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brianlucey

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dac recommendations for turntable listener?
@palutena Bricasti is warm and accurate and detailed in a perfect balance  
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
@soix for you : https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/ewryuajc58j4dpz0t06og/h?rlkey=43h8t7huoafmw8rlyoxb4vps3&dl=0  
Tidal removing all MQA
  Friendly reminder facts for @amvroofing and others   1. The native sample and bit rate of the mastering session is the best quality that any product could ever be 2. MQA is sonically distorted and lossy. Might be subjectively preferable dist... 
MQA....again.
Friendly reminder facts    1. The native sample and bit rate of the mastering session is the best quality that any product could ever be   2. MQA is sonically distorted and lossy.  Might be subjectively preferable distortion or might not, but i... 
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
Again, I'm not doubting what you're observing, I'm saying you're conclusion as to what that observation means is incorrect    audiophile listeners (whoever that group may be ) are building a system based around the "sound" of the system because t... 
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
@mrdecibel I work on and listen to 2500 songs a year, in every style from every country, done by every level of experience in the production team from beginners to experts for over 25 years, and I get paid to enhance the connection between the lis... 
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
@mrdecibel When we listen to a recording, we perceived the sound and the performance as a singularity, in the same moment by the same token, every person who listens to the same recording focuses on one of 100 detailed aspects of the recording, ... 
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
My favorite 3 DAC by increasing price, all great :   Mytek Manhattan II Bricasti M1 SE Berkeley Audio Design Alpha Ser 3  
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
Cords and Cables are simple. First ... ignore all sales pitches. Then:   1. If you are happy with your system don’t change any cords or cables. 1a. If you are at minimum 80% happy then you might get that last % from some new cables or cords. ... 
High End System Building. How important is the matching, cabling and room? Thoughts ?
The room matters a lot, do everything you can afford. Yet the next step is most important .... do not buy anything unless a. You NEED it. How do I know? Because you are BOTHERED and can NAME the ISSUE you wish to SOLVE b. You have done an A/B i... 
SST Son Of Ampzilla II vs Parasound A21 or A23+
@steakster come up to Atwater Village anytime. The Evolution MM3 Exact and Bricasti M1 SE in a great room reveals all :)  
SST Son Of Ampzilla II vs Parasound A21 or A23+
@tubeguy76 Oh yes for sure, Made in California like all Magnus Audio The MA-150 is what I've always wanted from solid state at any price, just enough warmth but still clear, and punchy. Not as much minute resolution and space as my Allnic A-6000s... 
SST Son Of Ampzilla II vs Parasound A21 or A23+
@tubeguy76 thank you, i appreciate that. Problem has been solved I’m happy to say Brand new Magnus Audio MA-150. Voiced differently from the rest of their excellent line with more low mid/low end power, not as detailed/less sizzle at the high mid... 
SST Son Of Ampzilla II vs Parasound A21 or A23+
@soix thank you.  i need balanced ins. A21, A23+ or SOA II  
SST Son Of Ampzilla II vs Parasound A21 or A23+
Have you actually heard the 23+?  I have no faith in the 21+ yet the 23+ seems like a nice upgrade on paper.