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What Are You Listening To - The Reckoning

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IIRC, the DACMagic has 3 inputs, so check if any of your other stuff has a digital output - PVR/Sky Box, DVD player, Freeview box, DAB radio, whatever you have. It would probably improve sound from any of the aforementioned.

I have now connected my Marantz CD6003 to my Dacmagic with a Toslink cable and the results are very good.Listening to Tom Petty Wildflowers CD and the base is now a lot more controlled than before which I did have problems with as my listening room is only about 13ft by 10 ft. Acoustic nuisances are clear as day from guitar strings which I love.

At the moment I have more cables than a BT exchange so I will be holding out on any more additions just yet.

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IIRC, the DACMagic has 3 inputs, so check if any of your other stuff has a digital output - PVR/Sky Box, DVD player, Freeview box, DAB radio, whatever you have. It would probably improve sound from any of the aforementioned.

I have now connected my Marantz CD6003 to my Dacmagic with a Toslink cable and the results are very good.Listening to Tom Petty Wildflowers CD and the bass is now a lot more controlled than before which I did have problems with as my listening room is only about 13ft by 10 ft. Acoustic nuisances are clear as day from guitar strings which I love.

At the moment I have more cables than a BT exchange so I will be holding out on any more additions just yet.

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At the moment I have more cables than Hull KR's floodlights so I will be holding out on any more additions just yet.

Edited for accuracy.

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I have now connected my Marantz CD6003 to my Dacmagic with a Toslink cable and the results are very good.Listening to Tom Petty Wildflowers CD and the base is now a lot more controlled than before which I did have problems with as my listening room is only about 13ft by 10 ft. Acoustic nuisances are clear as day from guitar strings which I love.

At the moment I have more cables than a BT exchange so I will be holding out on any more additions just yet.

Have you experimented with the different digital filter options yet?

I'd be tempted by a DACMagic, although I think it could do with remote source switching, for convenience. Maybe the Mk.II will have it.

My current DAC is a StyleAudio Carat, which doubles as a headphone amp. Sound quality is good, but it won't accept the really hi-resolution bitrates used more and more these days.

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Have you experimented with the different digital filter options yet?

I'd be tempted by a DACMagic, although I think it could do with remote source switching, for convenience. Maybe the Mk.II will have it.

My current DAC is a StyleAudio Carat, which doubles as a headphone amp. Sound quality is good, but it won't accept the really hi-resolution bitrates used more and more these days.

There certainly are different characteristics to each filter when I have tried them. The minimum phase seemed a bit warm sounding to my ears but that be just me. It is claimed that this filter gets rid of pre-ringing which stops percussion instruments from sounding muddled,giving reproduction that is only found in true high end players.It has turned my budget CD player into definitely a step up in the reproductive scale.

The remote switching you mention is not an issue for me until you mentioned it I never even gave it a second thought. If you are thinking about a new DAC the DACmagic is well worth every penny in my view. As I said it has given me CD quality sound from my laptop and totally upped the performance of my CD player. Its a small unit and sits nicely on my rack.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as an option for you to audition if your after a new DAC. The Richer Sounds in Hull has auditioning room and thats what I did.They were very helpful not pushy at all.

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never been a Chris rea fan, but I bought his new album yesterday. Decent rockingg blues, although I have a bit of a problem with the register of his voice.

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classic lancashire hotpots, "never mind the hotpots" such classics as, chippy tea, he's turnin emo,the firewall song, and the great "ebay eck" if you like a laugh put it on. :biggrin:

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classic lancashire hotpots, "never mind the hotpots" such classics as, chippy tea, he's turnin emo,the firewall song, and the great "ebay eck" if you like a laugh put it on. :biggrin:

chippy tea should be the national anthem

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Over the weekend:

Allan Holdsworth - Secrets

Alpha Blondy & the Wailers - Jerusalem

Blondie - Autoamerican

Bruno Walter-Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Mahler 9 (CBS)

Dixie Dregs - Freefall

John Lee Hooker - Healer

Mary Black - Babes in the Wood

The Band - Moondog Matinee

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The two CD reissue of Junior Murvin's Police & Thieves.

Up there with "Heart of the Congos" and Max Romeo's "War Inna Babylon" as Lee Perry's finest vocal productions.

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