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  1. The SRS 2 were the half-sized version of the original SRS. Not enough cone area for that much power.
  2. You've mentioned your SRS speakers, but your sig shows "SRS 2". Do you have both, or have you been using the SRS 2 for this test?
  3. Ooooh, a threadjack in progress, let me play! What is your opinion on the Amplifi/Ubiquiti mesh routers?
  4. And indeed you have. Thank you for clearing up that bit of Schiit.
  5. Oh dear, the forum appears to have gone wonky. Post send doesn't bring me to the bottom of the thread, it just sits there. So I mistakenly reposted twice more and the "its a duplicate of your last post you sodding git" message didn't come up. Have I broken the system?
  6. I spent some time looking at that and it appears to be interesting Schiit indeed. Analog as my brain is, I don't quite understand the difference between the $99 DAC and the $299 "Multibit", other than the obvious price disparity. What does the one do that the other cannot? I believe either one would be a nice addition to my gum-and-bailing-wire Airplay node.
  7. Phone support is largely the bane of mankind. The support worker claiming through their thick accent that they're speaking to you from Omaha and asking you about the weather, strict adherence to flow-chart remedies, and when they encounter something outside their limited flow chart there's the inevitable "I will have to check with my supervisor I will return please wait" followed by interminable hold music on a 30 second loop. When I was a lad the sound was kindly referred to as "lift music", meaning Muzak versions of popular songs expired at least 15 years ago. No bends in the notes, nothing
  8. Thats certainly one way to do it. Quite a hefty investment though. If I were to spend that much on music management for my home I'd have just bought a Mac Mini. It would have become a full-fledged server then, and one could plug the DAC of choice into it, should one be so inclined. For my own uses, I stay away from streaming music from the outside world. I've read some truly terrifying things about the information being compiled on paid customers of such services. And of course I like to own my music. Its not much trouble for me to rip and add the appropriate art, and at under $50
  9. Thats interesting. I've seen those implementations before but never delved into them. How do you remotely control said streamer?
  10. I had a few moments after that last post to think to myself, "Oi, what about that other system upstairs? Y'know, that one system as opposed to all the other systems? Don't you want music streams going that a way?" I had one router left, a truly ancient one that looks to all the world like a laptop power adapter, so I decided to repurpose that thingie. Plug it into the wall outlet next to my desk computer, find it with the setup utility, name it, try to update it a couple of times but its so old the firmware is rather soft and moldy so no updates, but it tests out ok. So I pull it o
  11. I liked her in my youth, much less so as time passed. This song, however you feel about Carly, is probably her masterwork. I'd almost swear it was written by Greg Lake, for it has his depth of material.
  12. I must bring this thread back from the nether, for I have progress to report. I was mucking about on the Drop forum and found a thread very similar to this one. One participant had achieved some success by re-purposing an old Apple router as a music source for his stereo. I happen to have several boxes of cast-off computer bits, and I found a pair of old Airport Wifi routers in there. I took the newer of the pair, which is called the Express, or Extreme, or Exuberant, or whatever marketing superlative they used. The important part is that it is an 802.11alphabet router
  13. I'm just a poor sod that can't manage to go a week without falling over a deal. I barely know enough to keep from electrocuting my self once I'm in there, and here you want me to commit major surgery? If I were a more knowledgeable person - nay, a technician if you will - I would perhaps eliminate the frame transformer and go to a toroid. No more hums or buzzies. Also put a proper, potted rectifier in there instead of discrete diodes. I'm fair sure there's space a plenty in there. But what do I know? I'm sure there's some reason that Bob Almighty designed it the way he did. I'm s
  14. Aside from the related capacitors and perhaps installing fast recovery diodes where before there were lazy, ne'er do well diodes, what else concerning the power supply deserves consideration? I am doubly intrigued now, for it has the blessing of The Kev. If one were to compare the M1.5t to my fully recapped TFM-25, using the SDA SRS, which one would receive the accolades?
  15. It appears my mention of the lark in my bonnet as to this C-1 upgrade has already been considered here - the Burson op-amp upgrade. I had no idea the OP2134A in the BillD list were for the phono section, which is a complete waste of a Burson product. I will look elsewhere for amazement.
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