|Is there a DAC ranking list?|
Go for the Chord Qutest at about $1500 - $1800. At that price, it is unbeatable.
|Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?|
One of the BEST for the money = Chord Qutest And if you want to spend RIDICULOUS amounts of money = dcs Bartok
|Need some Cart recommendations, $300 - $700 (New/Used) range…warm, full, yet great def.|
I have a Nagaoka MP500 and it sounds superb.
|Too Much Power|
If you choose an amp with a lot of reserve power, the advantages you will get are: - Ability to handle a lot of extra dynamic headroom. With today's digital sources, it is possible sometimes to get about 120 - 144 db of dynamic headroom. If you...
|Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated|
Get the Chord Electronics Qutest or if you have the budget, the Dave. They use specialized FPGAs and are better than R2R DACs.
|Competitive class D amp suggestions|
Orchard Audio KingKrimson Ultra. They use GaN FETS and hence have almost immeasurably low THD & noise.
|Do you build anything for your high fidelity system? If so, what do you make?|
I built my power amp using the Neurochrome 686 units using a 1000 VA medical grade transformer and 4 x 51,000uF 100V 18,000 hrs at 85C of filter capacitance using 160 amp bridge rectifiers, which has about 0.6 volts fwd V drop so that their heat g...
|What does a subwoofer solve?|
A subwoofer compensates for a human ear’s reduced sensitivity to the bass frequencies as demonstrated by the Fletcher & Munson curves.... as was the 'loudness' control of the older vintage amplifiers.
|most beautiful (looking) speakers|
|The sound quality from DACs - is it all the same?|
DACs DO make a difference in sound. However, as with anything else in the audio world, it follows the path of diminishing returns. A $20,000 DAC does NOT usually sound 10 times better than a $2,000 DAC. Get a Chord Qutest at around $2000 (one o...
|I am so happy.....|
@arafiq Thanks for your comment. However, the aptx-hd codec with bluetooth sounds great to me already. And to top that, the LGv60 has already a great DAC in it which I sometimes feed DIRECTLY into my Freya from the LG's headphone output. To tel...
|I am so happy.....|
Thanks for your comments. Btw, as it was pointed out about bluetooth not being a resolving transmission method, both the Audioengine b1 and the v60 does support the aptx-hd codec and hence that is the reason i chose them. They sounded good enough ...
|Best cable for record cleaner, ever|
During my last trip to Mars, i realized its atmosphere gas content was so much better to listen to music than earth's, i decided to move there permanently.
|The best way to start adding A=analog to my system|
Once I got used to digital, it was very difficult to go back to listening scratchy sound and diminished dynamic range on my Linn Sondek LP12 + SME 3009R + Nagaoka MP500 + Schiit Mani phono stage. Even tho I consider my tt system to be decent, I f...
|Move from Parasound A23 to A21/A21+ or Something Else?|
Look at the just newly announced Schiit Tyr. 200 watts -> 8 ohms or 350 watts -> 4 ohms monoblock is $1600 and for stereo it will be $3200. It is built like a TANK.