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Audio System
Music Server(s):
dell computer
Music Server Operating System:
Linux
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
dragonfly v1.2
Amplifier(s):
harman/kardon hk330i
Loudspeakers:
Advent Loudspeakers (LARGE)
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Occupation:
retired photojournalist

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Audio System
Music Server(s):
dell computer
Music Server Operating System:
Linux
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
dragonfly v1.2
Amplifier(s):
harman/kardon hk330i
Loudspeakers:
Advent Loudspeakers (LARGE)
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Which DAC best to use as preamp under $200 (new or used)

by bigbob on 01-13-2017 at 09:36 PM
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I have one and it's not bad at all, but the iFi nano is a lot punchier and solid-sounding, IMO.

Thanks for the tip, I think Audiophile on the Cheap needs to audition one....that's only $30 more than the Schiit Modi2-- which one beautiful DAC compared to a Dragonfly v1.2.
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Computer Audiophile on the Cheap

by bigbob on 01-13-2017 at 06:07 PM
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The High Fidelity Cable MC-0.5 power conditioner, plugged into the extension strip with my amp and computer has made the greatest improvement of all the additions and tweaks. At $299 is make Music become more Magical.
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Computer Audiophile on the Cheap

by bigbob on 01-13-2017 at 05:24 PM
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Since that writing, a few changes ('upgrades') have been made. I purchased a solid state drive, and when I did the clean install, I chose the tried and true 14.04 LTS distribution of Ubuntu Linux. And my old Yamaha RX-350 Natural Sound receiver is the amplifier, with it's 'cd-direct' circuit, is a cleaner sound and more power than the h/k 330i. I found the 16.04 distro resulted in numerous crashes due to system errors. Since I installed 14.04--not one single system error. Very stable and powerful

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Computer Audiophile on the Cheap

by bigbob on 01-13-2017 at 05:20 PM
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I have a very limited budget, but I consider myself to be an audiophile (My definition of an 'audiophile' is simply--There is a sweet spot, and I know where it is).

I started with a Dragonfly v 1.2, which was defective. But, as a result of that experience, I learned more about the workings on my computer, and eventually Audioquest replaced the DF. Then I heard about the Schiit Modi 2 external DAC which would give me the full 192 on my Linux machine. It arrived yesterday, one day early,

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MC-0.5 is a "must have" accesory to any system

by bigbob on 01-12-2017 at 07:54 PM
The MC-0.5

Stereotimes' most wanted component, The MC-0.5 is a magnetic conduction device. Covered under the connecter is a series of patented products. This unique device simply plugs into the wall to apply magnetic conduction to incoming electricity. The MC-0.5, once plugged into an extra outlet, delivers a dramatically cleaner, clearer music signal with better dynamics, realism and musicality. It is both more detailed as well as more relaxed-sounding at the same time.

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Updated 01-13-2017 at 05:08 PM by bigbob

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