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    Re: LUMIN power switch: do you use it?

    My set up is a WD hard drive, its external switching power supply plugged into a Richard Gray's 400 power conditioner, with a USB cable from the HDD plugged into a Roon Nucleus+ (which is powered by...
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    Re: Leery about upgrading

    Bud,

    Let me try to explain further. My AV-oriented Ethernet switch came with its own designated power cord. I thought that I could upgrade the performance of the switch specifically and my...
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    Leery about upgrading

    For years, one of my great joys from "Audiophilia" has been following a constant path of upgrading enroute to audio nirvana. These days, my system has gotten good enough that listening while reading...
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Showing my age here: Apt Holman preamp, SAE MK IV power amp, Thorens 125 MkII turntable, IMF TLS 50 speakers, and Monster cables galore.
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    Re: How was many audio systems do you currently own?

    Three of mine are combo (audio and home theater): family room; master bedroom; and, of course, dedicated theater. I have one audio-only system in the billiard room (I like to shoot pool while...
  6. Thread: Lumin T2

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    Re: Lumin T2

    The T2 is my first streamer/DAC, and so I can’t offer any comparative observations. That said, I can say that streaming has now eclipsed both vinyl and CD/SACD as my preferred music source. Why? For...
  7. Re: Admiral McRaven Leaves the Audience SPEECHLESS

    Great speech . . . And words to live by.
  8. Re: Cost effective power cords for my Rel Gibraltar G1s?

    I suggest Cullen (www.cullencable.com) Gold Series power cords. I use them with my two Revel Ultima Sub-30 subwoofers and have been very pleased by both their price and their performance.
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    Connecting a hard drive

    I recently acquired a hard drive filled with FLAC files. Using a good USB cable, would it be better to connect this drive to my Nucleus+ or directly to my T2? I use Roon primarily.
  10. Thread: Lumin T2

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    Re: Lumin T2

    Peter,

    What are the changes made in this latest firmware upgrade?
  11. Thread: Estelon YB

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    Re: Estelon YB

    I have heard only the Forzas. Alfred Vassilkov demonstrated them for me at Estelon’s headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia. They were extraordinary in definition, soundstage, dynamism, etc. ...
  12. Thread: Lumin T2

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    Re: Lumin T2

    Now that I have thoroughly "broken-in" my T2 -- and find its streaming/DAC functionality sonically outstanding -- a new problem has suddenly developed: the Lumin app will not connect with my T2. ...
  13. Thread: RMAF

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    Re: RMAF

    I hear a large number of major vendors pulled out last week. That, coupled with absurd hotel room pricing, was enough to kill my plan for attending.
  14. Thread: Lumin T2

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    Re: Lumin T2

    I have now streamed more than 200 hours of music through my T2. The sound overall is now much better, if my memory serves me, than it was when the T2 was brand new.

    So I have a question: why? ...
  15. Re: On the topic of pseudo-science and high end audio

    Wow! I used Google Search to learn what year Mr. Bybee received the Nobel prize for physics. His discovery of the means to reverse the polarity of electrons and protons would enable the creation of...
  16. Thread: Lumin T2

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    Re: Lumin T2

    Breaking in the T2. I have noticed a definite improvement to the sound of music streams played through the T2 the more I have been using it. At this point some of the more clinical aspects of the...
  17. Re: sound quality of Tidal via Lumin app vs. Tidal+Airplay

    I also use wired Ethernet for both my Roon Nucleus+ and my Lumin T2. I cannot detect any sonic difference between Tidal via the Roon and Tidal directly to the T2 (using its embedded Lumin app). I...
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    Re: Why do high-end cables cost so much?

    To Gents Who Responded So Far:

    Thank you for your comments. Right now I am using a $90 Virtual Dynamic power cord which is so heavy it pulls aways from the wall socket; this cord is being used to...
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    Why do high-end cables cost so much?

    The cost of a cable to the end-user is composed of its materials, labor, overhead and profit margin, as well as the dealer markup. I am currently looking at upgrading my power cord from the wall...
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    My dealer just lent to me a Shunyata Delta NR power cord. I am using it as a replacement for the Pangea AC-9. Wow! It certainly makes a difference in my fledging high-end system. Music has never...
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    Re: How Did You Become an Audiophile?

    I thought it was time to resurrect this interesting topic. For me, it was walking down Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and just stumbling into a place named “Lyric Hifi” (I think). The proprietor,...
  22. Seeming Absence of Fullness in the Reproduction

    I am fortunate to have two completely different DACs in my system. One is integrated into my music streamer and is based on two ESS Sabre 9028 chips and the other is part of my preamp/processor and...
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    Re: Linear Power Supply for Roon Nucleus+

    Yes, I am. The Nucleus+ has the ability to stream multi-channel audio. By using its HDMI output and the HDMI cable to my Theta Casablanca IV, I can decode 5.1 tracks.
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    Re: NAIM Uniti Core

    I own a BlueSound Vault 2. For ripping, it is very convenient. However, I strongly recommend using an external DAC. Also, as a streamer, while okay, it falls short in comparison to the Roon...
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    Re: Linear Power Supply for Roon Nucleus+

    I have now been using my Teddy Pardo 19/3 linear power supply with the Nucleus+ for nearly three weeks. I cannot compare it to the standard switching power supply which comes in the box with the...
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