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Belles preamplifiers -- experiences at different levels?
Can’t comment yet , but I have an Aria preamplifier on the way. Will be pairing it with a Van Alstine Ultravalve (their out-of-production, updated ST-70, EL34 tube power amp) Speakers are Falcon ls3/5a’s or Fritz Carbon 7’s I’m really hoping th... 
on the cheap
I also bought the WiiM pro + on a discount from Amazon for about 175 for a 3rd system. even the built in dac is more than acceptable depending on use-case and who’s listening, and what it’s connected to. Had mine connected via WiFi and plugged i... 
Add a digital coax in /out tube pre-amp
As a pass through? Or do you mean to install a dac inside the pre?   
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
Follow up  my Yamaha CA-2010 needs service. Yes it sounds good , but there are issues. (1) There is a certain amount of channel dropout .  I’m not sure if it’s the pot (which is a fancy 8-gang sealed Alps unit) or something else. i had the amp s... 
Fritz Carbon 7 SE MKII
I purchased a pair of Carbon 7 se mkii’s from John in 2022.  They are paired with a Van Alstine power amp and preamp. They are lovely sounding speakers.  Very engaging but not showy.  They aren’t hyper detailed and just present as natural and rela... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
@treepmeyer to be honest I don’t think I really can as I’ve only spent less than a week with the ls3/5a’s and they are in 2 different systems in 2 different houses.. But... The Carbon 7’s are much bigger, go much much lower, have an incredibly d... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
@nealkot  also agree with you on the Abdullah Ibrahim recording. I listened to it last week when it was released and am listening again now. It’s a lovely record and perfect for the ls3/5a’s  
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
@crustycoot  yes , I hear you and am not determined to get something else.  As I said in my post I am just wondering if the speakers performance could be improved upon via a different amp. I’m new to ls3/5a’s so don’t have a lot of experience wi... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
@mlsstl very interesting.  I was considering the VT-70 as well..but thought the absence of 16 ohm taps on the transformers may be an issue.  Were you happy with the LSA until you tried the Schiit?  Are you running two Gjallarhorns in mono or just ... 
Another post about a streamer upgrade
@steakster Who did I insult and how exactly? I acknowledged that this thread shifted into a predictable back and forth between those who perceive meaningful differences from certain equipment and those that think those perceptions are imagined.... 
Another post about a streamer upgrade
Wow Thanks a lot for all who have responded  Seems like some of this thread has taken the predictable turn of people stating digital is all the same and those who feel that improvements come with better engineering. I’m personally in the latter... 
Another post about a streamer upgrade
Does anyone have a “sense” on what’s the better app for liner notes and for searching classical music ? Conductor or Sense ? I listen to a lot of styles of music but spend a good bit of time with chamber music and jazz. Currently I only use Qobuz... 
Another post about a streamer upgrade
There’s a N150 being offered where I live so I could avoid shipping… looks like it may not have been babied but … then again, neither have I   https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/650057654-aurender-n150/    
Another post about a streamer upgrade
Thanks for all the suggestions  there actually aren’t a lot of pulse minis second hand … I think they get snatched up pretty quickly.  There was a Pulse (non mini) for sale on one of the sites recently at a great price but it went fast.  I’m now ... 
looking for a cheap audio wifi transmitter
Great suggestions  thank you  this is for a NYE event hosted by two venues , next door to each other … building are connected and owned by same owner . We intend to have a DJ in one and hopefully stream to the other with reasonable fidelity . ...