|DAC connection: which type gives highest fidelity?|
WOW my computer to DAC connection is schizophrenic. My older DAC does have USB, It's a CAL Alpha. My newer Mini Mac does not have Toslink/Fiber. I use a USB to Coax Adapter. Sounds great if you considering the age of my gear.
|How to get into high end digital? (Feeding a DAC)|
I did it with a Mini Mac and an Eosteric D-07 DAC.
|Separates vs Integrated and Separate phono stage vs preamp with phono|
I have a full function pre-amp with two pretty good phono stages. I also have a stand along phono pre amp. They all sound great but I've notice some MC cartridges do better with my stand along and a SUT than thru the full function pre amp and it's...
|Should I buy a VTL Siegfried mk1 basically new 700 hrs?|
If you have concerns regarding VTL service. Call them and ask if they support this previously owned product. It sounds like the seller is a VTL Dealer which is always a plus. I've owned VTL amps for most of this century and never had an issue w...
|Thrift store bargain|
I stop by Goodwill once in a while, it near the Lowe's so it's not out of the way. I found a working Pioneer PL-50 it has no dust cover and needed a belt, for only 20 bucks. Work great too. Recently, I've been using Facebook's "Marketplace" feat...
|Still happily using vintage gear?|
I use the following vintage gear in two systems: B&W 801S3 from 1993, Technics SL-1800MKII & SL-1210MKII, Pioneer PL-71, Technics SL-10, CAL Alpha DAC and Spica TC-50 speakers. Every piece functions just perfectly.
|Items for sale without remotes.|
I have a Esoteric DV-50 I need to sell but the remote is damaged. Thanks for the options Agon'er's.
|Nostalgia and audio systems, time of life and attachment to audio systems?|
Op, I get it. I too am retired and from time to time I look back at my audio journey. It's like my systems reflected the state of my life at that time.
|VTL MB 185 SERIES II|
Before the 450MKII were purchased I had VTL 300 Deluxe mono blocks. Great amps but tube faults were a major pain. With the 450's tube faults are a breeze. When a tube goes, it's identified by a flashing little green light. The power to the amp...
|Owning the speakers you dreamed of 20 years ago|
I heard B&W 801 Matrix speakers around 1990, fell in lust but they were well beyond my reach at the time, I'd just started a family. Many years later when the overtime was good and I saw a pair locally. When I got them wired up I was slightly ...
|Solar Panel and Inverter Recent Audio Lessons Learned |
I live off the grid, 100 percent Solar/Batt./Inverter system. No issues.
|Do you ever miss vintage gear you no longer have?|
The Klipsch Forte' speakers I had in the late 80's are what I miss. I recently moved off grid. My old system in the city will be liquidated and I pretty darn sure I'll be getting another pair of Forte's soon.
|Was this Technics set up for Radio or Nightclub?|
It looks similar to the Jr College Radio Station set up I saw years ago.
|Mod Squad "Line Drive Deluxe"...|
I had one for a while and replaced with an Adcom 750GFP pre-amp. The 750 has a tone bypass switching. I've always regretted selling it.
|Opinions on VTL preamps|
I owned a 2.5 for a while. Solid gear. I have owned VTL gear for years, I've toured their manufacturing facility, great product, good service and wonderful people.