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    Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Tomorrow we will put the best from the above 3 to the test. Source will be digital with my Soulution 520 in the mix & out. The dacs will be a Chord Chordette Qute & a CH Precision, stay tuned..... WOOHOOO!!!!
    ​Kev....

    macbookpro/ssd, AMG V12/Benz LPS, Shunyata Ztron Anaconda, Wire World Platinum, Siltech Royal Signature, Soulution 520, Luxman DA-06, oPPo 95, Ayon Epsilon monos, Wilson Benesch Trinity & Infrasonic Generators, Isotek Super Titan, Stillpoints & HRS ...

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Tomorrow we will put the best from the above 3 to the test. Source will be digital with my Soulution 520 in the mix & out. The dacs will be a Chord Chordette Qute & a CH Precision, stay tuned..... WOOHOOO!!!!
    My prediction - - - Winner Zen Sati - - - second Shunyata - - - third Wire World just my guess.
    André - - - Keep it simple system
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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Can't wait to hear your impression on these Kev..
    Dewey,

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Nice shootout! Hope Shunyata wins but think the Zen Sati may beat it out.

    Look forward to the results, Kev!


    Allen

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    TT: Kronos Sparta, Helena arm, Airtight PC-1
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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    BUGGER!!! The bloke with the Zen Sati's forget them but he did bring a CH Precision dac, it's good, real good!!! We ran it through the Soulution 520 as well as straight into a Sanders Magtech amp, class AB 500w 8 ohm, never ceases to amaze me this amp, I did own one back a ways. From the Magtech we went to Magnepan 20.7's Drive was a macbook air SSD fully quantum chipped with Wire World Platinum usb & balanced xlr were WW Plats. All power supply was Shunyata Anaconda this & that as well as speaker cables. We ran out of time so we didn't do any cable comparison but all agreed on one thing, the sound was just, "right"!!!!! It had everything in spades & even running the dac direct, as it has a very good pre in it, the more resolving detailed etc etc , it wasn't fatiguing at all. Some classical, big band, country, blues, the whole damn shooting match was just as good as the rest, reproduced superbly.










    ​Kev....

    macbookpro/ssd, AMG V12/Benz LPS, Shunyata Ztron Anaconda, Wire World Platinum, Siltech Royal Signature, Soulution 520, Luxman DA-06, oPPo 95, Ayon Epsilon monos, Wilson Benesch Trinity & Infrasonic Generators, Isotek Super Titan, Stillpoints & HRS ...

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Glad you had fun though Kev!!
    Dewey,

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Holy cow! Those speakers seem way too close together or way too big for that room. How big was the room?

    Glad you liked the DAC and gear. You're definitely a nice benchmark by which to gauge future gear. Glad it was a fun day.
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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    Mike the rooms only about 3m x 7m, the speakers are about 3m from the front wall, the walls are steel timber & glass, & everyone walks up there & thinks oh shit, this isn't going to work & it does, sublimely!!
    Dewey, was great fun.
    ​Kev....

    macbookpro/ssd, AMG V12/Benz LPS, Shunyata Ztron Anaconda, Wire World Platinum, Siltech Royal Signature, Soulution 520, Luxman DA-06, oPPo 95, Ayon Epsilon monos, Wilson Benesch Trinity & Infrasonic Generators, Isotek Super Titan, Stillpoints & HRS ...

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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    That's impressive. I wonder how they would sound in a bigger room? I've owned Magnepan MMG's, 1.6, 1.7, 3.6, 3.7. Never the 20's. I can honestly say that the 1.6's with the Sunfire subs was one of the best systems I've ever had (and heard) for the money.

    I remember thinking how ridiculously expensive the 20's were. My perspective has changed!
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    Re: Zen Sati, Wire World, Shunyata!!!

    So what was being tested? Inter-connects (digital, analog), speaker, power cables, or all three?
    Bud

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