|Led Zeppelin in Hi-rez|
I agree the high rez files sound great.
|What's the greatest bargain in DAC's these days?|
I think the QB-9 DSD has great price/performance.
|Biggest Baddest Audio Cables|
|Transparent High Performance Power Link|
So, a few years later...I did end up putting Premium Power Links on both my Bryston headphone amplifier and Ayre QB-9 DSD DAC and it made a huge improvement. There is a lot more slam and punch but at the same time everything sounds smoother and le...
|Does hard drive noise in your PC color affect SQ?|
First, based on reports from a friend of mine with decades of high end experience at the reference level, the sotm sata filters do provide a nice improvement for the money.Based on personal experience, a SSD for the operating system is preferable ...
|Power Cords - Just Say Yes|
Been down this road with my dad's system. High end dCS digital stuff, B&W 802 speakers, Transparent Reference level interconnect, power conditioners, the works. One of the more recent changes me made was add a Transparent PLMM with MM1 technol...
|USB Length, jitter and Volume Control Questions|
I use a 3 meter USB cable with my Ayre QB-9 and the results are great.As for volume control, you absolutely want your volume control at 100 or 0db. Otherwise, the computer is doing math that compromises the sound.
|Seeking adv for pc audio set up for Passlabs amps|
I just bought the USB Ayre QB-9. This is the DAC you want unless you can afford dCS gear.
|Anything like the Ayre CX-7e but with digital in?|
There is a new Ayre universal player coming out that will have a USB input.
|Ayre QB-9 USB DAC|
I just had this in my house for two days and it was incredible. You really need 4GB ram on your computer though or it glitches.
|Been listening to The Beatles ...|
The Stereo set is actually worthy of a true audiophile rig.
|WAV vs. AIFF|
In my experience, FLAC is the one that sounds just like Wav/AIFF. Apple Lossless has "a sound" that I can detect. I think FLAC is the best lossless format but, of course, iTunes doesn't recognize it. AIFF is the best overall choice because it has ...
|Would an external DAC be of any benefit to me?|
Yes. Use RCA SPDIF if possible. Most of mankind would benefit from a better DAC.
It is just a question of whether you can accommodate the larger footprint of the 804 or 803. The 805 is a fantastic speaker, but lets face it, it is a monitor/bookshelf dweller that is seriously lacking in bass. It is a small speaker, and it just ...
|Laptop as Music Server - Wear?|
I wouldn't use a laptop to STORE files, but you could use one as your interface, server. Laptop components run too hot and are too unreliable for long term file storage. You need a desktop or NAS for that, preferably with enterprise grade 3.5" dri...