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Well I received the Klipsch Gate today. I don't have a great way to hook into my receiver, especailly since I am running mu Audioengine A5's out of my headphone output on the receiver.So I unplugged my speakers from the headphone and used the Gate 1st coming out of the headphone output into the gate and used the out of the Gate to go to the speakers. I'm not sure If thats right, but thats how I did it. At first I did sime with and without the gate installed and I must admit at first i didn't notice anything. then I stopped doing a/B tests and just left it in. That was at 11:30 just before lunch. I was going to eat right afterwards. I just couldn't stop listening, I put on a few CD's. Dave Matthews Crash is one of my favorites, and I listened to it and it sounded pretty darn good, I also listened to some Lame MP3's. I heard Love Reign O'er M by the who. The piano notes were almost startling coming out of the speakers. I'm sure you heard a veil was lifted, well this wasn't a veil, it was a blanket. Everything had more of an attack If thats the right term. I'f the DAC in the Gate is making all this difference, its amazing. Now If this device which is definitely Cheap and Cheerful Hifi can make this much of a difference, now all I need is to get a Fire tablet and try the streaming as well.Thanks very much witchdoctor for your help and very good advice! Also check out his mini review of this device.
I am thinking about a 2i also. Several reviews say the 2i is quite a bit better than the 2. I also like the ability to hook subs up. Does the Gate do that?
Now $199 on Amazon.https://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-PowerGate-Amplified-Wireless-Gateway/dp/B01N0A7PH5Not too many great reviews.
Well finally I got my Kindle FireHD 8. After a few frustrating tried the software finally updated and I was all set to stream. My household has Amazon Prime, since my wife uses it for work all the time. So I don't have unlimited music but I do have about 2 million songs to pick from. I picked out a few songs and was almost blown out of the room by the volume, which is not the easiest to control, its very course and goes u quite quickly. I was going to try some of the others but kept getting a message about some sort of phone exchange or something like that, so I've held up using any different streamers till I found out what that means.The sound isn't bad, but seems a tad bright to me, at least compared to some of the FLAC and MP3 files I have from ripping CD's
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