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  1. I enjoyed your article and want to try it myself. What is the name of the DSP VST file? I cant seem to find it anywhere?
  2. The Teac editor is converting to PCM then back to DSD. If you bring in the files and compare them in Audition, you will see changes to the file even without doing any editing at all
  3. Pros: Really removes record pops and clicks without messing with the underlying music Only 1/10 second delay from real time You can monitor what was removed Easily defeatable Easy operation and set up Control from front panel, phone app and/or browser Digitize music onto network attached storage or usb attached storage Metadata including cover art retrieved via internet and embedded into digitized files Browser based track splitting and editing included Quality adc and dac included Built-in headphone jack for listening/monitoring Push
  4. Line-in/line-out two channel real-time recording and click and pop removal component for vinyl LPs. The SC-2's flawless Click and Pop removal process benefits from the latest algorithm updates with version 2.0 software including SweetVinyl’s Track Splitting and Metadata Tagging Software.The iOS and Android apps and web interface provide remote control of Click and Pop removal and Analog Bypass, Advanced track splitting and metadata functions work in a web browser. The SC-2 has a front panel USB 3.0 Port for transferring digital recordings of your favorite LPs.The soundstage is virtually i
  5. Should I post reviews for products that are no longer for sale by the manufacturer? In other words it may be available on the used market but cannot be purchased new. Also, what about subwoofers? What category would a product like the sweetvinyl sugarcube products go into? https://sweetvinyl.com/ They digitize records in real time to remove surface noise as well as allow recording of the records along with retrieval of metadata. Is there a method that people could use to ask followup questions to the contributors of these reviews?
  6. Is there any way to go back and edit my own review? That might be a good thing as opinions may change as one uses a product.
  7. Pros Excellent sounding speaker... with good amplification Low cost for a good 3-way speaker Cons Requires good amplification Cheap vinyl finish Low efficiency and low impedance I tried this out on the Marantz NR1200 AVR and was not blown away by the sound. It was good, but not great. I then looped in the Benchmark AHB2 power amp and wow, what a difference! Therein lies the conundrum. How do you rate a budget speaker that doesn't sound amazing until you drive it with an expensive high-quality amplifier? It does sound much better than the pr
  8. Pros: Great sound Solid build Feature rich HDMI 2.1 upgradable One of the few pre/pros with an 8-channel analog input HEOS streaming is excellent Many integration options including web-based remote control High quality DACs Very flexible configuration options Runs cool Cons: 100Mbps ethernet connection No USB-B connectivity HEOS is only 2-channel and doesn't yet support Qobuz Audyssey room correction downsamples to 48khz prior to output Phono stage is just adequate One of the most flexible and fe
  9. Pros: Low Cost Simple to use Good and clean power Pre-outs Subwoofer support Streaming ability - local and internet based Plays DSD without conversion Cons: Streaming does not include many services Network stability is not the best No room correction No filtering and crossover settings available for the subwoofer output Android control app is not great This integrated amp is a low-cost way to support analog as well as digital sources with plenty of power. There are several ways to stream both local files as we
  10. mlknez

    Pioneer SX-N30

    The networked audio hub at the center of all your music The Pioneer Elite SX-N30 Network Stereo Receiver delivers exceptional sound quality that dramatically enhances hi-res audio from a wide variety of digital sources, including compatible TVs, turntables and DVD players. Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, DLNA™ Certification (1.5), AirPlay®, and built-in Wi-Fi® allow you to easily stream songs from your smartphone, laptop, network-attached storage, and other compatible devices Power and Precision for Hi-Res At the heart of the Elite SX-N30 resides a Direct Energ
  11. Pros: Covers a niche market segment Good amplification internally and includes pre-outs in case you need more power Subwoofer outputs with filtering Low profile design HEOS streaming system works very well and has broad support including Amazon Music Ultra HD Good quality DACs Low cost Cons: Converts DSD to PCM prior to playback HEOS does not yet support Qobuz nor .iso files Not HDMI 2.1 upgradable No Dolby Vision support This is a very unusual unit. It is built for 2-channel audio, but it also has HDMI inputs and
  12. 2ch Slim Stereo Receiver with HEOS Built-in Indulge in high-resolution sonic perfection with the Marantz NR1200 two-channel slim stereo receiver that powers detailed, high-fidelity audio from a compact chassis. At half the height of a traditional receiver, the NR1200 drives impeccable sound for your movies, shows, Hi-Fi audio and more. The NR1200 supports the latest HDMI connectivity with its 5 inputs, each one supporting HDCP 2.3, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, HLG and more. Stream music from leading music services and control the NR1200 with voice control compatibility via Amazon
  13. Overview The versatile Marantz AV8805 pre-amplifier redefines audiophile home cinema and music listening with an unprecedented 13.2 channel processing capability, and supports virtually any high-resolution multichannel audio format. Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro-3D. Enjoy enhanced audio quality supported by our proprietary current feedback and HDAM technology that passes signals through 15.2 channel XLR or 15.2 RCA outputs. Stream music throughout your home with HEOS multi-room listening and full wir
  14. Where would you put a product such as the Marantz AV-8805. A preamp with both digital and analog processing with no amplifier built in? It is a preamp but not analog only. It is not an AVR as it has no amplifier.
  15. Perhaps a category for Preamps/Integrated Amps/AVRs
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