jimmy2615

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Wall Art For Music Room
Some manufacturers like GIK have a line of wall panels that have artwork on them.  WRT the TV I always wondered why some enterprising audiophile didn’t make a simple padded hanging device to fit over the top of the TV with some kind of relatively ... 
15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
I deleted my last two posts because I misunderstood where you were putting the speakers.  So many good suggestions already.  You can’t go wrong with the Harbeths as mentioned.  I would look at Tannoy Eatons also.  For low level listening the large... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
I heard back from my dealer who heard back from NAD.  WRT the resistor ladder volume control, they said some companies choose to have theirs ‘click’ but ultimately NAD thought some customers might not like it so they deliberately silenced it.  Fai... 
Bryston Cubed Amps in Bridge Mode
@12many I didn’t do enough experimentation to say one way or another that I preferred vertical to horizontal or vice versa.  It certainly is more convenient to have one amp close to one speaker and thus used only short cables.  But overall or in e... 
Bryston Cubed Amps in Bridge Mode
I had dual 2.5B3 amps.  I found it was hard to find any specs into 4 ohms on them or any Brystons running bridged.  Research threads into bridging and they will discuss the downsides of this.  Using Revel 228 Be speakers, which have 2 pairs of bin... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
There’s a product manual available now on the M66 page of the NAD website.  I was able to get to use about 60-70% of the features listed in the manual, without a manual, so you can tell the product is pretty intuitive in use, for all that it does.... 
Benchmark AHB2 in Mono Block Configuration
I wouldn’t necessarily categorize the Benchmark as a level below something like Bryston just because it is cheaper.  One way to look at it is those accurate electronics (I.e. Benchmark) will allow all the goodness from your front end to come throu... 
Benchmark AHB2 in Mono Block Configuration
Edit…sorry, I meant your Harbeth C7s, not SHL5s.  
Benchmark AHB2 in Mono Block Configuration
So you went with the N20 ?  Nice!  That’s quite a digital front end combination with the MSB.  I had Harbeth M40.2 paired with the AHB2 monoblocks.  It was by far the best amplification synergy I had with those speakers.  I preferred them to a ste... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
After some more trials using the M66 as an analogue preamp using an external DAC and comparing it to the Primaluna (PL) Evo400 preamp, the PL sounds better.   Besides the usual tube benefits you would expect (3D soundstage and liquidity), the stan... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
It works.  I just tried a USB unpowered drive, plugged it into the back of the unit.  The M66 automatically indexed it without me doing anything.  About 5 minutes later it became available and playable.  The albums show up in your BluOS app on you... 
Opinions on NAD please
I was excited, waited 6 months to get one. I had bought the new M23 amp last year and was (am) very impressed with it, so I ordered an M66. I liked the M23 better than a new series Bryston amp in my system. The M66 does a lot of cool things. The D... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
There’s a pretty comprehensive video on NAD’s website about using DIRAC I believe under the FAQ section, you might want to check that out.  But what I did was after finishing my measurements, I went to the DIRAC drop down menu, I think the option ... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
I agree.  I’m still holding out on it in case I’m missing something or it’s still early.  I also want to make some more comparisons with another preamp.  But otherwise, I’ve come to the conclusion that if this ends up not being a great sounding an... 
Anybody else get a NAD M66 yet?
Yes, I also had to plug the mic into my laptop, the M66 wouldn’t recognize it.  Brian, wrt the DIRAC curves, did you notice the USB flash drive in the accessory box?  It has a NAD recommended curve on it.  In the DIRAC menu there’s an option to lo...