Focal is known for producing some of the finest loudspeakers in the world. They have produced a top-notch sound bar and subwoofer combo in the Dimension and Sub Air. They offer set up flexibility and performance that are definitely worth auditioning.
The Sigma SSP is Classé's newest 7.1 channel surround sound processor. Classé optimized it for two-channel music playback and gave it extensive customization features. Included in this review are the Classé Sigma Amp2 two-channel amplifier and Sigma Amp5 five-channel amplifier. The combination of the Sigma SSP, Amp2 and Amp5 produces exceptional sound quality for both music and movies.
The Model A3 is the smallest floor-standing speaker in the new A series from Bryston. It is well suited for a two-channel system that requires a compact floor-standing speaker. It is capable on its own of full range music playback without a subwoofer. The Model A3's sound is neutral and it can be driven to high SPLs without sounding strained. The Model A3 is detailed and accurate. Its sound quality will satisfy regardless of listening preferences.
I have an analog tube preamp with no digital in's or outs. My sources are an Oppo BDP-83 and a Marantz changer. My problem is that I have a lot of music on flash drives and use my Oppo's usb to play them. The Oppo does not play hi-rez files, only mp3's. What are my options as far as a source component that will give me great sound from rca connections and handles flash drives.
- Steve S
Travis has been interested in home audio since he was a university student but he distinctly remembers the day he saw a high definition television broadcast for the first time. It was during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics when he saw a hockey game in high definition on a 65" Toshiba wide screen rear projection TV in a local audio/video retailer's showroom. The experience was mesmerizing and after watching a full period of hockey on the wide screen high definition television, he knew he had to have one. Since then, his passion for home theater and home audio has only grown. Travis has an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Windsor and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. After working for over a decade in the automotive industry, he transitioned into the financial services industry where he currently enjoys helping his clients with all of their financial planning needs. Travis and his wife Katie live in LaSalle, Ontario and when he is not enjoying movies and music, he is probably out golfing.