treynolds155

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What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
Parasound Zamp3 is my number 1 answer, just love that little sucker. Schiit Saga Pre, simply operation and transparent as can be.    
WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Personally I'd get a sub or two before you do anything. Tubes or not, it'll reinforce the lower octaves and help create a better soundstage. SVS is very inexpensive for what what you get.   
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Omega Modern CAMS, alnico single driver have the best tone I've ever experienced.    
New equipment
@rvpiano My last comment was in jest, not making fun of you. We've all been there, heck I'm there right now. Tweaking my digital front end like a crackhead 😂. After I get my Sbooster LPS with the Ultra filter for my Qutest next Tuesday I'm puttin... 
New equipment
Hi.....I'm Tim.....and I'm an audiophile.  
Qobuz or Apple Music?
@m_j_s Curious, how is it not convenient? That should be handled seamlessly between your streamer and dac...no?  
Qobuz or Apple Music?
Started with Tidal and very happy with my switch to Qobuz. I'm even starting to see 24/192 recordings pop up. I also think Qobuz has a slight sound quality advantage. And not to sound like a snob, but Qobuz feels like I'm at the adult table compa... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
I didn't mean to preach to the choir 🤐 I have read some pretty outrageous things from naysayers on this site though...especially regarding potential gains with optical cables.   
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@lordmelton Right! It makes me want to try some of their power and analog cables as well. Their USB cables always seem to be in the mix of cable discussions too. Audio Envy is another company that intrigues me, so many great choices out there.  D... 
Should I add a DDC? Looking for experienced advise please.
@yyzsantabarbara Thanks for posting that link, what a great article!!  
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
I'll have to check out this video, I've also read quite a few USB shootout reviews and I find them very interesting and informative. So for the second time this week I get delivery on an open box bargain...that's brand new. 👍 The Wireworld Supern... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@lordmelton From their mainpage, click on the "Audiophile" menu and they are listed towards the bottom of the dropdown. I agree on I2s output, seems like that is an emerging interface with a lot of potential.  It'd sure be nice if all this was mo... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
Yeah that's the one I have, got an excellent open box deal online for $170. Yet when I got it, the box was still sealed. It's a hefty little beast and I also assumed the Aurender sound quality when I purchased. I was originally thinking of trying... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@sns  I've been very clear that I don't think Toslink is or should be the end all digital connection. What I am asserting is: Optical has at least the potential of avoiding 100% EMI/RFI, ground loops, magnetic and any other forms of interferenc... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@koestner  I talked to DH Labs and they said as far as USB cables go it doesn't matter, they recommend keeping them short as possible.  I've got a .5M Wireworld Supernova 7 Toslink coming in tomorrow to try out. I just like the idea of the stran...