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weiss /Berkeley DAC
Kr4--that was pretty good...funniest thing I've read here in a while! 
Anyone catch what's goin' on at Tweeter?..deals?
about 12 or 18 months ago tweeter closed a bunch (all?) of their Southern California stores. I went down to one near San Diego and found the "deals" to be pretty weak. I think it was on the order 20% off MSRP. I did talk to one of the guys working... 
Blu Ray or Oppo?
This has been a really interesting thread to follow...it's been really cool to see everyone's opinion. I hope that continues.I am not a Sony fan by any means and was hoping that HD-DVD would win the format war. That didn¬ít happen, but something ve... 
Transporter to Nuforce 9 SeV2 preamp search
here's a second nod for the Modwright SWL9.0 Signature...I'm using that with my nuforce ref 9v2SEs and am very happy. They are mated to Vienna Acoustics Beethovan speakers and the combination brings out a new level of performance from the Beethova... 
Primare I30 vs Krell KAV 400xi
I've had a Krell KAV 400xi for about three years--that unit never fails to amaze me. It's been rock solid reliable too. I currently have it paired Thiel PCS speakers and am very happy with the setup. 
Music Hall Trio / Arcam Solo / etc.?
Hi Quidnunc,Since you like NAD, they also have an all-in-one device. They call it either the L53 or L54, if memory serves me right. Check it out...it never hurts to have more options.Personally I have only played with an Arcam Solo--I can't commen... 
Xbox 360 w/Blueray will debut in Q3.
wow...that is surprising since there's no way Microsoft wanted to back a Sony standard. Microsoft must have realized they have no choice with hd-dvd being dumped. I'm in the same boat as you--I've got a 360 and love it. To top it off I've never be... 
Yamaha or Denon ?
Just to provide a counter opinion....I've had a yamaha reciever since the middle of 2002. I'm actually listening to it right now while watching a dvd. This has been rock solid for me. The sound is good and the product has been extremely reliable--... 
XLR cable with RCA output
Like many others, I'm also using the cardas adapters between amp and pre-amp. In my case, it's modwright swl9.0 se pre --> cardas adapters --> acoustic zen matrix ii interconnects --> nuforce ref 9 v2 se amps.The cardas product is very go... 
American/European Made Products?
Hi Wader,It's great that you are looking for US made gear.One sub company you may want to check out is Velodyne. They build (and service) many of their products in Morgan Hill, CA.-Sam 
Vienna Acoustics setup questions
wow I can't believe the deal you got on your Beethovens...and I think I need a drink after considering how much more I spent ;)As others have said, the speakers do image well so you can get away with no center channel for a while if you can dial t... 
Enlightened Audio designs
HI Texron--That's a tough Q to answer--it will depend on the rest of your system and of course your ears. Also consider how long you'll keep the unit. If you feel that this DAC will be with you for a long time and survive upgrades in other areas t... 
Enlightened Audio designs
Hey Texron,I've been using EAD DACs for a few years, first with their DSP-1000 and now with their DSP-7000 unit. They are really good stuff, just hard to find.I haven't heard your music hall, but I can tell you that the DSP-7000 is still an excell... 
Can you test my internet radio station please
Hi Synthfreek,I just saw the thread and hit the link--this is really cool! I'm going to do like like darkj and will bookmark and keep checking back. Congrats on getting the site running! :)-Sam 
DAC Noob - seeking suggestions
Hi Alath,You may want to take a look at a used DSP-1000. I've got one of these are they are great (as are the high end EAD DACs) for the money. I've had mine for a few years so I can't remember the exact price I paid, but believe it was in the $25...