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  1. only.shallow

    Denon DCD-1700NE CD/SACD player measurements

    Thanks everybody for the help! I was waiting this year for the Schiit Urd to finally go on sale but at $1300... I might as well spend a couple of extra $$$ and get a SACD player. Regardless, I'm just looking for a solid disc player that plays well enough for CD and/or SACD; I have a streaming...
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    Denon DCD-1700NE CD/SACD player measurements

    Hi. A review and measurements were recently published on hifinews for the Denon DCD-1700NE CD/SACD player along with its accomping amp. At $1500, the DCD-1700NE seems to be in the median price bracket for a new SACD player but how do the measurements look to you all? Average, bad? Any thoughts...
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    Buckeye NC252MP Stereo Amplifier Review

    Thanks, I did put a lot of time to assemble a HiFi with great measuring AND sounding equipement that visually made sense together. A bit brutatlist but I can always mix it up in the future when I build another system. Probably will go the silver route and add more natural wood elements with a...
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    Buckeye NC252MP Stereo Amplifier Review

    Yes, I use a heavy duty Tripp-Lite power strip with circuit protection. I keep the cords tidy and off the ground so I can sweep under the rack easily since I have a Golden Retriever that produces fluffs daily.
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    Buckeye NC252MP Stereo Amplifier Review

    I've been running mine with a Freya S and Revel M16 speakers and the combo is killer. No issues and my digital and vinyl playback sound stellar. I did leave the amp on "auto" during the summer and the amp itself would make a pop noise when it turned itself on; no pop noise through the speakers...
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    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    Hi. I purchased the 2-channel Hypex NC252MP Amplifier and it's connected to my Freya S via balanced. I have Revel M16 speakers and they sound killer with the Freya and Buckeye. Very happy with this combo!
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    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    Quick update from my earlier posts. Schiit accepted the Vidar 2 return quickly and easily as it was within their return window. I mentioned my feelings about the audible hum to their customer rep and that it should be mentioned on the product page. They basically said thanks for letting them...
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    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    Yeah... if Schiit would have had a small disclaimer about a hum on the product page, I may have just kept my Vidar 1 and saved up for a Benchmark later this year. They did get back to my inquiry quickly though and I enjoy everything else I've bought from them over the years.
  9. only.shallow

    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    Yes I've read on forums about that issue with the Vidar 1 but I've never noticed it much when I owned a Vidar 1 in the past. The hum is coming strictly from the Vidar 2 when it's turned on from standby mode; there is no hum coming through the speakers. Also if Schiit is telling me the hum is...
  10. only.shallow

    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    So I'm reporting back with one flaw that I can't seem to shake from the Vidar 2. It hums... and I didn't notice for a while since I've been doing spring cleaning this month and moving furniture around despite listening to music every day. I sit about 2 meters away in my usual listening position...
  11. only.shallow

    Rotel has something going on?

    Recent review and measurements for Rotel's top shelf CD player: https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-69-trance-dancing-maxwell-street-rotel-dt-6000-dac-transport
  12. only.shallow

    Sutherland KC Vibe MK2 Phono Stage Review

    Yes, I was using a Sumiko Amethyst MM cartridge when I was testing out the KC Vibe and Mani 2. That's so cool you have an Insight! I love how it looks and I'm still curious how it measures against the KC Vibe. Will you ever be inclined to send it to Amir? You are correct and I agree with you on...
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    Sutherland KC Vibe MK2 Phono Stage Review

    So I'm the original owner of the Sutherland KC Vibe MK2 that was sent to Amir for testing. I owned a couple of other phono preamps from Pro-ject before I discovered Sutherland products. I liked how the Sutherlands looked (especially inside), that they were made domestically, and that Ron himself...
  14. only.shallow

    Audiolab 6000CDT experience

    Denon just released a new CD/SACD player that looks well built and can also act as a transport if need be. It's $1500 which seems to be the median compared to other contemporary SACD players. I'm curious how it measures, especially with the new Denon AVRs getting reviewed lately...
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    Audiolab 6000CDT experience

    Just a warning to those interested in purchasing the Audiolab 6000CDT... I bought a new one in 2021 and it scratched most of the CDs I played. I didn't realize this was a common problem with the 6000 until I read more reviews/forums online after I noticed the scratching. Thankfully I was able to...
  16. only.shallow

    New from Schiit Audio: Vidar 2

    Just replaced my year old Vidar 1 with the new Vidar 2 this past week; I have a Schiit Saga S preamp, Modius DAC (AKM), and a pair of Revel M16 speakers. I'll be honest why I really bought the Vidar 2... I got sick of sticking my hand in the back of the Vidar 1 to shut it off each evening before...
  17. only.shallow

    Marantz SACD 30n Measurements (SACD Player, DAC & Streamer)

    New reveiw and measurements up at Audioholics: https://www.audioholics.com/blu-ray-and-dvd-player-reviews/marantz-sacd-30n
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