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  1. Purchased a month ago thinking I could use it as a bridge for external hard drives via usb out to my current dac. I would have to remove the DAC portion in order to do this and it really defeats the purpose of this product.  It is an incredible DAC that measures as good or better than the best out there-

    My preamp only has one analog input however, and that's on turntable duty so I'm sticking with a laptop to feed my existing dac.  It's cool looking, but I don't really have a use for it as such.  Screwed around too long to return it.  These are selling out everywhere and the price has risen accordingly if you can find one.  The Audio Nirvana power supply is also sold out at the moment, but I think it was $60 by itself-https://chicagodist.com/products/allo-nirvana-smps .   It has a grounding lug and a grounding lift so there is nothing in the way of you achieving the fantastically low noise floor this DAC is capable of.  Would make integrating into a vintage system much, much more foolproof.   Asking $175 shipped PP FF or +3% to CONUS OBO-  which is less than the DAC retails for alone now. The unit is new and as described here - https://tinyurl.com/4xnevypy    Comes with original packaging (it's just a cardboard box for each, don't get too excited. Documentation is all online.)-  and is in like new condition.  Unit also comes with a remote.  I can send pics if you like.

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  2. 31 minutes ago, Langston said:


    I agree! : )

    I'll get around to doing the ABX test again before too long - for the full 25 trails. I started working out with a personal trainer about a month ago that also trains soldiers at the local Naval base and the pain he puts me through reminds me of the ABX test.


    From the QSC ABX manual. Sorry for the poor quality, but it's the best I'm aware of.



    You need to live stream that so we can all partake in your discomfort, lol.  The testing, not the workouts...

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  3. Very interesting thread I'd like to follow by way of commenting.  I believe I first spoke with @Langston a few months ago when you kindly supplied your listening impressions of the ABH2 as I was pondering a purchase.  Further research to appease the chief accountant/wife led me to the ASR review of the Benchmark and then on to the Hypex amps.  An enterprising engineering student about an hour up US RT 2 from me had started Buckeye Amps out of his home focusing designs around the Hypex modules.  The design was basically crowd-sourced on the forum and the sincerity (and low cost) of the endeavor was too much to resist and I purchased my first solid state amp in quite some time for the princely total of $500 delivered.  The CFO was pleased.  2 months later (the kid has gotten quite busy with orders) the NC252MP based bread box arrived at my doorstep. So far the experience has been extraordinarly positive.  It mates exceptionally well with my Minidsp SHD and I left the damn thing on all weekend and it barely got warm.  Listening impressions are equally positive.  It's preternaturally quiet at idle and smoothly transparent at volume on my Volti/BMS/Fostex t500a MK3 khorns.  Anyway, thank you all for being smart and enthusiastic (and mostly) objective.  

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  4. 16 hours ago, dwilawyer said:

    What about, I see it frequently, the seller says, "it has the normal scuff and dings you see with a speaker this old" and someone asks if they could post photos of what they are talking about?


    Isn't it imperative to request pics of damage that's mentioned but not documented?  I get the same feeling from those posts as the ones that don't post prices.


  5. 9 hours ago, jason77095 said:

    I know this is an old post... I'm just reading it due to references to HSU subwoofers.

    I'm over 900 miles away and apparently about a year late.

    But perhaps I could ask a question... considering this is a Klipsch forum, I assume those

    contributing to this have experience pairing HSU subs with other Klipsch speakers.

    I have Chorus II's and Forte II's in a 5.1 setup (with a Quartet center) and I'm considering

    HSU sub(s) to to handle my low end. Would any of you have experience pairing the HSU

    subs with speakers like I have? Should I expect smooth sailing or might I expect any issues?


    Thanks in advance for any insights.


    I have HSU subs and have used them successfully with Forte 2s, KG4, Cornwalls and (very briefly) Khorns.  I love my HSU subs.

  6. These things have had a ton of work done to them.  I'd guess they used Dark Walnut Danish Oil which only made the wounds on the tops stand out more.  Much better to use the natural (or just blo, turps, and spar varnish) at first to saturate the parts of the cabinet where the grain has been damaged because those areas will naturally take up more finish and if it has stain in it, they get dark and uneven like that.  Once the wood is no longer starved for finish, you can add a bit of color to even things out.  They also look to need several more coats as the gloss of the top coat is uneven and mostly absent. 


    That veneer was cut off the the riser to make repairs elsewhere.  I'd want pics of those areas more so than where they robbed it from before I handed over $2k.


    All in all not a terrible restoration though.  

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