mm1tt77

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Review on Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC
@teajay I have always enjoyed your reviews.  One of the DAC’s I previously had in my system was a MHDT Pagoda Balanced.  I bought it based off your review.  I really enjoyed that DAC. I now have a PS Audio Direct Stream MK2.  I know the LTA and MK... 
Anyone at home at Krell?
I own Krell Gear, live in CT and have dropped and picked up gear for repair / service.  They have always been a bit slow to respond, I’ve found email was the best way to get an update or response.  The last time I visited their offices / manufactu... 
Long time lurker looking for HT opinions
@tigheandjudi does your HT space double as a 2 channel listening area or is it exclusively for HT duties?   I’ve been into HT since I was a kid, I got into 2 channel about 7 years ago.  I had always listened to the advice that you wanted all you... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
@mikhailark I have a similar taste in speaker and sensitivity to what gets described as bright.  Before I realized what I really liked I locked into Focal’s based on R&D / Build Quality.  Took me a minute to realize they were voiced in a way... 
Requesting opinions about 4 specific amplifiers
@jpipes if you are looking for a touch of magic trying a tube pre with a SS amp, class A sounds like it could be the recipe you are looking for. Pass, Coda, Newer Krell XD all could be a good fit.  The Coda CSiB integrated can be biased to differ... 
**Smoking integrated tube amp, advice needed:
@fugazikid1991 exciting times, trying out Tube Gear.  Sounds like a damaged unit and or defective part in the chain.  Doesn’t sound like you did anything at all to cause the issue.  You have a 30 day return option so you should be a good spot to d... 
Mark Levinson Has Saved Me And My MUSIC!!
@deep_333 I think it’s awesome that the software has made such a difference in your system, enjoyment in listening to music.  That’s what I think most of us are all chasing when we are looking at gear or tweaks.  Please don’t take my take on the v... 
Mark Levinson Has Saved Me And My MUSIC!!
This video feels like the culmination of why certain Audiophiles distrust various, unique approaches to making music sound better.     Maybe it works but the presentation and the content are very difficult to take seriously.  I was born in the la... 
Integrated for Cornwall IV
@mofojo if SS is in the cards, I’m guessing the latest Krell integrated, think it’s the 300i would be a great match. It has the first 90 watts in class A, should pair really well with the Cornwallis. Good Luck.  
Re: streaming recommendations for newbie
@tlh28 welcome to the streaming journey, it’s awesome to have such a vast category of music at your finger tips.  The ability to get streaming sound quality on par with analogue is achievable.  It can be a finicky journey though.  Clean power supp... 
Am I right for this forum?
  @snilf  the # of responses to your post should indicate you belong on the forum.  Lots of responses and opinions.    Are you an audiophile?  Ask for the definition and you’ll likely get as many as you got responses to this post.    Based on... 
Need help choosing my first amp for my first speakers
@jcjcjcjcjcjcjcjcjcjcjcjc  Check out the Pine Tree integrated amp on US Audio Mart, slightly above your budget at $ 875 but would be an Integrated that will have enough clean power to really drive your speakers and isn’t one you’d have to upgrade... 
Moved from Logitech Squeezebox to Cambridge CXN V2 w/NAS - sound not as good
The CXN could simply have less noise in the chain.  With digital sometimes noise can cause things to sound brighter.  The CXN might be a quieter streamer creating a lower noise floor which is allowing the files being transmitted to your DAC to be ... 
Streamer/DAC combinations
@davegolf2424 You are getting some great advice.  I’ve had quite a few DAC’s and Streamers in my system.  A DAC will have more of an impact on the sound than a streamer.  If you have the opportunity to try different DAC’s, find the DAC you prefer ... 
Lumin P1 or Pre / Streamer / DAC separates?
How well the P1 performs as a Pre will likely hinge on the amp it’s feeding.    I have a Krell amp and the Krell likes a quality pre in the chain.  I have had other amps that sounded better to my ears with a DAC feeding it directly.  If your Pre ...