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Bi-amping my Quad 22L2 towers
Ok, glad I asked. Thanks for letting me know, obviously tube amps are a new thing for me. 
Bi-amping my Quad 22L2 towers
Thanks Al! Good to know I won't blow anything up...I will probably wind up comparing the passive bi-amp condition to simply running the quads off of the variable outputs of the Jolida and using it as a tube pre.  
What is the best usb convertor
Audiophilio 1 or 2Anedio U2Jkenny Ciunas converterEmprirical Audio OfframpAll of the above are my current dream team 
Are Mac and PC equal?
There are +/-'s to using both. I suggest going with the platform with which you are most familiar, you can get great sound with either OS. Plug-ins and multiple software are available on both platforms to get great sound. I have seen both platform... 
would I be better off...
When I did have a CD changer, I'd connect it to the Digital LInk III via optical cable. I had a nice affordable glass toslink cable that I used for this. But considering everything I did on the computer side; DBPowerAmp for ripping, JRiver for pla... 
would I be better off...
The digital link iii is a good DAC, but with a bad USB implementation. I'm assuming you'll use USB to get the signal to the dac, not a spinner. I use a usb converter with my DLIII.I'd recommend JRiver for music playback on your laptop. If you're g... 
would I be better off...
The under-$400 DACs currently listed on this site that I'd buy are: Benchmark dac1Micromega MyDACParamount z dacBut if you buy a dac, you gotta buy cables...and If you have a lot of high-res music, not all dacs can play all formats.Planning on usi... 
Best Speakers For Electronica Music
I run a 2.1 system, and speakers that are voiced for jazz and classical do well with electronic music because they can draw out the little details. My sub handles the subtle sub-bass that adds texture to the mids, this is something you miss with s... 
USB SQ, what can one expect
Um. I use the DH Labs Mirage USB cable. Beat the Wireworld platinum IMHO. 
Help with speaker cable under $500 for new system
AntiCables has an in-home trial. I did the Cable Company Audition, which was too much fun BTW, and the ACs beat Audioquest Rocket 44s, which were more expensive. Wound up spending my credit at Cable Company on a USB cable, so it didn't go to waste... 
iPod as source
certain iPods will output a digital music stream, like the most recent ones, but the vast majority of the older ones (like the 5G iPod video) only outputs an analog signal out of the 30 pin connector. This means you have to buy a recent iPod and g... 
what sub to get
HSU. I like mine. Extension down to 25 Hz for not too much money, factory direct. 
Front End Suggestions Streaming
Focal makes a small.component that plugs into the back of your integrated or pre amp, using standard interconnects. It's a bluetooth aptX receiver, and if you have a phone that can broadcast aptX Bluetooth, you can stream spotify into your stereo ... 
Inexpensive tube amp
Not sure this exists under $500. But if it does, I definitely want to know about it...also, per my own experiments with different gear, a tube pre with a SS amp or a tube integrated will best a SS pre with a tube amp. Just my experience.Look at Jo... 
Amazed by Blue Tooth finally.
Not all USB implementations are equal. It is very possible that the USB in your car was a low grade install, regarding audio. Bluetooth vs USB battle in my "reference" 2 channel system was won by USB, but I am unaware of truly HQ Bluetooth compone...