bill_k

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Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
With all due respect for Colin at Nord, it's not surprising that he'd not currently express much interest in GaN devices. They produce amps using various existing Class D modules and at this point there are no such modules available using GaN devi... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Don - Thanks for sharing one of the first listener impressions of an amp using the new Purifi modules. Given your experience with other top modules your comments are quite intriguing. Looking forward to more comments from others as well as new amp... 
New updated Dynaudio Confidence line.
I can confirm that the current Contour 60 speakers are clearly marked "Made in Denmark" with no further disclaimer. 
Merrill Audio ELEMENT 118 on Tour
I thought the following new review of the Merrill Audio Element 118 mono amps from Hi-Fi Plus would be of interest on this thread.http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/merrill-audio-element-118-mono-power-amplifiers/  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Since there's been some interest on this thread of the latest amps from Merrill Audio, I thought the following new review of the Element 118 mono amps from Hi-Fi Plus would be of interest.http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/merrill-audio-element-118-... 
Boenicke
@rubinken - Apparently they have no current distribution in the US or Canada. Used to be a Canadian distributor that handled all of North America but that was several years ago and he no longer deals with the line. http://www.hidiamond.eu/eng/inde... 
Help me with the name of a Dutch speakers company.
Not located in Amsterdam, but Swiss company Boenicke Audio comes to mind from your description of the labyrinth chambered cabinets.http://boenicke-audio.ch/  
dynaudio esotar vs accuton
Completely different sounding drivers with different objectives and design criteria. The Accutons are extremely revealing but have some resonances that need to be accounted for by the crossover design or they can sound overly analytical or even st... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Details on the new Element 114 Stereo Power Amplifier from Merrill Audio: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/05/03/merrill-audio-introduces-the-114-new-gallium-nitride-amplifier/  
Tube Audio Design (Paul Grzybek) Tadac dac question
Most wall warts are marked with their voltage output and whether they output AC or DC, but if not it could be easily measured with a basic meter. 
Sorry to ask this SACD question, but
Any SACD player will play the discs and output the converted analog signal from its analog outputs (either RCA or XLR). It will be playing the actual DSD layer from the disc converted to analog by its internal DAC.The problem is trying to output t... 
Revel Gem I Speaker Stands
Ben - Congrats on your new Revels! The Gems are only rated down to 70 Hz so on their own they will have a very bright balance with very limited bass. They're really designed to be used with a subwoofer to fill out their bass range which when prope... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Regarding the suggested banana to spade adapters, I can confirm from first hand experience that the Cardas adapters linked to above from Dedicated Audio work perfectly with the Cardas speaker terminations used on Rowland amps. The spades are a per... 
Pulsars and the Mythical Armchair Speaker Maker
There are those who rationalize that they can purchase very similar or sometimes identical drivers for a fraction of the price of a speaker at retail and assemble a speaker of similar performance. There is much more to speaker design than the driv... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I've heard many fans of the Klipsch Palladium speakers, too bad they were discontinued some time ago. Are any of their current Klipsch models still in production similar in performance level to the Palladiums? TIA