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Bettini

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Sep 2019
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    Just had a building survey back with more than the usual concerns, can anyone recommend a builder (Leyton way)?

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    For the first time in years, I did some outdoor belay climbing at the weekend and really enjoyed it. Keen start to get into some indoor climbing - what would I need other and shoes and chalk?

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    Can anyone recommend a good bike fit that's available outside of work hours (6pm or later) central?

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    Thanks, it makes sense the DAC would have the greatest effect on quality.

    I don't have anything on the NAS at a particularly high Res (basically a lot of ripped CDs and torrented MP3s from the early 00's), but I'd like to future proof myself against Spotify, or similar, offering higher quality streaming at some point.

    I might try to get into Richer Sounds to have a listen to the CA streamer to get a feel for an all in one

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    Have just picked up a new system: Rega P6, elixir-r, Apollo-r and Harbeth M30.1. Absolutely loving it – many thanks to @BRM for recommending Radlett audio, Dave is really knowledgeable and lovely guy.

    The only thing I’m missing from the system is a streamer/DAC. Previously I’ve had a chromecast audio feeding into a cheap DAC then into an amp. I’ve then cast from Spotify or BubbleUpnP/my NAS from the phone when I’ve needed.

    Is it better to get a decent DAC (like the Benchmark DAC3) then a cheapish streamer I use via a phone/tablet, or whether it’s worth getting a combined DAC/streamer (like the Cambridge audio CZN V2) that supports Spotify connect? Looking at prices, I can’t stretch to both a decent DAC and high-end streamer.

    I guess it boils down to me not really understanding the importance of the streamer quality. Is it a bit like HDMI cables, that as long as the signal gets to the DAC it’s fine, or does a higher quality streamer offer better sound quality?

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    Great stuff, thanks - will hit him up

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    I'm looking to upgrade my current system (Rega RP1 perf pack, KEF Q7 and Yamaha AS501) to something a bit better, spending around £5k. Can anyone recommend a dealer they trust? I'd be up for building a system up myself, but trawling forums is only adding to my confusion.

    I'm in E9, but would happily travel most places in London

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    Anyone recommend a club in Vilnius, Lithuania? Asking for a friend...

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    I take it everyone else's Fbook feed has been full of this: http://kelvinroaster.com?

    Looks suspiciously like a jazzed-up air popcorn maker, but can't help but be tempted by a new coffee gadget...

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    Urgh. Birch tree-jizz. Eyes won't stop itching.

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