rbstehno

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Is room treatment a science?
It is a science and it’s not all about absorption. If you have corners, if you have 1st reflection points, then you will need treatments. If you have bass issues, after you have tried positioning the speakers with no cure, your corner absorption p... 
Suggestions for $2k budget
There can be 100 different brands and models to look at. Everybody has an opinion. You should go demo some speakers at hifi stores, or at shows and get a feel for what you like. Each brand has their own sound. If you like a certain brand that you ... 
Dedicated 20 amp circuit - Electrician laughed!
I wouldn’t listen to somebody that didn’t know what he was talking about. For 1, did he check to see how many amps you were drawing with everything running on that circuit? Of course not!Was he concerned about eliminating any noise on the line fro... 
Really need help choosing audio streamer !!!
Save your money, move up to the ps audio ds jr or DS sr dac and you won’t need a 3rd party streamer, and you will have a much better dac too.If you get 1 of these dacs and get Roon (which has by far the best UI), you can run Roon server on your ex... 
What would you do if items from Ebay had beenlost?
I always ship buyer signature required on delivery and anything expensive shipped to me I have to sign for it. A couple of people tried to issue a claim that they didn’t receive the package But when I sent them the signature copy, they recanted th... 
Yet another Integrated vs Separates advice post
Going from the h100/h200 to the h300/h360 or even the h390 is not “just” a sideways move, it’s a night and day difference especially if you need the extra power, or the dac. If you can get a h300 for around $2000 or a h360 for around $2500, you wo... 
Another streaming newbie
Chuckccs- your better dacs have a network interface or i2s. Any computer/3rd party streamer with attached disks will be noisy plus most users with computers/streamers in the audio room use usb which is a flawed interface, even when you tweak it ou... 
Yet another Integrated vs Separates advice post
Not sure about how your dac would compare with the dac built into either the h300 or h360. The h360 had the better dac between the 2. You might be able to sell your dac if the hegel built in dac is better. I never used the hegel dac because I had ... 
Yet another Integrated vs Separates advice post
I had the hegel h100, tried the h200, Then bought The h300. The h300/h360 are a big step up in sq vs. the h200.When I moved up the speaker chain to the larger Ushers, the h300 just didn’t have the power for the 11” woofer. I went back to separates... 
Beware of Wayne's audio - Poor product quality & worst business ethics
I think you have 6 months to have paypal or your credit card company cancel that transaction.Also, always use signature required when shipping. 2 times the buyer tried to tell me they didn’t receive the product and then I sent them the signature d... 
Another streaming newbie
Bluesound is an entry level player. For the same $$, look for a used Auralic mini, will sound better and the lightning interface is better. Even this is an entry level player.You don’t need a dedicated server like an Auralic, Aurender, etc.. These... 
Is there such a thing as too much power?
It depends on a lot of things but probably no.You don’t state the amps you dealt with so I’m guessing they aren’t from the same manufacturer. Did you go from a class a/b amp to a class a amp? Both SS or both tube?  If you have very efficient speak... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
I tried R2R twice in the last 10 years by purchasing the Otari 5050 and later the pioneer tt-901. My goal was to create playlists from my vinyl albums and from special events. The Otari was awesome but only at 15 ips. I tried a couple of prerecord... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
Looking at your room, honestly, I would get some in walls. There is too much going against you and I don’t think a pair of $100k magico speakers would sound any good either.First, you have a chair sitting inches away from the speaker and blocking ... 
Giving up on Itunes! Alternatives? I want to run my hardrive with a dedicated tablet.
iTunes/Apple Music isn’t noted for its audio quality. If you want a good sounding player but a crappy interface, look into audirvana. If you want the best interface and as good as anything out there for sq, get roon. You can run the server on a ch...