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RE: Really need help.

ISAC69 wrote:

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Maybe you have to change to floorstander speakers :quest:  What is the size of your room ?

Also an optical cable is not the ideal one for music listening try to demo a good RCA cable one .

 

Utter rubbish!

I see that your system bellow is quite rubbbish for music...

Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40  also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system]

and Grado SR80i

 

Optical cables are absolutely fine for music listening.  I use one as well as more typical phono cables into my amp. Isac's later post was additional nonsense.

 

Audiophiles like that are in the minority.  Great audio is easily had these days, is not the preserve of the golden eared and many of the old rules and perceived wisdoms have thankfully been kicked into the long grass.

 

 

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Hi Chr78

I'll recommend that you should also consider Monitor Audio's new A100 amplifier Smile The A100 should be available fairly soon.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Hello Rick,

Could you tell me more about the A100 ? I've been waiting to try this one out but it's not available in Holland yet.

Have you heard one already ?

Hi Cypher

No, I've not heard the A100. 

Fwiw, in the meantime there is a YouTube video with Monitor Audio's Technical Director Dean Hartley who explains more about the A100. 

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: Really need help.

the record spot wrote:

ISAC69 wrote:

relocated wrote:

ISAC69 wrote:

Maybe you have to change to floorstander speakers :quest:  What is the size of your room ?

Also an optical cable is not the ideal one for music listening try to demo a good RCA cable one .

 

Utter rubbish!

I see that your system bellow is quite rubbbish for music...

Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40  also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system]

and Grado SR80i

 

Optical cables are absolutely fine for music listening.  I use one as well as more typical phono cables into my amp. Isac's later post was additional nonsense.

 

Audiophiles like that are in the minority.  Great audio is easily had these days, is not the preserve of the golden eared and many of the old rules and perceived wisdoms have thankfully been kicked into the long grass.

 

 

 

RCA and Coax cables are the best , the USB is fine if you don't use a cheap one the optical is absolutely awful you really need an excellent 

DAC to get a decent sound from an optical cable .

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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As I said, this is nonsense.  

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Also an optical cable is not the ideal one for music

Hi ISAC69

You really do come up with some classics Laughing

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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ISAC69 is talking nonsense. Sorry I've nothing more helpful tnd say, but I considered the point well worth repeating.

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http://www.tested.com/tech/632-hdmi-vs-optical-vs-analog-audio-whats-the-best-connection/

 

"The analog connection has the same benefit as vinyl to audiophiles: the purity of the sound. The sound isn't encoded in any way; the device, like an SACD player or a vinyl turntable, decodes the audio from the media itself (whether by needle or by laser), and sends that very signal straight to the receiver, the preamp, or the amp, and then to the speakers themselves. " 

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Just read the whole article and it is a load of tosh I'm afriad.

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That 'article' reads like somebody had nothing to say but was contracted to fill some space. Completely specious and utterly pointless.

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Wow, I've just seen who's behind it. Did they have a good reputation before? Either way, it just went up in smoke.

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Like I said, some audiophiles are a dying breed.  That article is a prefect example of why.  I'm just amazed, but probably shouldn't be, that so many people are suckered by that kind of logic.

Edit: glad to see that some of the added comments have put him right on a few things!

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the record spot wrote:

Like I said, some audiophiles are a dying breed.  That article is a prefect example of why.  I'm just amazed, but probably shouldn't be, that so many people are suckered by that kind of logic.

This is a great point. You're right, you shouldn't be amazed, but people are taken in by it, to the point where some probably feel a little presecuted when they feel the are trying to help when, in fact, the real problem is that they are spreading nonsense and misleading an OP who, becuase of the course the thread has taken, probably has no more interest. But do we let it stand?

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