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Best phono player for newbie with good 2 ch system
mijostyn, what am I going to put it on?  I knew this was going to take me deeper than I anticipated ha..I was just going to put it on a solid side table or on a marble fireplace base.I guess I'm unaware of how much the table mattered.I did find a ... 
Best phono player for newbie with good 2 ch system
Thank you all.  Since this is new to me, I dont want to spend thousands.  I was looking at the Pro-Ject to dip my toe in the water as I accumulate albums...  
How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
There's a charm to a good horn.  Like driving a vintage car.  Sure performance isn't the same as a sports car today, but there's something sweet about it.  Keep in mind, good sound is ALL subjective. Even concert halls sound different.  Instrument... 
Acoustic treatment
Or just buy more subs. I don’t see anything magical about the AK Swarm. What I gathered is that 4 subs, semi-carefully placed will essentially do a better job of EQ-ing itself than room correction software. 
Stream quality: Spotify Connect = Airplay Mcintosh MX122
Ok so, what I'm gathering is that using Tidal/Qubuz on ANY non Tidal/Qobuz equipped player/dac is useless.  I might as well stick with Spotify Connect because the Tidal/Qobuz quality will be degraded to CD quality at best anyway. 
Does Qobuz Work With Apple Airplay?
I've yet to find a way to adequately stream at higher quality than Spotify though.  Sure the source material is higher quality but once the Tidal/Qobuz signal is sent through Airplay, Bluetooth, or Chromecast, it's degraded to a comparable bitrate... 
Stream quality: Spotify Connect = Airplay Mcintosh MX122
It's not what sounds better to my ears (it is - but hang on)..  I want to know the quality of which I'm streaming.  Is there not a cool tool that can tell me in real time my bitrate?  Or do I just assume I'm getting 320kbs or whatever because that... 
Stream quality: Spotify Connect = Airplay Mcintosh MX122
Thanks for your reply.  The DAC in the MX122 is the AK4490EQ which I read about and it seems to be very well liked and found in players ranging from cheap to $20k+.  Do you think my Cambridge CXN v2 wolfson DAC is "better"?  Also, knowing that Spo... 
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
You people so easily succumb to snake oil.  My Gaia II and III's will be here tomorrow to figure out which ones I like best.  
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
My gosh these GAIA are expensive for what they are!  I wonder how they compare to the SVS Soundpath feet. 
McIntosh MX122 or Cambridge CXN v2 for Spotify streaming
Interesting and thanks for your input.  I cannot find hardly any information on the Mcintosh's DAC or its streaming capabilities.  It sounds great to me, but it's so hard to A/B that I'm not 100% sure there's any difference what so ever.   
Does anyone play two pairs of speakers at the same time?
I used to run Klipsch Chorus II on the bottom with Klipsch Forte II on top of them turned upside down for HT and karaoke parties. The fun was unparalleled as the sound was huge and there’s something about tall sound. But sure I might have given up... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@nonoise ha I know.  I've seen all the debates about whether this is snake oil, but now I'm just asking for practical ways to really hear the difference since so many people are SO very sure there's a positive difference.  Less hiss in the tweeter... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
Can you guys offer some ways to test (without expensive equipment) these claims of lower noise floor etc?Are you just cranking the volume and sticking your ear near the tweeter?  How are you judging "blacker backgrounds" when there has to be 10-30... 
Who uses power conditioning?
Is there a good way to measure this noise?  I use a  Furman Elite-15 PF i 13 and don't know that I can tell any real difference.  I'm in an apartment in Uptown Dallas so it's very urban but I figure my apartment power is quite dirty.  Also using ...