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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    This is a very fair point. If the only difference between USB cables is the quantity and type of noise they let through, then you would be correct. However, I suspect there are other differences that...
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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    Iíve been working for years to get the USB cable out of my system because I honestly thought they didnít sound very good. USB was never designed to be a high fidelity digital audio connection.
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    Re: Why Do I Own This?

    Hi Mike,

    How is the functionality of the TAS interface compared to Roon?

    Ken
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    Re: Could you survive with streaming music only?

    Not all that rare for me. It would be very frustrating when this occurs.

    Ken
  5. Thread: Aurender N30

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    Re: Aurender N30

    There should be zero benefit from an upgraded power cord on the W20 or W20SE as it runs entirely on battery power except when itís charging. Use the stock cord that comes with the unit. The money...
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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    The Shunyata Omega Ethernet Cable (1.5 Meters) is $2,500 MSRP. I wouldnít expect a USB cable of the same length to be much more.

    Ken
  7. Thread: Aurender N30

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    Re: Aurender N30

    Based on the Ownerís Manual photos, it looks like the power supply, SSD or HDD storage and readout screen are in the top chassis and the clocking and digital output modules are in the bottom chassis....
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    Re: Aurender N30

    Iím doing well, Andy. How are you?

    Ken
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    Re: Aurender N30

    Maybe Mike will know.

    Ken
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    Aurender N30

    The Aurender N30 looks like a nice component. Hereís a link to the ownerís manual, complete with pictures.

    Ken

    Manual – N30 | Aurender - The Future of Sound
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    Re: Suncoast Audio - New Website Launched

    Hi Mike,

    The new website is terrific. Itís amazing how many different speakers, amps, etc. that you sell. I could spend all day in there. Itís a happy place! :D

    Ken
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    Re: What "Other" Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

    Iím always impressed with the sheer size of those locomotive pistons.

    Ken
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    Re: What "Other" Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

    I took some sailing lessons before COVID and I hope to resume them in the Spring. Looking forward to some terrific Nordic Skiing this coming Winter.

    Ken
  14. Re: Oswalds Mill Audio. How a $300K speaker is made

    I think I may go into the high-end speaker business. Alpinist Audio, it has a nice ring to it. But hopefully my speakers donít! :D

    Ken
  15. Re: Major impact expected: AudioNet Heisenbergs approaching

    Hi Kuoppis

    When are the amps expected to arrive?

    Ken
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    Classical Gas - Gabriella Quevedo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxILf_PQeCc
  17. Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Yes, I saw this article last week when it came out. Good thing Esoteric has migrated away from the AKM DACs. Excellent timing on their part.

    Ken
  18. Thread: MSB Select II

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    Re: MSB Select II

    Hi King,

    I have used DSD Optimized ever since Vince from MSB did a demonstration at Axpona, flipping back and forth between the two on the Select DAC. The Optimized Mode appeared to have more...
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    Re: MSB Select II

    Thanks Daniel for your detailed response!

    Ken
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    Re: MSB Select II

    I guess this is possible. Weíll see how Daniel at MSB responds.

    From the DCS Website:

    FAQ: What is DoP (DSD over PCM)?

    The original idea for DoP was invented by dCS in 2011. It involves...
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    Re: MSB Select II

    Hi King,

    Hope you are well. Care to elaborate on this?

    The Select User Manual says the optimized mode is the DSD decimation done using a special method developed by MSB. I looked this up and...
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    Re: MSB Select II

    Hi Adam,

    The DSD Optimized Mode converts from DSD to PCM.

    Ken
  23. Thread: Zellaton

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    Re: Zellaton

    That is what I love about Vandy 7ís too and exactly why I purchased them.

    Ken
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    Comfortably Numb Unplugged

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi8nF6GaEfI
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    Re: Esoteric Grandioso K1X

    I would rather spend the money on the Esoteric Grandioso PS1 than on the Grandioso G1 Master Clock, which basically alters the sonic signature. It looks like a no brainer to me.

    Ken
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