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New summer home thinking about the following.
If you want to buy two of them. 
New summer home thinking about the following.
I use a Classic One Mk3 to drive a pair of Sonus Faber Concerto and I really like the sound. But, the Concerto is a pretty easy bookshelf to drive. I tried it with my Sonus Faber Cremona and it just did not have enough current to drive them. The A... 
This forum is antiquated.
It is important to remember that this is free forum and that it is an adjunct to a commercial marketplace for selling used equipment. The money is in the marketplace. The free forums are a nice addition but they are really just a nice service prov... 
This forum is antiquated.
I was involved with the current design. The developer was not that experienced and, as best as I could tell, was a one man team. Issues like including imagines, easy quoting of previous posts and being able to name external links  were discusse... 
Help Ripping an HDCD Encoded CD...
JRiver can decode HDCD. The file just needs to be tagged as HDCD. Use Audio Analyze to do that.dBpoweramp will decode an HDCD and create a 24 bit file with the HDCD bits decoded.  So, when you play it, the blue light on the DAC will not light, sin... 
No volume control when playing native DSD
DoP delivers the exact same DSD bits to a DAC that the native stream does. However, if you try to change the volume of the PCM stream, you destroy the signal. So, even though DoP is bit perfect DSD, it is not an option for doing volume control.No ... 
Is there a such too much power for speakers?
Not sure about the SE, but the Elipsas have a somewhat demanding low end. They drop to 2.5 ohms around 100 Hz and have a large phase angle around 70 Hz according to the Stereophile review. So, even though they are rated at 91 dB, they may need an ... 
Is there a such too much power for speakers?
The issue with very high power amps and damaging speakers is not from sustained listening but from a sudden burst, which can happen by accident with a bad setting. For example, you can have mute on somewhere back in the chain and try to turn the p... 
Is there a such too much power for speakers?
fundsgone62 - Sonus Faber Cremonas are hard speakers to drive. I agree they require a lot of power (actually a lot of current) to drive them due to their phase angle at low frequencies. I tried multiple amps on them and ended up with Mark Levinson... 
Is there a such too much power for speakers?
One issue is the gain of the amp. The gain needs to match with the gain of the pre-amp and the efficiency of the speakers. If you have a high gain pre-amp and a high gain amp and high efficiency speakers, you may end up with the volume control bei... 
Radio Paradise Streaming is available on my Aurender Music Server
JRiver is now streaming Radio Paradise in 11/44 flac. 
Is Velodyne gone?
Good to know.  Maybe their website was just offline for some reason. 
Totem Acoustic Element Metal: The WOW factor!
Sorry for the redundant information. I got delayed in posting and klipschking beat me to it.  But I did have the website link. By the way, if you have not looked at Totem's website, take a look. It, like the speakers, is a thing of beauty. 
Totem Acoustic Element Metal: The WOW factor!
In  a typical crossover the higher frequencies are filtered out before the signal gets to midrange/woofers. That is not done in these speakers since the Torrent drivers were designed to work with the full frequency range.  The woofers are connecte... 
Totem Acoustic Element Metal: The WOW factor!
kalali - He is talking about the  Metals, a complete new design from the Hawks. They have a newly developed driver based on Totem's Torrent technology.  Since you mention the Earth, it might just be a misprint.