wlutke

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Phono cartridge noises
When using a powerline ethernet adapter I found significant digital riding on my mm phono pre via o-scope. I didn’t try mc but from the amplitude am fairly certain it would have been audible. Given that yours is audible only with the cart connecte... 
Which has a greater influence on sound quality, the amp or the preamp?
"Is it the inside dirt or the outside dirt that matters most?" assumes a nonexistent hierarchy.  It's the side of the glass with the most dirt tempered by whether fingerprints or water spots bother you more tempered by what floor you are on and ho... 
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
@ghdprentice  That air is rarefied so limited exposure for most.  For credibility speak about digital formats, vinyl pressings, genres and the differences, not the sameness.  If you don't hear a difference that means you don't hear a difference. ... 
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
@soix  At the moment I’m running a 30 yo Thorens with Goldring 2300 cart and Herron phono.  My Aurender n200 through an Audio Mirror 4se does not make music as well but is more accurate at reproducing sounds than my vinyl is. Ghprentice has spent... 
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
When a $10k streamer closes the involvement gap with vinyl I will buy one.  
Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
Bow Wow Wow "I want Candy" from Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack vinyl Dynamic, powerful, bouncy fun. Quiet vinyl, great pressing.  Play it Loud!  
How much should I expect with a warranty issue from a large retailer/distributor?
Out of warranty free service for the cost of shipping?  Sounds like a great company!  
why expensive streamers
Why are people spending 1000's on streamers? We're idiots.  Obviously.   Happy, happy idiots. 🤪  
For city apartment dweller audiophiles. Have you ever had neighbors banging on your walls?
Condo dweller here. Our insulation is very good but bass can get through at loud levels. Upper frequencies penetrate only at "Screw the neighbors!" home theater loud. It seems decoupling your speakers has increased penetration with more boom, les... 
Electric bill any high
It’s good practice to vacuum the coils once every year or two anyway.  Many found at the front bottom of the fridge behind a snap on grill.  The fan pulls air through them.    
Aurender N200 - DAC compatability
The spec says DSD-to-PCM Conversion  Not Supported   It's probably to keep cost down.  Like the down grading of the spdif clock.  Spend more, get more.  Spend less..  
Aurender n200, talk me out of signing on the dotted line
Also, vTuner shows artist and song on both app and N200 display. App can show bitrate, codec etc. on some stations in a small window format. Still without artwork, Darn. Hoping.  
Aurender is finally Roon Ready?!
I just updated my N200 and it is Roon ready!  
Aurender n200, talk me out of signing on the dotted line
For those who must have Roon, the latest software update has added Roon! Tapping the Roon icon asks to download Roon and takes me to the App Store.  
How to copy a picture
I use an iXpand flash drive.  It has lightning plug for iPad, usb 3.0 for computer so can transfer photos from iPad to computer.  If you have a computer.