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Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
@erik_squires  What makes you think that Qobuz is meddling around with lossy compression? Do you have any evidence of this? Qobuz is very clear that they are using FLAC to compress the data stream. Why would they do anything more than use FLAC? T... 
Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
I had a Marantz SA 8005 and I upgraded to a KI Ruby. Interesting comments about the high frequencies of the 8005 - that was not my experience. The frequency response was very flat as far as I could tell. I compared the 8005 directly with my PSA Pe... 
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
I own a Berkeley Alpha Reference Series 2 MQA DAC along with the Alpha USB. I think it's a little wierd to go after Berkeley when there are so many DAC maunfacturers who have incorporated MQA into their hardware but I'm going to do my best to answ... 
Room Treatment suppliers
@gkelly That's a good idea and would be easier than securing the towels in the frame as the video shows. In my case we have a bunch of old towels that I was going to use so I wouldn't even have to go to a thrift store but the 703 material is quite... 
Room Treatment suppliers
I found a great video on making DIY sound panels. I haven't done this yet but I'm going to make a few when I move into our new house in several months. How To Make High Performance Acoustic Panels for $5  
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
First I have a question. Was this thread completely removed and not just closed? I read the original thread and noted that it was closed but is it now removed completely? I can't find it. If so then this is really wierd. I did a search for thread... 
Best single volume guide to classical music
Here is a book that might be what you are looking for. Composers, Their Lives and Works  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Good post from @benanders but I really appreciate that the OP recorded voice tracks using different cables so that they could go back and compare the tracks repeatedly. If you are comparing different recorded tracks back to back it removes a lot o... 
Transport Recommendations
It's a little above your budget but I would recommend that you consider a TEAC VRDS 701. I have one and I like it very much. I had a horrible experience with a PSA PerfectWave transport that used a cheap computer grade CD drive and I vowed that I... 
Aurender Music Server and CD Transport comparison
The PerfectWave Transport that I owned used an off-the-shelf computer grade drive. I forgot what brand it was but this information is available on PSA's forum. If you were willing to take the unit apart you could replace the drive with a standard ... 
Aurender Music Server and CD Transport comparison
I'm afraid that I can't provide a good answer to your question but I have some experience that might be helpful. I have a Jay's CD3 MKIII transport as well as a Teac VRDS 701. Before these I had a PSA PerfectWave Transport. I also have two DACs; ... 
3-4 dB dip at crossover region: what should I listen for to hear it?
I just want to add to @erik_squires comment. If you test your in-room response at the listening position you will quickly figure out why you are not hearing the narrow dip shown by ASR. By the time you put your speakers in your room and you add th... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
Great thread. Here's a couple of songs that I think are pretty obscure that I just love. These date from the early 70's. Caravan: Memory Lane/Hugh Headloss (from "For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night"). The song is available on Qobuz on the Car... 
Why so many ARC Ref 6SE preamps up for sale?
I think, as a general rule, that the components for sale here and on USAM reflect what was popular during the period when the components were new. Botique audio companies don't publish their sales figures but ARC is a popular brand and they have s... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
If you can swing it I always recommend going to an audio show if you want to get a sense of where your system falls in the range of sound quality. In your case I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Your speakers don't reproduce the deepest bas...