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True, the improvement is not a chartbuster, but every little bit helps.  When you are floating around in the top tier of headphones amd their drivers it is only natural to try for further improvement.  I reached a level I am satisfied with by adding XLR to HDVD 800 and the Chinese Zy Cable XLR4. I didn't buy the most expensive examples of the connections, but am happy with what I get with $200 on the cable from amp to HD800 and about $71 on XLR from player to HDVD800.  To...
The DAC in the HDVD 800 is Ok but I feel it is the weak point.  My HD800s sound better using the DACs in my CD players, Denon DVD 3930 and Marantz SA8005.  Or you could eventually get another separate DAC of even higher grade to place between your digital source and the HDVD800.  As far as balanced cables go I am quite happy with my Chinese Zy  Cable XLR4 for about $159 with an XLR4 extension from Blue Jeans Cable for another $45.  See no reason to spend more for...
No, my receiver is a Yamaha RXV3900 ( I think one of the first to offer internet connectivity) ethernet connected by a 25 foot cable to a Cisco Linksys Model WRT 160N V3 router.  I don't get dropouts when listening to radio on the computer which is Ethernet connected, only at the receiver end.  I was just wondering if cable length or the internet radio station browser in the receiver had anything to do with the dropouts  I experience at that end.
What exactly causes internet radio dropouts?  What, if anything can be done about them?  Seems to happen on most stations. My receiver is connected to my router with a 25 foot Ethernet cable.  Is there some kind of Ethernet cable amplifier that can be placed just after the router which will boost signal strength to cure this problem?  I have found USB to internet boxes called amplifiers but nothing straight RJ45 in and out.   Any help appreciated.  Thanks,  Billo
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Does the AKG 702 sound as good now that it is being manufactured in China?  As good as the Austrian models?   Just wondering, thanks
As of about a month of listening now I am quite happy with my SA8005.  My second Denon DVD3930 started acting up and I decided to move on to another machine venue before I got too frustrated and decided to go postal on it.  It is at least the equal of the Denon if not a tad better in detail.  As for my Oppo 95, after playing a CD on the Marantz, I moved it over to the Oppo and was immediately aware of the weight/substance loss.  The Oppo, while quite detailed, is just bass...
For any who might be interested, re the thread of thought I was pursuing before concerning best OS and etc. for music, the Jamuary issue of The Absolute Sound has a pertinent article on the subject in which they declare Windows to be superior sounding  to MAC OS for computer music purposes.   Article titled "New Methods for Quantifying Sonic...
Thanks everybody.  This should give me something to think about.  Plan on using a laptop and an external DAC into my HDVD800.  Probably a new one but I may resurrect an older Toshiba DDR2 era running Vista.  It has my iTunes on it in ALAC format and as soon as I reinstall some messed up drivers it should be good again.  I forget the chip exactly but it's some kind of Intel earlier dual core and with 4GB ram.  I have a much newer i5 laptop running W7 but the Toshiba...
I am considering moving my music to a computer based system.  What I need to know is:   1.  Does processor type or speed have any effect?  Is an i7 better than an i5 or something less?   2.  Does the OS make a difference.  This would be PC, not Mac.  Is one version of Windows preferred over others?  Is there anything wrong with using XP or Vista?   3.  Any suggestions concerning external hard drives?  Are some, or some types preferable over others?   4.  Any other...
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