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  1. Darkscience

    FS: Benchmark Media DAC3 B + HPA4 Combo

    Mint Condition: I have sold here before, everything will be packed professionally so it arrives perfect. $4000.00 + free shipping Thanks for looking!
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    FS: RME ADI-2 PRO FS R $1800 - Free Shipping

    SOLD!!! I am trying to figure out how to change title...
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    Is the Benchmark AHB2, in mono mode, really better than my Mark Levinson No. 536 monoblocks?

    For what it is worth to anyone discussing this topic, I recall a conversation I had with Benchmark support, (I forget the guys name who helped me, he is the only one I have ever talked too when calling them), were I was told that running 2-AHB2 bridged will not improve my sound unless the amp is...
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    FS: RME ADI-2 PRO FS R $1800 - Free Shipping

    I am changing the price to $1600 + Free USA Shipping. It is in mint condition, it has been sitting in its original box in a climate controlled closet. PM me if you have questions or want to talk about it. Thanks!
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    Minidsp SHD Review Updated (DSP, DAC & Streamer)

    I agree with you. Not sure how much of a secret it is, but I use it as a Streamer, DAC, Room Correction, Roon Endpoint and a Pre-Amp device all in one and it performs great at all of those. The only issue I had was trying to figure out what miniDSP device model I needed, when they come out with...
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    Is the Benchmark AHB2, in mono mode, really better than my Mark Levinson No. 536 monoblocks?

    Off topic but while we are on analogies. If you like Star Wars, when a friend of mine saw my AHB2 amp, he said it looked like the amp Vader would own. Which ironically enough is exactly why I love how it looks, stealth black with the blue and red led. Anyways off topic here, but really its a...
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    Is the Benchmark AHB2, in mono mode, really better than my Mark Levinson No. 536 monoblocks?

    Don't quote me here but I believe something about zero 2nd and 3rd? harmonic distortion. I forget, but basically it is the cleanest, distortion free, noise free signal you can feed a pair of speakers with. It would not surprise me if someone does not immediately like the AHB2, it is next level...
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    Is the Benchmark AHB2, in mono mode, really better than my Mark Levinson No. 536 monoblocks?

    Having owned the AHB2 I do not think I will ever want to own another amp. It is a thing of beauty and the sound is crystal clean with my Cornwall, I can turn it up as loud as I want and never hear a hint of hiss or distortion. Idk how to describe dynamics but I have never made the amp clip so I...
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    are tower speakers necessary in 2022?

    To reply directly to the title, yes there is a need for floor standers in 2022, absolutely. I can't imagine a world where we all decide we rather have speakers on stands in our living rooms, really makes no sense to think that. I also rarely, (if ever?), see bookshelf speakers that come with...
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    Polk Reserve R200: Spinorama and measurements (a really nice surprise!)

    Thanks, full Reserve array is the goal. I am going to use your suggestion and ask the Polk crowd. A Polk theme with the ES20 could be a possibility too I guess, Amir loved it.
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    Polk Reserve R200: Spinorama and measurements (a really nice surprise!)

    How do I compare the R200 vs the R100 for surround sound speakers? I have the R700 as mains. Do I just go for R200? What makes one or the other better for surround?
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    Just took a chance with TigerFox Immerse 360

    Sounds like you know what your getting into. For me though, having to deal with this contraption is just not worth whatever experience it is giving you. Maybe I am old school but I say just use headphones and or treat your room. I seriously need to start an audiophile company...
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    Waterfall Graph Question - REW

    Thanks everyone, going to need a mental break, the system is sounding killer and that is what matters. Need to enjoy the music for a few days and come back to this when I have some free time. I learned quite a bit from the comments.
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    WADAX: R Harley trying to explain a $220k streamer and DAC price….

    From the engineering viewpoint, (I am not an electronics engineer but how I see it), the data comes in as bits, those 1's and 0's you see the robots using as sentences above. Think of those as no more then instructions, like a manual on how to put together a Lego pirate ship. If one of the bits...
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    Waterfall Graph Question - REW

    Ok so I snipped this waterfall graph from REW. I kind of have an idea how to read this but not 100% sure what to do with it. Is this suggesting I get bass traps designed for the long decay time frequency ranges? Any tips welcome.
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    WADAX: R Harley trying to explain a $220k streamer and DAC price….

    I do not know if this is directed at me or who, but I am not complaining about jack shit. Personally I am making fun of the claims, it is like reading comedy to me and actually very entertaining. I guess you need to be an engineer to understand why this is funny. As far as price I could give a...
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    WADAX: R Harley trying to explain a $220k streamer and DAC price….

    Make sure you pair it with a Mad Scientist Heretic Ethernet Cable, they claim the difference when using their cable is so drastic, you will feel like your breathing in the the air the singer is exhaling. It is only like $400 per for 1 meter of cable I think, imagine how that will sound paired...
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    WADAX: R Harley trying to explain a $220k streamer and DAC price….

    This is total BS don't believe this garbage. Different USB cables do not sound different. It is data you are transferring, not a musical signal. Same when using a computer monitor or any other digital device in your life. Imagine if online gaming had this problem? When you download a file, a...
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