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    Preamp recommendation with digital streamer and analog phono

    I’m looking for a streaming pre-amp solution that comes with analog Input (RCA). I will be pairing this with purifi based Boxem Amp, feeding into Monitor Audio Silver 300s Towers. My Music Sources : LPs that I play through Music Hall Classic Turntable (this has a built in phono-preamp) and...
  2. R

    Beginner Recommendation: Stereo Listening

    Hey, Not sure where I should be posting this. My current sound system is kaput - bought it 10 years ago. A Marantz M-CR603 I bought 11 years ago, paired to Paradigm bookshelves. I was thinking I needed to go down the same road, but realized that I don't much listen to CDs. I have music on a...
  3. sweetchaos

    Passive Speaker Recommendations for USA (by @sweetchaos)

    I'm constantly asked which speakers to purchase...so, here you go! :D This guide is for PASSIVE speakers. For ACTIVE speakers go here. Click on the "Spoiler" buttons below to expand each section. RAN OUT OF CHARACTERS...CONTINUED ON POST #2
  4. sweetchaos

    Active Speaker Recommendations for USA (by @sweetchaos)

    I'm constantly asked which speakers to purchase...so, here you go! :D This guide is for ACTIVE speakers. For PASSIVE speakers go here. Click on the "Spoiler" buttons below to expand each section.
  5. G

    Weird question about room treatment

    Hello! I have a weird question. My mom is doing cross stitching, so I wanted to ask, what do you think of cross stitch picture with wooden frame as a room treatment? It's a fabric, without a glass and with a wooden frame - worth a try? Thanks!
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    Requesting Balanced Headphone Stack Ideas: Schiit Modius/Magnius stack backorder pushed to April 22nd :(

    For whatever reason, Schiit keeps pushing back the ship by date on the Modius/Magnius stack that I ordered almost a month ago. I don't want to wait another month. What other fully balanced DAC/amp stacks are available for around $400? I already have balanced interconnects for separates, and...
  7. Fetch_Execute_Break

    Looking for a DAC/AMP combo for max. 350 USD / 300 EUR

    Hello! For years I used a HiFimeDIY USB DAC 2 in combination with my Mac Mini and now I would like to upgrade. My headphones are the "KNS 8400 (36 ohms)" by KRK. I am interested to get better headphones this year (maybe the Hifiman Sundara). I can spend a maximum of 350 USD / 300 EUR. Already...
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    AMP/DAC Combo Recommendation for HD6XX

    Looking for recommendations on an AMP/DAC combo for my HD6XX. Looking for something with XLR balanced.. I'm looking at the Monolith THX 788 and the Monolith THX 887 and heard about the THX 789. Not sure what to get, it seems the 788 has XLR IS NOT balanced? Looks like the 788 XLR IS balanced...
  9. ishouldbeking

    Considering diving in: amp vs. amp/DAC question

    (Apologies if this is a double-post; I borked the last one.) Hi all. Long time reader, first time caller. I've been dabbling with headphones for years without taking the plunge into dedicated headphone amps or DACs, but as I start to consider more power hungry cans, I'm thinking it might be...
  10. ishouldbeking

    Considering diving in: amp vs amp/DAC question

    Hi all. Long time reader, first time caller. I've been dabbling with headphones for years without taking the plunge into dedicated headphone amps or DACs, but as I start to consider more power hungry cans, I'm thinking it might be time to upgrade my source. I'm familiar with the various brands...
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