moto_man

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Tidal class-action
Well, I am a trial lawyer and a Tidal HiFi Plus subscriber.  I have absolutely no idea what @audioisnobiggie is talking about.  Is he claiming that MQA is really a red book rate, that is somehow upscaled to 96K?  If that is the claim, then there i... 
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY ABOUT DIGITAL AUDIO
The OP is misunderstanding what "bit perfect" means.  If I play something from my Plex Server on my MSB DAC, that file will be "bit perfect," i.e., the file on the Plex Server is the same file being played on the MSB DAC.  But just because I can p... 
Ethernet and USB cables
I think that I have a pretty resolving system, Wilson Sabrina X's, Pass 250.8, ARC REF 6 and an MSB Discrete DAC with a Premier Power base and a full loom of Shunyata Alpha v1 cables.  All my music is digital, either streamed or from my music serv... 
What are some good things to do when going to an audition
Definitely hit on a nice Sativa or Sativa dominant hybrid before you go in.  I also have found that 'shrooms taken about an hour before listening really helps pick out the differences in speakers, plus you can see the music coming out of the speak... 
Supra Cat 8 Ethernet cable
I have a two story house, with my router in my office, next to my dedicated music room. The house is wired with CAT 5e ethernet cable.  My MSB Discrete DAC and music server are connected to the network. For the music to get to my DAC, it must go d... 
Comments re: MSB Director upgrade cost, additional hardware and cables
@jjss49 , i upgraded my Analog to the Discrete.  The Discrete has more resolution and a better soundstage width. But the Analog had better soundstage depth.  I am very happy with the Discrete, but to my ears anyway, the Analog is a great DAC and w... 
Magico A3 vs. Wilson SabrinaX
I have the Sabrina X’s powered by the Pass Labs 250.8.  The Pass gives them all of the power that they need and mine sound both detailed and dynamic.  Remember, what any speaker sounds like is also dependent on the rest of the system and cabling, ... 
Dan D'Agostino S250 MxV enough power for Wilson Audio Alexia V
I use a Pass Labs 250.8 to power my Sabrina X’s, which have similar power demands, with no problem whatsoever!  
Wilson Audio Duette Series 3
I have an 11x11 dedicated music room and I use Sabrina X’s, about 2 ft from the wall and about 2.5 ft from each side.They sound fantastic.  
Totally Ridiculous....Auditions on YouTube!
Listening to YouTube comparison videos is clearly of limited utility.  That is not to say that it might be possible to hear differences between two systems playing the same music, four example, but obviously cannot be relied upon for a buying deci... 
Absolute Sound's "Reviews"
Just once I would like to read a review of a pricey piece of equipment that said that the reviewer couldn’t hear any difference between that and something far less expensive . . .  
Vinyl - One Word - WOW!!
I must agree with @pcrhkr.  I have a decent vinyl collection from "the good old days" in the 70's when it was either vinyl or cassettes.  I had a pretty good system back then and cleaned my records before playing them.  But now, with a very good d... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
When I had my Focal Diablo Utopia III's, they loved my PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premier HP amp . . . It was a very good match.  
Wilson Audio Sabrina X vs Yvette vs Sabrina (Regular)
My music room is 11x11x11, untreated.  I have Sabrina X's about three feet from the rear wall.  They sound great in my small room, and my dealer urged me to get the Sabrina's for my size room over the Sasha DAW, for what its worth!  
DAC recommendations
I know that this is out of your price range but I love my MSB Discrete DAC with Premier Power Supply, with the Renderer module.  If you can find one, the MSB Analog DAC used is in your price range and I thought that the soundstage was phenomenal -...