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Rubysea

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  1. Curious to know how they will be doing this. Did they get any formal service training by Kii how to do so?
  2. I don't think so. Usually all 2 lights should be constantly on. Does it behave/ play normal? Did you try to reset the speaker (or both)? Kii- Backside Panel: P/R button - (RESET) Press and hold the button for 5 seconds, this resets the speaker. (The front LEDs will indicate this by blinking violet and yellow)
  3. After an MacOS update just the other day I discoverd that the Xivero Sample Rate Converer XiSRC asked for its license key again. It wouldn't accept it any longer, though, as the activation servers no longer exist. However, I found out (only now) that all Xivero SW is available on sourceforge (re-direct from former xivero webpage) https://sourceforge.net/projects/xivero-audio-tools/ with the following hint: If you have been a customer of the former XiVero GmbH and if you own corresponding software then you are entitled to download the provided applications. It is not all
  4. My approach in this respect is the similar to Firedog's. I use a combination of individual boundary settings per Kii ("low shelf filter") and a PEQ filter to eliminate a particular strong bass room mode and another bass peak for one speaker. On top of that I apply Dirac DRC through a minidsp shd. I probably could have done everything in Dirac/minidsp, but as hardware based DRC implementations like minidsp usually can't apply that many filter taps to do the room correction I used all resources I had an hence split up the correction work (eg. see this article & comments section by mitch
  5. When I experiment with speakers and toe in I usually start with Q-Sound recorded albums because of the phase effects used in mastering. Example here is always Roger Waters - Amused to death (or some songs on Sting's Soul Cages work very well, too). I vary with toe in until the sound effects are coming from their correct location at the listening position. From there I experiment further using other recordings. I usually find this an easy (and mostly reliable) way to start.
  6. An app for storing and changing the Control settings could probably be an enhanced version of the update tool. But you still would need the Kii Control for this, because the Kii / Kii Control does not offer any wireless connection and besides the Kii control you cannot directly connect to a Kii speaker with a computer (LAN). I assume the upcoming streamer will feature Kii settings management, too. But it remains to be seen whether the settings can also be changed via a remote UI conection then or if this only will hold true for the streamer audio UI (which most likely will not be a proprieta
  7. New Kii Control Firmare 2.5 just seems to have been released. As per here: https://kiiaudio.helpdocsonline.com/kiicontrolv2 These are the new features: New simple menu structure Added BXT Menu Advanced Filters in Pro Menu Improved Bluetooth audio connectivity Clipping indicator for Analog Input All other firmeware components do not seem to have been changed
  8. Well, if you have been in direct contact with Kii you might contact them again and ask what the procedure (for your country/ region) is like in case your speakers need to be serviced. Will that be handeled by the dealer or with Kii directly (might be country/region dependent). When I had an issue with mine (Europe/Germany) I was dealing with Kii directly which was very comfortable and fast and not at all with my dealer. If you cancel your order now you might have to wait a long time again before you can get a new pair depending on how Kii is still dealing with Covid, current order ba
  9. A few weeks back I had asked when the next FW version would be released and I was then told it would still take some weeks. Aparently some code re-write is undergone and that's why it takes some more time. So if the info still holds, it could be around March maybe?? ...we'll just have to wait...
  10. An alternative software could be to try to use the Pineplayer (http://www.digipine.com) to extract sacd.iso files. It's free software and a mac sw-player that can also read and extract sacd iso files (either to DFF or DSF). (It's not notarized, so gatekeeper prevents the initial launch, but it is signed) I use it primarily for iso file extraction, but it's not always working for every iso. Sometimes it flags the iso as corropt or not readable and then I have to try other software. But at least it is another way of trying directly on a mac...
  11. No, I don't know for sure. Maybe that might only be correct for the AD conversion. The DA conversion might be different. One needs to ask that to Kii directly to be sure (unless that info is available elsewhere) Knowing per speacker they use on DAC per driver my assumption was they use the same supplier as for the ADC. Also assuming that a DAC is always HW-based.
  12. It seems like your Cambridge Audio doesn't have any inputs, so it wont't be possible to connect the turntable pre-amp to it. So it only posesses an DAC but not ADC. So you need a separate device or use the ADC capabilities of the Kii. The Kii Streamer I suppose will be rather "functional". So any kind of GUI activities most likely will be available on handheld or desktop devices. I doubt that it will have any fancy display like the ones you mentioned above. But it remains to be seen....
  13. Regarding Turntable connection to the Kii: I previously had the turntable pre-amp directly connected to each Kii (XLR input set to analog). This would require only one AD conversion. However, you might need some pretty long cables that might also reqire mixed plugs (XLR, cinch) depending on your pre-amp out. This was the case for me. 4m cables with different plugs. But this worked well. Now the pre-amp is connected to a minidsp SHD who does the AD conversion (and room correction) and the signal is digitally fed to the Kii Control. I haven't noticed much of a difference to write about, but th
  14. ...Another option could be just to wait a little while, if you could do so and are not in an utmost hurry... I'm fairly confident that probably by the end of the year you might be able to also think about putting a "Kii streamer" on your evaluation list ;-)
  15. Well, I suppose your Cambridge stereamer's basic design is that of many streamers that I assume most of the Kii users here use. A steamer usually has a DAC and analogue section. What you are refering to is a pure network transport, that can only output/forward the audio digitally. I would assume that the majority of the users here in this (Kii-) forum don't use a transport but a "normal" Streamer (but I might be wrong). Mine is basically the same construction and I use it the way you described: I use the digital coax out and don't care about the streamer's dac and analogue section. The K
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