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by Fran
Fri Sep 29, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQN
Replies: 8039
Views: 400523

Re: MQN

As I type this I am streaming from Qobuz on the phone to a bluetooth receiver and i2s from there into an AD1862 DAC. Its not the same sonic level as either WTFplay or SD card player, but its good enough not to make you feel you are missing something (even though you know you are missing something!) ...
by Fran
Fri Aug 25, 2023 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Orders from usa
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Orders from usa

Agreed. I had it happen to me a couple of times, and other times I got the bill first (pay before delivery). I have a parcel from a big supplier in the USA that is properly set up for customs etc. in Shannon at present. The last 10 deliveries have been smooth as butter, but this time my parcel has b...
by Fran
Fri Aug 25, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Orders from usa
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Orders from usa

Sometimes Fedex send you a bill afterwards. The kicker there is the 18e they charge for admin fees. The whole thing is a minefield but for what its worth, addresspal is the best solution for buying stuff from UK or USA where the seller is not fully set up to charge VAT etc. In other words all smalle...
by Fran
Fri Aug 11, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dublin HIFI Show 2023
Replies: 24
Views: 2871

Re: Dublin HIFI Show 2023

Nice to see it running, fair play to them for organising.
by Fran
Wed Jul 12, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repair Shops?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Repair Shops?

Only one that gets mentioned here again and again is hifi hospital.....
by Fran
Tue Jun 13, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Speaker Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Help with Speaker Setup

Nice gains here from the work you put in.....
by Fran
Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: T.H.E. Show
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: T.H.E. Show

Enjoy the show!
by Fran
Thu Jun 01, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: The Hi-End Bar
Topic: Ear plugs for gigs
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Ear plugs for gigs

I remember seeing ads recently for ones that had an adjustable opening - but can't remember for the life of me what they were called.
by Fran
Thu Jun 01, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Speaker Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Help with Speaker Setup

I think adjusting what they are sitting on is fine for getting the last few % out of them..... but won't cure your problem. I think they are just in too much free space. If you have the house free to yourself, I would suggest puling them forward, moving the left hand one around the corner so that th...
by Fran
Mon May 22, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: The Hi-End Bar
Topic: MUNICH HIGHEND SHOW 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: MUNICH HIGHEND SHOW 2023

Well, we had a great weekend of great sounds and geekery at max levels. I thought there were more rooms that sounded very good this year compared to last, so kudos to them all. Some stand outs to me: Hard not to be wowed by the crazy ESD acoustics horn system (7 horns and 3 subs per channel and 25 b...