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Who is excited about Capital Audiofest 2023?
+1 on the Joseph Audio speakers they also sounded very nice.  
Who is excited about Capital Audiofest 2023?
I went primarily to listen to speakers. In no particular order speakers that I found interesting: Songer audio S1 field coil single driver Cessaro GAIA 1 the big NOLA speakers The small Tidal speakers in the Bricasti Design room Magico in t... 
Help with Bricasti M3 -
I have two copies of my music library on an Aurender N200. One copy is PCM 96/24 and the other copy is DSD 128. I have two DACS Bricasti M21 and Lampizator Baltic 3. When performing blind testing between DSD and PCM tracks I can not hear a differe... 
Should I Sell My ARC REF 6 and Get A Pass Labs XP-32
Here is a comparison of the PASS XP-32 and reference 6se. https://www.stereophile.com/content/audio-research-reference-6se-line-preamplifier-jim-austin-october-2022    
Comments on the Berkeley Alpha DAC 2
I believe the potent upper mids and highs are part of the Berkeley house sound. At one point in time I had the Dac 1 and Ref 3 together in my system. Yes they presented the potent upper mids and highs. I ended up selling both. In hind sight I wish... 
List of COOL songs sung by women
margo timmins If I Should Fall Behind    
KT-150 Tubes- Push Farther or Replace?
@designsfx The Ref 75 came with KT120's while the Ref 75SE came with KT 150s  
KT-150 Tubes- Push Farther or Replace?
@designsfx The Ref 75SE comes with KT150's. I have not tried any other tube types.  
KT-150 Tubes- Push Farther or Replace?
I agree with @russ69; I had to recently replace 1 Kt150 in my Ref 75SE because it would not hold bias after 400 hours of use.  
Best way to digitize LP's
I purchased a Korg MR-2000S Studio Recorder. With this setup I connected the phono preamp output to the Korg input. Then connected a PC to the Korg via a USB cable. I would record both sides of the album to one file on the Korg in DSD format. I wo... 
Antivirus protection for dedicated music server like SGC Sonictransporter?
You would need to contact Small Green computer. Anti virus software is specific to the operating system your device is running. They would tell you what anti virus software will work (if any) and how to initiate scans (if possible). More than like... 
Msb dacs why not alot of postings
Given the following quote from MSB "The other important goal is physical and electrical isolation from computer audio noise. All servers and plain computers deliver the exact same bit perfect file, so the musical data is identical. They sound dif... 
For classical music lovers best amp for large orchestral forces?
I have a Pass XA25 and Audio research 75SE. I listen to both amps every week. When compared to the XA25 the Audio Research has a wider sound stage, more detail and a cleaner background. When compared to the Audio research the Pass gives a warmer p... 
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
@robert1976 I am in a similar boat. My system is also very enjoyable but, tends to get bright and harsh with certain (rock) recordings. I don't listen at higher volumes so that is not an issue. I too am not unhappy, just curious if I can chop off ... 
Heard the Margo Timmons solo release?
Thanks, great album