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DAC as a preamp?
@flaxxer, are they spec’d at 1 Watts @ 1 meter or 2.83 Volts @ 1 meter?Are those the nominal or minimum impedances?BTW, the 4 Volt output on the DAC is via it's balanced XLR output, the passive Schitt and buffered First Watt B1 will only accept th... 
DAC as a preamp?
@flaxxer, what is the sensitivity of your speakers? 
DAC as a preamp?
@flaxxer, technically the $49 Schitt is not a buffer. A buffer is an active stage without gain. Schitt offers a buffer option on their more expensive units.Why are you so doubtful? What is the input sensitivity for full output on your amp? The sta... 
Thiel Owners
Some like McIntosh with Thiel. McIntosh succeeds in accomplishing their design goals, they are well made, and bench test well, they hold their value as well or better than most of the competition, they will likely have parts and well qualified tec... 
DAC as a preamp?
@georgehifi, Would that in turn mitigate the interconnect capacitance concerns associated with passive analog volume controls, allowing for greater choices and useable  lengths for interconnects? 
DAC as a preamp?
@georgehifi, would there be less impedance variability with a DAC’s digital volume control than through a typical passive analog volume control? 
Best and Worst customer service?
Best: and I mean in any business; was the late, great Thiel Audio, especially when Shari Graham was there.Worst: Sirius XM radio who admitted fault in overcharging me through automatic payments, but refused to refund me. 
Thiel Owners
@jon_5912, For moderate volume levels in a moderately sized room, you'll want a rated minimum of 400 Watts per channel into 2 Ohms for the Thiel CS 3.7's. 
DAC as a preamp?
Choosing a DAC with with extra bits such as the plethora of 32 bit DAC's available and a maximum output voltage that is commensurate with the input sensitivity for full output of your amp, will give you greater range of your volume control with le... 
Thiel Owners
^Especially when the ports are on the opposite side of the drivers :-) 
Musical Concepts modification of B&K pre and amp?
I don’t think you’ll find much comparable new for the same money.  
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
I have never met anyone that I agreed with everything on every opinion of everything. I just try and find the logic in everyone’s opinion, and correlations with consensus and/or my own subjectivity. OCD HIFI Guy, who apparently had a background in... 
Thiel Owners
Point Source has as well as time coherent have become rather loosely defined. Note the ports. 
Musical Concepts modification of B&K pre and amp?
I’m not sure the mods will recoup the costs in resale, but I don’t get the impression that that’s really a concern for you. If you’d like to keep the them, new caps are in order. If you’re going to send them out, might as well get full value of th... 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
Asking for a cashier's check is a legitimate request. However, if that was not specified in the original ad, you have a legitimate right to back out if you're not comfortable with it.