceability is the only thing in question. One change in the process as a result of Brexit is vendors abroad now collect on behalf of the Government rather than leave it to Customs. This enables Customs and Excise to go after Companies rather than individuals making enforcement a lot simpler. I expect the loophole will be tightened if not closed completely at some point in the future.
  5. Some people do need help. They market it as a DC blocker and DC can be a real problem for some. Not by any means everyone, but some can benefit. The only issue here is if we surround this product with “giant killing, above weight punching fairy dust” meaning people who don’t need one try it anyway.
  6. You are not having much luck are you? Keep on, it’ll be worth it in the end.
  7. Living in a world of standby generators, they are kept at operational temperature 24/7. You don’t have to run an engine to make it ready to go!
  8. It is pretty much what I thought would happen. The only question being was it because it was simply a racing incident or was it because they backed the Stewards publicly?
  9. Max didn’t brake until way too late to make the apex. It was the driving equivalent of a professional foul, mistiming an event which would cause him to go wide and force anyone outside him even wider in my view. I think that any penalty should only apply to the race in which the transgression took place. I don’t think it should be brought forward. However, my instinct is that the Race Stewards will be backed publicly even if it is recognised they got it wrong on the day. No further action taken.
  10. It is the case and it isn’t a secret. The second unfold in MQA is claimed to be DAC specific so can only happen legitimately in that DAC. Auralic were supposed to adopt in the first tranche of MQA products but fell foul of MQA’s specified requirements and had their licence pulled.
  11. For anyone wondering what fire was being referred to this was an industry piece on the event. Asahi Kasei Microdevices were making the DAC chips that were making massive in-roads to the market lead held by ESS and were in the process of pushing a third generation of flagship chips through in as many years when the fire halted them. Their chips are now unobtainable and manufacturers have re-engineered most active production lines to use the ESS product.
  12. Have you actually ordered one or are you waiting for dealers to declare them in stock? I’m very interested having been thoroughly won over by the NT-505.
  13. The problem isn’t so much Lewis being Black. It is Mercedes being dominant. At stake is the notion that the very best advertisement for new entrants in the sport is the notion that a late comer can rise to the very top. But the very worst advert is someone the size of Honda can come in and still ‘only’ be runners up. What happened over the weekend targeted the team. The matter of the driver was largely coincidental. My reasoning is to target primarily on the basis of race would be utterly stupid. I think their problem isn’t personalities. It is Politics.
  14. They output optical and coaxial spdif limited to CD resolution. If you want to experience their full capability it is via their analogue outputs only.
  15. I am talking about the paid advert free version, but I am also talking about 2016. I know watermarking has been ceased or made less audible in most cases since then.
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