ivanj

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Bluetooth or not
Bluetooth was a replacement for infra-red controllers. (There was actually a better solution at the IEEE but BT won because of the companies that came up with it) Bluetooth is to USB is to Ethernet. Folks don't run data centers on Bluetooth and US... 
Which server / renderer to buy?
USB and the USB interface in a computer was never intended for audio use or hi speed networking. Recognition of and elimination of Jitter was not a design consideration for USB specifications and applications, just transferring bits and bytes.USB ... 
Quad 989/2905 all around qualities
Late to the party but: I recently auditioned pairs of recently refurbished 989 and new 2905s. (NB I owned QUAD ESLs in England and stacked QUADs and 63 in the USA. I tried Maggies but "went back to school" )I found both speakers to roll off the to... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
This AA'gon spell checker drives me crazy. 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
I think that the Ortofon 2M Black is the best MM made today. In our setup and test with an oscilloscope and a real distortion analyzer, it had much lower distortion on a series of test records than several MCs over $2500. It can track just about a... 
Is Classe AUdio no longer???
I don't knowing buy products from the Communist Chinese nor from countries who have not signed international IP agreements. I don't not knowingly buy products that are made in Communist China. I know this limits me but I don't purchase cable TV ei... 
Luxman Audio Gear - what is happening with them here in USA
Pantheon - First, you are ignorant, like many, about the merchandising practices of big manufacturers that 10 years ago no one thought would be in Best Buy like B&W, KEF, McIntosh. They buy their way in. Why not Luxman? Second, a comment canno... 
Magnepan upgrade
Buy Sound Lab Electrostatics and you will get what you are seeking. You can get off the component-go-round. They are a line source single membrane electrostatic that is covered by various patents. Now they have the 545 series that stands 5 feet ta... 
Stay away from the nad
Your choice of Accuphase is a good one. They follow the Deming rules of zero defects. An engineer friend of 40 years experience says he never sees them in for repair, except for some of the gray market ones.Please contact me if you wish authorized... 
Luxman Audio Gear - what is happening with them here in USA
I was recently auditioning a $15k + turntable and cartridge through a Luxman valve preamp, a Bryston amp, and a pair of odd-shaped KEF speakers.There was a buzz in one channel of the LUXMAN that could not be gotten rid of. The tech fellow and the ... 
Considering switching from Audio Research to PrimaLuna, troube with VS115 amp
PL has given you a good education and the ads are ha-ha funny. Point to point wiring for most tube equipment is almost a necessary but not sufficient indication of quality. For example, look at old JADIS gear. There the problem was poor design and... 
8K for a one-time listen?
I don't know what the music is but for $8k you could hire a decent 2nd class string quartet, a hall and invite your friends as they did in the old days. Probably enough to have a reception afterwards. That would be a night to remember. 
MQA according to new Stereophile "loudness button" and "tweaking EQ in presence region"
I think brianlucey is right on the £. 
Small room electrostat/ planar speaker?
BTW another option is the Bob Carver Amazing Line Source system that comprises 2 multi-ribbon/side 4" driver array based tower and a SubRosa subwoofer- amplifier-xover - amp. (I have one in my a smaller room probably the size you are going to. It ... 
Small room electrostat/ planar speaker?
Hi emailists,I'll give you some basic specs. You can then go to the Sound Lab site under dealers and look at the link to my site under Best Sound Only in CT. I will be posting ALL the information that I have on my site. Its under construction so i...