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  1. dizzyorange

    Little Dot MK VI / Little Dot MK VIII SE Owners Unite

    I just bought a Little Dot MK VI and was wondering what they changed in the "+" version?  Do the two amps use the same tubes?
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    Halide DAC HD review and comparison to irDAC, D1050, Dragonfly, Explorer

    I've been enjoying this little DAC for a few weeks now. I first became interested in it after Stereophile gave it a Class A recommendation. For a while it was it by far the cheapest Class A source component they had on their list. Recently I decided to order one—and let me warn you here that...
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    KEF LS50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review

      Yeah I'd agree that a better amp would make it sound better.  I have two requirements that make rule out a lot of amplifiers though: 1) small form factor and 2) lower-midrange centered sound with smooth, relaxed treble.  Any suggestions?  I was thinking of the Rega Brio R but not sure it...
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    KEF LS50 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review

    Now that my KEF LS50s have about 50 hours of burn-in, I wanted to give some brief impressions.     First a very short bit of introduction: The LS50s were created by KEF to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were Stereophile's Product of the Year in the 2013.  They are listed at $1500.  ...
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

      Well I just had a laugh looking back at this post from a month ago.  I turned the bass boost on for half a second and immediately turned it off.  No need~!
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

     So, I generally don't believe in burn-in, but the sound of the speakers changed drastically in the first 30 minutes of them being on.     One thing I am noticing: the horizontal axis response is much more forgiving than the vertical axis.  If you are standing above the speakers, they lose...
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

      Well, I FINALLY got a hold of the LS50s.  Right now signal chain is: Arcam irDAC -> NAD D 3020 -> LS50   I can't believe I was worried about them being thin.  The first thing I noticed is the bass .   With the NAD 1050 USB DAC, I actually thought there was too much bass.  The Arcam is...
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    What is better source output (S/PDIF or USB)?

    SPDIF and USB can sound drastically different or the same depending on the gear.  There is no "better".  Just listen to both and decide which you like better.
  9. dizzyorange

    Nad D Range

    I've been listening to my NAD 1050 for 2 weeks now and wanted to offer a very brief impression/review.   In short, the NAD sounded completely the opposite of how it is commonly described, both in this thread, as well as in reviews elsewhere on the web.  To me, it did not sound warm, dark...
  10. dizzyorange

    Keyboard-Fi

    Are there any unlabeled keyboards with cherry blue switches besides the Das Keyboard brand?
  11. dizzyorange

    Dali Zensor 3

    I'm in the US but find myself reading mostly UK media for some reason.  I think that started when I started following Arsenal many years back.  Now British-isms are regularly creeping into my vocab.   I'm actually looking for the opposite of the V sound.  I like sweet mids with plenty of...
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    Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead

    Thanks that's pretty helpful actually.     I became interested in the Concero mainly because a reviewer who I've been following for a while (the guy at digitalaudioreview.net) ranked it extremely high in his DAC index.  But I think it may not quite be for me based on what I've read in this...
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    Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead

    I was referring to the sound (not the build).  That was primarily from the audiostream and 6moons reviews.  So they are a very neutral sounding DAC you would say?  I kind of wonder what the term "meaty" means anyway.  Do you mean they don't have as much lower midrange emphasis as other sources...
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    Dali Zensor 3

    I've been reading up on lots of bookshelf speakers the past week and these are the two that appealed to me the most.  Unfortunately I have no way of hearing them without ordering them from Amazon (and taking advantage of the amazing return policy for the pair that I like less).     Yeah the...
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    Dali Zensor 3

    Well I ordered a pair off of Ebay.  I also have KEF LS50s coming in next week for a comparison.
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    Speaker stands... Non-sense or science?

    Putting speakers on a tall vertical foam block vs a solid stand sounds different to me.  Not necessary better or worse, but clearly different.
  17. dizzyorange

    Some OVERRATED High End Gear.

    Senneheiser HD280 — the absolute worst headphones on the planet.  They sound like if you took the tweeter out of a 2-way speaker and put it in a headphone shell.
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    Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead

    The only negative I've read across many reviews of the Concero (non-HD version) is that it has less "heft", "weight", "meat", or "body" compared to some other DACs.  I'm curious as to whether anyone here feels this is true.  I might get one to do a comparison with the NAD D 1050 next week.  It's...
  19. dizzyorange

    Nad D Range

    I have a NAD D1050 ordered and on it's way.  Will update with impressions.
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

      Despite being a basshead, I don't like subwoofers.  Actually that's one of the big things that attracted me to the LS50s, that the drivers were concentric—because for some reason (perhaps psychological, or because I sit very close to the speakers) I hear sound coming from each driver...
  21. dizzyorange

    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

      What's the Peachtree sound signature like?  btw that album has one of my fave zep songs: Tangerine.  I agree that the Dragonfly will probably not be up to par with the LS50, but I'm worried that a higher-end DAC will be too thin and fatiguing.  I owned the Benchmark DAC1 a few years back and...
  22. dizzyorange

    Questions on Passive and Active Speakers

    People say passives have better sound because there are very few higher-end active speakers.  Most active speakers are designed as computer speakers (the Audioengines) or as studio monitors.  That doesn't mean that they won't sound good in a hi-fi setting.  There's nothing intrinsically better...
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

    Do the LS50's do well with rock?     I'm hugely tempted, but hesitant too — any time I've spent over a grand on a single hi-fi component, I've always been disappointed.  My (limited) experience has been that once you get past the $1000 barrier, the sound gets progressively thinner and colder...
  25. dizzyorange

    What is the best music player (software)?

    Foobar - no competition here.   WASAPI that ***t.
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