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post #91 of 1851

the final pages (1 and 2) are the most painful just a warning :)

post #92 of 1851
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the final pages (1 and 2) are the most painful just a warning :)

 

Ya gotta have a dream and a goal to aim for...The final minute before the water boils is always the longest.

post #93 of 1851

In case anyone is interested, there is a set of Steve's previous monitors on eBay (the DM944's).  At 94dB 1W/1M, they should be fine for the Taboo, especially in small rooms or for near field listening.

post #94 of 1851
Local pick up NY :-(. I would have thrown $200 at them. Come on Longbow! It isn't too far for you is it??? They do have some cosmetic defects, but $200 isn't bad.
post #95 of 1851
Page 2!!!!!!! Yeah baby Yeah!!!!
post #96 of 1851
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Page 2!!!!!!! Yeah baby Yeah!!!!

Woot!!! Woot!!  Congrats!!

 

Just placed an order for some balanced cables and some adapters for SE to use will I wait.  Now on to the DAC selection phase.  This one will take longer, heh, I got time...

post #97 of 1851
I just bought Apple TV to stream music from my computer to my living room and I am stoked about it!!! Not just for the coolness factor, but mainly for the ease by which I can roll through my tunes using my iPhone as a remote. I simply love it. If there is a hit in sound quality, I can't really tell and I love the intuitive interface. For the first time ever I am really just enjoying the music! I could care less about appleTV as a TV deal, but as a music streamer it is impressive and so much cheaper than the Sonos, Peachtree and NAD Wireless Dacs. Now I am just jonesing for my newest amp.

I think I will order up a couple of pairs of interconnects for when the CSP and Taboo make their way here.

Matt
post #98 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Landmantx View Post

I just bought Apple TV to stream music from my computer to my living room and I am stoked about it!!! Not just for the coolness factor, but mainly for the ease by which I can roll through my tunes using my iPhone as a remote. I simply love it. If there is a hit in sound quality, I can't really tell and I love the intuitive interface. For the first time ever I am really just enjoying the music! I could care less about appleTV as a TV deal, but as a music streamer it is impressive and so much cheaper than the Sonos, Peachtree and NAD Wireless Dacs. Now I am just jonesing for my newest amp.

I think I will order up a couple of pairs of interconnects for when the CSP and Taboo make their way here.

Matt

Won't you still need a DAC? IIRC the appletv doesn't have analog outputs.
post #99 of 1851
My CSP (Frank's old unit) is on the bench getting the prostate exam and a recertification. In a way I am totally excited, but in another way I am wishing it wasn't slowing down my Taboo :-)
post #100 of 1851
As to Dacs, I am still on the learning curve. I am tempted to just use the one in my SS amp that is a 24/192. I probably will just buy one, but which one to buy????
Edited by Landmantx - 3/22/13 at 10:41pm
post #101 of 1851
What kind of DAC/amp is it? A lot of folks here swear by the Concero, I'm stuck with a Bifrost for now (which I won't recommend, although I like it via toslink).

I'm tempted to try the Concero, but it seems like too lateral a move so I am saving for something sexier like a Yulong Sabre D18 or Anedio D1.
Edited by toschek - 3/23/13 at 12:16am
post #102 of 1851
Looks interesting. Not necessarily advocating blumenstein orcas (although one of our group uses them with taboo), but their site has a FAQ that makes a lot of sense to me. Here's the link.http://www.blumensteinaudio.com/faq/orca-speakers/orca-efficiency.html

When you mention synergy below do you mean with the parkers, or high eff' speakers in general?
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What do you guys think of these speakers for the Taboo: http://www.parkeraudio.net/95_sig.htm

95dB efficiency, where the manual says 96+, but I like the way they look and people gush about synergy with Steve's other amps.

I'm checking out some used Klipsch Heresys over the weekend too, I scoped a few pairs on my local CL and I like the way they look, but heard iffy things about performance without a few mods.
post #103 of 1851
Would the Taboo III drive Minnie Maggie's? I know nothing of speakers.
post #104 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Landmantx View Post

Local pick up NY :-(. I would have thrown $200 at them. Come on Longbow! It isn't too far for you is it??? They do have some cosmetic defects, but $200 isn't bad.

Local.....Hmmm....NW Wisconsin to NY.....Same longitude! biggrin.gif

post #105 of 1851
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Would the Taboo III drive Minnie Maggie's? I know nothing of speakers.

magi need not apply. Mini Maggies need a powerful amp just like all Maggies do so the taboo wont drive them

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