mattw73

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Could Class D really be that good?
I can't speak on the newer chip amps but I purchased a Hypex Nilai recently. To me it is a step above the Ucd & Ncore's I tried briefly in the past. I purchased the DIY model and feel it is a great amp for the money. Subjectively speaking of t... 
what's a good Gan / Class D option under 3k? Nilai or Ncorex500?
I listened to the Orchard Gan amp at the last Florida audio show. Obviously I couldn't spend a lot of time with it and I was limited to only listening with his speaker set up. All I can say is that it's a very capable amp. Speed, clarity/detail, &... 
can you help me narrow my speaker cables short list please?
@audiocanada no problem..They have a wide assortment of interconnect cables as well.   
can you help me narrow my speaker cables short list please?
Check out Performance Audio. Scroll down to Custom Speaker Cables. They have a wide selection of colors & connectors. Go for the Canare 4S11G cable. They can build them for under $300 depending on your choices..but they will also sell you ever... 
on the cheap
I get what you are saying..it's not a device for me. My thoughts would be if you do a lot of Bluetooth to your stereo from your phone. I personally don't really use Bluetooth for my music listening or use storage devices. All my music is either st... 
on the cheap
@mahler123 true & good points 👍 I like what @lanx0003 pointed out. Pretty nifty budget device for anyone needed something like that  
on the cheap
@mahler123 unfortunately no.  Maybe some one has heard of a model with storage in a "budget-ish" range but I can't think of any. Internal storage is normally found on some of the more or most expensive units. The next best thing I guess would be t... 
on the cheap
Can't believe how many here gave the OP a hard time about the Ethernet/WiFi connection. I know y'all know what he meant..no physical connection, WiFi. He's looking for the cheapest streaming option for his sister that is obviously no "audiophile",... 
Neat "Tweaks" to improve the SQ of your streamed music!!!
I just tried the IFI ILAN on my streamer. Nice improvement for cheep cheap 🐦 Even better improvement on the back of my Ethernet wired TV. Hooked up one of my vacant LPS to my Firestick..not so sure if that did anything.   
Ways to make your digital streaming sound better
When I said you will perceive little differences depending on where you put it (B4 router, after router, switch, or device) I meant little differences between each of those. The overall effect of putting it in the spot that worked best for me I do... 
Ways to make your digital streaming sound better
Yeah the IFI ILAN..I've known of this product for years but never thought much of it, it's $80. I purchased one a couple days ago and gave it a shot. Tried it on my streamer and then on my TV. Worked well in both situations for me. Various ways an... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
Hypex Nilai 500. Low weight product getting great reviews by many but you also see mention of others that weren't feeling it. Alpha Audio has some video reviews with lots of music clips. Comparing the Nilai to other class D but also their Referenc... 
Started with $1k speakers … what now?
A lot of good advice here. My input would be to go very slow with your upgrade process. If you are or want to be serious about your HiFi and get the most for the least amount of money you should start with your room and isolation/decoupling of you... 
Can I use 2 different streamers in different systems through Qobuz?
@kingbr yes, I was going to bring up the lack of USB on the Prisma but since you had mentioned the Cambridge I thought it might not be important to you. Definitely a deal breaker for most people. I personally haven't heard it but would assume the ... 
Can I use 2 different streamers in different systems through Qobuz?
As others have said, yes you can. I've done this when trying to compare streamers side by side. I've had the MXN10..well I actually still have it but not using it currently. The software on it is very good, I used it hardwired Ethernet. It's a ver...