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  1. audioarcher

    Audiophiles mostly aren’t music fans

    "Audiophiles are in love with sound. Music fans are in love with music. It’s not the same. Not even close. And I am a music fan. Hands down. And proud. for years I’ve had a pair of large advents, a marantz 2240b, a gold ring turntable, and adcom 555. And it’s been great. Maybe cost me...
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    mola mola Tambaqui

    Yes there is. I will try usb out also.
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    mola mola Tambaqui

    Interesting. Seems like the more resolving a system gets the more small things make a difference. I am, and will be using a LPS for the new server. Was hoping to avoid USB. Liked Lynx spidf better. Any experience with optical ethernet isolation?
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    mola mola Tambaqui

    Right now I'm using a fanless win 7 PC with Lynx card outputting spidf. Have a SonicTransporter I9 with roon server ordered so I can try out the ethernet input and Roon. May also try optical isolation in the near future. I am also using an external usb drive. Have you tried the ethernet input...
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    mola mola Tambaqui

    Just picked up a Tambaqui a week ago. It is crazy good! Was using a Schiit Yggy before this. Tambaqui is much quieter. Much clearer window into the sound. Have not directly compared to pricier dac's out there yet, but think it would fair quite well against anything.
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    Schröder LT and SOTA Cartridges

    The Lehmann sounded very similar with MM carts. The Allnic is a nice sounding unit but in the long run I did not care for the SUT's in the Allnic. YMMV.
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    Schröder LT and SOTA Cartridges

    The Master Sig is a version of the Colibri I believe. Have not heard that version of the Colibri yet. I had a old XGP Colibri that I traded in for the Crimson. I liked the Colibri but the records had to be perfect to enjoy it. The Crimson sounds great on everything. It's not quite as fast, but...
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    Schröder LT and SOTA Cartridges

    Hi Ron, I have no experience with Opus 1 or Goldfinger on the the Schroder LT, but can highly recommend the vDH Crimson Stradavarius. I've had the Crimson for 3 months now and love it. Best cartridge I've had in my system.
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    What is the best hammer drill?

    It really depends on what you need the hammer drill for. I tried using my Millwaukee hammer drill to drill holes in concrete to install concrete anchors. It kind of works, but is slow going. Also it only really works for small holes. I ended up buying a Bosch corded roto-hammer, like the one I...
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    Vienna Acoustics The Music

    Heard The Music sound very good at Soundings in Denver during RMAF years ago. Did not seem to be dynamically challenged to me. Heard them with Boulder, and Jeff Rowland electronics. Did not care for the sound when driven by the Boulder amps (2000 series I think), but sounded great with the...
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    ack's system - end of round 1

    Interesting results guys, It's been some time since I tried this on my amps. I'm in a different room now and have some different wires and equipment now. Maybe I will try it again. My amps don't get very hot so I'm not worried about the isodamp melting.
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    ack's system - end of round 1

    I've tried this same thing with Isodamp on my Innersound amps. The fins are much closer together than the picture above. The noise floor was definitely quieter, but it deadened the sound too much. Particularly the high frequencies. If I were designing an amplifier I would weld the end of the...
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    I said I would never buy another Turntable...Argh !!!

    Thanks. Interesting table. Is the belt stretchy or fairly firm like the AF1?
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    I said I would never buy another Turntable...Argh !!!

    Hi Christian. Is that with a stylus in a groove or without?
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    Hard Point Trinia footers---very impressed

    Thanks. They are not really in the budget right now. They do look well made and the technology is interesting though. Guessing they are probably around $1,000 for a set of 4?
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    Hard Point Trinia footers---very impressed

    Hi Mike, After a little searching on Google it looks like this is a Korean company. The name of the company appears to be Hifistay. The website is in Korean for the most part and shows no US distributor yet. Who did you obtain these footers from?
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    Technics brings back the SP10

    I hope you are right Sam. I think that inflation calculator is a little off when it comes to high end audio though.
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    Technics brings back the SP10

    Wonder what it will cost? Also wonder if they improved on the technology any? Bet it will be North of $10k
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    I'm more of a everything in the signal path matters kind of guy. Some people like to argue that since all the power distribution before your house may suck, why sweat the last 6 feet before your system? Because you can control that. I've been meaning to try out some of the more fancy outlets...
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    I'm finding the Yggy is quite sensitive to different power cords. I have a new Furutech GTX-R NCF outlet on the way to replace the PS Audio Powerport I'm using now. Also have an Oyaide R-1 coming as well. Been thinking about getting an Isolation transformer for my source components. Anyone...
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    Schiit Yggdrasil DAC and MQA

    The best DSD recordings I've heard were recorded straight from R2R master tapes. Any mastering was done by analog equipment before the ADC. No digital mastering at all. Not too many recordings out there like that. There are some though.
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    Schiit Yggdrasil DAC and MQA

    Interesting post Al. I've only heard a MQA comparison once at a friends house. I think there was a difference but it was a small one. The DAC was just a low end Meridian though. MQA is not a high priority for me at the moment. Not a big fan of most DSD files either. The only DSD files I have...
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    The Yggy could play MQA files if the software/hardware player can unfold them for it. Not sure if there is anything out there like that yet, but there could be.
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    Hard to say. He is just hinting at what is to come. I'm hoping for a transport of the same quality as the DAC. Time will tell. I2S is just as fragile as BWD, but is being used to go from box to box in some instances.
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    Here you go Al. http://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/the-mike-moffat-2-at-schiit-blog.3507/ It's Mike's blog. The hint's about a transport are around the second to last page. Sounds like he will Use BWD to send the digital signal instead of I2S, which he feels is a superior way...
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    Thanks Al. Good to know about what to expect with break in. It's been playing 24/7 since I received it Monday. Mike Moffat has been hinting about making a CD transport for it on Super Best Audio Friends forum. Hopefully that will happen.
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    Comparison: Schiit Yggdrasil DAC vs. Berkeley Alpha DAC 2

    Just got a Yggy two days ago. This thing is outstanding! Sounded a little rough for the first couple hours but has gotten much better. From all reports it should get even better with more break in. I was fully prepared to send it back if I did not like it, but that is not going to happen.
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    Tour of my optimised USB isolation devices

    Hi John, I tried out your DAC a while back. 2 or 3 years ago, can't remember exactly. It was pretty decent. If you have some of your equipment touring the U.S. I would like to give it a try again. How does your new DAC differ from what I heard before? I also have a Iso Regen coming soon...
  29. audioarcher

    Schroder LT magnesium arm tube upgrade!

    Nice! I heard the original Thales arm at a show as well. I don't remember what cartridge it was using but remember it sounding very good. At the time I wanted one but it would not fit on my turntable due to it's design. It needed to be mounted very close to the platter which is a no go for the...
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    Schroder LT magnesium arm tube upgrade!

    Hi XV-1, The Thales Simplicity II is an interesting arm. I heard the first version at RMAF years ago. The sound was good. I would like to hear the newest version though. You have quite the collection of turntables. Which table is the Simplicity II on?

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