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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 PM
    No need. The results will be predictably 50/50 or close to that number... The point that the feature is there for comfort is good enough.
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 PM
    Thanks! There is certainly that approach as well. It is all a fascinating topic. Not having answers at the moment, gives rise to many possible explanations and mysteries to solve. (Perhaps never being able to answer any of them either!) Through...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 PM
    That the universe is 'fine-tuned' is generally not controversial. The laws of physics have to be 'just so' for anything we know, including ourselves, to exist. But why this is so and what this may mean is highly controversial. Coincidence and...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 PM
    If you watched the primer on Fine Tuning of the Universe, then one can expand into the different views on this fascinating subject. Theological vs Scientific (theoretical) argument
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    The universe works for us because deep physical laws seem to work. But if the values of these laws would much change, in either direction, then all we see and know could not exist. No galaxies. No stars. No planets. No people. Do such special...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 PM
    Maybe, probably true... but still the distortion figure it pretty darn good. Can't really complain about a <0.005%... of course I am not a numbers guy any way. What intrigues me is the discussion talking about how good the Purifi amplifiers sound.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Critical Listening Mode in Aurender
    Not exactly. Some people like the display on and the pretty graphics. Others, turn it off entirely. “Critical Listening Mode is a feature that allows the user to defeat any background tasks and circuitry that are non-essential to playing...
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  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    It’s not on my N100H.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    Not sure this qualifies, but here is the NAD C 298 specs: Rated output power into 8 Ohms (Stereo) 185 W at 8 ohms (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven) Rated output power into 4 ohms (Stereo) 340 W at 4 ohms (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    Wow, this thread has taken such a digression from the subject of Jim's original post, maybe all the amp "techical side-bar dicussion" should be moved to it's own thread. Lots of good info here, but pretty far from JIm's original post. Jim: I'd...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    I also considered using the Woo as a pre-amp... only one input would not work for me as a main unit (I need at least two, but actually have four hooked up on my pre-amp). If I were doing only digital, for example, then it would work just fine. As...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    Correct. Sounds good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    Headphone outputs as in headphone XLR? No. The new Esoteric N-05XD may work. Wouldn’t you come out of the DAC into the pre and then output to the various headphone amps? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    I really like my Focal Clear MG.... I am sure you will be blown away with the Stellia... probably like the differences I hear with my Abyss! I am happy with the KEF LS50 Meta, they fit my room well, plus I have always been a big KEF fan. The...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    I love Roon, but OUCHHHH... :P... to me it is not so much watching the record spin (I know your post was tongue in cheek, but :D)... I really like my vinyl, but also, at times I don't feel like messing with it so I listen from the server through...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Awesome! And wait until your headphones arrive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    Awesome and congratulations on your headphone setup!
    6 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Two channel preamps? Yes. We use a two channel preamp exclusively with the MSB since we have more than once source. Our favorites are Block Audio, Boulder 2110, Soulution 725.
    53 replies | 2188 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    Well, you know how to fix that don't you?? :celebrate008_2:
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    I still have my Technics SL-1200MKIII table. I can spin it while listening to Roon... :D
    22 replies | 649 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    Seeing the music rotating on a platine is half the experience. Without that half it's tough to adapt in the dark. Romance can do that to music lovers. The music no matter the format is alive. It's part of human nature.
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    NorthStar replied to a thread Tiff in Movies & Television
    True that ^ :)
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    I’m perfectly fine with the sound quality of Roon and the vast world library of music it has opened up to me for a small fee together with Qobuz. (I’m actually a life member with Roon for some years now and it has already paid for itself) I...
    22 replies | 649 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    That category is “downloads” and is reflected in the chart I posted earlier.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    It is not hard to get confused when looking at some of the T+A gear on their site. There are over laps of functions, even within the same series. It appears that their approach is for someone to buy the entire series, overlaps and all :(. Too...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I 100% agree... it boggles my mind when companies price themselves out of the market, especially when they are barely starting to make a name for themselves in this market. The link and price you posted is for the headphone amp, not the separate...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Totally agree. I only mentioned it because it shows an endorsement of the technology from a big time high end German manufacture! The Series 200 is certainly not a direct competition to the M33. A completely different design criteria, but at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. It’s $8995. You’re starting to think how I was thinking. It’s ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. That’s $16k. But when you’re $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Ahhh... that sound reasonable... its too bad, the product itself is fantastic, but if they are pricing themselves out of the market then it will hurt them in the long haul :(.... I have yet to see the price on the amplifier. The new DAC is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Wrong. Price increase nuttiness. See above. Has nothing to do with the quality of the product or sonics. Those are excellent. I just wish they left pricing alone. I explained this to them a million times. It was high, but not crazy. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    They went nuts with pricing quarter after quarter after quarter. I even met with the owner in Germany and told him all this. I went through a few products and where they needed to be price wise based on competition. I explained that these...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Only speculating... but I would guess not enough sales to justify the line and it looks like a large T+A dealer is fairly close to their location... only guessing, so I could very much be incorrect :).
    18 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Yup, headphone amp came first, but seemed over the top to me... Also, in my view, a really really silly design decision... they included their fantastic DAC.... BUT... it cannot be used as a DAC in your main systems... no outputs other than...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    T+A HA 200 | House of Stereo | Synergistic | T+A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    That was the headphone amp, right. Any word on the other pieces? The DAC, the amp? The headphone amp was priced pretty high I thought when it was first released, but then again it does include the high level DSD1024 DAC.... so.... I always...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    MSRP: $8900 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Yes, Purifi is the new Class D that has been discussed in this thread. NAD M33, M28, and C298 use it. It seemed like most others releasing it are from lesser known companies and DIY types, but T+A endorsement is pretty huge in my eyes.
    54 replies | 1157 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    The new Series 200! First released was the headphone amplifier, which also included their DAC with DSD1024 capability! The rest of the series starts with the DAC/Pre-amp, which handles DSD up to DSD1024 through their beloved two path system...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    It’s class D right? It likely was related to economies of scale. Lots of OTS Class D boards available. Cheaper than building your own. Smart and not uncommon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    54 replies | 1157 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I just found out some interesting news. I think it has become known that T+A has finally discontinued their Series 8 line. Wonderful pieces... the DAC 8 DSD is fantastic and several members on this forum use it. It remains on Stereophile's A+...
    54 replies | 1157 view(s)
  • XV-1's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 11:30 PM
    very nice. The progression integrated looks really nice now compared to the first renderings 2 years ago.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 02:45 PM
    Thank you, I forgot to check that list....
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 01:46 PM
    So do you think the amplifier in the M33 and the C298 are basically the same or is the M33 using a better amplifier section? I do not care about or want all the other functions. I would truly only be interested in the amplifier.
    54 replies | 1157 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 01:01 PM
    I do get a bit concerned about how Class D amps seemed to change so often (too often). First the B&O were all the rage, and then everybody started saying you don't want those, they suck compared to the Ncore's, and now no no no, you want the...
    54 replies | 1157 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:22 PM
    My point: Roon is the bottleneck. Even a base Aurender bests Roon sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:05 PM
    It sounds like we agree more than disagree :)... to me I am not really interested in streaming because of sound quality but for other reasons. I have a personal preference of purchasing my music, to own it so to speak. My spinner is used...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 11:08 AM
    Certainly true to some extent, however there is a reason that a few friends have tried and actually returned the Benchmark amplifier. Each component does add to the whole of the system, however each component also detracts from the whole of the...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 10:36 AM
    Which is all very cool, and I would love a SGM server, but at the $30,000 - $40,000 range it is not reasonable or reachable for a vast majority of audio fans. For most of us Roon does a great job. Yea, it would be nice to hear digital at its...
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