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If Steve Got You Last Week...
I don’t have Tidal or Qobuz to compare, I have been thinking about trialling one or the other to do a comparison.Others on Audiophile style, using a similar setup to myself, report local files generally sounding better than streamed services - eve... 
If Steve Got You Last Week...
When people are talking about streaming here I assume they mean the likes of Tidal and Qobuz. I find streaming files I have ripped from CD and play from my diy streamer sound much better than when played from the CD player I had. 
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
Thanks had not seen the TAS review.They were designed as an active speaker initially so I guess it makes sense that the active is generally preferable.Colloms seems particularly keen on Naim power amps - having used them for many years myself, I d... 
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
Thanks douglas_schroederHiFi Critic, a respected UK mag, did a comparison between the standard passive ATC 50 and the standard active 50 version.http://atcloudspeakers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ATC_SCM50ASL_Review_Hi-Fi_Critic_Sept_19.pdfM ... 
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
Having various passive speakers for around 30 yrs I always remember being impressed by a casual listening experience with ATC 100s active. I was not getting the imaging and three dimensional projection, I had heard from the ATCs, with my own Isoba... 
Tidal vs ATC
I have used active ATCs for about 15 years. The first pair a classic 50s then anniversary 50s - I now have a pair of the tower 100s with the anniversary amp packs I purchased as a special order, together with a C6 sub. I have not heard the Tidals.... 
Again the topic of weight of amps
Active speakers are a good way to save space. 
linn sondek tt
Hi davey - before you go could you answer my earlier question concerning your post of.......01-06-2019 1:49am"Having placed the Kuzma into the same system as the LP12 Klimax, all who heard the system preferred the Linn....that day and with the sam... 
linn sondek tt
The last LP12 I had was in 2005 current spec at the time, lingo 2 etc.I initially used naim electronics with it - then a BAT ph10 se,  BAT 51se  and Benz ebony LP - much better than the naim sound. I used the same Bat gear and cart with the sme an... 
Kuzma/Koetsu feedbak??
Have a XL DC upgraded from my previous XL 4. I use a 4pt and ref313 arm.Have tried a Coral stone in the 4pt - they did not gel at all,  produced a rather dull and un-dynamic sound.My friend who brought the coral stone over has heard similar result... 
linn sondek tt
I had Linns for 20yrs. Went through the upgrade cycle Linn  so cleverly incorporated into  ownership. Compared my dealer set up LP12 to a mitchell orbe fitted with an ekos and Lyra cart, as was my Linn - preferred the Orbe. My initial replacement ... 
Tube vs Solid State
I know someone who drives his BW 800s with  krell monos and uses 2  x velodyne subs - sounds great 
Chord Dave or Ayre QX5 Twenty DAC???
Hi you might be interested in this post on audio sharkthey compare the Ayre Qx 5, chord dave, Lampi, Berkeley Ref 2http://www.audioshark.org/showthread.php?t=11309&page=4&p=193534&viewfull=1%23post193534post number 35 
Lyra Atlas experiences
I use a kuzma 4pt for my Atlas. Have had a range of carts in the Kuzma, Benz, airtight, vdh etc. The Atlas is the best sounding, excellent dynamics, tonality and tracking. I did have a sme 20 with the the smeV arm, but this was previous to me o... 
Leaving the Naim game . . .
I ended up with a  similar naim system - 250s, isobariks, full LP12 etc for almost 20 years, having "upgraded" along the way.I woke one day about 12 yrs ago and wondered why I hardly ever played anything on it.Eventually got some ATC active speake...