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I have a macbook pro going into a benchmark DAC - what's the best upgrade path?
thanks for all the responses. audiotroy: if there were a way to audition the 432evo locally I would.jdoris: I'm using itunes but can bypass it. I'll see if I can hear a difference later today.  
I have a macbook pro going into a benchmark DAC - what's the best upgrade path?
thanks for the responses.guy-incognito: I have the DAC3. millercarbon: I have a CAT pre w/phono, so I'm very happy with that part of my system. 
I have a macbook pro going into a benchmark DAC - what's the best upgrade path?
thanks Jason!  
music file storage/playback suggestions please
hi Mark - sorry I didn't see this until today. if I understand right, you need 2 things: a computer to send the files, and (optional) a DAC to convert the files to analog so your preamp will play them. most computers have decent DACs these days, s... 
what's the cheapest device that will run itunes and connect via USB to a hard drive?
thanks! the HD of music I want to gift is 700+GB, so I don't think a (cheap) phone would have that kind of storage. 
will changing to solid-state make the bass in my wilson sophias better at low volume?
I guess I just need to audition a high-powered SS amp and a (sealed) sub in my system. thanks for all the helpful responses, especially from people who have experience with sophias.  
will changing to solid-state make the bass in my wilson sophias better at low volume?
thanks again. this is all very helpful. I'll probably try a subwoofer in the near future...  
will changing to solid-state make the bass in my wilson sophias better at low volume?
thanks for the responses. I'll play around with the eq on my itunes, see if that does the trick. 
will changing to solid-state make the bass in my wilson sophias better at low volume?
I'm using itunes, which has a 10 band eq. I tried using that, but didn't like the results. 
extending the range of USB from computer to DAC - suggestions?
thanks erik! 
upgrade suggestions from wilson sophias (original)?
oops. I forgot to respond to: 'what aspects of sound reproduction and system performance do you value most highly?' I have extremely eclectic taste so I've opted for a system that can do everything from folk music to orchestral to gothic-industria... 
upgrade suggestions from wilson sophias (original)?
thanks for the replies. I like everything about the sophias except the lack of very low frequencies (e.g. in electronic music). it also might be b/c I have tube amps, so SS might fix the issue. this might be as simple as getting a good-quality sub... 
burr-brown vs. sabre vs. ?
thanks for the responses. as I mentioned, I'm actually looking for an 'interface' (musicians use them to convert their audio signals into digital for use with 'digital audio workstations' (like protools). in other words, this ain't 'high end'. I c... 
A sad tale of tube problems...
how about finding a dealer who carries, and has lots of experience with, tube equipment, then taking components home for try-outs before buying? a good dealer will do this, and it would've saved you all the above problems.I've personally used tube... 
What do you like in an inexpensive tube integrated
I second the vote for Rogue Cronus