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what was the last piece of hifi you bought

Discussion in 'audio' started by chris turner, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    4x JJ EL34 II’s from Watford Audio. I’ve made a few changes lately, so hard to make comparisons. But it’s sounding sublime in here currently.

    Only slight downer, is the snazzy logo on the valves is on the back. Bit weird.
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  2. Can’t you just connect to the DAC via USB? I run my Pi into the USB input in my RA1570, it sounds superb.

    Cheers BB
  3. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    I have read that connecting via USB is great with RPi 4, but I have a 3B+ and it is known to cause occasional clicks and pops. I’ll try it both ways and send the hat back if it didn’t turn out to be a problem with straight USB.
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  4. Yes, I’ve read that the 4 has improved USB output, the 4 is my first RPi. The hat is reputed to make a good improvement on the 3. Good luck.

    Cheers BB
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  5. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Addis Deluxe sink mat.:D
  6. Pete Green

    Pete Green Active Member

    Bluesound Node2i for upstairs. Very happy, and the app v stable
  7. shevans

    shevans pfm Member

    NAD C 316BEE amplifier & NAD C 538 CD player (absolute bargain bundle). Actually managed to listen to three whole CD albums as without an “App” I could not continually swap and change tracks.
    PhilofCas and chris turner like this.
  8. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    I am halfway to getting an old JVC L-A55 direct drive turntable for £99 (serviced with lid)

    It would be as a 3rd deck just to grade donations with a Goldring 2100 cart, connected to a Technics SU 7100 Integrated > IMF Super Compacts…

    Only thing stopping me is finding space for the deck, although I think I would have a shelf put up.
    Not told the Wife, none of her beeswax.
    paulfromcamden and Tarzan like this.
  9. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    Just installed a pair of mk1 SBLs. Very nice so far.
  10. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    Set of 8 Soundcare Superspikes to try under a few pairs of speaker stands and subwoofers.
    ossy and Tarzan like this.
  11. Dean Jordan

    Dean Jordan pfm Member

    Oww what's it like I was seriously thinking of this when I upgraded.
  12. Dean Jordan

    Dean Jordan pfm Member

    Cen.Grand DSDAC 1.0

    DAC (Super Clock)

    Glorious looking unit
  13. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

  14. ossy

    ossy pfm Member

    can you feedback your results plse?
  15. JB76

    JB76 pfm Member

    Ortfoton Vermisio cartridge, installed on Tuesday- can’t wait
  16. Dowser

    Dowser Learning to bodge again..

    Original Chord Mojo - wasn’t looking for one, or need one, but it was too cheap to refuse - another vintage DAC for my collection :)
    robs likes this.
  17. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    LOL...not sure it can be classed as vintage just yet....though may well have classic status...!
    What do you think?
  18. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    Sure, no problem. I’ll be trying them out with a pair of Solidsteel SS6 speaker stands (Proac) and Audio Note AN/E Stands (Tannoy) and a pair of subwoofers. All are spiked to the floor atm and the Tannoy DMT have Isoacoustics Pucks between speakers and stands so I’ll be playing around.
  19. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Now it looks like I might try a Technics SL 1210 Mk. 2

    Seen one for £350, not sure if that is a bargain, but it doesn’t sound too bad.
  20. Dean Jordan

    Dean Jordan pfm Member

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