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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Happy Independence Day! on: July 04, 2018, 09:03:28 AM
Happy 4th. 

Dog's least favorite day of the year?  Cheesy
2  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Shiit Audio Mani, Phono Pre Amp on: June 19, 2018, 08:39:08 AM
Maybe climbing the DAC ladder at Shiit will be the chit.  Grin
As far as DAC technology goes, the top of the ladder has been reached about 20 years ago.  There is no point reaching higher into inaudible region of sound reproduction performance.
3  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: March 20, 2018, 12:16:50 PM
Amir has an AP and tests a lot of equipment; I wish we had more of that.

Do you know who else has AP?  John Atkinson, the editor of Stereophile magazine, the advertisement outlet for high-end audio electronics.  Having such equipment isn't an issue but what they do with it is, especially Amir.  If you have read plenty of his blogs and online posts, you may have discovered a portion where he talks about the "problem" of jitter level being higher in cheaper DACs.  He goes on and on with some measurements and then he brings up a question, "yes, but... is it audible?"  Then he follows up with, "As unfair as it might be, I am going to punt that question."  If you (or anyone) can't smell a rat, you are bound to be tricked by shills like him.
4  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:06 PM
So now he's a shill for a $75 (including shipping) dac.  I guess the mighty has fallen.  Come on sonic, it ain't all that.   Cheesy
That's how he lures in the new "catch".  Remember, he is a pro and has all kinds of baits.
5  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: March 20, 2018, 08:40:03 AM
Amir just tested your Topping D10 today and says you picked a good one:
I've read many of his white paper and forum posts.  He is a professional shill.  He's spent years on R & D of selling expensive audio electronics via deception.  You don't want to follow him or your audio mind will be contaminated with bunch of snake oil sales pitch.
6  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: March 14, 2018, 01:51:50 PM
Sorry, but I can't connect your dots.  Supposedly, these cheap dacs outperform the oldies.  Are you saying the Modi has outdated tehnology? 
Nowadays even cheap DACs (built-in disc players & receivers) provide as good of sound performance as our ears can detect.  Spending more for improvement that's even further beyond what our ears can detect is waste of money.

And besides, I'm into vinyl and don't want to buy another high dollar dac.  My oldie beats up on the new stuff.  It's non-oversampling and has tubes.  It can't be good.

I'm just dipping my toes into the dac pond to see what's out there that's new.  I'm not wealthy, but at these prices, it doesn't matter to me.  I could be lured into higher dollar dacs, but I don't want to take that leap without being intrigued.
If you want to improve the sound quality of your system, whether it's vinyl, digital or both, improve the room acoustics. That's where the real gain is.
7  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: March 14, 2018, 07:57:10 AM
DAC has been a matured technology for over 20 years.  Taking the approach that you do will continue to waste your money.
8  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Little Schiit Audio DAC on: December 13, 2017, 10:59:23 AM
The little I have experienced using the Modi is positive, it seems to be a little more relaxed sounding that the Onkyo built in dac.
In such comparison, the levels need to be matched if objective result is desired.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Farm Girl throws an axe......... on: November 25, 2017, 05:26:15 PM
She's 50?  I'll give her credit for staying in such shape.
10  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: amp for the truth preamp on: November 22, 2017, 09:56:47 AM
i am reluctant to try another behringer product..
It was just one example of amp that's stable at low impedance.  There are many others, some expensive, some cheap.  Just make sure it can handle 3 Ohm impedance since your speakers have somewhat of high current demand in the upper bass to mid frequency region which our hearing is very sensitive to.

11  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: amp for the truth preamp on: November 15, 2017, 10:21:13 AM
i am reading about the benchmark nhb2..any experiences with it? maybe too expensive for me
Benchmark is overpriced audio jewelry, meaning that it's for the looks and bragging rights.  You won't be getting better audible sound.

Your Audio Physic Virgo speakers are rather power (amperage) hungry speakers.  Your late Gryphon Callisto has good specs in terms of low impedance output.  Amp you want is something that's stable at low impedance.  Commercial amps (AKA PA amp) may be what you want to look into.  Some of them are passive cooling (no fan) so it can work well in home audio setting.  Also, those PA amps are not as expensive as audio jewelries like Benchmark.  Bhringer A500 is one example.
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Irma, real time wind patterns, here she on: September 06, 2017, 08:50:30 AM
Cool site!  Thank you.
13  General Category / Politics and Religion / Re: President Trump kicking ass............. on: July 07, 2017, 09:15:10 AM
 Grin  Thanks for the laughs!
14  General Category / Politics and Religion / Re: Stephen Hawing has lost his F*ing mind on: July 05, 2017, 10:30:55 AM
Since his mouth doesn't move when he "talks", it's easy for someone with certain agenda to put words in his mouth.  The left is getting desperate about this global warming scam and grasping at straws.  It's a scare tactic, nothing more.
15  General Category / Politics and Religion / Re: bad news for the "climate change" believers..... on: June 12, 2017, 10:32:04 AM
It's been confirmed in lab tests that plants grow faster when there is more carbon dioxide in the air.  I've read that in 2007.

So, some tree hugging environmentalists are trying to reduce carbon dioxide?  WTF?   Shocked Roll Eyes
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