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    Stereophile Recommended Components: 2019 Fall Edition

    Stereophile's "Recommended Components" feature is 55 years old. It is older than me. I read it time to time to remember what is out there, see if I miss something new/old and never use it as a guide to buy components. I respect it even for the fact that some people are carrying this feature...
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    Emm labs DA2 v2 upgrade

    I would never accept a situation where I have to change cables everytime I change sources in my system. I change sources (CD and Streaming) sometimes up to 7-8 times in a single weekend. If Emm is recommending Optilink for best results for NS1, this is a serious problem for most Emm Transport...
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    Emm labs DA2 v2 upgrade

    That's not good. But can't you connect the NS1 to the DAC with AES/EBU? That also allows HD resolutions.
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    Something new is coming from Magico...

    I was expecting this rack to be 1 billion dollars. 42K USD is nothing compared to 1 billion dollars.
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    Audiophiles mostly aren’t music fans

    I am also a music lover first and then an audiophile. I never listen to demo albums that has great sound but no real musical content. My system plays 95% of my music archive great. I am amazed every time. Every time. Maybe you just didn't have the chance to try the equipment that really speaks...
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    Chinese "Odin" cables

    You are all right. I knew it wrong then. Have a nice week guys.
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    Chinese "Odin" cables

    Yes, I actually believe what I posted. And no, this is not a theory of mine. This issue came up in a Tag Heuer Q&A with a company representative. It was his own words that counterfeit helped them reach younger generations because having a watch on a wrist is not a necessesity in 21st century but...
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    Chinese "Odin" cables

    Counterfeit products rarely have negative effect on the original. The original benefits most of the time from the imitation market. No Rolex, Odin, Mercedes customer actually buys the fake product. Only people who can not and will not afford the original buys the counterfeit. Surprisingly...
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    Can one find realism in box speakers that cost less than $150K after experiencing dynamics of horns and horn-type speakers?

    We all ask different questions but we try to find the only answer. That’s impossible. After 20 years of Focal, Magico, Wilson journey Diesis was a revelation for me. The case was not that Diesis was just a bit better. Diesis was something else entirely. It was the answer for the question I...
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    Can one find realism in box speakers that cost less than $150K after experiencing dynamics of horns and horn-type speakers?

    Dear Steve. I just asked Guiseppe and he answered (yes he always answers) "all the inductors air-core with very low resistance and are made specifically for Diesis ... Also the capacitors are made to our specifications, we have had years of experience with all the best manufacturers (including...
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    Can one find realism in box speakers that cost less than $150K after experiencing dynamics of horns and horn-type speakers?

    Hi my friend. I didn't have opportunity to compare Roma with Caput Mundi but I am sure the DNA is the same. Roma is just an upgrade. But Roma Triode! That is something else. But, I can easily live with Caput Mundi for years. Due to the nature (horn & open baffle) the speaker is sensitive to...
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    Can one find realism in box speakers that cost less than $150K after experiencing dynamics of horns and horn-type speakers?

    Steve, I hear you my friend. :) After the honeymoon is over I am sure there will be some upgrade attempts (with permission from Guiseppe) if I can't upgrade directly to the Roma Triode model. The Triode model is the holy grail for me at the moment.
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    Can one find realism in box speakers that cost less than $150K after experiencing dynamics of horns and horn-type speakers?

    Dear forum members, What I wrote below are my personal thoughts. They are not facts. I am not an authority on the subject. I am not as experienced in hifi as most of you. Please read it under these conditions. For the last 20 years I purchased and used lots of speakers. The most memorable...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    I downloaded Mosaic. It does around %50 of what Roon does but if you are a sort of person who exactly know your music and what you are playing Mosaic is enough for you. It is not as pretty as Roon but it does its job flawlessly. But if you are like me, using Roon to discover new music all the...
  15. dCS Rossini Player/DAC + Clock + Remote 220-240V (but conversion is possible)

    dCS Rossini Player/DAC + Clock + Remote 220-240V (but conversion is possible)

    Units are in mint condition. They are both indistinguishable from new. Not a single, tiniest mark on them. The boxes and everything that comes in boxes are complete (Foams, manuals, accessories etc.). Purchased new. I will also give the very expensive optional “dSC Premium Remote Control” with...
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    Lampizator CD Transport question

    Thank you very much for all answers. They were very helpful.
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    Lampizator CD Transport question

    Thank you Bonzo. So I can play SACD CDs through a SACD transport and Golden Gate process this am I right? Also my other question was about Room + Tidal. Can I connect my Synology NAS with an ethernet cable to Lampizator DACs? I don't see ethernet inputs on pictures but who knows.
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    Lampizator CD Transport question

    Dear forum members. I tried the search function but couldn't find an answer. Do Lampizator owners only use music servers as transport? I am still a CD/SACD person. I also have a Room setup but this is my second choice. My question is: 1) Can you use a CD/SACD transport with a Golden Gate...
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    Barclay Digital - the biggest scam of the 90s ?

    I have a music studio with 3 control rooms and 4 recording rooms for God’s sake. we just spent 40K for 3 Neumann tube condenser mikes for vocals. We invested more than a million for that studio. Yes, high quality electronics are expensive. No, they are not as expensive as consumer products...
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    Barclay Digital - the biggest scam of the 90s ?

    In a blindfolded test I can successfully name each of the DACs below 1.000 times in a 1.000 tries. I am talking about 100% success. They sound so so so so different its like driving a Porsche, a Ferrari and a Toyota. If you can tell between these cars you can tell between these DACs. Because...
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    Barclay Digital - the biggest scam of the 90s ?

    Me: Let me buy this shiny power cord. -Western Civilization is destroyed- Me: That escalated quickly.
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    Barclay Digital - the biggest scam of the 90s ?

    Just calm down. Relax. This hobby is fun. Enjoy it just like we do.
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    Barclay Digital - the biggest scam of the 90s ?

    What are you talking about? Why are you wasting your time in this forum? Why do you care? Why why why...
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    Air Force Zero unveiling on March 16

    It looks like a caricature of a turntable.
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    Steve Jobs would fire swaths of people at Apple if he were still around

    He would surely be if he lived 1.000-2.000 years ago. Now we have more sense and knowledge and call him just an odd genius.
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    Steve Jobs would fire swaths of people at Apple if he were still around

    He had God complex for sure. His official biography by Walter Isaacson is a great book to understand who the man is. He didn't eat. He managed to live only by drinking vegetable juice and fruit juice (possible reason for his cancer) and rarely a sushi. He literally cried during meetings when he...
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    Steve Jobs would fire swaths of people at Apple if he were still around

    Henry Ford's once said: 'If I'd asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, “A faster horse!”' Jobs' take on the matter is: "People don't know what they want until you show it to them. That's why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the...
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    Paul McGowan Prefers Digital

    Very good point made. I do not own an analog source but I am always delighted when I hear my friends' systems with analog sources. But the real question will be for me, which sounds "generally" better "when set up correctly" with a budget from 3K to 20K USD? But I believe majority of this forum...
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    Steve Jobs would fire swaths of people at Apple if he were still around

    Hi, 99% of iPhone users never use dongles so Steve Jobs would be mad only for selling dongles. He was always the fearless one. He never put USB port on his mobile devices including iPad which made everybody mad. He removed CD Drives from laptops and desktops when CD was still the popular...

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