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300B SET or EL34 SET
Its fair to mention that when I mean speakers coming alive, I mean balanced, dinamic and transparent at low volumes. You wont get your sofa vibrating like a thunder, but you will hear a beatiful presentación at low volumes. It also important to re... 
300B SET or EL34 SET
Hello @simna My speakers are the Q Acoustics Concept 500 floorstanders.I've been told by a couple of dealers who sell them that they think the C500 are the best you can get at that price range and even for considerably more money. I know its about... 
300B SET or EL34 SET
Something else to mention. At low volume levels I believe it could be more important that your speakers are good at that volume. Not all are, some need medium volume levels to start sounding alive.My very best listening setions are at night, with ... 
300B SET or EL34 SET
Look at a 300B + 845 or 805 tubes amp. You can have the 300B sweet midrange and glorious 3D image with great bass and dynamics (if you dont match it with extremely difficult to drive speakers). I have a Line Magnetic LM-508IA integrated with 300B ... 
The Truth About Power Cords and there "Real" Price to Performance
For me DH Labs AC Red Wave bulk wire is a great cable with impresive price to quality ratio.For about 130 US dollars you can have a VERY good 4 feet power cord.Of course, you have to buy separately the plugs and make by your self, but its not a bi... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Hello GeorgeYou seem to know a lot about technical issues about class D Amps (I dont), but in my case I dont feel any of the problems you have mentioned above, if I understand you correctly. When I listen to music at low levels at night (everybody... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Well, in my experience, my current class D amp is ultra dead silent, and not so much (by a wide margin) my last two class A valve amps, one of them a more expensive 300B valve amp.This much better signal to noise ratio of my class D amp makes it s... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
I think its a matter of gear combination and synergy. Ive had SS and tube class A (last one with 300B tubes) and now I have the Nord Acoustics NC500DM class D amp with Rev D boards and Sparkos Op Amps and I prefer it over all of my previous amps. ... 
$1300-1500 DAC
Thank you vougeot for your kind words.I think most of us here learn a LOT from each other. There are also other forums with nice people helping and advising like head-fi. One of the things I've learned, and I'm only been a few years on this "hobbi... 
$1300-1500 DAC
I insist, get the best combination of digital gear you can pay and forget about sample rates, MQA, etc. At least for at the begining. For me the correct gear is MUCH more important. A good digital chain playing PCM 44.1 will sound MUCH better than... 
$1300-1500 DAC
AndrewIf Im not mistaken, you have a Sim Audio Streamer and DAC all in one, a Bluesound Node streamer and a Schiit Gungnir DAC, am I correct?If so, can you stream with the Bluesound to the Sim Audio, using the latter only as a DAC? If you can, tha... 
$1300-1500 DAC
Hello andrewThe SMS-200 you mentioned in offer is the regular one. The SMS-200 Ultra Neo is the one I have and I understand it's considerably better (and more expensive) than the one you are talking about. If you want to keep costs limited, may be... 
$1300-1500 DAC
I wouldn't care much about coax output and sample rates. For me, another issues play a MUCH bigger role on sound quality and music engagement. To mention a few: gear quality and synergy, AC conditioning, accoustic treatment, location of speakers a... 
Do we really need anything greater than 24/96? Opinions?
If the recording is good and your gear is also good (it took me a lot of time to get it right and I still have work to do), PCM 44.1/16 sounds incredible.If you get redbook to play on its full potential, is good enough. For me, another issues play... 
$1300-1500 DAC
@andrewkelleyHave you compared the Simaudio Moon 280D with any good 1.5k DAC?I believe a good dedicated DAC with a good source should sound better. If not, the Simaudio Moon 280D is a giant killer as, for the price, its a streamer and a DAC.If not...