nymarty

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I’m about to push the button to get 2 SVS 3000 micros to add to ATC SCM40s.
SVS doesn’t get enough love in the audiophile world.  Nice choice of subs. I use two SB1000 Pros and like that they can do both low level or high level connections.  I also really like that you can dial them in from the listening seat via the app.... 
Need 25 foot interconnects
@dougthebiker for the win on solving the hum.  Thanks!  One of my amps - Schiit Vidar - was in the system after swapping out the monoblocks. When I disconnected everything from the amp except speakers and power, there was still that hum.  Couldn’t... 
Need 25 foot interconnects
Spoke too soon about no hum.  It got really quiet in the house tonight and had a good listening session and left the earlier comment where I said "No hum. No noise."  When I stopped playing music and stood up, I heard a slight hum.  I got closer t... 
Need 25 foot interconnects
Thanks, all.  It sounds like the consensus is to stick with single-ended RCA cables of good quality and with good shielding. I’ve had no issue with the 15’ RCA cables I’m using now and they were fairly inexpensive. No hum, no noise.  Open to any s... 
Need 25 foot interconnects
@holmz  thanks for that advice.  I also read that Cardas makes an XLR to RCA adapter that I can order with the ground pin floated. Would that do the same thing as the Jensen? Or would I just lose the value of the balanced cable by floating the gro... 
Any love for the Belles Aria or other recent Belles amplifier?
I was lucky enough to find and buy a pair of Belles Aria monoblocks recently.  Listening to them for the 2nd night in a row and really enjoying them. Despite having less power than either my Schiit Vidar or McCormack DNA-1, they seem to dig deeper... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
The speaker journey was derailed a bit by some amps — Belles Aria Monoblocks to be exact.  I listened to the Aria Integrated at Audio Connection and liked the amp’s overall sound with the different speakers I heard it with.  When I found them used... 
Belles Aria upgrade over VT01, sa100, sa030?
Waiting on delivery of Aria Monoblocks.  Really enjoyed hearing the Aria Integrated so took the plunge on used monoblocks to try out in my system.    
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
As others have recommended, start with speakers and audition as many as you can -- ideally a few at a time at each dealer so you can get a sense of what you like.  Your room will play a big part in how they sound so buy from someone that will let ... 
Should I bi-amp or bridge my amps to feed my speakers
@kellymack Did you end up using one amp to drive left and right bass drivers and the other amp to drive left and right mid/tweeter OR does each amp drive each speaker ( bass vs mid/tweeter split by channel)?   If you tried both, would be curious t... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
My first exposure to real hi-fi was my uncle's system with Acoustic Research AR-2a (or 3a) speakers.  That started me on this audiophile journey. Then it was my Boston Acoustic A60s.  And then many speakers after that.  The ones I loved the most i... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
Thanks, all.  My auditioning journey continued today.  I spent some time at HiFi Direct in Hackensack, NJ. It was my first time there and first time meeting Mike.  He  suggested I try Cabasse Murano bookshelf speakers. Wow!  Gorgeous speaker and s... 
Recommendations please!
@rnm4  Thanks! @soix let me know what you think when you get it back. I’ve read here that many have done it and are very happy with results.  I’ve been guessing it would cost about $3K plus shipping etc.  there are some really good new and more r... 
Recommendations please!
I use a Schiit Freya + with an original McCormack DNA-1. It has a remote, lots of unbalanced and balanced inputs, and can run as a tube preamp with gain or as pure passive or as no gain solid state.  It’s pretty remarkable. Different tubes create ... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
@soix  That's a good idea.  It's been a while since I've listened to Proac's. I used to have Studio 250s back in the day and am not familiar with their line now.  I liked the Studio 250s but didn't love them. I eventually sold them and then got th...