littleman

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Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
I have both a Sony XA 5400ES with the Modwright upgrades and a off the shelf used Denon 2910.....and through my audio chain (Bel Canto > ML Ethos) cannot tell much of a difference with SACD's...., the Sony is much better with low compression re... 
Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
Many good suggestions so far...here's a few of mine.. - Paul Simon - anything on Graceland - Alice in Chains - Live at the Majestic - Jeff Lorber - My Bass - Malia - Raising Venus - Frank Zappa - Can't afford no shoes - Carbon Based Lifeform... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Another vote here for the Paradigms. Also try listening to Martin Logan Electrostats....with powered bass like the Ethos...at moderate levels they are clear and for me non-fatiguing for hours.   
Could Class D really be that good?
After years of running different amp / int amp combos, tube and A/B solid state, I decided to try a low cost used Class D Int amp from Bel Canto S-300iu feeding ML Ethos. After 3 months I remain blown away by the clarity, imaging, (add other super... 
Anybody Using a Portable Audio Player (DAP) As a Streamer?
As an aside...I use a Fiio M11 Plus LTD as my source > Bel Canto S300IU using the lineout (LO) function > 1 to 2 rca cable into the Bel Canto > ML Ethos.... Sounds awesome and simple to use.  
Differences in YouTube, Spotify, etc.
Have tried and subscribed to Tidal, Amazon HD, Spotify and for a bit Idagio.  Have narrowed down to Qobuz for detailed listening sessions at home, and Spotify until recently for car, Bluetooth, wireless Headphone, etc. Now am actively downloadin... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
What works for me....Fiio M11 DAP, line out Y cable into back of Bel Canto AMP, wired to speakers.....sounds perfect. More details here... ....recently acquired a very nice condition used Bel Canto 300 i class D for the recently added ML Etho... 
McIntosh is now inside a Jeep luxury car.
to Emergingsoul earlier....for simple old school vehicle operation....pre-'23 Toyota 4runner SR5 or base....nothing is automatic...does have a tiny screen for nav....  
Aggrivated tinnitus from speakers?
Update on Neuromod Lenire device....the wife and me acquired 2 units from an Audiology clinic in Edina MN on last week Wed Dec 20. We have each been doing the one hour treatment daily sine then. It consists of BT headphones, a wired tongue tip dev... 
High quality recordings any genre
Regardless of the music type...this has proven helpful to me.... https://www.dr.loudness-war.info/  
I’m looking for an sleek integrated amp under $15k
Heaven 11 Billie mk2      
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
This is going to sound very ignorant....and I am uncertain if I clearly understand all of the streaming options....but what I use for home... - Qobuz via 100 mbps over air internet to Fiio M11 Plus LTD balanced cable from the Fiio to the back of ... 
Aggrivated tinnitus from speakers?
I also deal with tinnitus. Mine is in the 8-9Khz range. I will be receiving a new FDA approved medical device (Lenire Neuromod) later this month in hopes of mitigating the 50 dbs ish tinnitus level. Having said that, I treat my dedicated listenin... 
True high-end Speakers need a midrange
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned electrostatic solutions.....for 2 channel focused listening experiences, a pair of hybrid electrostatics (ex: ML Ethos) does IMHO a great job for a two way with 375Hz crossover. Seamless delivery of sound...  
Best sounding headphones you have owned?
For at home listening, Sennheiser HD700's...When traveling Sony WH-1000MX2's... now moving to 4's.