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  1. Thanks, I have been careful in the installation, I do not have polarity problems but I don't really have many power outlets near the equipment and I use multiple adapters, however with the Lenovo PC that I use as an audio source and with the amplifier at 100% volume I hear absolutely no noise with my ear literally pressed against the speakers. I take care of the acoustics as much as possible, I have cushions, curtains, carpet and canvases on the walls. As for the placement of the speakers I have done a lot of tests and I think I have them well optimized.
  2. Thanks for your comments, it is in the amplifier and in the DAC where I have doubts, the Sony STR-9000DA of yours I understand that it is not class D, I see that digital, class D and digital are not the same, class D is analog, many people confuse this. Agree that it is best to try equipment at home, unfortunately here in Spain it is not widely accepted to try and return if it is not what you expected, it can be done but it is frowned upon. My main source is Wav, FLAC and DSD files, some vinyl and almost no CD's. I have looked at your recommendation of the DAC Denafrips Ares 2 and there
  3. Thanks for your advice, unfortunately the Primare are far from my budget, I am looking at Hypex or Purifi modules although I would like more an integrated amplifier that has several inputs, among them good quality phono preamplifier but so far I only find amplifiers with Hypex without the connections I need.
  4. Pleasantly surprised by your interest, it is indeed a 2005 approx. Class D, at the time it was an Onkyo innovation with a technique called VSL - I think I remember - that sold for about £ 900. I think I have read all the Onkyo reviews and they were really good. My Focal Aria 936 goes down to 2.8 Ohms. and they require high current, this Onkyo A-9755 amplifier I bought on Ebay for € 223 in perfect condition and it more than meets these aspects, however in SNR -100DB- and distortion 0.08% (1 kHz, 1 W) it is far from the best current class D designs. My economy does not allow me to pay large
  5. I certainly don't know, they sound good but I don't know if they could sound better. I understand that with a high-end DAC and a high-quality integrated amplifier or a separate preamp and power amp I would surely gain in quality, however that would be a large investment that I cannot make. I suppose a Roksan or Naim should be an improvement but would it be worth spending 3,000 / 4,000 USD if the improvement is only 5%? Maybe a better DAC could make a difference for just $ 300/500?
  6. Thanks for your reply. My amplifier is not a home theater type, it is an integrated two channel 300W on 4 Ohms Onkyo 9755. and high current capacity, this is what the Focal Aria 936 demand. I was wondering if changing this, the DAC Topping D-10 or the source would make a measurable improvement in the final sound.
  7. Hi friends, I'm from Spain, sorry for my terrible English. I have followed this forum, I have never dared to participate due to the difficulty of the language, however now I need the help of the experts who participate in this forum. I have built a modest team since I am a pensioner and my financial resources are very low, I have an Onkyo A-9755 amplifier -which was not sold in the USA- class D of 150W at 8 Ohms. and 300 W at 4 ohms. connected to Focal Aria 936 loudspeakers, reviewer Robert Deutsch https://www.stereophile.com/content/focal-aria-936-loudspeaker-measurements gave them goo
  8. I live in Seville, Spain and I am building a mid-range sound equipment, I will try to learn and help whoever needs it to the best of my ability.
  9. As I have read the puffin can be interleaved in sources other than phono, for example CD, my question is, can it be interleaved between a PC loaded with FLAC, WAV and DSD files? Currently my laptop with Jriver is connected to a DAC and this to a line input of the amplifier, will it advantageously replace the DAC or does this make no sense? Every now and then I feel like listening to records on my Tangential Technics SL-QL1, in this case I would use it as a phono preamp. Sorry for my faulty English.
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