|To biwire or not to biwire, that is the question |
I agree with unsound for longer interconnects and shorter speaker cables if possible if not I would recommend one set of better speaker cables with better jumpers. Of course everyone has an opinion of what a better speaker cable is. I also find bi...
|Aurender N20 Music Server Comments and Observations |
I like the look of the full color screen on the N20. I prefer to use my W20SE in critical listening mode, with the screen off, though.
|Bi-wiring B&W 607 Suggestions|
Sorry for the misprint. For me, bi-wiring speakers didn't improve sound quality as much as upgrading my speaker cables and adding quality jumpers.
|Bi-wiring B&W 607 Suggestions|
For me, bi-wiring speakers didn't improve sound quality as much as upgrading my speaker cables with quality jumpers.
|Blue Jeans Cable Sound Good???|
I find BJC to be a great value for the money. They will custom make them to the length that you want and attach a decent connector. I have never had an issue with them. Are there better cables out there? Of course, but I don't see many at that pri...
|Time to upgrade McIntosh MX135, maybe.|
I have an almost as old MX136 that I use as my main pre/pro on my HT system. I use an Oppo 105D now and have used a 205 with it. I have the HDMI from the Oppo going directly into my projector and the audio going into the Mx136. It sounds and look...
|Speaker wire isolators - Do they improve SQ?|
I have cable risers on my system. I don't know if they make my system sound better but I do like the way they look compared to the cables just lying on the floor. They are the least expensive items in my system so I can easily justify the cost.
|Headphone Amp for Focal Utopias? |
I purchased an Ayon HA-3 single-ended-triode tube amp for my Focal Utopias. I really love that tubby sound late at night when I can't listen to main system when my wife goes up to bed.
Rbodner, since you have a high level system, I am sure you will be able to hear an improvement with MQA. I only have an Aurender N10 streaming into a Berkeley Ref 2 MQA Dac with Tidal MQA and I prefer MQA over CD quality every time.
|Streaming vs. CD|
In my system, I generally prefer the sound quality of CD's over Tidal CD, Tidal MQA or Qobuz. I admit that I do usually listen to Tidal through my Aurender N10 since it is so simple to use and I don't need to get up and switch CD's. Streaming is u...
I prefer to use a wired connection wherever I can. Sometimes because of distance and access restrictions I need to go wireless. For Pandora background music I have a wireless connection but for Tidal MQA hi-res I use a wired connection. Every syst...
|What power cord do you like most on your amp ?|
My preference now are Acoustic Zen Gargantua II cables on my McIntosh MC2301 mono's. I have tried many PC's over the years and they are my favorites so far. I haven't tried every cable out there and I have never made my own. Before the AZ's I only...
|MQA is Legit!|
Strange to hear any MQA bashing from a cost or sound quality issue. In my case I only needed to spend $50 for the MQA license for my Aurender N10 to get full MQA. I already had Tidal CD quality, so no extra charge there and I already owned a MQA D...
|Confused State of affairs: CD player|
Years ago I compared my Oppo 95 against a new then McIntosh MCD500. Since it was easy to do, I brought the 95 to the dealers showroom and made the comparison. I thought the MCD500 was so much better that I left the showroom with a new MCD500. I be...
|Aurender N10 and audiophile network devices|
I have also found that playing ripped cd's on my N10 does not sound as good as playing the original cd through my Esoteric K-01x. If I really want to listen I always put on the CD but for ease of use I use the N10. For me, where I really find the ...