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  1. Thunder

    Which balanced cable do I need to connect a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to a pair of KRK Rokit RP5 G4?

    The interface has two 1/4 inch output lines, one for each speaker and the KRKs have one XLR female and 1/4 inch combined input each one. Would this be good? It's a XLR Male to 1/4 inch TRS balanced cable...
  2. Thunder

    Would the KRK Rokit RP5 G4 + Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen be a good combination for a budget entertainment setup?

    I want to upgrade to studio monitors for my gaming setup, I play games, watch movies, listen to music and I'd like the best audio quality possible for my budget (500€), although I don't have a limited/specific budget, it's an objective for me and I could save money if it'd be worth it to get...
  3. E

    What audio system do you own?

    There is this thread "What headphone(s) do you own ?" with many posts. Maybe a similar thread related to the complete audio system might be of general interest. I have not found another thread covering this. At least I would be curious... Apart from the gear itself, the distance from speakers...
  4. D

    Setup help/suggestions for surrounds and Atmos

    Hi everyone, New to HT and wanting some suggestions on what to implement given my room size. See here for a photo of my room layout: Note: On the far RHS, across the 90% of the 4.9m length, are curtains. Note: Still deciding between sub placement (either SW1 or SW2 in photo above) - SW2...
  5. D

    Old Onkyo Integra/B&W and New KEF - how to best integrate?

    Hi Guys, Hoping to get some help. I'm very new to the HT scene. I had recently bought the KEF Q750 for front L/R, and KEF Q650 as centre, and a Yamaha RXV-2085 AV receiver. I've now only realised behind some boxes in the basement, were a pair of Onkyo Integra TX-DS989 (apparently top of the...
  6. Arun Raj S

    Allo Boss2 DAC No Native DSD Play Back

    Hi All, I have purchased an Allo Boss2 DAC Acrylic version recently. The DAC is awesome and I am using moOde OS as its player. But the only issue I face is that the player not playing any DSD files in their native state, if I changed the settings to DoP, the player starts to play files up to...
  7. H

    Looking for recommendations for a new setup

    Hello everyone, We will renovate our flat soon and this is a perfect time to upgrade my audio setup. I'd very much appreciate any feedback from the ASR community. This is what I want to replace: - B&W 685 mounted on the wall - Onkyo TX-SR505E integrated amp - currently the only source is a...
  8. silentt29

    Determining Speaker Toe-In

    Are there any objective means of determining the degree of speaker toe-in, or is it best determined by ear? I feel it has something to do with horizontal directivity and beamwidth measurements, and possibly room measurements. Any help would be appreciated.
  9. mononoaware

    2021 Desktop Setup - Your audio auditioning/archiving system

    Please share a photo of your 2021 audio archive desktop setup. It can be ugly or odd lets see where you analyze your audio. Requirements: use this post as example. Audio: Sabaj DA3 Balanced DAC + Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart speakers. (Audition system is intentionally lower fidelity than...
  10. Matias

    REW filters into JRiver Convolution

    I spent some time trying to figure out how to make this work, gathering information from different sources, and now that it is working, I share below if someone is interested. I am far from an expert, but this is a starting point for noobs like me. The basic idea is to make measurements with...
  11. N

    First Set of Speakers Setup. Please Help

    Hi. I'm confused on what is the best volume control to use. I want to make sure I'm doing it right. I have it setup DAC into Gustard H16(has built in preamp), into speaker amp. have both the DAC and the AMP maxed and am using the Gustard H16 as the volume control. Am I doing it right?
  12. P

    Room EQ & component upgrade

    Hi, First of all, I just discovered this forum a few days ago and I must say that it's blown my mind how nice of a community this is. I found this forum because I've been unhappy with the sound of my system and was specifically looking for EQ possibilities. To preface this, I am an absolute...
  13. R

    New setup questions (HE400i, Fiio DACs, JDS Atom)

    Hello community, my listening setup has drastically changed over the last month and i need advice to tune it: Before: PC-> Focusrite Solo Gen2 - > M-Audio BX8 / Shure SE425 Now: PC->Fiio K3 ->JBL 104 BT / -> sonarworks ref 4 ->JDS Atom (incoming) -> HifiMan HE400i / Shure SE425 my reason was...
  14. A

    How on earth do I connect a AMP to a DAC

    So I just got the massdrop thx 789 amp which I am plan to connect to the SMSL SU-8 DAC for a balanced connection. However I am completely lost at how to connect it. So do I have to use a dual XLR female to dual RCA cable to connect it? By plugging the dual XLR female to the SMSL SU-8 then the...
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