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  1. Are you going to the Soudan Underground Mine and looking for Neutrinos? I tried to catch a WIMP but it went right through me😉
  2. About 5 years ago I was at a Hospital waiting for my Dad to get out of surgery. While bored and screwing around I sent some emails and texts out and was amazed how fast it went. So I opened up Speedtest by Ookla and ran a test of the upload and download speeds. The Download speed at the time was nothing great like 50 Mbps but the upload speed was 90Mbps. I tried to explain how fast this was to my mom but she had no idea what I was talking about. Compared to my parents Comcast speed and my house's speed at the time, we were getting 300Mbps download and 12Mbps upload. I joked around to some of my friends and said, if you need to upload anything big, go to a hospital and log into their WiFi. Sending and receiving information about a patient is vital in a hospital, thus the great upload speed. Today my Comcast speed is 800Mbps down and 25Mbps up. They kept doubling the speed over the past 3 years without any extra fees. I do pay out of my ass for full premium cable channels, phone, internet and home security. Such is life.
  3. Have uninstalled/reinstalled the app. Or hardboot your iPhone.
  4. Henry Rollins uses Wilson speakers https://imgur.com/gallery/VMJ8B
  5. If you did use a receiver and all your speakers are powered, you have to make sure that the receiver is equipped with PRE OUTs to hook up your powered monitors. You would be hooking everything up to the 5.1 or 7.1 RCA outputs on back of the receiver. Then the Dragonfly would be connected to say like the CD RCA inputs on the receiver. When playing music you can usually choose a setting on the receivers surround modes to play music through all speakers, instead of some gimmicky surround sound mode. Unfortunately you won't be able to get true surround sound from the Dragonfly. It only outputs 2 channel signals. So if your watching a movie downloaded to your computer it will be converted to 2 channel sound. Now the receiver can take that signal and perform some magic but it won't be true surround sound, if that matters to you.
  6. Sure, you can try anything you want. Most are hear for 2 channel audio. As a gamer I would think that a good pair headphones is all your looking for. A good set of headphones can be an amazing experience. But there's nothing wrong with trying a few things before changing your rig.
  7. Unfortunately you can only use one set of speakers at a time. When use a external DAC like the Dragonfly or any other DAC for that matter your bypassing the internal DAC in the computer and usually converting just the right and left channels, just like using headphones or a set of speakers for stereo imaging. You could not hook three of these up at the same time. Why would you? A good pair of headphones or speakers is all you need to achieve great sound. I guess you could use a Y-splitter off the ends of the RCA connector to connect another pair of speakers but again, one set of properly placed speakers can achieve great sound.
  8. There's a 1000 ways to skin a cat, so goes this journey to get music off your computer to a set of speakers. One way to do it is to use a better external DAC instead of your computer's then to your speakers. So something like Audioquest's Dragonfly to your speakers is not only cheap but will be a significant upgrade to your computers DAC. There are 3 versions of this DAC. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_703DGNFLYB/AudioQuest-DragonFly-Black-v1-5.html You can connect it to your speakers from something like this. There are 100s of these connectors on the web, this is just an example. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/YRA154--hosa-yra-154-stereo-breakout-3.5mm-trs-to-dual-rcaf-6-inch
  9. I hear what your saying. It would be nice to think that nothing ahead of this great product should make a difference. The only thing I would add, is that when the regen was added there was a change in sound. Was/is it better or worse? To our reviewer it made it better. On another system it may not be as noticeable or dramatic. I've read in other threads that the regen (in any of it's variations) didn't make any changes to the sound of there system. Convenience of wiring through my house is why I bought one (regen). BTW, excellent review/mini series @ray-dude
  10. I'd be curious if anyone could get a hold of an old Krell amplifier like this, or a high powered one and try it out.
  11. I just watched this limited time video. It's outstanding, Prince was an amazing performer. The video link says it's only good through Sunday. I pulled up my Qobuz account and followed along with the set list that's with the new live version streaming release. https://www.loopinsight.com/2020/05/14/travel-back-in-time-with-prince-and-the-revolution/
  12. Thinking out loud here, would it be wise not to listen to these headphones during an electrical storm. Or a big ass thunderstorm. I’ve got a great view of both downtown St. Paul. And Minneapolis and watch storms roll in an hour away while listening to music or watching tv. I can just imagine a lightning strike and having my head vaporize 🤯
  13. You could also consider a portable PA system. You could add a microphone if the classroom size was big enough like a gymnasium. You would still want a Presonus to split out the signal.
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