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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Interview with Michael Borresen designer of Raidho, Ansuz and Aavik:

    https://youtu.be/DFZG_xdH8sU
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    Austin, Tx : Soulution 520 preamp, 501 mono blocks, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D3.1, Lumin U1, Lampi Big 7 SE, Uptone Audio Modded Mac Mini w/ MMK fanless kit & JS-2 LPS, Regen, Ansuz Diamond Loom, Oppo 105D, QNAP TS-451+

    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Thanks for the video link. Interesting to note Michael's comment that the inductance of a DTC cable is about 1/3rd of that of the X-series, which I understand was already pretty low.

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    For those with the U300 a cheap tweak would be a Synergistic Research black fuse. Nothing earth shattering but slighter tighter lows with a hair more clarity in the mids and highs. Takes about 75hrs to burn in. SR says the fuse is directional and suggests reversing it after the 75 hr mark. When mine hit the 75hr mark I reversed it and the SQ went downhill (like the original fuse). The Aavik uses a 10A SB 5X20mm type fuse. At $119 I consider it cheap for the SQ gained especially when comparing to cables etc.
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    Aavik U300 - Raidho D2.1's in Walnut burl with black trim - Naim unitiserve 2tb - Ansuz DTC digital - Ansuz Mainz D-TC with 1 Ansuz Diamond TC and 1 Ceramic V2 power cords Ansuz Ceramic V2 speaker cables- pARTicular Novus full suspension rack Rel B3.

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    How would you describe the U300 sound, what would you compare it to?


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: Vpi Prime with Phoenix Engineering Eagle and Roadrunner/ Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H/ Curious USB/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Meitner MA-1/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Pass Labs X250.8/ WyWires Platinum IC+speaker+power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Shunyata Triton+AlphaHC+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster PSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 3PSR2/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Hi Kuoppis Here is an article from Donald Saltzman, The Absolute Sound.

    http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...ted-amplifier/
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    How would you describe the U300 sound, what would you compare it to?


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    What i personally loves about this integrated beast, is the ease it plays the music. I've heard several persons trading in all their seperates (Pre+power+dac+phono stage etc etc). The U-300 has a wonderful DAC and a beautiful phonostage with such a low noise. What I surely loves about integrated amplifiers is the simplicity. Another good thing about integrated amps is that you don't need 10 additional cables as well I've haven't heard a lot of tubes, but Donald Saltzman who's a big fan of tubes, just simply adores this solid state amplifier and he is saying it has a lot of the same qualities as tubes. So it's not a tube and it's not a tough sounding solidstate. It's a mix between. I would say the sound signature is fairly warm, in a good way It's often used with Raidho and Ansuz as well, since Michael Børresen is the chief the designer of all three brands, and therefore it comes from the same family.

    Personally i use the U-300 with my Scansonic MB-1s. You might say that the MB-1s doesn't at all matches the U-300 at all. And they don't, but people should never underestimate this little jewel
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    EmiLiuZ, thank you so much for sharing your impressions. I have heard good things about it and am wondering whether I should give it an audition.

    Based on you description it would definitely be worth it.


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    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster PSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 3PSR2/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Audirvana/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ HD Plex linear PSU/ Charleston Cable Company Cardas Custom/ Sennheiser HD800/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ AudioTekne Blue.

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    No problem Kuoppis I got a few videos on my "Show your system" or "Introduce yourself" thread. It's recorded by my Samsung Galaxy S7, but even with that low level microphone i still think it sounds fabulous! You can check them out if you like
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Very nice, I will check them out.


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: Vpi Prime with Phoenix Engineering Eagle and Roadrunner/ Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H/ Curious USB/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Meitner MA-1/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Pass Labs X250.8/ WyWires Platinum IC+speaker+power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Shunyata Triton+AlphaHC+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster PSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 3PSR2/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Audirvana/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ HD Plex linear PSU/ Charleston Cable Company Cardas Custom/ Sennheiser HD800/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ AudioTekne Blue.

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    Re: Raidho, Aavik, Ansuz

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Very nice, I will check them out.


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    FYI, the U300 just recieved Editors Choice in Absolute sound!
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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