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daveteauk

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Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
emergingsoul - this is just Trolling, plain and simple. The thread is just to elicit arguments and responses, and see your name in 'print'. Grow up. No-one in their right mind could possibly believe the garbage you're coming out with. Tubes produ... 
Class D ICEpower 1200as2 vs. Purifi 1ET7040SA amplifiers
I have a pair of ESLabs DX-S4 which I've been happily using for over 5 years, although one is broken due to a mouse pissing on the board when I had the top off! I'm using one in stereo mode to drive my Maggie 1.7i's, and it sounds really good. I'v... 
Do you find yourself turning down the bass on Coldplay albums?
How'bout - Turn them OFF! Awful drivel IMO.  
5 Dumb Things Audiophiles Believes.
@fittebd I didn't 'call out' 3 people, just two, try reading again - I was agreeing with the third. You seem to be one of the closed minded variety he mentions. If you don't fully watch something, how can you criticise it?? You can't. Nor can you... 
5 Dumb Things Audiophiles Believes.
@fittebd - If you watched it for less than a minute, then you have no place here to make a comment on something you've just admitted you hardly watched! - epic AG comment! @bjoffe /Ben - So, you didn't like/agree/listen/understand; because he has... 
5 Dumb Things Audiophiles Believes.
He's funny in his presentation, yes, and maybe a little arrogant too, but a LOT of what he says is absolutely true, IMO. It seems that the most offended/outraged on here are the ones who have lots and lots of previous posts - you know who you are.... 
Where to invest the most in the "digital chain"?
@herman "It's always amusing when someone posts a completely outrageous scenario and the audiophools pile on thinking it was serious.  Bravo !!! You got these phools to believe you spent almost $700 on an ethernet switch, thousands on power supp... 
DISCUSSION: "It only comes out at night". Does anyone else have this experience!?
Moderator - - Why can't our answers/comments to a specific post, be posted after THAT post, rather than it being lost at the end of the post list?? Ya know, like every other forum on the planet does it!?  
DISCUSSION: "It only comes out at night". Does anyone else have this experience!?
Could you repost that answer, but this time in English please!  
Turn off or leave on?
DACs/SS Pre/non Class A power amps/Streamers/Phono Stages can take many many hours to 'warm up', or rather, sound their best. My previous Jeff Rowland pre was said, by Jeff, to take several DAYS after switch on to sound its best. So, leave those p... 
12v linear power supply
The battery idea sounds like (almost) a perfect solution. Small devices, like an ethernet switch eg, could be run off a 12v motocycle battery, which would last for weeks. One issue may be that a 12v car/motorcycle battery is 13.8v when fully charg... 
Is a USB stick directly into ones streamer (renderer) better than streaming from a PC/NAS?
There's been a lot of discussion in this thread, but little in a way of answering why people spend so so much on the equipment mentioned, when a cheap USB stick plugged into your device gives as good, or better SQ. Forget your NAS (for music), fo... 
Is a USB stick directly into ones streamer (renderer) better than streaming from a PC/NAS?
@cindyment - It's not jitter on the output of the DAC I'm wondering about, it's on the input, along with electrical noise, which is/may be created by the ethernet links - switch/cables/PS. USB 'isolators', not inexpensive IMO, as they vary, in ri... 
Is a USB stick directly into ones streamer (renderer) better than streaming from a PC/NAS?
@akg_ca - I agree this can force one 'down the rabbit hole', but that is the reason for my original post, to get people to go down it, and explain their reasoning. Also, your idea that there's no 'noise' before the DAC, is wrong. We're not talking... 
Is a USB stick directly into ones streamer (renderer) better than streaming from a PC/NAS?
@erik_squires - I'm not looking to 'invest' in anything. I'm simply putting the question out there, as there seems very little discussions going on around my question. @fuzztone - I'm not frugal, quite the reverse, but I'm also not dumb. I don't ...