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  1. flanders

    SOLD: FS: cawsey ear science power cord

    Hi, I'd like to grab this, provided it's quite flexible and not the stiff Belden stuff?
  2. flanders

    FS: McChanson MarzE KT88 Tube Amp

    Beautiful amp. Does this have 2 inputs? Also, what are the extra speaker terminals for?
  3. flanders

    Catman's Analog Musings

    I've just received the smaller A-D-A version, the miniDSP DDRC-24, from the classifieds. Hopefully the benefits of room correction will outweigh any negative impact the ADC/DSP/DAC has on the signal. Thoughts?
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    Rebuilding phono system completely

    Such a grandiose, subjective statement, without reason or explanation, is totally unconstructive and unhelpful; and maybe offensive to anyone who’s spent their hard earned money on a pair of these speakers.
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    Phono Stage Synergy ?

    Good outcome!
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    Catman's Analog Musings

    ....Which would mean having it in reach or on your lap? Not that I have any experience, but I think that's the beauty of PC controlled DSP, you can operate it from a laptop (and take room measurements) from your seating position. I'm wondering though, and @Happy or @andyr might be able to answer this: with a miniDSP, can you tweak the frequency response on the fly, while playing music?
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    Catman's Analog Musings

    Ideally you'd want to adjust this from the listening position (in real time) wouldn't you?
  8. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/09/14/iphone-x-hardware-flac-codec/
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    Clear audio Concept or Rega Planer 6

    Just to clarify, your iPhone’s internal DAC sounds better than your Rega P6, or the internal DAC of your Peachtree, or all of the above (several DAC’s)?
  10. I think we're on the same page, just a different sliding scale. The OP's just had his 'lights on' moment going from the headphone out on his phone(?), to his new DAC. I'd argue that this improvement is greater than upgrading from his $500 to a $1k (RRP) DAC. I'm happy to be proven wrong of course. Anyone have a Klein DAC to compare to my $125 DAC?! The most important thing is, it sounds like you're really enjoying the music @JOH1975, and I have a feeling it's gonna get (a little bit!) better when you receive your Quasimodo!
  11. Hi John! I was being a bit facetious late in the night! I'm just talking relatively, as in the improvement from $500 to high-end will be more like a few percent, give or take. For example a $1k DAC isn't going to sound twice as good as a $500 DAC; A $50k DAC won't sound 50 times better than a $1k DAC. And this incremental improvement will decrease once you get to a certain point as @Irek suggested. The law of diminishing returns and all that.
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    Catman's Analog Musings

    Just reading back on your thread and found this interesting (along with all your musings!). I've compared my Mimic SE and Lounge LCR Mkiii, and they're more similar than they are different. I doubt I could tell them apart blind, but if I'm trying to differentiate them, I'd say they both do everything right, while the Lounge has a touch stronger bass. The Lounge also has this quality of being fluid and dynamic at the same time, which is hard to explain and could just be a figment of my imagination. As far as perceived quietness/noise floor and surface noise, they're indistinguishable. I also have a Heed Questar which I haven't plugged in for a long time. I need to add this to the comparison and then decide on which phono stage to keep!
  13. A few percent. 🏃‍♂️(Me running for cover!)
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    Catman's Analog Musings

    Agree, I do like a power switch, especially a toggle switch, which all the Schiit stuff has. My Mimic SE phono also has one.