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    Knebworth, Herts

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  • Turn Table
    OL Resolution mkII
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Conqueror 3c/AN IO 2
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Copper Slagle
  • Digital Source 1
    Oppo UDP 203
  • DAC
    AN DAC2.1x Balanced
  • Pre-Amp
    AN M3 Phono
  • Power Amp/s
    IA 845MB sig
  • My Speakers
    Harbeth M40.1
  • Headphones
    Grado PS1000/ Icon HP8 mk2 Sig
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. How do you connect your Sonos to your DAC? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Mine too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks Gary Yes I’m using my Oppo as a CDT into the AN 2.1x via coax, and the Apple TV through HDMI into the Oppo. So really also using the Oppo as a source selector also. I was considering using the Sonos Connect in place of the Apple TV. What is the difference between the Port and the Connect? And then I believe there is also a Bridge and a Boost to confuse things further Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. From reading forums and magazines I almost have to agree with this, assuming the OP is looking for ballpark figures as opposed to a philosophical answer (with which I all agree btw), but I would pitch my ranges slightly higher and wider:Budget: Mid: 1000 - 10,000 High: 10,000 - 50,000 Ultra: >50,000 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That's excellent news Mac. Your perseverance has finally paid off - I hope the 40.2's don't disappoint. PS. I have never seen a pair of piano black Harbeths, was it a custom job? Please post pics once they are in situ!
  6. Thank you for your comments and I appreciate the ramble as I'm clearly interested. Would SQ be the key reason for going for something like the Bluesound Node? That was my assumption that led to my question on the purpose of using a high res streamer if the AN DACs don't support high res? I mostly use the digital for background listening and discovering new music, and in my hifi setup I use a spare Apple TV to which I airplay from Spotify. For the rest of the home I have a couple of Sonos speakers. So it seems like the options are: 1. Use the Node 2i as a hifi streamer purely for SQ reasons with my AN DAC - whether it will be worth the money over my current Apple TV solution is the question I guess, and/or 2. To make full use of the Bluesound solution, I will have to make the Sonos redundant and go for the Bluesound products, once again not sure what there will be to gain by going down this route. Not sure if my ramble makes any sense, but would be happy to hear your thoughts C
  7. How do you use this with your DAC 2.1, through digital coax, and does it support high res (the AN DAC I mean)? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Welcome back Gary, we missed you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. PS. The guy manufacturing Something Solid stands is a customer of his, so he’ll be able to arrange a good deal on the stands too for you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I bought my 40.1’s from David. Top man and such a great space to go audition equipment and listen to music Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi MAC, I’m sure with a bit of patience the WAM taxi will get you sorted and take your new 40.2’s on a scenic tour past a few Wammer’s houses for a demo on their way to you. Don’t give up hope just yet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’m not too familiar with this subject, so apologies if I’m missing something, but if you’re going down the DSP route, why do you need a DAC? From my understanding the DSP device is ADC —> processing -> DAC. Unless of course you can and want to bypass the DSP device’s DAC? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have not heard it myself, but the reports are overwhelmingly positive, as you may have seen Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah sorry, you lost me at plugging my TT into a ADC. I mean, what’s the point, it defeats the purpose in my view. I may be convinced on another day, but in the meantime I’ll just continue to enjoy my bass bloom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Will be even better if expected costs and brand/model recommendations can be made against this explanation. Personally I’m more of an old school analogue type of guy, i.e good old fashioned film as opposed to digital and photoshop, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not willing to look into it with an open mind. To continue the analogy, digital and photoshop, hell even an iphone, now allow the average person to take and enjoy much better pictures. So if this tech allows us to enjoy better quality sound reproduction in non-ideal circumstances, then the better for everyone Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk