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About aswillman

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  • Birthday 20/07/1967

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  • Location
    Upavon, UK
  • Real Name
    Antony Willman

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  • Turn Table
    WB Full Circle
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Benz Glider
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Built in
  • Digital Source 1
    Matrix Element M
  • Digital Source 2
    Exposure CD XM
  • DAC
    Matrix Element M
  • Pre-Amp
    ATC CA2
  • My Speakers
    ATC 20A Towers
  • Headphones
    Dan Clark Aeon Noire
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Please note, I have listed these on eBay as well due to their £1 seller fee.
  2. Location: Upavon, Wiltshire (or my work in Tidworth). Price: £280 Nice pair of these planar headphones I bought recently. I’d never tried planar headphones so bought these to try them out. I really like the sound so have pulled the trigger on some Dan Clark Aeons and these are surplus. They were 3 months old when purchased (off eBay) for £275. I have also got a really nice balanced cable which just provides a bit more voltage to drive them, not that it really needs them. This cost about £90. Terminated with a 2.5mm TRRS. I will cover postage by Royal Mail. I haven’t po
  3. I’m after one of these too! I’ll pm you.
  4. I’ve got a Noble BT amp. Actually works okay although there is some background noise. Also takes a bit of time for the digital ‘handshake’ to occur. Worked well with my iPhone & Noble IEMs. PM me if interested - just looking to cover postage plus a donation at Poppy time.
  5. I stopped using my SOTM SMS-200 purely as I have gone back to a Mac 'n' DAC. It is a really good bit of kit though as a Roon Endpoint. My Mac acted as a Roon server for it (controlled by an iPad). I think, in answer to the OP, that is an option as is a RPi (which I also have). No sound quality differences but the Eunhasu on the SOTM is more user friendly and is able to emulate other things like Airplay.
  6. Neutrik make good ones. I have no idea what they’re made of though. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I’ve always purchased from this lot: https://custom-lynx.co.uk/product-category/speaker/powered-active-speaker-cables/xlr-to-xlr-powered-active-speaker-cables/ Reliable & well made. I love the XLR termination but I doubt there’ll be a sound difference over such short distances. It may sound better due to higher voltages & beings louder! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve got a raspberry streamer thingy if you want to borrow it? Should be just PnP setup to be a Roon Endpoint. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. There’s this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113188216937 Heard quite good things about them. It would be a more up to date DAC but whether it sounds any better...:-) I suppose it depends if you just need a Roon endpoint for your DAC or if you used the Transporter as an all in one. I use a SOTM SMS-200 with a Mac Mini as my server, works really well. Not expensive either. Also used a Raspberry Pi with Roon, again plug and play, excellent SQ and cheap. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. And Martin is incredibly helpful. I had a very informative chat with him when looking at a Mite as a Roon endpoint. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Friend of mine uses RME in his studio alongside the usual suspects as well as some analogue stuff. It’s his go to AD/DA converter, extremely reliable. It did blow a SMPS once & RME couriered a replacement within 48hrs. Really good Company. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I almost went for the lifetime license but have just held back for another year. The iPad app is very good and will give you a clear readout of what is happening. I think it is easier to use than the JRiver app but that in itself is not bad. Roon: JRiver (browse mode): So it’s horses for courses I think. I suspect I will stick with Roon as I have played around with both now. It also allows control of Airplay which is useful for around the house. If you want to have a play, I would highly recommend a simple R-Pi endpoint or something like the SOTM SMS-200. I have a R-Pi with Jessie L
  13. I’m a bit torn. I think Roon is excellent as it does give nice background information to the bands as well as linking to other bands/artists. I have discovered a few that way. I was going down the lifetime license route but have just subscribed for another year. I think the biggest plus is it’s Tidal integration but I found this just too expensive for the amount I was using it. I am in the maybe group. And Serge you are right, you can find all the info on Wikipedia. I have Roon on a bog standard Mac Mini with 2 x matching NewerTech external drives so it looks smart, all at half the cost
  14. Killie99 has first dibs on the Rasptouch. I have to say I have always found these great fun but work and a 6 yr old means less time to play hence my rather boring SOTM off the shelf solution! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. If anyone else is thinking about this, I have a Rasptouch case, 7” screen plus some other bits sitting in my attic & free to a good home. I used the Pi as a headless Roonbridge so you’d need to add that. There’s also a Pi hat DAC (?ESS9023) but I think it’s kaput. Pm me if interested. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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