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  • nicoff's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 06:43 PM
    On the future of Roon... Disclaimer: I am a lifetime Roon subscriber, and would very much like for Roon to succeed. I have been using Roon for several years now. For a while I used Roon with my local library only. Eventually I subscribed to...
    49 replies | 1752 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 26, 2021, 01:04 PM
    https://audiobacon.net/2021/05/24/video-worlds-best-high-end-speakers-2021/amp/#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&cap=swipe,education&webview=1&dialog=1&viewport=natural&visibilityState=inactive&prerenderSize=1&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google...
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    May 23, 2021, 06:22 AM
    Some time ago I found out that I somehow like the sound of the Qobuz streaming service. So, I decided to switch from Tidal to Qobuz after nearly a decade with the former. A couple of other things also suit my preferences with the Qobuz business...
    30 replies | 983 view(s)
  • MPW's Avatar
    May 29, 2021, 12:12 PM
    MPW started a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    I own a Pass X350.8 that is being fed by a Cary SLP-05 using balanced inputs and outputs. In this configuration, the gain from the Cary is 24 dB. I find that I rarely move the preamp volume past about 8:00 and can get 90+ dB peaks at the listening...
    32 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 09:05 AM
    Today we remember and celebrate the Veterans that served and gave their lives to the formation and safety of the United States. Thank you to the many that served.
    26 replies | 826 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2021, 07:40 PM
    Our G1 Spirits with external crossovers and a customers pair of G2 S2’s in Monarch gloss (like a purple) arrive today for install on Saturday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    21 replies | 1254 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 12:52 AM
    I went to the show in LA. We stopped at Shelley's audio on the way and I ended up purchasing a Woo WA22 as my end game headphone amp! The two guys from our audio club and I stayed up late last night having a great time BSing and listening to my...
    23 replies | 1215 view(s)
  • Ricky64's Avatar
    May 27, 2021, 10:50 AM
    Hi All; I'm currently running Roon on a nuc with Rock. I use it for multiple systems/speakers (including Sonos) around the house. I have a synology NAS, and stream Qobuz and Tidal.In my main system, I use ethernet into a Mola Mola Tambaqui as the...
    25 replies | 1047 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 02:41 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 05:38 PM
    Just arrived today. Wow! Very nice. Still needs to break in but now I can relax and enjoy.
    21 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 29, 2021, 03:23 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    17 replies | 926 view(s)
  • Bart001's Avatar
    May 29, 2021, 05:08 PM
    We're moving house in a couple of weeks and I've boxed up the A3's and the entire Naim system. I've been using Herbie's "sliders" under the A3's and the Naim Fraims for several years. These are looking a little tattered. We'll have brand new...
    17 replies | 635 view(s)
  • petercalv's Avatar
    June 11, 2021, 03:38 PM
    petercalv started a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Hello, I was using my Lumin S1 yesterday night (with a headphone amplifier) when in the middle of a song there was a 'click' and then there was no music output. Everything on the Lumin app looks normal; it displays that a song is playing. The...
    16 replies | 701 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 28, 2021, 08:30 AM
    Let's start from unboxing ... ;-)
    13 replies | 1064 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 8, 2021, 04:38 PM
    The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own | The Manual
    13 replies | 592 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 04:52 PM
    My nephew told me he was going to build a small room in his garage to enclose his water heater and water softener. He then mentioned that he was going to use metal studs because the cost of framing lumber was so high. I asked how high it was...
    14 replies | 510 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    May 21, 2021, 10:34 PM
    I am having a case of upgradites, but being retired I need to be a little prudent. Right now, the stereo is perfect and there is no logical reason to upgrade anything, but what does logic have to do with it. I will wait for the next...
    12 replies | 568 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 08:25 AM
    Amazon Device Users Have a Week to Opt Out of Sidewalk Data-Sharing | Observer
    11 replies | 436 view(s)
  • cadena's Avatar
    May 26, 2021, 07:55 PM
    Hi everyone, My name is Cadena and I am glad of being a member of this forum.
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 2, 2021, 08:12 AM
    Pass Labs INT-25 Integrated Amplifier Review - HomeTheaterHifi.com
    9 replies | 552 view(s)
  • wayben's Avatar
    May 22, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Hi, New member. Long time music fan, put together my first decent stereo system in the 70's while I was in the Navy. Most of it is long gone now, but recently re-kindled my interest in vinyl, only to realize that my current amp (about 20 years...
    9 replies | 276 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 27, 2021, 08:20 PM
    Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review | - StereoNET Australia - Hi Fi & Home Cinema News
    8 replies | 516 view(s)
  • TIPP's Avatar
    May 28, 2021, 10:06 AM
    In 1985 Miki's father Dan, started Acry-Tech Coatings. While it started as a paint company, Dan quickly developed new industry leading products. Please have a listen to Miki to learn about Acry-Tech and learn about the new formula of DuraTex that...
    13 replies | 315 view(s)
  • Billt1's Avatar
    May 26, 2021, 02:30 PM
    Ok nobody responded to my last thread requesting input on Home Theater bypass operation for the MSB DAC but thankfully this form has many contributors that speak highly of the Preamp module on their Select and Reference DACs. With that information...
    6 replies | 609 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 22, 2021, 10:09 AM
    Any thoughts on this EL34 based amp? I know it’s probably not as sweet as the typical EL34 amp. I wasn’t really crazy about the original LTA Microzotl MZ preamp/headphone amp. A little too sterile for me, even with NOS tubes and upgrades. I’m...
    9 replies | 393 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 04:35 PM
    Hey gang, I know many folks here love and enjoy Pass Lab amps. Some of you may remember I built up two Nelson Pass-designed Amp Camp amps last summer. I've set these up again over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend to get some real hours...
    9 replies | 419 view(s)
  • mauidan's Avatar
    June 6, 2021, 03:30 PM
    mauidan started a thread D-Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with U.S. Army paratroopers of Easy Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Strike), 101st Airborne Division, at Greenham Common Airfield, England, before D-Day. U.S. Army...
    9 replies | 406 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 07:46 AM
    just watched this documentary movie -- anyone interested in jazz and just music in general will probably enjoy this. it is currently streaming on netflix. interestingly enough, it is a sweedish produced film. needless to say, the soundtrack is...
    8 replies | 284 view(s)
  • 4N6's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 02:30 PM
    I currently have an older Windows 7 based server running Roon via my network. Streamed information goes to a ProJect StreamBox Ultra S2 with dedicated linear PS via ethernet. When doing research for the best method of upgrading, I came across...
    8 replies | 380 view(s)
  • Mosfet's Avatar
    May 30, 2021, 12:35 PM
    Mosfet started a thread Classic Classé in Classe’ Audio
    Classic Classé I feel like such an old-timer. I still have and use the CP-50 preamp and the CA-200 power amp from the late 90's. I still love them and they still work flawlessly. :celebrate008_2: Maybe someday I'll upgrade. Then again,...
    7 replies | 332 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    May 30, 2021, 03:07 AM
    Randy Myers started a thread Mbl 8006 b in MBL
    I have a MBL 8006 B in route. I believe about 2010 vintage. In absolutely mint condition including white gloves, etc. Anyone ever try this amplifier? I believe it was probably before MBL made in roads into the US market. I am really looking...
    6 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Renegade's Avatar
    May 25, 2021, 11:20 AM
    Hi guys, Hope you can help! I have been searching the web, far and wide for a decent pair of wireless audiophile cans. I know wired is best, I have Audio Technica TMH M50x's which I really like . Reading countless reviews on countless sites, they...
    4 replies | 610 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 5, 2021, 08:29 AM
    Meet The Audiophile Style Community | Volume 7 - Bits and Bytes - Audiophile Style This is so awesome. I’m not sure if it was posted before but I just saw it now. Thanks to Audiophile Style community member @Nikhil for participating in volume...
    6 replies | 304 view(s)
  • Ricky64's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 09:32 PM
    Hi All; Anyone do critical appraisal with their built in DAC's in their Diablos or Zena/Essence preamps? Any comparisons with the external Kalliope of other high end external DAC's? Thanks!
    7 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 09:53 AM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Has arrived! Will try to unpack and setup today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    5 replies | 514 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 04:32 PM
    stereogeek started a thread just for fun in Amplifiers
    Can someone who is smarter than me post a You Tube video for me? I have been watching this video for a while and I always get a kick out of it. It's called "1000 Watt Amplifier Philips EL6471 at full power" Thanks in advance.
    6 replies | 197 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 07:49 PM
    Ritmo started a thread Rega Planar 10 TAS Review in Rega
    Congrats to Stephen (Puma Cat) on the review of the 10. I guess he liked it, a lot!
    7 replies | 267 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 08:30 AM
    I'm curious about peoples habits when it comes to record cleaning. When you get a brand new album, do you clean it on your machine before you play it for the first time? Or just put it on and play it? I always clean mine first with my...
    5 replies | 243 view(s)
  • elliotg's Avatar
    May 24, 2021, 04:26 PM
    I received my Wadax DAC last Thursday Evening and hooked it up with a transport and let it run since then. I think that break in is a strange thing and its hard to say when something is fully stabilized and at its peak so before I was going to...
    6 replies | 521 view(s)
  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 05:17 PM
    In 2019 we found a highly rated carpet cleaner in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), Larry's Extreme Clean. Did a great job. When he was here he was looking at my record and tape collection. I asked him whether he was a music fan. He said that he was a...
    5 replies | 218 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 09:02 AM
    This is crazy to me. Check your settings. Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors – Ars Technica
    6 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    So I’m looking to start digitizing my LP’s to flac or possibly DSD files. The obvious is to get an analog to digital converter and software for my MAC. Anything else and also how? For an ADC I was looking at the BEHRINGER U-Phoria UMC202HD....
    7 replies | 124 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 4, 2021, 08:05 PM
    https://www.absolutephase.com/blogs/pass-labs-xa-30-8-pure-class-a-stereo-power-amp
    4 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Billt1's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 07:46 PM
    I have used the VPI HW 16.5 for a decade or so after trying many different variations of manual cleaning previously. I found using Record Doctor 2 step solution with Record Doctor brushes the results to be outstanding. As I age and want to put less...
    4 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 07:39 AM
    This was the body of my email and link to Review. Bob makes great Pre Amps Backert Rhumba 1.3 preamp, doesn't sound like solid-state or tubes - YouTube Hi there - just letting you and our other friends know: Steve Guttenberg just reviewed...
    4 replies | 398 view(s)
  • Willy Kuo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:49 AM
    Anytime you feel the HD Music is not HD enough? Don't worry, it's not your ears' fault, you just need to have a proper device to present the HD music to the way it should. Smartphone(x), Laptop(x), PC(x), Munich M1(✓) Great music source needs...
    7 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Stagger Lee's Avatar
    May 28, 2021, 10:33 PM
    I tried to post this once and didn't make it. Don't know why. Here goes again. I did a lot of cable testing during he last year. Because of my previous business in high end cables decades ago, I am always interested in cables. This time I went for...
    4 replies | 332 view(s)
  • TIPP's Avatar
    May 28, 2021, 01:36 PM
    TIPP started a thread Acoustimac in Acoustics
    Anyone have experience with Acoustimac? Being local it's quite nice to avoid shipping. Acoustimac | Acoustic Panels, Bass Traps and Soundproofing Materials
    3 replies | 330 view(s)
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