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  1. Mr Rickz

    Best desktop DAC/amp for an old iMac (2015) and average bookshelf speaker?

    If you can get by without MQA the range of DACs from Schiit Audio offer good value for money.
  2. Mr Rickz

    Best budget turntable?

    As mentioned above, a TT from Rega and Project are a good place to start. They offer units in your price range that are pretty much plug-and-play. If you decide that you want to go deeper into vinyl, the rabbit hole goes very deep.
  3. Mr Rickz

    Gryphon Diablo Integrated Amplifier Owners

    Alan Shaw recommends solid state in the range of 100wpc. I think the Harbeths will be with me a long time so I'd like to treat them properly. Use will be primarily in the near field. Looking at the Diablo, and others.
  4. Mr Rickz

    Gryphon Diablo Integrated Amplifier Owners

    I guess we can discuss it in a week or so. :cool:
  5. Mr Rickz

    Gryphon Diablo Integrated Amplifier Owners

    I'm investigating integrated amplifiers to power my new Harbeth Monitor 30.2 Anniversary Editions. Do we have any Diablo owners in the group? I'd appreciate your comments. Edit: Specifically the Diablo 120.
  6. Mr Rickz

    Most Respected Amplifier Designers

    And I would add Jason Stoddard --- Schiit Audio.
  7. Mr Rickz

    What's Everyone Reading

    99% True...almost a national bestseller. -- Paul McGowan
  8. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    I must apologize to the group. I'm nearly 70 years old, but somewhere along the way I seem to have lost my serious.
  9. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    No self respecting audiophile would take people into their listening room a say, " And this is my pile of Schiit."
  10. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    You know what speakers Schiit uses at the shows?? Salk!
  11. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    I told the guys at Schiit Audio that they would sell a lot more of their two channel gear if they doubled their prices. They weren't interested. :mad:
  12. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    I'm old enough to remember when Mark Spitz came to the SAE factory to pick out his own gear.
  13. Mr Rickz

    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    Mongo like Magico.
  14. Mr Rickz

    My monitor/subwoofer system

    And it " never " rains in Southern California.:cool: ( Except when it does. )
  15. Mr Rickz

    How to match new receiver and speakers?

    Yes, the price actually went up after the great reviews.:mad: Chances are that the rp-150s will work out just fine.
  16. Mr Rickz

    How to match new receiver and speakers?

    The hottest Klipsch bookshelves right now seem to be the RP-600. You might want to look at the reviews on YouTube. The 150s look like their baby brothers.
  17. Mr Rickz

    How to match new receiver and speakers?

    I agree with NorthStar. The Klipsch speakers will boogie with just a few watts. Any receiver you choose will be up to the task. And the sub should work fine as well.
  18. Mr Rickz

    Kef ls50

    Thanks for the links. Based on this information I will need to add the 30.1s to the mix. You certainly are correct that there are other options in this price range. I'll investigate the other contenders that my dealer may offer.
  19. Mr Rickz

    Kef ls50

    After a visit to my dealer yesterday I think my LS50s will soon be in his possession. The Harbeth 30.2s or Compact 7s are in my future. The decision will take more audition time. As to the desktop, a Schiit Jotunheim and a pair of Sennheiser HD 800s are my preferred method of listening.
  20. Mr Rickz

    Kef ls50

    I think Amir has a pretty thick skin. He has run afowl on other forms as well. If I'm correct, I believe he has his own home forum. He fights on the hill of objectivity. I suppose that there is nothing wrong in that. I was the same way in my career, but not so much in my private life. Age has...
  21. Mr Rickz

    I Guess It's About Time

    Yes Ron, when I'm at my off grid cabin in Montana. I'm a snow bird and don't operate here in So Cal. Rick N7NKN
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    Kef ls50

    Looks like a while since anyone has had much to say about the LS50s. I mentioned in my introduction that they were my main speakers, primarily due to space limitations. Well, today I visited my local brick and mortar stereo store and had a listen to Harbeth 30.2s. Suddenly my LS50s don't sound...
  23. Mr Rickz

    RIAA Report: Streaming Is Now 80% Of US Market

    A news report here in So Cal suggested that vinyl sales are trending to overtake CD sales in 2020. A vinyl salesman interviewed said many of his vinyl customers are in their 20s and early 30s. Only time will tell.
  24. Mr Rickz

    RIAA Report: Streaming Is Now 80% Of US Market

    I'm old enough to remember listening to FM radio as my primary source of music. Purchase of vinyl came as a result of this listening. Now, it's nearly 100% streaming, with CDs and some vinyl purchased as a result. No downloads. I have to have the physical media.
  25. Mr Rickz

    I Guess It's About Time

    Hi all, I've been around for about a week so I guess I better introduce myself. Name obviously is Rick. Age is nearly 70. Time flies when you're having fun. I had an interest in electronics and technology from an early age. Studied electronics in college and got my first job doing QC and...
  26. Mr Rickz

    Interesting build quality...

    The old SAE amps I worked on had two output transistors per side, large heat sinks on the rear. Inside were two small pcbs and two humongous transformers. Good for 120wpc. I forget the price. That was about fifty years ago.:p
  27. Mr Rickz

    Beyond Stereophile and TAS

    Thanks for all the great leads and links. Here is one that I found on my own. It's an e-zine from the U. K. called Hi Fi Pig. Poor name, but not bad content.
  28. Mr Rickz

    Beyond Stereophile and TAS

    I'm an old phart. I like holding printed matter in my hands.;) And, no, sorry, I don't even own a printer.
  29. Mr Rickz

    Beyond Stereophile and TAS

    I'm an avid reader of TAS and Stereophile, but much I read about and see here is beyond the scope of those two publications. Is there a print publication that has better coverage of the type of gear discussed here?? Thanks

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