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Where to listen hi end systems in Manhattan?
By the way. There is a Harman Store, wich also has some high end brands like JBL and Mark Levinson, but I guess it must be like an improved Best Buy.Have you been there?  
Where to listen hi end systems in Manhattan?
Thank you guys. @ahofer, are those links places to drink and listen to music? Do they have a dedicated audiophile music room or are they just bars with cool sound and music?  Either way, they look nice. Have you been in one of them? Thank you both... 
AC Dedicated Line
Well, thats exactly the problem with this "hobby"!!You have to try it for your self to see the results as YMMV and that's exactly what I will do with this AC dedicated line experiment. I will do it in a couple of months and I will let you know my ... 
AC Dedicated Line
Im sorry Rbstehno, I didnt see your post as we wrote it at the same time. I just measured last week my system and the subs consumption and, even at loud volume, more than what I hear normally, my system didnt consumed more than 1 amp and neither d... 
AC Dedicated Line
Thank you guys!Im sorry, may be I wasn't clear enough. The main power of my home is triphasic and, from the main board, all the monophasic circuits are connected to somehow balance each phase with similar current. All the circuits share the same n... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
Hey @classdstreamer Very good and interesting info.I've got similar results using Ethernet vs WiFi, not big difference, but noticeable. I also think that using a better streamer, not too expensive, like Bluesound, will give you another significan... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
Hello @dtximages I'm not streaming music from Netflix, I've just compared some two songs you can hear from a couple of movies on Netflix vs the same songs on the Soundrtrack albums from Tidal. 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
Well, Im not an expert, but I understand bits are transmitted on packages that are then checked for errores with a protocol.Thats fine to copy files from one point to another without a time line to cover. I understand that when some packages dont ... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
Yes George, for me the CD sound quality came second on every test. I know that a good audiophile CD player will improve the sound A LOT, but I'm pretty sure that a good streamer will also be a BIG step up from the computer. So I guess it could be ... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
Well, I did the tests suggested, but I could only get one to function:1- Toslink vs I2S from the Gustard U16 to my DAC. I've got no music from my DAC, sometimes nothing and sometimes only static. The U16 has a buggy firmware and we all (the users)... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
@spenrock my USB rig (as my DAC, preamp and power amp) use AC treatment (a Filter and a DC Blocker) so I dont think it should be any ground hum. On the other hand, if a system gets more accourate, it’s true that it will show more easily the flaws ... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
@classdstreamer that´s a good option. Nevertheless, I think it will be worse as the I2S input of the Audio-GD R8 DAC is known to be the best input, as it is on almost any other Audio-GD and other brands DACs.Also, all the USB conditioners are conn... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
If its that, I dont know why Tidal doesnt use some similar effect.But I still believe it is better digital signal processing on the TV than on the computer for two reasons:1. I don't think adding some effect like surround will sound natural. The s... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
By the way, in fact my experience with Dirac is that it makes the sound flatter, less 3D. I don't know how, but somehow it affects the spatial cues on the signal and the deepness of the soundstage.A friend of mine, who has a small boutique factory... 
Tidal vs Hi Res Files vs CD vs “Netflix”. My test. Incredible!
I think USB output is good enough and better than optical, BUT the computer sends a very corrupted USB signal.I think its not the transport (USB vs Toslink), but a source problem (Computer vs another sources).@murtazao I used Digital EQ (Dirac) an...