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Favorite obsolete formats.....
Cassettes were an amazing convenience for listening in the car or the Walkman.   It’s slow tape speed and small size was never intended for audio fidelity.  It did lead to a cool performer name Dolby and left us with ever evolving dolby apps added... 
R to r dacs
Great that you got such a discount on the Aqua. I found a good deal on one of the Chinese r to r dacs and for that price I can trade up  
Got a Node 2i, what's next?
In this subject, how do you rate the node as a streamer.   I have the bluos module in my NAD integrated.  I assume that the onboard dac of the integrated is doing the conversions.   Just ordered a stand alone R to r dac.  Is there a price value re... 
Got a Node 2i, what's next?
In this subject, how do you rate the node as a streamer.   I have the bluos module in my NAD integrated.  I assume that the onboard dac of the integrated is doing the conversions.   Just ordered a stand alone R to r dac.  Is there a price value re... 
R to r dacs
All of the soekris units sold.  I’m down to the holo May or the audio gd r7.  Anyone heard these two units?   I know the measurements on the R7 are t great but sq in the end is what I’m going for 
Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Soekris totally sold out 
Looking for recommendations for a pair of full range speakers for ~8k or under
Martin Logan montis or summit used.   Powered woofer integrates well with the panels. The esl panels won’t give you pin point imaging but don’t lock you into sweet spot.  New, Fyne audio 702.  Won’t give you bottom octave below 35 but an awesome s... 
What do we hear when we change the direction of a wire?
I was picking up modified CD player at a Chicago shop.  The designer took a Phillips CD player and modified the power supply and capacitors and received favorable reviews.  After a year he offered an upgraded model and would upgrade the original m... 
Sound quality of Newer versus Older speakers
In my experience it’s the evolution of amplification that has driven speaker design.  In the 60 and early 70s even 35 watts of solid state was considered high power.  Horn midrange or 12 inch woofers were common because of their efficiencies.  Thi... 
R to r dacs
Leaning towards the denefrips Venus.  Very strong reviews.  And if the upgrade bug for the la scalla comes around, the retail loss won’t be a killer at that price  
R to r dacs
Audio mirror lists a chip dac and r to r.  Is that contradictory? 
stereo review magazine
Lawsuit from Bose was against consumer reports because of a specific subjective comment that the sound moved around the room. Initial judgement was for Bose.  Reversed by appellate court.’  Cr was flawed in there speaker rating based audio measure... 
R to r dacs
That was a great deal on la voce dac.  I saw a l scala used at 5k and waited to see cash flow receipts today and make an offer.  Gone 
R to r dacs
Budget up to 3k for dac. 4.5 k dac streamer  
Are "vintage" DAC's worthwhile, or is this a tech that does not age well
I wouldn’t put much money into an older dac.  I had a lovely theta basic and had it serviced because the power button and a sources selector button were inoperable.  I don’t recall the price but it was very high including shipping:   Also a notice...