Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sonos PLAY5 (Gen.1) Repurposed

My humble abode was set-up (Sonos-wise) into initially 3 x Zones (Living Room, Dining Room, Man Cave). The Living Room Sonos Connect was decommissioned when I went full-on TIDAL and AudioQuest. 

The Man Cave (PLAY5) has always worked flawlessly since day.1, but .. the Dining Room (PLAY5 again) has just been a PIA. 

Having gone through all the standard troubleshooting, to no avail; ... what to do? Even though it’s 1st Gen .. I really don’t like throwing anything away.

A lightbulb goes off in my head and within 5 minutes .. I’d rushed up to the Man Cave .. made both PLAY5’s a stereo pair .. and after Truplaying it .. they sound glorious! 

Hurrah for salvage! I might get a few more years out of it yet 🍻

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Where we’re at ..

It’s been a while. Not that long, but still.

So, what have I been doing? 

I’m still madly in love with Tidal and MQA, but I have made one major change. I’ve taken-back my iPad and repurposed it with an iPhone 5 .. and you know what? .. there isn’t a perceivable difference. Which is mind-boggling. 

A smaller footprint, but the same big, clear, highly-detailed sound ... but ... it’s ... so ... darn ... small. I can’t get used to it and I don’t want to bring my iPad back into the mix.

The future will see me use the AudioQuest Cobalt Blue DAC somewhere else and I will be buying the Auralic Vega G1 at some point as my main digital device. 

As always, I’ll let you know 😎