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

    The manufacturer specifies 100wpc, per the reviews, ...............thats the difficult part if you want to go with tubes, that much power is limited to a very small segment of amps. JC
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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

    Thanks, thats very similar to what I had read in other owners comments. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    In the process of doing that. Of course, sound quality is subjective. The reasons aked here is that the average Head-Fi'er is a bit better versed than many out there. JC
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    Thats not good news about the players apparent bluetooth limitations. Perhaps I may need to consider something else instead. Thanks very much for the valuable insight, though. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Thanks artpiggo, I will look into that. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    "If You need WiFi and Bluetooth i would suggest cayin n5iis" Thanks for the suggestion but that player is running at $500.00. Too far beyond my $400.00 limit. JC
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    "Pioneer if dap, mojo if you can use as dac with cable from your phone, sound is far far superior over the above mentioned daps, and cheaper than 400" Really appreciate the advice, but doubtful if both the Mojo and my phone would fit in the waterproof phone case that I will be using five days a...
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    Best DAP $400.00 Or Under - Your Expertise Requested

    Thanks for your thoughts. I've actually had quite a bit of good luck with refurbished electronics as long as they were refurbished by the actual manufacturer. I appreciate the recommendation of the Pioneer. Anyone else? JC
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    Urgent Need For Portable Source For Working Out - Buy Now, Or Wait For Bluetooth 5?

    Thanks guys, I was actually considering the Shanling MO. Is the Shanling M2s worth the extra $40.00 or so?
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    Best Value On Ear Bluetooth Headphones? Need Them For Working Out

    As an update, based on suggestions from Head-Fi members, I'm going to be using the Shanling MO as a portable source for this effort. Any help with suitable headphones would truly be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Best Value On Ear Bluetooth Headphones? Need Them For Working Out

    As the title says, I am looking for advice on the best value in "on ear" bluetooth headphones that will still provide good sound quality. I have an urgent need for music while walking in the pool at my health club five days a week for an hour at a time. I will be driving them with a portable...
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    Urgent Need For Portable Source For Working Out - Buy Now, Or Wait For Bluetooth 5?

    Hello. I'm in urgent need of a portable source for the five hours a week I walk in the pool at the health club, and, eventually, also for working out on machines. The boredom is really getting to me, I NEED music. However, everywhere I look,it says to wait for hardware with the vastly improved...
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    Resonessence Labs Concero HD Superb DAC- Rave Reviews

    Buyer just fell through. The item is still available for sale.
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    Resonessence Labs Concero HD Superb DAC- Rave Reviews

    My apologies for any confusion, it was unintended and I have corrected the listing. Thank you for making me aware and correcting me. This is definitely the HD, and I mistakenly thought it also operated as a headphone amp (as does the HP). I had only used it as a DAC (I have a number of high end...
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    Resonessence Labs Concero HD Superb DAC- Rave Reviews

    Outstanding DAC which shares trickle down technology from the far more expensive Resonessence mega dacs.  5 months old. Perfect in every regard. Ships w/original box, usb cable, owner's manual and the apple remote. Also included is the original bill of sale. Thanks. Buyer pays PayPal fee.
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    Audiophilleo AP2 With Pure Power - Outstanding, Award Winning USB-SPDIF Converter

    Excellent condition, and just back from Audiophilleo, earlier this year, where Philip and the staff there installed all the current upgrades and gave it a perfect bill of health. This is a wonderful USB-SPDIF converter and a great value at this price. This converter makes nearly any DAC sound...
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Thanks Merrick, for commenting on the synergy of the PM3's and the Oppo. What balanced cables are you using?   JC
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    Best DAP For A $1000.00 Total Cost System Using Oppo PM-3's? Need Your Expertise!

    Tom and Mython, thanks to both of you for the recommendations and making me aware of options. My early research unearthed many comments indicating that any good DAP would significantly outperform any smart phone, especially an iPhone. In a perfect world, my friend would love to retain the...
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    Best DAP For A $1000.00 Total Cost System Using Oppo PM-3's? Need Your Expertise!

    Mython, I appreciate the information. Honestly, he would much prefer using his Apple smartphone, but I didn't think there was any way to get a direct signal out of that to a DAC-AMP.    JC
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Great info on the Oppo and Pono pairing, and the Fry's Pono deals. Thank you!
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Ah, one of the Pono haters, I see. So clearly I should listen to the video made by some unknown clown on the internet, because that means that Inner Fidelity, The Absolute Sound, Audio Stream, John Atkinson of Stereophile, and countless other expert reviewers are wrong about the Pono being a...
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    The Pono Player Impressions Thread

    A friend just purchased the Oppo PM-3 cans, and plans to pair them with a Pono (at my recommendation). Every review I've read strongly recommends using a Pono in balanced mode. I know Oppo doesn't make a balanced cables for the PM3 , but others do. Any recommendations on the best, and/or best...
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