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Audio improvement for OPPO 205
@junzhang10 ,the DAC is AKM 4458 (Asahi Kasei) not ESS.SOURCE: oppo digital site. 
Levinson no. 383 compared to others?
@jafant,Larry Greenfield of Stereophile did in his review of the 585. 
Songs Faber Olympica III
chipcarterdc,I was also thinking of getting these speakers,untill actual owners show up to respond to your questions; here are a couple of reviews if you haven't seen them before:http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/801-sonus-... 
Buying from overseas.
@stringreen ghostbusters!sorry couldn't hold myself...-:)OP,if you're  buying from an authorized dealer you should be fine, some products are cheaper in Europe. However consider that there would probably be no US warranties...buying used? Don't ev... 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
Al,Thanks again,forums like this and knowledgeable folks like you make life easier for the Rest of us...Best Regards 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
+1 Thank you Al.I’ll wait for your findings as well...In the meantime I located the website for Todd transformers I mentioned before, the unit is called 3 tap (which I mistakenly wrote prong!) and this co. Has been around for forty years...anywho,... 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
+1 on the suggestion to contact the company.i just pulled out the external transformer connected to my Mom's 27 qf GE fridge, it's by a company outa NY called Todd.The unit states it's a 3 Prong transformer and converts 50h to 60h as well as 220-2... 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
Srosenberg,I feel the upside of using a Transformer is that if you move back to the States then you don't have to do internal voltage conversions all over again.As to your question, I was planning to conncet the voltage stabilizer into the wall th... 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
I'd look into acupwr.com transformers, they have a series for refrigerators that would change 220-240v @ 50h into 120v @60h.They also have power stabilizers @ 1000w & 2000w for brown outs.not affiliated with them in any ways, except thinking o... 
Thoughts on using Mcintosh MC352 amp with Magnepan 1.7 speakers
Don't know if this is of any help, but:I was reading about the 20.7s matched with MC452 on another forum and the poster loved it. So perhaps the MC352 would be sufficient for your smaller Maggies...(keep in mind that Maggies are capable of matchin... 
Oppo 105 DVD player as a "preamp"?
Like you I’m also debating whether get a 105 (105D in my case) or go for separates which cost ten times as much.so I’ll subscribe to see what opinions actual users have.in the meantime a couple of reviews if you haven’t seen these:http://www.sound... 
Newbie With Magnepan 1.7is
Peter,Don't know about the SC you linked, worth a try I guess...keep in mind that if you wanna go with major brands the cable co. Has a prorgam where you can rent cables from them and the money you pay for each rental is then given as credit for a... 
Newbie With Magnepan 1.7is
Hi mazerunner,kind'a in a similar situation to yours, I recently bought a pair of 3.7i's and decided to go the separates route.Looking to add an Esoteric Sacd player, and a preamp to my levinson amp.for speaker cables I saw a few people recommend ... 
TRANSFORMER FOR JAPANESE DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT
@Cleeds,Thanks for your correction, any other mistakes anywhere? 
TRANSFORMER FOR JAPANESE DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT
@honeybee2012 I recently called Esoteric in Japan seeking to know if they'd change the transformer inside a unit purchased in Japan from 100v to 230v, they said sorry No.on a Levinson Amp purchased in the US, the Co. Said I'd have to do it in the ...