buellrider97

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DAC suggestion for PC
I ran a laptop to a Schiit Bifrost. I started with a printer cable. Then an Audioquest Cinnamon and then a Cardas Clear. The cable made a huge difference. I then switched to a Schiit Yiggy and the laptop. Finally added a Project streamer. Everythi... 
Finally upgrading my amp
+1 @ jbuhl . The Rogue RP-1 is a great platform for your needs. You are free to go SS, tubes, or class D. Some great suggestions here, but make sure you have enough wattage. If you go with any of the Rogue items mentioned you should budget for som... 
Sharing a subwoofer between a Stereo and HT combination.
  Ha ha , I’m having flashbacks. I went down this road , but I had a large living room. By the time I threw in the towel I had a Yamaha RX-V amp, Sony Blue Ray, JBL 4312A mains, Klipsch Heresy II rears, Klipsch RC center and sub. Also a Panasonic ... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
I have 4312’s , should I use tube or SS amplification. Acid yes or no ?   
Why do I prefer R2R over Chip based DAC's?
What is your current source ? When I started out , I quickly found out everything made a difference.   
DAC upgrade
Hi , nice stereo and your search is well thought. I have the original Yiggy ( Gen 2 ). I feed it with a Project Stream Box Ultra and connect with a Cardas Clear usb. I’m happy with my setup. I have a modded Thorens TT with a Grado Prestige cartrid... 
McIntosh dealer discount ?
  Retail price control is still happening. I’m not a McIntosh owner , but I did notice that a brick and mortar store was featuring a large stock of new and used McIntosh gear. I happened to check the manufacturer web site for authorized dealers an... 
Speaker Spikes - Working Principle
Ok , so set me straight. I have uber thick shag over extra heavy Gortex type padding. My house is a 35 year old cement slab build. I have a couple styles of speakers. Zu omens on spikes and JBL 4312A monitors on 3 leg Sound Anchor stands, both run... 
Was 1971 the high point of popular music?
Nice list , I’ve seen approximately half the bands on your list. Rory Gallagher passed way too soon. If the world doesn’t get past Taylor Swift, I’m going to go crazy. BTW I saw her with Jack Ingram before she was huge. My teenage daughter wanted ... 
***Seasons Greetings A'goners***Are You Getting Any New Gear For Christmas***
A United Composite Centaur 76 and an Okuma Makiara 16. 😎 Gotta go outside and play too . As far as stereo gear , unfortunately no. Daughter married last summer , son next summer. But after that a new tube amp. Merry Christmas   
Aggrivated tinnitus from speakers?
   I suffer from long term exposure to firearms , racing and live music. About 10 years ago I rethought my system, and went with low power tubes. Since my price point is pretty modest I run a basic tube pre, SEP tube amp and 97 db speakers. I have... 
There is none out there......
Lots of options here. I went with the TP Link to feed my Project Ultra Stream Box / Schiit Yiggy. I could tell a slight improvement over my Wi/Fi only. As mentioned above, I was concerned about added electrical noise. But it seemed an improvement.... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
 Supertramp - Crime of the Century.   
Has anyboyd used this amp, your thoughts on it
Read the sound description at Brent Jesse. My personal preference is all nos stuff. My favorite is Tekefunken, Tungsram, Seimens, Ei. American tubes are 6922, Phillips, Rca, etc. The various Russian tubes are nice too. Personally I dislike Mullard... 
Somewhat of an oxymoron - speaker stands for the floor for bookshelf speakers.
  Start with the Cardas speaker placement guidelines. Then read all you can find regarding placement. Look at some of the speaker stand manufacturers like Sound Anchor. For entry level speaker stands check sites like Crutchfield and Audio Advisor....