lanx0003

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Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
It's interesting how varied our preferences for music can be. The experience of music is deeply personal and subjective, influenced by many factors including the melody, lyrics, and the emotional connection we have with a song. For some, the qual... 
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
Thank you, @helomech.  I went back to look at two reviewers whom I have listened to more closely: Soundnews and iiwi. Soundnews rated the A8's dedicated line amp section very highly and considered the DAC section as good as the Gustard A26 (anothe... 
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
@helomech The DMP-A8 has state of the art transparency as recently confirmed by Stereophile’s measurements. Would you please indicate the source for it?  Thanks.  
YouTube star Jay loves McIntosh MC 901 amplifier
Is "@emergingsoul" another account created by Jay?  I might be just kidding.  
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
$1800 (TMR) Fosi V3 w/ 32 volts SMPS - $72 (Amazon) Wiim ultra - $330 Crutchfield Micca 14 AWG speaker cable $26 (Amazon) Mogami 2964 RCA cable - $27 Total = $2255 + contribution to Uncle Sam This inconspicuous system will fit the ... 
What are your thoughts/opinions on the Orchard Audio Starkrimson Mono Ultra Premium
@perkri If you were interested. Tune in 28:56 for the video clip where the host compares Fosi V3 Mono with 5000$ Naim Supernait 3 and 9000$ Canor AI 1.20.    
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
@macg19  My statement applies only to the experience related to the specific product A6 that I purchased. I am not supporting your case or endorsing your unfounded speculation. Yes, this is a free country and everyone has the right to express the... 
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
Don't express opinions based on imagination. The burden of proof is on you if you make such a claim. @macg19  Nevertheless, I didn't have a positive experience with the everSolo A6, despite finally deciding to purchase it after so much hype. I en... 
Eversolo DMP-A8 vs iPhone plugged directly to integrated amp - why no difference?
Apple engineers figured out a long time ago how to use the iPhone as a fine streamer. It does not have a good internal DAC as we all know and connecting it to an external DAC can make a significant difference in sound quality. Its single USB-C or ... 
why expensive streamers
Audiophiles with disposable income can chase after the ultimate gear, seeking the last-mile's diminishing returns. We all know that a $500 streamer doesn't provide twice the sound quality (SQ) of a $250 device, nor does a $1000 streamer sound twic... 
What is your front end ?
I have streamer (ifi zen / Wiim pro plus) and CD player (Pioneer Elite). I listen mostly to the hi-rez music stored in SSD assessed thru ifi zen. I plan to procure Wiim ultra that also features usb port for local music collection.  
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire
I picked up 2m (6.5 ft) pair for $27.7 tax / shipping incl.  Right off the bat, it sounds as good as my beloved old Audioquest solid speaker cable.   
Could Class D really be that good?
Agreed on the audible improvements, though I'm not sure about measurable evidence, as I couldn't find any supporting data. Nevertheless, I recently swapped in an op amp called "Oracle II dual" on the Fosi V3, based on the recommendation from Virtu... 
Surge protector
Hi OP: I meant to say that I use a Trip Lite everywhere except my PC because I have an Uninterruptable Power Supply. @erik_squires & all 1. Most of power strips with surge protection under Trip Lite, Furman brands referred here has EMI/RFI... 
Power cords: does length matter?
@pennfootball71 Shouldn’t generalize based on limited exposure. The standard length of SR cables is indeed 1.75 meters, but custom versions of certain models like the Venom HC v2 can be made in any desired length with various connectors. The "stan...