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What stereo(s) do you listen to? What do you want?

R.O. Thornhill

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The P8 just came out. I like the look but haven’t seen it here in the US. The dealer said they might be available end of December or early January.
Yup, I got the first one my dealer had. Compared it to a few others and found it had them all beat
 

Nader393

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I made this boombox out of an old Pelican case, a water proof marine head unit, and some decent but cheap speakers from Parts Express. Powered by a LiFeSO4 motorcycle battery. That's a passive radiator on the backside, for the subwoofer:

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ter1413

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StephenHero

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Hardly know shit about audio. Trying to improve my entry-level stereo. Here’s my setup right now:

Speakers: Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Bookshelf (pair; no sub woofer)
Amplifier: Yamaha A-S501 (85 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.019% THD)

Analog Source: U-Turb Orbit Plus w/built-in Pre-Amp
Cartridge: Ortofon OM 5E
Digital Source: Tidal streaming via IPhone/IPad Mini 4 (using 3.5 to RCA connections).
Wire: AmazonBasics 14 gauge

Can anybody point me in the direction of any obvious oversights or weak links that might quickly and affordably improve my sound quality? If I have $500 to spend, where should it? Being a novice, I’m wondering all sorts of stuff:

Do I need a DAC for digital conversion?
Do I need better wire or cables?
Do I need some fancy power strip?
Do I need to Bi-wire these speakers?
Do I need a clue?

Thanks for any help. FWIW, I’ll be sticking with these speakers for for the foreseeable future, most likely.
 
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