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  1. Thanks for the update @Rubysea. I haven't run into any of the problems that this update seems intended to address--perhaps because I don't use any of the Kii filters b/c I am EQing with Audiolense (the difference isn't huge but I think it's worthwhile). What I am waiting on is more news about their "big" preamp/streamer, is this thing ever going to drop!?! Does anyone have any new info? I was planning on asking Kii about this at HiFI Munich a few months ago but, with no audio shows this year, the opportunities to get answers to such questions are pretty limited. Still, if anyo
  2. Thanks @Cazzesman. There's not much out on the BXT (... maybe because of it's price relative to the THREE?). Anyway, looking forward to reading.
  3. Hi @ragwo, unfortunately, I was unable to make REW work. Given that so many others have, I think that the problem must be with me--not with REW. I broke down and bought Audiolense a few days ago; I haven't set it up yet. Maybe this weekend. Hopefully, I'll have better success than with REW!
  4. Thank you, @Rubysea, and @firedog for your advice. I'll try and give it a shot one more time this week... if it doesn't work, I guess it's on to Audiolense. Thanks again!
  5. PLEASE HELP ME RE: REW and Kii EQ So, I decided to try and use the new Kii firmware to do additional EQ. As suggested by many here, I bought a miniDSP umik-1 mic., a good mic. stand and downloaded REW. Since then, the process has been equal parts terrible and frustrating. I know that I probably ought to be hitting the REW forums but 1. these forums are huge with no easy indication of where to go or where to begin, 2. they often try and be very exhaustive, which is admirable generally, but not when I just want to do very simple things--like get my mic set up and take a few measur
  6. Unfortunately, that's my conclusion as well... though, as I said, I'd hoped to be proved wrong at Munich.
  7. Yes, I had heard the same thing--and I had also heard that it would: 1. Support the WiSA connection (which has been confirmed to be supported by the THREEs already); 2. Have it's own streamer/renderer built-in. 3. Like @firedog I would almost certainly buy it, if/when it comes out So when something went wrong with one of my THREEs about 8-10 months ago, Kii tried to diagnose it over the internet before I sent it to Grace Design, which was the importer at that time, for repair (as it turned out, the power supply bricked and I ended up having to send it in for r
  8. I guess the only downside here is that it wouldn't correct for my computer or TV playback (connected through XLR and Toslink, respectively); only my music player (connected through USB). But it does seem like an easier solution for that use case... and only the last is really used for "critical listening"--the Kii's sound just fine already with, say, a Netflix movie streamed over my TV. Thanks everyone for the info. Gotta get started, one way or another.
  9. Hey @Rubysea, @H665, and everyone else who's contributed to this topic, thanks for the info. I (think) I would like to do the same thing all of you are doing, more or less. But I have no experience in this sort of EQ, so I just want to be sure I have this straight: 1. Obviously, the need for the UMIK-1 is self-explanatory, but... 2. ... I'm less clear about what REW does. As I read their documentation, REW reads the output from the UMIK-1 and then compares it to a flat (or house-curve) response and then calculates notch-filters to match the actual output to the desir
  10. Updated without any problems. But the Bluetooth isn't working 100% for me. When I tested it with my iPhone, it connected, played, metadata-ed everything just fine. But when I try and connect with the BT from my Windows 10 PC, it seems to work okay, the Control is discoverable, connected and then selected as the output device, but no sound comes through. I've tried a number of apps and none of them actually make any sound. Which is weird as hell, because the level-meter in the "Sound" utility is bouncing up and down, but no sound. Another oddity, the Kii COntrol shows up as a BT headset an
  11. Great review Chris. And I've always had a very soft spot for EMM Labs DACs--my first truly reference DAC was from EMM Labs... but herein lies a problem. In the review, you said that the DV2 is "the first digital to analog converter from EMM to include built-in volume control." This is not true however. My EMM LABs, DAC, the DCC2, also had a volume control. (Here's a link to the DCC2 brochure from EMM Labs.) Unlike the DV2, the DCC2's volume control was analog--based, I believe on their Switchman preamp technology). In fact, using an analog volume control/pre circuitry allowe
  12. Very interesting. I am a big believer in quality isolation and very good power cords. The Kiis actually surprised me with how (relatively) insensitive to power cords they were--it's not that they didn't improve things, they did--just not as much as I expected. But isolation is just so important--and it seems to be at least as much the case here as in my other systems.
  13. I wonder about performance a little.... I put my CONTROL *and* my ultraRendu on a grip of Black Ravioli (BR) isolation and the improvement in sound was substantial. (I don't want to oversell it, the differences weren't night and day, it was just what it was before, only noticeably better in virtually all sonically relevant dimensions--though, especially, soundstage depth.) So I worry about it when people put their CONTROLS on little, fidgety stands and wonder how that might affect performance. Reasons to doubt the generalizability of my results: 1. I de-coupled the CON
  14. Hey Blade, you know as much as I do at the moment. BUT, what I can say is that my speakers definitely do not have that six-hole pattern as in the image above. They just have four (quote small, like the middle) bolts/screws in the four corners. I cannot say whether or how the four larger bolts from the old, six-hole pattern line-up with the four-hole pattern with which I am working. I have to say that I am still a little concerned about the rigid connection to the wall... I just put my Kii CONTROL and ultraRendu and LPS1 on a Black Ravioli base and footers and have been really im
  15. FYI. I contacted Kii and got this response about the wall mounts, for anyone who is interested. (Interestingly, as far as I know, I own the very first consumer pair of Kii THREEs imported into the U.S., but I checked and I have only the 4-screw pattern... I guess the very, very early one's were only destined for Europe (or maybe U.S. dealer display.))
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