Atom plus speakers - my experiences to date. What are others using ?

Freedomsounds posted:

....felt I would get better performance out of an after market cable....

I think it's easy to be 'wowed' by something that sounds better on first impressions, but which can sometimes turn out to be just different rather than better.

Freedomsounds posted:

Hey, does anyone have any suggestions on whats best to use to replace the metal connectors connecting the biwire terminals so I can use a full-range cable to the best of its ability ?

A short length of the same cable you use for the rest of the speaker cable is ideal.  See if you can get made (or make yourself) a couple of banana to spades, or even solder two banana plugs to the end of the cable.

Also, without meaning to change the subject matter, does anyone out there know of a better program (such as J-river) to use to manage & transfer files that are on a computer to a file player (pono) that I use in my car ? I am useing j-river now, but don't like it. I figure there should be something better out ?

Freedomsounds posted:

Also, without meaning to change the subject matter, does anyone out there know of a better program (such as J-river) to use to manage & transfer files that are on a computer to a file player (pono) that I use in my car ? I am useing j-river now, but don't like it. I figure there should be something better out ?

Can’t you just connect the Pono to your computer and drag & drop music folders onto it? That’s what I do with my Sony portable player, no extra software required. 

Freedomsounds posted:

Thank you Simon, guess I will try that .

First thing is to get rid on the AQ Rocket with its high C low L & replace it with some simple non-bi-wire pair cables like a Chord, TQ or NACA5,  then when you've done the soldering to get the "F" connections to replace the metal links,  you will be all set.  

I believe your CM6 speakers have a similar angled binding post block as mine.  

On a mac they don't show up because apple does not support flac. You have to go dig into your files to find them and they don't drag and drop. At least not for me. I'm not that techie. When pono first launched j-river ran there program, but when pono went under a couple of years later j-river started charging for ther program, the problem I have with there program is I don't feel it's that good and needs to be updated & simplified. 

Freedomsounds posted:

On a mac they don't show up because apple does not support flac. You have to go dig into your files to find them and they don't drag and drop. At least not for me. I'm not that techie. When pono first launched j-river ran there program, but when pono went under a couple of years later j-river started charging for ther program, the problem I have with there program is I don't feel it's that good and needs to be updated & simplified. 

Apple doesn’t support FLAC playback but that doesn’t stop third party apps from playing FLAC, and it certainly doesn’t stop them from being stored and transferred via the Mac OS. Maybe the Pono player imposes this limitation?

peterks posted:

Sorry, a bit late.

I am using Spendor A2s with my Atom. Fabulous sounding combination, I think. Floorstanders, yes, but they have a small footprint, so not really intrusive in our living room. 

I'm using Spendor A4's with my Atom - yes lovely but took quite a while to settle in which is to be expected I guess. I find the Atom can be a bit 'shrill' sometimes but is mellowing out with time. I've heard the A2's and they're very similar sounding to the 4's 

I used Neat Iota with a Qute2 and was very happy with the sound/ music from it. Due it`s size, when playing they have some limitations. Now sold and I`m waiting in an Atom, to replace a Muso in the living room. Based on the Harbeths in my main system, I wonder if Harbeth P3ESR could be an alternative with Atom. Anyone with experience?

S

 

Stover posted:

I used Neat Iota with a Qute2 and was very happy with the sound/ music from it. Due it`s size, when playing they have some limitations. Now sold and I`m waiting in an Atom, to replace a Muso in the living room. Based on the Harbeths in my main system, I wonder if Harbeth P3ESR could be an alternative with Atom. Anyone with experience?

S

 

No but would be a great combo I'd imagine if you want to keep things compact as a second system and particularly as you're accustomed to the Harbeth sound

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