Responses from jaytor

why expensive streamers
@mdalton - I agree that it would be possible to measure differences between streamers in a test environment that includes a known source and known DAC. But this isn’t really measuring the streamer - it’s measuring the combined system. This could s... 
why expensive streamers
It would be quite straight-forward to measure the noise, rise and fall time, etc. on streamer outputs with the inputs shorted, but this is not particularly valuable since the streamer isn't doing any work under these conditions. I don't believe th... 
why expensive streamers
@delmatae - yes, that is the approach used by many DACs (including my Denafrips Terminator Plus), and this helps, but doesn't fully solve the problem. A FIFO buffer can be used to reduce timing errors, but as @andy2 notes, this doesn't really deal... 
Would I benefit with Roon?
Buying the lifetime subscription to Roon was the single best investment I have made in my audio system. At the time, it was $500. I've spent way more than that on a single cable, and there is no comparison on the value and satisfaction I have rece... 
why expensive streamers
I seriously doubt that the difference in streamers has anything to do with data integrity. I would expect that every streamer can deliver the digital information to the DAC without introducing any data errors.  But DACs are very sensitive to anal... 
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
I owned Duntech Sovereign speakers in the late 80's/early 90's these used this approach for all the drivers, but John Dunlavy used shadow first order crossovers. The big disadvantage of this design is that the tweeters had far less per handling ca... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
I'm happy with my bi-amped system which combines an efficient dipole line array (98db/w) driven by a DHT SET, and a dipole servo woofer tower handling the lower few octaves and driven by an 800w class D amp. This is the best of both worlds for me.... 
New speakers unveiled from Clayton Shaw - Caladan
@ricevs - how are you going to mount the planar tweeter too time align it with the woofers?  Are you going to use a deep wave guide?  
New speakers unveiled from Clayton Shaw - Caladan
@vthokie83 - Congrats. That's exciting. These seemed like very nice speakers for their price point when I heard them at Capital Audio Fest.  
Subwoofer xLr connection
@jaytor Hm. Seems a real shame to have all that control thru a bluetooth app and then throw it away just because a hardwired input is used. Doesn't make sense.  @atmasphere - Agreed. Poor design choice if you ask me.  
Subwoofer xLr connection
@atmasphere ​​@alanpiga - According to the manual, the 1000X assumes that line level and XLR inputs are going to come from the LFE output of a home theater processor and the internal crossover is bypassed. So some form of external bass management ... 
PASS Labs Power
Once the binding posts start clicking, I don't think they get any tighter. This sets the optimal pressure on the spades. I used to own a pair off XA60.8 monoblocks.  Congrats on your new amp.   
Anyone Here Ever Purchased A Tube Tester?
I also own the Amplitrex. It is pricey, but very easy to use and has been very helpful in sorting out the weak tubes.   
Upgraded from Node to 432-evo-aeon-music-server and its another world sonically
The 432 Evo Aeon may be a great music server, but the original post reads like an advertisement, particularly given this is the OP's first ever post on Agon. Adding the system on the Virtual Systems page with photos would add some credibility.  
Streamer to Denafrips Iris to Pontus need cable suggestions please
@fthompson251 - Unfortunately, my Gaia does not have programmable i2s settings. This feature was not provided in the first version.