erikminer

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Speaker thoughts - ProAc D40R or Wilson Benesch
Garebear.. If you decide on the D48R ¬†which I think are spectacular speakers if you love music ..PM me as I "may" be able to save you a few bucks. This is assuming that you don't have a local dealer. They can't and won't get shipped into another d... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Matt .. You should listen to the JBL Everest DD67000.. I think it's exactly what you're looking for 
REL Strata III - faint crackle/pop sounds
Try and get a schematic from Sumilko and find a good repair shop to fix it 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
I'm not surprised that "Guys" have said their computer is as good or better.. What are they going to say :-)Bob V. is now an Aurender dealer.. I'm sure he'll hook you up.. And I wouldn't be surprised if the new N10 sounds better.. The Aurender guy... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
I suggest that much dissatisfaction with digital ( and I'm not saying analog may not be better) is with the front ends folks use.. I'm convinced that a Mac Mini, or an old cd player as transport just doesn't get it. I recently switched to the rela... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Matt if the room is that hot why not just pipe some AC in there if your room is in the basement it should'nt be a big deal? 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Too warm as in sonically or physically? If it's sonically maybe you ought to consider all the room treatments first..Then you can back in what improves things.. 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Matt I'm wondering if you're still using the Mac Mini as your source? Because if so I'd really suggest that before you make a decision on speakers and do this home audition that you consider how much the Mini is effecting what you're hearing, beca... 
Macbook Pro to Aurender
I have an Aurender N100H.. I think you'll be very happy. 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
My point exactly Matt! My example is I was using an Audioquest Diamond USB cable, highly reviewed and from what was written a great sounding cable.. but I wasn't sure after a few months of listening.. A friend suggested that I try a Wireworld Plat... 
Diavelet 200 and Sonus Faber Cremona
You should listen to a Devialet 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
The problem with making cable pronouncements is that cables are very much equipment dependent... To say xyz cable beats abc cable is pointless unless the equipment used is exactly the same as ones own.. 
Is KEF no longer relevant?
So how are the R700's doing ? they must have a good few hundred hours on them? 
Is very good DAC a waste with Sonos Connect?
If you get a better Dac it will sound better. That said to get the most out of it the W4S Sonos mod, or the Empirical products will allow you to really get the most out of it.FWIW I have a W4S modded Sonos feeding my Devialet 200, I also have an A... 
Any monitors clearly better than Pulsars?
Might want to try and get listen to the new Kef Reference 1..