Cartridge/Tonearm/Turntable and phono stage if you'd like.
The best I've ever heard was the Continuum Audio Labs Setup with the Cobra Arm; although I can't recall the cartridge or phono stage.
It was at the CES back in the '00s. Magic. It made me unhappy with my system for months..
I'm looking to buy a quality HDMI Cable to use in my HT setup.
I currently have a SONY UBP-X800 feeding 4K HQR signals to my beloved 65" SONY 4K HDR OLED TV.
I've tried and liked the AQ Diamond, but would like to audition others in the $1500 or lower price range.
Eventually I'll install my...
So over the last three years, I've spent hundreds of hours trying to tune the bass response of my System. I originally started out with a pair of Rockport Cygnus and slowly added two, then four, then finally six Rel Gibraltar G1s (connected with high level inputs but no variable phase...
I've ordered a MiniDSP 2x4hd to play with. I'm going to play with only the crossover fuction as well as the timing/delay functions.
It will sit between my DAC/PRE and one pair of RCAs going to my mains and the other pair going to my subs.
I'm hoping/expecting better integration between my subs...
Over the years, I have amassed a large collection of CDs SACDs DVD-As etc. Some of them have seen better days and few are perfect surface wise. Is there a method to resurface some of the worst ones, some of which are irreplaceable?
The argument is that high level inputs to one's subwoofer(s) are necessary to keep the character of the mains amplifier(s) to the subs.
The argument seems legitimate, but I have never tried low level or LFE inputs. Any thoughts on this?
These seen to be best effort analog/digital recordings.
Hi Fidelity Poland likes them, but they're very expensive, and the sound bytes seem very bass heavy.
Anyone tried these out? I'd like feedback before greenbacks?
Been on a Trane kick for the past few weeks. Thinking of buying the Hi Res reissues, but don't want to throw money away I have OP vinyl and early release CDs.
What do people think the best releases of Coltrane are?
I think SOTA Solid State gear has come a long way sonically in the past decade, but I'm not convinced the same is true of Tube designs.
Lots of big tube designs have evolved with auto biasing and other tricks, but they sound essentially the same to me as they did twenty or more years ago.
I have played at this game and have yet to find a preamp that I prefer between my Metrum Adagio DAC and my amplifiers.
I've always liked the gain but not at the expense of resolution and clarity.
I don't like digital volume controls either, so I've settled on a DAC that varies the reference...
Wilsons are synonymous with American High End. What do yo feel are the best of the rest? Lets keep this discussion to the Alexias and down.
My favorite was the Watt/Puppy fours, which by todays standards are slightly coloured, but still hold a warm place in my heart. The Sophia Is were very...
I've been down this road in the past and have found that switching from excellent two channel to excellent (or even great or decent) 5.1 with a flick of a switch (or two) was not a realistic goal. It seems like high end processors from decades past have all but disappeared as well.
Well, I just received the latest iteration of the Bayz Audio Courantes. The big difference here is the leg extensions which are approximately 6" long. As of this post, the speakers have only 2 hours with music playing so far. Out of the box? Impressive to say the least.
In the crate this...
I think many, if not most of us on WBAF feel speakers with horns/wave guides do some things exceptionally well, like epic dynamics and synergies with low powered amplification. For me, these attributes have historically come at the expense of neutrality. I'm not sure if the colorations I've...
I fondly remember Franko Serblins Extremas which utilized a crossover without capacitors. Just a power resistor in series and an Inductor in parallel with the Dynaudio Esotar tweeter.
The speakers were amazing sounding, but notoriously inefficient, in no small part because of this crossover...