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I did get an SBooster 12-13v linear power supply over a month ago. It didn’t make a huge difference, but the difference was immediately apparent. I have heard reviewers talk about a blacker background and I wasn’t sure what they meant by that. Now I do. That was the first thing I noticed when I changed power supplies. Although I hadn’t previously noticed much noise with my system, the sound now came out of quieter (blacker) background that made everything sound cleaner and clearer.
Although it wasn’t inexpensive at $375, which is more than 1/3 of the price of the Discovery Server, I’m pleased that I upgraded the power supply.
Chris or GC
Is the Roon Essentials software a more or less a standard package sold to manufacturers, (that would require some minor modifications based on the hardware) or is it software that has to be developed by each manufacturer?
I’m a Discovery owner, but I’m surprised that I haven’t seen any other Roon Essentials based hardware. This seems like a major selling point to me.
One can only assume it is the cost of Roon Essentials software or the effort required to implement RE that is hindering others from releasing such products. Either that, or the Elac Discovery has captured this particular market niche with a very good product at a reasonable price.
Re: “How about an update?”
I didn’t mean the Roon Essentials update, I meant could you give us an idea as to how things are going, and a new expected release date.
Is the delay because of Roon Essentials, or does it have to do with MQA?
“Roon Essentials version 1.3 has not been release yet. We are looking to release it this month.” This was written May 5, 2017.
I don’t mean to be too critical, but I think “this month” is over.
How about an update?
June 23, 2016 at 9:22 am in reply to: Comparison, from Someone with Better Ears and Brains than I #4577
I’ve had a little experience with subwoofers, selling stereo equipment more than a few years ago and with my own home systems.
There are so many variables in this situation, it’s difficult to make a recommendation. But I will give you a little to chew on.
First of all, it depends on what type of sounds you are trying to reproduce. If your goal is to reproduce low frequencies in home theater, you probably want the SW that goes the lowest, which would be the Reaction Audio Gamma 21. Its claimed freq resp is 15-200 hz, whereas the Elac Debut 12 is 25-150 hz. Assuming both of the stated FR’s are true, you will hear lower freqs from the Gamma 21. If you want accuracy, esp in music, the Elacs are your ticket. Not only should they be tighter, they also have built-in room EQ.
The amount of air moved by the woofer at low frequencies, is what should make you feel the lows. And that is affected by the total surface area of the woofers as well as excursion. Anyway, the single Gamma 21 has about 50% greater surface area than the two Elacs, but the Elacs should have a greater excursion. Generally, the bigger the driver, the less excursion. What I’m tryng to say is that even though the Gamma 21 may go lower, the two Elacs may be more overall, more satisfying.
Of course, YMMV.
Btw, I’m no expert, just giving you my experience.
I can weigh in on the speaker stands.
I tried several stands for my Debut B6’s and the stand that seems to work well, ie: proper height, reasonably solid and attractive is the Sanus SF26.
They are 26″ high, textured flat black steel, substantial and can be filled with sand. And a very important matter for me, is that my wife absolutely loves them. She thinks they are the best looking of all the stands I tried.
They aren’t as cheap as some at $148/pr, but my search for stands stopped with these.