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Tell me more of this sorcery of which you speak.

We've just moved and all my LPs and audio gear are in boxes. I haven't got a clue where a ) everything is or b ) where to put it if I find it. I can't even find the knackin' computer speakers.

Look in the box with all the pots and pans in, if you were as well organized as I was when I moved it would be the first place I would look.

I am really pleased with the Dac. Though not as open as vinyl the results have been quite a suprise. I am going to get a digital coaxial cable and give running my CD player through it ago to see if it upscales that.

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I am really pleased with the Dac. Though not as open as vinyl the results have been quite a suprise. I am going to get a digital coaxial cable and give running my CD player through it ago to see if it upscales that.

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.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Look in the box with all the pots and pans in, if you were as well organized as I was when I moved it would be the first place I would look.

I am really pleased with the Dac. Though not as open as vinyl the results have been quite a suprise. I am going to get a digital coaxial cable and give running my CD player through it ago to see if it upscales that.

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've found the speakers for the PC. Feels as though I've lost ten bob and found a tanner.

Thanks for the info fellers. I shall investigate further.

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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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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.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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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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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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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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