Responses from wturkey

It’s 2023. Thanks to the devalued currency, everything is expensive.   
Sometimes, things go right with impulse purchases.
What is “a normal listening level?”  
B&W CDM2 - looking for replacement woofer alternative
Madisound speakers in Madison Wisconsin may be able to help find a replacement. Perhaps send them an email with your inquiry?  
MoFi "Mobile Fidelity" Master Phono.
Thank you for the link. It appears to be a solid unit. Hopefully someone will chime in with a first hand account of its performance.   
Well, since you asked, right now an Audio Alchemy DDE V2.0 is the primary unit. It was being given away for a song, so I scooped it up. It was running head to head with the Audio Alchemy DDP-1. For whatever reason, the DDP is back on the shelf and... 
Agreed. $19k vs a couple grand or so for a used Wyred? Seems like an odd comparison. Personally, I owned the Wyred 2v2se for a bit. It was nice. It’s no longer with my as my system is too bright as it stands. It’s easier to sell 15 pounds of dac t... 
Ground Loop?
Perhaps run a temporary drop cord from another outlet to the phono preamp. Costs nothing and maybe the problem goes away? If the problem remains, it’s one more resolution to scratch off the list.  
MoFi "Mobile Fidelity" Master Phono.
Thank you for the information.    Found this video of Peter being interviewed.    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QGh72GkZ_H4&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mofielectronics.com%2F&source_ve_path=MTY0OTksMjM4NTE&fea... 
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
Although not exactly the latest in CD Transports, the Sonic Frontiers unit may be of interest if one is available on the used market. The Parts Connexion in Canada continues to support and repair this brand along with others. Recently, my SFCD-1 b... 
Upgrading preamp. Best for under $1K
The Schiit Freya + is super solid for that price range. On Friday I will be receiving the Scihiit Kara to test run. It will be used in place of a Wyred 4 Sound Pre with the second level upgrade. Will be doing my own thunder dome. Whichever unit pe... 
Best Full-Function Preamplifier
How many turntables/tonearms will be used? Is one phono input acceptable or are 2 phono inputs required? What kind of cartridge? Mm/Mi or Mc?   Is adjustable gain per input required?   How many outputs are required? What kind of outputs, singl... 
Amp Recommendations
1.9 ohms is rough. Not sure if AVA would be best for this scenario. Frank used to make amps with extra transistors to deal with low impedance speakers. Not sure if that’s the case nowadays.    Odyssey Audio states their amps are good in low imped... 
Anyone have experience with the new ELAC DDP-2?
Regarding the Elac Alchemy DDP-2, I recently acquired one on the used market. I can only speak to its dac capabilities as that is its purpose in this system. The sound via the audio alchemy i2s standard via a Stello CDT100 was underwhelming. Not s... 
Amp Recommendations
These speakers are rated at 4 ohm @ 90 db. Unsure if the impedance drops even lower during certain frequencies. An amp will be needed that can respond in kind. Perhaps a Bryson or an Odyssey amp would work within your stated budget. Both have grea... 
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