|Have DAC’s improved for Redbook CD playback?|
I think the biggest improvement modern DACs have made over older DACs is reduced jitter. Most DAC designs nowadays implement some sort of jitter correction.
|Popular DAC that is known for its warm-ish sound?|
MHDT Havana or Paradisea+
|NAD M51 remote control |
You can use any IR learning remote. I'm using a Sony RM-VL600.
|Can anyone recommend a great tube preamp that also has a headphone out?|
|$800 to spend on speakers, $1500 on whole system|
Speakers = Paradigm Active 20 (rarely come up for sale) - ~$700DAC = Arcam irDAC - $600Preamp = Schiit Sys passive - $60 (no remote)Bluetooth = Satechi Bluetooth Audio Receiver - $40
|Best budget DAC|
A few people mentioned the ZDAC and I disagree with that recommendation. I picked one up for $300 a while back and sold it after a few months. It was replaced by an Arcam irDAC which I purchased off Ebay for $409 (there was a seller in Italy who s...
|best transparent pre amp|
George knows what's up. Drop $60 on a Schiit Sys passive preamp and see how you like it.
|Need integrated amp with built-in USB DAC|
Purchase a Behringer UCA202 to add optical out via USB to the Mac. Then you can get a unit with a toslink optical connection. You'll have way more options going that route than restricting to ONLY units that have USB.http://www.amazon.com/Behringe...
|Tube upgrade options for Dodge 8 preamplifier?|
I own a Doge 8 and installed Genalex Gold Lion 12AT7 tubes. I've been running the GL tubes in preamps for ~4 years and have always enjoyed their sound. They are very well balanced and fairly well extended on the high and low end. Bass is not overl...
|Used Floor Standers for around $1k|
NHT 2.9 or 3.3Monitor Audio Goldi
|What's the greatest bargain in DAC's these days?|
Thank you for the tip on the Parasound ZDAC. I picked one up from Audio Advisor along with a Schiit Sys passive preamp and this thing sounds fantastic for the money. I was looking for a DAC for a second system and was also considering the Nuforce ...
|Tubes for Jolida Fusion Preamp|
Gold Lion 12AX7 are what I've been using for the past 4 years in my preamp. Excellent performance across the entire frequency range, and won't break the bank.http://www.cryoset.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=301&osCsid=7b000403923abb...
|Moving from PC to Mac|
Why convert the files? Use Cog for playing back your flac files on a Mac.
|Any high WAF speaker with ATC sound?|
There are a pair of PMC OB1's for sale on the forum. Not exactly high WAF but damn they sound good. And for ~$2350, they are a pretty good deal.
|Tube Audio Design HIbachi-II amps with Maggie 1.6?|
Hibachi I/II put out around 220w into 4 ohms. They are nice solid amps as I use a pair to drive a pair of PMC OB1's. Paul is a stand up guy and his gear is top notch. If you're looking at the pair for sale on the forums for $550 shipped they are a...