Responses from markmuse

New Qobuz User Comments
@recluse, my DSL download speed max is 6 megabits, and in practice is usually around 5.5 - sometimes less. So far, after about a month, I have not had any trouble streaming hi res files from Qobuz. I do occasionally have a problem streaming movies... 
My expert tips on building a sensible world class audio system.
Serious indeed! Remember those sleeper speakers from Radio Shack, you know, the 8 inch high two ways? Real sleepers. Well, when RS took a nose dive I bought out their entire inventory of said speakers! I don't have room in my house, so I built my ... 
Orchid vs TUBADOUR III - Help me choose
+1 for the Orchid. Just as described: detailed but musical and natural sounding, excellent stage width, depth, and localization. No weaknesses that I have found.  
Wyred SX-1000 Mono’s or PS Audio S700 Mono’s?
@snapsc, @auxinput, thanks! 
Wyred SX-1000 Mono’s or PS Audio S700 Mono’s?
OK, change in consideration:Wyred 4 Sound SX-1000R mono blocks or Benchmark AHB2 stereo, class D or AAA. Leaning toward the Benchmark based upon readings.Thoughts?  
Wyred SX-1000 Mono’s or PS Audio S700 Mono’s?
@unsound , I love the Strada's w/sub, but I have some concerns about them being able to energize my room. I am driving the Rowland (75w/channel) into clipping when playing loud, hence the search for a new amp. Just occurred to me, though, that I s... 
Wyred SX-1000 Mono’s or PS Audio S700 Mono’s?
@unsound  I have Strada 2's. I might get something else at some point, but for now the Strada's are doing it. 
Difference Between DAC Types
I have an Orchid. It’s without question the most musical dac I have heard, without sacrifice. It’s music again! 
Vindication at Last!
New Gallo Strata's sound like tin-cans: break-in time problem?
I have the Reference 3.1's driven by a Rowland M2 (75w/channel) in a 25 x 25 x 8 foot room and they can play much louder than I ever want to listen to. The Strada has a newer version of the mid and HF drivers used in the Ref. I do remember a consi... 
Why do some manufacturers reverse preamp polarity in the first place?
Agnew!?! Ha!Oh, this is about polarity? Okay, that is appropriate.By the way, I can't hear a difference when I switch my system's polarity.