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    Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

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    Great review. The D-1/G-01 combo is awesome! I would love to slide those babies into my rack.
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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Great review. The D-1/G-01 combo is awesome! I would love to slide those babies into my rack.
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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I love it when you talk dirty.
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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    When not using an external clock, when D1 are connected via ESLINK, will one behave as a master clock and the other slave? And if using a P1, would you connect the clock out of a D1 to the P1?

    I'm contemplating life without a clock....perhaps buy a P1 at closeout pricing now, and D1X in a few months time. Just wondering how that combination would sync without an external clock. I'd be selling a N-01/G-02X to make the financials for the upgrade more sensible. Dealers have (or mine has) local market pricing on the new models now and I have a quote (meaning the new models should be available very soon).

    And following on from that. If I was to buy a Cybershaft clock with a single output, connecting it to the clock IN of a D1X then all 3 units (P1 + 2 x D1X) would be sync'd to that clock (i.e. no benefit in buying the Cybershaft with three 10MHz outputs).

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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    When not using an external clock, when D1 are connected via ESLINK, will one behave as a master clock and the other slave? And if using a P1, would you connect the clock out of a D1 to the P1?

    I'm contemplating life without a clock....perhaps buy a P1 at closeout pricing now, and D1X in a few months time. Just wondering how that combination would sync without an external clock. I'd be selling a N-01/G-02X to make the financials for the upgrade more sensible. Dealers have (or mine has) local market pricing on the new models now and I have a quote (meaning the new models should be available very soon).

    And following on from that. If I was to buy a Cybershaft clock with a single output, connecting it to the clock IN of a D1X then all 3 units (P1 + 2 x D1X) would be sync'd to that clock (i.e. no benefit in buying the Cybershaft with three 10MHz outputs).
    Check out the review by Howard Kneller on Ultra Audio of the Stanford Research PERF10 clock. AS is not yet letting me post links. The review may be helpful to you.

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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    My Grandioso P1 arrived today. It does DSD over AES/EBU to N-01. Nice. A long night awaits.

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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    Congrats Brodric, it’s a beautiful transport, enjoy!

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    Re: Review of Esoteric Grandioso P1/D1/G-01 stack from UltraAudio.com...

    Thanks. My first thought is, how can P1X be any better?