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  • KeithR's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Hey Mike, any system changes at the casa these days ?
    246 replies | 82666 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    The difficulty in separating useful opinions from trolls and shills is well known by now, and is not a bad reason to be skeptical. Look at Amazon's half-hearted vetting of the product reviews on their site; the well meaning and perhaps necessary...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Still waiting for mine to arrive. For some reason Music Direct has changed the dates several times.
    9 replies | 556 view(s)
  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    I post what I experience, if it helps someone, great. Somewhat frustrating to read a lot of the negative banter that turns into personal insults, especially coming from the sidelines from arm chair quarter backs not on the field playing the...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 PM
    Thatís one explanation.
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    some happy people do things because they like to do it
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    I thought that was a requisite of being an audiophile. One has to tell others they made the wrong choice at least as many times as one mentions that they are personally very happy with their own (insert whatever component here)
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    And you have to separate out regular audiophiles from Brand Ambassadors, shills, and gorilla marketers.
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • still-one's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    There are no absolutes in this hobby. Too many variables come into play with the workings of a persons brain possibly the most significant. Maybe the definition of an Audiophile should be someone who feels the need to tell others that they...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    So I will get a straight answer from someone who is selling audiophile switches? What is your business relationship with Swenson? Are you taking pictures of his gear for free?
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum. Hopefully someone might know about these receivers.
    1 replies | 51 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    Confirmation Bias and especially of the group/mass type really helps. Perhaps it doesn't even matter whether there is a meaningful difference or not. If one believes it made the system better, perhaps in some quantum entanglement kind of a way, it...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 PM
    Looks interesting Joe. I like the one box simplicity.
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Topping D90 Balanced USB DAC Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Topping review.
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    It runs neck and neck with the RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS. Thereís a bunch of video reviews on YouTube, some entertaining. I went with the RME and really love it. The Topping comes in 2 versions, with mqa and without. I have not heard it but...
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 PM
    Yes, I meant to say A90/D90 combo
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    Cool. Where are you getting it from ? I was thinking of the Psvane ACME 274B. Any Lampi owners have an suggestions ?
    25 replies | 907 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    very true and it never does with today's media of internet forums....
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    In my view, measurements are not the ultimate goal for audiophile component. It tremendously helps an engineer, who is not necessarily an audiophile, to start with a good design and make sure it meets all the standards. A design in practice has to...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Oly's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    The D90 DAC is often paired with the A90 headphone amp.
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Gene's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    Gene replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    I know for a fact that Magico and Accuphase are an excellent pairing. Get the A5's and enjoy.
    7 replies | 309 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Any feedback on the Topping A90? A friend wants to get into computer desk streaming/listening with headphones. I love my tubes but he wants simplicity... How is the Topping? Not too sterile sounding I hope?
    5 replies | 67 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 PM
    Very true, ya ever noticed that ever year they come out with the latest and greatest, and for the product to be so much better than the one they came with the year before and so for and so for and along with it comes the increase of cost. Good...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    Same here. I just enjoy music. The question of what power cord or interconnect I should get next is simply a non issue for me these days. I am not using a lamp cord or a zip cord by any means but chasing the latest and the greatest just doesn't turn...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    OH yes, all bases have to be covered for a measurement to be of worth :D and then is the power into the building even verified, and then what about the power companies, the building grounds, and has all the equipment been synced to the World Clock,...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    I think you forgot to read the rest of this thread :D
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    Doing some research about this product, I found this: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Switch Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum I think I will save my money...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    The precision test instruments capable of measuring to -120dB of noise floor. Should they have upgraded power cords too? Because we could be living in a universe where everything is completely off and we will never reach Mars if we are measuring...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    And then you have the identifier that always seems to come back, which power cord, which cable this or that and did you try the one that cost 3 or 4 times more and/or how do you know the measurements can be trusted and and on what equipment was it...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    If power cords make such a big difference other than being of proper gauge and well shielded (they don't carry audio signals), should a specific power cord be used in all audio review magazine measurements? How or why would anyone trust a...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    You missed my points although you did post useful information. I was referring to the supposed effects of Ethernet switches/cables/power supplies etc that are out of the signal chain for audio. My comment was that I donít notice any change in...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    I'm getting an EML 5U4G in to try for the rectifier.
    25 replies | 907 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    Well, yes, partly. It is partly different from attention to AC power, but certain parts are similar (e.g. ground plane noise). Power cords don't impact timing the nanosecond domain (which are quite audible). It's fairly complicated, read John...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    You have it mostly correct, Tom, but not entirely. Read this white paper: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0660/6121/files/UpTone-J.Swenson_EtherREGEN_white_paper.pdf?v=1583429386
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    You'll get a straight answer from John Swenson. Reduction of jitter (including threshold jitter) and timing errors from phase noise as well as ground plane noise is audible. The benefits of adding a better swtich are just as audible as adding a...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Handmade Passive Preamplifier in Pre-Amps
    sure is
    58 replies | 1316 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Is this fundamentally different from attention to AC power? There we use better outlets, power conditioners or regenerators, different cables, etc, mostly on the basis of subjective impressions or objective measurements with limited or no data on...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • Speedskater's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    Yep, the OP's schematic in post #1 is strange to say the least.
    58 replies | 1316 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    The webpage actually shows it with a volume control (volume etched on it), and an input selector (3 RCA inputs) beside that weird gain control thingy. Obviously the OP did not build it as it was intended to be built. Honestly, in my view I...
    58 replies | 1316 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    You are never going to get a straight answer to your question because no one here on this forum can "prove" that somehow adding a switch which wasn't necessary in the first place can somehow make your digital rig sound better. In order to do that,...
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • FDPDK's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    Thank you very much NebobDK
    82 replies | 9473 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    Bob82 started a thread Soulution 520/511 in Soulution
    Hi all, Been offered the Soulution in part exchange deal. The 511/520 is almost 3 years old and purchased in country. I have not heard them much but I kind of dig their sound signature- heard them with a 330 and Magico S3 MK II. Really...
    0 replies | 91 view(s)
  • TheShlomboy's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    Hello, I am very new to the audiophile territory. i have the opportunity to buy luxman R404 in about 50$ and also the sansui 771 in 200$, both good condition and working. i heard many good things about the sansui 771 but was also recommended the...
    1 replies | 51 view(s)
  • nonesup's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    Does anyone know how much Pink Faun charges to modify the Melco by adding his clock?
    111 replies | 1987 view(s)
  • srt's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
    Yes, correct Peter
    20 replies | 894 view(s)
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