herman

Responses from herman

Which USB reclocker is as good as the Innuos Phoenix USB?
+10 for  Mutec MC-3Plus USB Smart Clock.  
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
Not many, I suspect. Why would you think otherwise? because I see endless debate on things like cables and very little if any discussion about optimizing a room (which includes speaker placement) granted, I don't spend much time here anymore s... 
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
How many people spend countless hours swapping cables but won't spend a few minutes working with speaker placement or invest in room treatments? Cables should be the absolute LAST thing you worry about after EVERYTHING ELSE is perfected. In other... 
Point of diminishing returns for a Network Streamers?
everyone agrees that the data (the bits, the ones and zeros) arriving at your DAC is unaffected by the ethernet cable, USB cables, switches, clockers, re-clockers, routers, streamers, computers, It is bit perfect no matter the differences in the a... 
Volume Control Too Sensitive
lot of misinformation here You have an impedance mismatch between the amp and preamp. this has nothing to do with input/output impedance matching The Bryston puts out 15 volts, that’s a lot. Attenuating the signal (pad down) is an acceptable... 
Digital Interconnects - Which one is the BEST ??!!
and yes digital cables have different Sonic characters ,how much are you willing to spend is the ? cable makers love people like this.. they are laughing all the way to the bank typically audiophool nonsense.. which stated another way is  "the... 
Solid State Phono Stages
The RIAA standard boost/cut is a range of 40 dB from 20-20KHz. Therefore, 0.4dB deviation is not critical.  That does not mean I am saying that RIAA correction is not NEEDED. Raul, you have taken what I said and totally twisted it out of context.... 
Solid State Phono Stages
As with any audio item almost always exist a " but " and in your unit is that’s weird that the RIAA deviation ( that’s the main critical characteristic along gain for a phono stage. ) has a swing of 0.4db !   rather silly to get excited about ... 
Solid State Phono Stages
  I just came across the MCCI Signature ULN myself two days ago and was very intrigued by it! Can you share where you got yours from? I can’t find any dealers in the USA and I trued contacting BMC directly and did not get a response. http://ww... 
Solid State Phono Stages
+1 for a transimpedance stage. With a 2.5 Ω impedance your cartridge is a perfect candidate. I had Esoteric e-02, Allnic 3000, and also had the Sutherland Loco. I've also had a Channel D Lino C which was good but not as good as the others, but it ... 
Audiogon is becoming the hub for scammers.
Yes well I bought a McIntosh preamp on Audiogon  used it worked for 4 months and is now Dead. this is not what is meant by being scammed. If it worked for 4 months so you got what you paid for, it just unfortunately died. That happens a lot wit... 
Inexpensive speaker cables: any experience?
  Canare 4S11, best budget speaker cable by far. https://www.markertek.com/product/4s11ft/canare-4s11-star-quad-14awg-4-conductor-speaker-cable-grey-per-foot add some locking bananas and you are done   https://www.amazon.com/Parts-Ex... 
Audiogon is becoming the hub for scammers.
 PayPal is at present the best way to guarantee that neither the buyer nor the seller is cheated or scammed. A seller doesn’t get his money until the buyer has received his goods and is genuinely satisfied that he’s gotten what he was promised. ... 
Audiogon is becoming the hub for scammers.
It’s the responsibility of the manufacturer. Before you allow your blood pressure to rise from my comment please allow me to explain. When you purchase a Ferrari, either new or vintage, the owner is entered in a registry so every owner is verifi... 
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
spend the 700 bucks for a REGEN and see for yourself. If you don’t like it, it will sell in a matter of hours here on AG.   Wonder what this great switch is supposed to do. Will it send more bits? Or less bits? Or bigger bits? Or warmer bits? O...