Why would you use a PA amplifier for hi-fi home use? These amps are not designed with home hifi use in mind. They are solid build amplifiers, but could lack the 'finesse' you would expect from a good hi-fi amplifier.
This smells distinctly like audiophile BS.
I have used a PA amplifier myself when I was a teen and I remember is sounded very dull and lifeless, but was able to drive big speakers very loud, just what they are made for.
Yep, it's manure.
Agree. I use an XLS 1502 in a home hifi setup, sounds good to my ears. I have not heard the fan turn on once.
I fixed the problem
However it seems the plugin stills in 1.0 on the download page.
Yes. (https://www.7digital.com/). Also from artist's bandcamp pages where before I downloaded mp3 from instead of FLAC when I had the chance.
I am going to redownload just to be safe. I noticed the very last second of each track doesn't end properly and just comes to a abrupt end. I guess that was the error that audiochecker found.
These days 45s are usually attempts to make a higher quality recording so you see most 45s in a 12" format; and often a full length project rather than a single. The days of the 7" 45 are long gone. Most of the singles I see these days are 12" 33 rpm.
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Yes, for example with foo_upnp plugin.
As far as input sensitivity goes, for the XLS series it is 0.775 or 1.4 volts RMS for full output. Connecting an unbalanced input cuts that in half, so the 0.775 volt setting is the one to use, and it gives you an actual 1.5 volt sensitivity which is pretty common for consumer amps. IOW, no problems expected on this front.
I am considering the crown amplifiers: XLS 1502 DriveCore 2 series.
The Crown XLS Series 2 amps are an excellent choice for home hifi use. I own the XLS 2502, it's quiet, stays cool and is green at the wall. There has been absolutely no fan noise in the background, ever. In fact, I don't think the fan has come on even once. You won't go wrong with one of these amps.
3. Power output: How Crown measures wattsI'd trust Crown's specs more than most manufacturers.
And, I'm pretty sure you'll have plenty of power to rattle your walls and damage your hearing... and blow your speakers (unless you also have pro/PA speakers).
2. Preamplifier:I don't have a preamp recommendation. It depends on what features & inputs you want.
Hopefully you can find the output-voltage specs. Consumer line level might not drive the amp to full power, but consumer equipment isn't necessarily line level anyway so the outputs might be a little hotter.
Impedance is NOT an issue. You don't want to "match" the impedance. You want the preamp's source impedance to be much lower than the power amp's input impedance. The preamp/line output has relatively low source impedance (typically 1K Ohm or less) and the power amp has relative high impedance (typically 10K - 100K).
...Preamps (and separates in general) are sort-of "outdated" in the age of digital inputs, home theater, and surround sound. And unless you are using a turntable you don't actually need "preamplification", you just need a switching/control center.