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Which Analog to Digital converter
Curious - what do you mean by “streaming mode”? The DA-3000 can be used as a D to A converter to play back your digital files (or from digital inputs)  But it is not as convenient as a streamer which is intended to play files and streaming service... 
Luxman 507/509
@erikt Very interesting lower than expected class A bias. Thanks for sharing!  I wonder what all that idle power is doing if not class A bias....@martinol Looking at the pics with lids off, the L-509X has twice as many power supply caps as the 507... 
Which Analog to Digital converter
I have the Tascam DA-3000 and really like it. Works pretty much like an old school tape deck. Still need to use a computer to add cover art to the files, if you wish. My 24/192 files from vinyl are fantastic. I enjoy them much more than the files ... 
Luxman 507/509
Check out audiodrom’s reviews:http://www.audiodrom.net/en/integrated-amplifiersI chose the 509X and am not disappointed. Have not found official publication of the class-A bias but based on comparison of the idle power consumption to the 590 &... 
The Absurdity of it All
I suspect these folks are just craving attention. Probably makes them feel powerful to get people to argue with them. I’ll use whatever cables I like.  
My Terrible Emotiva Experience
@himeropeThanks for taking the time to post your experience. I appreciate hearing about people’s experiences, both positive and negative.  
Connecting Bose 901 Equalizer to a receiver or another graphic equalizer
Just trying to help Bill. “When I connect the Bose EQ amplifier in/out to the receiver “tape” in/out, “tape” must be engaged on the front of the receiver.  This won’t allow me to “play” another device.”Yes, it should allow you to play another devi... 
Connecting Bose 901 Equalizer to a receiver or another graphic equalizer
Sorry, please ignore my suggestion to connect the Kenwood EQ to the Bose EQ tape recorder connections if you want both EQs summed. (Surely Bose did not send EQ’d signals to the Tape connections.) 
Connecting Bose 901 Equalizer to a receiver or another graphic equalizer
https://www.bose.com/en_us/support.htmlI suspect you have the Series III version, but it looks like they have all the owners guides there for you to find. You should connect your receiver to the “amplifier” connections on the Bose EQ. There are ma... 
What's my ideal music server? Read and recommend please
My experience with Aurender N100H and their tech support has been excellent. @cleeds experience is irrelevant to me no matter how many times he repeats it.  
When does my class Atoll IN200 A/B integrated switch from class A to class B?
Correct - not enough info there. I should mention, we are talking about “traditional” class A with respect to the idle power. If Atoll is using some variable bias scheme (like Krell’s iBias “sliding bias”), then all bets are off. But that’s not tr... 
When does my class Atoll IN200 A/B integrated switch from class A to class B?
Hi @hilde45,Maybe you’ve already read this interesting article about class A by Nelson Pass:  https://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/leaving-class-a-2019-redux-a-biased-opinion-from-nelson-pass/So, if you know the idle power draw of your At... 
Making phono resistance plugs
@lalitk My phono pre also has the large step from 100 ohm to 1000 ohm loading. I tried a Y-adapter to add parallel loading plugs, but decided I like the Audioquest “Hard RCA Splitter” better. See https://www.audioquest.com/accessories/splitters-co... 
Making phono resistance plugs
@coachpoconnor,I think you need to contact Whest to determine the proper resistance value of loading plugs to use with your PS.20. I just looked up the PS.20 Operating Manual, and that is what it advises. Since none of us know the internal resista... 
smaller speakers for critical listening?
@northman,In my opinion small stand-mounts with separate subwoofer(s) are PREFERRED over large full range speakers. I say this because optimum room placement is different for low frequencies vs mids & higher, and this gives you the freedom to ...