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questions about streaming source for a headphone amp
Thank you all. This is exactly what I wanted to know. I'll get on it! 
questions about streaming source for a headphone amp
Thanks to you all for such clear and helpful answers. I'm glad to know that I can run the headphone amp from the preamp or dac--that might be my best solution, though it means that I'm wedded to a single room.I'm interested in using my MacBook and... 
Help connecting a source directly to an amp
@noromance, YES! I was wondering if a cable adapter like that existed. I'll go with "theoretically." @stereo5, yes--he knows that. But when you say "not that friendly," do you mean incompatible? Or just ... not ideal for producing an inviting sound? 
Help with some big ol' used DIY speakers
Excellent--thank you all very much. Good stuff.I love that picture. MC, I'm assuming you're serious and I appreciate your considerate question. Yes, my friend is pleased at the thought that the picture may inspire some smiles!  
Help with some big ol' used DIY speakers
Perfect! Just what we wanted to hear! It can feel counterintuitive to me that huge speakers don't necessarily need much power, but I also know it can be true. Thanks, MC. 
Grado Signature Ultra-wide Bandwidth Reference Cable??
I appreciate that, tablejockey. I'll take it with a nudge and a wink, and I'll retract *my* snark. I just get so tired of all the juvenile hostility out here, the attitudes. I jumped too quickly on your post.I agree that my reaction to the cables ... 
Grado Signature Ultra-wide Bandwidth Reference Cable??
Thanks for the snark, tablejockey! Well played! Brilliant. I feel humiliated. Why didn't I think of that? Oh, wait, I actually said that I was going to try them. I just checked and, yup, I said that. This may not be so obvious but that actually im... 
"Musical" subwoofers? Advice please on comparing JL subs
@slimpikins5--NICE! I bet the French bistro was Lunig's. "The Valley"--Warren, Waitsfield, and the Sugarbush region in general--is just beautiful. I live about ten minutes from Smuggs and skied there all the time when my kids were young. By the wa... 
"Musical" subwoofers? Advice please on comparing JL subs
@slimpikins5, thank you for all the great advice! I think the Model Ts might be a bit small for my space, and I'm not sure that 2000 watts is enough for my needs. I want my system to make a statement. And ... I am kidding... The room I'm setting u... 
"Musical" subwoofers? Advice please on comparing JL subs
Wow--such incredibly thoughtful responses. I simply love that there are so many approaches to finding the right sound (for each room and listener). And, yes, I’m looking at powered subs. @fastfreight, that’s a mighty, mighty post. You should be th... 
Cables 101, new student, first question
Thank you, @terry9; I've got an account with the Cable Company lending library and I might indeed do that. And thank you, @hobo1452; I know exactly what you mean about those "incremental" improvements. Your first point is something I've wondered a... 
"Musical" subwoofers? Advice please on comparing JL subs
I truly appreciate the answer but I ain't never going to "throw away .. music, beauty, and timbre." That's like saying that a poem is just organized words which are just signifiers operating arbitrarily in a system of differences. Sure, right, but... 
Cables 101, new student, first question
When I first started reading Audiogon with some real attention, about two years ago, I was flummoxed by the differing opinions to questions that I took to be straightforward. Of course I knew that in the wider world there was plenty of debate abou... 
Cables 101, new student, first question
@soix , YES, this: "Adding a better interconnect improves the sound of my system even if there’s a lesser one elsewhere. But it also matters where you install the cables in your system." That answered my question! Thank you!I appreciate the advice... 
Cables 101, new student, first question
I appreciate the response. I'm sorry that anyone thought I was talking about the relationship between price and the subjective listening experience. I was trying to ask, simply, whether cables in a system are victim to the weakest link in the cabl...