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Kal Rubinson

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  1. In a blind test, the second one is always better. 😐
  2. Nor should you be concerned with this issue. Since each is a completely integrated system, there is no logical* reason why one would need to compare any parts since those parts cannot be swapped or upgraded. One needs only to compare the intact systems. *One can entertain an intellectual curiosity about the components but that info is a matter of engineering and does not play a role in use.
  3. I do it without any issues but I use BootCamp/Win. 😄
  4. Not necessarily. One can implement a passive crossover between the source/control and the power amplifiers. I am not advocating this but I have done it in the (distant) past and it is still possible.
  5. Dear Kal

    I was reading your review of the Dutch and Dutch 8c in Stereophile. I 've been trying to work out how you managed to get the speakers and listener forming an equilateral triangle with the speakers toed in 45°? I note that you say that Dutch and Dutch recommend this; but surely a speaker requiring a non-Euclidean listening room is a very specialised product.

    1. Kal Rubinson

      Kal Rubinson

      Only possible if you can think beyond of the horizontal plane. 😊  Yes, that was a slip of the tongue/finger. 


      Of course, one can physically arrange the speakers+MLP in an equilateral triangle but then a speaker toe-in of 45° would have them aimed to have their axes cross in front of the MLP (Blumlein?).   So, yes, the toe-in for the recommended equilateral arrangement was more like 30°.  I generally preferred a more distant seat with commensurate toe-in adjustment.


      The D&Ds were surprisingly tolerant of these options.


    2. adamdea


      Apologies for the pedantry. They do look interesting. I suspect that  some on this forum would be put off by the 24khz brick wall filter.

    3. Kal Rubinson

      Kal Rubinson

      Can they hear it? 🙄


      I get similar objections to converting DSD to PCM @24/176.4 so that I can do convolutions/DSP. 

  6. What's the unit of measurement for gusto?
  7. Video is not one of my interests. OTOH, I have used the U-DIO8 with 6channel DSD-DoP and that works fine. Just be sure that your player does the proper channel-mapping for the music format you use.
  8. I have no experience streaming Netflix via a Mac and cannot assist in this.
  9. Thanks. I rarely use DoP because it's not a good way to do multichannel.
  10. Is there any documentation that states that the Marantz will support DoP over LAN? Does it support DoP via S/PDIF?
  11. Right. It sits on the shelf next to my HDRadio cap!
  12. I still have a baseball cap from them.
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