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Personal speaker evolution
BIC Venturi $250Genesis Model 2 $300ESS Amt-1b $800Magnepan MG-1 $650Magnepan MG-2 $800Arial Model One (different company than current?) $1500Magneplaner Tympani IV $3800Duntech Sovereign $14,000Revel Ultima GEM with Revel Subs $11.000Revel Studio... 
Planar speaker characteristics
I've owned four pair of Magnepans over the years - MG1s, MG2s, Tympani IVs, MG3.6r. Needless to say, there is a lot I liked about them. For most of my years as an audiophile, I switched back and forth between Magnepans and more conventional box sp... 
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
Yes, the Purifi module is class D and I agree that class D amps can sound too sterile. I had an NCore based class-D amp previously and that is how I would describe it. However, the sound signature of amps based on the newer modules (particularly t... 
Compare Purif-based amp vs Class A/B (Code No 8/ Halo JC-5/ Pass X-250/ Anthem STR)
I can't answer yet, but I'm building a DIY amp using the Purifi modules and also have a JC-5. The sound signature of the Purifi is going to depend a lot on the front-end driver. The Purifi module has low input impedance (1.5K to 2.2K depending on ... 
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
You could consider a class D amp with a tube input buffer. The Purifi modules add very little of their own sound signature, but require a front-end driver board to provide some gain and impedance matching. There are a couple of companies that make... 
GR Research NX-Extreme
It does take a decent size room I think, but I found it took less effort to get them (the NX-Otica with triple-stack OB servo subs in my case) to sound quite good compared to conventional box speakers I've owned. I have a fairly big room (17' x 29... 
RCA to XLR cables
Besides the drop in gain, the main thing you are losing is the common mode rejection that balanced cables (and connections) provide. In other words, any noise picked up by the cable is usually picked up by both the positive and negative phase cond... 
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
Some great music here. Thanks for all the suggestions. I've found some artists I like that I wasn't aware of. Here's a few a like. I think a few of these might have been listed already."Birds" by Dominique Fils-Aime on Nameless "Kiss in Blue" by ... 
Is buying a used Roon nucleus plus ok?
The Nucleus is basically an Intel NUC in a fanless case. The OS and database run of the M2 SSD drive. Since it stores the database, it gets a lot of write operations, which will, over time, degrade the drive. Depending on the quality of the drive ... 
A long harsh digital trip - final meter?
If it was actually a single ethernet connection from the data source to your DAC, then it would be the last meter of multiple hundreds of thousands of miles, but in this case, the digital network connection is passing through numerous digital devi... 
Why do I need an additional player device if I have a Roon nucleus and a dac?
From my experience, it really depends on the DAC you are using, and whether you are willing to pay a premium to get incremental gains.I initially set up my Roon system with a separate streamer (Bryston BDP-2 with upgraded audio card). At the time ... 
Audio envy - dang!
Here's a question that I've never seen answered: what's the difference between the O'nestian 4:3 and the O'nestian G:L? Both XLR ic's, and both same price. I'm also curious about this. 
GR Research NX-Otica and Servo OB Subs
The subwoofer amplifiers also have high-level inputs designed to connect directly to your main speaker outputs. So just run some speaker wire between your main speakers and the sub amps. Since these wires will carry very little current, you can us... 
Lifetime Roon is a go - alternative to Roon Nucleus
When you build your NUC, you'll have to select an M.2 drive to hold the OS and database, and RAM. Make sure you visit Intel's compatibility website to find M.2 drives and RAM that has been validated on the particular NUC you are using. You can oft... 
Lifetime Roon is a go - alternative to Roon Nucleus
The Nucleus is built using an Intel NUC in a fanless case. It is not that difficult to put this together yourself if you are somewhat comfortable with computers. If you have ever built your own PC, it will be easy. https://kb.roonlabs.com/ROCK:_Ge...