markmuse

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Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
I vertically bi-amp my system. Two AGD Tempo stereo amps, each driving a Fyne F1-8. I compared this to using a single Tempo and there is no question that bi-amping here was a big improvement - the same kind of improvement you would get from going ... 
AGD Tempo in the house
@kayakerf Yes. Definitely better than bridging them. I believe this way is called vertical bi-amping.  
A step to the side- Smart TV question
@fuzztone Not sure what that means 'casts', but if you have a smart TV you should be able to access Apple TV or any other streaming service, youtube, etc., directly via the TV. No need for iOS or any other external device or OS. But if I want to I... 
A step to the side- Smart TV question
I'm currently using a Sony OLED and love it. I have had LG in the past and I think their build quality is far below that of Sony. In fact, about a year ago when I replaced my TV I originally bought another LG. Had it for a couple of days and took ... 
Please recommend decoupling footers for DAC
Silicone lab bottle stoppers work very well for me: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G71Z7NT/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07G71Z7NT&pd_rd_w=k7nNG&content-id=amzn1.sym.0d1092dc-81bb-493f-8769-d5c802257e94&pf_rd_p... 
What are the best GaN Amplifiers available today?
@blisshifi  If I remember a conversation with Alberto correctly the Tempo is simply a stereo version of the Audion, probably with a common but beefier power supply. I have two of them to use as mono blocks that also bi-amp.  If the Audion's and ... 
What are the best GaN Amplifiers available today?
I am using a pair of AGD Tempo (bi-amping). I compared the AGD's to the Atmasphere monos and to a Pass XA-25.  Both the Pass and the Atmasphere's are darker than the AGD's in my system (Bakert Rhythm pre and Fyne F1-8 speakers). The AGD's are smo... 
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
@ghdprentice These are silicone, but I know rubber is kind of a generic term. I was using springs and ISO Acoustics pucks. Silicone stoppers out performed them by a good margin. The only thing I can think of is 1.5 inch x 3 of silicone provided mo... 
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
You all are going to think I am crazy. I have a cabinet (cherry and walnut if you think it matters) to house all of my components and have been using it for years. Some time ago someone mentioned using silicone lab-bottle stoppers to isolate compo... 
T+A DAC 200 or WEISS 501
I should add that I think the T+A is an excellent DAC, but so far it is not the right one for my system.  
T+A DAC 200 or WEISS 501
@dougthebiker Ok, here are some key differences: A 300b amp would have a more gentle presentation than mine (BTW, what speakers?). I have a pair of AGD Tempo stereo amps bi-amping my Fyne F1-8s. The Tempos are very detailed and smooth, but not in ... 
T+A DAC 200 or WEISS 501
@dougthebiker  thanks for that info, I’ve got about 100 hours signal time on both so far. Did you find the DS 2 lost detail as it burned in? My experience with DACs and most electronics is they open up and get smoother, but apparent detail improv... 
T+A DAC 200 or WEISS 501
I have the T+A DAC 200 in my system now on a trial basis. I am also trying the PS Audio DirectStream Mk2. I own the Bricasti M3, been using it for more than a year. In my system the T+A and M3 are similar, with a slight edge to the T+A in terms of... 
Denafrips Terminator Plus vs T+A DAC 200
@bhvf  Thanks. Good luck with it. Let me know what you think.  
AGD Tempo in the house
I know this is an old thread, but I just ran across it. I have a pair of Tempo that I bi-amp my Fyne F1.8s with. That with a Backert Rythm pre, and it is heavenly!