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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-29-2013, 06:35 AM
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I paired the Nuforce DDA-100 with the smaller...

I paired the Nuforce DDA-100 with the smaller Magnepan MG12's in a second setup. Those speakers are about 83db efficient on a good day and it seemed to handle them ok. You're experience may depend...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-28-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By reedermw
I have the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX (rebranded HSU...

I have the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX (rebranded HSU with a BASH amp). I contacted tech support and they claim that the high level speaker inputs handle these amps. So, I hooked it up, closed my eyes,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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Posted By reedermw
I had intended on running a parallel speaker...

I had intended on running a parallel speaker cable from the speaker posts of a Nuforce DDA-100 to the high level inputs of an Outlaw Audio LFM EX-1 sub but it's my understanding that the digital...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-10-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,746
Posted By reedermw
Congrats! A USB DAC is a cheap way to make a big...

Congrats! A USB DAC is a cheap way to make a big improvement in your sound overall depending on the model. Emotiva makes a great DAC called the XDA-2 that is also very inexpensive at $349. I prefer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2013, 10:09 PM
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Posted By reedermw
I picked one up as well. I'm really impressed...

I picked one up as well. I'm really impressed with it. I've got it driving a pair of Magnepan MG12's in stands with an Outlaw Audio sub. The sub was a bit tricky to integrate with it. I had to run a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By reedermw
All joking aside, HDMI cables do sound different...

All joking aside, HDMI cables do sound different just like Coax and SPD/IF. You don't have to have golden ears to hear it. Most HiFi shops will loan you a $150 AudioQuest Carbon HDMI cable for free...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-09-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By reedermw
Arnold, you bring up an interesting topic...

Arnold, you bring up an interesting topic regarding HDMI and the transmission of digital audio. I was of the opinion that a cheap HDMI cable would/should sound identical to a more expensive HDMI...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-09-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By reedermw
There are a lot of intermediate steps that the...

There are a lot of intermediate steps that the sound goes through in a normal setup. The first being a DAC, then a line stage, preamp, and then a power amp. Of these are connected with interconnects...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2007, 07:19 AM
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Posted By reedermw
I purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX-84 and it...

I purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX-84 and it appears to map channels correctly. Perhaps the problem has been fixed now. The MOSFET power amp in the Pioneer sounds like a tube amp. It's less full...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-05-2007, 06:35 AM
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Posted By reedermw
cjmac97, Wow, I owe you. I was able to...

cjmac97,

Wow, I owe you. I was able to cancel my order of a new VSX-84 last night based on your post. Is this still a problem in that new shipping receivers don't handle LFE channel of LPCM over...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By reedermw
AB testing receivers is difficult. I used a SPL...

AB testing receivers is difficult. I used a SPL to insure that the volume levels are similar across all three and used the most optimal mode for 2ch music. All three provide a pass through option to...
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