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To continue the DAC with remote theme from earlier in the thread, here are 5 DACs in ascending order of price from 1,000 USD to 1,500 USD:

 

Peachtree Audio nove pre

http://www.peachtreeaudio.com/novapre-preamplifier-with-dac.html

 

Nuforce DAC-100

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/dac100/index.php

 

Wadia 121

http://www.wadia.com/products/decoding/121/

 

Bel Canto DAC1.5

http://belcantodesign.com/Belcanto_DAC1_5_Digital_Audio_Converter.html

 

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2

http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p/74030/117839/457975

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Thanks! Which of these do not have remotes?

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AlmaataKZ wrote:

Thanks! Which of these do not have remotes?

 

They all have remotes! 

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Some system configurations and examples (please add any interesting combinations noting why they are interesting and how playback is controlled)

Control = select song/playlist/album, play/stop, volume +/-.

HDD or Nas – Streamer (analog out) – Speakers

Synology 212 NAS via network – Squeezebox touch analog out – Adam Audio Artist 3 – Controlled via SB iphone app and SB remote

WD portable HD via USB – Squeezebox Touch digital out – AVI ADM 9t or ADM 40 - Controlled via SB iphone app (or SB remote) and AVI remote

Computer (digital out) – Dac/pre – Speakers or

Music Server (digital out) – Dac/pre - Speakers

MacMini (or any other) via optical or USB – Benchmark DAC1 HDR – ATC SCM 20A (or any other actives) – controlled via itunes remote app (or apple remote control/mouse and display) and Benchmark remote.

Computer (usb out) – usb speakers

MacMini (or any other) – B&W MM1 or Adam Audio Artist 3 or 5 (controlled by itunes remote app and B&W remote)

All above optons are low box count, high sound quality and convenient control. Some are reasonably priced.

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If you're going to put all these pictures in, can you change the width to 400 and leave the height blank?  Makes the page load a bit smoother...

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John Duncan wrote:

If you're going to put all these pictures in, can you change the width to 400 and leave the height blank?  Makes the page load a bit smoother...

I thought the forum auto-resizes to 500 pixels wide?

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400 I think.  But if you don't resize them there can be a definite "WIDE PICTURE/narrow picture" pause.  Not such a big deal if there's only one but when there are lots it becomes more noticeable.  Doesn't happen if they're sized on insertion.

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Some wireless systems:

SB Touch (or computer or music server) via usb or opt or analog jack into - Xeo transmitter wirelessly to - Dynaudio Xeo 3 or 5 (including multiroom).

SB Touch (or any analog jack e.g. Airport Express analog jack) - Audio pro transmitter - Audio Pro speakers (incl multiroom) 

 

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Focal - pro and 'kinda domestic looking' models as well as a recent nice compact XS speaker

http://www.focalprofessional.com/

www.focal.com

 

Do the bottom ones have a DAC?

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John Duncan wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

You mean 2? Not sure that's quite the definition of plenty.

When 3 = many, maybe it is.

 

Im not sure you're cut out to be a moderator John ...

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Free 2 way active transmission line. [Designed by PMC]

The Free loudspeakers has an internal void within the cabinet, and a number of connections for a Wi-Fi unit (such as a SONOS™ ZP80s or Apple™ Airport Express). Internal connections allows a Wi-Fi unit to be installed within the speaker and connected to the internal amplifier providing a single channel of audio per speaker. Wi-Fi can be added to both speakers for a complete wire free setup.

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Pure extravigance!

Kyron Gaia. 3 Way, DSP Controlled Active Dipole Loudspeaker.

Frequency Response Range
20Hz to 30KHz

Polar Response Pattern : Figure 8 response

Tweeter
4x 1 inch ring radiator with patented symmetrical drive motor

Midrange
4x 7 inch neodymium dipole midwoofer

Woofer
12x 12 inch dipole long throw woofer

Preamplifier

Inputs S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Balanced XLR, Unbalanced Eichmann RCA
6x Digitally controlled analog volume control

Digital Signal Processing by DEQX™

High Definition Speaker Correction

Linear Phase Crossovers

Advanced Room Measurement and Correction

Amplification
High - 2x 200 Watt amplifiers
Mids - 2x 500 Watt amplifiers
Subs - 4x    250 Watt amplifiers

Total amplifier capability including headroom - 5000 Watts RMS twisted