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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-01-2016, 02:11 PM
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Posted By clpetersen
For $80 you can get a good quality Dayton Audio...

For $80 you can get a good quality Dayton Audio 60W/channel amp from Parts Express. Tiny form factor. Accepts regular RCA inputs as well as std phone jack (i.e. for connecting your phone or music...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-30-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 851
Posted By clpetersen
This is an endless discussion. The often quoted...

This is an endless discussion. The often quoted paper:
http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
is worth reading. It also appears to be one of the few out there.

I think an article...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-12-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,952
Posted By clpetersen
I am not the exhaustive expert here - there are a...

I am not the exhaustive expert here - there are a couple around on these forums - however audio is similar and fundamentally different than double blind studies in medicine.

Here is my audio...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   10-11-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
can you connect to the olive at all? on a mac...

can you connect to the olive at all?
on a mac you can try connecting to a server (Finder-->Go-->Connect to server), then input the IP address the Olive 06 gives.

When I still had the 06HD I used...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By clpetersen
Excellent. Thanks for the detailed explanation....

Excellent. Thanks for the detailed explanation. So, that will save some bucks on the next amp upgrade...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By clpetersen
Yes, threads have a way of getting hi-jacked. ...

Yes, threads have a way of getting hi-jacked.

To your question re: measurements - here is link to detailed measurements of the NAD M22, which uses the same amplifier building block as the M27...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By clpetersen
Watt Calculation

Great posts, Giegar -
Quick question on how these numbers are calculated - I am looking at a similar upgrade question. For 100 dBSPL from a 90 dB sensitivity speaker at 10 ft (lets say 3.3 meters),...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-28-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 39,360
Posted By clpetersen
24 bit from Sonos

We are running a Sonos Connect into the coax digital input of the HA-1, playing music from a library on a NAS, ripped primarily into ALAC (and some FLAC).

When playing content from this library on...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-20-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 39,360
Posted By clpetersen
Nice set-up. I have an HA-1 followed by an ATI...

Nice set-up. I have an HA-1 followed by an ATI amp as well, older model (1202) to Aerial Acoustic Speakers (7T). Thinking strongly about the (new) 4002, same design as 6002, just slightly lower...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-16-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 292
Posted By clpetersen
We use Chromecast and Sonos in the office, and...

We use Chromecast and Sonos in the office, and Sonos at home ( I set up both systems).
For multiroom support, compatibility with every music service out there, lossless playback (though not hi-rez...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-15-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,331
Posted By clpetersen
No doubt about JRiver; I use JRiver to rip and...

No doubt about JRiver; I use JRiver to rip and manage my library as well.
But can the JRiver WAV file metadata be read correctly by Sonos, Bluesound, Lumin, etc., etc.? The FLAC and ALAC files can...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-14-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,331
Posted By clpetersen
Some good advice in various posts. I have said...

Some good advice in various posts. I have said this before in other threads but will repeat: don't ignore the metadata (i.e artwork, artist, album, etc.).
Metadata can certainly be added to WAV...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-14-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,331
Posted By clpetersen
yes, this can be a dangerous topic... but the...

yes, this can be a dangerous topic...
but the real answer (I went to a nearby mountaintop for this one) is:

FLAC needs four letters to represent itself while WAV requires just three. Cleary,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,582
Posted By clpetersen
Agree with above. Do't know much about the...

Agree with above. Do't know much about the ATI/Ncore units - not much on their website yet. It would be very cool if you could mix and match modules in their, say 4002 or 6002 chassis. Two of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,582
Posted By clpetersen
Ati

I agree with the above. I have a two channel ATI and would get one their multi channel units for the next serious upgrade.
Interesting, very recently, ATI offers HYpex Ncore in their newest 2-7...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-07-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
PM sent -

PM sent -
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-06-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By clpetersen
1) Agreed. Freedom to place subs aways from the...

1) Agreed. Freedom to place subs aways from the mains is a tremendous advantage.

2)Not sure about the marketing part, but yes, REL does not provide filtered signal back to the mains.


3) I...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-06-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By clpetersen
That is the best way to start. Some floor...

That is the best way to start. Some floor standers offer powered subs in the same enclosure. I have not listened to them, but it seems reasonable.

Also, per your amp with pre-outs only: some subs...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   09-06-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
Hi - if you search for other posts from me, you...

Hi - if you search for other posts from me, you will see how to replace the hard disk. It is not difficult. I switched to a 2.5" disk and placed inside a 3.5" converter box to eliminate all hard...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-22-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
Olive Server

You are correct.The Oliver server is no longer on-line. There are software work-arounds for this on this forum; not sure about the Melody solution however.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-19-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,492
Posted By clpetersen
Oppo 105D and Tidal

Thinking about the 105D - have the Oppo HA-1 in another setup, which which I am very impressed.
So, can I infer that the Oppo 105D works with Tidal directly?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-05-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,098
Posted By clpetersen
Good post. My first integrated, a Yamaha, had a...

Good post. My first integrated, a Yamaha, had a variable loudness contour. Best feature on the product.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   08-05-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,098
Posted By clpetersen
To be clear, and I think most repliers understand...

To be clear, and I think most repliers understand this, you are looking for an integrated amplifier (pre-amp + amp), correct? Not separates.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-29-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
Good news; nice work around. Of course that is...

Good news; nice work around. Of course that is equivalent to moving the library off the Olive. Olive took some steps a few years ago to jailbreak their own library as it was causing a revolt amongst...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-28-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 418,030
Posted By clpetersen
I tried this as well with several potential...

I tried this as well with several potential connections - Sonos (no-go), Samsung Smart TV - did play music, but very glitchy (this could be mainly an issue with Samsung), and some third party remotes...
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