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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Today, 10:29 PM
    Let me clarify and say that the OR is a great product (using as an endpoint for high rate PCM > DSD HQP upsampling with NOS DAC's), along with the WW starlight USB I used is a fantastic combo
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  • ayang90's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 PM
    Well this is where they are a bit behind. You need a Windows PC/laptop and a USB to serial cable. There is an upgrade program that you have to get either from your dealer or Meitner support directly. The upgrade program will be packaged with the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 PM
    Yup! IME, the finest digital recordings I own and have heard are the Audio Wave Blue Note XRCD24s re-mastered by Alan Yoshida. All 16/44.1 "Redbook". It's all about the mastering.
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  • MPW's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 PM
    I made the exact same transition on the hardware side and couldnt be more pleased. My ethernet cable is a Wireworld Starlight 8 and I2S is Ghent. Havent taken the time to compare to anything else. Im very satisfied with what Im hearing.
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  • ayang90's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 PM
    Hi all, I just upgraded from a PS Audio DirectStream to the MA3 and I couldnt be happier. This DAC is so natural sounding, the music just flows. For the other MA3 owners there has been a firmware upgrade so the latest version as of December...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 PM
    That is interesting. I've recently switched to an Aqua stack (La Scala mkII optologic + Linq with HQP modules) using Aqua's I2s connection (which is a must IMHO) from a opticalrendu and USB DAC's (Lampi / Holo). So it's been USB for the last...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread Burn in in General Audio Discussion
    Thank the Lord, no one has a brain like mine. :lol:
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  • No Regrets's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 PM
    Another suggestion for your consideration would be the Wavestream Kinetics Deluxe Reference Level 5.1. It is an all tube design currently using (2 x 12AX7, 4 x 6DJ8); with extremely low noise ( I believe with the external power supply, noise is...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 PM
    Right, the "resolution" is pretty meaningless in and of itself. Hi-res, redbook, dsd etc..It's always about the masters and where it comes from full stop.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    Yeah, they're a nice cable for the price. They're a bit on the lively side, so on some content they can be a bit "assertive" or forward, but for the most part, they were one of my faves, especially for the price. I liked them a lot more than the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    That's consistent with my findings that the most important Ethernet cable is the last one in the "chain". Also the Alpha has the C-mode filter which is important as it reduces common-mode noise; that's a great Ethernet cable.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 PM
    That is a NICE cable.
    68 replies | 3320 view(s)
  • Darrel's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    My most important ethernet cable in the digital end as far as audio impact. Is the Shunyata Alpha ethernet cable that runs from my silent computer to the Rose.
    68 replies | 3320 view(s)
  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    For $50 each (1M) they are definitely a good cable and a no-brainer . Though I don't feel they are the dragon-slayer others (not you) have claimed them to be. I just finished some extensive testing with them today and surprisingly have only...
    68 replies | 3320 view(s)
  • Darrel's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 PM
    I ran across the Supra Cat-8 cables a few years ago. It IMO brought some quieting to my digital end. So, I ended up replacing my basic ethernet cables to computer,TV,GigaFoil, modem, Orbi wifi router coming from the English 8 switch. For a rather...
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  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    That was one of my concerns being that my speakers are 4.0 Ohm and a sensitivity of 86, would I need more power.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    CPP replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    I've had this little beast for a long time while and I alternate it in its position when the cooler weather hits ( LOL) its a little heater in my office area, in the summer even with a AC vent 10 ft above it. Love the smooth sound, bass ,...
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • MaxH13's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    MaxH13 replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Totally agree
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  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Just to change gears a little, how do you like your Xa-30.5? When I decide to upgrade my amp, that's what I was thinking of going to.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • jororaitchev's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Thank you for your evaluation of my work, Mikado463!
    32 replies | 3142 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    CPP replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    I nice sounding dac in a affordable price range. And the Spring 3 KTE is pretty nice as well. A lot of satisfied owners.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • jororaitchev's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Thanks a lot, BobInWI !
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  • jororaitchev's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
    Thanks, JayT !
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 11:56 AM
    CPP replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    A big leap in price for a lot of us.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I don't understand what the point of the above post is beyond showing that audiophiles never agree on anything. Has anyone on AS compared the Nordost ethernet cable to the Supra CAT 8? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts.
    68 replies | 3320 view(s)
  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    The older 2018 iPad I use as the remote/controller for my Rose is kicking the bucket but I didn't want to spend too much on a new iPad. I just scored a brand new last years iPad (wifi / 64gig/10.2" screen) for $269 on Amazon! Best Buy was also...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Mike - feel free to delete this post if it breaks a forum rule. But as I research more ethernet audio, I can across this review on an ethernet cable from a few years ago. The posts in the comments section back and forth between cable skeptics...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    I agree on relying with the ears. I listening to my 3 reference burn in songs in 25 hour increments. I listen at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 and take notes at each stage and do not listen to the gear in-between those time increments. For me I...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Congratulations! Having owned several Lumin components over the years, I can certainly appreciate their innovations, quality, sound and customer support.
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
  • Bones13's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 AM
    Bones13 replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    I also have a Holo Spring DAC (Kitsune level 3), in the system at my office (Bricasti M12 at home). I did upgrade the USB card a few years back, updated connectivity, not a sound change. R2R DAC. These DACs are the top of the heap in this price...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    My apologies, when I saw your reference to the Holo DAC, I thought it was the May KTE, not the Holo Spring DAC. Cheers.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    I love a good integrated amp. Been a fan of them ever since I bought a NAD 3120 back in the 80s. Would love to hear the INT-250 sometime. Or, even the INT-60...
    16 replies | 703 view(s)
  • Bruce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Ha! Sorry Mike--yep double Hernia Buggers had the Mesh Op--still troubling tho--be warned all --I buggered mine struggling with Rockports up 3 flights of stairs Bruce PS: The Speakers --not Shoes:P
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Me, too! Lumin has got it goin' on!
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
  • Andik777's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Congratulations!! For many more years. I am a lover of this great company.
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Firmware 15.2 for all 13 Lumin network player / transport models launched in the past 10 years have been released. This is the 10th year anniversary firmware update for our original model A1 launched in December 2012. LUMIN - Firmware Release...
    3 replies | 295 view(s)
  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    And a quantum leap in price also. Sorry, out of my price range.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • wbt0927's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    Thank you for the response and the connection information. Bill
    5 replies | 284 view(s)
  • wbt0927's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Thank you, Peter. I like the way you explain things. I made the connections as you advised and you're right- the Hegel DAC sounds much better. It's fuller and more musical to my ears. I think I will be adding a REL T/7x (Christmas) so I will be...
    5 replies | 284 view(s)
  • stevebythebay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Seems Bob Harley likes Altairamore than a bit - https://shunyata.com/download/23094/?tmstv=1670353886
    133 replies | 7767 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Yes, we both had a vision to bring better audio to people. We just have our own paths. I am a little over the top in my passion for power. I love thinking about it and trying new things. I read a great book by Ralph Morrison on Grounding and...
    6 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    I'd suggest adding the Lampizator Baltic 3 to your list. I owned one until just recently, and also have had a Holo May KTE on extended loan from a friend here for the last year and a half or so. The person I sold the Baltic 3 to is also VERY happy...
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    I audition the Bryston tomorrow afternoon at Overture.
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    I see that you have the Aqua La Voce S3. I am considering it for my next DAC. How does it compare to the Holo DAC's? Larry
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread DAC Attack in Computer/Digital Audio
    Jack, I would look at DAC's from Aqua. I got to hear the Aqua La Scala at a friends house and in my system when he brought it over. It is a very analog sounding DAC. It actually sounds like my Luxman but much better. Out of the DAC's that...
    15 replies | 748 view(s)
  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    There is no downside to connecting both components to a single TT2. If however, you are using two separate dedicated AC lines for each component, then I would recommend two TT2s. But I think you will be more than happy with a single TT2. (and...
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    The performance ranking is as above for the tower models. The Denali/S v2 is not a tower. It is a shelf mount type. The Denali/S v2 has approximately the same performance as the tower version (Denali 6000/T v2) As I have said in another thread,...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    It's just after burn left and burn right has kicked in. ;).
    55 replies | 2427 view(s)
  • strojo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Lumin X1 into the 1161 feeding Focal Sopra 2
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Shunyata 6000T v2 in Shunyata Research
    Caelin, I am sure some others are as confused as I am. Posting a ranking of performance levels would be helpful. In particular I am wondering where a Denali 6000/S v2 ranks both alone and with a Typhon T2.
    25 replies | 1358 view(s)
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    Mike, for a while now I get the following vBulletin message whenever I sign in. I still get in, but have to sign in every time now. Of course, I do select the "remember me" box. Here's the message: Invalid Redirect URL (http://www.audioshark.org/)
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    Hello Mr Mike.
    Sorry if I said something wrong ,since I'm new to this hobbies.

    Today I auditioned 30.2 with NAT SET monoblock. The voice was so full of body but I still miss some bass and I think it kinda rolled off in high. The equipment separation was good only some albums.

    Then I auditioned Diablo120 with their Mojos(different dealers). I'm amazed with the soundstage, image and how clean they produced them(is that mean they bright?), but instantly I miss the Midrange and full body voice feel of Harbeth and NAT.

    Will Diablo produce better midrange when pair with Harbeth??

    I still waiting to try Luxman next

    Thank You Sir.
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    Hello Mr Mike.

    Thank you very much.
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    Hello Mike.

    Can you help give me some advices?

    I got Harbeth 30.2 anniversary.

    I'm looking for an amplifier PassLabs XA25 is enough?or should I go for bigger gryphon Diablo120 ?
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    Hi Mike,have please one minute for help? Thanks,Milan, Europe,Czech republic
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    Mike,
    Thanks for setting up audioshark! Seems like a very nice and friendly site you have going on here.
    I look forward to many enjoyable conversations!
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    Mike, 12mths ago new mk2 (with copper heatsinks + upgrades) was 30000, the one in pics was 16000. I'd happily ask the world distributor if you wish. I have no financial interest at all in this. Met him 12ths ago in Paris, we got chatting. Lovely man, Italian, prefers speaking English to French even though he lives in Paris. Hah!
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    Hi Mike - thanks for setting up the board. We lived in Sarasota from '88 to '93. Nice place. With 6" of snow last night, I'm envious!
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