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  1. joaovieira

    Tidal Audio Speakers cables

    Schnerzinger cables are represented by Michael Schwab, the owner of Zellaton speakers in Germany. His presentations on the high end show in Munich has always Zellaton, SS amps and Schnerzinger cables. But you are right, if one can listen first and then decide is the ideal way to select. I just...
  2. joaovieira

    Tidal Audio Speakers cables

    Hi Kenc, some years ago I had two Organic IC. And tested an Argento speaker cable, the entry level. None really impressed me. At the time I had Tidal Piano Cera Speakers and Audiopax electronics. The Synergistic Research Apex Tesla, silver cables, made a difference and I had them for some years...
  3. joaovieira

    Recently arrived - Audiopax Model 5 preamp

    I had the Model 5 with the M88 monoblocks. Great combination, just changed for the new L50 pre amplifier and the M100 monos. Audiopax sound is so natural and I don’t think about changing it.
  4. joaovieira

    Aqua Formula - new upgrade, retrofittable!

    Great! I would like to hear about it. I couldn’t make the xHD upgrade because of Customs issues, but I got the analog board and it made a nice upgrade for me.
  5. joaovieira

    Curious Evolved USB cable

    I think it would be an upgrade for you. Curious Evolved is a very musical cable.
  6. joaovieira

    Sablon USB cable - 2020 model

    I wish I lived closer to have a chance to listen.
  7. joaovieira

    Curious Evolved USB cable

    I got it. An upgrade compared to the regular curious usb cable. Not a huge difference, but one can note a better definition, more clear sound, more fluid and more 3D. it worths the upgrade IMHO. I would like to try the new Sablon and compare.
  8. joaovieira

    Most Respected Amplifier Designers

    Eduardo de Lima - Audiopax
  9. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    When I owned a Sonore Optical Rendu a LPS made a huge difference on SQ. And the circuits are completed separated. The sound was flat and no bass. When I put the LPS it got so much better. of course nothing close to what I have now, the SGM.
  10. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    That is what I lerned from people on Audiopax when a new product is developed. Many trial end error before the new piece is released. But lots of projects and engineering design too. And a presence in the company of someone who has the experience and the pacience to try and try is an asset...
  11. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Extreme runs JPlay as well and Roon.
  12. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Emile, what is the biggest diference: the switch or a Daiza under SGM and dac?
  13. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I second that. Great article.
  14. joaovieira

    Tidal Audio Speakers cables

    Vienna, I use a German cable with my Tidal Contrivas. Schnerzinger cables. I also use the same brand interconnects.
  15. joaovieira

    Brazilian 2ch room

    Thanks, Vienna!
  16. joaovieira

    Brazilian 2ch room

    There was an update on the source. SGM arrived.
  17. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I would like to share the recent change I made in my path to get the best sound I can afford coming from my stereo system. Since computer audio started to have different solutions, I was using Caps4 computer connected directly to my dac, years ago. Than I moved to streaming and rendering gear...
  18. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    I have a stock of cheaper KT88 Gold Lion. I would never use my EAT KT 88 set. Very expensive for that role.
  19. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    I had no option. Had to use tube gear to burn in.
  20. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    Congratulations, Vienna! Beautiful and great speakers. Now, as Audiocrack said, put it to play at least 500h to achieve their best. Don’t give them too much toe in is my experience with my G2.
  21. joaovieira

    SET amp owners thread

    Pictures, please!
  22. joaovieira

    Brazilian 2ch room

    Vienna, I had the Piano when I had a much smaller room (14m2) in my old house. The Contriva would be too much for it. Now I have more space, and the comparison is not fair. Contriva G2 is in a different level compared to the Piano.
  23. joaovieira

    Brazilian 2ch room

    I didn’t remember I had this Gallery here. Will post a picture of my room now.
  24. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks. Any SQ reasons? I never tryed JPlay, have used Hqplayer for long time.
  25. joaovieira

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Extreme uses what software to play?
  26. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    It seems to let you choose the bass curve. If you don’t use it (I don’t) you let the maximum bass. If you close it there will be less bass. That is what I remember. There is also a switch on the back that you can use to regulate the highs. Like a normal, increased or decreased curve or highs.
  27. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    Vienna, there are 4 biding posts so you can choose if you want to bi-amp it. Jörn will probably ask you how it’s going to be. If single amp, just use the two superior biding posts. He will make the connection inside before shipping it.
  28. joaovieira

    Contriva G2

    Great speakers, Vienna! O love my G2. Give them 500h of break in and be happy forever.

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