Post by MELMOTH13 Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way...I would be curious to know on which installation the
regular music lovers of this forum are listening to their favourite
Amplifier: McIntosh 2x700 watts
Speakers: Klipshorn Heritage and Magnepan M26 (105 dB vs 85 dB !)
Klipsch subwoofer with its dedicated amplifier
Converter: Audiomat and Marantz
Drive: CEC and Marantz
LP Turntable: Thorens 2026 + 2 SME + Shure + Ortofon
That What Hifi piece is mostly bollocks.
Me - I've used AVI "speakers" for the last 10 years, the DM10 at the
moment. These are speakers with built in DAC and amplifiers (250W for
the woofer, 75W for the tweeter). I use a sub too.
I am pleased not to have to bother with separates, "upgrade" worries, etc.
Just feed them digital bits (for which all functioning sources perform
identically). Or use your own DAC and feed them a line-level analogue
Unfortunately, AVI seems to have cased trading following the retirement
of key guy, which makes me wonder what I'd do if these units break.
- Alex Brown