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    What budget speakers you like to see reviewed?

    KRK ROKIT 10-3 G4 Big 3-way powered monitor with a 10" woofer at $439 (each) sale price.
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    Polk Signature Elite ES20 Review (Bookshelf Speaker)

    Thanks for the review - I was hoping these would get Klippel'd, given that Polk has upped their game, objective performance-wise, with the Legend and Reserve series. For $350/pair (sale price), the ES20 looks like a great combination of frequency response, bass extension, distortion, and...
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    Monoprice THX-365C Center Channel Speaker Review (by Erin)

    The 365C was even a better value when they want on sale for $350 when the regular price was $400. I bought one in Dec '19 for $350. As a side comment, I really wanted the 460T floorstanders to complete the front 3 channels. In April '21, I bought a pair and both had several scratches in...
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    Digione Player

    Trinnov AV Processor with HDMI inputs? If so, the Bluray player via HDMI option would work. If the Trinnov had network DLNA/UPnP capabilities, it could be the renderer. In another system, I use a Marantz AV Processor in this way.
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    Digione Player

    OP, what equipment do you have downstream from the renderer/streamer? FYI, in one system, I use a cheap Sony Bluray player (S6700 connected with ethernet cable) as an OpenHome renderer with BubbleUPnP server. The Bluray player will pass Qobuz tracks up to 192 kHz via HDMI to a Denon AVR, but...
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    JDS Atom Amp+ Review (Headphone Amplifier)

    Curious if folks are running the Atom DAC+ and AMP+ stack into powered speakers or into an amp with passive speakers. If so, is that working well in terms of the AMP+ having enough clean output voltage to drive speaker amplifiers well?
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    Polk Monitor XT speaker reviews (posted by Erin)

    Curious to also hear Erin's subjective impression of how these XT's sound. They all look to have elevated treble on-axis, but do they all sound bright? For only $50-100 more a pair than the XT20 (depending on sale price), curious about how the Signature Elite ES20 measures and sounds.
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    What budget speakers you like to see reviewed?

    Also curious about the KRK ROKIT 10-3 G4 (big 3-way) in terms of frequency response, bass extension, and distortion vs. SPL.
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    Watermarking: what do we know?

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this. Does anyone have the interest and capability to take a CD FLAC rip and the same FLAC track on Tidal and capture/compare the Chromecast Audio digital output bitstream for both. One would have a make their best educated assumption that the CD and...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    If someone had the interest and capabilities, the test I mentioned a couple posts back could answer both the question of Tidal's stream quality (vs. a CD FLAC rip) to the CCA and the CCA's ability to pass the stream bit-perfect through its digital output: Take a new release CD FLAC rip and the...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    This is really an intellectual exercise or question to determine "what you get" with Tidal FLAC vs. one's personal FLAC library from CD rips, so just a curiosity for me personally, not a big deal or anything that would push me away from Tidal FLAC streaming (for which I subscribe). I think the...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    I don't know, but that would be a moot question if they were known to be bit-for-bit identical. Not trying to start a debate on the audibility of this or that. This is a pretty simple question - is a Tidal FLAC 16/44.1 stream bit-for-bit identical to a local FLAC CD rip of the same track as...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    That if is the if... :) ...if a Tidal FLAC stream is the same as a local FLAC rip of the same track in terms of what the CCA is receiving and subsequently outputting via optical. I'm defining bit perfect to mean that a local FLAC CD rip and Tidal FLAC stream of the same track would be...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    For example, take a new release CD (one that has not been remastered with multiple versions of the same CD) and rip a track to FLAC. Play that ripped local FLAC track and the same track on Tidal HiFi (FLAC) at 100% volume on the CCA. Would the bitstreams be identical from the CCA's digital...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    I was asking whether Tidal FLAC 16/44.1 (not MQA) was bit-perfect vs. the same FLAC 16/44.1 track streamed from a local CD rip. I know that the CCA is capable of bit-perfect. I certainly hope that a FLAC 16/44.1 stream pulled from Tidal routed to the CCA would be identical to the same FLAC...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    Good to know. Could you please point me to a test that shows this, if you have that handy? I finished reading this thread and found no mention of specific data on this (Tidal FLAC 16/44.1 bit-perfect through CC Audio optical out).
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    I have read the first 30 pages of this thread, and don't see that the following has been confirmed. Using Tidal HiFi (FLAC at 16/44.1) and casting to a CC Audio via the Tidal Android app, is the digital output bit-perfect when set to 100% volume? Seems like it should be bit-perfect (and...
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    Just FYI - I am having one of the CC Ultra power supply/ethernet adapters (eBay link a few posts back) sent to Amir for analog and digital performance testing with the CC Audio.
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    @amirm If I bought you one of the CC Ultra power supply/ethernet adapters in the ebay link a couple posts above, would you have any interest testing the CC Audio analog and digital performance using it with ethernet? If not, no worries.
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    Review and Measurements of Chromecast Audio Digital Output

    The CC Ultra power supply and ethernet adapter in the ebay link above does work with the CC Audio too, as expected.
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