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    What's the best nas server? Innuos or Melco???

    I have a Melco N1ZS which I preferred to an innuos statement. sound is better, at least to my ears. Having a built in drive is good, but it’s super easy to connect a usb drive and rip a cd.
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    Melco HA-N1Z / 2EX-H50 Digital Music Server - Owner Review (Part1)

    Thanks for the great write-up which échos my own experience with adding a Melco to my integrated CD player. In my case I added a Melco N1Z S - 40 to my Vitus SCD mk 2. l listened to the N1Z H in parallel, but the S version was just plain better in All the areas you describe. I also listen to...
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    I eventually bought a Tara Labs Master Evolution usb cable, rather than the shunyata omega. very big jump in sound - everything better. I don’t listen to my CD transport any more and I’m thinking of changing my DAC to a Vitus Masterpiece 3.. im having the Ethernet hard wired to my music room as...
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    I’m using a Koetsu coralstone diamond and or a Urushi vermillion with really excellent results, couldn’t be happier. i also upgraded the phonocable from the blue Glanz to a Stealth Helios - amazing i had toyed with changing my other arm, Brinkmann 12.1, but right now with my Etsuro Bordeaux...
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    After trying a number of options (innuos/aurender/Melco) and not being fully convinced that a server was better then the transport in my Vitus scd-2 (Philips pro), I finally pulled the trigger on a new version Melco N1Z-ES-S40, 6 months old… what I’d found listening to the various products...
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    Koetsu

    Hi Ron, only topic with a diamond cantilever is that they are very fragile - one of my cats managed to knock my arm while playing - good bye cantilever, hello large bill.... on a sound front you loose nothing and gain a lot as others have commented....
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    Koetsu

    Hi Wayne, Generally, your right in your conclusion, but with the Vermillion on the Glanz/Helios I listen to this also in preference to the 12.1/Bordeaux. but this can also be lazyness on my part.. when it’s autumn, I’ll changing things over and see what I prefer. One caviat regarding the...
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    Koetsu

    Re koetsu vs my Bordeaux, to be honest I have changed too many variables - different arms, and different phono cables with my new brinkmann balance. what I can say is that the Glanz/coralstone diamond/ stealth helios is by far the best combination - by far my go to for best sound serious...
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    Koetsu

    Here are my Urushi Vermillion and a new Coral stone diamond .... very nice and defiantly not lifeless..... i use mine in a 12 inch Glanz with a stealth Helios phono cable (the most amazing improvement upgrade - like changing a phone stage to a much higher level). simon
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    Thanks for that… no love for Melco on this site? really appreciate feedback on these three servers?
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    Are Transports Obsolete?

    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll use the transport of my Vitus SCD -2 which is very similar to the MP-T201, via SPDIF… Let’s see how it sounds when my MP-D201 arrives Thanks simon
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    Are Transports Obsolete?

    Interested in the Vitus MpT201 as I’ve just purchased a MP DAC and can find a used T201 or a DSC Vivaldi transport…. how do you find the t201 and has it been updated as it’s a bit hard to follow vitus upgrade history?? Thanks
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    Dears, I’m in need of some guidance. I have purchased a new DAC - Vitus Masterpiece which I hope to take delivery this summer. But I’m unsure how to feed it - I was thinking of buying a transport - DCS/Esoteric level and to just listen to CDs of which I have some 000’s and am generally happy -...
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    Best SPDIF cable recommendations

    Any thoughts or guidance?
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    Best SPDIF cable recommendations

    Dears, I’m going to add a external DAC a to my Vitus SCD and to use it as a transport for a while. But to connect the two I need to use SPDIF - rca. As I don’t have such a cable, and no experience with digital cable, I was looking for some advice? you’ll see from my signature that I’ve got...

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