philtangerine

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Adcom GFP 750 pre amp upgrade Big Sky Audio
Glad to. YW. 
Adcom GFP 750 pre amp upgrade Big Sky Audio
I'm having a hard time describing, because its just neutral to me. It just kind of sounds like whatever the recording is. Bass is tight and punchy. You can really feel drums on my system. I guess its warm or mid rangy. I wouldn't call it bright or... 
Streamers/DACs for Hi Res Streaming
I wouldn't be concerned about an MQA enabled DAC performing well with  non MQA files. The Pro Ject S2 just detects which is being played and switches accordingly. Keep in mind that of the 6 million appx tracks available on Tidal only 20,000 appx a... 
Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital: MQA HW decoding at reasonable cost -Anyone have this?
Following up on my own comments of 07/09POWER SUPPLY: Adds a little dynamics, slightly punchier drum kicks, maybe a hair smoother presentation vs not using the power supply (which is only an option when using a USB cable).  I won't bother with usi... 
Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital: MQA HW decoding at reasonable cost -Anyone have this?
My thoughts on the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital - terrific in its price range. Smoother, less edgy presentation than my Cambridge Audio DacMagic, without giving up any detail. I would describe the sound as right down the middle of the road: not bri... 
MQA - What is your favorite content?
Young Americans by David Bowie got a nice facelift with MQA vs the sacd quality recording I've had. The background singers and sax throughout are more dynamic and present.  I have a pretty modest system by Audiogon standards - Adcom amp and pre, w... 
DAC upgrade or Amplifier
Thank you Steve N. 
Digital Music sounds too bright?
KN,I think you've nicely illustrated a number of things with your post, thanks for that. It seems that consistent with my suggestion, for a free mid fi upgrade, a simple blanket may help the soundstage. But consistent with Steve N. and others, thi... 
DAC upgrade or Amplifier
 Steve @audioengr  - before I posted I did some reading on DACs and there seems to be some reservation  out there about a DAC with a digital volume control - that keeping the volume control in the analogue sequence is important to the overall soun... 
DAC upgrade or Amplifier
Awesome. Thank you everyone for your thoughts here. I think the direction I'm heading is first to do what I can to position the tv further behind the speakers and dampen down some reflective surface throughout the room, and then experiment with ca... 
DAC upgrade or Amplifier
Thank you all who've commented so far. I'll start by pushing the TV back farther toward the wall to be sure the screen is at least 18 inches or more behind the speakers, and the speakers stay out at least 3 feet from the rear wall. @2psyop , Kalal... 
Digital Music sounds too bright?
There are many potential reasons for a bright sound, and a very common one is a screen placed between main speakers. Although it may not be the best long term solution, a simple test is to place a blanket over the screen to damp down the reflectiv... 
Cambridge vs Marantz
I see an 840 used for $700 on ebay -- I guess that's a bit more than i can spend at the moment on a CD player...but good to know for the future. Thanks for the info. 
Cambridge vs Marantz
Did you use the 840-C on its own or with a standalone DAC? (As a side note - before I bought the Marantz I considered getting a Cambridge transport to go with CADM, so I'm still open to Cambridge products). Thanks for your input.  
Zu OMEN - hmm
@Cbozdog - sorry to hear your Zu tale of woe. Are you considering moving up the Tekton line at all? I've been looking into Pendragon's a bit, but have never had the chance to hear them and there is very little recent discussion about them. Since y...