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    Wadax Reference Dac and Server arrive

    Congratulations Mike. The Wadax sounds like a hell of a pre-retirement and Xmas present! Thanks for sharing your detailed initial impressions and we look forward to hearing more in the future. Speaking for myself, I’m disappointed to hear that the Select sounds a notch below the Wadax, but...
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    Goebel Cables

    Good luck with your evaluation. As you know, there’s never one right or wrong answer and it often comes down to personal taste and synergy with the rest of your system. As I own Gobel speakers, I have that synergy. Please keep us posted on how Gobel stacks up after they’ve been full broken in!
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    Thanks. I’ve heard that the Aurender AES output is excellent. With the MSB Select and ProUSB/ISL module the USB interface is excellent b/c it is clocked by MSB’s internal Femto 33 clock.
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    Thanks! I’m using an Uptone 1.2 LPS with my EtherRegen and an inexpensive outboard clock the manufacturer recommended. Are you using an outboard clock and have you compared the SQ of using CAT8 vs Fiber between your home router/switch and your EtherRegen?
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    JCharvet, Please keep us posted on the impact of the custom umbilical cord post break in. In the meantime, would you mind sharing what hardware you’ve implemented along your signal path between your ISP/Router > N30 > DAC? Not sure if you’re using an audiophile switch and/or a USB reclocker...
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    I’ve only had my N30SA up and running for a few hours (though it’s been powered on for the last 2-3 days while I transferred music to its SSD and waited to receive my MSB ProUSB/ISL modules). I’m blown away. It crushes my prior config where Roon was running on my QNAP server and using MSB’s...
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    Goebel Cables

    I have a full loom of Gobel. As you likely have read, they take 500 hours+ to burn in, so be patient. What I heard a few days In, compared to what I hear now, is much different.
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    Joes’ New System Install

    Got it - thanks. Yes, I’m looking forward to receiving my N30SA. Should be arriving the week after next!
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    Joes’ New System Install

    Hi Audire, Phenomenal system! Nice that you have access to some very good dealers in Florida who’ve helped you demo and curate SOTA hardware that comprise it…just in time for the holidays! Had a quick question for you. I have a N30SA on order which I intend to upgrade to 16TBs of storage to...
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    The new MSB Pro USB interface

    Gds & Armsan, Very interesting approach to eliminate the use of a USB cable all together. It certainly seems like “less cable should be more” but then again had that unequivocally been the case I surmise MSB would have designed the ProUSB module with a male connector to plug directly into an...
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    Equi~Tech vs Torus

    Great to hear, LL21, especially because it would have been a major PITA for me to reconfigure my system to bypass my 12KVA Torus!!!
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    Equi~Tech vs Torus

    Thanks LL21. I’m happy to hear that this has been your experience. My dedicated audio power circuits are running through my Torus All In One system. I was second guessing my set up after hearing from another audiophile that toroidal conditioners weren’t fast enough to supply amps with...
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    Equi~Tech vs Torus

    Hi All, For those who have invested in a large “whole house” wall mounted power conditioner made by Equi=tech or Torus, I’d be curious to know whether you are plugging your power amplifiers into circuits fed by said toroidal power conditioners or if you are bypassing them (as to not restrict...
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    Thanks nonsup. If price were not a factor, for the USB specifically, would you have opted for two Göbels? I’ve heard that the Intona Ultimate is excellent however I’d be curious to hear whether it or the Sablon to your ears is as good as the Gobel?
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    Nonesup, I see that you’re using a combination of network and USB cables, of which two include Göbel. I have Gobel speakers and cables throughout. Was there a reason why you mixed brands? And with regard to your Gobel USB cable how does it sound compares to the other brands? Reason I ask, is...

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