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    Has Anyone Found A Tube Amp To Work Well With Raal Requisite SR-1A?

    That Anniversary McIntosh amp is a beautiful piece of gear but seriously expensive. There are "some" tube amp options out there which put out 100wpc. VAC, Conrad Johnson, Rogue and some others, none cheap, but they could be bought used for far less. I'm just hoping someone has found a...
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    Has Anyone Found A Tube Amp To Work Well With Raal Requisite SR-1A?

    As the title says, I'm wondering if any of you have found any tube amps, obviously of sufficient power, to work really well with the SR-1A's? I'm very interested in potentially purchasing a pair, but most reviews seem to indicate they will tend towards being bright, or strident unless carefully...
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Just took a look at the previews of it. That one could be interesting. Thanks. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    PointyFox, Thanks for your thoughts on this, you've provided me with some useful information. I had read a number of comments, in the forums here, and elsewhere that the Samsung Galaxy S line, and it's counterpart (using the same chips and electronics) the Note series were just not capable of...
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    My phone only has 32gb total storage, its not expandable, and after some pictures stored on it, there wouldnt be much room for FLAC files. Also, I've read several comments about the Samsung S and Note series (which I have) not being capable of good sound anyway. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Those are getting old enough now that most of those owned by people I know have died or become unreliable. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Thanks for making me aware of these players. At one point I was actually considering the Shanling MO, but when my budget was able to expand to $400.00, I assumed I could get better sound quality at that level. JC
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    I am about to purchase a 300R and was planning to pair it with the AKG Y50 Bluetooth headphones and using the system for the five days a week I walk for an hour in the pool. However, I jusr read a review of the Y50's that was extremely positive, but said that they found that they worked at a...
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Just saw that there is a special one day savings at a major store for the Fiio X7 at $250.00 off. That brings it into my price range. I've always heard they have a less than ideal user interface but excellent sound. Is that something I should be looking at? JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    A few people have suggested the Cayin 5iis but thats also $500.00, and I really need to at least stay close to $400.00. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Onkyo DP-X1A. Several comparisons have rated that on top. Of course, you don't necessarily know who you can trust with those articles. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    "In my opinion Opus 1 or 1s would be a very good contender. Very good SQ in a easy to use package." Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn't aware of Opus, previously. Sound quality is apprently excellent, but my concern would be no wifi or bluetooth. Thats a bit limiting given that its 2018. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    First of al, I'm looking for good sound quality and I will be using strictly FLAC files. Secondly, it would help if the player was simple to use, well constructed and reliable. Lastly, it will be used with full sized cans, nothing too difficult to drive, for workouts, Koss Porta Pro's, while...
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