mm1tt77

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Aggrivated tinnitus from speakers?
I am really sensitive to high frequencies, have been since I was young.  I’ve found speakers make a huge difference in listening fatigue, a ringing in my ears after a listening session.  I think you have gotten some great advice on room treatments... 
Does a DAC like this even exist?
Lumin uses Leedh for their volume control with their DAC’s and Streamers.  It’s the best software based volume control I have used by a mile.  Never had any issues with it going up or down on its own.  I’ve had 3 different Lumin products, it’s wor... 
DACed and Confused here...
With your set up and quality of your gear, I’d spend on a good steamer with an app you like, then I’d pair it with a DAC.  As others have recommended, buying used is the way to go.  In the digital chain everything will matter, especially with your... 
Need a new integrated, what say you?
Based on your speakers, set up Hegel, Music Fidelity, Parasound are all fantastic choices.  The Hegel gives you more in 1 box with streaming and a DAC, the MF and Parasound lack those features.  All of them punch above their weight class, all have... 
Integrated for TAD ME1: Luxman, Accuphase or Soulnote?
If the TAD’s need current, I would lean into the Accuphase and add Krell, Coda to the list.  Krell & Coda make great integrated amps, Krell will pack a little more in if you are looking for a total 1 box solution.  Either will drive most any s... 
Can you provide context on First Watt?
+1 for adding Omega Speakers to your list.  Louis makes a beautiful speaker, hand made & designed by himself.  If you call Louis and let him know what your room is like, the gear you have and what you want out of the speakers he’ll make some r... 
Higher-End Class A/B vs. Class A Integrateds
+ 1 for the Krell 300i, it’s class A up to 90 watts which I would guess you will rarely if ever eclipse.  I had the opportunity to demo the Krell, I owned a Coda CSiB, Primaluna Evo 400 integrated and at the same time demo’d the Krell 300xd Duo Am... 
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
I second the commentary that a dorm room can be tricky from a left, abuse standpoint.  Also isn’t likely that the environment will allow for the type of listening that would turn your son into an Audiophile. I’d go on an entirely different direct... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
For really well designed, high quality parts, hand made cables made with pride and passion for the Audiophile space, check out Pine Tree Audio.  Call Jessie and he’ll recommend the design best for you based on your sonic preferences and system.  C... 
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
Hybrid81, I had the Electra’s as well.  What people are likely referring to is the Electra’s 1028’s and 1038’s truly had trickle down design, materials from the top of the Focal’s, the BE Tweeter, the woofer design and materials were found in the ... 
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
I would second trying a tube preamp along with tube DAC, the Lab 12 DAC 1 or something from MHDT, I had a balanced MHDT tube DAC that did make a noticeable difference.    I would still stand by shifting away from your current Amp and to something... 
How to make the Focal Kanta No. 2 speakers sing?
Hi OP, I haven’t had the Kanta’s but I have older Focal Towers 816V’s that I now use as my surround sound speakers, I have the 800v center. I had the Electra 1028BE’s which prior to Focal revamping their line up was the trickle down speaker that... 
Benchmark or McIntosh....
Hah - older Krell gear for sure.  The new Krell Amps don’t run hot at all.  For what I think you are looking for out of the amp, Krell and Max’s are the 2 American Made brands that really built their reputations on being able to drive almost any s... 
Benchmark or McIntosh....
If the main goal is to drive the monitors you have harder, squeeze more performance out to try and keep up with the rest of your system, sound signature aside, I’d roll with the Mac’s.  If your heart is set on sticking with your current speakers, ... 
Class A integrated amp recommendations
+1 for the Krell, I owned a Coda CSiB, Prima Luna Evo 400 integrated and was able to audition the Krell 300i.  The Coda and Krell were outstanding.  There was something really special about the Krell.  I ended up getting the stand alone amps Krell...