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  1. L

    Audio/Video distortion experiment: 1000x "I am sitting in a room"

    Found an interesting experiment: record a video, upload to youtube and then download/upload it 1000x to see the effects of video and audio compression. The initial experiment done ~2010 with a webcam. Big kudos to that guy, considering the youtube speed at that time it probably took many...
  2. C

    The desktop setup needs an upgrade

    Hi all, so I'm kinda new to audiophile (2 years ago I was still using Astros A40 so don't judge me) and since the beginning of the last year I bought 2 KPH30i (one clear, that is modded with Grado pads, and another normal) and a Beyerdynamic Tygr. I have some headphones on my list, such as...
  3. Ziroz

    vibration/electric current/shock when touching audio device chassis

    I have used a Fiio K5pro as a usb dac for my pc and never had any issues, nothing funny when using and touching the device. After recently upgrading and moving the unit to my reading desk, I found there is quit a significant feeling of vibration/electric current/shock when touching the case, the...
  4. mxlv900

    E30 stops detecting signal randomly

    Hi everyone, wish you guys are doing great. Setup: I use a topping E30 serial number 2012733085 plugged into my Windows 10 laptop via usb, using the latest topping drivers, version 5.20.0. My settings are the following: 32 bits, 512 samples, safe mode turned on. Issue: I noticed that very...
  5. S

    Why buy DAC with higher measurements?

    ASR reviews for DACs often capture "beyond hearing threshold'. We each are susceptible to psychoacoustics. For amps, we select from measurements, power and use features. For DACs in the 'Blue' zone of highly rated, why would we select one that has the higher cost, assuming features not...
  6. M

    Why 1 and not 3 separate DAC (but wich ones) ?

    Hello I have 3 sources (DVD/CD - TV - PC) and I would like each to have its own DAC (which will be out of sight). I'm going to sell my HifiRose 250 whose ergonomics I don't like. It will be easier to use my integrated amp to select sources. My DVD/CD has a coaxial and optical output (analog too...
  7. Anynameyouwish

    Hello from Gloucester uk

    Hi, So I’m trying to get the setup sorted so I can sit in comfort and spend some quality time on the sofa. Not yet wired up: Kef q900 floorstanders pair (bought used) Arcam delta 290 amp ( bought used) Arcam power amp ( faulty/used) Prev setup : Arcam 7se CD ( had for many years)...
  8. R

    Cambridge Audio 851D: inside view

    My 851D kicked the bucket recently and it's out of warranty, so I opened it up to see if re-seating connections might fix the channel/static issue, whether there were any terribly obvious issues with caps, solder joints, etc., and, of course, to take some photos. First look: Nice toroidal...
  9. B

    Would I benefit from a dedicated DAC?

    Hi folks! Quite new to all this so I would appreciate any help. I would like to get the most out of my equipment so I'm here for some advice. Current setup: - Audio-Technica ATH-M40x, KZ ZS10 Pro & (soon) LETSHUOER S12 Pro - Tidal HiFi (non-MQA) through USB Audio Player PRO...
  10. S

    Best way to connect SMSL A300 to TV

    Hi all - new here! Ive just ordered a SMSL A300 and im just wondering what the best method is to connect it to my TV. The amp doesn't have optical so would it be best to buy a separate DAC? If so what would you recommend around AUD $100 - $150 range? Looking at this: SMSL Audio Sanskrit 10th...
  11. M

    Need advice choosing a DAC

    Hello all, Currently I am using Allo Boss 1.2v with raspberry pi4 and Volumio, but I want to upgrade my current setup and I would like to buy a external DAC (I plan also connect TV), so I would like to get some advice. Currently I am choosing between these 4 options below...
  12. A

    DAC and Amp suggestions for flagship headphones?

    Greetings, I have recently purchased a Sony MDR-Z1R, the flagship Sony headphones. Now I am thinking, if my headphones are top tier and I can't upgrade any further, I can only upgrade my DAC/amps/source. My source will remain as Spotify premium (not Tidal, sorry I know). Leaving me with...
  13. O

    Upgrading AMP to Asgard 3, is my DX3 Pro+ Sufficient as a DAC for my Hifiman Edition XS?

    I'm simply wondering if the DX3 Pro+ is a sufficient enough DAC alone for the Asgard 3. If my DX3 Pro+ is sufficient enough let alone to not buy anything else, I'm all ears. If there are any other suggestions, I'm fully open to as well. Whatever performs or is suggested for my Edition XS, I...
  14. E

    Help unknown DAC brand

    Hi everybody, this is my first post. Im looking for a budget DAC with plans to modify it (rolling opamps and capacitors). I found this on Aliexpress, I never hear about this brand (Rod Rain Audio) but It has nice specs. Any one on this forum has notice about it...
  15. VrilDox

    After my first step, my first stumble. Help please.

    This is my first post here, and I am a beginner in all audio matters. I started to get interested in audio and to read the basics about 1 month ago, prior to that the only thing that I already had to listen some music was a speaker set from Edifier (M601DB). I was sending the music directly to...
  16. T

    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 DAC

    SU-8 V2 for sale. Received it new in May 2020 and had it hooked up in my system for a few months. No difference vs. the DAC in my Node 2 so I removed it. It's been on a shelf since. Comes with USB cable and remote, let me know if you'd like a power cable as well. Or a normal USB cable w/o...
  17. J

    Popping issue - WiiM + Audioengine DAC

    Issue: Between tracks the DAC gives audible click and also a popping noise from speakers. Enough to ruin listening experience. Tried: Reverted back to using the AUX out and bypassing the DAC = works fine. Same issue if I use a different USB power source If I take the WiiM out the mix and use...
  18. G

    FS Music Fidelity V Dac II

    Selling my Music Fidelity V Dac II. It’s older dac but sounds excellent. Stereophile A list when released and many great reviews. Comes with Dac and 12v supply. Looking for 150 shipped cont US via PayPal.
  19. bkarl

    Affordable Streamer, Preamp and Amplifier

    I'm assembling a Streamer/DAC, a Preamplifier and a 120W Power Amplifier, all which I branded “Claudio” for “Clean Audio”. I want to end up with products that allow me to stream and play my favorite music with absolutely no discernible noise, minimal distortion and great tonal quality. I will...
  20. R

    DAC recommandation for PC of about 600 USD

    Hello guys, I am seeking for a DAC, never had one that I want to use to listen to my collection of CDs and DSD files. I have started to make research on this thing for the last few months and I got to a point where I don't know where to go with. To be honest, I am afraid of the Chinese if I...
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