antigrunge2

Responses from antigrunge2

How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
Usually low efficiency means complex crossovers. The issues of cross interference, phase coherence and latency resulting from multiple transducers compaerd to a two way, ideally point source in my mind are too complex to solve. That’s why flea amp... 
InnuOS Sense 2.6.0.
@bluethinker  You may experience digital clipping. Try and turn down the volume on the server and up on the dac by using the sense volume bar. Hopefully that helps.  
Best USB cable upgrade for around $1000
Get two Intona reference cables and an Intona Isolator. Allternatively look into a Singxer UIP-1 in lieu of the Isolator  
Experience with adding super tweeter?
The phase thing is best established by trial and error. When it locks in, that is actually quite easily audible  
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
Sibilance can often be the result of digital clipping where a dac‘s output is too hot for the pre. If you can, lower the output volume of your dac and use the pre‘s volume control to compensate. This is even more the issue on radio broadcasts and ... 
Experience with adding super tweeter?
I use a pair pf Muratar ES 103b with Duevel Bella Luna: provided you get millimeter precise positioning in phase with the rest of the speaker diaphragms the resulting increase in depth of soundstage and definition of the entire frequency spectrum ... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
The best reason for combining Dac and streamer relates to only using one clock (expensive if good), one box and one set of power cables obviating the need for digital cables which are highly inconsistent and system dependent.    Conversely there ... 
InnuOS Sense 2.6.0.
👍  
InnuOS Sense 2.6.0.
Good luck with the Pulse and enjoy the music  
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
The quality of toslink nowadays is a direct function of the quality of the server‘s clock since that is what governs what the DAC receives. Small hint: USB based servers don‘t pay much attention to the clocking since in USB it‘s slaved to the DAC.  
Network Acoustics Muon ethernet filtering system - Improving streaming sound quality
@questforhifi  totally agree: a properly tuned Etherregen with clock and LPS and ideally with another Ocxo controlled switch in front of it has little to do with a basic Etherregen with wall wart. Also very important to use the best ethernet cabl... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
I‘ll happily second the OP on ATAudio. Simply high quality at very competitve prices  
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
Uptone Etherregen, Lhy Audio SW6 and/or SW10, SoTM, Waversa, Afterdark, Muon, Silent Angel. No lack of choice here.  
New streamer
Ultimately from all the above in my mind it all boils down to a simple question: Roon or not. Roon requires more hardware muscle and processing power than other control systems. So depending on the answer either chose a high powered model from Lum... 
Power supply poll for Chord Qutest
Zerozone on alipay, Kingrex,or with more dosh Keces or Teddy Pardo.