And just as important (I moved the drums to their real spot in the basement and the stereo got the best seat in the house. You need to appreciate music to make music right?
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For the audiophiles around here who like gear the integrated amp is a lovely and very well designed NAD M3, the DAC is a Gustard X16. The speakers are Monitor Audio PL200 with two SVS SB2000 Pro subs. The M3 has a preamp section with hardware crossover to limit the PL200s so that they do not see anything lower than 40Hz while also sending the full signal to the subs which of course have their own crossover and built in DSP to handle everything below 80Hz.
No, I moved away from physical media ripping all of my CD collection to Flac or Apple Lossless files and typically I stream via Bluetooth from my phone using bit perfect using Onkyo HF Player Pro software on my Android phone (LG G8x). Bluetooth is now so good that it is indistinguishable in blind listening, level matched, multiple trial testing. People who think they can hear a difference have either: listened to older, poorly implemented Bluetooth devices, or they have done sighted listening tests which are absolutely meaningless and should be scoffed at with conviction.Ahhh yes. Nice to see that there are still audiophiles out there in a world of soundbars and airpods.
Do you have an SACD of DVD Audio player? Some of my best audio memories were playing the SACD version of Kind of Blue and feeling what it was like being the studio. Man - I can't believe that format died.
great heads!! i use the focus-x power dot coated on some of my snares, and it makes them sound perfect!!Got some Aquarian Focus-X coated batter heads for my toms! Extremely happy with them. They’re like a Powerstroke but drier and more controlled! My instructor has coated P3s on his toms, and after he came over and heard how I tuned mine, he loved them! Gonna get the power dot version now for one of my snares.
i LOVE AQ heads... i use coated response2's on my toms.. might go clear on the new kitGot some Aquarian Focus-X coated batter heads for my toms! Extremely happy with them. They’re like a Powerstroke but drier and more controlled! My instructor has coated P3s on his toms, and after he came over and heard how I tuned mine, he loved them! Gonna get the power dot version now for one of my snares.