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  • dfpeddle1966's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 PM
    dfpeddle1966 started a thread Burn-in cd in Ayre
    Anyone tried out the "Cardas - Ayre Acoustics Irrational, But Efficacious (IBE) Burn-in CD"?
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  • no32's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 PM
    I don’t know this one but I like Côtes du Rhône Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • hatateru's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 PM
    hatateru replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Thanks Peter. So what I need to do is to switch the volume control from Off to On under the Lumin app setting? Do you suggest to have a fix volume on the pre or integrated amp and then control the volume thru the app instead to fully use the Leedh...
    51 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 PM
    I am slowly building up a huge playlist of multiple CDs. At some point, my iPhone stopped displaying new CDs added to the hard drive, however the iPad works fine. The total playlist displays fine on both devices. IPhone missing new CDs ...
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  • chungjh's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 PM
    chungjh replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    I will have U1 mini hooked up to Lampizator tube DAC, which is hooked up to a tube pre amp. Is it ok to just turn on mini and the DAC? I am assuming that Lampizator tubes shouldn't get too hot during the break in.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 PM
    wklie replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    It needs to be hooked up to the DAC with music playing. If the DAC is standalone (not integrated into an amp) and not tube-based, please turn on the DAC as well but leave the amp turned off. If you use USB audio output, the USB DAC has to be...
    30 replies | 922 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 PM
    Jack replied to a thread Van Alstine audio in Amplifiers
    The SET 400 is a very good amp period and especially at it's price but it is not similar I wouldn't expect to your VTL's in sound profile. I have owned one for about six months and have been very pleased with it and it should power your Grandient's...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Van Alstine audio in Amplifiers
    The AVA amp is good, especially at it's price but I wouldn't expect it to be better than your VTL. I'm not familiar with your speakers. In my opinion you are going to have to spend a good sum of money to say, "yes, that's better than what I...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 PM
    Jack replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    It needs to have music playing through it during that time.
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  • chungjh's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 PM
    chungjh replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    Hi Peter My U1 mini is arriving tomorrow. I heard that leaving it on 24/7 for 1-2 weeks breaks it in. Does the mini need to be hooked up to the rest of the system turned on to break it in? Or can I just have it turned on by itself for 1-2 weeks?
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 PM
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Yes, Leedh Processing Volume also works on U1 (MINI). In fact it works across the whole Lumin product line of network players / transports. For digital output, the music data is altered by the Leedh algorithm to reduce the loudness. For analog...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Thanks. iPad is clunky. I would suggest a Bluetooth option at least. You can buy a nice Bluetooth remote on Amazon for $20.
    51 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    I'll relay your suggestion to our team, but iPad has always been the remote for Lumin.
    51 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    I'm listening to the hip-dac now via Tidal MQA. It sounds terrific, especially with the headphone matching light. Incredible product at a fantastic price! Question for ifi: The magenta light is lighting up to show Tidal MQA files when I use it with...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Yes and Yes. Leedh is a digital volume attenuation algorithm. At max volume there is no need to attenuate, and therefore no need to use any digital volume algorithm.
    51 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    wklie replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    You would need to experiment to find out. Generally, FMC is expected to be put just before the Lumin. Note that the Lumin-side FMC needs to be used with a LPS.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 PM
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  • Oly's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 PM
    158 watts is what I measure using my inline watt meter not from something printed on a spec sheet.
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  • Mrppv's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 PM
    Thanks - will check out the Alpha at some point. Have a couple of Shunyata PCs.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 PM
    Great post and thanks for the photos... Now that you're using USB, consider renting in or getting a demo of the Shunyata Alpha USB cable. Installing mine was a component-level upgrade. I should consider getting my Gungnir upgraded to Unison...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 PM
    My Accuphas A36 Class A (the smallest they make) uses 155 watts at idle, but 270 "in accordance with IEC 60065" whatever that is, but I suspect a much more realistic wattage. The Accuphase is relatively efficient for Class A but it still gets...
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    Phil A replied to a thread Hi in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome!
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  • Mrppv's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 PM
    Was never interested in USB for digital audio; seeing the plethora of add-ons, de-crapifiers, and virtual hoops that audiophiles were jumping through was a turn off. Also I don’t have any DSD files, so didn’t need that extra capability. Using...
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  • Oly's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 PM
    My Class A Accuphase amp draws 158 watts at idle or at full power. I wouldn’t call that irresponsible. My electricity costs $.10 per kW, so even if I left it running 24 hours/day the daily cost is under $0.38.
    18 replies | 443 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 PM
    As I understand it, you have to pay PayPal the fees. PayPal will take the fees from your account and pay the $30k to the individual seller. The seller gets $30k and PayPal gets the $30k plus fees from you. In other words, YOU pay the fees....
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 PM
    Class D has improved massively over those 6-8 years. I had a Red Wine Signature 30-2, a dreadful Tripath amp compared with modern Class D such as DirectDigital, Purifi and others. Pass Labs and other Class A amps require a nuclear power station...
    18 replies | 443 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 PM
    Pink Floyd PULSE 4 LP Boxed Set | Shop the Pink Floyd Official Store Just buy it. You’ll hear stuff coming from behind you. Incredible live performances! Mine is a dead quiet pressing. As I said, just buy it. Sent from my iPhone...
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 PM
    Had the exact same problem. Ran Speedtest and I’m downloading at 300mb/s. Rebooted the computer, restarted the modem.. still happened. For some reason about 30 minutes later it fixed itself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 PM
    Phishphan replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    What Bryston did you hear? I have a 4b3 that now runs my center channel and it’s nothing to write home about. Worst piece of gear I have in my system. However the 28b3’s are fantastic. Great detail. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    33 replies | 1758 view(s)
  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    I’d LOVE a pair of the MTRX amps, and could afford the cost.. however they require dedicated lines for each of the amps. I’ve done so much construction on my house, I don’t want to open up my ceiling again for a new set of wires. I’d strongly...
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  • markush's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 PM
    Thank you for the input. Will listening at higher volume accelerate things? Or is it just a matter of time. Btw the most striking difference in the feel that things are not quite right is the perception of unbalanced frequencies / disharmonics.
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 PM
    I don’t see the all in one streamer-DAC-pre coming form EMM. Next up in the product line is their new phono pre-amp. I’ve seen it via FaceTime. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Darrel's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    My bank has “Zelle” that transfers funds almost instantly. But, they have a limit on much you can transfer in a one months time period. I think something like $4000.00 a month. But, quick and no fees. Something to consider.
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  • carlthess40's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    I would do a band transfer, unless you need PayPals buyers protection Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    I owned a pair of Channel Islands D200 amps about 6-8 years back. I had them for summer use. They operated flawlessly and were revealing with powerful bass performance. I think they were based on older Hypex modules? After some time I realized I was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Correct. CC fees are also much higher - approaching 5% in some cases, depends on the merchants volume and a number of other factors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 PM
    A lot. Patience is the key. Ken
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  • johnthomas's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    I haven't used PayPal in over 10 years, can someone help me out and explain paying an individual person using a visa credit card. If I want to pay the PayPal fees and not the individual seller. If something I want to buy cost $30,000 from an...
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread AVID Ruby Red Cartridge Review in Avid
    We have ALL their tables in the store. Been a huge Avid fan for a long time. A suspended table has magic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Chazz's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    Chazz replied to a thread Van Alstine audio in Amplifiers
    I have a audiovavle pre amp my speakers are gradient 1.3 86 db would it be a good match I'm now using vtl 250 mono blocks would the set 400 be a good replacement or would I be disappointed.
    10 replies | 508 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    Your experiences are consistent with what many Denali 6000/S V2 owners experience. One of the reasons that the string tone has improved is because of the QR/BB device in Denali V2. It imparts a much more accurate reproduction of the tonal qualities...
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  • Coppy's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Hey egradyh, Don't know what you are using from the Denali to the wall but you might try a power cord from Shunyata for even more of that good effect. Enjoy...
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  • egradyh's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    I recently borrowed one of these from my dealer. One of my favorite conductors is Bruno Walter. His recording have been a dilemma for decades. For whatever reason full throat massed strings on most of his stereo recordings tend to be bright to near...
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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    I’m not familiar with Avid, so went to their web-site. They appear to proudly make a no B.S. product. Interested in what you hear with their cartridge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    I have one of these coming next week. It’s the review sample. $1000 off if anyone is interested. AVID's Reference Ruby Cartridge - Cartridge Dude
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    It doesn't. LeedH is supported on all Lumin players. The U1 and U1 Mini are network transports.
    51 replies | 1179 view(s)
  • Speedskater's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Pass amplifiers are engineered to have a very euphonic sound. For Class 'D' amplifiers, the goal is an accurate sound. There is no reasonable way for a Class 'D' amplifier to have a Pass like euphonic sound.
    18 replies | 443 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Hi in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the forum Ned.
    3 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    is his nickname 'Steely Dan' ? On a serious note, as someone who has traveled throughout Canada the people of Newfoundland, while getting picked on the most are IMO some of the nicest most genuine people I have ever met.
    22 replies | 419 view(s)
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