Sorry for the late reply. @Kingsrule @sbnx Thank you for your nice comments.
I've been a T + A fan for a long time. I couldn't resist and bought the T + A SDV 3100 HV. The built-in preamplifier gets along perfectly with the T + A M10 monos.
The sparkling clean structure can be seen...
I play the Sonus Faber Amati Futura on T + A M10 Monos. Powerful amplifiers are important for the Amatis because the impedance falls below 3 ohms. See Sonus Faber Amati Futura loudspeaker Measurements from stereophile.
The Amatis go deep down to 18Hz. Too much in my room. I correct it...
The DA2 is a very nice device, which also appeals to me in terms of design. Isn't it the case that, regardless of the source format, everything is converted to 16xDSD / DSD1024?
With my Terminator Plus I will try I2S over RJ45, because USB has its pitfalls. I would also be interested in your...
@nirodha, thank you very much for this beautiful report. Your setup looks very good.
The Furutech FI-50 NCF (R) plugs are quite heavy. In the past I fixed it with a butyl round cord (the shiny layer) on my T+A M10 Amps.
I have ordered the Furutech NCF Booster. The screwing was done quickly...
Yes, I was one of the very first to receive the JCAT USB XE.
Some technical data:
- Emerald OCXO (oven controlled oscillator) ± 0.005 (± 5 ppb) stability
- ASM3142 USB 3.1 host controller
- LT3045 linear regulators and filters eliminate noise interferences from a PC
I think this is a very interesting product, as there is no need to go through a DC-ATX converter. So the ATX Molex sockets can be wired directly.
What PIN quality are the Molex connections made with? For example, I like to use gold-plated PINs. For example
Molex Part Number: 457501212
I found the answer: the spikes are loosely attached with a rubbery sticky substance. Recesses are milled into the floor to ensure an exact position. I replaced the spikes with fis Audio Magic Spacer Z1, which coincidentally fit exactly into the recesses.
The matching part is fis Audio Magic...
... but some costs
... luckily combined with an increase in sound! :D
The JCAT PCIe Cards USB XE & NET Femto are supplied with clean 5V power by the JCAT OPTIMO 3 DUO. That brought a boost more blackness and stage into the sound.
The Denafrips Terminator has been replaced by...
I highly recommend the Furutech FI-50 NCF. I used it to assemble all of my cables with a high power consum.
Even on the GigaWatt Power Line Conditioner PC-2 EVO +, I had the disappointingly bad socket exchanged for the Furutech FI-06 R NCF Rhodium socket. In the picture on the right is the...