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  1. For now I might just get an auto switching Toslink splitter- https://www.altronics.com.au/p/a3212-dynalink-4-way-toslink-spdif-switcher/ $85 then I can spend time trying to hunt down exactly what I need, normally I jump in and buy something that does 75% of what I want then buy something better not long after. The Heos app reviews don't seem all that promising.
  2. That is quite a large unit but it does say that the optical port is assignable which is nice. Marantz have a 2ch slimline one that is similar and I'd assume Denon would have one with a different front panel, the Marantz is an NR-1200.
  3. Thanks warweary, that looks like a decent little option, wonder if it Uses aptX-HD for Bluetooth streaming? I'm not sure why but my HTC phone doesn't do apt-X HD, it instead uses an Apple codec.
  4. Very late reply but I ended up with some Scan-Speak Illuminators in 5" 4Ohm, they seem okay for the task but I wish I had have bought the 4" Purifi drivers. I am yet to set up a final EQ curve, need to have a practice with the Dayton Omnimic thingy as I am yet to use it.
  5. Howdy people, I have little to no knowledge on what I am looking for, there are so many names for products which all seem very similar. I basically want a receiver with no amplifier but it seems price goes up if you want such an item. I found the Dali Sound Hub and Sound Hub compact and they both looked perfect but had no optical output as they are designed to work with their speakers exclusively(I believe). I need- At least two optical inputs, one optical out, Bluetooth connectivity, a proper physical remote. Nice to have- Streaming over the home network, a HDMI input. Speakers are some home made jobbies with Scan-Speak D2908/714000 tweeters and 5" Illuminator mids run actively off a Beocreate HiFiBerry setup and I would like to ditch the Raspberry Pi as it runs hot and with a two minute boot time(seems like) it's not really convenient for daily use. If I can't find anything a Marantz CR612 may be an okay choice, I do have some outdoor speakers that could make use of the Speakers B connections. Oh priced under $1000 if it is possible, up to $1500 if it meets the must and nice to haves. Cheers.
  6. Thanks for the reply Dave they are very competitively priced aren't they?! Sadly postage would be almost as much as the drivers themselves. I just spotted the Fostex FW 168 HS and they don't seem to model too poorly, sadly the local importer only has the superseded model. They do stock the FOSTEX FW168HR which would blow the budget out and increase the box volume to 14L, it still wouldn't play as low as the Seas Prestige in an 8L enclosure.
  7. To my very untrained ear they sound somewhat thin and at times quite harsh, some bass notes seem to be there but others seem to be somewhat subdued, they are a very odd sounding headphone. I just assumed it was because they are more a studio type headphone as other reviews seemed to be very positive. My in ear B&W Bluetooth headphones more enjoyable to listen for extended periods, they lack detail compared to the Elegia but that's to be expected. Oh, I almost forgot the braided cable, God it is horrible! If I were to have my time again I probably try the Beyer DT 1770 Pro, the Massdrop Senns in the FS section are tempting.
  8. I bought some of them, they are my first closed back headphones and I don't really like them, but it may be just because I don't know what a good headphone sounds like. My ancient HD580s may not have been super accurate but I found them very enjoyable to listen to, I regret throwing them out instead of replacing the drivers and soft parts. The Focals must be very old stock as the Free Dragonfly Red offer ended a long long time ago.
  9. Hi all, first post here so I hope this is in the correct spot. I am planning on building some compact ported bookshelf speakers in the 8-10L range, initially it was going to be a budget build but that seems to be changing as I do more reading. I have a Hifiberry Beocreate amp/DSP which will only give me about 40W continuous at 4 Ohms for the mids and 20W or so for the tweeters. Tweeters at the moment are looking like BlieSma T34A-4. Mids I was looking at the SEAS Prestige Titan L16RNX3 but their low efficiency and 8Ohm impedance would limit the output quite a bit. Would you good people have any suggestions on a mid that will have an f3 of 50Hz or better in a ported 8L enclosure and still sound somewhat decent? If possible, I'd like to buy something that is mostly made in house rather than just farming work out or assembling a bunch of far eastern products and labeling it made in XYZ. This will be one of my first speaker builds, my first failed miserably and my cheapish 12V BT speaker with Dayton drivers sounded somewhat decent. Thanks for any assistance.
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