spinaker01

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Do we really need anything greater than 24/96? Opinions?
Optimize,You are technically correct and I misspoke, so let me clarify. Yes the red book format has remained the same as the parameters which define it are static. What I really was trying to explain are the two things that have changed over the c... 
Do we really need anything greater than 24/96? Opinions?
For the OP’s original question about 24/96. The answer I think is an emphatic no. Hell 16/44 keeps getting better as the DACs improve over time to the point that it sounds damn good. Mind you old, poorly mastered or recorded CDs still sound like d... 
$27,500 for whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???
“Homeless crackhead with the fanciest pipe” That’s funny stuff! 
Revel Ultima Salon 2 and Ypsilon Integrated Amp
Not familiar with Ypsilon Phaeton but my concern would be that at 110 w into 8ohms and only 160 into 4ohms indicates a relatively weak current output as the 8 ohm output should ideally double into a 4ohm load. My experience with the Ultima line (a... 
Do we really need anything greater than 24/96? Opinions?
At David, please don’t get the demonic gingerbread man wound up, he might get abusive 🙄 
Brave man, McGowan...
I’m a believer in spending a reasonable amount on cables but it needs to be relative to the cost of the equipment being fed. Otherwise, as the old cowboys say “you just put a $100 saddle on a $10 horse” 
Why discussions generate into personal affronts...
Hey you’re the guy sporting the demonic gingerbread-man avatar not moi 🤭 
Why discussions generate into personal affronts...
To the to the OP. For an answer to your question, you really don’t need to look much further than the “l must always be right” mentality of geoffkait and a few other posters  
Which to Upgrade first? My Amplifier or Speakers
I’m with Mozartfan...speakers make the system. Easily proven. A great set of speakers (and a good room) fed from a ok mid fi CD player will still sound very good. You can’t fix crap speakers with a great front end. All of this of course in my opin... 
BEST UPGRADE regardless of cost?
Last-lemming. This man speaks the truth, also revrob  
Is There any Consensus at all amongst Audiophiles?
Geoffkait, you are always good for a giggle or two. My gear is not nearly as large as you think but I do get what you are saying. HOWEVER, I was not necessarily speaking of myself. I have been happily single for the past 19 years so I get to do wh... 
$30K DAC in a $70K system - wise or ridiculous?
I can only concur.... 
$30K DAC in a $70K system - wise or ridiculous?
Revrob knows of what he speaks. Speakers hands down determine the overall presentation of a system (that and a good room). So yeah, 30G on a DAC in a 70G system is folly. 30G on speakers? I can get behind that. 
Hooking up my JL sub
Yes. That’s why the preferred method is using a line level connection which both passes the sub info to the sub while removing this information from the mains. 
Audiopile hyperbole, reference, SOTA, ultimate and more...
Every cable advertisement. Ever.