Responses from tatyana69

Noise floors
I do not understand all this, apart from identifying that if there is much snow on the ground outside, then the sound inside is great 
Amplification: what are the biggest advances of the last 40 years?
I am pleased with all my incarnations of my Bryston amps up top the present 7b3 (I have tried other makes btw). It is much a question of what you like .. When I put in, now and then, my now ancient Threshold s1000's I still go "Wow - I love these"... 
Recommendations for speakers that sound great at lower volume levels.
Different amplifiers in any range by the same maker have different responses at lower levels. I use Bryston and each new product is slighty better at lower volumes, so it is incremental and not speaker dependent 
Different amplifier class for different music genres?
Classical recordings generally disappoint me in terms of quality. In the same room I have 2 systems - one for digital and one for analogue - as the requirements sound wise are quite different 
Help selecting a power cord.
I have a DCS Vivaldi stack, so in my view that allows me to hear differences of cables very clearly. It is apparent that Upsampler/clock/Dac need a VERY LIGHT TOUCH cable for best results .. so for source kit I would recommend such, but beyond tha... 
Home Theater Bypass , why am I hearing this now.
DigitalI have a Vivaldi stack playing the front 2 speakers via my own made preampI have a Bryston sp3 playing simultaneously into the sides and rears (the front L&R are muted). The sp3 splits various signals very well (it is not just surround ... 
If his kit was improved he would like it more. He buys a spitfire and says he doesn't like e-types. Ok matey 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
daleberlin16 posts02-12-2021 1:54pm"I disagree that he can tell the difference between a FLAC and WAVE file. A decompressed FLAC is identical bit for bit to the original WAVE file. "You know so little 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
djones513,529 posts02-10-2021 2:56pm "I believe the Taiko Taiko Extreme is one of the devices. I have not heard it but I have researched it. I grant that it does everything it claims. It looks to be a very well made streamer/server. Does it soun... 
Replacement for 802 D3s
i.e. The 800d3 is an ideal uplift to the 802d3. It seems to be a standard upgrade - followed by many 
Replacement for 802 D3s
It's not the speakers it's your front end. I auditioned Macs and Blades with the 802d3 and 800d3. Far too weak, I would not recommend Macs and the blades were far inferior too. I use Bryston (7b3 and 28bsst2) and they provide very strong results 
Power Cord Order of importance
I agree with Inna - that it all depends ... useful eh? The answers are not usually what you might expect either! I have found that servers and streamers and dacs and clocks are best with a "light" touch. So do not just bung one in because it is su... 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
Oops I meant servers ..... I now stream (DCS Vivaldi Upsampler) and serve ..! 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
I have been streaming now for many years and I have gone through MANY streamers. From £300 in the early days up to £17,000 and it is clear to me that the more I pay the better the result. Value for money is subjective so that does not enter the de... 
DVD player playing CD's
I have a Meridian 800. I specifically asked Meridian this same question. Does their top of range dvd player play cds better than their top of range cd player? Answer yes - due to better components