I bought a used pair of 5As to replace my Quatro woods, there is no question the 5As are vastly superior and they are better than the Quatron CTs as well. I’m in a 38’ long room so there is plenty of room for the waves to develop. Sad to hear they...
|Streaming music- not the end all music solution but one main advantage?|
I had Powerline adapters years and years ago. Never could figure out what that weird cycling sound in the system was until I replaced them. DO NOT USE. This was with a distinctly mid-fi system, I can’t imagine what they’d to to my systems now.
|AirPlay - "Best" solution help...|
Why not use an Allo Digital USBridge into that DAC? You can get rid of the iFi since you’ll be using a USB cable. I’ve got one with an Ayre Codex, Music Reference RM-9, and vintage Carlson OA-52 speakers in my secondary system and it’s superlative.
|DAC's....Ayre versus PS Audio|
I had a QB-9 on loan for a month and later bought an Ayre Codex. I have the QX-5^20. It is fantastic. A lot depends on what system you have. I have a KX-5^20 and VX-5^20 plus Vandersteen 5As and the QX-5 is superior in that setup. The built-in Roo...
|Vandersteen Treo Speaker Cable Suggestions|
I have Quatros and I very much enjoy Anticables. I’ve tried the audioquest sky (I think that’s what it’s called the blue one with the dialectic bias system) and couldn’t tell the difference after a month. Anticables sometimes need to be played for...
|Ayre Codex - to keep or not to keep|
Mine's running like a champ too. I wish it was easy to switch between USB and Toslink, but since it's not, I just keep it on the latter and use a Toslink switch to change sources. Otherwise, it just keeps on chugging.
|What is the future for Proac Speakers ?|
Johnny R suggested I fill my stands with sand to give a solid surface to stand on. Wow what I difference it made. You really have to think about how they will be placed.
|'Quietest place on Earth' anechoic chamber|
I didn't go to that one, but I went to the one at Bell Labs. It was amazing and cool, but I didn't sense any of that craziness that the article talked about. Maybe it wasn't quiet enough?
|Oppo UDP - 205|
Just noticed this thread, as I am getting the 205. Yes, no question that’s the better move as it leaves you lots more room to grow. Heck, for the most part, I play digital music out of a $50 raspberry pi 3 sending toslink out to an Ayre codex and ...
|What is your speaker ownership history since 1995?|
1994 Koss M-80 Plus Speakers1997 Some kind of speakers on loan from a friend. I think they were Advent Heritages2000 or so B&W 602s2009 or so B&W 603S32012 Vandersteen Quattro Wood Signature S2also starting in 2014, I bought Proac Tablette...
|Everyone is selling their Ayre QB-9 DSD's??|
I found the codex compelling. It is more listenable then the QB 9, even lthough it's a little less analytical. It also has an optical in, which makes it more versatile. And when another compelling around machine appears in the upgrade cycle this ...
|Tried analog yet again after decades of digital|
You definitely want a better turntable. Try a Clearaudio Performance DC and get ready for a treat...
|Best DAC for pcm files|
Ayre Codex, which also does up to at least 384. Just phenomenal.
Yes. I bought one from Audio Connection in Verona, NJ and love it. A QB-9 might beat it, or it might not. There were things I liked about one over the other and vice versa. A W4S DAC2 DSDse can't hold a candle to it on high resolution files. The C...