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audphile1

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For the first time...
@simao endless pursuit. Analog and digital will most of the time sound totally different. Few ways to deal with it - continue upgrading both digital and analog (you will end up doing just that because every upgrade presents a possibility of pus... 
Speaker of My House…!
Can you audition any of these speakers? May be bring your amp and pre if the dealer doesn’t carry ARC. You aren’t really going to buy based on the recommendations here I assume.  Also, you’re talking heavy speakers. You sure you want to move a 240... 
Worth upgrading my cables?
I’d focus on room acoustics and speaker placement first.  As far as cables go, I’m familiar with the 4S11 speaker cables since I own and use a pair of these. They’re nice and warm sounding. Not the latest word in transparency and soundstage but a... 
Musical Surroundings Phonomena II+ -OR- Moon 110lp v2 -OR- Parasound ZPhono XRM Phono
@grislybutter sounds like a set up issue. Did you use a good protractor to check your cartridge alignment? Overhang, zenith and VTF are pretty much the only settings you can change with the Rega P3 if I’m not mistaking. Make sure your overhang is ... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
Sounds like you need to add sub(s) and treat your room or get full range speakers and treat your room. Also, if you toe your speakers in directly at your listening position that usually makes the highs sound more pronounce. Try less toe in. But mo... 
Whats the ultimate goal with your pre amp ?
@krelldog I’ve not yet heard an active preamp that didn’t color the sound. If you ever ran your source direct into your amplifier at unity gain vs it going thru an active linestage, you would most likely hear flatter, colder and more analytical so... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
If I see my 100lb speakers wiggle wildly it will be due to a problem far beyond what Max T is capable of resolving. Jokes aside, I use spikes and floor protectors that came with my speakers. As far as components are concerned, I pulled all isolat... 
need amp recommendations for more separation of instruments
My concern is that when, say, I'm listening to a symphony and the main theme is being played by the strings, but there is a flute in the background doing something a little bit different, the flute gets lost. I can hear that it is there, but I ca... 
need amp recommendations for more separation of instruments
Speaker placement and room acoustics is the first thing I would tackle. Equilateral triangle with speakers and listening position, then toe in to get the best compromise between image accuracy and soundstage width (it’s unfortunately always a comp... 
Under my tower speakers -- Isoacoustics Gaia, other options?
  mglik 851 posts 01-20-2023 at 04:34pm Townshend Podiums will be so effective as to like double the value of any speaker. When the speaker is decoupled from the floor, the vibrations that leaked down to the floor will then come out of the d... 
How much should I spend on a new DAC
@celestial__sound  Search and read the forums. Watch YouTube videos (Hans Beekhuyzen, John Darko), read reviews. there’s wealth of information available that explains the benefits of a streamer over using a computer to stream your music.   
How much should I spend on a new DAC
celestial__sound OP 86 posts 01-19-2023 at 09:12pm  @soix  I understand the computer can be a weak link. But, even though if I add a good streamer I will still have to use the PC as a roon core. I don't think using a  LAN connection instead ... 
How much should I spend on a new DAC
I’d say your source should be on the level of your amp and speakers. I use Bricasti M3 DAC with a built in Roon compatible Network Player. Since you are using your PC as a roon core, you can kill two birds with one stone with something like the M... 
Break-in Time
+1 @nonoise it’s not unusual at all for cables to flip flop few times before they settle. Usually at a 200hr mark you notice it’s all coming together.  If anyone doubts break in is a thing, try a brand new Furutech GTX-D NCF outlet.   
In search of a touch of darkness
Warm sounding and one of the best power cables I tried on several different DACs is Audience AU24SE. Darker than that would be Acoustic Zen Gargantua II. Both can be had within the specified price range.    Here’s a used Acoustic Zen Gargantua II...