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Thanks my man
No problem. I actually just purchased my second one. I was using one in my classroom at work (high school physics teacher as main job) and brought it home for the summer to use on my outdoor patio speakers instead of a lepai ti 2020+. Sounded so much better that I decided to leave it and buy a second for work since we start back next week.
 

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You could also go wxa-50 or minidsp shd power with Dirac live, the minidsp would be my personal choice due to Dirac if I was setting up a listening room.
 
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You could also go wxa-50 or minidsp shd power with Dirac live, the minidsp would be my personal choice due to Dirac if I was setting up a listening room.

Can't find the AIYIMA A07 TPA3255 in Europe. :/ The WXA-50 is not powerful enough for the Elacs though?
 

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Can't find the AIYIMA A07 TPA3255 in Europe. :/ The WXA-50 is not powerful enough for the Elacs though?
It's more powerful than the aiyima....
I am using the aiyima in about a 2000 sqft classroom on parts express cnote speakers....it is plenty powerful.
 
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It's more powerful than the aiyima....
I am using the aiyima in about a 2000 sqft classroom on parts express cnote speakers....it is plenty powerful.

Thanks, it's settled then. I'll let you guys know when I get the units. Thanks everyone for your help. :)
 

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For stereo listening i would do

MiniDSP DDRC-24
JBL Stage A130
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Streamer of choice (raspberry pi with usb out to MiniDSP possible).

if the A130 is not available then Kali IN-8 second wave (V2.0)

He could learn do DSP right on the Pi with one of the streamer solutions/CamillaDSP, although I guess he would be out of luck for correcting the analogue sources. Either way, he would need a microphone such as UMIK-1 for either solution
 

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He could learn do DSP right on the Pi with one of the streamer solutions/CamillaDSP, although I guess he would be out of luck for correcting the analogue sources. Either way, he would need a microphone such as UMIK-1 for either solution

Dirac is superior anyway.
 

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Dirac is superior anyway.
Great video with an engineer for Dirac:

One reason why it is superior is the use of proper all pass filters.

 

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What’s up with the Thorens? Why spend so much money on that?

Also, what is your total budget? What’s the goal of the setup? What environment? Do you want to play loud?

Seems quite reasonable for a modern DD turntable, if it's any good.
 

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"As far as DBR62 vs 8010A, DBR62 every time, even with a sub"

Does everyone agree with this? Price would be similar I imagine, with a new amp for the DBR62s. I would be listening at my desk in a relatively small bedroom.

These are DBR62s with NAD d3020v2 in a small room for near-field listening. Amp was 500 euro, unfortunately its not measured on this forum. DAC is Cirrus Logic, and amp itself is Hypex UcD 102 modified by NAD.
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Seems quite reasonable for a modern DD turntable, if it's any good.
That's the rub. Note that Technics has been on a roll as of late. There's a resurrection of the SL-1200, now MK 7, that will on the market in about a month. Otherwise, if you're going to be listening to only 50 LPs, $1000 is really too much. If you're into the bling of the thing, consider a vintage turntable:

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That's the rub. Note that Technics has been on a roll as of late. There's a resurrection of the SL-1200, now MK 7, that will on the market in about a month. Otherwise, if you're going to be listening to only 50 LPs, $1000 is really too much. If you're into the bling of the thing, consider a vintage turntable:

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Technics is not as impressive as it used to be, and there's a lot of hype. They make them in Malaysia now. Vintage is out of the question, can't deal with that where I live, don't want to buy online. It's not about quantity, but quality. Can't imagine listening to trash music on high end components, what a waste... And that's what many "audiophiles" listen to. It's around 800 euros btw, and it's a direct drive, which is great. How many modern direct drive auto TTs do you know of?
 

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Technics is not as impressive as it used to be, and there's a lot of hype. They make them in Malaysia now. Vintage is out of the question, can't deal with that where I live, don't want to buy online. It's not about quantity, but quality. Can't imagine listening to trash music on high end components, what a waste... And that's what many "audiophiles" listen to. It's around 800 euros btw, and it's a direct drive, which is great. How many modern direct drive auto TTs do you know of?
I don't think being made in Malaysia makes any difference. And when it comes to quality, the problem with LPs is always with the discs themselves. As regards sound quality, the turntable is a fashion statement. I don't know how many auto direct drive 'tables there are these days, there's a lot of DD tables. Technics TOTL turntables currently are among the best as regards wow and flutter.
 
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