Responses from fuzztone
|Spending a month's salary|
I have a $6K DAC and do most of my listening on a $200 balanced one. There's that. You are correct in concentrating on speakers you like, that you can afford to drive. The room is just as important for perceived SQ.
|Looking for an usb player|
You have 2 choices: Compromise on the features desired. OR Invent one. No one makes a remote the navigates folders. You need a smart phone or a computer for that. If your Oppo does that, live with it.
|Buzz from mouse in speaker|
Has it evaded you? Computer sound is noisy. Enjoy.
|Soulution 330 streaming|
Just wondering how an integrated amp with a DAC is gonna get you to streaming.
|Fee for home audition|
|Arcam FMJ UDP411 Universal Disc Player|
IMHO better off with a Sony X800 that will play most anything. By an originator of CD, SACD and BluRay. Built by a design or of CD, SACD and Blu-ray protocols.
|Classé CP-45 remote|
To copy to a programmable remote follow directions.
One way will cost 2X+ than the other. Purchase $ required, space used & operating cost
|Optical USB drive for ripping|
For copying digital bits never say never. If the Melco has a soft eject button, "the best" is the HifiRose spinner.
|What is your experience with amp power?|
The "quality of the music" depends on the "quality" of the amp.AND the power. Sometimes mutually exclusive.
|A SHOCKING DISCOVERY ABOUT DIGITAL AUDIO|
That's what she said.
|The Mood Was Ruined|
Nothing but an AT arm lifter auto lifts my arm. Music not magic.
|Streaming alternatives to pricey kaleidoscope?|
|Ripping CD's to hard drive|
If it consummates, the "quality" of rip doesn’t matter, only the quality of playback. Ripping usually repeats until it is "right." PB only gets one shot at it. I’ve had good success with a Pioneer BD External drive.
|20amp v 15amp|