effischer

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Connecting MacBook Air to DAC
It's the day for Mac!  USB will be fine, but you may have to adjust your Audio MIDI settings (in Utilities) to get the bit rate and speed you want for your files.  The Mac will up-convert, but it doesn't do a really great job.  Better if you match... 
Rotel Mich P5 vs McInstosh C49
The C49 is an excellent preamp and built like a tank.  It also has an upgradeable DAC module and that's a big plus.  Resale is also not a concern with any of their preamps or amplifiers.  Home theater stuff will lose value because it becomes obsol... 
Samsung flat screen TV’s
Started off with a 50" Samsung plasma in 2007.  Still working fine but started showing a reddish burn-in during really dark scenes about 3 years ago.  Moved it to the bedroom and replaced it with a 55" LG OLED about a year ago.  The LG has a super... 
recommendation for a high end analog system
At the time I purchased my Graham, it was a great deal less costly than they are now.  I'm not sure I'd go that way now given the now-doubled investment.I'd started with the DV 17D3, having moved up from an antique 23RS MR that was originally on m... 
recommendation for a high end analog system
Late to the party here, and I agree with the general thrust that your table is capable of delivering far better results than you're getting out of it with the arm and cartridge you presently have.  The 103 is a good cartridge, but not a great one ... 
Playing original lacquer discs
@chakster Thank you for the dubplate link.  That could have been the intent, but these would have been very early days based on what that article indicates.I'm not certain of the construction on these and they're several hundred miles away so a lo... 
My MA252 saga
Congratulations on a very nice integrated!  The combination of tube pre and SS amplification is generally a desirable way to go.  Depth, fidelity to the source material and dynamic range all seem to find a happy synergy in my experience.  Virtuall... 
"The Analog Guy," David Fletcher passes away at the age of 81.
Very sorry to hear this news!  My Sapphire was made when he was still in charge and has satisfied me ever since.  Guess we're all getting older... 
McIntosh 2205 mate?
To stay in the same era, you could go with a C220, a C28 or an MX113.  Just depends on what you want.  C220 is a tube unit, C28 is SS and the MX113 is SS with an integrated tuner.  I'd suggest you contact Audio Classics for additional suggestions;... 
mcintosh C8 vs... ?
I have not heard the C8, but I did own a C2300 for a while.The C2300 has one of the very best phono sections out there and is extremely well-reviewed.  If you can find a used one in good shape with box, manual and remote, I'd say go for it.  Be ad... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
45s (remember those?):  The Ventures Hawaii 5-0 (a) and Soul Breeze (b) on Liberty and Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man (a) and You Dig (b) on Venture.  Long gone both, sadly.  I think I was 7 years old.LPs:  Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over Troubl... 
Member Almarg passed away last night
Another very sad event in a year overburdened with them. I'll treasure my memories of our conversations and use them as a model of how to behave online always. I only hope to be as good at it as Al was. 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
As with all the others, I am truly grateful for all of Al's cogent, courteous and knowledgeable input.  I'm not very good at expressing myself in these kinds of situations, but my thoughts are with him and his family.  May they all find peace and ... 
Thoughts on a C 47 Mac
The Mc preamps are simply excellent, and don't let contrary opinions dissuade you from considering them.  Harry Pearson had a C2300 in his reference system for over a year, and that was unheard-of longevity for him.  McIntosh offers rock-solid bui... 
Got to get a new TT...
Here you go: https://www.paragonsns.com/products/sota-sapphire-turntable.One of the very best belt drive units made and already equipped with the vacuum platter and a decent tonearm. You can mount your existing Elys2 on it and get far more out of ...