NEW ACTIVE FLOOR STANDING SPEAKER A700 from Buchardt Audio

Thanks :blush:
I’m from Israel.
I still need to break them in, but so far their fantastic. The are smaller than I thought they looked in the pictures, but for me it’s an advantage, as I don’t have big living room.

For now I bought these cables. Hope I made the right choice

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"And also note that the XLR input gets converted to 24 bit 96 kHz or maybe 192 kHz immediately after the XLR input to be processed by the same DSP as the WISA wirelessly transmitted signal. " Yes 192khz

That is good information. So headroom in bit rate, 24 bit and sampling frequency.

I trust that the practical audiophile who likes listening to music without fuss can enjoy these speakers without ever doubting SQ.

The multitude of options to adjust the cross over settings (master files) and equalizing curve (room adjustment) to your room and liking so easily (by USB stick or simple to use smart phone app) make these speakers a audiophile and music lover dream come true.

Sure purists have theoretically reasons to doubt the:

  • Analog to Digital to Analog
    conversion in case one plans to plug in a turntable with phono stage but in practice, anno 2021, the difference is likely not to be audible to the ears. In ones mind that might be different, but that might vanish in case a comparison is made objectively without prejudice.

I was in the lucky circumstance to listen to 2 NAD set ups:

  1. Audiophile set up:
  • NAD C658, streamer / pre amplifier
  • NAD C268 Hypex, modified UcD power amp
  • ATC passive shelf speakers
  1. High end set up:
  • NAD M33 streamer / integrated with Eigentakt power amps
  • Audiovector R6 Arreté isobaric floor standing speakers

24 bit 96 kHz or 192 kHz is today’s standard for electronics components, streaming services and anything else.

And it sounded all extremely good.

Sure you can fork out thousands of extra dollars for more puristic analog chains, but considering the extreme decrease of return of investment I can not justify to invest in pure analogue chains anymore which seem to be simply much more expensive and often more vulnerable.

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Just use an apple TV screen mirroring to broadcast video of Roon.

The Apple TV can also be used as a Roon end point but I like Sonore UltraRendu better for splitting out USB from ethernet. Older Apple TV 2 has a toslink ouput. The newer Apple TV 3 or 4 you can split out video to SPDIF with HDMi video or audio splitter or just use your TV Toslink set for PCM out versus other Raw audio that has more channel info for home theater

What I’m thinking is that the roon app just needs to run on a big TV … I have a hard time with the small screens. so must have new 75 inch TV.

I never tried that but a decent ipad screen mirror eliminates the noisy PC type server without skinny system software with bare essentials for best roon sound and another HDMI feed into the PC introducing additional system noise

I have never operated Roon except through ipad or smartphone connected to the same network.