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    StreamFidelitys Setup

    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...
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    Sonus Faber Reference Series - Best preamp/amp/integrated options

    The measurements and filters are created with Acourate. The filters in WAV 384kHz/64bit format are stored in HQPlayer. Alternatively, Roon could be used, but the HQPlayer sounds a lot better.
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    Sonus Faber Reference Series - Best preamp/amp/integrated options

    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...
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    Upgrade from PS Audio Directstream SR to EMM Labs DA2 v2...but downgrade from I2S to USB?

    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...
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    Furutech Pure Power 6E NCF

    @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...
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    Jcat Femto vs Jcat XE Xtreme Edition USB cards: Twice the Performance at Twice the Price?

    Yes, I was one of the very first to receive the JCAT USB XE. The Technology 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 Compared to...
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    JCAT - power supplies and other products

    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 Mini-Fit...
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    @alvin1118 , thank you very much. And you sell very good audio equipment. :)
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    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...
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    StreamFidelitys Setup

    Minor changes ... 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...
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    In the Rhodium living room

    Congratulations on this beautiful setup. Very few have the space to place the TIDAL Agoria.
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    The Sound of Analog, the Sound of Digital

    Why do you prefer analog?
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    Furutech NCF AC Plugs: Gold vs Rhodium Reviewed!

    I don't want to adorn myself with this feathers. ;) Fis Audio did the soldering for me. With a very special solder (it's a trade secret):
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    Furutech NCF AC Plugs: Gold vs Rhodium Reviewed!

    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...
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    @Blake Thanks for the video. I finally found the Denafrips manual page. For me, the LED at the clock output was on. I learned that it increases the SQ (Sound Quality) if all inputs or outputs that are not needed are deactivated. Fewer electrical signals improve the noise and conserve the...
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    Thanks all I really tried hard to find the clock out switch and even did something men never do: read the instruction manual. :cool: Where can I read that? Are the feet just glued on?
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    I did it again. :D And bought the new Terminator Plus. I was able to trade in the previous Terminator at the dealer. The TP is played from the fanless fis Audio PC below with the HQPlayer and the high-precision DSD modulator ASDM7EC / DSD 256. That sounds very good. But I have the feeling...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Yes the RCA have gray glass. Mine are from the 50s. The tubes are only measured and not heard. Everything is not a problem. Of course I get a replacement.
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Today I finally got around to trying out the NOS (New Old Stock) tubes. A detailed measurement report was enclosed with each pair (only part of it can be seen in the picture). Even if I don't understand the measured values, I interpret information such as 113% above the target value as...
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    Bass problem with my Avalon Ascendant

    My congratulations on these beautiful speakers. Basically, it's a problem with room acoustics that everyone has. The suggestions mentioned are all correct, but if in doubt they can only reduce the problem but not solve it properly. I use an electronic correction with Acourate for this. The...
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    The [coffee snobs'] espresso thread

    Thank you. Everyone who visits me in Berlin gets the cappuccino. :)
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    The [coffee snobs'] espresso thread

    My favorite beans called Martella Coffee Maximum Class Espresso come from a small Roman roaster (Italy). Nice crema
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    Effectiveness of Short Run of Fiber Optic Cable.

    The fiber optic cable should usually be at least 2m long. But you can't say that in general. If the transmitter couples light into the fiber at -20 dBm and the weakest signal that the receiver can still recognize must have a power of -30 dBm, the difference between the two values is 10 dB. This...
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Thank you for this and the the answers. In the T + A instruction manual there is nothing about the tube assignment. The chief developer said that the left tube is the most stressed. The left and right are the sound-relevant tubes. I will try NOS later. Today came the delivery of Tube Amp...
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    Streamer-Music server choice

    I do not know if this is useful, but there are interesting things to read about what to look for in the Audio PC. ;) DIY Project High Performance Audio PC with high quality wiring Building a DIY Music Server
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    Shootout of Nos 6sn7 tubes

    Thanks for the many useful tips. I read the thread completely, but I didn't understand everything as a newbie. I have only been dealing with tubes since my T + A M10 monos. Tung-Sol 6SN7 are installed. T + A says: The tubes on the right and left have the strongest sound. A top manufacturing...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    These are two different things. Saving in RAM is about separating the music files from the network noise. The music is played from the fast working memory. Buffer is about fetching the largest possible data packets on a slow network to avoid dropouts. In my experience, however, a large buffer...
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    StreamFidelitys Setup

    Thank all for the nice comments. The curtains are open during the day because I love to look into nature. The more intensive listening to music takes place in the evening. With the curtains closed, the timbres increase.
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    State-of-the-Art Digital

    I agree that the DAC is important. For example, I don't like HQPlayer on DACs that have an ESS chip. Perhaps it is because the ESS filters cannot be bypassed. In contrast, I have had very good experience with R2R DACs. For example Holo Audio Spring DAC or Denafrips Terminator DAC. T + A even...

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