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Newbie sub crawl
I read someplace (in several places, actually) to place the sub in your listening position and then "crawl the room."Good luck and enjoy!Tom 
***Lets Talk Smart Phones***What Do You Us???ANY Set Up & Optimizing Tips For Audio???
I use an iPhone 8 w/256G of memory. Listen on headphones to Tidal/Qobuz/Amazon downloads via a Chord Mojo. Pretty darn good.Bought 2 Apple HomePods and set them up as a stereo pair. Combined with the iPhone (and decent WiFi) it makes a nice minima... 
Is there a magic formula for spending on components in a system
I found the percentages outlined by Robert Harley in this book to be a useful starting point.https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-High-End-Audio/dp/0978649362/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DCQU4I651FUI&...And I learned a lot of other useful information as ... 
The first time I heard Enigma was on an FM station in California. I was in a rental car on a business trip driving north on I-5 from San Diego en route to Laguna Niguel. The blue Pacific on my left and the sunlit golden  hills on the right. As soo... 
Hello,I haven't yet upgraded to Catalina but I've found this solution to your question. Hope it helps. Thanks for asking it because it will help me once I upgrade.https://support.apple.com/guide/music/listen-to-internet-radio-mus098ad0a71/macGood ... 
~$6K mini-monitor recommendations?
If these monitors are near-field - on your desk - and given your budget, I would look at the line of professional studio monitors by Focal, Dynaudio, and others.  
Quick question: How to connect AK70 to an external DAC (Marantz NA6006)
Marantz literature for the NA6006 says that an "iPod" could be connected to front USB port. Perhaps the sample rate resolution is limited for that port - or it is expecting iPod/iPhone signaling, Really seems to me that it should work.Good luck.Tom 
Quick question: How to connect AK70 to an external DAC (Marantz NA6006)
https://www.astellnkern.com/eng/content/support/download/view.asp?page=4&search=&word=&i...On Page 35 of the English version of the owner's manual ( see link above) there are instructions for directing the output to the USB port. Have ... 
Corona playlist- time to smile
Paul Simon: "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" 
Vivaldi, played badly, is the worst classical music on earth
I really like Max Richter, a neo-classical composer who released "Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" back in 2012.But how someone can "hate" Vivaldi, I can't understand. Since I value your insights Eric, I will re-listen to some... 
Keep noise creators outside your clean power zone
Good advice @erik_squires For this audio-dilletante, your setup makes sense. Thank you for sharing it.  
CD ripper for new IMAC
I use an Apple Superdrive and XLD to rip CDs from my iMac or MacMini.http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html I haven’t upgraded to Catalina yet. My understanding is the Music app in Catalina has a CD ripping capability.https://support.apple.com/guide... 
Nas, Nuc or PC with Roon
https://roonlabs.com/loginsso?nonce=4a44493100b25ec380d9253c3a7d9669Roon has a community forum with a knowledgable group of regulars.When asking there, include the size of your library. # of tracks, # of albums. Also indicate the percentage of you... 
Why I am awake at 3PM. Pacific time?
Hello shkong78,Need a report on baby and mother.Then more details from you on that RAAL/Jutenheim combo. Congrats on that, at least.T. 
In ear? vs. On/over ear? Your experience
For me, nothing beats the small size and convenience of IEMs. My RHA 750 and Shure 535 sound great. Thinking about some customs....The often overlooked disadvantage, to me, is that if you're interrupted and have to remove one of them to hear someo...