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    Looking for a Dac --- focused imaging, good sound stage, no-forward vocal

    Dear all, I am looking for a good DAC to replace my Audiolab M-dac (the old one). Source: Bluesound n130 ---Chord coax----> Old dac: Audiolab M-dac --- Chord clear RCA ----> Amplifier: Yamaha a-s 1200 ----> Speakers: B&W 606s2. I listen to instruments (cello, piano, violin, etc) and watch...
  2. Grunchymunchy

    Please help me with home theatre / Stereo setup! ( what is the best sound bar / surround sound system )

    Hi guys! I really really want to incorporate a great stereo / home theatre setup. After doing tons of research, I am leaning towards getting a Kef LS50 W, for my stereo setup. And just getting a seperate really good sound bar with rears and sub woofer. How does that sound? That way space wise...
  3. S

    ATC speakers for home cinema

    Hello Everyone, I've started the plans on my home theatre and have a moderately sized room (15x12x10 feet) available in my new home and wanted some advice about speakers. I currently have a 2 channel setup with ATC SCM 40As (active speakers) and absolutely love them for their mids and overall...
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    Two Bowers & Wilkins A7 in stereo setup

    Hello all. Long time lurker, writing my firts post here. Being a lurker does not make me an audio connoisseur of cource, hence this idiotic question :) I have a B&W A7 and I have the possibility to purchase cheaply another one. I was looking at multiple ways of improving the sound quality of my...
  5. SonoriusMaximus

    CD player up to up to 600 Euros

    Hello all, Currently i have a JVC XL-252V connected to an SR-4200 from Marantz. I am looking for a CD player up to 600 euros that would tick my boxes: - mostly silent operation solid build quality (JVC is a bit plasticky) intuitive button lay out What would you recommend? Looking at the...
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    What to upgrade next in HiFi setup

    Hi guys, I've discovered the world of audio in the last year, this is my first post and am looking for suggestions for my next purchase /upgrade! I appreciate there is a lot of personal taste and subjectivity involved, and I definitely enjoy what I hear, but at my current level I hope there...
  7. antakar

    Question Good enough stereo setup for Small Home Office use + small room treatment using DIY

    Hello dear friends, These days many of us moved to WFH, and some of us are lucky enough to have a spare small room that can be used as an office space. As were at home, there is no reason to treat ourselves with good music while hard(ly) at work. I would like this thread to become collection...
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    Question Sonus Faber Olympica II amplifier

    Hi. I am about to owe a pair of Sonus Faber Olympica II that I will use mostly for music listening, but also for home cinema. Currently I have a Yamaha rxv-767. I would like to keep my final setup as simple as possible, so my first choice would be to upgrade the AV receiver to something like the...
  9. mr magnolia

    Question left and right speakers in a standard 2 speaker stereo setup - do you swap them around?

    Back in the day I ran a pair of TDL RTL2 floor standers. They were marked with matching serial numbers and also marked L and R. I'm currently running my original L speaker with a replacement RTL2 speaker that also came from another pair of RTL2s that were NOT marked with L and R. My originals...
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    Maximising performance on films for a stereo setup?

    Assuming the content is 5.1 (or even DTS 2.0) is there a better option than simply outputting PCM via optical to a DAC? I've seen this device (there's also an HDMI version at 3x the price) but not sure if it would do a better job...
  11. NewGuy781

    Help building a budget 5.1 set up based on a Stereo setup

    Hello! Im somewhat new in this (specially with 5.1 systems) and I would like to try to build up a home theater around my current setup so I would really appreciate some help & advice :) My current setup is not a fancy/expensive one but I enjoy it a lot so far mainly for listening to music...
  12. C

    Question Fitting Car Sterio on Polo E (05)

    Bought a Pioneer Sterio for my Polo E and it's being delivered today. I am looking to fit it myself to save the £30 fee that Halfords charge for them to fit it. I have the correct Keys to remove my current stereo however i'm unsure weather I am going to need to do anything with the present...
  13. Gallien

    Question Advice choosing between two stereo amps

    Which is a more sensible purchase, given I have the budget for either: - New Marantz PM6006 UK Edition at ~$700 - Used Harman Kardon HK990 at ~$1000 I am curious as to how the sound quality of the HK would hold up to the much newer Marantz. I'm particularly interested in the HK's internal bass...
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    Question Not a fan of 'Surround Sound', would Stereo Sound System to control Front & Rear Speaker Volumes

    So frustrated, I have wanted to know for years Exactly what to buy to have Sound System where I can watch Cable and DVD's (1.) WITHOUT 'Surround Sound' and (2) be able to control the Volumes of both Front and Rear speakers. I've never liked surround sound because feels matted coming from front...
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    Yamaha R-N602/R-N803/A-S501/A-S701/A-S801 advice

    Hi, Looking for an advice with choosing my home office 2.1 setup. I used to have R-N602 + pair of JBL Studio 220 + JBL Sub 250P and I was really satisfied. I gave it to my father when I was relocating abroad and thinking of buying new setup for myself again for my small home office room. I...
  16. miggyboys

    Question 5.1 speakers/5.1 soundbar v desktop stereo speakers

    Hi all Has anyone had experience of using small 5.1 lifestyle speakers (like Cambridge Audio Minx Min 12 or a soundbar like Yamaha YSP-2200), that are no taller than 10cm versus a pair of stereo desktop speakers like Ruark Audio MR1, Q Acoustics 3010, Wharfedale DS-2 or even Wharfedale Diamond...
  17. S

    Question Sony DN1080 Pre Out? Av Reveiver Stereo Setup

    Hi After going through a couple of reviews, i decided to purchase a DN1080 as a pre-amp for my stereo setup. It will be connected to my Roksan M2 Integrated and Power amp. However, looking at the pictures and spec, i can only see a Sub out and no Pre-out. I've seen both labels used on the same...
  18. Fin199

    What amp do i need to get a nice sound from my B&w dm600 s3

    Hi, I have very recently upgraded my speakers and got a nice set of b&w dm600 s3's. I currently have a sony ta-af44e which seams to have plenty of power but i feel the system might benifit greatly from a better amp, im just wondering what people would recommend? Any suggestions. My plan is to...
  19. SOUNDVISION

    Question Need New Speakers For My Stereo Setup

    Hi, I have a Cambridge CXA60 Stereo Amp and I am after some new standmount speakers I have looked at either the Neat Acoustics IOTA speakers, Quad S1 speakers, KEF Q350, Monitor Audio Silver 2 or B&W 685 S2 so far Questions are Which set do you think would be best suited with my Cambridge Amp ...
  20. ram201

    Answered Adding a subwoofer to my current stereo setup

    Hi, First of all apologies if this is a particularly stupid/noob question but I'd rather get this right rather than actually do something stupid. I'm looking to add a subwoofer (probably a BK Gemini II) to my stereo system but am a little unsure of how to physically connect everything up. My...
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