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Vivek Batra

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  1. Hi Guys I know this can be a topic of a very long debate and many people altogether disregarding this while other may give high importance. I am asking this here because one of my upcoming purchase depends on the importance of XLR interconnects. I am building my 2 channel rig from scratch. So far I have Fortes, Luxman 590 AX II on order and I am searching for a dac. My inclination is to find a dac with XLR outputs. My question is how superior XLRs are over RCAs? Is it even a noticeable difference to a common man? I think a good dac with XLR would surely cost more than a dac with just RCA outputs from my search so far. Please share you experience that would help me to invest my money on right kind of equipment. Thanks Vivek
  2. Hi My first choice was Luxman DA 250 since DA 06 is no more available. I guess Luxman is not as popular choice for dacs as other brands are. This is what I got from many people. Do you have any self experience with da 06?
  3. I wish I had a patient wife as well 😞
  4. Hi Guys I need your help to choose the right dac or a dac + streamer. For now my audio source will be streaming via laptop or hi res file that too from laptop. I have ordered everything brand new and Forte IIIs have arrived and I am now waiting for Luxman 590 AXii Class A integrated to arrive. I do not have any disc player so no way to play currently. I need your help in picking the right dac for my rig. If my music choice should be known then its 70s/80s retro,country, pop and rock that I mostly listen to. I would prefer a DAC with balanced output. I was planning to go for Luxman DA 250 DAC that costs about USD 2.8K to me, but people advised against this. Is it really worth spending on costly dacs? Kindly suggest. Thanks Vivek
  5. Very much relieved to hear about 550AXII. I believe 590 would be improved over 550 and moreover I am buying this blindly, so I guess no need to worry. 🙂
  6. Finally ordered Luxman Class A 590 AX Mark II 😀
  7. Problem is my equipment is in living room, I do not have a dedicated music room. Being a very old house there is no centralised air conditioning in the living room. It's common to have air conditioning in India 😀 otherwise.
  8. Good question. Simple answer air conditioning is costlier than Luxman. 😀
  9. I was in hot water so just trying to be extra careful this time.😀
  10. Hi It will be interesting for you to know that I am.already coming from there 😀. In Feb this year I started my journey with RP 8000F, R 115 SW with Denon x4500H. The intent was MUSIC only. Reason to go for an AVR was all the flexibility it extends as you have mentioned, all digital inputs BT, AM /FM and wifi. For me it was an unfortunate buy. I didn't enjoy it for even a single day. Then I realised that one box solution has many compromises like DAC shared power supply and above all not true WPC is told by the manufacturer. Another thing I learners about AVR is that even if you feed in analogue signal to it, it's internal dac will convert it to digital then again to analogue. I think this is a big no. So all this pushed me to start over again. In the end it depends on person to person. There might be people who are happy listening from a smartphone and on the other hand people who ain't satisfied even after spending too much money. I am just trying to find a reasonable spot in between. 😀
  11. I totally agree that Forets do not or may not ask more than 10 to 15 WPC.
  12. Thats much appreciated. Thanks a lot. The problem here is no dealer stocks costly amps. You need to pay them in advance and they will import it for you. No way to see the product leave aside the demo. I will reach out to the distributor. Thanks again for your insights.
  13. I was about to order Luxman Class A 590Ax ii then I though lets talk to Accupshase guy as well. He has now confused me a lot. Heating issue is I am very aware of and this is one point I was giving a second thought. I will try to find out any McIntosh dealer as well and see how the prices compare with Luxman/Accuphase.
  14. I would love to buy McIntosh any day blindly. I think the price is India is on higher side compared to Luxman. I am getting 509X for about $8800. No idea about MA7200. I just love the blue Vu meters
  15. I just hung up with a distributor in India who sells Accuphase. He doesn't want to sell Accuphase class A to me but Class A/B. According to him, the low end is not what a Class A can handle but Class A/B with more WPC like > 150 wpc is what Fortes need. Honestly I am not buying this reasoning.
  16. Someone just said that Klipsch Forte being very sensitive, Class A is not ideal match but Class A/B. Like 507 ux ii/ Is that true?
  17. Hi All I am looking for an integrated amplifier for my Forte IIIs. It will be very helpful for me if any of the members here is using Luxman with Klipsch and could guide me. I have no way to demo Luxman near me so I have to rely on feedback and user experience. What I am looking for is laid back, warm and dynamic output at low volumes. My music taste is old western classical, jazz/rock, country songs. I am torn between Luxman Class A, A/B and tubes. I am bit reluctant to go with tube amp because I never had any tube amp and I am bit scared of its delicate nature, maintenance and itch of tube rolling. I know most people recommend tube amps with Klipsch. Is this the consensus here? What about Luxman as a brand overall? I heard heating issues with Class A amp in general. I do not have air conditioning in my listening room and summers here are as hot as 40+ deg Hope to hear something from experienced guys over here and help me choose the right equipment. Thanks Vivek
  18. My early and very brief thoughts :-). I had sold off my all equipment and started from scratch. Fortes are the first one to arrive in the new setup. But as you know its not possible to buy something and not try it :-). I borrowed an AVR from the dealer just to test and have the initial impressions. They are much more pleasing than RP-8000F I owned previously. Even though I played just from Spotify (that too not premium subscription). Its no more fatiguing and screeching as most people say about Klipsch. Though I had the same complaint about RP -8000F + Denon AVR. But I guess that was my mistake to use an AVR for music. But lesson learnt and got rid of everything to start afresh. Now nothing to hook up and trying to find a good amp + disc player. So in my brief listening sessions, I am much more than pleased. Fortes are feast for eyes and ears.
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