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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Thanks Tunes,

    Tell me what you think.

    I heard it, but it was not broken in and had a sub par front end (still sounded marvellous after 4 hours or so). I expect Axpona will have a killer transport feeding it and you should hear the full potential realized there.
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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
    As I already run an true balanced ARC REF Pre, that was pretty much the the specification I was aiming for, whilst playing around with the config menu on the Lampiztor.eu site, however It didn't seem clear to me whether this option was available without Vol/pre control, and I would be grateful if anyone could advise me accordingly.
    Volume control is not mandatory, however it does come with the ability to change digital inputs or toggle between DSD and PCM from your chair is a nice luxury, but not a huge deal.

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Agreed, Norman its great to see you back here!!!

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Fred, What are you going to be feeding the GG with this weekend???......he said slobbering all over himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleAudio View Post
    Fred, What are you going to be feeding the GG with this weekend???......he said slobbering all over himself.
    Hi Paul,

    From Fred's earlier post:

    "I just wanted to put out a PSA to those of you who were planning on hitting the AXPONA show next weekend that we will have a big room in the lobby (The Higgins Room) where we will partner with Lamm, Vapor, Antipodes and Verrastarr as we make our world debut of the Golden Gate DAC. I hope to have the opportunity to meet some of you guys there and share some conversation and good tunes."

    "We will also have a Big 7 making beautiful music on the fifth floor in room 504 where we will be partnered with Wells Audio, Danacables and Ginkgo."

    "In the headphone area we'll also have one of our Level 4 DACs paired to a Wells Audio Headtrip and a pair of the Abyss headphones..."

    Ken
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    Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Paul,

    Are you planning on purchasing the Golden Gate? If so, will you go balance or SE? What other features are you contemplating?

    Best,
    Ken
    "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
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    Source: MSB Select II DAC with
    Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
    Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleAudio View Post
    Fred, What are you going to be feeding the GG with this weekend???......he said slobbering all over himself.
    We will be using an Antipodes DX Reference as the source, the Golden Gate will be feeding a Lamm L2 Reference Pre, then into a pair of Lamm M2.2 Monoblocks. That's a pretty impressive lineup, we're excited to hear the results!

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Ryan,

    Please, can you ensure that the Antipodes will be streaming some nice DSD128 to the GG. I would love to get your feedback on how that sounds. Which speaker are you using? Derecho, Nimbus or (gasp) the Perfect Storm???

    Wish I could be there to hear that setup!!

    Are you ever doing shows in Europe? I am very curious to hear Vapor speakers after all I have read.
    NORMAN
    Custom PC with Memory Player Software Suite/ Modded Denon CD transport>Lampi GG1 (and sometimes PACIFIC) DHT tube Dac> Rowen 850W Isolating Transformer/ Rowen SS Preamp and PA1 monoblocs/Lampi Silk power cond. with Phase flipper> Heil AMT KITHARA & Syrinx in parallel hookup. Swiss cables (Reference line) for PC/interconnects and speaker cables. Goldmund Sweetcord PC. FTA Callisto unpowered USB cable. Basic analog: vintage Lenco L78 TT with Rowen mat, Denon MM cart, iFi iPhono2 with 15v Hynes SR3 LPSU. Synology 12 TB NAS. 2nd system:KenWin Bluetooth speaker 3rd system TBI Millemnium amp with Aulos speakers and SB Duo hookup.

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    For me it's about choice ,, and in SE there is many choices while in balanced there is little. I have systems that are both , I could not say one is over the other and I agree with mike it's a listen to pick not words from others. Regarding upgrades it's funny that as much as there is options to pick from there is always upgrades that can be done later. Another good idea for us lampi people , I know the lampi people seem cult like but this is cult I like. There is many more owners to converse with now than years ago. And it's good that the ones who have them post about them weather is bad or good it makes it better for everyone.
    When I bought my msb and then looked for other owners to post with I found three. Nice people but not like what happens with lampi. There is a wealth of info on lampi and people like mike dig deep to find all,of them. That's what this hobby needs testimonies not reviews that mean far less. Also regarding upgrades I know there is some who do and one being msb. But given it would cost me 20K to make mine the newest model. And yes I am thinking about it hahahaha. But the point is having dacs like the msb to do comparisons gives me pause to is it really worth four times the price. Of course it's not !!!!
    Upsampling sampling a new craze that gets bigger every day. It's a must hear for many and when one hears real DSd froma lampi they want it for there PCM . For me now matter what way I try it it's not DSd and its not my PCM either. The only route I did not try as yet is the HQ player. But as a player it sounded poor compared to j river on my server. Not worth it. But again choices for others to try. For me win SER 2012 and the new AO have improved again what I call end game sound. Now with jplay 6 it's even better. Funny how every time it's end game and I am Queing up,the fat lady I hit pause. Lampi is this way too , but if Norman is right we can just focus on our music and not dissecting it.

    Food for thought how much do we sit and enjoy as opposed to desict. ? I wonder. ?????

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    Re: Lampizator Golden Gate

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Paul,

    From Fred's earlier post:

    "I just wanted to put out a PSA to those of you who were planning on hitting the AXPONA show next weekend that we will have a big room in the lobby (The Higgins Room) where we will partner with Lamm, Vapor, Antipodes and Verrastarr as we make our world debut of the Golden Gate DAC. I hope to have the opportunity to meet some of you guys there and share some conversation and good tunes."

    "We will also have a Big 7 making beautiful music on the fifth floor in room 504 where we will be partnered with Wells Audio, Danacables and Ginkgo."

    "In the headphone area we'll also have one of our Level 4 DACs paired to a Wells Audio Headtrip and a pair of the Abyss headphones..."

    Ken
    Thanks Ken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Paul,

    Are you planning on purchasing the Golden Gate? If so, will you go balance or SE? What other features are you contemplating?

    Best,
    Ken
    I am certainly planning to spend some time listening this weekend. My Soulution 721 is dual mono, single-ended so that's what I would do if I go this way. I personally believe a phase splitter just detracts from SQ unless you have so much noise in long runs that its elimination offsets the negative effects. I have no problem asking my 721 to deliver the missing gain. I am only interested in the DSD. Two less caps in the signal path and no switch. Also considering an i2s input to work with Jesus's Sig Rendu. Lucasz has said he will work on this if I send him a Rendu. I consider it far superior than USB (no packet noise to mess up dac PS and PDN).

 

 
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