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Best Audiophile desktop for under $2500?
@lanx0003 The miniPC I'm using has a very quiet fan and it's placed towards the back of a semi-enclosed cabinet.  I can only hear the fan when I'm 1 or 2 feet away, when I'm at my listening position I can't hear it at all. I was thinking about th... 
Best Audiophile desktop for under $2500?
I'm using a mini Intel i5 PC running Volumio, connected via USB-C to an SMSL SU-10 DAC.  A 2TB external SSD drive contains all my music in FLAC, DSF, MP3 and OPUS formats, and Volumio provides access to my Qobuz subscription.  I think the comments... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@fastfreight Are you selling that ridiculously priced Switch X?  Looking at their website I can see they've made some simplistic changes in capacitors, but otherwise it's a standard 8 port switch.  The "improvements", as much as they are, seem sma... 
3-4 dB dip at crossover region: what should I listen for to hear it?
You don't want to hear it, because then you can't un-hear it and you'll be looking for new speakers.  If you like the sound, close all ASR webpages, and just listen to the music.  
3-4 dB dip at crossover region: what should I listen for to hear it?
You don't want to hear it, because then you can't un-hear it and you'll be looking for new speakers.  If you like the sound, close all ASR webpages, and just listen to the music.  
Integrated amp w/decent headphone out under $5k
You're better off with a dedicated, separate headphone amp.  Most integrated amps and receivers run the speaker outputs through a 220 to 330 ohm resistor to the headphone jack, and thus do not provide an optimized output.  The high output resistan... 
No sneering Please
I had a bit of an awakening recently. My office setup consists of Klipsch RP600M out in the room and Martin Logan 15i on the desktop. I have a Nakamichi TA-2A receiver (the Nelson Pass STASIS model) powering both. On a whim, I replaced the Nak wit... 
Another fuse tweak
@knock1  "Said the man in the know." Exactly how much knowledge do you need to ferret out the ridiculous factor in an supposed "audio tweak".  Cryo'ed quartz crystals placed over a fuse holder???!!!  The boojub is strong with you.  
Another fuse tweak
Nonsense.  Utter nonsense.  
Volume Problem Trouble Shooting Ideas?
I'll bet it sounds good - within a very narrow volume range, and a very narrow range of speakers.  But at normal volume levels, even modest dynamics will send the amp into clipping.  You have no headroom.  If you like it, great, but for me, I need... 
Volume Problem Trouble Shooting Ideas?
I'm sorry.  Explain to me the justification for buying a 1.5 watt amplifier.  Headphone amps have more power than that.  
Martin Logan vs. Everything
Did you expect the dealer to say "Yes your speakers are wonderful - I have nothing to sell you!"? I have the lowly ML ESLs and whenever I walk into a store all the other speakers sound boxy and have less image and soundstage quality.  In 7 years ... 
Has anyboyd used this amp, your thoughts on it
@jasonbourne71 True, those power levels are more suitable to headphones, but the significantly higher impedance of headphones might cause the audio quality to be compromised.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
@panzrwagn No one here wants to listen to basic truths.  Shunyata, Synergistic Research, Audioquest, Furutech, and others have latched into a bunch of gullible dreamers with little common sense and no room for enlightenment. As long as they're not... 
Need a new integrated, what say you?
Rega Elex Mk.4