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DVDs? I sold most of those off once I saw the huge different in quality verses Blu-Ray, not as much of a difference from Blu-Ray to 4K... I use Atmos but it's a 5.1.2 system which is perfect for my size and the Dynaudio inwalls work great with this system. Love Arcam stuff, looks good and made well.

On the Aqua Dac note, definitely a keeper.. The KEF LS50's I am selling as a friend is going to let me try his Elac Vela 403 that have been getting rave reviews. Other than that most of my gear that is not being used is being sold.. Tinkering is a fun part of this hobby but with job situation uncertain not going to spend a ton of money in this hobby right now. Aqua Dac, Microrendu and Audirvana software... no need for a separate box (Streamer) or subscription when I have several high power computer(s) sitting around that I can use effectively to stream my music content. Although I think iTunes (Now Music) Apple screwed this software up royally as the last good copy of that was when they had 10.7... all newer versions are horrible.
I still have quite a few DVD's and the Oppo 205 actually does a really nice job of up-scaling them, however my main focus has always been about the sound and not the picture...
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How loud do you guys listen to music at normally? I am listening at 65-70 DB’s with the new speakers and I am getting a nice DEEP, full bass...very satisfying at this volume. No subs required at all, best speakers I have ever owned by a mile. I have only used music off my Core so far, tomorrow I will attempt to get the TT running.
In the office with the F260's it's almost always under 75dB and I have to use subs for the bottom end, for the main system it just depends on my mood, last night I had it in the mid 90's for a while, no subs needed with the C4's although occasionally I will turn them on when I want to shake the house...

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I have the Rega up and running, hey Racetripper maybe you can help me. My phonostage has an adjustable MC resistive loading adjustment. Any idea what the Apheta 2 should be set to ? The options are 10,25,50,100,400,800,1k2,4.7k...
Anyway, it sounds lovely, currently listening to T-Rex and it is set at 400.
Phonostage is on top, power supply underneath.
400 is a bit high since it's rated at 100, I'd give 100 a try.
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400 is a bit high since it's rated at 100, I'd give 100 a try.
Thanks Yonson, yes the administrator on the Naim forum said 100 is a good place to start, that is where I now have it set. I will call the dealer later to see what he recommends.

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Hello

im considering a set of Contour 30s, note not the newer 30is, for a media room and interested in general feedback.

what are people powering them with?

here was my recommendation post in Speakers:[INDENT]
i have a paradigm HT setup with monitor 9s for LR and Monitor 3 Center and Monitor Surround 3s(Martin logan IC65s for the heights and HSU VTF-15H MK2 sub) currently powered by a Denon x3600h.
Personally, I would never buy a $7,500 MSRP speaker pair and drive them with a home audio receiver. The sound quality acheived will only ever be as good as your weakest link. Those speakers deserve proper amplification, and a proper source.
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I have the Rega up and running, hey Racetripper maybe you can help me. My phonostage has an adjustable MC resistive loading adjustment. Any idea what the Apheta 2 should be set to ? The options are 10,25,50,100,400,800,1k2,4.7k...
Anyway, it sounds lovely, currently listening to T-Rex and it is set at 400.
Phonostage is on top, power supply underneath.
100 or 400 are probably correct. Try both and see what sounds better. I believe Rega recommends 100 ohms so I would start there. There is no wrong answer that would do any damage. I know someone who maybe had that cartridge. I'll ask what he used.

On my Dynavector rule of thumb says 100 would be correct setting, but on my SuperLine phonostage I'm running 500. I am having a custom Naim load made for 453, which has been recommended by Peter Swain, who did extensive testing of many cartridges on the SuperLine.
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Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.
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Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.
I leave mine on, but I have Naim and that's the recommendation. If I'm not going to be using it for a while (vacation, etc) or there is a nasty electrical storm I will power it down and unplug everything from the wall.

The Naim aficiandos will say it takes days or weeks for it to fully warm up after powering on, but I think it sounds full on within a record side or two.
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I leave mine on, but I have Naim and that's the recommendation. If I'm not going to be using it for a while (vacation, etc) or there is a nasty electrical storm I will power it down and unplug everything from the wall.

The Naim aficiandos will say it takes days or weeks for it to fully warm up after powering on, but I think it sounds full on within a record side or two.
Interesting. I can understand a day but days or weeks? That sounds like nonsense.
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Is anyone using a Bluesound Powernode 2i with Dyn speakers. It's rated 60 WPC @ 8Ω and I don't see anything said about performance (or stability) at 4Ω. I am thinking about matching one with a pair of Audience 52SE for an office system. It doesn't have to be loud but I would like it to sound pretty good (mostly classical music via Roon). I would love to just get a Naim Atom, but even a used one would be out of my budget.

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Interesting. I can understand a day but days or weeks? That sounds like nonsense.
If you hang out on the Naim forums long enough, you'll hear stuff that's even more nonsensical. But it's no different from other forums.

My favorite amusement nowadays is to see all the threads about "audiophile" ethernet cables, switches and other networking woo.

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Speaking of volume, how difficult are the X18’️s to blow? If the bass is set to 0 [neutral] and the crossover is at 80, can they play to -5 dB on my older Yamaha HTR 6090 that’️s allegedly rated at 840 total watts?
For one, your receiver is rated at 120 wrms per channel with 2 channels driven (best case scenario). You are probably getting 100 wrms per channel with all channels driven. The more channels you run, the more saturated the power supply gets. That would be at max signal input with the volume knob at max. Don't turn the volume knob past clipping/distortion, and you'll be fine. Your speakers can handle way more CLEAN power than that receiver can deliver.

On another note, don't be fooled by numbers. All power is not created equally.
I believe this Yamaha is allegedly 120 x 7 [840 total watts], not 120 x 2, hence its 40 pound weight. It drives speakers in 5 channel stereo well beyond the clipping point of a newer Marantz 110 x 2 and a high end Onkyo THX of the same age.
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Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.
Also coming from Naim I leave mine on all the time too.
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I believe this Yamaha is allegedly 120 x 7 [840 total watts], not 120 x 2, hence its 40 pound weight. It drives speakers in 5 channel stereo well beyond the clipping point of a newer Marantz 110 x 2 and a high end Onkyo THX of the same age.
You are not understanding. All receiver manufacturers pull these tricks. There are many ways to get higher power numbers on paper. During power testing, they normally run the receiver with only two channels being driven to get a higher power number, and then rate it at that. Therefore, with all 7 channels being driven, the power supply is more saturated, and you get less power. So, just as I said, you are probably getting around 100 watts a channel if you are using all 7 channels of the receiver simultaneously. Nonetheless, you don't have enough power to damage your speakers, and you will never use all the power from the receiver anyways. You also would never hear an audible difference between 100 and 120 watts. In general, doubling your power will only give you a 3db increase with all else being equal. The circuit design, quality, and build of an amplifier means a lot more than the power numbers on a spec sheet.
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I believe this Yamaha is allegedly 120 x 7 [840 total watts], not 120 x 2, hence its 40 pound weight. It drives speakers in 5 channel stereo well beyond the clipping point of a newer Marantz 110 x 2 and a high end Onkyo THX of the same age.
You are not understanding. All receiver manufacturers pull these tricks. There are many ways to get higher power numbers on paper. During power testing, they normally run the receiver with only two channels being driven to get a higher power number, and then rate it at that. Therefore, with all 7 channels being driven, the power supply is more saturated, and you get less power. So, just as I said, you are probably getting around 100 watts a channel if you are using all 7 channels of the receiver simultaneously. Nonetheless, you don't have enough power to damage your speakers, and you will never use all the power from the receiver anyways. You also would never hear an audible difference between 100 and 120 watts. In general, doubling your power will only give you a 3db increase with all else being equal. The circuit design, quality, and build of an amplifier means a lot more than the power numbers on a spec sheet.
i get all that. My point wasn’t to enter a discussion about semantics, respectfully. It was to make sure that an older powerful AVR wouldn’t damage a pair of Dyn bookshelfs at high volume since its not the same clean power of a quality amp.
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Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.

I keep my Simaudio amps on 24/7. They sound better that way. If they've been off for a while, it takes a couple hours for them to sound normal, and sometimes I hear a further improvement the next day. The 2-channel W-5LE idles at 48W and the 5-channel Titan idles at 75W. Neither gets beyond a little warm.


When I put my Class A Luxman in the system, it takes about 20-30 minutes of warmup to sound its best, but I can't leave that on 24/7.

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I rarely ever turn stereo equipment off, even my pre which is tube. The tubes still last a few years. I've been wasting electricity this way for 25 years or so I guess.
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I keep my Simaudio amps on 24/7. They sound better that way. If they've been off for a while, it takes a couple hours for them to sound normal, and sometimes I hear a further improvement the next day. The 2-channel W-5LE idles at 48W and the 5-channel Titan idles at 75W. Neither gets beyond a little warm.


When I put my Class A Luxman in the system, it takes about 20-30 minutes of warmup to sound its best, but I can't leave that on 24/7.
Why not the class A Luxman? Heat, power draw?
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Is anyone using a Bluesound Powernode 2i with Dyn speakers. It's rated 60 WPC @ 8Ω and I don't see anything said about performance (or stability) at 4Ω. I am thinking about matching one with a pair of Audience 52SE for an office system. It doesn't have to be loud but I would like it to sound pretty good (mostly classical music via Roon). I would love to just get a Naim Atom, but even a used one would be out of my budget.
I have used the powernode 2i and the NAD M10, both sounded decent and one is a lot less, if it's an office system the Powernode 2i might do the trick.. I am using a Teac Int. through my computer system so I really didn't need the other 2 units, as the NAD M10 was overkill for my office.

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I have used the powernode 2i and the NAD M10, both sounded decent and one is a lot less, if it's an office system the Powernode 2i might do the trick.. I am using a Teac Int. through my computer system so I really didn't need the other 2 units, as the NAD M10 was overkill for my office.
My dealer is going to loan me their demo Powernode 2i next weekend, so I'll have that Monday to try it out while I work all day in the office.

What speakers have you used with the Powernode?

I could potentially just get a small integrated amp and continue to use my Squeezebox Touch and Arcam rDAC as a Roon endpoint, but I am planning to move that to the living room with the AVR system.

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Why not the class A Luxman? Heat, power draw?

Both. It idles at 290W. It's not quite in Pass Labs territory, but it's a space heater.

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what about a used Rega Elex R for under a grand?
EXELLENT Choice. I'm just going to put it out there; so the forum can honestly give you a thumbs up or down.

I might have an MF M2si I'm moving.

No forum debate needed; it'll beat the hell, out of these AVRs.

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Anyone leaving their amps on 24/7? I left mine on for a day and I could swear it sounds a little bit purer. Not a huge difference by any means but interesting. So I looked into my manual and they do recommend leaving it on all the time for best performance. It does pull about 140 watts at idle though. Gets pretty toasty too. Not sure if it is worth the wear.
I leave mine on and playing at a low volume 24/7...
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Dane freaks; anyone given Jamo the time of day?

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EXELLENT Choice. I'm just going to put it out there; so the forum can honestly give you a thumbs up or down.

I might have an MF M2si I'm moving.

No forum debate needed; it'll beat the hell, out of these AVRs.
Thanks. Here’s my dilemma: if I’m doing a full 5.1 with Excites [plus Atmos and maybe Auro eventually], will I be wanting to do as much as if not more all channel music listening than 2 channel? ....bc if that’s the case, the money for the integrated amp would be better spent on a 3-5 channel power amp, no?
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Thanks. Here’s my dilemma: if I’m doing a full 5.1 with Excites [plus Atmos and maybe Auro eventually], will I be wanting to do as much as if not more all channel music listening than 2 channel? ....bc if that’s the case, the money for the integrated amp would be better spent on a 3-5 channel power amp, no?
Sure. Your AVR, have pre-outs?

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Thanks. Here’s my dilemma: if I’m doing a full 5.1 with Excites [plus Atmos and maybe Auro eventually], will I be wanting to do as much as if not more all channel music listening than 2 channel? ....bc if that’s the case, the money for the integrated amp would be better spent on a 3-5 channel power amp, no?

It's kind of a preference question. Do you like listening to stereo music processed through a surround encoder? Some do, some don't. I don't. Even when I was big into the SACD and DVD-A craze, I usually preferred to listen to the stereo mix than the discrete multichannel mix. So I always put my money into the front L&R channels first and compromise on the rest. But if you like surround processing and prefer to listen to music and watch shows in surround, then it makes sense to invest more equally on all the channels.

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Thanks. Here’️s my dilemma: if I’️m doing a full 5.1 with Excites [plus Atmos and maybe Auro eventually], will I be wanting to do as much as if not more all channel music listening than 2 channel? ....bc if that’️s the case, the money for the integrated amp would be better spent on a 3-5 channel power amp, no?
Sure. Your AVR, have pre-outs?
the two that I’m looking at both do. Marantz 6013 or Integra DRX 4.2.

I would just need to know then which 3 or 5 channel amp pairs well in the $800 range.

Would a 3 x 200 for LCR [letting the AVR power the rest] be better than going with a 5 x 120 and letting the AVR power the rears and heights?
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the two that I’m looking at both do. Marantz 6013 or Integra DRX 4.2.

I would just need to know then which 3 or 5 channel amp pairs well in the $800 range.

Would a 3 x 200 for LCR [letting the AVR power the rest] be better than going with a 5 x 120 and letting the AVR power the rears and heights?
Sounds absurd but the monoprice Monolith multi channel amps are repackaged ATI amps made in California and very high quality for a decent price.

200 watts in a quality amp with earnest ratings is quite a lot for most applications.
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the two that I’m looking at both do. Marantz 6013 or Integra DRX 4.2.

I would just need to know then which 3 or 5 channel amp pairs well in the $800 range.

Would a 3 x 200 for LCR [letting the AVR power the rest] be better than going with a 5 x 120 and letting the AVR power the rears and heights?
Let me save you some time and money. If you don't listen to music the way it was intended (2 channel stereo), then just power everything by your receiver.

The reason it is being suggested to power your two main speakers with a quality amplifier is because 2 channel music listening can be highly improved with a quality 2 channel integrated. If you are just listening in surround sound, then adding an additional amp will have limited benefits. All these "home theater" 3 and 5 channel amps are barely better than a quality receiver to begin with.
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