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7.1 surround test, MX121
Most movies streamed are actually in Dolby Digital 5.1, and some are even in Dolby Digital 2.0 (basically stereo). The movie itself has to be encoded to have 8 discrete channels for 7.1 content. If you can’t find any movies on streaming, maybe buy... 
Looking for pure copper or Cu/Au bananas
I have found that the Neutrik XLR gold-plated connectors are pretty good on resolution and speed (i.e. they are not warm and slow), but they have a dirty sound, almost like a distortion.  The Furutech XLR are the best I have used -- the gold-plate... 
Looking for pure copper or Cu/Au bananas
A note on heatshrink.  Not all heat shrink are created equally.  I have used some pretty horrible heatshrink that wrinkles and kinks when shrunk.  The end result looks like absolutely crap.  The Polyolefin 3:1 heatshrink from Sonic Craft is really... 
Looking for pure copper or Cu/Au bananas
I have not seen any "locking" banana plugs that worked at all.  The problem is exactly like you said -- the plugs just do not grip tightly at all.  The same exact problem exists on any other "locking" connector.  I don't like locking connectors of... 
Looking for pure copper or Cu/Au bananas
You could try Audioquest Suregrip 300 BFA series banana plugs.  They are Beryllium copper with good set-screws (not brass, but not pure copper).  Cheaper than Furutech. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy the Audioquest 500 or 1000 series bananas.  They ... 
Looking for pure copper or Cu/Au bananas
Erik, why don't you like Furutech bananas?  I have used the Furutech FP-200B bananas on several occasions and have found them to be the best banana plug.  The set screws are large and you can really crank them down.  The plug itself has a very tig... 
Power Conditioning on the Cheap
Last year I went through a search for a small size power conditioner for my computer and digital audio setup.  The lower level Furman's were okay, but they only had 3 outlets on the rear (6 plugs).  Also, the Furman has a single filter design.  I ... 
Why still USB 2.0?
In addition, USB 3 cables require a lot more wires (conductors).  This means the quality of individual conductors will suffer.  
Usb or Optical
You may not agree, but your reply indicate you don't understand the reasoning (despite the fact that i laid it out).  USB is asynchronous. It simply reads bits into abuffer and is then reclocekd with a high quality clock.  You may be theoretica... 
Usb or Optical
So an SPDIF card would be pretty much the last choice. I don’t actually completely agree with this. USB is required for DSD. However, USB is a data packet interface. It is true that an upgraded USB audio card will help things, but this is not n... 
Usb or Optical
The Windows 7 and Windows 10 sound device system pretty much takes over any audio from an application.  I don't like the way they did this because it over-rides and re-samples/converts the original music data to whatever you set as "default" in th... 
12v linear power supply
Actually, no, its the noise. And i'm not sure what you man by AC noise, the noise is (by definition) AC superimposed on DC and is a product of the way Switching mode power supplies work. ( i wont go into that here, look it up) Yes, I know how s... 
Usb or Optical
Try going to "Advanced" tab in your sound configuration in Control Panel and setting the Default Format to "2 channel, 24 bit, 192000 Hz (Studio Quality)".  Then try playing a youtube video and see if the DAC is receiving 24/192.  Alternatively, y... 
Usb or Optical
Maybe the motherboard is limited to 24/48 on the optical?  No idea.  Have you checked the Sound configuration in Control Panel to see if 96.0 kHz is checked in the "Supported Formats" tab?  
New Pre/Pro for 2 ch guy? (+How easy to set up RC in top units like Lyngdorf, etc)?
There are a few Bryston SP3 processors up for sale among the three main sites.  There's one on audiogon for $4200 that also has the latest 4K HDMI board.  I think that's about as good as you are going to get for a true pass-through processor with ...