mitch2

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Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
@atmasphere - No argument on the possibility of better sounding Class D amplifiers.  I think some of the perception problem is due to the level of hype surrounding each new amplifier release, which peaked with those Hypex NC1200 amplifiers when se... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
"it seems that lack of soul or engagement is a common theme more so than other critiques" Everyone describes what they hear based on their own impressions, so I can only speak to my impressions of the Class D Acoustic Imagery Atsah monoblocks, ... 
Triode Wire Labs
“That would give his cables a “Dueland” type performance perhaps, but takin to a higher level by his design innovations.”  Yup, that is about right.  Read the reviews.  Also consider his newer cables innovatively push the boundaries of his orig... 
Triode Wire Labs
I believe the American Series power and speaker cables are made from stranded, tinned copper Western Electric KS13385 wire.  This review provides some insight into how the cables are made and the other reviews of TWL wire that you can find on line... 
20 Years?
Yeah, a few years ago many of the sign-up dates apparently were jumbled.  The only reason I know mine is because I printed out a dated copy of my sign up info when I registered.  The sign up date on my profile is about 10 months later, but that ma... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Susan Tedeschi - Live from Austin Texas (2004) Recordings taken from Austin City Limits broadcasts.  Susan and her bandmates were absolutely on fire!  Angel from Montgomery is great, of course, but many other fine performances too such as Lost Lo... 
for streaming why not computer/galvanic isolation/DAC clock?
@arhgef - Thanks for the clarification.  I couldn't figure out which Innuos product you were using.  I believe the JCAT USB isolators are basically Intona products.  I have almost pulled the plug on an Intona isolator several times and have been c... 
20 Years?
Congrats on still hanging around.  Amazing how time flies - 25 years coming up this Oct. for me.  We have seen significant changes in the audio hobby over that time, such as no longer being dependent on physical media, Class D amplification, decli... 
for streaming why not computer/galvanic isolation/DAC clock?
It has been awhile since I had a Mac mini but couldn't the OP set up the Mac mini at a location away from his audio system room, connect it to his network, use it as a server for music file storage (on a SSD), and then use a separate streamer loca... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Recordings  
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
@ozzy  "The Naysayers opinion on cable breakin is probably due to the system that is used (and perhaps the ears) is not revealing enough. And/if you progress through this hobby with better equipment, cables and the breakin will be more apparent... 
If I wanted to make my own speaker cables, is this a good choice for wire?
I have tried so many wires over the years and currently own PCOCC stranded (Furutech), PCOCC solid core (Harmonic Technology), solid core braided silver (HGA), and others here that I occasionally swap out just for fun. I can honestly say, that I ... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Yeah, the measurement thing can be a real dichotomy in that it would be nice for both measurements and listening experiences to match, either both good or both bad, but alas, that too often doesn't seem to be the case with this audio stuff. I hav... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
Yeah, I see that now, that they are rated at 4 ohms. However, the OP wasn’t clear about which 100 watt amplifier made them sound "a little anemic", which is what caused him to be looking at amplifiers offering twice the power. Owning relatively ... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
"The Dynaudio Heritage Special speakers require power to open up. Driven at 100 watts, they sound a little anemic and the treble dominates at lower levels." Your comment in the OP is probably the reason they were not recommended, because they a...