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    Default Question for Hifi peeps

    Alrite - I am looking at Music streamers, in particular the

    • Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6
    • Pioneer N-50
    • Rotel RT12


    Does anyone have any experience / views on these units?

    Ta


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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    I've got some Cambridge Audio 5.1 speakers, they're flipping brilliant. No idea about the streamers tho, I'm no audiophile so I just stream music to my AV amp.

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    If you get asked about bi-amping, don't punch your interlocutor in the face.

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    Quote Originally Posted by BananaMan View Post
    If you get asked about bi-amping, don't punch your interlocutor in the face.
    I've Bi Wired my B&W speakers. Bi is the way forward

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    Ta for the replies.... I am interested in how people get on with them on a day to day basis, as opposed to the magazine 30 minute tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    I've Bi Wired my B&W speakers. Bi is the way forward
    I haven't bi-wired in years. I think Bi-Amping has benefit, but not bi-wiring

    Interesting article here

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    Quote Originally Posted by WileECoyote View Post
    I haven't bi-wired in years. I think Bi-Amping has benefit, but not bi-wiring

    Interesting article here
    I had a look at your link but, not being a technical type, I couldn't understand what they were talking about.


    My hifi speakers are bi-wired but only because, when I bought the system 10 years ago, it was just regarded as the thing to do at he price point I was at.

    Haven't got a clue if it would sound the same without bi-wiring and cba to find out as I'm happy with the way it sounds now

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    Any will do the job fine - the music will likely be compressed so it will be a poor quality sound anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    Any will do the job fine - the music will likely be compressed so it will be a poor quality sound anyway.
    Why? Never understand why people always assume everyone has poor files

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    Default Re: Question for Hifi peeps

    Was looking at buying very similar setup based around the stream Magic but read lots of compatibility issues. In the end I've just ordered a Naim Unitilite. All in one system from a well respected brand for only a tiny bit more than I was going to spend on separates. Also a really good app for controlling the Naim via Ipad and an android app is in development.

    When I went for a demo I was blown away by the sound quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenver View Post
    Why? Never understand why people always assume everyone has poor files
    That's why I used the word likely. It's a fairly safe bet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    That's why I used the word likely. It's a fairly safe bet though.
    95% is FLAC / , the rest are MP3 which I am listening too before, they get added to the collection in a FLAC format..

    Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnyyyyyyywwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy yyyyyyy back on track, ta for the feedback, sounds like not many people have these players...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenver View Post
    Why? Never understand why people always assume everyone has poor files
    Slenver - I use lossless - but I don't this that the sound is that great. But at my age ( and the time I want to invest) I accept it is what it is ... all are at around the 1000 bps(?) - CDs still sound better - and then streamed over apple TV / Airport express. Maybe that is the limting factor
    What really gets on my tits is the different sound levels between tracks
    And the amount of drop outs I get if streaming via Apple TV ..

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