Any Help For a Novice Would Be MUCH appreciated....

Sweet Sounds

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Ladies & Gents - I want to change the way I listen to my music, which is currently via Napster and the like through a Sonos Play 5. I have a large vinyl collection from my youth and love the thought of buying a new LP, playing it and reading the sleeve....oh the memories!

It will be in my living room along the longest wall but the speakers could only be around 7ft apart due to doors, TV etc. They will be either side of the TV and amp & turntable. The room is carpeted, quite full with leather sofas and a couple of small tables and very little clutter. Window on one of the narrowest walls to the outside, double glass paned doors leading to dining room at the other end. The room measures 5.6m x 3.6m. There isnt really an alternative place to put the speakers.

I listen to all types of music, especially stuff like Pink Floyd, Paul Weller, Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Beatles - not a fan of heavy metal, grime, opera, classical or drum & base type stuff. I don't play my music ridiculously loud as the dog and neighbours would go mental but I do like to play it reasonably loud.

I currently have an 8 year old Yamaha RX V871 amp which I just use to play the TV through using a very old and now broken set of Bose cubes. I'm not sure if the Yamaha can do the job I want it to do on a new setup and would appreciate anyones thoughts on this. I still need to play the TV through it due to BluRay, Apple TV, Sky box and Harmony remote. I'm planning on getting a Project Debut Carbon.

I want to buy a new pair of speakers, ideally floorstanders as I haven't got any shelving but I guess I could get stands. I also need to keep my wife sweet on this and the only way I can do this is making sure the speakers are white!! How sad? I like the reviews on the Dali Oberon 5's, which I can get for around £500 and also the Q 3050 which have obviously tumbled in price. I tend to struggle at demos to tell too much of a difference between systems so I'm guessing my ears aren't as finely tuned as some.

Now I know this is all subjective and personal taste but I'd love to get your personal opinions on:

1) Will my Yamaha be up to the job of the new speakers and current TV setup?
2) If not, what would you recommend around £300/400? (ideally would like to avoid this)
2) Would either of those speakers do a good job for me?
3) Is there a better speaker in the £600 price range I should consider...don't forget the 'white' element.

Sorry for the long post but I'm hoping I've included all the info required for some good advice. Any help really would be appreciated. I'm looking to buy this week and look forward to posting a review of whatever I end up with.
 

gibbsy

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You'll need to keep the Yamaha as a HDMI hub but if you're only going to use it as a stereo amp there will be plenty of power on offer. According to Sound and Vision you'll get 105.3 watts into 8 ohms with 0.1% distortion. So not too shabby.

I have listened to KEF R300s being driven by a Yamaha amp, think it was a 2070, and it did sound pretty good. Just over the top of your budget at £700 and available in a high quality gloss white finish they are probably the best standmount speakers for that price available bar none. They were originally £1000.

KEF R300 Bookshelf Speakers
 

BlueWizard

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Ladies & Gents - I want to change the way I listen to my music, which is currently via Napster and the like through a Sonos Play 5. I have a large vinyl collection from my youth and love the thought of buying a new LP, playing it and reading the sleeve....oh the memories!

...

1) Will my Yamaha be up to the job of the new speakers and current TV setup?

That depends on what the job is. It will certainly do a job for you, but hard to say if it will specifically do what you need done. That said, it is an amp, and will function like an amp. However, on the AV side, AV Receiver tend to go out of date pretty quickly. See Notes below.

2) If not, what would you recommend around £300/400? (ideally would like to avoid this)

You can perhaps avoid it in the beginning, but you have to ask if it has the feature you need? Can you do Network/Internet Streaming with the existing amp? Does it have a PHONO Input? ... and so on.

Here is an amp that does pretty much all that -

Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver, AM/FM, 80w/ch, DAC, Network Streaming, Bluetooth, Phono-In, Sub-Out - £350 -


Yamaha R-N602 Network Integrated Amplifier

MusicCast R-N602 - Overview - Yamaha - UK and Ireland

2) Would either of those speakers do a good job for me?

I think either of those speakers will do a good job for you. The 3050 have larger bass drivers (6.5") but the bass response is about the same on both of them. The Oberon 5 are likely a bit smaller with 5" bass drivers. Another in this rough price range would be the Monitor Audio Bronze 5, though not sure if it is available in white. Also the DALI Zensor 5 (2x5") which I believe are available in white. Nothing wrong with the speakers you selected, just trying to expand the field a bit.

Monitor Audio Bronze 5 Speakers

Dali Zensor 5 Speakers

Dali Oberon 5 Floorstanding Speakers

Q Acoustics 3050i Speakers (Pair)

All these companies have a solid reputations, so it is simply a matter of picking one you like.

3) Is there a better speaker in the £600 price range I should consider...don't forget the 'white' element....

See above.

Back to your existing Amp, again, does it do what you need done?

Does it have Network/Internet Streaming?

Does it have a PHONO Input?

I had trouble finding information on the Yamaha RX-V871 even on the Yamaha website, but judging from the model number it is above average. I would say that the model 600 would be about average, the 700 a bit better, and your 800 a bit above that. But the real quality amps start in the 4-digit range (1000, 2000, 3000). So, you have an - above average AV amp.

The model RX-V870 has 80w/ch to 8 ohms both channels driven. It does appear to have a PHONO Input, at least the 870 does. It does NOT appear to have a Network Connection, so unlikely to have any kind of Network/Internet Streaming capability.

However, Network Streaming can be added in the roughly £125 to £250 range -

Yamaha WXAD-10 Network Streamer - £120 to £125 from a variety of sources -


MusicCast WXAD-10 - Overview - Yamaha - UK and Ireland

Yamaha WXAD-10 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Adapter - Wireless Accessories - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Yamaha WXC-50 Network Streamer/Pre-Amp - £250 from a variety of sources -

MusicCast WXC-50 - Overview - Yamaha - UK and Ireland

Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Stereo Streaming Processor - Streaming / Networking - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

But remember, you can get all this NEW in the Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver, and if you can afford to stretch your budget, the Yamaha RN803 Network Receiver has DAB/DAB+, 100w/ch, Room EQ, and Full Bass Management in addition to all the other features you would expect in a Network Receiver, but at a slightly higher price -

Yamaha RN803 Network Receiver, DAB/DAB+, 100w/ch, DAC, Network Streaming, Etc... - £570 -


Yamaha R-N803D Network Amplifier

MusicCast R-N803D - Overview - Yamaha - UK and Ireland

This last one is perhaps a bit overkill, but I wanted to make you aware that it existed.

You could certainly start with the amp you have, and you could added Network Streaming to it, but the Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver is a pretty modest £330 to £350. Note I did not shop around, but simply used the first link I found to the amp.

It certainly helps to shop around -

Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver - Peter Tyson - £320 -

Yamaha R-N602

Also note that Peter Tyson has some Yamaha Bundles, you might be able to get a package price on one of the Yamaha Amps combined with the speakers you are looking for.

If you can still find one, the Google ChromeCast-Audio is about £30 can bring Internet Streaming to any system. However, they stopped making them, so what is available is limited to stock on hand. If you can find one, that might be a way to add low cost streaming to your existing amp. But again, out of production, so hard to find.

Short of that, the Yamaha WXAD-10 at £120 is probably the best low cost Streamer available.

Steve/bluewizard
 
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BlueWizard

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Also, if you are going to play Vinyl, have you given some thought to a turntable and your budget for a turntable?

A more ideal, relative to a low budget, would be a turntable in the £300 to £400 range, however, you can get pretty decent turntables in the £200 to £300 range. Depending on what your expectations are.

On the lower end, here are some examples -

Audio Technica AT-LP3 Black Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Audio Technica AT-LP120 HC Silver USB Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Black Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

The Audio Technica AT-LP120 is selling at the lowest price I've seen it at in a long time. Probably because a newer model has been released -

Audio Technica AT-LP120X Direct Drive Black USB Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Audio Technica AT-LP120X Direct Drive Silver USB Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

The most often recommended Turntable would be the Project Debut Carbon with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge upgrade -

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) Piano Black Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

The Project Debut Carbon come in a variety of colors if that matters to you -

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) Green Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) Light Grey Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) White Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) Red Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC) Blue Turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridge - Turntables - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Just as a quick cross-section.

There are many other choices, but this should give you some idea of the possibilities.

I personally would not recommend any turntable lower than the Audio Technica AT3. Judging this primarily on the general quality of the tonearm. Though to hit this low price point, they did have to make some sacrifices -

at-lp3_l_6-large.jpg


Just a few thoughts.

Steve/bluewizard
 

BlueWizard

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@BlueWizard Steve, just how fast can you type?:hiya:
Well I am a Touch Typist, so I can type without looking at the keyboard. A skill every one should master in the computer age. Plus I've been doing it of quite a few years (decades).

Though confess my Thumb-Typing leaves something to be desired.

:) :D
Steve/bluewizard
 

gibbsy

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Well I am a Touch Typist, so I can type without looking at the keyboard. A skill every one should master in the computer age. Plus I've been doing it of quite a few years (decades).

Though confess my Thumb-Typing leaves something to be desired.

:) :D
Steve/bluewizard
Before I was a firefighter I was a printer working on Monotype keyboards, I too can touch type, but damn you're quick.
 

BlueWizard

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I did find some reviews on the Yamaha RX-V871 Receiver, as I said, it is above average, and appears to have a bit more power (870 = 80w/ch, 871 = 110w/ch).

Yamaha Releases New Flagship AV Receiver: RX-V871

Yamaha RX-V871 A/V Receiver

From what I can tell from the Photos, it does have a DAC, HDMI, and a Network Connection, but no PHONO.

A Phono Equalization Pre-Amp would cost <£100, but note that some of the suggested turntables come with a Phono Pre-Amp built in, perhaps not the best, but certainly enough to get you started.

Pro-Ject Phono Box MM - Phono Stages - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

I would say you can definitely start with the Yamaha 871, again above average, and just below Yamaha's best. See how it goes, it is an amp, so it will certainly work. If you are satisfied, then DONE DEAL. If, after a period of time, you feel you need more, then there are alternatives available to you.

For now, I would concentrate on the Speakers and the Turntable.

Steve/bluewizard
 

Sweet Sounds

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Steve - thanks so much for going to so much effort in that amazing response. I'll spend the morning going through it properly on my laptop rather than phone and make my choices from your selections. Shane about the Phono input on my Yamaha, will probably just get a new amp. Thanks again !!
 

BlueWizard

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Regarding Turntables, though a bit hard to find in the UK, I would consider the Denon DP-400 with "S"-Shaped Tonearm, and Auto-Start/Auto-Stop.

Denon DP-400 Auto Turntable - £389 -

Denon DP-400 Black Hi-Fi Turntable - Turntables - AudioVisual Online -

Though I'm only so-so on the dust cover, but I could live with it.

It is the Auto-Start/Auto-Stop feature that most appeals to me. I've got an Auto-Turntable now and it is really nice. I don't have to rush to the Turntable when a Album is done to move the tonearm back to rest. Or should I fall asleep, the Stylus isn't spinning in the end groove for hours until I wake up again. Also, if I suddenly need to leave the house, I can turn the Amp off and let the turntable take care of itself. Very nice feature, under-appreciated in the UK.

Should I be in the market for a new turntable, personally, this one would be high on my list. ...personally...

There is another lower cost Denon turntable the DP300 with Straight Tonearm, but the same Auto-Start/Audio-Stop feature.

Denon DP300 Turntable - Amazon - £250 -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Denon-DP-300F-Turntable-Audio-Device/dp/B000KVRAMK

Just trying to help.

Steve/bluewizard
 
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Sweet Sounds

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You'll need to keep the Yamaha as a HDMI hub but if you're only going to use it as a stereo amp there will be plenty of power on offer. According to Sound and Vision you'll get 105.3 watts into 8 ohms with 0.1% distortion. So not too shabby.

I have listened to KEF R300s being driven by a Yamaha amp, think it was a 2070, and it did sound pretty good. Just over the top of your budget at £700 and available in a high quality gloss white finish they are probably the best standmount speakers for that price available bar none. They were originally £1000.

KEF R300 Bookshelf Speakers

Thank you Gibbsy, great advice. I'll read up on those but for some strange reason I'm getting pulled towards the Dali Oberon 5 at £500 price match at RS. Couple those with the new turntable and old Amp I should have quite a nice system. Then I can upgrade amp if I'm not happy then look for a cd player. Not fussed about digital at this stage - going back to my roots!!
 

Sweet Sounds

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Okay....turntable coming tomorrow, thanks BlueWizard - I went for the DP-400.

I'm now torn between the 3050i and the Oberon 5 - both of which I can get for £500. I heard them both but not in an ideal situation so hard to replicate my living room.

Again, I know it's subjective and the difference may be minimal but would any of you experts have a preference between them?

Finally (for now) can you recommend me some cable, I'm assuming the speakers don't come with it. I understand reading through the forums that there is no need to spend a great deal BUT a link to a quality cable would be much appreciated.

Cheers.
 

muljao

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/QED-Classi...7&sr=8-3&keywords=qed+79+strand+speaker+cable

if you couldn't really distinguish between both speakers go for the ones that suit better other ways, such as size and aesthetics, I'm fairly sure at price point you cant go wrong

Edit-looking at size of your room I'm guessing the Dalis would be better, I may even say that a set of stand mounts on stands such as the Mission Qx2/dynaudio emit 20s or similar may be more suitable, just a thought
 

dannnielll

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Contrary to what Blue Wizard has suggested, a Chromecast is readily available ffo your needs. The Yamaha has HDMI inputs ,and there is no shortage of the Chromecast TV dongles ,..so streaming is available at the princely cost of 30 quid. While the audio version is gone, the full fat video and audio model is even upgraded. As your yamaha has the necessary DACs, it will be fine

Your local B&Q has decent low price speaker cable ,suggest the 2.5 mmsq . You can also pick stuff up at any Halfords ..but more expensive.

White floorstanding speakers .. the Monitor Audio Silvers are very sweet sounding?.
 
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Sweet Sounds

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Pardon my ignorance Dannnielll but by putting it in to my amp, does that mean I could play music through my phone via Napster and though my new speakers?
 

BlueWizard

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Pardon my ignorance Dannnielll but by putting it in to my amp, does that mean I could play music through my phone via Napster and though my new speakers?

There were two main models of the Chromecast, one was the Audio and the other was the Video, though the video still have Music Streaming from, at least, the main Streaming Services like Spotify and similar.

The Chromecast-Audio had an Analog and an Optical Out for direct connect to a Stereo or other system.

The Chromecast-Video is HDMI out, which is fine as long as you have an AV Receiver, but less fine if you switch to a Stereo Amp. The Chromecast-Video also gives you access to Video Streaming Services like Netflix and others, but that aspect is pretty much found in every BluRay and modern TV on the market today.

But you have to have the TV ON to use it, though you might still be able to use your Smart Phone as an interface. With Chromecast, you usually use the standard App, so for Spotify you would still use the Spotify App, but it would have a new option to 'cast' music. There is no Chromecast specific App, but I have heard that 3rd Party Apps like J.River, Media Monkey, and others can be made to work directly with Chromecast.

However, unless I am mistaken, your RX-V871 has Network Streaming, and that should get you started. You can probably download the latest Yamaha Control App and have that aspect sorted.

And should you buy an Amp that does not have Streaming capability, you can get, as I mentioned, the Yamaha WXAD-10 (£120) or the Yamaha WXC-50 (£250) Network Streamers for a pretty reasonable price.

However, in a Stereo system the Yamaha RN602 (80w/ch, £330) and the Yamaha RN803 (100w/ch, £560) are high-value choices in amps the Network Streaming built in.

Generally speaking, as I might have mentioned, Network Streaming as a stand alone device ranges from about £120 for the Yamaha up to about £1500 for the Cambridge Audio or Marantz Network Players.

But again the Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver is only £330 and comes with 80w/ch, Network Streaming, Bluetooth, DAC (2xOptical, 2xCoaxial, 1xUSB-Media) plus an MM Phono In, and more.

Also, if you can still find them, the Google Chromecast-Audio at a modest £30 is still a bargain, and there might be a few places left that still have them. At that price, and given their rarity, it is worth stocking up just on the off chance that you might need one.

Steve/bluewizard
 

BlueWizard

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As far as Speaker Wire and other Cables, best to stay middle of the road. Wire and Cables need not cost much. For Speaker wire roughly in the £2/meter range is fine. In RCA cables roughly in the £15 to £25 range.

For Banana Plugs look up Sewell Deadbolt on Amazon, good quality, easy to install Banana Plugs are a reasonable price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewell-Direct-SW-29863-6-Deadbolt-6-Pairs/dp/B007QUYQSY/

For wire you want COPPER, not CCA or Aluminim (CCA - copper clad aluminum).

OFC (oxygen free copper)
being the best. If you buy the wire in bulk it is not that expensive. General Copper purity ranges from 99.9% up to 99.99%. Though in reality, even 99% pure is good enough.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KabelDirekt-speaker-2x2-5mm²-Transparent-polarity-copper/dp/B01C79XV5W/

A vast majority of people are using 2.5m² OFC wire. Or in gauge wire, 14ga (2.08mm²). Either is more than enough.

Here are some sample RCA cables custom made to length -

Fisual Rio Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable - Stereo Phono / RCA Cables - AudioVisual Online -

Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable (Pair) - Stereo Phono / RCA Cables - AudioVisual Online -

Respectively costing £16 for a 1m cable and £29 for a 1m cable.

Same with Optical or other cable, you want quality, but at a reasonable price.

Steve/bluewizard
 

Sweet Sounds

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As far as Speaker Wire and other Cables, best to stay middle of the road. Wire and Cables need not cost much. For Speaker wire roughly in the £2/meter range is fine. In RCA cables roughly in the £15 to £25 range.

For Banana Plugs look up Sewell Deadbolt on Amazon, good quality, easy to install Banana Plugs are a reasonable price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewell-Direct-SW-29863-6-Deadbolt-6-Pairs/dp/B007QUYQSY/

For wire you want COPPER, not CCA or Aluminim (CCA - copper clad aluminum).

OFC (oxygen free copper)
being the best. If you buy the wire in bulk it is not that expensive. General Copper purity ranges from 99.9% up to 99.99%. Though in reality, even 99% pure is good enough.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KabelDirekt-speaker-2x2-5mm²-Transparent-polarity-copper/dp/B01C79XV5W/

A vast majority of people are using 2.5m² OFC wire. Or in gauge wire, 14ga (2.08mm²). Either is more than enough.

Here are some sample RCA cables custom made to length -

Fisual Rio Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable - Stereo Phono / RCA Cables - AudioVisual Online -

Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable (Pair) - Stereo Phono / RCA Cables - AudioVisual Online -

Respectively costing £16 for a 1m cable and £29 for a 1m cable.

Same with Optical or other cable, you want quality, but at a reasonable price.

Steve/bluewizard

Thank you Steve - Havana's ordered !! (As well as Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Sgt Peppers, Aja and Kind of Blue !! I just hope the DP-400 connects to my amp.
 

dannnielll

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Pardon my ignorance Dannnielll but by putting it in to my amp, does that mean I could play music through my phone via Napster and though my new speakers?
Ignorance is not a problem, we are all here to learn and advise. The Chromecast ,either audio or the full fat video audio, is solidly embedded in the Android infrastructure. So if you can get a website on your Android device,there is a fair chance you can" cast" it. Example I have currently Tunin radio and Tidal(very cheap offer ) on my tablet and phone. If I run that app it will sound on my phone . Then on my phone ,I can elect to cast it to any number of Chromecast devices at home (we currently have 4). The music or video then stops playing on the phone,a an transfers directly to the Chrome cast. Now the clever trick is that it makes this chromecast in direct communication with the website and the phone is no longer in the loop. If the Chromecast is plugged into the AVR,and the correct input selected, then the AVR will play the music etc.
Not all Android websites are Chromecast enabled, but a lot are.
Now getting the Chromecast to work with anything outside the Android world ,requires a little more thought and work.... Look up the lessons from Cebolla (he is the one I picked it up from.)
Here endth the lesson....
 

Sweet Sounds

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Ignorance is not a problem, we are all here to learn and advise. The Chromecast ,either audio or the full fat video audio, is solidly embedded in the Android infrastructure. So if you can get a website on your Android device,there is a fair chance you can" cast" it. Example I have currently Tunin radio and Tidal(very cheap offer ) on my tablet and phone. If I run that app it will sound on my phone . Then on my phone ,I can elect to cast it to any number of Chromecast devices at home (we currently have 4). The music or video then stops playing on the phone,a an transfers directly to the Chrome cast. Now the clever trick is that it makes this chromecast in direct communication with the website and the phone is no longer in the loop. If the Chromecast is plugged into the AVR,and the correct input selected, then the AVR will play the music etc.
Not all Android websites are Chromecast enabled, but a lot are.
Now getting the Chromecast to work with anything outside the Android world ,requires a little more thought and work.... Look up the lessons from Cebolla (he is the one I picked it up from.)
Here endth the lesson....
Fantastic - thank you.
 

BlueWizard

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Thank you Steve - Havana's ordered !! (As well as Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Sgt Peppers, Aja and Kind of Blue !! I just hope the DP-400 connects to my amp.

You amp does NOT have a Phono Input, but the DP400 does have a switchable Phono Pre-Amp Built In. Just make sure it is set properly, and any standard Line In (CD, AUX, TAPE, Other) will work.

If you decide you need a better Phono Pre-Amp, then they need not cost much. So they start here and go up from there -

Pro-Ject Phono Box MM - Phono Stages - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Steve/bluewizard
 

Sweet Sounds

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You amp does NOT have a Phono Input, but the DP400 does have a switchable Phono Pre-Amp Built In. Just make sure it is set properly, and any standard Line In (CD, AUX, TAPE, Other) will work.

If you decide you need a better Phono Pre-Amp, then they need not cost much. So they start here and go up from there -

Pro-Ject Phono Box MM - Phono Stages - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Steve/bluewizard
Thanks again Steve, I may as well just get that now. Am i correct in thinking I'll need another speaker cable?
 

BlueWizard

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Thanks again Steve, I may as well just get that now. Am i correct in thinking I'll need another speaker cable?

"Another Speaker Cable" .... ah not sure what the means. Do you mean another RCA Cable?

You need a Speaker Cable for each speaker.

The Turntable should have its own cables, so use those from the Turntable to the Phono Pre-Amp, and make sure you use the Earth Ground Wire from the Turntable to the Phono Pre-amp. Then connect common RCA Cables between the Phono Box and the Amp.

If that produces Hum, then extend the Earth Ground from the Phono Box to the Amp. You can connect the Earth Ground wire to any chassis screw on the amp, there are usually two or three of these holding the Amp Cover on to the Amp.

If you want to take a Step up in a Phono Pre-Amp consider this Cambridge model -

Cambridge Audio SOLO MM Phono Pre-Amp - £129 -


Cambridge SOLO (Graphite)

Project Pre-Amps should also get the job done -

Project Phono Box MM/MC - £79 -

Project PHONO BOX (Black)

If it is of any interest to you, here is the above PHONO BOX MM/MC with the addition of USB, so you can record Vinyl directly to a computer -

Project Phono Box USB V (MM/MC) - £139 -

Project PHONO BOX USB V (Black)

But as a simple yet quality Phono Pre-Amp, the previous Project Phono Box will get the job done -

Project Phono Box MM - £60 -

Project PHONO BOX MM

Here is an older Model Cambridge -

Cambridge Audio CP2 MM/MC - £130 -


Cambridge Audio CP2 (Black)

Any of these will work, but the low cost Phono Box MM (£60) is probably sufficient for your needs.

MM = Moving Magnet Cartridge
- this is the most common type by a substantial majority.

MC = Moving Coil Cartridge
- used on higher end systems as such generally expensive, very low output, and more sensitive to impedance and capacitance matching.

Does that cover it?

Steve/bluewizard
 

Sweet Sounds

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"Another Speaker Cable" .... ah not sure what the means. Do you mean another RCA Cable?

You need a Speaker Cable for each speaker.

The Turntable should have its own cables, so use those from the Turntable to the Phono Pre-Amp, and make sure you use the Earth Ground Wire from the Turntable to the Phono Pre-amp. Then connect common RCA Cables between the Phono Box and the Amp.

If that produces Hum, then extend the Earth Ground from the Phono Box to the Amp. You can connect the Earth Ground wire to any chassis screw on the amp, there are usually two or three of these holding the Amp Cover on to the Amp.

If you want to take a Step up in a Phono Pre-Amp consider this Cambridge model -

Cambridge Audio SOLO MM Phono Pre-Amp - £129 -


Cambridge SOLO (Graphite)

Project Pre-Amps should also get the job done -

Project Phono Box MM/MC - £79 -

Project PHONO BOX (Black)

If it is of any interest to you, here is the above PHONO BOX MM/MC with the addition of USB, so you can record Vinyl directly to a computer -

Project Phono Box USB V (MM/MC) - £139 -

Project PHONO BOX USB V (Black)

But as a simple yet quality Phono Pre-Amp, the previous Project Phono Box will get the job done -

Project Phono Box MM - £60 -

Project PHONO BOX MM

Here is an older Model Cambridge -

Cambridge Audio CP2 MM/MC - £130 -


Cambridge Audio CP2 (Black)

Any of these will work, but the low cost Phono Box MM (£60) is probably sufficient for your needs.

MM = Moving Magnet Cartridge
- this is the most common type by a substantial majority.

MC = Moving Coil Cartridge
- used on higher end systems as such generally expensive, very low output, and more sensitive to impedance and capacitance matching.

Does that cover it?

Steve/bluewizard
That more than covers it....again, thank you very much!

Cambridge Audio Solo MM ordered !! I'll just get another Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo/Phono RCA Cable which I assume will do the job?!
 

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