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What are you spinning tonight?
I stream 99% classical, or listen to my 600 plus classical CD library.  Since at home I listen to a high quality Line Array Speaker system, I use PrimePhonic’s 24 bit streaming service.  They are 99% classical(middle ages to 20th century modern). ... 
Spotify for classical music lovers
I use Primephonic.  The sound is better than CD(24 bit actually) streaming from my iPhone into the tape inputs on my amp. I can also use Audacity to record what I am listening to on my MBP and then put it on CD’s.  Its rare that they don’t have so... 
MOVING TO computer/HD/audio player from CD's
I decided that Sanity would prevail.  I completely re-organized my CD, and put them in a Ninox Database.But I also found another alternative.  I subscribed to the classical service PrimePhonic which streams at 24bit. I dl’d the app also for my iPh... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
I know that this isn’t a speaker building forum....  But my last set of speakers were built entirely by me.  I used an electronically crossed 3 way line array.  I had 16 3.5 inch mid ranges, 32 dome tweeters, and one 12 inch sub woofer per channel... 
How much does volume matter when breaking in amps and cables?
Warm up?  That I can understand.  I leave my electrical equipment on all the time since tolerances change as the temperature does.The quality of the sound is dependent on how much you paid.  If you take two bottles of wine, one costing $100 and on... 
If you still spin CDs, this may be the cost no object best option.
Who can actually hear these issues? 
How much does volume matter when breaking in amps and cables?
Why would you need to “break in” electronics?  There are no moving parts.  Speakers, yes:  electronics?  I never heard of that!  This is not something you can actually hear---or even measure.If I hooked up an amp that was broken in to an identical... 
Low Sensitivity Speakers Compression Issue.
The solution is a line array system.  Enormous efficiency, and very low thermal distortion.  Each speaker in both the mid ranges and the high ranges is not asked to car more than 5% of the total load.  The total distortion is very low and the dyna... 
Frequency response + or - 1 dB ??
Your hearing is so not +/- 1 db that that it won’t make any difference at all.  Buy the speaker with a reasonable +/- 3 or 4 db, and put your money into low distortion/high efficiency.   
My experience adding subwoofers to 2 channel
I have used a tri-amped electronically crossed three way line array system that I built myself.  This worked seamlessly.  The 12 inch woofers worked well as subs essentially running 32- 250 hz.I am currently building a new system to go downstairs(... 
What are you spinning tonight?
I use Primephonic.  Anything I want at any time.  Whatever is on a CD in the last 35 years is available. 
Help experienced audiophiles
Find me an A-B comparison where no one knows which is which, using exactly the same equipment.Since no one has passed the amplifier test,  I would need a double blind comparison study before I would pay $700 for a set of cables.  Put the money int... 
Help for an Old School Audiophile
You haven’t made it clear why you want to digitize.  I am 70.  I have about 500 CDs of classical, and about the same in rock, blues, folk.  I thought about digitizing and opened another thread on it.  But in the end, with the quality of my speaker... 
Music lover or audiophile?
Once I built a line array speaker system(16 mid ranges, 31 tweeters, on3 12 inch woofer, electronically crossed, with a separate amp for each section, the sound was so distortion free, that I could simply not tell how loud it was playing.  The ele... 
MOVING TO computer/HD/audio player from CD's
An Intel NUC© is the same as a Mac Mini.  You can pick up an old one for about $139, with a digital optical output, which you would have to run into a dedicated DAC to go into the pre-amp.  You would need two 2-terabyte HDD’s(one for back in the s...