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    LampizatOr Baltic 3

    Have you tried the USB from K50 to B3 and found AES/EBU to sound superior ?
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    LampizatOr Baltic 3

    what are folks using as a source to feed the B3 ? Did anyone experiment with different inputs other than USB ? I have a Matrix Audio X-SPDIF2 laying around and tried the other inputs just to see how it sounds. Apart from the usual bandwidth limitations on SPDIF/AES-EBU/Toslink, I was...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Very interested in your opinion on the Linlai tubes. Pls post them when you have some time on it. Where did you buy the Linlai tubes from ? There are many Chinese retailers who sells them at lower price than Linlai and would declare lower value to avoid customs. Linlai also has the Elite series...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I am looking forward to upgrade the 805 pair in LM 805IA Integrated. Curious what are folks using ? Is anybody aware of the red plating issue with the ACME 805 tubes ?
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Ok, cool. Any particular 5R4GY recommendation ? B3 sounds very nice. I actually upgraded from Amber3 which I consider a bargain at its price point. The B3 takes the A3 to the next higher level - everything is just more. I am still playing around with some NOS stash, especially with the Sylvania...
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    @highstream what Supratek preamp are you using with the TRP ? I am eager to order the Cabaret dual from Mick but there is some pretty long wait time at the moment. On a different note, does the 5R4GY recti work on all Lampi DAC ? I recently got a Baltic3 and wondering if it would work ? Anybody...
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    Yeah, I looked into the details in the Polad website after posting. The Baltic3 doesn't seem to offer Volume control even as an option. The good part is its a balanced design by default and ability to roll tubes, among other improvements. Apparently it looks like there is now an Altantic 2 TRP...
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    What is the difference between Amber3 and Baltic 3 ? I don't even see Baltic listed in the Lampizator NA website https://www.lampizator.com/ I currently have an Amber3 and have been contemplating an upgrade. There are other DACs I am looking at along with the Atlantic TRP. Now the Baltic is...
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    EMIA Elmaformer (volume control) review

    Icon audio is cheaper by quiet some. Anybody know the difference between Emia and Icon ? Which one will you be ordering ICON 2 or ICON 4 ?
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    EMIA Elmaformer (volume control) review

    @CKKeung thanks for the info. I am familiar with Bent Audio moving to OEM work solely. His DIY kits were great when he had them. Many expensive pre uses dave slagle autofomers inside, one example http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/aurorasound2/1.html Icon preamp seems another choice for the...
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    EMIA Elmaformer (volume control) review

    Hey folks, I am in the market for passive preamp and wondering if somebody has compared the Emia to others, like the Wyred4Sound STP-SE or the Hattor/Khozmo ? How is the Emia remote autoformer different from the well regarded Bent Audio tap-x avc-1 pre ?
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    Cable Modems

    No, I am not saying or claiming anything here. Many (including @romaz) is of the opinion that improving the network in general (irrespective of them being in the audio path or not) may effect the SQ for good or bad. I believe its worth trying it out as its a minor investment compared to $10k...
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    Cable Modems

    Yes, I will eventually try it. The Orbi is the wireless router which connects the control plane of Roon and my whole home wireless network. I am using the Edgerouter as a layer-2 switch only. Yes, that's correct, except the control packets from/to Roon will go over the Orbi which is...
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    Cable Modems

    I was running wifi all along and recently changed to wired connection to great effect. Removing the wifi card from the streamer/NUC gave a great boost to SQ. I don't use Tidal/Quboz, hence nothing streamed from internet but I do stream from a NAS. My network is as follows Cable ---> Arris...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I got the eR only couple of days back and there are some connectivity issues I am currently facing - I am sure its minor, so not able to concentrate much on the SQ and able to compare A vs B side. I have read some liked the A side better than B, so that would be very interesting comparison for...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It isn't clear from the post but in my case the ARRIS is (indirectly) connected to the streamer using fiber, something like this ARRIS ---> Orbi Wireless ---> EdgeRouter X SFP...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks Roy. will give ldovr a try.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @romaz, I am using the EdgeRouter X SFP for the past 5 yrs and find it to be a great addition. Due to being POE capable, the power supply it comes with is ground shunted. I tried powering it with a JS-2 but didn't notice much improvement. Not sure if the improvements is because of SR-7 or not...

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