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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward. Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up. Personally, I've always been a big fan of DIY audio. I have a friend that's in SFAS that built a up a Pass power amp;...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Stephen, nice set up !! My son, a PE, is a big fan of DIY Pass Labs topology and is currently building a large pair of Class A mono-blocks. I'll try and post a pick if I can, regardless, I'll keep all updated of my 'streamer quest' !
    55 replies | 3556 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Cool. Welcome, back, Dave. Personally, I'm kinda hoping you'll get the Eversolo DMP-A6 because I'm also very intrigued by it. I think it would make for an excellent "all-in-one" digital streaming system when combined with a nice little power amp. In...
    55 replies | 3556 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3biTkDBKKE Dave provides some good info on the company, the new 330M amplifier using KT170's and a tube input stage, I also enjoyed his comments on sound. I love when he says not all we hear can be measured. ...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Your reasoning makes perfect sense. Future Audiophile just released a review on the Orchard Audio Pecan Pie, FWIW the reviewer did review both the Pie and M6
    55 replies | 3556 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    To me, 1 or 2 minutes to show up on Spotify is unacceptable let alone 10 or 20. And it looks like a toy from the Jetsons.
    4 replies | 2336 view(s)
  • ancientPavo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    I recently got this streamer to use its USB out to connect to a DAC. My main uses are Spotify Connect and DLNA (using BubbleUPnP). Upon power-on, Zen is slow to show up on Spotify app on android; perhaps a minute or two. I can live with that, but...
    4 replies | 2336 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 10:22 PM
    Alpinist replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    This is sad news. David was a giant. Saw him at the Blue Note and he was phenomenal. Got the opportunity to talk with him after the show. Super nice guy. He will be missed. Ken
    12 replies | 1233 view(s)
  • slowgeezr's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:16 PM
    slowgeezr replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Very nice!
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:34 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I still haven’t installed the A Pods yet. I’m planning on continuing to tweak their positions and let them burn-in some more. But I’m looking forward to finding their best placement.
    21 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:30 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I hate to be cliché, but it’s been so fun turning on my system and listening to music. The A5’s have seemed to get even better these past couple of days. I’m sure there is still some burn-in road left but I’m already very happy. This past...
    21 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DAC’s and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 10:19 AM
    I have some structure but will be flexible on my mood. For example, I usually check Audio Shark and other computer stuff after breakfast and taking my dog out. My evenings are usually when I unwind and listen to my system. Fridays are different...
    33 replies | 2778 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, how’s break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    21 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 03:15 AM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I ordered Farad Super3 with dedicated for Lumin DC cable (Level 2 copper 80cm, GX16-4 to Molex connector)
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • Big B's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 01:50 AM
    Big B replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Congrats Enjoy
    21 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 12:09 AM
    1. You have the choice of USB output or BNC output from the T2 to external DAC. In Lumin app, choose the output type as needed. For BNC output, you may need a 1.5m BNC to RCA coaxial cable. If you play DSD files, or use Roon to do DSD upsampling,...
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 08:35 PM
    The final unfold for MQA has to come from the DAC so if you bypass the Lumin's MQA capable DAC you will lose it.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • billo's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 06:43 PM
    billo replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    The link is the blue text.
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 05:59 PM
    Assuming that you cannot send a digital MQA-decoded-signal to your new DAC, don’t feel too bad. MQA is on the way out so you will no longer need Tidal; just keep Qobuz and save yourself some money.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 04:39 PM
    That's exactly how I do it: I allocate specific intervals of time during the for my "day's deliverables", just as if I were a Project Manager, managing a project: Here's an example; the exact times might vary on the day, but overall, it's...
    33 replies | 2778 view(s)
  • AVphile's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 02:17 PM
    I originated this post while in a philosophical frame of mind. Nowadays, we have so many means of entertaining ourselves during the time allocated to be alone (or in "parallel play"). For me, they include listening to music (CD/SACD, vinyl,...
    33 replies | 2778 view(s)
  • AVphile's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 12:29 PM
    I recently purchased a very high-end DAC and now want to use my T2 only as a streamer. I also have a Nucleus+, which I use as my Roon Core. I subscribe to both Qobuz and Tidal. While I understand that I will be using the T2's BNC digital audio...
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 09:38 AM
    Charles was going to be my guess. Enjoy Charles.
    14 replies | 2546 view(s)
  • dminches's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 07:57 AM
    dminches replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It looks like you changed or augmented the power connector for the main board. Can you post a picture of what you did?
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • dminches's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 07:56 AM
    dminches replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I built a Sean Jacobs LPS for my U2 Mini and it made a huge difference. We all know how important the power supply is. That's why the higher Lumin models have much beefier power supplies.
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • Phishphan's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 11:36 AM
    My Bryston SP3. Bought it in 2013. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 10:35 AM
    Actually an excellent measuring amplifier, would love to hear one.! Page not found | Stereophile.com
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 05:11 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    Power cycle the whole network of devices starting from the router, including network switches, WiFi access points, Lumin, and Roon Server, iPad iPhone and Android phones. Make sure Lumin app setting Roon Ready is enabled. In Roon settings...
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 02:06 AM
    Classé Delta PRE & MONO are much better than OK, but check also Pilium or Luxman C-900u & M-900u (or pair of M-900u)
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 01:57 AM
    Second part of our coverage
    16 replies | 2738 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 11:44 PM
    You don't need that. Post #3 by Mr Peabody gave you the correct answer.
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 08:21 PM
    No need for dedicated sub output. Your preamp Main Output has XLR (balanced) outputs and RCA (unbalanced) outputs. Connect the XLR balanced outputs to your speakers and the RCA unbalanced outputs to your sub. Then use the sub to set preferred...
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 06:42 PM
    Used my dad’s McIntosh MC60s (1965 or so) for a while. A combination of the local repair guy dying, Mr DeWick’s retirement, and one more shorting out, they got the boot. As we are moving to be with our daughter and youngster at the end of the year,...
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • Hole46's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:34 PM
    My Sony X55ES CD player is 33 years old, purchased in 1991. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • agencal's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:30 PM
    Thank you. I am npw using C1.2+ X1 + M1.1 and i have never heard a huge soundstage like this before. Refinment and detail are top class. Ch tech team told me to use C1.2 volume from -25db to 0db which is the analog sweetspot of the volume control....
    9 replies | 968 view(s)
  • hikerneil's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:29 PM
    Unfortunately I see no dedicated Sub output on either my Preamp, or my Amp.
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Powerbench's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:04 PM
    Thanks for the response.
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. I’m waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so I’ll let you know. Are you in...
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Powerbench's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:32 PM
    Is Classe Delta Pre/monos good enough to drive Kharma Veyron D5s? Source choices: new MSB Cascade stack and or/a Esoteric Grandioso transport.
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:11 PM
    If no dedicated sub out on your preamp I was going to suggest REL as they are designed for high level hook ups. Using speaker terminals to hook to opposed to an RCA low level out.
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:05 PM
    APT Holman pre-amp approx 50 years old (for display only, although I believe it still works).
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • Scotty's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 03:56 PM
    I have a couple of vintage '60s Mac MC225 - looking great and sounding pretty groovy.........
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
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