Responses from photonman

Disappointed to hear that Cary has no CD Players.
The "cd player" basically is a computer, hardware and software.Computer designs get outdated quickly but the CDP had a great run.As painful as it is to accept, the new CDP will be based on Mac, Linux or Windows and Dell, Apple, , Lenovo, Intel etc... 
Lightspeed Attenuator - Best Preamp Ever?
Would capacitance be offset by higher source output?I ask because since I put a chordette qutehd dac into my system, the volume position for normal listening went from 11 to 9 or 10 O'clock. 
Which Integrated amps should I audition?
you can still get good separates in a small package, if that is what you desire. Chord makes some really nice small stuff.chordchodettecyrusfor small speaker, paradigm sig 1's or gallos 
REVIEW: Schiit Bifrost DAC
Does Audirvana read the song into ram and stream from there or is it played right off the hard drive?I am seriously considering a computer rig to replace my cdp now. 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
Well, change in plans.I went ahead and got the Chordette QuteHD and what a wonderful dac for my redbook playback through my passive pre.I am on the verge of getting a Cyrus transport but I am extremely intrigued by pc audio sources now, especially... 
Goodbye CD's
Wow, that is cool KiwiI just got my two Eddie Money CD inserts signed personally by him. His Greatest Hits and Can't Hold Back.Can you get your downloads signed either. 
what is the theory behind maple stands and racks?
Finally received my TS plinths.They are very nice looking, even with the industrial milled finish. For twice the price you can get the nice furniture quality polished finish butI opted to go cheap.I go away for a week so I will not be able to audi... 
People buying Transports again?
To answer the OP question, I will be in the market for a new transport to replace my Modwright'ed Sony 9000ES.Considering the Woo Audio and the Cyrus CDXT. I think this might be my last CD player purchase and hopefully it outlives me.I just integr... 
Lightspeed Attenuator - Best Preamp Ever?
Hi Seshkir,Really, a battery supply? How does that work as I thought the power was only for the LED things? Does the light intensity or whatever change characteristics with the battery?What is your battery rig consist of? Is it DIY project?Thanks 
Lightspeed Attenuator - Best Preamp Ever?
I have had my LSA for two weeks now and I have to say this is one of my best hifi purchases in all respects.Definite sonic value. It is just as transparent as my previous more expensive active pre but with less noise so my active is currently for ... 
Cables more hype than value?
These cables from Schitt have no hype at all :)Beyond Just Technology: SuperUltraHyperTechnologyPYST cables are made from only the finest 6-nines Unobtaniumâ„¢ alloy, molecularly assembled in our Alternate Universeâ„¢ reality-distortion tesseract fiel... 
DACs With Killer Built-In Preamps
Bryston and Cyrus meet your criteria 
Cables more hype than value?
stereo cables : bicycle handlebar tapeif you wake up one morning and have no inspiration to ride, change the handlebar tape.Your bicycle will be newer and faster and more exciting then ever.And the best part, you now look forward to riding. 
People buying Transports again?
I work with computers all day and the last thing I want to do is worry about high availability and disaster recovery for my music library. Long live the CD player :)I am confused with digital music. If you can get hi res formats, why do some peopl... 
Amp added to Receiver to power B&W floor speakers?
I have an old Carver "Z Band Coupler" that can do this via the speaker terminals of the receiver.I used it back in the early 1990's to connect one of the original made in usa Adcom 535 amps to a HK Receiver.Funny but I still have this Carver piece...