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    Family Room: Klipsch Heresy III stock, Yamaha YST-SW90 sub, McIntosh MA6500 integrated amp, PS Audio DirectStream Jr DAC Roon-endpoint, Roon Streaming

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  1. Playback is usually only as good as your network connection to your mobile device. The Qobuz app, and others, give you options to set maximum streaming resolution to your phone depending on whether you are on wifi or using cellular data. I think most phones support 192/24 with their native dacs but then you can, as you mention above, feed the digital stream through the phone to an external dac. As far as MQA goes, that's a solution in search of a problem IMHO. Getting the right version/mastering is much more important that the resolution or audio format. Reminds me of DiVX from the 1990s. Roon Arc has been pretty awesome so far.
  2. A couple other reasons in favor of a 2-channel integrated amp: 1) If you don't want your sources (you have a TT and maybe a nice DAC) to be re-digitized and routed through the internal processing of the Denon, then a separate 2-channel integrated amp is the way to go. 2) Analog tone controls. I kind of like them. One consideration is how to integrate your 2-channel and HT. If your Denon has pre-outs, look into a 2-channel integrated with home-theater bypass. Or, there are speaker switching boxes out there that would switch your Heresies between the Denon and the 2-channel. Good luck.
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  4. Thanks Roy. Did the LS2 have any tweaks to the AL4 during its production run like Bob indicated in his 2009 post?
  5. It appears like somebody in the marketing department decided to call the latest La Scala "AL5" even though the LS2 had been using the AL5 crossover for 15+ years?
  6. Did Klipsch refer to them by those names? Seems weird to have a La Scala 2 with an AL-5 crossover, then 10 years later, come out with a La Scala AL-5 with a new tweeter.
  7. To add a wrinkle to the discussion, in this 2009 thread, Bob Crites talked about tweaks to the AL-4 and AK-4 networks. Bob called the modified crossovers AL-5 and AK-5 but maybe these were not the official Klipsch names? Maybe they should be called AL-4v2 and AK-4v2.
  8. Yes, or figure out how to do a factory reset of this AVR. google search.
  9. According to the manual (RTFM), those two sub outputs (#6) are identical - intended for dual-sub home theaters. The output coming out of them depends on how you configure the other speakers in the AVR (large vs small, cutover frequency etc). You could have them configured to only output the LFE channel which may explain the spotty output. In other words, they are not a traditional line-out like the "pre/line out zone-2 and zone-3" outputs that output a full-range signal.
  10. Welcome! Lots of variables here but you have a nice budget. I'm assuming you want a home-theater setup. I would look for a pair of Heresy 3's or Cornwall 3's and a nice subwoofer. Then go to accessories4less and pick out your favorite AVR - just be sure it has a full set of pre-outs in case you want to add a dedicated amp down the road. This requirement puts you into a better class of AVR regardless of the brand. Then fill in the rest of the speakers - center, surrounds.... Enjoy.
  11. Yes, it appears like it is downsampling from 96/24 to 48/16, but first it increases the bit depth from 24 to 64 to help with the math accuracy. I'm guessing volumio accepts 48/16 max?
  12. My hearing has improved as I've gotten older. I am now able to tune-out just about anything my wife says 😀
  13. I have an older Yamaha AVR and I've noticed that YPAO is sensitive to where the mic is placed. My old AVR only has a single mic placement to determine YPAO corrections. If I run it with the mic in the middle of the room (bass null), the bass gets set way too high during movies. The opposite is true if I run it with the mic close to the back wall (bass peak). I have to find the sweet spot and then YPAO works very well. I last ran REW on my stock LS2's over a year ago - by themselves, the sub alone, and then blended. This is without the Yamaha AVR in the path - strictly 2-channel. You can see I have a bass null in my room around 50hz and a peak around 30hz. RED = stock LS2's alone GREEN = sub alone BLUE = blended
  14. REW has a room simulator module that's pretty accurate. Click on the room-sim button on the top right and enter your dimensions, speaker locations, and listening position. It will tell you where the room hot spots and nulls are below 200hz.
  15. I don't know much about Roon multi-channel, but here's a help guide that may help: https://help.roonlabs.com/portal/en/kb/articles/multichannel#Overview
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