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About krebetman

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  1. I actually quite like the unintentional pun in the old face plate, but then most people might be a little more 'reserv'ed about such things ?
  2. I finally got around to compiling this (a couple of work-arounds need on my Debian install for some reason) - thanks for contributing the changes! Now to do some testing (it takes one hell of a long time to upsample to 7xxK on my old hardware!).
  3. ... but there is the https://foilflexcables.com/ site, which points back to a price list in the lenehan site.
  4. I initially tried with an audiophilleo USB to spdif converter, and compared with direct USB connection from a decidedly non-audiophile fanless computer running various software including Daphile and Roon. My experience goes more to suggest that the Denafrips recent USB implementation is good, rather than to indicate that its spdif is bad.
  5. In that case I definitely couldn’t comment on the sample rate question...
  6. Hi. I couldn’t comment on (1), but specs seem to indicate the Chromecast will resample to 48k, which may affect sound quality. on (3), my experience is that the USB input on the Pontus is better than the coaxial. The Pontus is smart about Disconnecting USB bus power once the handshake is established, but cable quality still affects the sound. I haven’t used the Toslink with anything but TV audio, so couldn’t really say.
  7. Thanks for the followup. Yes , I stated with no extra loading but felt the result was a bit edgy. I can easily go back and forth to try it both ways, or substitute some other loads. Will play around and see what 470 ohms is like after a few more hours as things are. More journey to enjoy!
  8. Hey @andyr you described it right. The cart is a Clearaudio MC rated at .4 mv output with 11 ohm coil impedance . Do you have other thoughts about loading and gain?
  9. Wanting to play around with the SUT approach on the cheap, I got one of these recently. The 1:20 provides a good load for my cart, but the gain was too high - so I looked inside and rewired to the 1:10 gain tap. With a 15K load added across the secondary (via dirt cheap resistors off eBay), it's back up and running. Now I don't have any other experience with SUTs or good, dedicated MC stages, but am enjoying the sound. The noise floor is lower with this running into my integrated's MM stage than when I had the integrated set for high gain. I also feel I'm enjoying a nicer midrange and tim
  10. before you get a converter, do you have a way to confirm whether the coaxial output on your Rotel is operating properly?
  11. Lots of time since this thread started! I ended up with a Clearaudio MC, love it, broke it. Got a Garrott Brothers Optim for quite a while, then got a retip for the Clearadio from Garrott Brothers - and am back to loving it!
  12. Nice looking speakers that have garnered positive reviews. Did those footers come with the units, or did you add them yourself?
  13. You amp seems to have a USB input, but only for firmware updates, not to feed the onboard DAC - so if you want to go digital in, it's either electrical SPDIF or Optical TOSLNK. if your Macbook pro is of a certain vintage (see articles like this https://www.macworld.com/article/3205890/how-to-replace-the-missing-optical-digital-audio-output-on-newer-macs.html ), then you could use an optical cable to stream bits from the laptop to a Toslink input on your amplifier. On the other hand, if your Macbook is too new, it won't have that capability and you would need a USB conv
  14. Sometimes, they make it easy: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fhnrrLxQEVQ?start=4&end=5
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