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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The reclocker is additive and never has done any harm to any digital source I have put in front of it. However, maybe someone here with an Extreme has tried with and without the reclocker? It is not a guarantee of better sound. I think it depends on the digital source in front of it. Maybe...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The D1 Direct could be an option. Vincent does offer trial. It is made specifically for those that want a simpler setup.
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    Waversa Wcore, WRouter, Streamer

    rau, So glad you were able to purchase the Waversa Wcore and Wrouter to try, and is great to see another from the USA get a chance to experience these. I am still just enamored by the sound I am getting from these products.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Mike, I apologize in advance if this has been covered already. Regarding the PCIe drives, what would you say the improvement is from? The PCIe drives themselves, or that the files are now local to the Extreme, or both? Thanks very much Paul
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    Waversa Wcore, WRouter, Streamer

    Will you be using ROON for playback? If so, it has to be somewhere. Otherwise, it is all network connected, then USB or SPDIF to your DAC from the WRouter or the Waversa Streamer endpoint. The WRouter has the Renderer built in, so if you just get the WRouter, you will not need the separate...
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    Waversa Wcore, WRouter, Streamer

    I think they should be given the opportunity. Good ears made them, this I am sure. I don't wish to put them in a price performance type of thing, because the Wcore and WRouter are rather costly. They are a quality product for a price, of which I think is totally worth it.
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    Waversa Wcore, WRouter, Streamer

    I would like to shout out to John Ketcham, of Kevalin Audio and his line of Waversa products. Frankly, these products should be taken very seriously, and they don't get allot of talk on this side of the pond. They really should. John exposed me to them by force darn near, and I am glad he did...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Emile, I admire your achievements and I like your "dreams". I too would love to only stream music and have the best sound. For me and my system, file based is superior by a good margin. I have tried everything on the hardware side to make streaming as good as possible, and have brick-walled...
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    ZL Technologies by KS Park of Allnic Audio

    blackpolice, I am a happy user of the ZL speaker cables, and can say with no reservation, these are very special cables. Trying many different speaker cables in my system only ever made small differences, give, take, that sort of thing. Once I installed the ZL cables, my system opened up in ways...
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    What have you heard BEST of the BEST Systems do that GOOD/ VERY GOOD Systems Don't?

    The best systems transcend the bad aspects of even poor and compressed recordings allowing you to separate the garbage from the mix while listening. They also separate vinyl noise or tape hiss from the recording so you don't even notice the noise. You can seemingly just push it to the side and...
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    Does Offset change sound quality?

    I have not had time yet to pick these apart all the way, but I find frame 2 to be the best of the bunch on my system. It has longer decay, more impact, more weight, more body, strings ring better, and her moaning throughout is more obvious. Very fluid and emotional. This last aspect especially...
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    Best music software?

    IMO, Networked Endpoint is a very excellent option. Everything seems to matter though, in front of my endpoint. Treat all links right though, and it becomes very good. Mine runs Linux, but is customized playback software. Opposite of thin, but I cannot say that the ultimate endgame in sonics...
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    The first Totaldac D1-Twelve Mk2 DAC in Hong Kong

    Nice. It just keeps on getting better, and better, and better the longer it is on.

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