BMP's System

The Apple TV is terrible for transferring music. Go out and find a used Auralic Mini and you will find a very nice improvement in SQ and Tidal streaming functionality using Auralic’s DS Lightning s...

posted over 3 years ago

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The Winds on Tiger Mountain

Did you get a h360? I had the h100 and bought a new h300 and there was a huge difference. I’m selling my h300 if interested, I bought new equipment and had to go with something much more powerful a...

posted about 4 years ago

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sonic bliss

Are you using any room treatments in your room? I am building a new house and my new dedicated audio room will be the exact dimensions as your room and I also have the usher cp-6381's. I do current...

posted over 11 years ago

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my escape

also, if you are using apple lossless, you will notice that you are getting a bit rate of about 1000k when ripping cd's. i use xld to rip my cd's to itunes and the bit rate has jumped up to over 14...

posted over 13 years ago

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my escape

i have had some tube dacs and now have all solid state dacs. all using coax from jitter devices. i heard the ps audio dac last year at rmaf (it was a prototype of the new 1 coming out). listen to t...

posted over 13 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

the bit rate when i use xld is 1411 kbps. if i don't use xld, i get around 1000 kbps straight apple lossless. using xld increases the size of the file to 3 times the size without xld. for example, ...

posted over 13 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

i have heard the benchmark using the usb connection and i didn't like the sound compared to using the other connections. but i also think there are better sounding dacs than the benchmark and purch...

posted over 13 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

drubin - i agree with you on usb dacs. i haven't heard a good 1 yet. the new audio research dac 7 might be a good 1. i listened to it at rmaf (using coax and toslink) and it sounded very nice. the ...

posted over 13 years ago

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Found Sound!

i have had totems for many years now. i used to have the model 1's, arros, and now have a couple of pairs of mani 2's and their in-walls. i prefer totem speakers.

posted over 13 years ago

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Found Sound!

i was reading a reply of yours and you had a great find in the mites!

posted over 13 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

i use wireless and hard wired from either a mac computer or from airport express devices. then from these devices i go into a jitter removal/reduction device and then into an external dac by digita...

posted almost 14 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

a dedicated connection is always best. with audio, 802.11g is fine and would be the minimum i would use, but 802.11n will provide better coverage and much faster speeds.

posted almost 14 years ago

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my escape

all you really need a an old mac mini (g4) with 1gb ram to run itunes for your system. what really improved the sound was adding a jitter reduction device between the mac/airport express and the da...

posted almost 14 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

i have read many articles on using the usb port for audio purposes and they all don't recommend it. even the articles on using a usb dac have not been positive. the other reason i wouldn't go with ...

posted about 14 years ago

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Simaudio, Dynaudio, Mac Mini, a Closet

i would add a jitter elimination device between the mac and the dac. i them installed in my systems throughout the house. huge difference.

posted about 14 years ago

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A Laptop but no CDs, Vinyl or Preamp

nice setup. i have close to the same setup. from the airport express (wired or wireless), i go into a jitter reduction device before going into my dac. the jitter device made a big difference to th...

posted about 14 years ago

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Home Office and Music Center

what other speaker cables did you try before ending up with the totem? i currently use a shotgun pair of wires for my mani's and i'm going to need a longer pair shortly.

posted over 14 years ago

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chrisdscott's stereo

i agree with the replies above. i also have 2 pairs of beaks on my totem mani-2 speakers.

posted over 18 years ago

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