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    Yesterday, 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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    June 5, 2020, 01:58 PM
    Looks like just something I will have to sort out with my rig. I'm already in touch with Levinson on the handshake issue, so maybe this will need to be added to the query. I agree, happy with my ACS10. I am also happy with my 526 sound quality...
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    June 5, 2020, 01:43 PM
    I wonder why so much Chord is being sold on the used market?
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    June 5, 2020, 01:36 PM
    I use power conditioning but not back up. The back up seems like a good idea though, especially for the items you have plugged into it. Does the APC regenerate power or just kicks in if power is off? If it regenerates I thought the power...
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    June 4, 2020, 10:41 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    Mr. P I think a preamp matters just as much for low level listening. I had the Pass XP-1 preamp with my X250 amp. While I did not really care for the preamp, I did love the fact that low level listening was great. When I switched to my BAT...
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    June 4, 2020, 01:28 PM
    It is, only the MQA file of the track. No issues with the 44.1 version. A couple things off the top that has the distortion, Freya Ridings, or, Tom Misch, What Kind Of Music, MQA. It could be just something with my set up if no one else has had...
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    June 4, 2020, 01:17 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    I'm not a tech, high current amps typically have a sound character about them, able to deal with low impedances as well as control the sound. You have Naim who has comparative low power but has tons of current then amps like D'Agostino with both...
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    June 3, 2020, 02:19 PM
    When listening to MQA tracks on Tidal I will sometimes play a track and hear distortion, like digital noise, popping sounds. Very obvious, I'll stop the track. The noise will occur again when playing the same track over. So the issue is...
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    June 3, 2020, 01:38 PM
    When you listened did it sound noticeably better than the Reference Bel Canto? When at Axpona the Bel Canto room with the Black was full but from the doorway it just sounded like Bel Canto which left me scratching my head at $50k. However, I...
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    June 2, 2020, 11:10 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Tull...Heavy Horses in Music Forum
    I listened/visited JT on Tidal since last posting, Heavy Horses did get the Steven Wilson touch and as mentioned Aqua Lung did as well and sounds much better than my LP version.
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    June 1, 2020, 09:37 AM
    I checked out Sinne last night, listened to her new release We Just Begun which is great, backed by a Bigg Band. I also listened to Beauty Of Sadness which I think the title track is my favorite song of hers so far. I remembered her name but not...
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    May 31, 2020, 04:27 PM
    Albert von Schweikert March 13, 1945 - May 29, 2020 | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Great person, Great Speakers I still have a pair of his first line under Counterpoint, Clearfield...
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    May 31, 2020, 10:24 AM
    Hi and welcome
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    May 30, 2020, 01:11 PM
    I would add Tidal speakers to that group. I heard a pair at Axpona 3 years ago that blew me and some friends away. The electronics were all Bricasti. I think they sold for $35K without the diamond tweeter. Good looking speaker as well. At...
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    May 30, 2020, 11:18 AM
    Eric Clapton; Journeyman on LP My DAC doesn't do MQA but I recently upgraded my ACS10 with the software so I could at least receive higher resolution. Under "playlists" then "masters", I recommend the 2L playlist where the songs are 352 bits...
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    May 30, 2020, 10:57 AM
    I have an X250 amp and it gets up to about 115-120F. My BAT preamp gets hotter with 8 tubes.
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    May 28, 2020, 01:07 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico and class D amp in Magico
    In my opinion Devialet would sound noticeably better than NAD/M33. Obviously the M33 isn't out yet but I haven't heard any NAD Master series so far to come close to the Devialet. NAD is pushing out some interesting products but they seem to be...
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    May 28, 2020, 11:53 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico and class D amp in Magico
    Naim gear has low power ratings but perform better than their rating, typically very high current. Have you looked at Devialet?
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    May 28, 2020, 11:45 AM
    Welcome to the forum. Your Denon should only have a single RCA, and you said the sub only has a single RCA, correct? If so, a Y adapter wouldn't help. Is there a switch that needs to be selected to tell the speaker which input is being used? ...
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    May 28, 2020, 11:28 AM
    Most of the smaller streamers have a DAC that would have to be bypassed. Other than the Node and slightly more expensive is the Audio Labs 6000N Play which is said to sound really good for the price point. I haven't looked at it close but the Echo...
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    May 28, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Hi and welcome. I agree with Bones13 . There are some things in audio that could be wrong but I find most of it is subjective anyway.
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    May 27, 2020, 09:29 PM
    double post
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    May 27, 2020, 09:29 PM
    I get annoyed with Windows update as well. This may help with turning updates off and setting a particular day for the updates. How to stop automatic updates on Windows 10 | Windows Central 3 Best Ways to Disable Automatic Update on Windows 10
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    May 27, 2020, 07:13 PM
    Get rid of JRiver. It sounds mifi at best. Give Audirvana a try. It has a simple user interface and a library like JR. They have a 30 day free trial and then it is $75. It sounds way better than JR. HQplayer with Roon would be the way to go if...
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    May 27, 2020, 04:43 PM
    Yeah, one of my threads just got spammed too How do your packages get delivered?
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    May 27, 2020, 02:45 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico and class D amp in Magico
    Here's the link, hope it works. The Linn didn't have amplification. Best Music Streamers of 2020 | The Master Switch
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    May 27, 2020, 02:27 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico and class D amp in Magico
    You have to get the Naim Unity series I believe to get all the features looked for. I forgot the website but the Naim was #1 in Top 20 streamers according to them. Not sure pricing or what you'd use for streaming but the Devialet would be a...
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    May 27, 2020, 12:33 PM
    I don't own a phone, iPad, or Tablet that can utilize any App or have internet on it, just my trusty 14 y/o Motorola Razer, so all my internet browsing is done on a PC.
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    May 27, 2020, 10:38 AM
    should all be on TV if you get a chance to see it
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    May 27, 2020, 09:43 AM
    Ah, now I see why so many people are having all these issues. You all come here using phones. I only use Computers with Firefox and never experienced any of them.
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    May 27, 2020, 09:23 AM
    I am real close to the airport and just called Andy Roy Joe, his number was easy to find because no 2 people are named that. He said they mysteriously disappeared last night after the amount of money inside was emailed to some guy named Brad.
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    May 26, 2020, 12:26 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Hi in Introduce Yourself
    Hi & welcome
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    May 25, 2020, 11:35 PM
    My ACS10 finally made a connection, I'm not sure why or what the issue was. The firmware still has the same version number. Aurender does have good support but if anything was wrong with the update they aren't saying. I guess all the other...
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    May 25, 2020, 05:24 PM
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    May 24, 2020, 02:27 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Preamp to amp RCA in Cables
    I like using same brand cables throughout the system. I don't see many pro reviewers do this, however, with the Clarus I currently use it seemed to have a cumulative effect, the more I introduced into the system the better the result.
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    May 23, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Preamp to amp RCA in Cables
    Sometimes manufacturer name branded cables are good, I got a set of Linn that came with their amp, I was amazed at how good they were. Never heard Vincent cables but their gear represents a good value. With that being said Bluejeans Cables are a...
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    May 23, 2020, 07:52 AM
    I would love to try one. My only issue with the design is the inputs and outputs on opposite ends. It makes placement in a stereo rack difficult when all your cables are in the back. I know of a few people that have issues with designs such as...
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    May 22, 2020, 05:15 PM
    I use Firefox and have not experienced any of the issues reported before or after the upgrade.
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    May 22, 2020, 11:49 AM
    My link to the manual is no good, looks like the 532h has been discontinued. Not sure why they wouldn't keep those manuals around on the site somewhere.
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    May 22, 2020, 11:30 AM
    Yes, mine has those. There is also a micro processor that if anything goes wrong the tech can check that to see what happened. From what I understand it's like the "black box". A hint, if you ever have a problem, DO NOT, do the hard reset, it...
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    May 22, 2020, 11:30 AM
    Yes, mine has those. There is also a micro processor that if anything goes wrong the tech can check that to see what happened. From what I understand it's like the "black box". A hint, if you ever have a problem, DO NOT, do the hard reset, it...
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    May 22, 2020, 09:12 AM
    The OP ended up with a PASS Int-250. I had heard an earlier version, the M5 driving Thiel CS 3.7s with nice sound
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    May 22, 2020, 07:35 AM
    Redbox DVD No real Visual effects or Sound, just a real good movie and drama
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    May 21, 2020, 07:58 PM
    The ACS10 outputs USB which goes into the #526 that has the DAC built-in. It's a fairly simple set up but when complex gear messes up, it's a royal pain. At least for me.
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    May 21, 2020, 07:49 PM
    I've never heard a Class D sound rolled off, typically it's the highs or edginess that turns me off. I did like the sound of Audio Alchemy with a good set of speakers. The second time I heard the set up with other speakers I wasn't as impressed....
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    May 21, 2020, 01:42 PM
    Does it matter what the name is? I did try renaming the ACS10 to "myACS-###" opposed to just ACS10-####" no luck getting sound though but I may not have done it correctly, it does show the new name in the settings. I just wondered if I could leave...
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    May 21, 2020, 11:27 AM
    I updated to version 1.21.127 for my ACS10 which is the latest update, I did this two nights ago and I haven't been able to get my ACS10 to connect back with my Levinson yet. I've tried the sequence of shutting the components down, disconnecting...
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    May 21, 2020, 10:28 AM
    Escape from Pretoria - This was a great movie about a real Prison Break in South Africa which started their biggest manhunt. A few Political Prisoners somehow make Keys out of wood for every lock in the prison.....except for 1. Very intense and...
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    May 19, 2020, 08:37 PM
    Go Go Penguin; V2.0 Anyone else think the name doesn't match the music?
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    May 19, 2020, 08:35 PM
    Go Go Penguin; V2.0 Anyone else think the name doesn't match the music?
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I was always drawn to music as long as I can remember, I began playing LP's as a child playing them on whatever I could get my hands on, as my knowledge of audio gear grew and I got credit............
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