lucmichaud1

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Music Server Advice
The Aurender app is fine for me It lets you build playlists by mixing locally stored and Qobuz streamed music. But where the Aurender really shines is the sound quality. Much better than anything I hear before. It is due to the fact that music is... 
The best speaker cables you’ve had
I had MIT, Transparent , Luna. The latest I got was Transparent Ultra. It made the sound much closer to live studio than anything I hear before. My dealer (not sellingTransparent ) was also shoked. I got them used , bi wire.  
Borresen X3 at Axpona
I have Raidho X3, designed by MB . 4 mid bass drivers plus a woofer. They give a laid back scene. The bass is helped by a Devialet amp with the SAM technology. They go really low and dense. But their biggest quality is the absence of distortion, c... 
DAC for second system
For office use, I think convenience and practical aspects are major. I would look into active speakers. I agree with Pontus (I have one), but I think it is overkill for office.  Dali or Bluesound speakers with a bluesound node will let your collea... 
Questions about Resolving Systems
Or you are the conductor  
Questions about Resolving Systems
When listening to a full orchestra symphony finale, most systems present a wall of sound that is a bit garbled. In a concert hall, you hear all the instruments together, but not mixed. For me , resolving is the ability of a system to get close to ... 
If you had to narrow your choices to 4 - 5 speakers
My choices: Raidho, X2 and up Wilson Audio, Sabrina X or used Sophia, Sasha Focal (if you like more forward sound) QLN    
Qobuz hell
I have been a Qobuz subsciber since their beginning in France. Hi Res was is still is audibly better than cd quality. I used Slimdevices transporter and now  Aurender NH100  which ties in to Qobuz nicely.  I also bougnt many hi res albums (over 10... 
The Right Speaker Cables
In the last year I build a new no 1 sound system with Raidho X3 and upgraded another one with Q Concept 500. In the process, I tried various speaker AND power cords. The latter have a big influence on the sound balance, i.e more or less open . Her... 
Recommendations for good sounding streamer
I had Logitech Transporter, then Bluesound Node 2i and now a N100H by Aurender.  The Aurender has more refined, clean soud and its USB output is great.  The music is cached by a SSD, isolating it from a lot of noise. Qobuz hires is indistinguishab... 
Mesh network versus a simple Wi-Fi extender
Range extenders worked for a few years, but as more devices use the wifi in my home, I started to have drop outs. TP Link power extenders got that fixed for a few years, while the Internet service went from 10 to 50 to 350 GHz, but drop outs retur... 
So, I listened to a $1Million Dollar System
I had Wilsons and Transparent for close to 10 years, 10 good years. I also had a subwoofer. I auditioned large Wilsons with Peter McGraw and each time the feeling you get is that there is music in front of you, not speakers. Same feeling I got las... 
Aurender
I have two N100H for my two systems. One feeds a Devialet 220 Pro to Raidhos X3. The Devialet has all kinds of inputs for streaming.: Ethernet, upnp, spotify etc.. The Aurender is so much cleaner it is hard to believe. So II bought one for that sy... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
Over many decades, I have listened and owned many, many speakers, trying to replicate the kind of live sound I was hearing in the mixing room of a friend's recording studio. My hunch is that crossovers are very damaging devices. After all, their g... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Beware of Audio GD. I had two of them. The last one would not play DSD as announced. After 40 messages with the omner, he said he would refund me. So I sent the DAC to China.  But the Chinese customs held it up and wanted to charge import duties. ...