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Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
@invalid First, when I took in my Krell for rebuild I hooked up a few integrated amps and receivers that I had on hand just to see how they would sound. It was unmistakable that these amps produced a different frequency response than my Krell. Spe... 
Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
I have to disagree with atmasphere on the issue of low impedance Wilsons doing fine with tube amps. Any speaker that has a demanding impedance curve will not give a flat (to the best of its ability) frequency response if it is not driven by an amp... 
Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
At a given impedance, say 8 ohms, the current of the amplifier is directly related to the specified wattage. If your speakers are rated at a flat 8 ohms across the frequency spectrum, more watts equals more amps, i.e. current. The issue becomes m... 
Joni Mitchell remasters on the way
I have the full set of Joni's remastered HDCD titles (including Court & Spark and Hissing) and they sound very good. It will be interesting to compare the new versions on Qobuz with the HDCD versions. Thanks for the tip, hilde45.  
Streamer? Aurender's "caching streaming" ? how important is this feature?
I have a PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC which has a buffering and reclocking feature they call a "Digital Lens." I'm not sure what the cashing feature on a streamer would do for me. It might be cheaper to get a DAC with a buffering feature than to ... 
What is the added value of a streamer over a networked dedicated Computer
If you haven't done this already I would suggest that you compare a streamed album with one that you have ripped in FLAC. See if there's any difference in sound using your current setup. In my case I have ripped my CD library (over 4k titles) int... 
Why Purchase A CD Player or Transport ?
A few notes from my experience. I have ripped my collection of 4000+ CDs to uncompressed FLAC (I still have all my CDs). I can't hear much if any difference between the original CD played through my PSA PerfectWave transport and PW MKII DAC vs. t... 
Speaker Questions
@sgreg1 I urge you to read those two reviews and then come back and tell us whether or not they are more valuable than the comments in this thread. Compared to the short comments here, many of them snarky in tone (including mine), those two revie... 
Speaker Questions
The Polk S50 are popular speakers and have been reviewed at least a couple of times. Google "Polk S50 Review" and you will see at least two reviews. Both of these reviews are very detailed and positive. I would suggest that you place much more wei... 
Owning Up To It
David Crosby has been one of my favorite musicians. It was sad and frustrating to hear of his absurd trashing of Daryl Hannah (Neil Young's future wife). Then the other stuff about Crosby started coming out and I'm sorry to say that this artist th... 
Can anyone tell me where the progress in audio went?
In our hobby the story behind a piece of gear is more important to some audiophiles than the actual sound. I just came back from the Pacific Audio Fest and I heard a lot of speakers and other gear that had a great story but sounded so-so. I've bee... 
Current Universal Players
@ spenav I'm not sure what the point of your post is but I think you don't understand the HDCD format. Yes, you can play an HDCD disc on a standard Redbook player but the player won't decode the HDCD information and provide the extra dynamic rang... 
Current Universal Players
I think your problem is going to be HDCD.. I don't know of any new players that decode this format. I have two players and a DAC that will do HDCD because I collect CDs with this format and I can hear the difference when the HDCD is decoded. You m... 
Dynaudio - Made in China vs Denmark
Sorry to be redundant but I'm going to emphasize a point made earlier. The bottom line here is how you feel about the speakers. If you are always going to be wondering if your speakers would sound better if they were made in Denmark then there is ... 
Point of diminishing returns for a Network Streamers?
Have you compared playing a CD vs. streaming the same version of the recording? Does the CD sound better than the stream? I am running Qobuz through a PC hooked up to my PS Audio PerfectWave Mk II DAC (PWD). I also have the matching PW transport....