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    Re: Warm-up time for Pass amps?

    I've always left my Pass Labs products on 24/7 unless I was leaving for an extended period of time (usually several days) or there was a storm rolling through the area. The couple of times I did...
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    Re: Nightmare!

    I hate to tell you this, but not only does everyone's taste in music vary widely, but so do sonic preferences. "Punchy lows" may mean something wildly different to you versus someone else. It's good...
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    Re: new amp on the way

    Congrats on the new amp; I hope it lives up to your every expectation!

    It's always fun to get a new toy.
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    Re: Subwoofer setup with AVR and stereo amp

    Don't know how old your SVS sub is, but I've always found that music and movies require vastly different settings to sound their best. Some of the newer SVS subs allow you to set up profiles that can...
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    I'm excited about being to audition the A5 for the first time at the end of the month (sadly, the dealer in Cincinnati is a little closer to Akron than Suncoast).

    Anything in particular I should...
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    The Absolute Sound
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Sarcasm alert ...

    I just finished reading that review. While a good article, I was surprised to learn that Mr. Quint's unit included a headphone jack. My XP-22 does not.
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    Re: New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced

    My bigger question is will all the shows return to their pre-pandemic dates starting in 2022?
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    Re: Leaving Components On Continuously

    Disclaimer: I own no tube gear.

    I generally leave all electronics on 24/7. If I'm going to be away for less than 48 hours, I will put things in stand-by mode. If it is longer than 48 hours or it...
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    Re: Focal Sopra 3 in Light Oak - photos

    Gorgeous finish! The Sopra No 3 is on my short list of speakers to listen to the next time I'm at AXPONA.
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    Re: Sub Woofer Pop (!!!)

    I'll be curious to know what the issue ended up being, too. I've been running a SVS PB-13 Ultra with Pass Labs electronics now for several years. I also live in Ohio and so I also live with the dry...
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    Re: AudioQuest Golden Gate RCA Question

    Perhaps post a couple of pictures to better explain the problem?
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    Re: AudioQuest Golden Gate RCA Question

    I'd still guess that white was left and gray was right, but I have no knowledge of how Naim DIN connectors work. Is it possible to try it both ways in order to figure out which is the correct...
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    Re: AudioQuest Golden Gate RCA Question

    You get to pick. Just be consistent. Personally, I'd make white - white and red - gray.
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    I've had several notable pieces from the beginning ...

    Carver CM-1090 integrated amp (college)
    Martin Logan Sequel IIs (college)
    Krell 300i integrated amp (post-college)

    But I feel like I've...
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    re: Chops' Current System Pics ....

    How do the Carver monoblocks sound with the Sopras?
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    Re: Standalone DACs under $10k?

    I get the feeling that hi-end audio is like art ... you fall in love with what you fall in love with ... whether you can afford it or not is a different matter. You alone have to decide if a singular...
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    Re: What is an Audiophile?

    Enthusiasm versus Possession.
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    Re: What is an Audiophile?

    For me, it has to do with enthusiasm for the hobby. Who is more the audiophile: the chap who only has $1,000 to spend on an entire system but actively works to buy the best system for the buck or the...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Yes, but even cloud-based solutions suffer digital degradation over time. They're just smart enough (hopefully) to monitor it and correct the storage medium before it becomes an issue.
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    Re: Standalone DACs under $10k?

    I'll second the Bryston BDA-3. Plus I'm using it with my Oppo UDP-205 so that I can still play back and decode my SACD collection (via HDMI cable). For me, it was a marked upgrade in sound over the...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Digital does go bad. Physical discs degrade over time. Hard / Solid state drives degrade and lose information over time. They also fail completely. That's what the MTBF number means ... Mean Time...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    An interesting discussion. Not one I feel will be resolved any time soon, but interesting.

    Qobuz user here. Also, owner of a myriad of media as well (hi-res downloads, CD, SACD, and vinyl). For...
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    Re: So, What do you play?

    Depending on their level of "newb-ness", I might also go into a very simple explanation of what each of the main boxes in my system does. I'll get more detailed if they want specifics.

    But, I...
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    Re: What do you hear? Laurel vs Yanny

    My favorite line from the 1983 Matthew Broderick movie WarGames is ...

    "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?"

    :)
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