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What items have you purchased as a result of ASR?

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Based solely on Audiosciencereivew.com I recently added:
MiniDSP SHD
March Audio P451 Monoblocks

With information gleaned from this site, I also built a couple 12" subwoofers and am powering them with two bridged Crown XLS 1502s. Now I need to run a 20 amp circuit to the room to power 3950 watts into 4 ohms or 2604 watts into 8 ohms of amplification.
 
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thanks to ASR my plans to buy a new DAC became easier, and MUCH cheaper in the process! got the SMSL sanskrit 10gen mkII. spent less than half the budget i had in mind for a pricier popular brand DAC. cheers to chi-fi!

i also bought an ELAC DBR62 after its measured performance proved its good value! otherwise i may have needed to save and spent more in the much hyped brand K€F [email protected]!

i am also in the process of selling something coz of what i have learned from ASR! its a revered british speaker brand which the ELAC replaced! its remarkable the wealth of experience i have gained in a few months after discovering ASR!

cheers!
 
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Specifically because of ASR that I would not have bought otherwise, I just ordered the miniDSP UMIK-1 microphone - I'm happy with the sound of my speakers but I saw someone post measurements of the same pair after EQ and they cleaned up a lot, so I'm curious what I can achieve. I'll also be adding a subwoofer shortly and I'll need a mic to dial that in.

And I don't know if that's because or despite but I bought the Topping DX7s after looking at measurements here(probably first time I used the forum was for that) . The price($325 from Drop at the time) and features were right, and measurements confirmed it was "good enough" for me.
 

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Specifically because of ASR that I would not have bought otherwise, I just ordered the miniDSP UMIK-1 microphone - I'm happy with the sound of my speakers but I saw someone post measurements of the same pair after EQ and they cleaned up a lot, so I'm curious what I can achieve. I'll also be adding a subwoofer shortly and I'll need a mic to dial that in.

And I don't know if that's because or despite but I bought the Topping DX7s after looking at measurements here(probably first time I used the forum was for that) . The price($325 from Drop at the time) and features were right, and measurements confirmed it was "good enough" for me.
Hi,

I'm also going to purchase a microphone with the intent of cleaning up my speakers / room combination.

I'm interested in the process that you went through and the results. I assume you first measured with REW, however, how did you apply the EQ? With DSP software? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Ajax
 
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Replaced my Elac B6 speakers with DBR62s. Purchased a Google Chromecast audio off Ebay and signed up for Roon based on Amir's writeups. That prompted a subscription to Qobuz for hi-res streaming. Very happy!

(I probably should note the rest of my system: Mac mini as the Roon core server feeding the Chromecast audio via wifi to a Cambridge Audio CXA60 via Toslink. CXA60 drives the DBR62s and also feeds an SVS SB2000 Pro sub. Also have a Rega RP1 with an RB202 arm and Denon DL301 mk 2 cartridge going into a Denon SUT to a Vincent PHO-8. Finally, still have my old Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, but it doesn't get much use since I ripped my favorite CDs and store the files on the Mac mini.)
 
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Hi,

I'm also going to purchase a microphone with the intent of cleaning up my speakers / room combination.

I'm interested in the process that you went through and the results. I assume you first measured with REW, however, how did you apply the EQ? With DSP software? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Ajax
If your setup uses a Windows PC as a source, all you need besides REW is Equalizer APO.
Here's a very simple and easy to follow video that got me started:

I use Peace GUI with Equalizer APO, but that's optional.
 

Phorize

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Topping d10 and nx4
rme adi 2 dac
Mogami cable.
Purifi amps likely soon.

I now look at choosing a component in a very different way and expect alot more for my money.
 

ezra_s

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Here my equipment all by asr.
Pi4 + SMSL M400 + Benchmark LA4 + AHB2*2 biamp.
what's the temperature / humidity measuring thing? (I like the emot face)
 
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almost the whole system
RPi4
Topping D90
KEF R700 (Not tested here but I saw the link of its measurements here)

The next power amp would be either Benchmark AHB2 or Purify or Topping mono block.
 

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JDS Atom stack, Topping D90/A90 stack, Topping D50s/A50s stack, Topping E30/L30 Stack, SMSL 500, Hypex DIY monoblocks and multiple Meizu, E1DA, TempoTec dongles.
 
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