phcollie

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Subwoofers driving me nuts
Miller, thanks for the idea.  I've been struggling to get my two subs correct and I moved one  down the side wall almost to my position, adjusted the delay and when I adjusted phase on the odd one to 120 degree to account for distance it just clic... 
What are you streaming tonight?
Marcus Miller ...... Laid Back. Had to repeat "Untamed" Twice. Qobuz 
DAC 1-2K
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/master-sinad-distortion-comparison-graph-for-dacs.4814/ Did not see the liberty but He did do a detailed review on the Chord. (Below)Good Luck. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/in... 
DAC/Streamer alternative to OPPO Sonica DAC!!! HELP !!!!
I use a NuPrime DAC 10 for my FLAC files. It has 2 sets of analogue inputs as well as Digital USB, Coax and Optical inputs. Both Balanced and SE outputs. New for around 1495 and has a 99 step volume control at .5 db increments with a remote to con... 
Thoughts on choosing an amplifier
Following because I am considering the Benchmark AHB2 for a second system after reading the detailed measurements of this amp’s performance. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-benchmark-ahb2-amp.... 
Basic Digital questions
OP, I have a very nice stand alone DAC and I use my laptop to stream Qobuz using the software "Audirvana". At some point I will upgrade to a higher end Transport/Streamer but with a quiet SSD drive Laptop and only $75 for the Audirvana package I’m... 
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect sites like Audiogon?
Back to the Topic....I think with more time at home, many of us will be increasing our time reading these forums and working on tweaks to our systems as a way of simply getting away from the bad news. In times of crisis, bartering increases histor... 
How much is "LOUD" still a reference point for some?
Never really given this any thought. I remember as a young student seeing Van Halen in Concert at NC State and could not hear correctly for the next 2 days. I told myself never again. I enjoy my Maggies at 70-80 Db depending on the music being pla... 
Anyone else grateful that they got hooked on this crazy addiction
Amen OP. Some of the folks I know are complaining about isolation and social distancing. I simply smile because hours each evening spent surfing Qobuz never gets old. Its like unlimited chocolate cake without any of the guilt. "Oh please Brer Fox,... 
Mid Morning Listening Sessions - Sounds the Best
Interesting observation. I schedule all my most critical meetings and appointments for 10-10.30 because I feel the most alert and on my game after good rest, breakfast and a cup of coffee. Thank you for a great excuse to bail out of work next... 
My system is where I want it be and it sounds awesome...
Congratulations!  Could you possibly teach my divorce attorney that first word?  It appears to be missing from her dictionary. Well done. Next week I start building room treatments so my wallet is asking to join a 12 step program at this point.  
It looks like a debate to me.
I am the opposite regarding guidance from an industry professional.  Anyone who works with/for organizations is affected by the culture. At some point there is training or a mentor relationship that imparts bias. Add money to the mix and everythin... 
Any thoughts or experience on the current and future of FM radio?
I haven’t listened in years. My local station long ago became similar to MTV....talk and ads. Once I started streaming in my truck, well, I never reset the presets after a battery change. I don’t have a tuner in my main system at all, and come to ... 
Does raising speaker cables off the floor really make a big difference?
I spent an hour on a simple study. Googled RMAF and a few others to look at pictures of the rooms with equipment I will never be able to afford. Many had visible risers to get the cables off the hotel floor or had taken steps to eliminate groun... 
Thank you AudiogoN and users, for civility....
eBay is all hat and no cattle. We’re more the soft bigotry of low expectations. Now I have to clean coffee off my keyboard and screen