Responses from rsbeck

Best movie for subwoofer test ?
Best demo disc for sub-woofer is Live Free or Die hard. When I play this, guests ask me if I have something wired to vibrate the couch. I do not -- it is the subwoofer shaking the room. The great thing about this soundtrack is that there are rapid... 
DCC2 with Hard Drive, Subwoofer?
RM -- I am in Marin County. Oakland is just across the Richmond San Rafael bridge. It'd be interesting to bring my Apogee Mini-Dac over and A/B it with the DCC2. The Apogee has XLR outs. 
DCC2 with Hard Drive, Subwoofer?
I read it again. I think I get it. Y connector with the Two RCA end going into the DCC2's L & R RCA outs and One RCA end going into the SUBWOOFER, so that the low frequencies from the DCC2's L & R would go to the powered Sub. Then, XLR's f... 
DCC2 with Hard Drive, Subwoofer?
Great info -- out of curiosity, where did you get the Y-connector? Do I understand you correctly to say that it is a balanced interconnect from DCC2 to your amp, but the Y splits off to a single ended interconnect for your subwoofer? 
DCC2 with Hard Drive, Subwoofer?
It's hard for me to get out on a Saturday Night, but I'm going to try to make it on the 25th. I am also using Sonos. Currently, I am using it with an Apogee Mini-Dac, which sounds great. In the same istening room, I also have an Emm Labs DAC6e and... 
DCC2 with Hard Drive, Subwoofer?
What pieces are included in your Hard Drive/ DCC2 system, how do you like it, what else have you heard and how would you compare your hard drive/DCC2 system to others you've heard. If you also are using a subwoofer with your hard drive/DCC2 system... 
Best lines in a song
I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison. And I went to pick her up in the rain. But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck She got runned over by a damned old train. -- David Allen Coe 
Review: Emm Labs DCC2 DA converter
The Levinson pre would be rendundant as the DCC2 SE already has an excellent pre-amp. Why complicate the signal path? I'd say go directly from the DCC2 to your amplifiers. 
In-ceiling speakers
I have a dedicated listening room for critical listening, but I try to get good sound for background and incidental music as well. Always looking for better sound. 
Why do my transformers hum sometimes?
"Transformers can hum when line voltage is +/-10% of the transformer's voltage rating." -- TvadMight explain why it happens on Saturdays. More people home using appliances, drawing electricity. 
Why do my transformers hum sometimes?
Here's another wrinkle --In my old house, I used to get humming transformers in my audio gear. I installed dedicated 20 amp outlets and the humming went away. So, it seems that sometimes transformers hum when they don't get enough juice. Dedicated... 
What are you hoping to do with this firewire DAC? Does it have to be firewire, or can it be USB? What's your application? 
Velodyne Digital Drive Series subwoofer in stereo
Truthseeker and Cryptical -- Excellent information -- thanks! 
Best headphones you've ever heard/used
You know, I have never connected the two before, but now that you mention it, I bet a jacket would help keep me warm and toasty in frigid situations. Thanks! 
Best headphones you've ever heard/used
I'm sorry, what'd you say? No, seriously -- I appreciate the concern, but I don't listen at really high volumes only pretty high volumes and then only for a little while. I may not be the sharpest potato chip in the bag, but I do know enough to av...