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New format, dislike.....
How is everyone viewing system pages now?Clink on the user's name in the post and choose details.There is a link to the system(s) there. 
Paying taxes/duty on used goods purchased in Canada
I bought 2 used pieces of equipment from Canada several years ago, a phono pre-amp and a CD player. In both cases the seller lived near the border and drove the items into the US and shipped them. They said the border guards never checked. Of cour... 
Thank you to the Audiogon Team
rushton - thanks for your comments. I agree.Tammy has been very helpful to me on several occasions. So often we get boilerplate platitudes from customer service reps, who provide absolutely no help. Tammy and others at Audiogon provide actual expl... 
Streaming Audio Questions
JRiver is software that rips (CDs), manages the library, provides a user interface¬† and sends tracks to a DAC, usually via usb. It is a very versatile program but does take a little while to learn. It has volume control so you do not necessary nee... 
Streaming Audio Questions
If you want a simple, one box system take a look at the Sony HAP-S1. It a DAC and integrated amp and pulls music from a PC onto its hard drive. You just rip you CDs to a computer and then the Sony will transfer them over. From then on you are just... 
New format, dislike.....
kr4 - What exactly do you find so off-putting. Lots of people seem to be OK with it. If you go away it will be a loss for both you and for the rest of us. 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
There was a thread a while back where a guy used a Tascam DR-5 to record his vinyl. He was happy with the results, although I do not remember the setup.¬† Don't know what the input state looks like. As I remember he might even be trying to sell the... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
Question sent to Tascam. There wording in their description is a little vague. Hopefully, they will be able to answer. A free utility that converted between different dsd sample rates without going through PCM would be a welcome addition.I did dow... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
Thanks. We will see if he knows. Otherwise I might call Tascam and ask them. 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
I was referring to the Tascam software and thought you could check on the PS Audio forum. I do not participate there.There is a need for some people to convert, e.g. 2xDSD to 1xDSD and a program that did that without converting to PCM as an interm... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
From what I can tell, although I have not used it, the Tascam software is pretty limited.It allows you to work on one file at a time and does not allow a full album file to be treated as an album. There is no tagging of album, artist, composer, tr... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
Vinyl Studio will convert DSD to PCM but not PCM to DSD. JRiver can convert PCM to DSD.I think the DirecStream converts PCM to DSD internally on the fly for playback.¬† I do not own what, but pretty sure that is what I read about its architecture. ... 
Tascam DA-3000 vs Benchmark ADC1 USB
But here we are talking about using VS to enhance the files created by the DA-3000, and the VS is not used during the recording process, correct? Correct. You do not need VS to do the recording. VS will allow you to break the file into tracks a... 
VPI scout. giant killer value
I have a Scout with a Benz Ebony TR. Everyone says it is overkill but it really sounds great. I also have the old acrylic platter. I am sure I could do better, but for me this combo is a real winner. Phono stage is a Linn Linto.My only complaint i... 
Skewed cantilever - Opinions?
I'd like to see it straight on as it is tracking the record. A minor problem can be corrected by the arm adjustment. I would take a straight on picture and send it to whoever you bought it from from their comment.