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Offline ginamos

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2020, 14:53 »
I am still a beginner in HIFI. 
This new norm of Working From Home made me search for a stereo integrated amp to  improve the sound quality of music playback while working.  I stumbled into this youtube channel that really convinced me that an amp must not only sound good but also should have good build quality inside and out.  On the guy's list, Yamaha's amp impressed me so I got A-S1200 once it is available.  Sound quality is great for my ears and build quality is fantastic in its price point.  'Really have to audition to make sure the sound suits you though.  I got Node 2i as a source to checkout Tidal MQA.

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2020, 21:01 »
Collected & unboxing Ares ii...











Brotherhood shots with Nord...



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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2020, 07:31 »
By the time you get the amp, you really need to budget for your speaker replacement  ;D
That is the next bottleneck

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2020, 11:25 »
By the time you get the amp, you really need to budget for your speaker replacement  ;D
That is the next bottleneck

Quote bro Z words of wisdom...要花钱的升级, 是可以等地
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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2020, 14:06 »
Cannot wait..... That's likely to be the biggest improvement   ;D ;D

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2020, 14:11 »
 ;D wahaha

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2020, 15:56 »
The AE301 not bad lah...compared to Usher 520 or Q Acoustics 2010...







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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2020, 17:15 »
anybody in this thread playing vinyl...?
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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2020, 16:16 »
Collected & unboxing Ares ii...











Brotherhood shots with Nord...





i think these are gonna be quite sufficient in this current situation, if you don't plan to add more sources.

if you had come from no dac to ares ii, i think you will not have to upgrade for a long time.


Quote bro Z words of wisdom...要花钱的升级, 是可以等地

give you another one;

"just remember, the only person who needs to like the music is you", stolen from youtube.

Enjoy the music!


anybody in this thread playing vinyl...?

yes, me, but i also newbie, if you got qn, just post. here a lot of pros, just if they have time to reply. 


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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2020, 17:33 »
i think these are gonna be quite sufficient in this current situation, if you don't plan to add more sources.

if you had come from no dac to ares ii, i think you will not have to upgrade for a long time.


give you another one;

"just remember, the only person who needs to like the music is you", stolen from youtube.

Enjoy the music!


yes, me, but i also newbie, if you got qn, just post. here a lot of pros, just if they have time to reply. 



The ares ii is indeed a surprise...analog sounding like vinyl with much clarity and separation. quite "zai" (stable) sounding DAC...worth it in every cents

The nord using 4stream app is flawless too...continuous music playback without interruption...the songs selection and loading are very fast too using lan cable connection.

Only question on nord/4stream is whether do they do FLAC - 16-bit 1,411 kbps Lossless, CD quality streaming as i have just changed my subscription to Deezer Hifi...


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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2020, 08:45 »
^^^^^^^^

agreed on the ares ii, that's what i felt when i first turned it on, goosebumps!

i don't use the 4stream app, and use airplay instead, you could give it a try.

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2020, 09:32 »
^^^^^^^^

agreed on the ares ii, that's what i felt when i first turned it on, goosebumps!

i don't use the 4stream app, and use airplay instead, you could give it a try.

Is airplay for IOS only? I'm using android phone...

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2020, 10:06 »
Is airplay for IOS only? I'm using android phone...



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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2020, 10:10 »
Is airplay for IOS only? I'm using android phone...
Yes only IOS user for airplay.

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2020, 10:56 »
^^^^^^^^

agreed on the ares ii, that's what i felt when i first turned it on, goosebumps!

i don't use the 4stream app, and use airplay instead, you could give it a try.

The soundstage is sedap! 😀

 

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