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JBL 100 Classic or Klipsch Heresy III?
Crazy, I am looking at the same 2 speakers today. I haven't found anywhere to hear the L100 Classics, but I am very familiar with the Heresy IIIs having owned a pair and upgraded to La Scala IIs in my main system. I'm now looking for speakers to p... 
Relaxed, musical DAC around 2k used?
Just get yourself a Codex... can be found for about $1100-1300 either used or as a dealer demo, and it describes exactly what you are looking for. I just replaced my $5K Luxman DA-06 with a Codex, which I didn't expect to happen (got the Codex for... 
Bluesound Node 2i & Ayre Codex - How would this work?
Thanks guys, I actually did just pick up one of the Aries streamers listed here on AG. Worried that I would get frustrated with lack of DSD on the BSN2i down the road (I currently upsample everything to DSD in Roon). 
Bluesound Node 2i & Ayre Codex - How would this work?
@audiotroy thanks, I do want to give the Codex a shot, as I have heard good things about the brand and I also like the small footprint in case I want to just throw it in my bag and bring it to work & use as a HA/DAC from my laptop. I guess at ... 
Bluesound Node 2i & Ayre Codex - How would this work?
@audiotroy thanks, that is something I considered, BUT the problem I'm trying to solve is having a headphone system separate from my main system. My kids play Fortnight all day long and my TV, etc is running into the Luxman DAC via optical. So I r... 
Bluesound Node 2i & Ayre Codex - How would this work?
Thanks, I will give it a shot. I just bought the Codex off AG so it hasn't arrived yet but I need to order the BDN2i. @audiotroy I do have a Zen Mk III already hooked up to my Luxman DA-06. So while a Zen Mini would be a great idea, as I think the... 
Bluesound Node 2i & Ayre Codex - How would this work?
Thanks! My biggest question about the Node2 into the Codex is that since the only way to connect the 2 is via toslink, and Ayre says the preferred input is USB (only way to get DSD), is that there may be a compromise in sound quality by using the ... 
Luxman Integrated - What do they sound like
I have owned a PrimaLuna ProLogue 4 tube amp, and wouldn't feel comfortable comparing it to the 509X... I mean, it's an $800 tube amp vs a $9500 integrated, so they don't have much in common, but I'll try... The PL 4 was very smooth sounding and a... 
Luxman Integrated - What do they sound like
Surely you aren't saying it is wrong to ask. You can ask all you want, I'm just saying I'm not sure it's really going to tell you anything... You asked Luxman owners to describe how their integrateds sound compared to other amps "I might have hear... 
Luxman Integrated - What do they sound like
Surely you’re not going to make a $6-10k purchase based on what others on the internet "hear" out of their Luxmans compared to other amps... Barring the positive reviews and other feedback here on AG and other forums from Luxman owners, only YOU w... 
Q for any Luxman L-509X owners
Just to confirm, the "Separate" button on the Luxman remote DOES work, you just have to do a hard press. Really enjoying the convenience since I discovered this tiny operational detail. 
Curious about running a tube pre into a SS integrated
I see both points, but it does kind of defeat the purpose of having the flexibility of the solid state pre and tube pre. With the 509X I have a top of the line integrated that separates the line stage to use any pre I want. It’d be quite an invest... 
Innous Zenith MKII and Roon DSP
FWIW:I'm using a Zen MK III and the new firmware has a beta feature where you can use the Zen as an LMS within the Roon interface (Squeezelite emulation). This is not a supported configuration, but I have been able to run the Zen in this configura... 
Q for any Luxman L-509X owners
Also, can confirm the "long press" DOES work for the Separate button on the remote... awesome! Now I can switch over to my CL-40 tube pre without walking across the room. 
Q for any Luxman L-509X owners
I'm using Klipsch La Scala IIs and in my opinion they're a great match with the 509X. The LS IIs already have pretty stunning dynamics and smooth mids, as well as solid control of the bottom end. The L-509X complements all of those characteristics...