Placement: When the speakers arrive, I'll set them up about 4 feet from the front wall, about 3 feet from side wall, about 9 feet apart and 11 feet to MLP. Toed-in. I have room to move them around as needed.
- JRiver Media Center (version 27) will be set to Stereo (2.0) and convert DSD to PCM 24/192 (per normal).
- HDMI to Marantz AV8805. Audyssey OFF. Stereo mode. X3s set to large with measured distance to MLP. All other speakers and subwoofers physically disconnected. Marantz set to "Pure Direct" mode (eliminates all non-audio processing within the pre/pro).
- XLR to Parasound Halo A52+ amplifier. Supposedly, class A amplification up to 10 watts.
- 12 gauge "blue jeans" speaker wire to X3s.
Yes, I am looking at DACs to put between my computer and the Marantz. But, can't do it now. I want to try out the speakers and allow burn in.