mattshere

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Do I need a new DAC/streamer. Considering?
I recently went down this same road, thinking the Node 2 was the weak link holding my system back. I went to my local dealer and a/b’d both units connected to chord Dave and gryphon int. What I heard was a VERY minor improvement in the U1. I bough... 
Choosing new speakers after 20 years
I heard the Sonus fabers setup at a local deal and would find a way to get those in my system.  They sounded lovely and are beautiful as well.  I agree the PL might be underpowered but see if you can take it to the shop for a demo then you'll know... 
Do different streamers really sound different when using an external DAC
I've been using the Node2 for about 3 years now through various developments in my system which now consists of;Ethernet>EtherRegen>Node2>Custom SPDIF Coax>Schiit GungnirMB>Audioquest Mackenzie XLR>Luxman 507uxII>Klipsch Forte... 
Streamers with I2S connectivity
Hey snafujg, Just following up to see if you've added the DDC to your setup?  I'm awaiting the terminator and i'm interested to hear if the conversion to I2S is a noticeable improvement with the Node.  I've got the Node2 as well and like it's func... 
Network Transport vs. CD Transport
@mountainsong Lucky dog!  That looks like a nice piece and to me the perfect bridge of being able to decode the MQA stream from a Node 2(i) and also spin SACD's and CD's.  Could also serve DAC duties for the TV audio.  How did you manage to get it... 
MQA DAC with Coax Output
http://www.luxman.com/product/detail.php?id=36 I think I read another thread here that Luxman is also releasing a new flagship DAC that will also do MQA.  Will above $10K though i beleive.Happy hunting! 
Node 2i performance suggestions pls
About 3 months ago I added the Wireworld Electra Mini and Schiit Gungnir MB via Neotech DEVD-2001 with Furutech BNC connectors and it made a significant difference.  I also run balance Audioquest Mackenzie IC's to the Luxman 507uxII.  Overall supe... 
Klipsch Heresy IV - not what I was expecting
Thanks for sharing your experience @lofgren I just added a set of Forte3's yesterday after trying a few other and could not be more impressed with the Klipsch horn sound.  It seemed most of the opinions I had heard had similar complaints - shouty,... 
Klipsch Heresy IV
@riaa_awards_collectors_on_facebookYeah sorry didn't read all the comments, was only guessing at why he's having rust and delam issues with the veneer.  My comments weren't intended to be based on facts...If they arrived damaged to begin with why ... 
System Noises, any and all.
My wifes essential oil diffusers placed in every frickin room in the house.  Also got a noisy DVR cable box that must have a hard disc in it that grinds away constantly.  
Klipsch Heresy IV
I'm not on either side of the JBL or Heresy.  I was interested in both before buying Forte 3's...  I'm sure both rock and they get great reviews but like anything audio, gotta try it in your room with your gear to see if delivers the goods.Regardi... 
Moving up from a Node 2i
@ianrmack99 @ozzy62 @bill_k Yeah I see now I completely missed the point of the thread. My bad fellas...:)I would also like to change out the Node to see what improvements can be made but I am comfortable with the interface - it really does a lot ... 
Moving up from a Node 2i
@ozzy62 Just wanted to pass along my recent experience of adding a Schiit Gungnir MB to the Node 2 that has been in my system for a few years now.  I am using the coax out to the GungnirMB and balanced XLR into the Luxman 507uxii.  The difference ... 
Dynaudio burn in time and how you do it...
I agree that they will take a good while before sounding their best.  I recently auditioned a pair of Evoke 20 in the local shop and the dealer turned it off after 2 min as we both heard shrill and congested sound with no stage at all.  He had jus... 
Time to upgrade - need advice - budget $7,500
UPDATE:I picked up the Lux L-507uxii from the dealer on Saturday and he was kind enough to lend me their demo pair of Harbeth SHL5+ as I had heard the combo in the store when I bought the lux. I as pretty sure i was going to place an order if they...