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Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

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grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

 

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

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BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

 

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly, add a NAS drive and a cheap usb optical disc reader, probably cost under a grand.

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Sorry for multiple posts. Think my hard drive must be dying.

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BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

 

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Why bother with any disc format for music? Just get an Apple TV and stream wirelessly from your computer or a NAS or iDevice.

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davedotco wrote:

BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

 

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly, add a NAS drive and a cheap usb optical disc reader, probably cost under a grand.

 

Yes I'm considering it also.

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davedotco wrote:

BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly,

So will an unmodified Sonos Connect...

 

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Woot! Woot!

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The_Lhc wrote:

davedotco wrote:

BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly,

So will an unmodified Sonos Connect...

 

Quite right, poor phrasing on my part.

I is my opinion, based on experience, that some dacs react badly to noisy transports, otherwise decent dacs sounding harsh and grainy with the 'wrong' transport.

The Connect is easily set to output bit perfect data, but it also outputs substantial jitter and out of band noise, competent Dacs should deal with the jitter without a problem and probably with the noise too but what I have heard suggests that some Dacs are less competent in this area than others.

I have similar issues with my AEX, a well regarded dac from a british manufacturer sounded quite poor and substantially worse than the AEXs onboard processor yet my sub £30 Fiio sounds similar (same chipset I believe) and seems to provide better drive to my active monitors along with extra functionality.

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John Duncan wrote:

Woot! Woot!

For a moment I thought you had written Woof, Woof.

The thought that we might have similar views on a product did cause concern, if only for a moment.

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davedotco wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

davedotco wrote:

BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly,

So will an unmodified Sonos Connect...

 

Quite right, poor phrasing on my part.

I is my opinion, based on experience, that some dacs react badly to noisy transports, otherwise decent dacs sounding harsh and grainy with the 'wrong' transport.

The Connect is easily set to output bit perfect data, but it also outputs substantial jitter and out of band noise, competent Dacs should deal with the jitter without a problem and probably with the noise too but what I have heard suggests that some Dacs are less competent in this area than others.

How does the AVI DAC in the ADMs cope? Do AVI themselves have anything to say on the matter?

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The_Lhc wrote:

davedotco wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

davedotco wrote:

BigH wrote:

grazie wrote:

Brilliant set of links, cheers. I'm very tempted to send some cash in Armonia Hifi's direction.

Really I gone off the idea of a new cd player, next I will probably buy a BD player.

Have you considered the possibility of moving to computer based music?

A Sonus connect with the Cullen/W4S mods will drive ADMs directly,

So will an unmodified Sonos Connect...

 

Quite right, poor phrasing on my part.

I is my opinion, based on experience, that some dacs react badly to noisy transports, otherwise decent dacs sounding harsh and grainy with the 'wrong' transport.

The Connect is easily set to output bit perfect data, but it also outputs substantial jitter and out of band noise, competent Dacs should deal with the jitter without a problem and probably with the noise too but what I have heard suggests that some Dacs are less competent in this area than others.

How does the AVI DAC in the ADMs cope? Do AVI themselves have anything to say on the matter?

No idea.

I am sure others will have a view.  

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There are owners using AEX and Sonos units without any reported issues. I don't know of any issues personally and have not been made aware of any either.

I just take the optical out from the Mac mini though and have not yet tried the AEX, as it's tied up as a network extender and print server.

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A Pioneer stable platter off ebay - about £50. Mine brings up the track information within about one second of the tray closing and reads scratched discs better than anything else.

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