mceljo

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Non-Oversampling (NOS) vs,
@hgeifman - Check out some of the oversampling videos that Paul from PS Audio has. I found them informative.   
Non-Oversampling (NOS) vs,
@analoguefan - Which Denafrips DAC do you have?  The Ares II is always oversampling even in NOS mode based on its measurements.       
Solid core OFC vs stranded OCC copper
@auxinput - You really cannot attribute the difference in sound between the two cables to one being solid core and the other stranded when there was multiple other differences in design/configuration (e.g.multiple small conductors vs. one larger c... 
Solid core OFC vs stranded OCC copper
@petg60 - I’d suggesting reading these design papers. https://www.iconoclastcable.com/story/index.htm  
How much should I spend on a new DAC
@jetter - Toslink has less bandwidth, so can eliminate high resolution files as being an option.  The other factor is that using a Toslink required to additional conversions from electrical to light and back.  I’ve not really made an effort to com... 
need amp recommendations for more separation of instruments
I have no way to know how your setup sounds compared to mine, but we have a few things in common.    My setup is a Pathos Classic One Mkiii (similar price point to your NAD) and I have Focal 836v speakers. I also had the opportunity to audition m... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
@rbertalotto - Is the question how good speakers need to be to be enjoyed or how good the audiophile expects them to be?  I think your experience is partly a result of expectation bias because you expected that the new amplifier would be an improv... 
Break-in Time
@rvpiano - I think getting into the music more is a general result as your system is improved. In this case it was cables that seemed to be responsible for the improvement in sound quality.    For me, it was rolling some Mullard tubes in my Pathi... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
As I mentioned before, I am very happy with my Morrow Audio MA4 XLR interconnects. I am sometimes surprised that I got past the marketing as it definitely rubs me the wrong way, but I decided to take the chance because the SSI concept makes sense... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
I recently purchased a Morrow Audio MA4 XLR cable and emailed Mike Morrow with some “critiques” along the same lines as the OP mentions.  They have chosen to take the approach of customer like “sales” and seemingly have a successful business using... 
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire
I am lining my two sets to a friend that has his speakers biwired, so he can put some hours on them for me. It’ll be interesting to see what his experience is since he’s currently using 14awg of a basic variety.   
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire
@dekay - I didn’t think they sounded bad, just not to my taste. I can’t imagine that they would change characteristics after an extended burn-in.    I will be loaning them to a friend that’s currently using 14awg, so it’ll be interesting to see h... 
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
In the last couple of weeks I tried set of Micca 14 cables after reading great reviews of them with some comparing them to $1,000 cables in their systems.  I spent about $60 on two 6’ sets because I have a switch in my cables to support my home th... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
@anotherbob - I think the OP was simply sharing that when he thought he was listening to one setup it actually turned out to be another one that he wouldn’t have expected to be as good and it “lesser” combination compelled him to enjoy the music. ... 
A Cool Opportunity to Help
Update:  Here’s excerpts from an email that I received tonight:   I know it seems like forever since the wonderful package arrived, but it is installed and playing right now.  To tell you how much superior it is to our $32 special DVD player we ...