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Everything posted by RudeWolf

  1. I liked Denfrips Ares and Terminator. Soekris dac1541 at your price range might work as well.
  2. I get unmatched 2x(2sk389/2sj109) from the EU for that money. I guess it's matching vs thermal bonding here.
  3. If you overdo it, you'd need a softstart circuit. Otherwise you're torturing the ON/OFF switch with inrush currents.
  4. Looks like an Elegia rebadge.
  5. Thirdereded. It's free and you can access your stuff from everywhere. And it's not AutoCAD which is purpose made to suck.
  6. If you know what you're doing, then any 1:2/2:1 trafo will do the trick. Just need to keep in mind the HF and current rating.
  7. I wanted to get the DSP equipped OKTO DAC8. Sadly, miniDSP discontinued the input board, so I was SOL.
  8. Which Gungnir was it? The multibit one or DS? Also keep in mind that you'd need to use BAL outs to really make it sing. SE uses a summation circuit which takes away some magic.
  9. I think that messing with vintage was worth it when DS dacs were still super nasty. Vintage multibit would get you much better timbre, but it's not the last word in a lot of technicalities. Not to mention that you'd need to dick around with USB->SPDIF converters.
  10. I agree. Lately there have been many relatively affordable options for multibit. Denafrips or Soekris for R2R or maybe Schiit Bifrost 2. All of them are very solid.
  11. That sensitivity breaks the law of energy conversion by orders of magnitude. Providing it with any kind of power would murder the universe.
  12. Can Roon do VST? If so, then plonk the plug-in there. If not, then maybe try out Systemwide.
  13. Putting non-coax speakers on their sides is a sure way how to fuxxor up the sweetspot. Put them upside down if you need to get the tweeter lower.
  14. I'm pretty sure he's using Sonarworks calibration with them. He used to be a client of mine.
  15. Here's some porn from me. Just got the new tops for my subs. Each has a FaitalPro HF1440 + 18sound XR1464C horn and four ScanSpeak 15WU midwoofers. Amplification and filtering done by a Hypex FA253 plate amp. Sounds absolutely killer. Sadly, the amp for the big subs seems to be dying, so I'm listening to the tops only. Luckily, they go down to lower thirties. The resulting area of the four midwoofers exceeds a single 10" woofer, so it can go pretty loud as well with that +/-9mm Xlin. Here's a better look of the thing.
  16. Recently a shipment from the US to EU took a month to arrive for me.
  17. Is this the same @thuytn selling the amp? Maybe he can chime in?
  18. Benchmark is a Class-G amp with an SMPSU, so it's more akin to a Class-AB. The Mytek is Class-D and uses Pascal modules which aren't bad, but I don't consider them to be of the same level as nCore and Puri-fi. And has DIRAC which will make the biggest audible difference. If @shellylh can swing that, then it should be pretty much perfect.
  19. These bookshelves aren't that power hungry. The question is how wild is the impedance/phase curve. For what the ATC amp has under the hood the price is a daylight robbery. I don't know what's your disposition against Class-D, but recently I heard an active system based on Hypex nCore amps and... it was pretty fricken great. Maybe see if one of NAD's newer M-series power amps are available for a good price. Nord Audio nCore and Puri-fi amps are also a superb value.
  20. I actually enjoyed what Grover Neville was writing there. My general beef with most reviewers out there is that none have the technical expertise to call out mfg's on their bullshit. At best they might give less-than-max stars and tell that the product might satisfy someone out there. Rtings is doing a decent job at reviewing cans, but their focus is the consumer market. I tried to kinda replicate Tyll's style to some degree when I was reviewing stuff for Sonarworks, but well... they too turned to consumers for the pie in the sky.
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