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  1. 4 hours ago, nickyboy6100 said:

    Talk about a deal. 

    Without a doubt but my OCD wouldn't allow me to own them.

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  2. 29 minutes ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Well if you’ve never heard it done right, I guess you wouldn’t know…

    Well if your referring streamer to dac you are correct. But as far as laptop or computer to dac using the smartphone as a remote doesn't affect the sound to my ears. I am just using bluetooth to my laptop which would still remain the wired transport via audioquest usb cable to dac. But again I have not given a nice streamer a chance yet. As a betting man I would think throwing all my money at a killer dac would give a better result but again I cannot be sure of that statement without trial.

  3. 7 hours ago, mark1101 said:

    I use a laptop, and audioquest carbon cable into a Benchmark DAC3.  Sounds fine to me.  I haven't tried it any other way so I have nothing to compare to.  I also have Fiio streamer with Sabre DAC for bluetooth and that sounds good for bluetooth but not as good as the laptop and DAC.

    I like using my smartphone as my remote for my laptop. Doesn't affect the sound at all to my ears. 

  4. 5 hours ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Because a raspberry pi has one job and only one job to do. Stream your music. No background processes or other programs running. It also has a better output stage with less jitter and noise. It’s not going to be a huge leap going from one to the other but it will be noticeable. Things get better when you move up the streamer chain.

    Well I understand the reasoning behind one job. But again that is what the Sony PS5 and XBOX 1 gamers say. "Well ours are better cause it only has one job". Wrong! These newer laptops absolutely destroy gaming systems in video quality and speed(fps). Heck my laptop destroys most desktops in gaming performance. Only my high end desktop can out do it. I just feel with Thunderbolt 4 technology with USB built in these new machines it feels like a new laptop would be like having 10 raspberry pi's built in.


    I could be wrong but I would think I would have to climb along way up the ladder to beat these new laptops. Heck a high end laptop these days could literally run the country.


    Appreciate your opinion and I am still willing to learn.

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  5. 12 hours ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Use a laptop into a DAC if sound quality is only marginally important. 


    How is using a 5000 dollar laptop  with audioquest usb cable into a dac only marginal compared to a 100 dollar raspberry pi. Serious not trying to be a smart ***.

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  6. I like the MiniDSP 2x4 HD just to cut certain frequencies in my subwoofers. I think it makes a great eq tool for that purpose. I like both tapped horn and 6th order parallel bandpass subwoofers done right because they have very little distortion and slam in spades.

  7. My Chorus II are not designed to be bi-amped from the factory. Those Cornwall's have the ability to put a nice sounding 5 watt tuber on the top and a nice 500 watt solid stater on that big ole woofer.


    I have found it is my woofers in my Chorus that loves the watts. So I have found in my years of searching a pair of amps that sound great on my horns and able to take complete control of my woofers.


    This is a great forum and it really doesn't need polluted with personal attacks on amplifier preference. I am sure I would enjoy listening to every forum members systems. We all put a lot of time and effort into what we feel sounds best in our environments and preferences in music. 


    I prefer classic, hard, progressive rock and heavy metal. Quite a few of those recordings have much to be desired and I probably listen a bit too loud sometimes.🙂


    Give me 5 great watts for my horns, 500 watts for my woofers and 1000 watts for my subs.👍





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  8. 23 minutes ago, the real Duke Spinner said:

    My Opinion

    I find all of these low watt Amplifier story's as not pertinent to my listening habit It takes reserve power ..

    Not 6 watts for a kick Drum at decent listening levels Continue to delude your selves. ,🙃

    Well maybe the 1600 watt monoblock is more your fancy! It is also Tripath!😁

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  9. On 8/5/2023 at 2:39 PM, Zen Traveler said:

    Ummm...Isn't 120 dB at your seat pretty outrageous and deafening? I can see the LF hitting hard and low with a sub, but a speaker doing that seems kinda OT, imo. By his math it seems more realistic levels could be attained with a solid 100 watt amp for most folks. That's my take.

    Personally I tap out at about 115dbs usually for only a song and back to around 100-105 for some good jamming.


    I got out my meter and my normal  listening is around 80. 

  10. On 8/5/2023 at 1:40 PM, henry4841 said:



    You can buy a $5 voltmeter at Harbor Freight to do the test I mentioned but be ready for a total surprise. At least $5 is what the last ones I bought cost. I have a box full of them. Work really good but do not expect them to last long. 

    Call me silly but I would imagine most forum members own a volt/multimeter. The uses are endless. 


    This is a fun hobby like formula one racing, boating, off roading or model airplanes. 


    Telling everyone who buys at least a 10 watt amplifier are just wasting their money seems a little steep.


    My biggest waste of money is computers. 

  11. 11 minutes ago, henry4841 said:


    With Treys' analysis a $25K 5 watt Japanese SET 300B amp is worthless on his speakers. If not good for Klipsch I guess in theory it is good for nothing other than a door stopper being most all other speakers are much less efficient. Lots of fools buying expensive tube SET amplifiers which last count I have around a dozen, 5watts or less. 

    LOL. I doubt very much if that is where Trey was going with his response. 


    Almost all amplifiers sound good on Klipsch as long as you don't bury the volume knob.


    Now there are some pretty dirty sources that I wouldn't make that comment about.

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  12. I think he even had his hand in the pretty famous bargain hunters Adcom GFA 555. It was a pretty darn big bang for your buck. My local classic stereo had it mated up to a pair of Klipsch Chorus speakers.


    I have also liked the work of Dan D'Agostino most notably the Krell KSA 250.

  13. I like a concert from time to time. I don't believe I can get there on a watt or two.


    This has nothing to do with what is recommended or preferred by other members.


    This is a choice of my own doing.


    Rock on!!!!!


    As a side note I use a pair of corner loaded subs that are capable of 135 db. Now its a Party!!! 


    As Schwarzenegger said in Commando " I eat Green Berets for breakfast"


    That is what the Chorus said to the KLF 😁


    This is all in fun by the way not intended to rain on any parades.


    The point about better quality at lower watts is very probable with the better sound along my journey.


  14.   On 4/12/2021 at 9:34 AM, Trey Cannon said:

    This is a preference question or a Math question....




    2 x power = 3db 

    100 W ph.  

    1 Watt dubled, then dubled...

    1,2,3,8,16,32,64,128...that  is 7 times. 

    7 x 3 =21db output...

    101 + 21 = 122db max out. 

    to get there clean, you need at least 6db headroom. So 4 x the power.

    128 x 4 = 512 Watts per channel to reach full volume with headroom at 1 meter. 


    Your seat is ....4 meters away...for fun...-6db every time the distance is doubled.

    that's 2 x -6 = -12db off the level due to distance. 

    SO, with about 500 Watts to each speaker, you can have 6db of head room and about 120db at your seat. 

    IF you want 3db less than that, cut the power in half. 



    Thank you Trey.


    That explains why for 30 years I have always loved these with big ole amps. With all the other models I've owned the K-48 is a freaking beast!

    I've found that 1200 wpc works very nice.  I have to thank Craig for that one.

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