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    Post Your Frequency Response Curve!

    Yes. I use my M1 MacBook Pro for REW. But my take often is that we shouldn't have to buy new gear if our current ones work. Maybe if you can tell us what MacBook and which iPad you currently have, we can find a better software alternative for you. I have to admit, for most simple things, my...
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    DAC recommendations

    I personally think that Rose RS150B has a fairly decent DAC output. If you’re going to pair with D’Agostino, you may want to wait to get your DAC to make sure you don’t go over board on the analog sound. That said, a tube DAC (e.g. Lampizator) or R2R DACs (e.g. Holo, MSB, TotalDAC, Schiit, etc)...
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    Optimizing Audio Environment: Testing of Digital Bass Traps and Alternative Solutions at My Home

    Fair enough. There are velocity traps and pressure traps. I was thinking of velocity traps but what you said is true for pressure traps. And I guess AAVA C20/214 and Vicoustic Vari-Bass Ultra are pressure traps so I was incorrect in my example.
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    Optimizing Audio Environment: Testing of Digital Bass Traps and Alternative Solutions at My Home

    I think for those of us who can’t put bass traps everywhere in our room, we should always measure what the bass issue is at our listening position and measure what bass buildup occurs at the areas where we can put the bass traps. If the listening position has an 88Hz peak but the location where...
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    Magico M3 and M2 construction

    From what I have read here, everyone who has heard both seem to think M3 has significantly more bass than the M2. So coming from a Sasha W/P, I suspect you’ll prefer the used M3 if you can find one. I’m perfectly happy with my M2 but I have a smaller room. That said, if you’re upgrading from a...
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    Levinson C Wave Technology

    https://patents.justia.com/patent/11925433 The C Wave patent is available online. So in my opinion, it’s a scientifically tested DSP/EQ/reverb which is proven to be euphonic to listeners who participated in the study.
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    How would you spend my money?

    Having a photo of your room really helps. As your place reminds me of my own listening room and in the end, I had limited options to move my seat or to put up bass traps so I ended up resorting to DSP after strategically placed bass traps to optimize the sound. My gut feeling is that you don't...
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    Magico in Munich

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4sWz3qO9L6/?igsh=MXV5cDA5dXN2YW02aQ== I guess Magico S5 2024 will be announced April 2, 2024 and then people can see it in Munich?
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    Help me replace my digital player/vault

    So yeah, if you look at the stereophile review, you can see that feeding Okto DAC8 USB has lower levels of jitter compared to other sources. So I suspect if you upgrade M50.2 to a more modern digital streamer, you probably would get slightly better sound out of the Okto DAC8. But it's really...
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    How would you spend my money?

    Hmmm. That is extremely unusual. Often the reasons for this are in order because 1) you are sitting at a bass null in the room so no amount of speakers or subwoofers would pressurize your sitting position 2) your subwoofer is sitting at a room null for the frequency that you want to pressurize...
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    How would you spend my money?

    2nd sub. But... do you already have microphones and computer hardware to measure to optimize sub integration with your speakers? Because if so, you might get more bang for your buck measuring the system, moving your listening position, speakers and maybe putting selective acoustic treatments...
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    Help me replace my digital player/vault

    For $10,000, you can get a lot of different products that would probably give you more of a sonic upgrade. I'm also a bit unclear on how your system is currently connected based on your bio. Is it M50.2 to miniDSP SHD streamer/Dirac processor to NAD M32 amp? Or is it just M50.2 to M32...
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    S3 MK3 (2023) Arrived

    Sounds like there are some acoustic issues in the room causing a pretty odd frequency response. Most speakers are not designed to give such an up and down frequency response. Other Magico’s I’ve measured at my dealer also don’t give this kind of frequency response (A3, A5, M2). But did you use...
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    Sound levels in your listening space

    Just looking at my September 29, 2023 NY Phil concert Apple Watch dB measurements. Quietest was 50dB, loudest was 100dB briefly. Average was 83dB. I was about 20 rows from the stage.
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    Sound levels in your listening space

    very interesting post. Just got to work so I can’t measure at my loud living room. I have to admit I’m a nitpicker. but I don’t actually know if the radio shack digital meter is calibrated. So the relative dBs you got are correct but the absolute dB might be off. I’ve looked into this before...
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    Does DSP belong in State of the Art Systems?

    Haha. That was embarrassing about the inches to feet conversion. Thanks. Yes. I have the AVAA C214. It works very well but it’s just like a bass trap. So you still need to put it at the right spot. For example, clearly your bass traps at the corner were not absorbing the 40Hz peak adequately...
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    Does DSP belong in State of the Art Systems?

    Hmm… If you’re 390mm from front wall and 435 from back wall, your room is 33” deep not 27”. The 40Hz & 80Hz peaks are room mode resonances from the 33” depth but you’re definitely not sitting at the room mode which is why the peaks are not that high. However, their decay time is still...
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    Does DSP belong in State of the Art Systems?

    Sometimes you have to accept that you can’t always get things to be perfect. The frequency response looks pretty good even without DSP. I’ve seen DSP responses that look worse. To me, the first thing to explore is the waterfall plot (or RT60). That’ll probably give you more ideas of what you...
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    Please recommend some Monoblock Amps

    Bryston 7B3 is a huge leap over the 7B2. Unfortunately, I've never heard the 7B original series before. My understanding is that if you don't like the 7B or 7B2 sound, you still might like the 7B3 sound. But if you don't like the 7B3 sound, you definitely won't like the 7B/7B2 sound. If OP can...
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    Does DSP belong in State of the Art Systems?

    Yes and no because it depends what’s causing the bass null at the seating position. If the problem is that you’re simply sitting at a room node, there is a significant limit to what treatment can do for that bass null. The solution has to be to move the seating position. But if the bass null is...
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    PSI Audio AVAA C214 Active Bass Absorber

    I just noticed this: Magico LLC Fully revealed. A pair of Magico M7 loudspeakers. Dual TITAN 15 subwoofers. An MXO crossover. A peerless sonic experience from Magico. Présence Audio Conseil #Magico #loudspeakers #legacy... www.facebook.com In addition to the Magico M7 & Titan, there are two...
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    PSI Audio AVAA C20 Active Bass Absorber

    Oops. I meant to post in the C214 thread. C214 is the digital version of C20. So it’s a bit taller and smaller than the C20. The main advantage I think is that you can actually get more bass absorption than the C20. According to the manual, by more than 6dB. However, when I did that at my own...
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    PSI Audio AVAA C20 Active Bass Absorber

    I just noticed this: https://www.facebook.com/MagicoLLC/posts/pfbid0ft3wWjkhE6zK5DRibwMGaryqU4VPZsAvePP1aTPiuqc1RZ6X6sPGJZQpc1GrRZ7Kl In addition to the Magico M7 & Titan, there are two PSI AVAA C214 at the corners.
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    Best way to stream Youtube videos to 2 channel system

    sorry to hear about the house. That is really horrible and unfortunate. because there are many ways to stream a laptop YouTube video audio to your server/streamer 2-channel system, without knowing your future setup from hardware to software, it’s just really hard to answer your question. I...
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    Best way to stream Youtube videos to 2 channel system

    To answer your question, it’ll help to know how you’re currently streaming music into your 2-channel system. Roon & Intel server is just too non-specific an answer. What is the streamer that is receiving your Roon signals in the 2-channel system? Because you said your laptop is not connected to...
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    What are you listening today and WHY – Only one rule, see first post

    I listen to whatever Gramophone magazine recommends monthly. But with work, I’m super behind so I’m still on their July 2023 recommendations. So I’m splitting my time listening to Garrick Ohlson’s Beethoven Piano Concertos with Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra and Kerson Leong’s Britten &...
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    Aurender N200 vs N20 Impressions So Far...

    if you want 176-192kHz, I find KableDirekt Toslink cable that Rob Watts recommended to be useful. Assuming your Aurender supports it. And it’s fairly cheap on Amazon. You can see in my profile that I use a USB to Toslink converter Douk Audio U2 XU208. it is also fairly cheap that you can just...
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    Aurender N200 vs N20 Impressions So Far...

    There are two optical inputs for DAVE. And as long as you’re playing 44.1kHz-96kHz tracks, it shouldn’t drop. If one jack truly is unreliable, you can try another. However, there are some Toslink cables that don’t insert fully into DAVE because DAVE Toslink jack is quite shallow. So you have...
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    Aurender N200 vs N20 Impressions So Far...

    Watts Up...? | Page 247 | Headphone Reviews and Discussion - Head-Fi.org This is probably the best summary. If you run your USB via battery powered laptop/iPad that is not charging, then you can get sound similar to Toslink. Once you have a grounded device like the Aurender, your Aurender power...

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