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  1. seen them before first time in 4K.
  2. I also owned a Luxman R-341 that had 35 watts. Great unit also!
  3. Wait and keep a eye out for a used Oppo 203.
  4. I an not doing surround sound for movies just 2 channel for movies and music. Later this year I may add the Academy center channel I have but for now just 2 channel listening. What I meant is for anyone who owns a Oppo 205 how is the 2 channel audio to them?
  5. Just ordered a Oppo 205 and wanted to get feedback from owners of the 205's audio. I already know the video is excellent I am interested in your opinion on the audio of the 205. I own a Oppo 103 which has good audio but I have a tube Dac that sounds better. I expect the audio on the 205 to be better than the 103. Thanks for any input!
  6. In 1985 I bought my first pair of Heresys in Dhahran Saudi Arabia and mailed them back to the US. Great speaker That I usually used with Luxman receivers with great results. I have a Pair of Chorus IIs and have not been thrilled with them. They are good speakers but to me the Fortes sound better, more balanced. I had a pair of Fortes but sold them to a Friend. So I am thinking about selling the Chorus IIs and getting 3 HIIIs and do 2 channel music/home theater. So does anyone that owns the HIIIs have a opinion on how they sound?
  7. This is how I felt going from the Forte to the Chorus II. May have to try this.
  8. I had a Luxman r-113 with Heresys which sounded great! Both may need work since they are over 30 years so pick the one that can be repaired. Man I miss that Luxman!!
  9. I built 6 inch risers for a pair of La Scalas so the midrange horn would be ear level. I have a pair of Chorus iis and will make risers. The midrange horn is 29 1/2 inches and when I sit on my couch my ears are around 36 inches. So a riser at least 4 inches to 5 1/2 inches should do it.
  10. Congrats on the Chours iis!! I picked up a pair in San Antonio over a year ago.
  11. Just got my Schiit Saga Tue. Also bought a CBS Hytron 5692 6SN7 tube for it. From all the reviews and what I have heard so far on the Saga tube stage is not a huge sound difference from the passive stage. After the CBS Hytron 5692 has 2-3 months then I can listen if the tube stage sounds more of a noticeable difference to the passive stage. I run a HDMI cable from my Sony smart tv into my Oppo 103 and then to my tube dac. My Oppo has Pandora,Tidal and Youtube (I usually watch/listen to youtube on the Sony tv) into my system sounds very good. I then run the Saga into a 15 watt EL 84 tube stereo amp and out to Chorus iis. After two days and around 10 hours on the Saga it is starting to sound very good. For someone on a budget this preamp is a great deal if your equipment matches up with the saga. So far very pleased with the Saga!
  12. When I had La Scalas I built 6 inch risers for them which improved the overall sound!! Just measured my Chorus iis midrange horn at 29 1/2 inches and my ear level on my couch at 36 inches. So my project for Jan is some form of risers for the Chorus iis.
  13. I do not need balanced in or outs so I think I am going to try the Saga preamp for half the price of the Freya. If I like the Saga then may go ahead and get one of the Schiit DACs.
  14. I have had my Loki for about 3 weeks and agree with everything said by Loki owners!
  15. I was thinking about getting one of the Schiit preamps. I do not need the balanced connections on the Freya so may try the Saga. What speakers are you using with the modi 2/asgard 2?
  16. I bought them new so to me just a okay Klipsch speaker. They were good for 5.1 home theater but for 2 channel stereo listening Heresy, Forte much better. I have read about mods you can do to improve the KLF 20s but I never knew about them when I had them. I went from the KLF 20s to La Scalas and the 20s could not compete.
  17. I had a pair of KLF 20s and they were okay speakers never thought bad of them but never thought they were great Klipsch speakers.
  18. I went from La Scalas to Fortes to Chorus 2s and La Scalas over Chorus 2s. The Ch 2s are a great speaker but to me the La Scala has been the best Klipsch speaker I have owned. Of the 3 speakers I listed the Fortes had the best balance between bass, midrange, and highs. The La Scalas midrange was outstanding but overpowered the bass but when listening I never felt I needed a subwoofer. The Ch 2s bass overpowers the mids just a little. I would rank them La Scala, Fortes, Chorus 2s. All are great speakers!
  19. derrickdj1 do you use the 203 as a preamp? I tried using my 103 as a preamp but felt my Denon 4800 sounded better as a preamp. Over the next year I am looking for a new preamp so the info I get from here will help me pick one.
  20. One of the reasons I like my Oppo 103 is it has Tidal and Pandora and I can control both with my phone or remote control. I was thinking about getting the Oppo 205 but without this option probably won't.
  21. I understand! Being able to control Tidal by my Oppo app on my phone is better than using my keyboard/mouse. You might go to the Tidal website and see if they have customer support that could help you with a idea.
  22. Your Onkyo P-3000r has a usb input you may be able to run a usb cable from a laptop or desktop to the preamp. You would have to figure out a control method. I have a HDMI cable from my desktop computer in the bedroom thru the bedroom wall into my 55 tv. I take my wireless keyboard and mouse put on the living room table and they wireless thru the wall. I then have a optical cable from my tv to my preamp/AVR for sound. This also lets me use my 55 Sony as computer monitor. If you have a laptop then run a usb cable to the preamp.
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