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  • Re: Looking for suggestions on decent RCA interconnects.

    Question for msg and DSkip, what raw cable do you recommend from Doug? I'm thinking of building a new pair of interconnects and possibly a digital coax for my DAC.
    I haven't bought any cables in about 10 years.
  • Re: FS: Pioneer Elite PD-D9-J SACD Player

    dekuda wrote: »
    very nice unit...unfortunately more and more guys are ripping sacd's just like you will be doing. I think that questions the demand for sacd players. fortunately Japan is pumping out sacd's and guys are buying them then selling the sacd's after ripping them. This has increased my sacd collection tremendously. The thing is that the output of a sacd may be the closest we come to the original master analog tapes. (Including DSD)..If your looking at DACS I would look at PS audio , maybe the DSJ that decodes DSD 10x and engineered to the hilt . Good luck with the sale!

    Actually, I have no intention of ripping SACD. I would need some other hardware for that. For the average joe, ripping SACD is beyond what they are willing to do to get High Res music.

    I only have a handful of SACDs and I'm keeping an older Sony SACD player for those.

    As for digital files, I'll pretty much be playing 16/44 and 24/96-192 PCM files. Most of the DACs I'm looking at don't do DSD anyway.
  • Re: New To Club Polk

    My suggestion would be to obtain, or build an interconnect for the SDAs, then use them as your front speakers. You will have much better imaging and a wider sound stage from the SDAs compared to the Monitor 10. Although, you will likely have to replace the tweeters (with the new RD0194 silk domes from Polk) on the SDAs to get the smoothness of the Peerless tweeters that are in your Monitor 10. Sell the Monitor 10 to finance the new tweeters. Find a pair of Monitor 5 or 5Jr for your rear speakers.

    Oh yeah, I'd only use 1 sub driven directly from your receiver.
  • Re: Once you go TiVo you can never go back!

    I love mine. Comcast X1 might be almost as good these days, but my monthly fees are drastically smaller. No DVR fee, no additional outlet, no HD technology, etc. I plan to stick with Tivo until it is no longer viable. Heck, evertything is paid for, no more Tivo service fees. Why would I switch?
  • Re: Win10 update problems?

    I think one of the lowest resource hogging anti-virus programs is Bitdefender Free (make sure the free version when downloading). It is also one of the highest rated for protection.

    I use it on almost all my machines and it seem to be very light on resources. I use it on several older Core 2 era machines and they run fine.

    I don't recommend running multiple malware programs. Malwarebytes is really all you need. Just the free version. It is not active unless you run a scan, so it doesn't steal resources. Run a scan every few weeks or if you suspect something may have infected your system.

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