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LSA Voyager GAN Amplifier
Hi, been lurking for a while, and enjoying the posts....The LSA Warp One uses the TPA3255 chip, with proper power supply can do 300wpc. But it also doesn’t measure quite as well as some of the other tech (especially Purifi and GaN).  I have enjoye... 
Anyone know much about "BG" brand speakers?
I had heard their Z-series monitors, not bad at all. Planar technolgoy for mids and tweets. Bass was a little shy, but it was a small monitor, so to be expected.Looks like the same or similar planar drivers for the in-walls, but not 100% sure.Chec... 
USB-SPDIF Cable
You do need a converter. Cryotweaks has a decent Chinese import they occasional advertise here. Works pretty well, I tried it out of my laptop..... 
Best CHEAP long under-carpet speaker cable
Check out River Cable Flexygy (sp?). They make some flat cable with supposedly great sonics, and not too pricey at all. I'm sure an e-search will bring back some good info. 
Headphone amps
Head-Fi is indeed the place to go, lots to browse through. There have been reports of some issues with some LD2+'s, and the manufacturer has changed the design. It MAY have been the tubes amd not the amp, but the bottom line is the newest design u... 
Amp recommendation for AKG K1000's headphones?
Pop on over to www.head-fi.org and do a search. Plenty of info there, and recommendations can come by the dozen. Everything frm TriPath Sonic Impact T-amps to tube amps, DIY amps, etc etc etc.I have personally owned an Audio Valve RKV Mk II with t... 
Anyone heard the Belles Power Modules 250i hybrid?
I bought Streetdaddy's unit (hope all is well with you!). Came close to selling, glad I didn't. It has to my ears a great combination of the best of SS and tube. It has great midrange neutrality, with just a hint of bloom; a real winner with voice... 
Is There any Truly "High End" Integrated Amp?
I used to own the Pathos Twin Towers, it was the best thing I had. Loved it over tube or solid state. It needs a simpler load, and only pushes 35 watts, so it may not be enough. In that case, the Inpol 2 may be miuch better (though I've never hear... 
Best CDP w/ headphone jack for under $1,000
Touch base with Bill @ Morningstar, William7 I believe here on A'gon. He may be able to get you a demo model Minimax. He is a GREAT guy, a true gentleman!But even if not, I think the Minimax is still well worth the $1100. 
Best CDP w/ headphone jack for under $1,000
I third the Minimax. Used to own it, only sold it because I got two VERY nice separates (Eastsound CD-E5 player, and DIY Kevin Gilmore design Dynai headphone amp) to replace it; at over twice the price!A tube swap to put NOS in there, and this pla... 
Sennheiser HD650 - Cardas or Equinox cable?
Hey Ross,Many a folk prefer the Equinox (or even others) to the Cardas. Take a look at www.head-fi.com, and search there. A thread similar was just created a couple days ago IIRC.Good luck,Todd - chams_uk 
Bob Crump passes away over holiday.
Veyr sorry to hear this. I spoke with him many years back regarding some power cords and possible upgrades. What a pleasure he was to talk with, and SO knowledgeable!He will be greatly missed, by the industry and also many consumers.RIP, and sympa... 
Sound Dynamics RTS-3 replacement tweeters?
Thaks, Dave; tried this exact technique (heard of it before). I was able to physically pull the dome out a bit, but the distortion is there in spades. Some internal damage must have been done.I ended up grabbing a pair of tweets off ebay for $26US... 
Sound Dynamics RTS-3 replacement tweeters?
Thanks, Slipknot1. I'll send a question. I also ended up finding a possible source on ebay as well. 
DVD/CD for Bedroom
I have heard that the newer NAD all-in-one is a fair bit better than the old. Even the Panasonic's (Tripath amps) get pretty good words, though, as long as the speakers are not a hard load (6-8 ohms best). I have their DVD-S47 DVD player feeding a...