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    Amplification for the Salon 2?

    Depending on how loud you listen one AHB2 would be great, I used one and never saw the clipping light. If you listen loud or want lots of headroom for peace of mind then its hard (impossible?) to do better than a pair of AHB2's in bridged mono. For lower budget options a Purifi or Hypex amp...
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    16-bit... It really is enough!

    I agree that 16 bit 44.1KHz is generally enough for music distribution but not for recording , editing, mastering or playback. For music production it's helpful to have extra headroom as the peak may be unknown as well as the additive noise with multitracking discussed above. For playback...
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    Sold: Raspberry Pi touch streamer for sale $150

    Neither cover would fit with the HAT, so I did without a back cover
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    ARX RS-1 XLR AB Switcher Review

    if running off a 12V trigger, ignore the power supply and the two pins on the left, they are for a different use case ( public safety announcements in venues)
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    ARX RS-1 XLR AB Switcher Review

    I'm using the two pins on the right with the 2V trigger from my AVR, and no separate power supply. It stays on A unless my AVR is on. (the two pins on the left are not shorted or connected at all, they are for another use case w/o a 12V trigger supplied)
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    Okto 8 Owner’s Thread

    I agree with mdsimon2, you are making a mistake with the gain structure here. There is no reason to have the DAC8 FS output greater than the sensitivity of your amp regardless of Dirac.
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    Streaming fantasy for Dutch 8c?

    Any streamer with a coax spdif output would work with a coax to xlr cable should work , otherwise the neutrik or Canare spdif to AES transformer will definitely work. The 8Cs support spdif https://support.dutchdutch.com/8c-aes3-input/...
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    The way streaming works is Taylor Swift gets all the money. Spotify will take the total pool of subscriber money and allocate a share based on overall plays. It’s not divided by subscriber.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    To support the artists, to have a permanent library, to make sure I have an uncompressed file, habit. Just to clear , I rip them then play off a server. Would rather be able to download cc’d quality.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    I haven’t done an abx test but Spotify sounds fine and the UI is far superior, for stuff that I really like I buy and rip the cds but will likely stop doing this someday.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    I use Spotify and asset as a local server for cd quality music stored locally. I tried Tidal a few years ago but became frustrated with the lack of gapless support for MusicCast.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    Yes, I’m happy with the Denon, it sounds transparent and serves my needs, audessy xt32 is very good using the app.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    Those extra bass and large with subs settings on the Yamaha are not consistent with a science based approach to sound and are more for impressing the unknowable who are not used to balanced sound. As I mentioned earlier they do a lot of harm to proper sub integration and if you prefer more bass...
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    I disagree, it never makes sense. I even cross over my Salon 2’s at 80Hz to my far more capable subs.
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    Streamer for Genelecs

    You can do this but I believe you shouldn’t . 1) any decent sub should be able to produce low frequencies with less distortion. 2) when you allow the low frequencies to overlap between the main speakers and the subs , there is no guarantee that they will be in phase across the overlapping...
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