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  1. Backstory: I have a pair of Chorus IIs that I upgraded with both the Crite's crossovers as well as the tweeter diaphragms. They used to be the FL/FR speakers in my 5.1 surround sound system and were driven by a Denon AVR-X3300W (105W). When I wanted to listen to music, I would switch to 2.1 with a 80 hz pass to a R-10SW. Current Story: New house and now have a room just for music! Will be replacing the FL/FR in the 5.1 with TBD and my Chorus IIs are now in their own room. The new room with my old AVR driving the Chorus IIs sounds very good to me (with full spectrum to 2.0 and sub removed) and one option is to keep the Denon AVR on the Chorus IIs and spend ~ $500 on new AVR for the home theater. The other would be to get a good receiver/DAC combo for the Chorus II and move the Denon AVR back to the theater. Given the sensitivity of my speakers, and my desire for wireless connectivity, I tried to go cheap and ordered a Yamaha RX-V485BL to drive just the Chorus IIs and it sounded like crap. I returned it. Criteria important to me: Wife would like to not see subwoofer in new room, so initially will not have one, would like to have enough good clean power to not need one I primarily only listen to lossless or 320kb/s streaming over my network I would like to spend < $600 Probably would prefer non-tube because of cost Want to be able to take the optical out from chromecast audio to hit a decent DAC in the amplifier ( I ordered the CCA today with the thought of a good 2 or 2.1 amplifier. If it doesn't work, I will up the budget for a Sonos Connect instead or some other option) I want to be able to at least do bass/treble/loudness adjustments without having to buy a preamp Would like some kind of processing on amplifier such that I can listen to levels well below reference and still sound good For new I was considering this at the top of my price range: Yamaha A-S501BL Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black) I would love your thoughts and opinions on that item given my criteria above. I would also love to hear about used options that would meet those criteria I am very much an audiophile noob; please correct me on terminology Thanks in Advance.
  2. Carlosrs

    Streaming Preamp DAC

    Hello everyone, I currently have a 2 channel setup with RF83s, Sunfire 300 Two amp and a Yamaha WXC-50 Streamer/internet radio/preamp/dac. Sounds fabulous to my ears, but the sound profile changes when the volume is turned up, it gets a little hot. From what I have read, the WXC-50 volume looks like the culprit here. I am looking for a streamer/dac/internet radio/preamp that is MATCHED to the level of the RF83 speakers and the Sunfire amp's abilities. Not a US$10k exotic DAC, which would be overkill. I have been looking at the Oppor Sonica DAC, Cambridge Audio CXN and 851N, Naim, Aurelic Alair, Mcintosh MB50, among others. Since I am international I can't really buy to audition and return to try different ones, so I have to research a lot before purchasing. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. Hello, I'm forced to change my amp in following "desktop" setup: notebook -> Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2 -> Wireworld Luna 7 -> Denon PMA-720 AE -> Oehlbach Bi-tech 4 -> Klipsch RB-81 II. My budget for amp is 550 € (610 $). Local dealers offer mostly Cambridge Audio, Marantz, NAD, Yamaha and Onkyo. Any recommendations? I'm also considering a DAC upgrade. Something like Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus would be nice. Do you think it's a good idea or should I look for more expensive amp with build-in DAC instead? One way or another I need to buy a USB cable... Any advices regarding a cable company with reasonable prices considering my budget and setup. As for genres. I'm listening to all of them
  4. Hi everyone, I'm interested in upgrading my system to R-15PM monitors with a small sub. I would like to listen to high-res audio-files mainly through my Computer/the R-15PM's integrated DAC but I can't find any information on what the dac is capable of. As the speakers will be placed in a small room, I wonder whether the R-10SW is big enough as a sub or if the R-12SW is a very big step up. Thanks in advance for your answers, Tim TL;DR: What are the specs of the R-15PM's DAC? How big is the difference between R-10 and R12 subs?
  5. Complete newbie here and my very first post on this forum. I have been reading some of the posts and amazed at the wealth of information here! My current setup is 2.1 (Klipsch RF-82II with SVS PB-1000) powered by Yamaha RX-V567 receiver. I have been reading that Yamaha and Klipsch are not best together (sounding bright etc) and thinking of moving to pure stereo setup. I do feel that they are bright and can't listen more than an hour. So I am leaning towards warm yet detailed sound. All my input will be digital and have no plans to add Phono in the future. Some of the setup combinations I have been looking are 1. DAC paired with Amp (Niles SI-2150 refurbished or Emotiva BasX A300 - both are 150wpc around $300+) a) NAD D1050 b) TEAC UD-503 c) Schiit Bifrost d) Peachtree DAC ITx Only TEAC had volume control and I would have to get passive preamp (Emotiva Control Freak or Schiit SYS) to control volume otherwise. 2. Integrated Amp NAD C368 (80 wpc) or C388 (over budget, will have to wait for refurbished) 3. AV Receiver Refurbished Marantz SR-5010 with Amp mentioned above. Since this is my first stereo setup, I want to stay under $1000 Please help me setup!!!
  6. Hi gang, I was going to set this up in my daughter's bedroom but she really has no interest so I would rather see it go to a good home where someone can make use of it.This is a Gen 2 XDA-2 Preamp/DAC/Headphone Amplifier with the black trim and the slim line remote. I have used it paired with some Outlaw Audio mono block amps which I just sold this week. With the Gen 2 XDA-2 it sounds like Emotiva worked out any of the bugs the first Gen had as far as USB although I couldn't tell you as I have never paired it with a PC or laptop. I used this strictly for 2.2 channel with the RCA outputs going to a pair of subs and the XLR outputs going to the Outlaws and on to a pair of speakers. The headphone amp works really well and this DAC is very nice as well. $225 shipped with insurance to the CONUS. I prefer Paypal gift but may be able to work with you. I have bought and sold plenty here in the forum so you can feel confident in this transaction. Private Message me if you need anything!Thanks, Tim The XDA-2 connects to all your digital music sources-computer, media player, CD transport, and more-and delivers audiophile-quality sound. With its precision analog resistor ladder volume control that maintains resolution even at low volumes, the XDA-2 is an ideal digital preamp. At the same time, its discrete, high-current headphone amplifier drives headphones with authority. The XDA-2 is the ideal way to enhance the sound quality of virtually any audio system. No matter your digital source-or sources-the XDA-2 is ready, with multiple optical and coaxial inputs, as well as 24/192 USB for easy connection to your computer. Emotiva's Differential Reference topology, combined with an asynchronous sample rate converter to remove jitter, delivers exceptional sound quality. Coupled with the convenience of a front-panel alphanumeric display and a full-function machined aluminum remote control, there's no better value in DACs today. The nerve center of your modern digital audio system.Product InformationProduct Dimensions 22 x 6 x 19 inchesItem Weight 16.1 poundsShipping Weight 16.1 pounds
  7. http://stores.ebay.com/jadedesign?rmvSB=true Some really nice electronics. Pretty fair prices too. I always find myself tempted by those Sherbourn PA 7 350's and PA 7-150's.
  8. Ok, my laptop idea didn't work out to well as it makes some horrible sounds when hooked to my receiver. I am thinking of building a htpc, if so would I still need a dac. Or could I just build the dac in with the htpc. How could I build a low cost htpc that doesn't sound like crap. I know I would like to stream movies down the road, but for now music is what is important. Actually lets just stick with music play back, as when I am done with the basement I can move this HTPC to the garage. So really my needs are a simple HTPC that I can connect to my network to access my music, via remote app on my phone. It must sound decent and be able to play back flac. Wow I really simplified that. If I can't build the dac into it, then I guess it gives me reason to buy another piece of audio gear.
  9. muel

    Bel Canto 3.5 DAC

    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/da-converters-bel-canto-design-e-one-dac-3-5-virtual-battery-supply-light-link-2014-06-23-digital-61840 No affiliation. Nice DAC!
  10. I have a like new Music Hall 25.3 DAC with tube output. This is a very versatile DAC with loads of features. It has a headphone output with adjustable volume which actually sounds great. It's also useful in rolling tubes. Balanced XLR and un-balanced RCA outputs. Coax, optical, XLR and USB inputs with front panel switching. Selectable 96khz or 192khz upsampling. I will include the stock EH, a "cryo-treated" Magnum Dynalab and vintage NOS RCA/Mullard 6922 tubes, all with gold pins. It's black in color with no imperfections I can find. I have the box, power cord and manual. I was using it with a vintage Fisher KX-200 tube amp which has no headphone out. It was the perfect match for the Fisher. I have since gone to a new Harman HK-990 integrated amp with built in DAC's and headphone jack so, sadly, I no longer need the MH. This is mainly in the interest of simplifying my system. I'm asking $425 including shipping via FedEx ground, double boxed, to the lower 48. I can take Paypal, MO, check, etc. I'm really not interested in trades but, if you have something cool, who knows? Thanks
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