|XLR cables, worth buying higher end?|
is OP in an electrically noisy environment ?1m balanced line is not likely to make any difference.
|Phonostage recommendations under $3K|
Accuphase phono card for your E650 ?
|My Oppo is a bit too bright|
If you want the same functionality in digital music playback, swap the OPPO for a Cambridge Audio 752BD or CXU.Same basic transport but with upsampling DAC. Sweeter, smoother, more musical playback. I have both units, OPPO for home theater, Cambri...
|Rockport Avior 2 vs Wilson Sasha DAW|
Hi, with your Spectrals and Rowlands, have you tried Avalon Acoustics ?
|unbeatable Class A integrated|
If you can live with a minimalistic design aesthetic, the PureAudio One Integrated form New Zealand is superb.
|What isolation feet under your amp with great result?|
Depending on the product, some factory feet are excellent.For those components where after-market isolation is necessary try the new Les Davis Audio 3D-2 Constrained Layer Damping Devices.Cheap and effective.
|First impressions.What multi-channel disc is your favorite |
not a general fan of surround sound music remixes.my favourite is the flaming lips yoshimi battles the pink robots on dvd-audio which was natively recorded in surround sound.
|Floored by Beatles "White Album" Reissue|
the escher demos in good quality is the only reason to buy this set.i hate the martin jr reimaginings.sonically, the 2014 mono remaster sounds much better, pure analogue goodness !
|mate for Spectral amp that is not Spectral|
be careful with non-spectral preamps into spectral power amps.i'd save more for a spectral preamp.
|Turntable to phono stage preamp cables.|
Ditto on used Purist Audio Design,Years ago I bought a used set of Proteus Provectus Praesto Revision and they are the finest phono cables I've ever used.If you see a set offered, snap them up.:)
|Are 500 hours too many for a used hi-end cartridge?|
1. no, most quoted low hours tend to be vastly understated, reality without documented proof is a guess at best,2. yes, cartridge components deteriorate over time, with or without use, 3. yes, see 1.:)
|Curious record side labeling|
when did record companies phase out changer siding ?i have two copies of the 1978 FM film soundtrack, my US copy has changer siding, my Australian copy has conventional 1/2/3/4 siding.
|What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load|
what about jeff rowland’s class d amps ?all from the old stereo 102 through to the 201/501 monos and up to the current 825/925 etc can double their power into 4 ohms. i’ve heard the big ones behind speakers like magnepans, martin logans and apogee...
|Best multi channel amp and processor good for 2 channel listening.|
out of the box solution...rotel rap-1580 + rmb-1585 5x200wpc power amppowerful, smooth, authoritative, engaging sound that won't break the bank.only caveat is that the pre/pro is a full hand-on manual unit, no auto setup:)
|Auto Room Equalization?|
hate 'em all.they all screwup in varying ways.manual setup with ears, spl meter and test disc.:)