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    Triangle Speakers from France. Emotional Experience (vs. Cerebral Accuracy). Any fans?

    There's an updated version of their top line being released soon (not on their site yet), the 40th Anniversary Magellan speakers. Here's a video with some details of the changes and a short audio clip:
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    Boulder 866 Driving Magnepan 20.7's

    Due to my personal experience with the combination. Thought I had recommended it to you on another forum but maybe was confusing you with another user.
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    Boulder 866 Driving Magnepan 20.7's

    Rowland 625 amp shown in signature, which I recommended as being an exceptional match with the 3.7i speakers. :cool:
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    CD Transport vs Music Server

    AES/EBU digital cable is specified at 110 ohm impedance, while coaxial digital cable is 75 ohm.
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    Axpona 2021 moved until April 22-24 2022

    Just for clarification, AXPONA will be open from Friday April 22 - Sunday April 24. Thursday is move-in and setup day for exhibitors.
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    Ideon Audio Absolute DAC - anyone heard it?

    Ideon is currently listed as being at AXPONA in the Aster room: https://www.axpona.com/exhibitor/company-detail.asp?ID=28659
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    Sound Quality Issues - new to turntables

    That AT table has a switch selectable built in phono preamp, so if you're feeding the Rolls phono preamp check to ensure that the AT has its output set to PHONO. Alternately you can set it to LINE and connect its output directly into the CD or other line level input of the receiver. Hope that helps!
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    Luxman C-900u Preamplifier

    I use the matching Luxman M-900u power amp. A loudness function was much more common in receivers and preamps back in the 70's and 80's, and adds an EQ with some boost in the bass and highs at lower volume levels. As you increase the volume level the loudness function in some implementations...
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    Re-imagining "Class A" Amplification

    Hello Angus, Can you please clarify what the connection is between WestminsterLab and Lumin? Does the Lumin power amp share any of the Rei's design? Thanks in advance, - Bill
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    Recommended polish or wax for Avalon speakers?

    Just something to keep in mind... a satin lacquer finish (as described on the Avalons) is completely different than the high gloss finish on most Magicos and may be best preserved by different types of wax or polish.
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    OCD Hi-Fi Guy

    He used to be the US distributor and retailer for Denafrips, endlessly praising their build quality, performance and value in his videos. Then the relationship was ended and he started bad mouthing the company and their products as being inferior, completely the opposite of his previous claims...
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    OCD Hi-Fi Guy

    Actually it doesn't. MSB are the original company founder's initials, Mark S. Brasfield. He wasn't a typical engineer... he started out by doing mods to Magnavox/Philips CD players and claimed that he got his best ideas in the bathtub where he would speak directly to G-d for direction.
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    I'm confused :confused:, thought the Formula xHD and La Scala MKII Optologic were two different DACs in the Aqua lineup.
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    To the cadavers: Kidney stones

    I've had the misfortune of having to pass kidney stones a few times over the years as a result of having gout and excess uric acid. The urologist had me collect the stones passed for analysis by having to go through a funnel with a fine screen. When I brought them in and gave them to the nurse...
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    Origin record clamp

    The Origin Live Gravity One is designed to be in contact with the record label area to effectively damp vibrations in the vinyl. It isn't a clamp nor is it very heavy like many other such devices and is not designed to flatten warped records. It claims to "make a significant contribution to...
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    Super3 - a supercapacitor LPS, by Farad Power Supplies

    I contacted Farad in Jan 2020 to ask about the possibility of running the Nucleus Plus with the Farad Super 3 and this was their response: "I looked up the NUC i7 board and processor TDP max is 28W (1.5A@19V). Total power they say is 65Watts, but this is included all outputs at max. I think it...
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    Florida Audio Expo 2021 cancelled

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/florida-audio-expo-2021s-first-audio-show-casualty :(
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    Grandioso K1X - the two Esoteric "Revolutions" installed!

    I'm sorry but that's the best explanation of the circuit design and their implementation that I've found at this point. I'm actually surprised by their transparency and the level of detail they're openly sharing.
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    Grandioso K1X - the two Esoteric "Revolutions" installed!

    Full details on the new Esoteric Master Sound Discrete DAC can be seen here: https://www.esoteric.jp/en/product/d1x/feature
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    New Triode Wire Labs Cable Loom Review from The Audio Beatnik!

    Sincere congrats to Pete for making such extreme value ultimate performance cables available to audiophiles, he deserves our support! :)
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    Classe Audio DAC?

    Hey Adam - Yes, Classe' Audio made a stand alone transport DTP-1 and DAC-1 as their reference digital gear back around 1998. Here's a 2017 reprint of a review of the combo from Positive Feedback for your reference...
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    All NEW Add Powr Sorcer X2 Power Conditioner....Major Breakthrough In Electrical Power Conditioners!

    It's actually from the same designer who previously sold his QRT technology to Nordost, and this is his next generation product line.
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    A streamer without a DAC

    The BS Node will do the first unfold on MQA files (MQA Core) and that resolution (up to 96kHz) is then output via its digital output to an external DAC. The Node's analog outputs provide full MQA decoding, but using its digital output is limited to MQA Core decoding since the final unfold is DAC...
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    How to tell if tweeter ribbon is damaged in a 3.7i

    Impedance cannot be measured by a standard voltmeter, they can measure simple DC resistance. Maybe you meant to just measure and compare the ribbon's resistance.
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    Class D Mono Blocks vs Class A/B

    With all due respect I believe you are mistaken regarding the NAD Master Series M33 using Anthem room correction, it would likely be Dirac Live.
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    Gamut M250i mono blocks vs ???

    Sam - While I don't have first hand experience with the Gamut speakers or the terminals they use, there are different size spades available. It's not uncommon for a specific component's binding posts to require either a larger or smaller spade to fit correctly. Most cable companies can fit an...
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    Mola Mola amps

    Are you referring to Bel Canto Ref 1000 amps? Those use an older Class D module (from B&O ICE if I recall) prior to Hypex or N-Core.
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    Mola Mola amps

    Yes, several times in different systems. Unfortunately I found them to be too dry in the high frequencies and just too analytical for my taste, but many seem to love them. I'm looking forward to hearing his latest incarnation as finished products become available.
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    forum is really really S - L - O - W---maintenance going on?

    At least you've determined where the bottleneck is so it can be addressed.

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