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RMAF and the Noob

Greetings all... Am new to the site/forum and have already learned a great deal as I investigate hi-res digital audio. My thanks to those who've sweated over an intelligent article, review, or a quick post that shares some unique insight... job well done and again, my thanks.   When its discovered you live in Colorado people will first ask about skiing (no thx, that kind of coin'll get you a DAC a season), then its climbing 14ers (yup, our own 'Dark Side of the Moon'), and when desiring to be

DarkHelmet

DarkHelmet

 

Confessions of a DigiPhile II

WHY digital?   So I am GOING ALL IN as a DigiPhile. I am setting out with a set of rules:   My dogma:? NO half measures? NO gradual upgrades? NO tweaking of hardware? NO regrets   But why, oh why would I go digital? What has changed so significantly?   Well, my dream has always been to get my rig to sound as good as the best live venues. Little can compete with a live session at the Danish Radio’s old studios near by. Particularly when they do not use any amplification.   Ideall

DigiPete

DigiPete

 

Booting Up

Before we go any further, you probably want to know whether you should spend any more time with this blog. I need to introduce and explain myself.   First, the executive summary version:   I am not, by my reckoning, an audiophile. I'm not really expert at much of anything. I do love music, always have, always will. Bring it on.   I am increasingly interested in good-sounding music because my hearing is fading (after all, I am over 70 years old and have some tinnitus at that) and not so

curmudgeon

curmudgeon

 

Hear music the way it was intended to be reproduced - part 4

This is Part 4 of a series on a quest to hear music the way it was intended to be reproduced. In the last 3 posts, we have “voiced” and calibrated our speakers to an equilateral triangle, took some frequency response measurements, analyzed the results, and introduced digital room correction (DRC). Let’s look at the frequency response measurement results and DRC in more detail. Is DRC ready for prime time? I think this post will show conclusively, yes, DRC is ready for audiophiles to take ful

mitchco

mitchco

 

Best way to get computer files to DAC via ethernet?

I've been an audiophile for over 30 years. My computer system (with many outboard drives and several terabytes of music) is in my office. My hifi is in my living room: Electrocompaniet modded 24/192 DAC, Audio Research preamp, Pass Labs X250.5 power amp, Aerial 9 speakers, Parasound belt-drive cd transport, PAD cables, Shunyata AC conditioning.   I run digital files via ethernet cable (under my house) from my office computer (27" iMac) to my hifi. Right now, I'm using a modded Squeezebox 3 wit

mountainmusic

mountainmusic

 

Confessions of a DigiPhile I

I love music - both immersing myself and loosing track of time and also as a sound-scape to my everyday life.   I think of myself as a hard core puritan analogue audiophile. Well, that is until recent! DigiPhile would be a better description now.   My youth was spent creating music and other art as well as enjoying concerts and my ever evolving stereo system. Cassette -> 2 track -> consumer record player -> audiophile-ish record player (Thorens TD 321, Mørch UP-4 arm, Ortofon MC

DigiPete

DigiPete

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