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Which Vintage CD Player To Use As A Transport?
+Pioneer Elite line is good but the PD-65 has become collectible and pricey now. The following Elite models are still very affordable. Pioneer Elite DV-37 (24/96) Pioneer Elite DV-47a (24/192; SACD capable) Pioneer Elite DV-59avi (Bur Brown; bi... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Did you find the Al used in the connector, inside the conductor or both?  Did you actually cut the insulator apart and look inside the conductors?  Are the conductor mixed with separated Cu stains and Al strains?  If so, I agree you could easily t... 
Old phones as streaming sources
I hope you don’t mean the processor power is the fault. The SGC sonicTransporter i5 you have runs on an Intel i5 processor at 3.6 GHz. The Ifi ZS runs at 1.4 GHz, and the Raspberry Pi is becoming more powerful, with the Pi-5 at 2.4 GHz. Several mi... 
on the cheap
The next best thing is iphone with the adapter and usb hub like these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BZRYKSF5?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083XTKV8V?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details    
Old phones as streaming sources
OP, debating whether the iPhone is a decent streamer with audiophiles who own expensive streamers in the thousands or even tens of thousands may not be worthwhile. Individuals should experiment if they are interested. People tend to defend the sig... 
on the cheap
Wiim Pro plus or Pro if you don't care about the Dac. Alternatively, even a more budget-friendly option is an iPhone, if she has one. You just need a lightning to USB adapter and a good digital cable.  The sound quality is decent.  
Damping Factor and Overall Negative Feedback.
@waltersalas @tomic601  I'm deeply sorry to hear that, but his words of wisdom will remain with us. I will trace the archives for that. I wish that every amplifier will come with a switch for adjusting feedback levels.  Thank you for sharing that.  
Damping Factor and Overall Negative Feedback.
@almarg  Hi, I understand this post is from over 10 years ago, but could you please elaborate further on why, in areas where feedback could be beneficial, a good design calls for minimum or no feedback? It seems like it should be the other way aro... 
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
Lower DF implies higher output imp.  Does lowering output imp. make it sound better as you said earlier or the other way around?  Did you notice you are conflicting with yourself?  BTW, lower output impedance does not make the power amp sound mor... 
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
@jim2 An output imp. of 0.8 ohm is not low for a PA. Even the original Aegir is 10 times lower and, as such, a damping factor of 100.  Why would Schiit lower DF?  The Schiit Aegir 2 should be released before the end of the month. It sounds like ... 
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
While it may appear logical to pair a speaker of high sensitivity like the Cornwall IV with lower-power amplifiers, experience suggests that more power can result in better performance. See the following review (but not limited to). With technolo... 
DAC suggestion for PC
@jheppe815  what is the very high-quality USB cable, do you mind? Thx. When I started this whole computer audio thing, I went from a $6 printer USB cable to a cheap name brand USB cable and finally to a very high-quality USB cable and it made a... 
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
My tinnitus started almost a year ago, and it bothers me throughout the day. Fortunately, I haven't noticed a change in the sibilance level from my audio systems. Does this rule out tinnitus as the cause? I don't know, but I want to emphasize that... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@kennyc @dave_b Other than the qualitative description of removing undesirable capacitance, resistance, etc., Masterbuilt and/or Transparent cable manufactures seem not being transparent about the technical specifications. While it is not uncommon... 
Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
Yes, spades do have more surface area than banana plugs in general, but if one does not make good contact you are still going to have more contact resistance.