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Sam Spade

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  1. Thanks. I looked at the B5s, but I want to keep things modest in terms of cash outlay. But I am glad you are enjoying your BS22s.
  2. thank you. what do you make of the 85dB rating of the BS22s with such a little amp?
  3. hello, thanks for your input david. i think i will give them a try. the guy said i can go down to the shop and bring my amp, but i wanted to see if i might just be wasting my time.
  4. Hi, Thank you for your replies. Yes, I would like to get a better amp and all that, however, space is at a premium in my little office. Also, I am saving my "shekels" for a new amp to go with my home system. Originally, I was going to get a Merantz PM6005, but the measuring tape had a few things to say. I looked around at the smaller NAIM units, and while they sounded nice, they were just too expensive. A close friend gave me a Totem sub, when he got a new one and that has really added something to the sound. Sadly, the sub has got me craving the higher notes. That is
  5. Hello, No need to apologize. Curious to know how you are getting along with your computer audiophile explorations? Have you got a DAC yet? If you have not you should checkout the new renditions of the Dragonfly. There is a Black and a Red. The Black is less expensive ($ 100 vs $ 250) and both can be used with mobile devices like the iPhone. Here is the review of the Black from What HiFi if you are interested. Here is the review of the Red. Hope your musical adventures are going well. Regards, Sam Spade
  6. I would keep them. I am really not all that enamored by streaming music services – the sound is not all that great and occasionally you get little hick-ups. I dumped all my LPs and regret it. Sadly, I was moving and could not take it all with me. I had some original pressings of Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin – I could not even give them away (this was when CDs were really taking off). So keep your stuff and burn it to your computer. It really is not that hard. And besides, why pay twice for music you already own? You could use the money you are spendi
  7. Hi gang, Hope you are all having a great summer. As you may know I have a micro system Denon DM39s + DragonFly 1.2 + JitterBug + Audirvana Plus. At any rate, I have enjoyed the Denon speakers but want to do a bit of an upgrade.I am considering the Pioneer BS22 and wanted to know if this might be a viable alternative. The Denon DM39s (amp) specs are: Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz) 30 W Number of channels 2Freq. Response (Analog In) 20 Hz X 20 kHz Denon speaker specs are: Type 2-way, bass reflex Drivers 4 ¾” bass-mid 1” dome high Impedance (ohms) 6 Fr
  8. Hey, I have not heard these speakers or the amp that you speak of, but what I would suggest is trying them out together before buying. They may sound brilliant or they may sound like crap. Here is a review of the speakers you asked about: KEF Q300 review | What Hi-Fi? Hope that helps a little.
  9. Hello again, Forgot to add that I am not aware of DACs using RAM. As far as I know they are like a printer – they are just there and the computer can talk to it. However, more RAM does effect how they work, but not in the way you are intimating. Hope that helps!
  10. Hello dapla, Generally speaking if you are running a modern operating system that is 64 bit (Windows 7, OSX Lion etc.), 4 Gigs of RAM is really the bare minimum these days. Here is a link to help you determine if your version of Windows is 64 bit or not: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows#1TC=windows-7 I am by no means a computer expert, but as I understand it having more RAM allows the computer to access the hard drive less. This not only speeds up the operation of the computer, but allows it to run more programs at once. Doubling the RAM
  11. yes, i am a stones fan, so thank you for the input. i will give it a go.
  12. I have been using MAX for a while and know it well. XLD is new to me, so I am unsure of all the ins and outs. But yes, MAX it is old. Also, I was wondering if the music file was bad in some way, or if the file had been f'd with, or worse - there is an issue with my iTunes library.
  13. Thank you for this. Question. What do you mean by this: Note that there is content up to 48kHz (1/2 of the 96kHz sampling rate) ? Do you mean that the program does not do anything over 48kHz?
  14. Hello, As someone who is very new to the whole Hi-Res music thing, one of the issues that comes up for me is how can one tell what one is actually getting when purchasing Hi-Res downloads? What I mean is, how does one know if it is an actual 24/96 recording or if it has just been up sampled from 16/44? I do not have a dBA meter, but I sometimes see people posting info about albums from Audacity. So, is there an easy way to tell?
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