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questions for georgehifi and others about powering my Wilson Sasha2s
Yes, the general comments about the M900u are justifiably positive in so many ways.  But when people talk about "warmer" with it, I think they are just reacting to its midrange, not really addressing its bass foundation.  When I posted about it no... 
Help! Is there standardization in i2s?
As I understand it, I2S has no standardization, only proprietary implementations.  That seems not likely to change in the marketplace. 
questions for georgehifi and others about powering my Wilson Sasha2s
I shared your experience with the Luxman M900u.  It has some great appeal with the clarity of the soundstage and the musical info that it digs out, especially compared to the VAC Phi200 and then the PS Audio BHK 300 mono's that I had been using to... 
Critical listening and altered states
I guess I'm reflecting my Germanic roots in that I want my system to be satisfying both when "unenhanced" and when "enhanced" with THC.  Both scenarios are equally valid for me (although I must agree that the THC mode is often quite special).  If ... 
Rank the top reference DACs you've heard
Lampizator Pacific is their top offering now.  I've owned it for the last 1½ years and it is quite competitive with vinyl in my system, with an appropriate sense of liquidity and coherence, while dishing up a lot of musical information.  It really... 
Tell about your experience with your old Audio-Technica SL-1200s..
Seems you've got the tt's naming conflated, and therefore confusing.  Do you mean a Technics SL-1200?  Or an Audio-Technica LP120?   
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
That is an amazing find at a thrift.  Some family dealt off some great speakers (I hope the deceased audio nut is still resting peacefully...).  I ran a pair of these for several years, then went up to the Signature version.  I definitely would NO... 
Audio PC
It is actually shocking how significant the impact of the digital server can be for sound quality.  I used a PC built to the specs of the second iteration of the CAPS server as my first digital server.  I upgraded to an Antipodes DX II and it had ... 
Biggest audio hoaxes
MC, that does appear to be a coherent explanation from Geoff.  He wasn't always just full of (admittedly pretty funny) snark.  Do you get to pick the hat you eat? 
Upscale Audio and Primaluna
@hilde45   Yep.  I think it offers decent value for money, but it is not "top shelf".  I've had a Dialogue One driving my second system for over 10 years now, and it just hums along sounding pretty darned good.  It does not compete in the same tie... 
Where are the young audiophiles?
I visited a local audio shop that opened its doors here in Minneapolis just last November.  The two proprietors are Gen X, and they see plenty of opportunity coming as their generation and younger elevate in incomes, and they see LP's as the gatew... 
Can you tell me why I didn't like the Reference 3a MM's?
That's a fair point regarding the many iterations over a long lifespan.  I have owned three versions spanning from the late 80's into the mid-00's and I never experienced bloated one-note bass, except when my wife insisted that they reside in the ... 
Anything SS sounds better than D'Agostino ?
@inna   So, I did get around to putting the Luxman M900u back into my system and listened to it for over a week.  In my system, the D'Agostino S250 was a very clear winner, as I feel I am hearing all of the detail that the Luxman was digging out o... 
What’s your obstacles on the way of listening
@ghdprentice  I had terrible sound variation due to A/C going on, both mine and all my neighbors on our transformer, it seemed.  I fixed it by using a PS Audio P-20 regenerator, and from what you describe, this might work for you, too.  Sounds gre... 
Is it a Merger or Bust?
I'm thinking of adding a drop down screen and a killer projector to get video.  Then I start with just using my 2 channel system for the audio, and hear what I hear.  Like MC said.  The screen would only be down to interfere with the sonics when I...