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Holo Audio May KTE vs DCS Rossini Player / Clock
@milpai Yes, I’ve moved away from the May KTE DAC. The May is a fantastic DAC and I’ve enjoyed it a ton. I’ll set it up in the second system pretty soon or maybe move it along. The dCS has more of everything apart from warmth. So the May is on th... 
Power supply poll for Chord Qutest
I prefer a Channel Islands LPS to an Sbooster on the Qutest. A Small Green Computer LPS sounds just fine too.  
Merlin vs. Totem vs. Verity vs.????
I’m running with Merlin TSM Black Magic Edition in a second system powered by the Ars Sonum Filarmonia, and they sound great. This is my second pair as I foolishly sold the originals. I’ve also owned the floor standers with master BAM but prefer t... 
Thinking of upgrading speakers from ProAc 3.8 I have enjoyed in my system for 23 years.
I like my D40R a lot. The bass can overwhelm in a 18x18 room but it’s easy to tune it by sealing off part of the down firing port. The ribbon tweeters sound gorgeous and are better integrated than those in my previous Piega C40. These are very mus... 
Manley Chinook SE MK2
I compared the MKI Chinook to a Zesto Andros 1.2 The Zesto was more neutral, more detailed, more dynamic, whereas the Chinook had a warmer, fuller, more tubey presentation. I kept the Zesto and sold the Chinook. A few months later I sold the Zest... 
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
@atmasphere Ok, got it. I will have to think more on this. Example, I’d considered PRAT a key component of ‘musicality’ but it would never have occurred to me that PRAT could be a function of an amp’s distortion product or signature.      
REL .LFE input
I had the hum issue on class D monoblocks. I followed RELs procedure for Class D fully differential amp connection and it hummed like crazy. I then connected using both leads (+ and -) and it’s dead quiet. There’s some risk though as REL says not ... 
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
@atmasphere Understood. The ‘distortion product’ isn’t responsible for shaping or determining all of the various parameters that must be satisfied for a product to be considered musical. I don’t think that you are saying that it is, please clarify... 
Cost Incurred to Achieve a Vinyl LP Replay
The question that is a vaguery, is how much monies, from a range of approx’, £3K ($3.2K) - (£350K ($400K) does one feel justified in spending/believes needs to be spent, to satisfy their hobby (lessons learned) needs and need to be entertained (en... 
Is it important to long demo or own HIGH END gear to have a fair accurate view about it?
People who haven’t heard a component shouldn’t have an opinion on how it sounds. Price has nothing to do with it. If it’s too expensive for you then don’t buy it. The fact that it exists at all means someone can afford it.  I used to find value in... 
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
Musical - it has to be an umbrella that covers a whole raft of performance parameters and requires they be within acceptable limits. I think pace, rhythm, and timing come under the musical umbrella but also tonality and timbre. Since it’s hard to ... 
REL owners, how many clicks on your gain and crossover
@paulcreed “Roose, why don’t you understand rel says everyone will probably end up around 15 clicks. Why can rel claim how many clicks but I can’t ask how many clicks, makes no sense.” REL doesn’t say that. They suggest a starting point and at... 
REL owners, how many clicks on your gain and crossover
I don’t understand why it would help to know where someone else has their crossover points set on an unknown pair of speakers?    
Do you adjust your subwoofer
I’ve two REL Carbon Special and occasionally I’ll bump the volume up a notch when I pull the screen down and watch a concert DVD. It’s a bit of a nuisance with the RELs as the gain knob isn’t marked with positions and I can’t feel the notches whic... 
Recommendation Tube Integrated
Synthesis - a real sleeper in the high-end world. I first heard them with Harbeth speakers at Dejavu in northern Virginia and they sounded fantastic. I have the Synthesis A100 Titan integrated, KT66 tubes for 100w channel. This is a wonderful amp...