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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    Quite reasonable… Michael made the point that these two components gave equally convincing performances but in different ways.
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    The SW1X DAC III SPX - Please Listen

    A Sony SCD-1 CD player is used as a transport to feed the DAC. The SPDIF Cable is a PranaWire Nirvana. The Transport and DAC are both sitting on prototype PranaWire Dantien Footers. Thanks.
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    The SW1X DAC III SPX - Please Listen

    I invite forum members to come hear what is going on with this equipment. If you happen to be in the S.F. Bay Area please get in touch. I think you find it to be a unique experience.
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    The SW1X DAC III SPX - Please Listen

    SW1X DAC III SPX - Come Together, Brian Bromberg Headphones are best. You will hear the room sound. Thanks.
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    The SW1X DAC III SPX - Please Listen

    SW1X DAC III SPX This is the unit that was sent to the Pacific Audio Fest and recorded this evening after its return. If you were there, you may know that it did not end up being played in our room due to an interaction with another piece of equipment that may itself have been damaged. Rest...
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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    Try this little ditty.... Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd Headphones, Loud How we doin' on the bass?
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    Listen to the latest version of the SW1X PRE III

    Here is the newest PRE III Special (just received) with LPU III Balanced Phono. It was made using an iPhone 6 and a Shure MV88 microphone. You will hear the sound of the room. Best heard with headphones. Electrified - Yello Let me know your thoughts.
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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    Electrified Yello SW1X Pre III Special and SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage. The very one Fremer reviewed. Please listen loud with headphones. Weak bass?
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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    Thank you. All credit to Slawa Roschkow.
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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    "....the colors were somewhat muted and the three-dimensionality less exuberant..with noticeably less air..." He is describing the things the P1 and X1combo does less well. However, even if we reduce it to just this - "an equally convincing picture", one would have to admit that that is quite...
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    New! See Michael Fremer's Review of the SW1X LPU III Balanced Phono Stage

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/analog-corner-324-phono-cartridge-standards-sw1x-lpu-iii-balanced-phono-preamplifier-sumiko Please note the things he says the LPU III Balanced does better than his CH Precision P1 and X1 combo, which is 4 times the cost!
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    Photos of the SW1X DAC V

    That DAC V is the equivalent of what is now a DAC V Special with Pure Silver wound signal output transformers.
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    Photos of the SW1X DAC V

    Here's another view of a different DAC V. The digital portion is on the lower board. I haven't found photos of it alone.
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    Photos of the SW1X DAC V

    If you enlarge the second photo you can see that the board looks to be about 1/2” thick, which is quite substantial. The way the edge is in shadow makes it appear thinner than it actually is.. The lacquer will treat for vibrations.

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