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jaytor

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Class D amplifiers. What's the future look like?
@elliottbnewcombjr - The Carver amp is not class D. It uses a class G output stage. This is essentially class A/B with multiple supply rails which are switched in based on the signal level, so in most situations, the amp is using relatively low 25... 
I need advice on Dissimilar runs using XLR
I have tried both equal length and different length XLR cables and I could not tell the difference. However, this was with a preamp with plenty of drive (low output impedance) into a fairly high impedance input. It's possible that a high capacitan... 
DSP Active Crossover
@mijostyn - that looks like a nice piece of gear. Do you know what DSP it is using? I think the Danville dspNexus 2/8 is an excellent value at $3K, but currently doesn't have software as simple to use as products like the DEQX. You have to be fai... 
DSP Active Crossover
I've read a lot of posts over the past few years from audiophiles that have switched to active crossovers and I can't remember any cases where the poster didn't feel switching to active was an improvement. It's obviously more complicated, but has ... 
DSP Active Crossover
I've made some progress with the dspNexus. This product is still considered an "early adopter" release. The main limitation is documentation. But I've had a couple of video conferences with Emilson, Danville's software engineer, and now have a pre... 
GIK alternatives
For basic absorption panels, I've also had good luck with Silent Source, particularly their Guilford of Maine wrapped "Acoustic Wall Panels". These do not have any wood framework - they are made from PCF glass fiberboard with resin-hardened edges.... 
Anyone buy one yet? Thoughts?
If I was in the market for a streamer, I'd probably give this a shot. I've been pretty impressed with the price-performance of Denafrips gear. I use Roon with Qobuz and Tidal subscriptions as well as a fair amount of local files. I don't really ca... 
DSP Active Crossover
@lewinskih01  I received the dspNexus a few days ago, but I've been buried with work so haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. I've got a measurement mic on order that should be here early next week. I'm hoping to find some time in the ... 
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
Kettle corn for me please.   
DSP Active Crossover
I spent a while researching the Trinnov Nova, but decided to go with the Danville dspNexus.  The Nova would have cost $5500 ($3500 + two additional 2-channel licenses at $1000 each) compared to $3000 for the dspNexus. But even at the same cost, t... 
DSP Active Crossover
@arion - Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The Trinnov Nova looks like an interesting unit, but is considerably more expensive than the Danville dspNexus, particularly for the six channels that I need. It also seems to be focused more o... 
DSP Active Crossover
@jwr159 - I talked to Al Clark on the phone for close to 40 minutes today (he likes to talk) and I'm going to go ahead and order the dspNexus from him.   
DSP Active Crossover
Hard to say how complicated this will be without knowing your system, and what the passive crossover does. @erik_squires - My system is described on my Main System virtual system page, but to elaborate a bit more - my speaker system is a dipole... 
DSP Active Crossover
@bdp24 - I don’t think Danny is a fan of active crossovers, but partly because a lot of his excellent skills in passive crossover design. But Richard Hollis from Hollis Audio Labs has had some good success (according to others) using DSP crossover... 
Are your listening levels healthy? Doing damage?
I certainly listened too loud when I was younger and my tinnitus today is the result. Actually, I started having tinnitus symptoms when I was about 40, (~25 years ago). I really regret not paying more attention to my hearing in my 20s and 30s.  I...