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Any Love For Bryston Here?
I own a Bryston BLP-1 turntable with an Ortofon 2M Black cart. I adore it! It was an 8-mo old demo purchase for $1800 w/the cart. Couldn’t pass it up. 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
kenjit - Every audiophile has 83 problems. The presentation is veiled. The upper midrange is too granular. The bass is poorly controlled in the room and boomy as a result. The speakers are point sources while no real instruments are, but aren’t th... 
Wondering why...
Will it remain available as an archive to read through? 
What is your favorite High EFF speaker
I recently picked up a pair of absolutely cherry vintage 70s Klipsch La Scalas off Craig’s List of all places. They’re re the oldest ones with the metal capsules on the horns instead of Delrin and are all original including the crossovers. I reall... 
Magnepans or...Martin Logan
If you’re paying to ship something like a Magnepan or Martin Logan halfway around the world, invest in a wood crate. There’s a reason that works of art, like large paintings which are very similar size and shape to a Magnepan!, are shipped by muse... 
Balanced vs RCA between amp/preamp
Horse puckey! I just got up, walked over to my handmade true-balanced end-to-end differential headphone amp, disconnected my Mogami XLR interconnect from my R-2r resistor ladder DAC and measured the pins on its standard Neutrik-branded male connec... 
Question About DACs
I have a Soekris dac1541 R-2r ladder DAC with internal differential signal paths. The output stage is fully balanced and is a zero feedback design. Its reproduction of redbook audio and high resolution PCM is fantastic.While I have minimal experie... 
High resolution digital is dead. The best DAC's killed it.
Sorry for the double-post, but it did occur to me that there is a benefit to DRM-free high resolution lossless audio. Namely, it has the flexibility to allow compensatory equalization made to it (to nullify deficits in any given transducer) withou... 
High resolution digital is dead. The best DAC's killed it.
I agree 100% My setup is comprised of a Soekris dac1541 (fully balanced R2R ladder DAC) feeding a Mjölnir Audio Pure BiPolar differential headphone amp over an XLR connection. The results with redbook audio are simply astounding and I have friends... 
Trouble with 20-bit HDCD
erik_squires! You said earlier:For convenience, I have ripped all my CD’s and then wrote some scripts to scan for HDCD and decode them. Now all my HDCD’s are stored as 24 bit FLAC. I would absolutely love to hear more in-depth detail about this pr... 
What is the best way to tame a slightly bright speaker?
If you’re looking for an excuse to spend money, you have been given many. But my immediate instinct without a second’s hesitation is, “Oh! Well, just toe them out!”If you are receiving too much energy from the mids and the energy increases with fr... 
Trumpeteer Roy Hargrove passes at 49.
I never got to see him in Detroit, even when I lived in a loft behind Burt’s Jazz Marketplace. A friend who DJ’d at the Rochester Institute of Technology NPR station in NY introduced me to Roy Hargrove’s Crisol back in the 90s. Habana is still one... 
Krell Owners: Is XLR really superior to RCA?
All of my gear is balaced differential internal and interconnected with balanced XLR cables. I will never go back. 
Beware of new material claims - the case of graphene
I agree with teo_audio. Graphene is a terribly difficult material to make into products outside the lab. One group that is close to bringing a headphone to market with driver diaphragms made of graphene is Oro. You can search for them over on Kick... 
Why do people buy preamps if they can directly connect amp to stereo source/phone/PC/tv?
Gain structure, and the Janus faces of impedence/resistance. Also known as, the rwo most oft misunderstood concepts in consumer audio! See the excellent Stereophile article linked earlier in the comments. -cheers