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 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Help Please - All in One?

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 768

I heard many hundreds of them; Unfortunately in my experience almost all new school stereos offer little value compared to the best of old school; Build quality usually not the same, lots of chinese "quality", and there's no life-like sound quality possible with the best of vintage. The o...

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Blind DAC Tests

 Post subject: Re: Blind DAC Tests
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:14 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 2103

Nakamichel wrote:
RandyB wrote:
There just seems too much variance in dac design and choices by designers for this particular component to all sound the same.
milesian wrote:
The only way to AB test is to listen to A for a week, listen to B for a week then go back to A.


 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Help Please - All in One?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:04 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 768

Naim Unitiqute would be a great upgrade. Not only does Naim sound great but it also Totem's preferred electronics for shows. I heard the Naim Uniti last week driving the Sonus Faber Olympica IIIs. Very impressive, my first time hearing anything from Naim. A really versatile and great sounding unit....

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone Use Their Subwoofer Selectively?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:13 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 1909

videonut wrote:
Jl audio subwoofers rule.


 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone Use Their Subwoofer Selectively?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:27 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1909

The sub needs to cut off below the low freq. rating of your mains. Otherwise it will overlap and muddy things up. Also, unless you are running all your speaks active, then you should run the sub from the high connection. ie. the speaker wire and not an rca. (it only draws a trickle, and will not ta...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: You are at CAM. How old are you? How old are music lovers?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:23 pm 

Replies: 161
Views: 6746

Im right on the mean at 54

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: MQA - the future of everything, or?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:28 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2555

Digimed wrote:
MQA is just another scheme to resell you the same music yet again and add access control at the same time.

+ 1 big time

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: XLR interconnects for Home Theater Recommendation

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:03 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 754

I wouldn't spend more than whatever Mogami of Canare costs from TFA or BlueJeans, given this is for home theater. That should come in at around half your budget if you only need 1m in length. I've used both and prefer the Mogami for no apparent reason. +1 for Take Five Audio. +2 on the Mogami, nice...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone Use Their Subwoofer Selectively?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 1909

Terry Stephens wrote:
I have floor standers that play down to 35hrz, I still use two e110 subs for 2 channel. I have mine crossed over at 60hrz. I originally tried 80 as highly recommended and found to be too high. I also have my subs on issoteck sub stands that I’m very happy with.


 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Anthem STR Amplifier Reviews

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:33 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 438

I’m eagerly awaiting some reviews on these as well. Not cheap, but it would be interesting to see if these can go head to head with the “big” players out there.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone Use Their Subwoofer Selectively?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:04 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 1909

I run 3 JL Audio Fathoms and with most of the music I listen to, I barely know they’re in the system at all. Having 3 subs spread out in the room helps to tame standing wave issues (Distributed bass array theory). Also, as my mains are very full range themselves, I crossover the subs at 50hz for mus...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: Power supply thoughts

 Post subject: Re: Power supply thoughts
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:46 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 2278

Cool. An interesting and informative post. I’m no electronics guy, but the graphs certainly help me understand what is being described. I now kinda get why some folks use battery power for low current pieces like phono pre’s and DACs.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Fuses

 Post subject: Re: Fuses
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Michael F wrote:
dts-99 wrote:
birdieman wrote:
Mind you that those audiophile grade fuses are directional.

Please enlighten me.

Me too while you’re at it. How is ac power directional?

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Pretty equipment: Do you care?

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:41 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 1815

Well I feel that looks are definitely a factor particularly for large speakers which can tend to dominate the average room. The importance of aesthetics doubles if the room is not dedicated but more of a multi purpose space. Beyond the looks of just the equipment though, my preferences sway toward n...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Upgrade or sideways move - pre-amp

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:27 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1452

I recently bought a LS25 Mk2 and it changed my life. Although I know nothing about the Levinson, ARC are recognized for their pre as others said. Personnaly, I will explore other ARC products when occasion arise. Strange how perceptions on a product can differ. I never could quite fall in love with...
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