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Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
@dbxrecord who cares. This has been a pretty useless thread. You are obviously trying to take a poke at another manufacturer's product with the hope you will get gobs of people to agree with your point of view while pimping your products feature s... 
Opinion on audio note kit dac 5.1 or 4.1
I built the 4.1x recently and it displaced my Lessloss DAC 2000 MkII in my system. The Lessloss was in my system for 13 years, so to me it was an excellent DAC using one of the best DAC chips ever and implementing it well in the circuit. The 4.1x ... 
The two most common mistakes are bass and treble
Its always important to be careful about conflating personal anecdote with how things are: just because you have one efficient speaker that is bested by others of lessor efficiency does not mean that what I’m saying is incorrect. @atmasphere I ... 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
Back to the topic, who agrees passives should be able to zero volume and have more than one input. These are trivial features and not important to me. What is important is that the passive preamp is well designed and gets out of the way. If in doi... 
The two most common mistakes are bass and treble
I kind of would really like to hear @atmasphere and Fritz in a room together sometime. I think that would potentially be a phenomenal match up. Yes it is a nice set up. Fritz and I did a show several years ago with my Atma-Sphere amps and his spe... 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
If you want to use LDR's , as I observe in other designs, they find it easy to both achieve silence at zero volume, and to also have as many inputs, as are required.   True but it's not as pure a signal path. I have owned my LDR passive (Lightsp... 
Atmasphere mp1 mk3.3 with phono
It's not too steep when you consider those resistors are not your run of the mill Caddock. They are manufactured to Ralph's specifications for optimal performance in the preamplifier. Fiven what people pay for an MP-1 to begin with what's another ... 
Repairing Apogee ribbon speakers- help!
You could go here and see if you can find what you are looking for:https://www.apogeeacoustics.com/repairsapogeeribbons.htmlThere is a link on the page to worldwide installers as well with names of people you can contact for information.If you are... 
Say a fella wants to build an SET monoblock based on the 300B..
I have built the Audio Note Kits DAC 4.1x and will be building the L5 Mentor preamp soon. These are top quality kits with good instructions and support. When I finished my DAC, even though the measurements were within the ranges specified, and it ... 
To Roon or not to Roon?
Stick with the Lightning App. I have the G1 and use it wireless. I tried Roon a few times and could never get it to replicate my library the way I curated it. The Lightning App does this just fine. I don't need all the extra content that Roon prov... 
Jerry Garcia’s McIntosh amp
I'd have to say the the 1976 - 1978 years were a great run for the band. That's when I started following them. The Ithaca show at Cornell in 1977 was one of those talked about for years shows. I was pretty young then and a cadre among the much old... 
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
I purchased an LCR phono stage from a guy in Russia on the advice of a member here. He built it pretty quick but it did take nearly two months for me to receive it after it was shipped. Given what I paid for it, the unit is quite good. You don't h... 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
For fun I bought a pair of Audio Nirvana Classic 8 Neodynium drivers and built the recommended enclosure for them. A pretty simple project that yielded results that were much better than I expected. I listen to them quite often when I'm working in... 
The guru on fuses:
We're pretty lucky in that John Curl is a member of our local audio society and he regularly attends our Friday Zoom Happy Hours. After most of the crowd breaks for dinner we have the Happy Hour after party where John gets a bit more involved in t... 
Atma-Sphere Owners, MP-3 Upgrade
@gdnrbob, the S-30 was purchased used and had the Caddock resistor upgrade already, so was not able to compare.