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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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/
  8. 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 🤯
  9. 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.
  10. You, of all people didn't buy a lifetime subscription. Please rationalize this one to me.
  11. She was beautiful back then. The like you said, the crazy happened.
  12. Sounds like a new basement project. It's a lot cheaper to do home theater (component wise) vs 2 channel. You don't need top of the line anything to feel immersed in the sound. Quality sure, top of the line no need for that. We try so hard for 2 channel setups to feel right there at the recording, whereas home theater setups do that with ease. Although it never hurts to go all in. Take a second, third and forth home mortgage out and then call Admit One Home Theater😉
  13. Dam. I thought corrected that in the edit. 3/28.
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