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    Re: Use "Power Control" to power on old devices

    Niles AC-3
    Xantech AC-1

    12v trigger switches 120V.

    I use a Xantech AC-1 to turn on my older MC 275 and MR 77 from the power control output of my C 2300.
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    Re: Michael Fremer joins TAS

    Big loss for Stereophile, IMO.
  3. Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Fine Sounds purchased McIntosh from D+M Holdings, a Bain company, in 2012.
    In 2014 Charlie Randall and Mauro Grange purchased Fine Sounds with two private equity partners. They subsequently...
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    Re: Roon And HQ Player 4

    Roon build 1.8x sounds better on my system than previous versions of Roon.
    In my case HQ Player didnít improve the sound quality. Others swear by it.
    Itís not hard to try out and revert to what...
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    Re: How Does a Brand Survive?

    I think hard about company longevity before I open my wallet. This is from personal not so good experiences! I have had gear from Counterpoint, Escient, SAE, GAS, and AGI that was not supported...
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    Re: Anyone purchase a smaller Solar Generator?

    That one uses a flooded lead-acid battery so it would be a no-go for me.

    Here is what Iíd look for in a solar unit:
    LiPO4 Lithium Battery
    MPPT solar controller
    Monocrystalline solar panels
    ...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    The two articles I mentioned may help answer the question you asked in an earlier post. The first is just a fun read. Letís make any amplifier sound EXACTLY like another, shall we? What fun. The...
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    Re: Anyone purchase a smaller Solar Generator?

    I think you are looking for something like a Jackery.
    Solar Generator, Power Outdoors - Jackery
    Lots of them out there.
    I use a Honda EU-1000 generator for emergency power needs. If I didnít...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    Rob,
    A good place to start exploring amplifier sound is here:
    The Carver Challenge | Stereophile.com

    Also I posted a white paper in the Measurements and DSP section of this forum called...
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    Rob - there are plenty of modern references on the audibility of linear and non-linear distortion. Just search on the topic, youíll find a plethora of articles by the likes of Toole, Geddes, Lee,...
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    Re: Buyers Beware Myavstudio on Audiogon

    Nice to know Audiogon is not a fair/safe marketplace for buyers. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Why you canít trust measurements

    The audio industry has moved on from single sine or swept sine measurements, which are still used by most reviewers that still publish measurements.

    In the case of ASR, the use of a single...
  13. Thread: Topping or MSB?

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    Re: Topping or MSB?

    I have a Topping D50. Sometimes you find that even though you paid almost nothing for a product, you paid waaay too much.
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    Re: LUMIN AudioFacts Pro modification

    I read the AudioFacts Facebook post. It sounds like they are using the same marketing firm as Synergistic Research. No substance, all nonsense.
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    Re: Active Speakers - will this time be different?

    In a prior life I designed audio systems for corporate jet aircraft. Gulfstream, Falcon Jet, Challenger, etc. What I could do, and what high end car stereo designers can do, is exactly characterize...
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    Re: Is MQA Fading Away?

    It came from reading the article Stenho posted.
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    Re: Is MQA Fading Away?

    The entire digital signal processing industry is wrong and a gadfly writer is the only world authority.
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    Re: Active Speakers - will this time be different?

    Certainly active speakers solve a lot of technical problems and have the potential for higher levels of performance than their passive peers. A certain group of non-fiddly music lovers will embrace...
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    re: Ionic Original Format

    Maybe I can use my Pono as a stylus? Not sure.
  20. Re: Used Amplifier question to experienced buyers

    I research the history of the unit to see what pops up. For example some Levinson and Krell amps run very hot and have early failures, usually electrolytic capacitors, which are very heat sensitive....
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    Re: The Day After ......

    I looked it up - pretty interesting. Never knew. So much out there to learn.
    The ramble in my post above is actually the definition of Easter Sunday.
    Unlike most holidays in the Christian faith...
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    Re: Greetings from Canada!!!! Eh!

    Welcome! I just got back from a Golden, BC ski trip. Good times!
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    Re: The Day After ......

    Happy day after the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox!
  24. Re: Least expensive and best way to stream music to a DAC???

    The conversion of Ethernet packet based data to AES or USB should be a super simple task any low powered computer can handle. Iíd love to hear a good streamer in my system and compare it to what Iíve...
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    This is an interesting phenomenon - the mass delusion of thousands of music and equipment lovers into believing that certain things are real when it has been scientifically proven that this is indeed...
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