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Chigurh

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  1. IMO they haven't made it hard at all. All you need is a DAC. The OEM Apple DAC is only $15 and sounds very good. https://www.apple.com/au/shop/product/MMX62FE/A/lightning-to-35mm-headphone-jack-adapter
  2. I've used the Apple lightning headphone adapter from my iPhone and it sounds surprisingly good. I'm not sure if the USB-C one would work with a Windows laptop (but maybe it would). It would need Windows drivers to make it work.
  3. I'm contemplating adding a brand new Mac Mini to my main setup. Can anyone confirm that if it's connected to an external DAC via USB that I'd get the full-fat 24/192 experience?
  4. Joni Mitchell's album Blue is 24/192 on Apple Music for all the Hi-Rez aficionados.
  5. As other people have suggested I suspect the problem is with the wifi. If your router is dual band try the other band. If band-steering is turned on in the router this can cause problems with some devices. If it's still problematic, maybe consider getting a better router.
  6. I 've taken up the free trial of Apple Music. I think Apple have been very clever about this. They have taken the best things from other music stream services and rolled them into one. Comprehensive catalogue. Lossless and hi-rez music. Music videos. No extra cost for lossless. However, I'm not convinced about the Spatial Audio (for a 2 channel setup). IMO the bar has been raised and the other services need to catch up, quickly!
  7. I'm in exactly the same situation. My Denon AVR-1910 still sounds fine and it just won't die! If I replace it I think a Yamaha RX-V6A would be the go.
  8. Do you have any recommendations for a repairer that I could send the faulty PCB to? BTW I picked up the repaired amp this week and so far it's working as good as new again.
  9. I've asked the tech to keep the faulty PCB for me. I might send it off and if it's repairable, I'll keep it as a spare.
  10. Yes, thanks for the info but I don't think sending to the UK for repair is viable.
  11. Oh well, they have got me by the short and curlies. If it's just snap-on connectors and no soldering involved it does look easy and possibly DIY. They told me that there is only one available in Australia. I wouldn't know where to source one from. BTW it's not $300 for labour, it's $185 plus GST. 🙂
  12. I've just the the quote back for the repair for my M6Si. Apparently it needs a new digital power PCB which costs $740. The whole repair will be $1017. I'm going ahead with the repair as it's still a lot cheaper than a new amplifier.
  13. I think you might be confusing sample rate with bit depth and bit rate. Spotify has always been 44/16 https://www.headphonesty.com/2019/07/sample-rate-bit-depth-bit-rate/
  14. I've got the Vento 836 bookshelf version. I can't fault them really. Fantastic build quality and clear detailed sound. GLWTS.
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