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Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Hello Again, ngiordano!  I just took delivery of the Pro-Ject  Pre Box S2 Digital and it beats my SMSL M500 by a significant margin. It's getting blown out by several on-line outfits for $400. It came out in 2017 and has gotten good reviews consis... 
Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Hello ngiordano!  I'm very impressed with the SMSL M500. It's small, cute, sings like a bird, and costs only $400 or so. Happy hunting!  
Japanese Audio
Hello bjesien.  I hope you have noticed that no one has pointed out that Japanese music is played with plucked string and flute like instruments. It is not loud and has lots of "character" in the sound of the instruments. Reproducing such music re... 
4 amplifiers to drive 1 pair of speakers?
Hello the greenman! You're thinking creatively and that's good. My own system uses eight channels of amplifier for a pair of four way speakers. Each speaker has it's own amp - but - I use an electronic crossover, so each speaker (tweeter, upper mi... 
Why not more popular?
Hello jaytor! Open baffle speakers are harder to place properly in a room than "boxed" speakers. My big system features the Linkwitz LX521-4 speakers: open baffle, 4 way, one amp for each "way" (eleven channels total - a 5.0 setup) and it's wonder... 
Can someone please explain
When you listen to your playing music, you (rather obviously) are hearing everything working together - the sum total of what your equipment does to the the sound of the recording being played. One earlier commenter was completely correct: we are ... 
Phono Stage, Cartridge, DeGritter...which one first?
Clean the records! Be sure your cartridge is aligned properly in the arm and that the bearings are super free. Check the anti-skate so that the cantilever stays centered when the record is playing. I had a friend whose alignment was so bad he thou... 
Run length
If your sub is 4 Ohms, the wire is more of a factor that if it's 8 ohms. You might consider 12 gauge wire. I use 14 gauge solid (twisted) for very long auditorium runs with no problems. There is flat, 50 conductor computer cable on the surplus mar... 
Reel to Reel Woes
You don't say how your machine failed. Motor capacitor problems are common and easy to fix. Has it been lubed in the last few years? The arm that swings the pinch roller against the capstan can stick and cause trouble. Do the reels move when you h... 
Which amplifier should i buy
Zestos and Carvers are excellent. Carvers run cooler and are easier on the tubes. 
Maggie LRS so ridiculously good
Three Cheers for the LRS! Clarity, clarity, clarity! If you need super dynamics, look elsewhere; but if you want to know what people and instruments sound like - order a pair today. Definitely the best buy in speakers. If you can put them well out... 
Class D for a Tube Lover
Hi my friend! Don't by a used Class D amp. They are all made before the newest and best generation of Class D amps were developed. You can buy new for under $1400. If you catch a "sale" price, even less. The big deal is that Class D amps have fina... 
Has Digital Audio Tech Plateaued - Is It Safe To Come Out Now?
Hi Rooze!  The big deal is that Class D amps have finally come to fulfill the promise of the concept. It's really a lot more like an AM radio transmitter than a conventional audio amp. Once some fellows who understood UHF and radar gear turned the... 
Class D for a Tube Lover
Don't believe the die-hards. The newest Class D amps fulfill the promise of that topology. They consume just a few watts more than they are outputting at any moment. Try the Starke Sound AD-320. Four channels, bridgeable to two, sounds great, huge... 
Stirring Up Trouble
Our two eyes do not perceive color in the same way. Professional wine and tea tasters disagree. Let's be happy that each of us can put together a system that satisfies us as individuals. My wife doesn't think Chocolate Mint Chip is the best ice cr...