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    NORDOST QKORE GROUNDING SYSTEM IN FULL EFFECT!

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    meet my new preamplifier:

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    Hey Jay what did you think about the Constellation Pictor preamp? Mid tier or bottom tier in preamps?


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    Hey Jay what did you think about the Constellation Pictor preamp? Mid tier or bottom tier in preamps?
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    i would say it is between middle and top. It needs the external power supply to sound best imo

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    Thank you Jay. I have access to a great used piece.

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    i would say it is between middle and top. It needs the external power supply to sound best imo
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    I introduce to: my new music server

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    Let me guess… clearly its a Node

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    I am guessing Taiko Audio.
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    Jay if I had known you and Mike were going to be at CAF I would have driven up. Make sure you do a great show report.
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    i interviewed Steve Rabitz from GT Audio Works Speakers and also give my thoughts on what i heard. Video drops today at around 1pm ET

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    what were my top 3 rooms at CAF? videos drops in a few.. dont miss it ! a speaker under 50k took honors for me!

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    Jay the videos I saw of the GT Audio room it sounded very bright and sibilant. I am assuming in person it was much better.
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    Boy i went off on this video... It drops at 1 PM Eastern Time today

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Jay the videos I saw of the GT Audio room it sounded very bright and sibilant. I am assuming in person it was much better.
    watch the video that drops today... You will see my thoughts on the issues i think GT Audio was facing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Jay the videos I saw of the GT Audio room it sounded very bright and sibilant. I am assuming in person it was much better.
    Agree and those there reported the same , but i was also told it was much better on Friday ..!



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    Great job Jay, you really surprised me with your picks.


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    I may need to watch this. I hope you asked the most obvious question in the room - Why did you sack Dan D, the designer of all Krell amps - such a dumm stupid as fcuuck move. Surprised Krell are still in business.
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    Preamp: D'Agostino HD, conrad johnson GAT,
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    Meet my new server!

    Video drops in 30 minutes!

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    ??????????????
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    Nailed it

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    I am guessing Taiko Audio.
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    I've already disclosed the music server on my videos...

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    Correct. I guessed before you made your big reveal. Are you using Roon Jay?

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    I've already disclosed the music server on my videos...
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    Correct. I guessed before you made your big reveal. Are you using Roon Jay?
    I think he’s using TAS….it just sounds soooooo much better.


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    Is TAS the proprietary Taiko software to replace Roon?

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    I think he’s using TAS….it just sounds soooooo much better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Is TAS the proprietary Taiko software to replace Roon?
    Yes. Emile was brilliant in fixing the sonic issues with Roon (after Roon updates and such), but decided it was better to build their own software. TAS is really just a stop gap solution. Will be exciting to see the finished software product for Taiko.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay's Audio Lab View Post
    nr1 sounds compressed, imho from noise through the network.
    could be solved, and should be for a senseful comparison.

    btw, stoned vs tired

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Yes. Emile was brilliant in fixing the sonic issues with Roon (after Roon updates and such), but decided it was better to build their own software. TAS is really just a stop gap solution. Will be exciting to see the finished software product for Taiko.


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    Emile says a chance the final updated TAS, referred to for now as XDMS, might be out by Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    Emile says a chance the final updated TAS, referred to for now as XDMS, might be out by Christmas.
    Yes, that’s what he told me too. Fingers crossed.


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    I will be releasing the very first interview that Emile - (Taiko Audio's founder) has ever done on Youtube. I am glad to be the first person to interview him and i hope you all enjoy this.

    I plan to release the video around 215pm Easter Time today. We went over a bunch of interesting topics which include his take on power cords, isolation devices, future plans, and if there will be a new more affordable music server in the future!

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    Audioquest??


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    Congrats, Jay. I'll be interested to watch your follow-up videos describing what you think of Shunyata Research cables.

    Having been back in this hobby seriously for about 13 years now, Shunyata's cable and power distribution products are what I've settled on after trying several other brands, including Audioquest and Wireworld, to name a few.

    My guess is you'll be running PCs straight from the wall to your amps; you'll notice some interesting things with dynamics that the Omega QR power cords provide. The QR device in the Omega QR-s power cord really improves dynamic slam, immediacy, as well as making the presentation sound more lifelike, expansive and engaging.

    The "filter" you were pointing to on the Sigma v2 interconnect is a TAP device: Transaxial Polarizer. The way the signal is carried is as an electromagnetic wave that propogates down the condutor; current (or signal) does not "flow" through the conductor like water in a hose, or marbles (i.e., electrons) rolling inside a tube. There two types of EM waves that propogate down the conductor, a "transverse wave" that that actually carries the signal and a "longitudinal" wave that propogates down the conductor, as well. The effect of this longitudinal wave is analogous to the "glare" you get when viewing unpolarized sunlight on a lake or pond. The TAP filter acts like putting on a pair of polarized sunglasses, in how it cuts out the effects "glare" from that longitudinal EM wave. What you'll notice is increased focus, clarity, transparency and "openness" with an IC that has the TAP devices on it.

    Regarding those DF-SS cable elevators. For sure put your speaker cables on them, the improvement is not subtle. The material you hear inside them when you shake them is not sand, it is a proprietary material that dissipates the static electricity field that is created when any cable is elevated off the floor. It's impact can be measured with a static electricity gauge, e.g. Keyence Electrostatic Voltmeter. It's important to lift cables off the floor to mitigate the impact of vibrations imparted to them by the floor, but you also have to eleminate the static E-field that is created when you lift cables off the floor, as well. That's what the proprietary material inside the bases does.

    And...put those nice Omega PCs on them too. I was skeptical about the improvement they brought to power cords until I heard the improvement they bring first-hand during a demo in the listening room at Shunyata HQ when I visited there in June. NOT subtle. You want to elevate them for the same reasons as speaker cables.

    Oh, also, if you are not using one of Shunyata's Ethernet or USB digital cables...you should be. I've not heard anything that comes close and I've done extensive competive benchmarking with all the other major brands.

    I know the product line well, so if you have any questions, feel free to ping me via PM.

    Cheers, mate.

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    I can’t beat the Shunyata in my system either. NAIM loves Shunyata. Jay's Audio Journey


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    Here's me and OCD Mikey in a very good discussion. You must watch this!

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    Shunyata Omega QR Powercords
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