|ethernet from a power outlet|
Doug, if you're out there:- what USB cable are you using?- Have you been tempted to try and clean-up the signal to the Sonore and between the Sonore and the DAC)? I'm looking at the Ifi products and thought for the price might be a good invest...
|Amps I Like|
"Lush" is not an adjective I would use to describe Ayre but I haven't heard the 20 series. I'm wondering if that comment is limited to the upper end of Ayre's line.
|Ultimate Integrated amps|
eric: Good point. I'm wondering how middle ground integrateds would fair in that list: Ayre AX-5 twenty, Gryphon Diablo, AudioNet Watt, T&A, Ypsilon Phaeton. None of these are in the $30K to $50K class but within some of our means (used pr...
|To Roon or not to Roon|
I have a Sonore UltraRendu that I'm using with a Linn Kazoo app. I'm streaming Qobuz. I'm not a big fan of Kazoo but won't bore you with the details. I really don't have a music library to speak of. My question is whether it is realistic to ex...
|Is integrated the future for 2 channel audiophiles?|
Everyone seems to be making logical arguments on this thread but this is a hobby which defies logic and reason. You could almost make an argument that we are heading in the opposite direction. How many amps and preamps in the $10K and up categor...
|Yet another Qobuz vs. Tidal debate|
Ahofer, I listen mostly to Jazz and electronic music so Tidal seems to have the edge there. Grannyring, I'm using the Sonore Ultrarendu for streaming. I will look into Roon but last time I looked it was fairly pricey.
If you're not seeking the ultimate in sound quality, I would suggest an Audioengine B1 Bluetooth receiver. Very simple set-up and the sound quality is pretty good for the money, in my opinion. To make it even sweeter, mine was purchased under $2...
|Used Pre under $8K with lowest nosie floor(?) |
ozzy3: the ayre combo is a little lean in my opinion and I'm not sure that the KX-5 would be any different.
|Upgrading form Pass integrated amplifier to a better one|
denon1: Keep us informed of the progress of your search. Perhaps you could take a step (funds permitting of course) up to an "uber integrated" the likes of Ypsilon, Absolare, Vitus (SIA-30), Soulution, Dartzeel, and of course, T&A.
|ethernet from a power outlet|
Doug, this is a somewhat belated thank you but I did want to say thanks for your feedback,. I purchased an UltraRendu, netgear 1200 and am in the process of ordering a power supply from SGC. One thing is that I noticed Sonore did not include an ...
|What is they best album out there for showing off the sound quality of your system.|
I like the early MFSL releases, particularly those that were mastered by Stan Ricker:
|Is there a difference in sound quality when streaming TIDAL Vs CD player|
Great question.I have the "CD quality" package with Tidal but I swear that I am hearing a difference. I will look into the "loudness normalization" button.Part of the problem may be that I'm steaming tidal via Bluetooth with an Audioengine B1. I...
|Looking for the best Preamp with a phono circuit built in|
I've never understood this penchant for designers for treating phono as a separate and distinct entity.. Somehow we got on this train and still, in 2019, can't get off (with rare exceptions). Besides the added cost there is the insult of adding...
|Need DAC/Streaming Advice|
I'm taking a hard look at the Lumin U1 mini. No internal DAC (which is what I want) but I'm not sure I have the infrastructure to run it. I just wish I could find something under $1500. MSRP for the Lumin is $2000.
|Best audio companies and dealers|
I have quite a bit of concern with Cary AudioAlexgla: I agree with you. Cary does not belong on the list of great companies. They're not a bad company but I certainly would not put them on a great company to deal with list. at least from my exp...