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A DAC for the Oppo 105
Thank you to the second wave of contributors. I wish the D.BOB did output USB! Oh well... I think that a used Codec could be an interesting approach. I seem to like the Ayre house sound. I've always understood (like it was a given) that Toslink w... 
A DAC for the Oppo 105
Thank you all for your insights and suggestions. I appreciate that I now have a list of potential DACs, along with sound characteristics, on which to do some research.  I also appreciate the insights on support and cabling. I can try the support ... 
A DAC for the Oppo 105
Fair question. For this occasional enjoyment, I was hoping that $1000 or so could do the job.  I bet Qobuz would have maybe 75 - 80% of my CD's. And that's pretty darn good. But a substantial part of my CD enjoyment comes from the "mix tapes" on ... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
I am very surprised to find myself writing this, but I recently bought a pair of Volti Razz speakers, and I can't get over how much I like them. What is surprising me is the upper midrange and tweeter. I kind of braced myself for enjoying the dyna... 
A collection of Henry Cowell's "Hymn and Fuguing Tunes"
I have tried eBay and other disc sources. I haven't found all the pieces in one collection. I did purchase a CD from the Northwest Chamber Orchestra that had four of them on the same disc - the most so far. But I like the Acman3 idea - I have a C... 
My Remote on my preamp has stopped working
With my PS Audio BHK preamp, I will occasionally lose remote function. If I take out the batteries, and shut off and unplug the preamp, then plug it back in and turn it on, It always restores the remote functionality. Some little computer chip nee... 
ADD or Audiophile?
I think that staying focused only on the music is hard for many of the reasons that folks have shared, But I also think that it is something we can gently push back on if we would like to stay more music focused. I was lousy at meditation - my min... 
Cool running, low powered power amp
Well - the joke's on me! How naive! I ordered my new Decware Triode, and understood there was a waiting list. I figured it would arrive sometime in July, just when I need it. Well, that may be true, but it would have been three July's from now. As... 
Cool running, low powered power amp
Okay - after all of your good thoughts provoked an examination of my priorities with this summer substitute of an amp, I decided to order the Decware Triode amplifier - all 2.3 watts of it. I decided that since I have speakers that can actually ma... 
Cool running, low powered power amp
Thank your for your suggestions! I have checked out each one, going to websites and reading discussions about them. And i entered some new worlds (Such as Mr. Nixie and Decware) that I didn’t know about before. You have got me exploring and thinki... 
A persistent hummmm...
Thank you for that distinction. I can hear the buzz in all three drivers. The pitch changes a little, of course, but it is about equally loud. And, as I mentioned earlier, there is a buzz at the transformer itself.   This gives me something to t... 
A persistent hummmm...
Hi all,   My Zesto amp is pretty new - a couple of years old. The hum was there from the start, but my previous speakers didn't emphasize it as much as my new speakers do. As a few folks have said, the efficiency of horn speakers has a down side... 
A persistent hummmm...
So, on my (so far) futile diagnostic journey, I disconnected all input to the amp. and then unplugged them. The amp, with nothing plugged into it, or even sharing the same wall plug, continues to hum. I have to say the builder, George Counnas of Z... 
A persistent hummmm...
Yes - I sent the amp out to the manufacturer/designer, and he said he didn't get any hum at all. Of course, i don't know what speakers he uses, and you are right - the efficiency of the speakers certainly exacerbates any hum problem the amp has. ... 
A persistent hummmm...
Sorry - in the list of things I said that I tried, the cheater plug should have been first. No luck there.   I have changed the inout tubes a few times, and that doesn't seem to affect it. I don't know whether there are quieter versions out ther...