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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    an asynchronous DAC drawing at-rest data from its buffer should not be affected by upstream network clocks. upstream electrical noise delivered to the DAC along with the intended signal is another...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    ahhh -- yes, i see it is delta sigma...

    "The N-01XD includes ESOTERIC’s exclusive Delta-Sigma (ΔΣ) modulator supporting 64-bit/512Fs audio frequency sampling. To perform D/A conversion on par with...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    i would assume that the sound difference between the XD and pre-XD models has to do with the new "master sound discrete DAC" in the XD ...and, given that the XD DAC is an R2R converter, i wonder if...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    i see in another thread that we have a winner!! :D

    it would be great to hear how these two compared from your perspective ...and, what it was that pushed the esoteric over the line?
  5. Re: Amp Camp Amp and GR-Research X-LS Encore speakes DIY projects!

    greatly inspired by this thread, i just ordered an ampCamp amp -- arrives in january and should make a nice winter project. in addition to being a fun project and opportunity to learn, i will use the...
  6. Thread: Gillian Welch

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    Re: Gillian Welch

    in addition to being great artists, gillian welch and dave rawlings own the fabled woodland studio in nashville as well as their own record label, acony records. pretty sure their recording chain is...
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    Re: What Vinyl Do You Have On The Table?

    randy, thanks for posting! have listened to the digital version twice now and every aspect of the recording process is as good as i have ever heard, particularly the mic'ing which is just...
  8. Thread: Gillian Welch

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    Re: Gillian Welch

    boots no.2: the lost songs, vol 3

    just released ...brilliant, 'nuff said

    the 3 LP box set arrives next month -- i had better get that analog source nailed down and in the house ;)
  9. Re: imputing speaker impedance curve | volume level to generate 1-watt

    thanks again for the thoughtful response -- very helpful information and discussion of all the relevant factors involved here.

    this just goes to illustrate that no matter how hard one tries to use...
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    Re: PC using Roon vs Lumin transport

    i am using a diy computer -- here is a thread that describes it. it runs roon ROCK which is their lightweight operating system that runs the whole roon player. however, i could install windows on it...
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    Re: PC using Roon vs Lumin transport

    nothing at all wrong with your approach. in fact, many here use this same PC to USB DAC playback strategy.

    i use a dedicated computer running roon connected to my dac via USB -- i am quite happy...
  12. Thread: Used < $450 ?

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    Re: Used < $450 ?

    several here have had good experiences with u-turn audio. even new it is certainly within your budget.

    also, rega are very nice affordable turntables which can be had new or used within your...
  13. Re: imputing speaker impedance curve | volume level to generate 1-watt

    the test results in the OP have been updated and now show a much flatter response curve than initially reported*

    there is still a decent dB fall-off seen in the lower frequencies. this may very...
  14. Re: imputing speaker impedance curve | volume level to generate 1-watt

    thanks so much for this thoughtful and informative response!! i am just trying to understand my speakers and amp and how they interact with each other. you have given me some quite useful and...
  15. imputing speaker impedance curve | volume level to generate 1-watt

    today, i conducted the following tests / experiments in order to 1) determine how high the volume on my amp had to be turned up so that a continuous 1 kHz tone would generate 97 dB from my speakers...
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    Re: Paul's Systems...Before and After.

    very nice!!

    beautiful thorens turntable!! ...would love to hear more about it and the plinth / arm + board!!
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    i have heard the qln prestige three and they were indeed good ...really, really, really good. from my listening impressions, i would say the part-time audiophile review is pretty accurate. i would...
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    Re: John Devore talks measured efficiency

    thanks for the post -- as a SET tube amp devoté, i am always hyper-focused on speaker efficiency.

    although an interesting and informative video around the measurement(s) used to calculate speaker...
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    technics sl-1200g

    anyone have experience, thoughts, opinions, etc on the new technics sl-1200g turntable?

    it looks to be extremely well reviewed and offer tremendous value at its $4k msrp price point. the only...
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    Re: Could you survive with streaming music only?

    i could not survive without streaming -- and, yes, i could certainly live with streaming only ...provided qobuz and roon are available.

    in my use case, downloads and ripped CDs on local storage...
  21. Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    have spent the last two weeks listening to the catalogue of cellist anja lechner

    i really like her recordings with piano as the only other primary instrument -- here are my favorites so far with...
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    Re: new tt from schiit

    michael fremer review of the "updated" schiit sol turntable... still seems bit fiddly but as he points out it is a "hobbyist" turntable best for those who like to tinker and tweak.

    The Schiit SOL...
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    a new one from ron miles | rainbow sign ...with a very nice contribution from bill frisell
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    another winner from jordi savall that i have come across recently:
  25. Thread: jazz sabbath

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    Re: jazz sabbath

    for those following along at home, milton keanes is releasing a limited edition of 1,500 in MONO, "as originally intended in 1969"

    release date is for the US record store day black friday event....
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