|Interconnect recomendations, ~$500 new or used, RCA...|
In that price range look for used Auditorium23 cables a fantastic sounding copper cable. I use a pair between my preamp and amp.
|I am a newcomer here and need help to sell speakers|
Are you a consumer or a reseller?
|Replacing components, Please weigh in! |
I would agree that receiver is very much the weak link in your system. But good news your speakers are very easy to drive which opens up a world of choices tube and SS. Are you able to get out and listen to anything? Don't get too caught up in spe...
|Is there any Streamer/DAC/Preamp good enough to replace a dedicated standalone preamp?|
I think that even combining a Streamer and Dac is a compromise. Also adding preamp functionality would be a further compromise. Also you have a pretty great preamp to find a combined unit that's as good a preamp as your Act2 would be next to impos...
|Again the topic of weight of amps|
@ebm You're long overdue to post your system on here that Audia amp sounds very [email protected] Unless I missed it you didn't say what speakers you'll be driving with your new amp?
|Roon - streaming only...where'd you get your NAS?|
I also use a Synology NAS I bought on Amazon. My files are my ripped CDs, about 800, and then files I've bought or friends have given me. Most of those are bootleg live shows, I have about 3.5TB of my own files plus I stream Tidal and Qobuz. I don...
I was 3 years old for most of 1973 I can't remember much of anything.
|People and Place: A review of SW1X DAC|
seminarian nice review and congrats on your new Dac! I've read some reviews on the Sw1x Dacs their philosophy is very akin to Audio Note which is the Dac I have. There is a lengthy thread about Sw1x started by a member here named wig, check it out...
|Coincident Technology Dynamo 34SE MKIII|
@markwatkiss Congrats on your new amp! I also have an EL34 stereo amp running Gold Lion KT77's and an RCA rectifier. Good tubes, I hope your amp is everything you were hoping. Looking forward to your impressions and happy listening!
|Shout out your favorite Audio dealer!!|
Deja Vu Audio in Vienna VA!
|Mac Pro to Accustic Arts DAC|
Assuming your Dac doesn't have a USB input get an USB to spdif converter. You run a USB out from your Mac to the converter and a digital coax cable to your Dac. Just google USB converter there are tons of them out there and various price points.
|Help with up to $1500 streamer|
It doesn't have a Dac but there are some Auralic Aries streamers on Audiogon at great prices this is one:https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9fic3-auralic-aries-media-serversI have no connection to the seller just a happy owner of the Arie's litt...
|The term "High End" needs to die. Long live Hi-Fidelity! |
Agreed Erik High Fidelity!
|Ended my Qobuz subscription |
I kept both Qobuz and Tidal I agree Tidal has a better jazz selection. I find things on Qobuz I don’t see on Tidal. And I prefer some features on Qobuz. Happy to have both!
|Power cords can make a tremendous difference in Digital|
Agreed. I am not a DIY guy myself but I had Chris VH make me up a couple cables using the Furutech FP-S032N wire and F-11 connectors. With a nominal assembly fee I had a couple great cables that cost sub $400.