p05129

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New Streamer, DAC or Let it Be
The marantz is the weak link in your system. I’m guessing that your room is also going to be a weak link. There is an easy fix and I’m surprised that a dealer with 40 years experience didn’t state this (actually I’m not because they mostly want to... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
I think he is a joke. He’s got the hand signal for his tribe (followers), kind of childish. He’s against most brick and mortar audio stores but turns around and does the same thing he complains about. Unless you buy from him, everything else is cr... 
Comparing Legacy Focus snd PS Audio FR20
Hands down the FR20’s. Have you heard them? Have you heard the FR30’s? They are giant killers. If you want a speaker that blows away any Legacy speaker that I have heard, and that is a used pair of Revel Salons 2 for around $10,000 or the Revel St... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
Nobody knows what a streamer is or what it can do or can’t  do. What’s the difference between a server and a streamer? Isn’t a streamer a computer running some OS? Or do you call a computer running an OS a server?  Can a streamer read ripped song... 
The $10,000 Question
If you like tubes, try the rogue Cronus magnum with kt120 tubes. For speakers, focals have no lower bass, sound thin to me until you get into the utopia range. You can get by with thinner sounding speakers with tubes amps  
The Best Bass Ever? A Subwoofer Discovery
Yup, done this for years with ported speakers, it just doesn’t have to be subwoofers that you tune a port. For audio, some of the best sounding subs have no ports, or they use passive radiators in place of a port. Home theater purposes, get the bi... 
Preamp advice
Why do you need a preamp? If you are all digital, skip the preamp and go straight from the dac to your amp. But you need a good dac with a quality volume control that is quiet.  
Looking for Sub to pair with Dynaudio Confidence 20s
how about 2-REL t/7x or 2-REL t/9x subs? For 2 channel systems these are some of the best sounding subs in their price range. REL is famous for easy implementation with a wide range of speakers using the high level inputs. REL has a 60 day home t... 
Finally...subwoofer that's aesthetically pleasing!
If you are buying anything close to the cost of these speakers, you probably have a dedicated audio room, so why would it matter what a subwoofer looked like? I’d probably have a stack of Rel’s if I had a larger audio room and the Rels would proba... 
Better than Usher Dancer Mini-X DMD?
With the ushers, you don’t need a large sub for the low end. I’m using a good 10” sub now but will be going with a pair of Rel t5x or pair of Rel t7x that have an 8” woofer. The sub I have now is crossed over at 50hz with no phase adjustments, and... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Why do you think that people looking at cables haven’t already spent many thousands on acoustics? System synergy? Room dimensions? It’s pretty stupid to by a $200k Porsche and put  $50 Toyota tires on it. When you spend thousands, tens of thousand... 
Roon is snappy responsive now
I’ve ran Roon, audirvana, and pure music on Mac’s for over 15 years. I’ve also had 3rd party servers like the Auralic Aries for a couple years. I’ve also tested Roon on an enterprise Linux server. My current setup is using an m1 Mac mini with a ve... 
Does a Subwoofer Make Spiking Redundant?
Clearthinker— Mc is always wrong. Instead of asking questions about the floor, the speaker, or is a sub, he just blurts out garbage. It all depends on the flooring and what does the speaker manufacturer recommends. For Tekton speakers, springs or... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
Magazine reviews? They are ALWAYS positive, when have you ever seen a negative review from stereophile? TAS? Hifi+? If every product review is positive, which it can’t be, there is always a product that comes in second/3rd, etc. Sound thru YouTub... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Fiber is always the best connection possible, much better than usb for sound quality. ‘Fiber's resistance to magnetic interference makes transmissions nearly noise free, and it has the advantage of better signal quality’. if your Ethernet connect...