Responses from pedroeb

DAC failure?
My Topping D90SE is airtight to complely isolated from interference. It works perfectly, but can easily get extremely hot over time. Cooling fans easily dissipate the heat. I have mine sitting on these.    
How much does a DAC do the more expensive it is?
I have an Oppo 105 and 103. Never particularly liked either as CD player or transport. Completely agree. In fact I don't believe any Blu-ray player should ever be used to play CDs.  
How do you stop house guest from damaging your speakers?
It's been 30 years since Groundhog Day was released and nothing's changed. People are still morons.  
active crossover recommendation
This could be worth a look. Albs UWE-10  
Looking For 18awg Audiophile Power Cable Options
asonbourne52   What about all the miles of non-audiophile extremely thin copper wire in the power transformers of all your components? So why should several feet of a power cord matter? That's very true. The difference being those c... 
Hello Guys,
mastering92 did your enter button get stuck? All the blank space is extremely annoying. No one wants to be that annoying.  
Took the lithium ion battery plunge
It looks like an inverter is built-in  
Anthem vs Arcam
I wouldn’t necessarily set a limit at 7 channels. Nine channels with front wides is well worth considering. They are not in your face like some prefer, but they add an extra dimension between fronts and surrounds. 9.2.4 is worth planning for and ... 
13.2, 5.1 and so on. "the best seat in the house"
but nothing coming from the rear. Well for a start that is entirely wrong. Unless of course you are out in an open field. There is always going to be sound reflected from the rear wall. You are just not aware of it.  That is exactly what Dolby... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
russ69 "You can expect a 15% to 20% improvement in sound for each level as you move up the line." I think you are misunderstanding what they are saying. I think they are saying that there is a 15-20% difference between each level of cable. Not ... 
New Pink Floyd release
clearthinker Never did get The Floyd. It's not particularly hard. You go out and buy something or download it. You might even broaden your horizons and realise what you are missing. EvenClearerThinker  
World's Best Stereo System ?...
Is that thing even audiophile quality? Looks likes like it belongs on a sound stage rather than in someone's home. Do you really want the sound bouncing off the wall behind it as well as coming directly toward you? Can't imagine how it would sound.  
The problem with absorption panels- it kills the fine details
So I’ve concluded I really don’t need all that crap on the walls. It might be necessary in the recording studio where microphones are employed. The human brain is capable of amazing things the microphone cannot. Don't make the mistake of thinki... 
Is there anything better than live recordings?
A live recording in a controlled environment such as a recording studio without any shenanigans is the ideal option.  
Subwoofer boom is too much for me...
Something like this is better. Available in most size.