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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

    Basement: Klipsch La Scala II stock, Rhythmic F12-G Sub, Klipsch RC-62ii center, Klipsch R-14s surrounds, McIntosh MC-58 8-channel amp, McIntosh C48 2-channel pre-amp & DAC, 2010 MacBook Air Roon-endpoint feeding C48 DAC via USB, Yamaha HTR-6260 AVR pre-amp, VPI Scout w/Nagaoka MP-100 MM Cartridge, Samsung Q90t 75", Apple4k TV, Roon Streaming

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  1. Oui malheureusement, on vie ici avec les tarifs élevés tous les jours. Bienvenu à Bidenflation 🙂
  2. Je vous conseille de reserver une chambre, ou un teepee si vous avez des enfants, à "Capitol Reef Resort." Ma famille, avec une autre, a passé quelques jours là en 2017. Très sympa. Une soirée, on a pris une promenade avec des llamas pendant le coucher de soleil - c'était très jolie. Il y avait beaucoup de choix d'aventures au centre villégiature ou dans les environs. Amuser-vous bien!
  3. I've been pretty happy with Qobuz for several years now. It tops out at 192/24 Flac lossless streaming.
  4. Been a Roon user for 5+ years. It's not without faults but it offers a lot of flexibility. I use it to stream my local library + Qobuz + live radio to a variety of end-points. Its database engine and meta-data are great. Roon Arc works well streaming your in-house Roon environment to wherever you are. I've never used Plex or VLC so I can't comment.
  5. What is your source and can it be EQ'd? How are the R41's connected and where are they positioned? It would be cheaper to figure out why you are not getting enough highs out of your current setup rather than tinkering with a $150 pair of speakers.
  6. I don't know enough to make a recommendation. You could either buy a wide, low console and put some nice book-shelf speakers on top of it, or a narrower low console and put towers on either side. If your sub has to also go inside the cut-out, that could dictate which console and speakers you get. Maybe you could add wireless capability to your sub and position it outside the nook? just brainstorming. I've never used wireless subs so not sure how good this works. There is a nice Memorial Day sale going on now at Klipsch FYI.
  7. I would put a nice 6' wide AV console from Salamander Designs or similar below the TV, put the center channel inside of it, then put Klipsch towers on either side of it, everything flush with the 2' foot deep walls of the cut out. Nice and clean.
  8. Just buy some bookshelf speakers and a sub rather than trying to install 200lb speakers inside cabinets and listen to them at such close distances.
  9. check out AVRs on accessories4less, filter on multi-channel pre-out and hdcp 2.2, and take a look. I know you don't have an amp, but filtering on multi-channel pre-out puts you into a higher class of AVR IMHO.
  10. Another option is to keep your amp, get a 2-channel pre-amp with home-theatre pass-thru, and then whatever Japanese AVR you want with full pre-amp outputs. you can listen to 2-channel as normal. When you want to watch a movie, the AVR powers on both the pre-amp (in HT pass thru mode) and the amp, to drive all the HT speakers you have.
  11. It looks like Tidal Connect, the transport mechanism between your IOS devices and your Cambridge DAC, currently supports CD quality streaming but will support hi-res 192/24 streaming later this year as Tidal moves away from crappy MQA. The Tidal App on an Apple TV, like all apps on an ATV, maxes out at 48/16 - basically CD quality - music streaming. Whether any of this makes a difference in sound quality that you can hear is debatable - assuming the source music files are all the same.
  12. Assuming your ATV, iPhone and iPad are all pulling from the same source music catalog, then it is just different ways to deliver a lossless 44/16*** or 48/24 digital stream to either your Cambridge DAC or the DAC inside your Marantz for processing. On your ATV, make sure the Music app is set to lossless audio output. ***one caveat, your Cambridge is an Airplay2 streamer and Airplay2, as opposed to Airplay1, downsamples everything to lossy AAC256 it appears. IMHO, a minor difference in sound if any, but something to be aware of: https://darko.audio/2023/10/apple-airplay-isnt-always-lossless-sometimes-its-lossy/
  13. Do you have any pics of the entire speakers? La Scala 2's don't say that on the front grill - they just have the standard klipsch logo. On the back of the speakers, there will be a klipsch tag that says LS2 with serial numbers. If that isn't there, then maybe you are dealing an upgrade science project.
  14. Do you have an existing 2-channel pre-amp that you want to use? Or are you looking to buy new? What OS do you run on your laptop?
  15. My Rythmik F12-G seems to be a nice match for my LS2's. The Rythmik has lots of options to get it dialed into the room and blend with the La Scalas.
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