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post #23071 of 23093 Old 08-24-2014, 09:44 PM
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GTaudiophile: I hope your talking about the looks when it comes to speakers on YouTube, unless he is using some sophisticated recording equipment. I like his setup as it is nice and clean, some thing I am trying to get back too! <<<<<<<<sarcasm
I know it does't make any sense but I've been guilty of this too, many times I've done an AB with a Dyn c4 and the Wilson Maxx 2 playing the same song in the same set-up thru youtube, for what it's worth to my ears the c4 sounded more refined and accurate while the maxx 2 sounded more detailed
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I know it does't make any sense but I've been guilty of this too, many times I've done an AB with a Dyn c4 and the Wilson Maxx 2 playing the same song in the same set-up thru youtube, for what it's worth to my ears the c4 sounded more refined and accurate while the maxx 2 sounded more detailed
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Glad to help out. I love the passion for Dynaudio in this forum. Since I got the X5s, I've been rediscovering my collection. I'm hearing details in songs that I know by heart for the first time. What a thrill!
Well, it's a year later and I am still loving my Xeo5 speakers. So when I found out that JS Audio was selling the store's Xeo5 demo speakers at a considerable discount, I snatched them up, and now they are in my master bedroom on the second floor. I love the flexibility of being able to listen to a different source than the Xeo5s in my living room. IMHO the Xeo5s are the best bargain in HiFi today.

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Well, it's a year later and I am still loving my Xeo5 speakers. So when I found out that JS Audio was selling the store's Xeo5 demo speakers at a considerable discount, I snatched them up, and now they are in my master bedroom on the second floor. I love the flexibility of being able to listen to a different source than the Xeo5s in my living room. IMHO the Xeo5s are the best bargain in HiFi today.
You might want to guard your wallet then. Dynaudio might be "XEOing" the Focus line too. But not wireless? Stay tuned...
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Borderdog/callaso1 etc... I got a Mac Mini cheap and I am going to turn it into a music server this week and just curious if there is an advantage to using a SSD drive when it comes to keeping the unit quite and not vibrating while listening to music etc.. And what size drive to you guys use? I was thinking of a decent size SSD for the computer itself and driving a 3-4 Terabyte for my iTunes and Pure Music software etc.... Open to suggestions....

GTaudiophile: Interesting that they will be going the power speaker line with the Focus. Thats pretty easy if you read the fine print of the picture posted on here! Now the question is how much, as either of those speaker would be great as I could find a very practical use for them. Problem with doing that you can potentially piss off some equipment makers.
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Borderdog/callaso1 etc... I got a Mac Mini cheap and I am going to turn it into a music server this week and just curious if there is an advantage to using a SSD drive when it comes to keeping the unit quite and not vibrating while listening to music etc.. And what size drive to you guys use? I was thinking of a decent size SSD for the computer itself and driving a 3-4 Terabyte for my iTunes and Pure Music software etc.... Open to suggestions....
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As I have said before, if you have enough RAM (8Gigs), and you have a memory player like Pure Music or Audirvana to go along with iTunes, the internal drive once the computer has booted will hardly ever spin up. Unless you store music on the computer, which I don't recommend.
I never hear my Mac Mini and it has a conventional hard drive. The drive is not spinning because 1. the music is playing from RAM, 2. I have no music on the Mini.
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I use a Macbook pro and I don't have any issues using it. Its dead quiet. I was using a DAC that wasn't asynchronous or galvanically isolated, so when I added the M2Tech Hiface, the noise floor dropped considerably... more then I thought I would have realized. My music is stored on the internal HD for now, I do plan to get a 2TB Ext. HD in a couple weeks and most of my music will be moved to the EHD. Ill keep it connected via USB when playing music and use my iPhone remote app to control everything.

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Borderdog/Callas01: Thanks for the input I do have a newer Macbook Air and older Black Macbook, kids use that one and the Macbook Air is on the road with me. I snagged a Mac Mini on Ebay cheap and will update the HD and memory to 16gig and I should be good to go. Heck even 8 should be more than enough.
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I would agree the vibration shouldn't be an issue with a standard HD, however, i would get the SSD from a pure speed perspective. I now run SSDs in all of my computers and have a small Intel NUC (Mac mini clone) hooked to my HT system. With the standard HDs, I use to leave the PCs on 24/7 since the boot/restore time was annoying, with SSDs it is "presto" full operation before i can sit down on the sofa. Even my cooperate work computer which i could startup and go to get coffee in the AM before i could login now starts before I can even walk over for coffee. The tradeoff has been the SSD capacity, but if you are going to have the music on some external megasized server somewhere else, this isn't an issue.

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DyPryo: Looking at using this in my main setup with my Dynaudio so quality of the playback is going to be a must. I am upgrading the 320gig to a SSD drive and will most likely use a external 3TB-4TB hard drive for my music playback.
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DyPryo: Looking at using this in my main setup with my Dynaudio so quality of the playback is going to be a must. I am upgrading the 320gig to a SSD drive and will most likely use a external 3TB-4TB hard drive for my music playback.
Save your money. If you absolutely feel the need for a SSD drive in the Mini, 128 gigs or even 64 gigs is more than enough for a music server. Since you will probably go headless and no keyboard with the Mini, that means you won't need all those other apps like safari or Mail. I stripped mine down to bare bones.

I just checked my Mac Mini via screen share with my iMac. I have only 14.5 GB on the internal drive of the Mini. So what do you need that extra 305.5 GB on storage for? Like I said, a 64 GB drive is more than enough.

The only advantage a SSD drive has over a conventional hard drive is boot times and faster loading of apps and data, but since your data will be on another drive that negates the data part. I leave my Mini on all the time, so it's always ready to go, so that negates the need for faster boot times. When I do have to reboot, it still only takes about 2 minutes.

I have SSD drives on my iMac and my MacBook Pro Retina, but I do a lot of heavy lifting with those computers.

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DyPryo: Looking at using this in my main setup with my Dynaudio so quality of the playback is going to be a must. I am upgrading the 320gig to a SSD drive and will most likely use a external 3TB-4TB hard drive for my music playback.
For your external hard drive, get one with firewire. It will still have USB.
If you are using a USB dac, you want either firewire or ethernet input to the Mini.
There's a lot of crosstalk in the USB bus, so you want your external hard drive connected to a different type of input
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Save your money. If you absolutely feel the need for a SSD drive in the Mini, 128 gigs or even 64 gigs is more than enough for a music server. Since you will probably go headless and no keyboard with the Mini, that means you won't need all those other apps like safari or Mail. I stripped mine down to bare bones.

I just checked my Mac Mini via screen share with my iMac. I have only 14.5 GB on the internal drive of the Mini. So what do you need that extra 305.5 GB on storage for? Like I said, a 64 GB drive is more than enough.

The only advantage a SSD drive has over a conventional hard drive is boot times and faster loading of apps and data, but since your data will be on another drive that negates the data part. I leave my Mini on all the time, so it's always ready to go, so that negates the need for faster boot times. When I do have to reboot, it still only takes about 2 minutes.

I have SSD drives on my iMac and my MacBook Pro Retina, but I do a lot of heavy lifting with those computers.
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I am currently using a iMac with a i7 Quad Core with SSD Drives as well and my Macbook Air has one, they are much cheaper these days and its pretty easy to slap one in. As the Mac Mini with be used mostly for a music server but also a back up computer, these days frankly they are the best value considering you can get a i7 Quad Core Mini.
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Knew you’d get the bug to upgrade from the 1.3MKIIs, next it’ll be the 25s or the C1’s.
Ha; nice running gag. But no...not for me; never been crazy about that finish.

But I know someone in here, was looking for SEs; Garman maybe?

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Lol, I was but not into blondes. But in this case might be good not to be picky! The problem guy wants local sale and from what I have read the Focus 160s are better.
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Lol, I was but not into blondes. But in this case might be good not to be picky! The problem guy wants local sale and from what I have read the Focus 160s are better.
Ah; didn't see that part.

Focus 160s might be where my 2nd system is headed. I just bought a Wyred mINT, for the 1.3 mkIIs; if I think it would drive 160s sufficiently, I might bite.

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Ah; didn't see that part.

Focus 160s might be where my 2nd system is headed. I just bought a Wyred mINT, for the 1.3 mkIIs; if I think it would drive 160s sufficiently, I might bite.
CD: Those SE didn't last long...... I might bite on the Focus used or new, or I might wait till they have there floor stander in with the powered wireless option, if they go that route.
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Nice to see this thread alive. Thought it died.

But I want to go OT: Has anyone demoed GoldenEar by chance? How good/bad are they?
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Nice to see this thread alive. Thought it died.

But I want to go OT: Has anyone demoed GoldenEar by chance? How good/bad are they?
I have a local dealer that has them, they are decent for a HT setup, not as good in the clarity sense as Dynaudio/Dali/Magnepans/KEF or others... KEF has a new Reference series out that is suppose to be phenomenal! If it is anything like the LS50 they will do well. Although I like the Dynaudio 160 better, they are twice as much.
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Borderdog: Is this the program you use with iTunes on your mac mini? Just got the Mac Mini and I am tweaking it for a music and movie server. More music, but I will have a separate hard drive where I will keep most of my music. I just updated a Macbook (Black) for a family computer and with a SSD drive and some extra memory it screams and boot time is about 25 sec verses 90 sec. Not a big deal but SSD drive are cheap these days under 500gb anything over is way over priced.
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Nice to see this thread alive. Thought it died.

But I want to go OT: Has anyone demoed GoldenEar by chance? How good/bad are they?
Golden Ears are nice sounding speakers but do not sound like $50,000 speakers that the reviewers and marketing team would like you to believe. They'd have to be some pretty terrible $50k speakers for that to happen, not that it's impossible, just highly unlikely to my ears. I've listened to the Triton 2's and 7's a couple of times now and would say that the Contour 5.4's that I used to own outgun them both, no surprise there. It would be fair to say that they punch above they're price point, I'd say the farthest they'd reach would be the $5k price point. Some compromises are made to get them to have a sound that would seem to be above the msrp, mainly the aesthetics, which really aren't that great. The plastic cap that holds the sock up is really cheap and comes off very easily and the plastic bases are another cheap plastic area.

I also wouldn't consider the powered section as "subwoofers", more like powered woofers really. Small difference I know but one that might be important to some people. They didn't seem to hit as hard as the two eight inch woofers in the 5.4's but were slightly better than the two 8 inch woofers in my current Monitor Audio Silver 10's. The tweeter is very nice and open and the speakers have a good sense of scale along with all the drivers being very well integrated together. I could see the tweeters getting a little bright with poor source material but not over the top brightness.

The Triton 7's were somewhat unimpressive to me, the passive radiator seemed to be easily over driven. The setup at the dealer consisted of the Nad 375Bee and Nad cdp, don't remember the exact model. They did sound pretty good if you weren't expecting much low end response. I listened to a couple of Lindsey Stirling tracks and the 7's gave out pretty easily on the bass lines.

I'm looking forward to checking out the Triton 1's when Golden Ear finally gets their shipping delays dealt with. Although I am strongly considering the Contour 3.4 LE's as well. The Triton's are a good value speaker if you value sq over looks, if your looking for a combination of both look elsewhere.
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