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  • Digital Source 1
    Topping DX3 Pro
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    Hifiberry DAC+ DSP
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    Cambridge CXA81
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    Audiovector QR5
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    AKG K712
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  1. Now sold to @El Seano @Tazman46 sorry I only just saw your message when I came here to update the thread. Yes, that's exactly how it works. Drop me a line or start a thread in Computer Hifi forum and tag me if you want to explore further
  2. I agree with this. I use now use a different DSP profile for low volume listening. On the amp question, as you said you are looking for "lively" then I think Audiolab may be a good choice for you.
  3. OK so I just had to buy a new laptop so will consider offers on this to help fund [emoji16]
  4. The OpenDRC on eBay is mine. Drop me a line on here instead and of course I will happily take an offer I've been using it for room correction, but I *believe* you can address each digital output separately and therefore implement a crossover purely in the digital domain, if you use a different plugin. It'll cost me $10 to buy the new plugin from MiniDSP, but happy to give it a go if there's interest?
  5. Thanks @Tazman46. As I am mainly doing this for fun, I'd be happy to talk the purchaser through the process. I found using the parametric equalization the most straightforward and still offering a really good improvement. Here's a Youtube video I found on how to how it's done. (Watch up until Equalizer APO - you don't need this step. Instead you upload the file to the MiniDSP which is straightforward). This corrects frequency response. You can also do a similar thing to correct phase response. (That's using a more complex MiniDRC system - this one is 2 channel not 8 channel so a bit more straightforward). It looks complex at first but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. I'm not yet an expert for sure, but it's been great to try different curves on my system. As well as correcting room modes, it's remarkable how trying different curves make you think "oh... that sounds like my Dalis" or "aha... Electrocompaniet"... As I say, there's also the AcourateDSP program if you want to automate all this. Full disclosure - I've not tried that software. My other 'homebrew' DSP system isn't compatible, but if I end up keeping the MiniDSP I'll definitely give it a try.
  6. Bump. Happy to consider offers on this. A really great way to tame any unruly bass or room modes on your system.
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224187528850
  8. That's great news - excellent support from Asus!
  9. jamster

    power amp repair

    Panda Sounds in Lichfield (near Birmingham) may be able to help. I've not used them but they seem to get good feedback.
  10. That's great you were able to do that. It's my big concern with buying second hand - the hassle factor. The converse worry with buying new is: will there be anyone around to maintain them in 38 years' time? E.g. will your Kef's last that long? I get the impression that the skills needed to maintain hifi are becoming rarer.
  11. And then you need to make sure you lower the radio output on each one so it is not fighting with its neighbours. Some of the more recent mesh WiFi systems are actually pretty good and manage a lot of the complexity for you. You need to get one with a separate radio for backhaul to main router (equivalent of separate ethernet cable).
  12. Yep they may use a different supplier. They are all much of a muchness though. If you want to wring the most performance out of it what you really want to do is match the vdsl chipset in the router to the one your line is connected to in the local cabinet. Apparently that can help get you a slightly faster line (fractionally) in some circumstances due to synergies between the chipsets.
  13. I don't think there is much logic to this. There are a myriad of different types of chips in different routers. Different chips do different things too. - xDSL, WiFi, routing etc. I wouldn't worry about it one bit.(also, EE is BT) Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk