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Bargain Basement, Giant Killing DACs for PC Audio
Hello Everyone,Ahead of this holiday weekend, my mind is wandering again to "Bargain Basement, Giant Killing DACs" where I am amazed to see that > 8 years have passed since I first posted this thread.I don't remember if I had yet purchased what... 
Foobar2000 on iPhones?
glennewdickA suggestion from the Foobar forum if this might get us started (?)Re: Deliver Us from iTunes (First Post / Windows Loyalist)- Connect your iPhone to your Windows PC- Open foobar on your iPhone and start the FTP Server (under Tools -&... 
Foobar2000 on iPhones?
glennewdickI find it so ironic that Apple cult members tout the ease and simplicity of Apple products.  I have been using computers pretty much every day for most of my life (and even had one of the first Macs in college).  Yet other than clicking... 
Vintage automatic turntable recommendations?
kidhominid,Have you explored the Yamaha PX-2?Hard to find and not inexpensive, these were about $900 circa 1980 although you might be pressed to find one in perfect condition for that price today.  Built like a tank, they are stunningly beautiful ... 
Active studio monitors anyone?
In other words, let's say a manufacturer offers the same monitor, but one is active and one is passive.I understand the argument that their own amp or amps (in the active version) might be matched to that speaker, voiced to that speaker or otherwi... 
Active studio monitors anyone?
As you can see in my system link, I use ATC SCM 7's with a pair of Crown D-75a's as monoblocks for computer speakers on my desktop.This is in the very near nearfield and I have enjoyed them for years - in fact as much or more than any of my full s... 
Active studio monitors anyone?
Further to the posts removed from this thread, I respectfully propose we no longer refer to speakers as "passive" or "active".Rather, we should allow speakers to self-identify their role in any system, and to define their relationship with the amp... 
Active studio monitors anyone?
The explanation is obvious:Whether or not active monitors sound better, the audiophile will always prefer passive monitors.This way, you also get to obsess over the choice of an amplifier, or even two of them in the case of mono-blocks. 
Krell KAV 300i won't Power On?
mascpNo, I did not have time to deal with it in any further detail.So sadly, sold my Krell "as is".The person who bought mine did not seem discouraged, however, and also mentioned a tech in Bridgeport CT who apparently used to work for Krell, so h... 
Should we use ridiculously priced cables to listen to Rap?
Taters and his inquiries don't offend me, but I would love to know if mrtennis has any opinion on this topic. 
Hi-Fi Bluetooth Music Receiver / Adaptor
I am new to Bluetooth and have experimented with a Bluetooth speaker, synchronizing it with an iPad for OK results on Netflix.As everyone on this thread would evidently know, the iPad is enabled for Bluetooth and thus able to pair itself with the ... 
High End Enclosures
George,Do you also own a Vincent amp to be able to make that comparison, or is that just your impression? I was comparing photos of the Vincent to my experience owning a Levinson 23.5 for about 15 years....Further to the theory that much of the pr... 
Krell KAV 300i won't Power On?
tonykaySo I spoke to Krell who indeed were helpful - thank you.As it turns out, there is a sliding fuse drawer inside the 3 pinned power socket on the rear of the amp.  One fuse completes the connection when the drawer is pushed back in, and there... 
Krell KAV 300i won't Power On?
tonykay.As it has been in storage, a plausible explanation and thank you.However, I just had another memory that the last time I used the Krell, any intermittent trouble was solved when I simply unplugged and plugged back in the power cord, a bit ... 
High End Enclosures
Hello everyone,Revisiting this thread as I contemplate a new, DIY project, and also admiring the beauty of the Pass Lab .5 amps, having recently sold a vintage Levinson.Out of curiosity, does anyone know if say, Pass, Roland or other beautifully h...