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  1. Since I have built dozens of tower case computers it does not bother me to do the work. What is bothersome is the reviews I have read including Stereophile do not mention any struggle with the firmware and software upgrades. If you could not run ethernet cable in your home and expected WIFI to be plug and play after buying a $ 3000-5000 amplifier streamer you would be pretty upset with a significant obstacle. The M32 works exceptionally well now but I cannot ever see using WIFI for it. Seems like many of the audio manufacturers are stumbling over each other to introduce these designs. The new McIntosh to me is ridiculous. 10 analog inputs? Whatever would a listener need 10 analog inputs for ? Betamax, VHS, Video disc, Cassette, R to R, Phono, Outboard DAC and I am still not to 10. https://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/integrated-amplifiers/MA12000
  2. I knew there would be a couple of obstacles with firmware updates. M32 in my mind needed to be updated first by USB drive file. Once downloaded on a Windows 10 PC and copied to a very stylish and steel USB supplied by NAD, the USB was easily read with a "cold boot" of the M32. From an audio quality standpoint the M32 should always be in standby mode when not playing. BLU OS 2i card is updated in a separate and completely different set of instructions. I wrote NAD a service ticket. Trying to update the card by WiFi was fruitless. I started programming in HS in 1977 and keep current. NAD seems to be indifferent to the Wi-Fi problems but it is 2020 and tech service was only available by e mail.I ran through the basement 90 feet of Ethernet cable which was about a 2 hour project based upon a recommendation form Arto. Once hardwired all software updated quickly. I am using the BLU OS application on an Android tablet primarily but it runs fine on I Phone or Android phone. Tune In for internet radio within the BLU OS is quite easy to search and use. I see the M32, in order, integrated amplifier, computer, DAC and Streamer. The BLU OS card was a must for me. This is the Belle living room system I want my wife to find easy to use. We both like Tidal at age 60 for me to find recordings I have never heard or rarely heard. I cannot own everything in music software. Impressive technology and lifestyle improvement. More to come next week.
  3. I will post an initial review mid next week after 10 weeks of listening. First amp change in 14 years. Plug and play with hardwired Ethernet connection. MM phono section can be digitally outputted for archiving out of print records from 1950s and 1960s. Inference is the M32 was engineered with Tidal and MQA in mind. Previously, I was not interested in MQA. In 45 years of audio I have never owned an amp that ran this cool. BLU OS application from my android tablet runs well. https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-masters-series-m32-directdigital-da-integrated-amplifier
  4. I kind of went off the rails into the realm of all things digital. My thought is to put a review in for my new NAD M32 integrated with BLU OS 2i card on a forum but which one?. Definitely not in Talking tubes or Solid State. Could it be time for a Digital or Digital Amplification sub forum?
  5. This could come under the title, "a cry for help". I could do this, I think.....
  6. Kittens to mittens....in my case I can make them barn cats for the duration of their existence.
  7. Good thread! My Chorus IIs come back on line in early 2021 in a new recreation room after being stored for 8 years. Dean updated the crossovers about 11 years ago. I am thinking about getting Crites tweeters but am not sure what the last mid horn upgrade should be or get a bigger crazy horn mid to sit on top. Thanks again, Rick
  8. Very cool. THis is a great thread!
  9. Hope next round of nuclear power plants goes the way of France instead of the USA debacle. - PHDs should not use each plant as a competing playground. -Engineers need a bigger say in design. -Build three competing designs. - Take the optimized systems if the three and make 5 identical designs. USA fission nuclear power was a chaotic wild west show. Thankfully USA automotive and petrochemical industries have better standardized policies, procedures and practices.
  10. Good information. There is a law of diminishing return. As much money as I have put into audio since 1974 a few observations. Your hearing will get worse. You have to love your speakers, if you do not the rest of the components are inconsequential. You have to love your preamplifier or phono preamp. I do not think my ears would appreciate a $ 5000 cartridge over a $ 1500 cartridge. I can easily listen to an economical cartridge. I cannot listen to an economical DAC.
  11. 15 years ago I would go nuts trying to get a KLF C7 to go with my prior home Chorus II HT. An impressive Center!
  12. I have been on this forum for a couple of decades. I live in Michigan. They may be quite interesting but you need to lead with better pictures and a price. If you will crate and ship more people would be interested. Local pick up limits your interested buyers. If these are a value in the used market a perspective buyer would drive 4-8 hours each way to purchase. Good Luck; Rick
  13. 13 hours in a tin can to Tokyo is enough for me. No moon or Mars for me. I think there is allot we do not know about the ocean and geothermal energy. Allot to be explored on this planet.
  14. RB75 is the king of the hill of bookshelves. Lead filled stands are a must. Two RC75s are a good idea. I have RB-5 and a few KG bookshelves. In my late 90s I had the RB-5 and a 12 inch sealed sub in my HT room. Rocked the house and half the block!
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