213runnin

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Anthem STR Power Amp vs Parasound JC5
I’m also puzzled as to the description of the A21 as dry.  I think as audiophiles, we get locked into mindsets about sonics and characteristics that we come to value or loathe.  As do amp manufacturers, and lets face it, none of them are perfect a... 
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I gave up on separates. You must have the correct cables, you must have the correct tubes and to get synergy with all the components was so much fun. (Sarcasm). Then, the system must be running for a half an hour before it sounded it’s best. Plus ... 
Parasound Hint 6 or separates?
One more thing to add the the body of knowledge on the Hint 6.  It made the Stereophile recommended list.  Fall of 2020, the B list.  Not bad for a main stream manufacturer that some are calling a Swiss army knife(WRT the Hint).  
Parasound Hint 6 or separates?
I’ll resurrect this thread, because I had a P5 and I now have the Hint 6.  The P5 had a lot of features for the money but the sound was a little bit too warm, at least to my ears.  The Hint has better sonics, and is closer to neutral while still h... 
Adcom 565SE for use with Magnepan .7’s
I wish I could help as I have the 565SE, but no Maggies.  I will say it’s a great sounding amp that is very close to neutral, perhaps a touch of warmth.  I have a pair of Kef Q750’s hooked up to it and it runs cool at any volume level, Maggies wil... 
Anyone heard the new Schiit Tyr?
The word is, it’s better than the Aegir SQ wise.  The Tyr has a total of 24 output devices!    
Anyone heard the new Schiit Tyr?
Looks like the only owners reporting feedback are over on the schiit happened thread at headfirst.com.  People sound pretty impressed.  
How many systems do you have?
Hey I think this thread saved me, I’ve got 4 systems and tend to feel slightly bad about having so much gear( I also have a few extra pairs of speakers, 2 extra receivers). 1.  A main theater system with an avr with 2 amps and a projector.   2.... 
Recommendation for replacement of Freya +
OP, you said that the Freya doesn’t give “a true version”.    it wasn’t designed with home theater bypass features.  I suspect you are going to have to spend a whole lot more than the Freya’s price tag to get something that gives a truer version.... 
Parasound vs Emotiva
I stand by my remarks, buying at the bottom of the marketplace will not give the best results.  I’ve owned many subs and amps and also products by Emotiva and Parasound.  YMMV.   
Parasound vs Emotiva
Sorry, I’m going to have to rain on the parade, OP. I want you to know that it’s nothing personal. The A300. It has internal fans. Fans! Emotiva plays with the numbers to claim it doubles power at 4 ohms, it hits 300 watts at 1Khz at 1.0% THD. A... 
Cheap $88 Sony SS-CS5 Speakers - Awesome
I hear you!  After I posted I swapped in my Totem Acoustic Rainmakers($1200 new) and the difference was jaw dropping.  Now those are real speakers!  
Cheap $88 Sony SS-CS5 Speakers - Awesome
Reubent, agree generally with your take, except I have a somewhat higher opinion of the Sonys.  I’ve had mine for a couple of months and think they opened up over time.  Put 50 hours on them and they will have improved. Still, they are not perfec... 
Cheap $88 Sony SS-CS5 Speakers - Awesome
I prefer the Sony ss-cs5 over the Andrew Jones Pioneer SP BS22.  The Sonys are smoother, have tighter bass and can handle more power.  The speaker terminal cup is also smaller, which means less bass escapes. Sony really paid attention to the deta... 
Cheap $88 Sony SS-CS5 Speakers - Awesome
I’m listening to the Sonys right now, connected to 250 wpc.  Only reasonable volume levels of course!