moonwatcher

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Watts! How many do we need?
As others have said, meters, even digital ones, are s-l-o-w. Even on digital recorders, the meters are too slow to see "transient peaks", which is one reason manufactures recommend recording with the "peaks you do see" topping out at -12dB. This a... 
DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
I don’t get it to a large degree. Any device merely exists as a thing for anyone to check out and offer thoughts on it. Reviews are mostly subjective based on opinion or in a very few cases based on electrical or acoustic measurements. [Erin’s Aud... 
Denarips and Vinshine split
Generally, "grey market" means you forego any warranty. I used to buy photo and video equipment and sometimes would take a chance but no more. A $500 item might be worth the risk, but for my wallet, anything more than $1000 better be the "real dea... 
Solo streamer
I'd think the quality bump of the N200 would be worth running $200 of CAT6 cable a few feet. Just an idea.  @jazzman7, thanks for the correction regarding I2S being synchronous.  All the more reason then to spend a bit more then on the streamer a... 
Solo streamer
So, what DAC do you all recommend with a $6300 streamer? Mola Mola, Holo May, PS Audio, Weiss? Obviously, down the road, the OP will "eventually'' upgrade his DAC to one more cost commensurate with the streamer. That might happen this year, or 5 y... 
Solo streamer
Not wanting to whip a dead horse, but regardless of what streamer you buy, consider that in most cases, you need to connect it to an external DAC via an asynchronous connection (USB, I2S) in order for the likely better clock in the external DAC to... 
Anyone at home at Krell?
+1 to @mark200mph's comment. The death of a founder can be especially difficult on a company. Did they have a succession plan in place? What direction do they want to go? Divorces have caused many companies to close, let alone the death of the one... 
A nightmare regarding streaming?
I used a 3rd-party app called "Tunemymusic" to transfer my album list and playlists from Spotify to Tidal. I ended up subscribing to "Tunemymusic" on their monthly basis, but cancelled it before it renewed the following month after I’d already don... 
1990 Radio Shack catalog
Like most, I loved Radio Shack and found them indispensable for buying board level components for building projects well before the Internet was a "thing". My first stereo was an "All-In-One" box with separate speakers. It had an 8-track player/r... 
How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?
The question was, "How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?" Well, I can listen on my ~$20K system at home or I can listen to a $200 JBL Charge3 Bluetooth speaker when I’m grilling steaks. I can still be happy with the sound from ea... 
How do I discharge the capacitors in my PS audio P20 ?
Just curious. What "wire" came loose, and why? Was this a quality control issue with PS Audio? Wires "coming loose" in a power regenerator, having high voltages inside don't sound good. An end user who is not a legit electronics tech attempting to... 
Eversolo A6/A8
If the A6/A8 might be out of the running due to warranty or software issues, consider the less expensive option from FiiO, their R7. It does not offer a USB output though so be aware of that. John Darko did a review a few months ago and liked it ... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
It is a changing landscape. I'm 65 and enjoy my stereo system and speakers. My nephew is into jam bands (Goose, Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, Spafford) and enjoys listening to albums and recorded shows, but he mainly listens through a he... 
DSD coming to Qobuz streaming?
Given the file sizes, I wonder if DSD CAN be streamed via the Internet effectively?  I mean, it can't be larger than 4K video can it? Then again many Americans and others worldwide don't have access to 300Mbps Internet either.  Maybe DSD downloads... 
Tidal removing all MQA
As others have noted on this forum, MQA was a "solution" to an Internet bandwidth problem that no longer exists. Its time as a lossy container for music has come and gone. Good. I have Tidal and will stick with them. I had Spotify and after they l...