mitch2

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Giving Advice without recommending your own equipment
People are substituting recommendations from internet forums for the visits we used to make to our favorite audio equipment dealers where we could actually hear stuff. The problem is that, considering the level of individual care invested in the s... 
DAC Help : Please Weight In - Down to 5
Have you heard any/all of them or tried any in your own system? Do you own the YGA Carmel 2 speakers you discussed in another post. Those have low’ish efficiency and probably need some power to push. These choices are so subjective and also can be... 
Low Gain or Unity Gain Solid State Preamp
@mstrshikadance  You might consider asking Arek if he could adjust the active stage in your Khozmo to unity gain.  He was able to make a gain adjustment on the Hattor BigPreamp that he built for me.  In addition to that, I use a Khozmo passive in... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Thank you @ianderson for your post that directly compares some of the options I am considering.  I have a SGC i9 G3 on its way here so will start there on the server side along with my current Signature Rendu SE optical as the endpoint, which I b... 
Low Gain or Unity Gain Solid State Preamp
Since you like the Khozmo, think about this one.  Dual mono balanced (XLR) and single-ended (rca) inputs/outputs 64 step discrete resistor VC (recommend Amtrans AMRG resistors) optional opamp gain stage (recommend NewClassD opamps) selectab... 
To loom or not to loom?
Stated simply, my answer to your question would be to try as many different cables as you believe are necessary to satisfy your curiosity and budget, and then purchase and use the cables that you believe make your system sound its best. At risk o... 
who makes custom speakon speaker cables for the Benchmark AHB2?
Figure out which speakON connector you need, buy them here, and re-terminate the amp end of your favorite speaker cables yourself or, purchase from one of the venders already listed.  
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
No USB output on the MU1, correct?  Just S/PDIF (via RCA) or AES/EBU?  
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
@fastfreight  This is really only an issue if you have two systems, where one runs Core and the other needs to be endpoint only. I am running three systems with my server/Roon core in my network room and a separate endpoint connected to my net... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
@nymarty  I have heard the Innuos Pulsar and Auralic Ares G2.2 but not in my system or with the same DAC.  Understood that the set-up was not the same but otherwise can you share any particular thoughts about the sound of either of those two s... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
The Holo Red looks interesting but not sure what would make it outperform my Metrum Ambre as a Roon endpoint.  The Ambre is a Raspberry Pi device with onboard LPS and Femto clocks. What I do like about the Red is the option to use it as a streame... 
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Isn’t the Grimm MU1 a server/streamer combination? Any sonic advantage to using it in the streamer, or Roon endpoint, capacity only?  
Roon Endpoint Streamers - Direct Comparisons between Current Offerings?
Good suggestions here - thanks everyone. The HiFi Rose RS130 looks interesting and would maybe be good for what I intend. I was also interested to learn more about the Musica Pristina A Cappella III, and the American company which I was not previ... 
Network Acoustics Products?
If your only tool is a hammer...  
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
Yes. SNL back in the good old days.  Yup, the curse of old age, that we can remember how much funnier things were when we could laugh at stupid stuff without worrying about political correctness.