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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thank you Emile! One more question, between the following two options which would come closest to the straight USB connection between Extreme and Audio Note DAC: i) Extreme USB -> SRC-DX -> DAC ii) Extreme AES/EBU -> DAC I'm guessing both setup above wouldn't be able to take advantage of the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    What'd be the recommended way to connect Extreme to a DAC that doesn't have a USB input? I'm thinking about Audio Note DAC specifically. Given the lack of USB input, is it always going to be a compromise (either using Extreme with SPDIF or Extreme USB with a USB-to-SPDIF converter) over using...
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    All New Acora Acoustics Loudspeakers VS The World !..

    I listened to SRC-1 last year at Capital Audio Fest. My god! what a sound. Both me and my gf thought it was the best sound of the show (cost no object) along with Joseph Audio Perspective 2 room. I ended up buying the JA Perspective 2 on the spot. I would have gone for SRC-1 if the cost was...
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    Cable Modems

    @Xymox Thank you for sharing your expertise regarding networking device. I’m currently using a Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN-US wireless router. https://mikrotik.com/product/rb4011igs_5hacq2hnd_in what’s your opinion about this router? I’m using sfp from this router to my SoTM switch. A Supra...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Taiko Audio Thank you so much for your helpful feedback. I'll go through your other posts to get a summary of possible improvements the rest of us can play with. Regarding LTSC, the binary is available to download. The problem is license key, which can be found if looked around on ebay or some...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Taiko Audio I also have a question for Emily. Given that no DIY'ers can attain the holy grail set by SGM extreme, is there any tips/tricks you'd like to share with the community that would help us to improve our sound, till we can afford to buy a SGM that is (doesn't hurt to dream)! I...
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    Nat Audio - giant killers?

    I've a open baffle speaker - Pure Audio Project Trio15 Voxativ. I'm going to upgrade to Horn1 soon. My amplifier is PS Audio BHK 250. I'm wondering what kind of preamp would be a good fit for this, specifically for a open baffle speaker.
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    Nat Audio - giant killers?

    Hi bonzo, Thank you for your comment. Can you clarify your statement a bit? Magnetic is not hybrid anymore? According to NAT website, it's still mentioned as hybrid. What is the sweet spot according to Dejan - the Magnetic preamp?
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    Anyone heard the new KR Audio P135 balanced DHT preamp?

    Hi Morricab, Thanks for your feedback! What is the other preamp under 10k that you'd recommend?
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    Anyone heard the new KR Audio P135 balanced DHT preamp?

    Also, how big is the soundstage of P135? Are they suitable for rock music and average quality recording?
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    Anyone heard the new KR Audio P135 balanced DHT preamp?

    Helpful feedback! Thanks Jack! One of the KR Audio dealer in US, asked KR Audio and told me that P135 is truly balanced. So, I'm little confused whether it's balanced/single ended.
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    Anyone heard the new KR Audio P135 balanced DHT preamp?

    There's a glowing review on Positive Feedback. Comparing favorably with NAT Plasma and Einstein "The Tube" MkII preamplifier. But I couldn't find any other review/feedback online. Anyone heard this preamp? I'd like to hear your opinions. I heard it's balanced. But there's only a pair of 45...
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    Nat Audio - giant killers?

    Has anyone heard the NAT Magnetic preamp? How do they sound compare to similarly priced preamps? What is the list price?
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    Thats so generous of you, Al! Going to send you a PM soon
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    Thanks again Quadman! So you think both of the solution will be better than using a Jensen transformer like this one: http://www.probroadcastsupply.com/jensen-pc-2xr-2-ch-iso-max-interface-jen-pc2xr/
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    Thank you Quadman! According to Ric, it works best when the balanced output of the dac has summing circuit. Any idea if that applies to T+A balanced out? Ric also wrote "you might want to try a xlr to rca cable that has an xlr on one end that has just pins one and two connected and leave pin...
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    Appreciate your helpful suggestion! Unfortunately, my incoming preamp (Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S), only has RCA input. So, if I want to keep it in the chain, I've to use RCA throughout i.e. also use the RCA input on my Rogue amp. I don't have a balanced cable lying around right now. Otherwise...
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    My incoming preamp is single ended. My Rogue amp has transformer coupled balanced input but still not truly balanced. According to the report, I should be using balanced output of the T+A dac. Can anyone please suggest the best way to take advantage of the balanced output of the T+A dac when...
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    T+A 1- bit converters in the PDP-3000HV and DAC 8 DSD

    T+A Dac 8 transformed my system. It is one of those rare component that lived up to the hype. Unfortunately, I am selling my entire system due to some financial circumstances. So, my practically brand new T+A Dac 8 is for sale...
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    Sound Galleries SGM 2015

    I have noticed the same thing regarding streaming from Tidal vs lower HiRes. I think when your music server is optimized, the difference diminishes or is it because of the HQP upsampling to DSD 512? Btw, I heard back from T+A, the output impedance is a lowly 22 ohms at all frequencies. Very...
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    Sound Galleries SGM 2015

    Thanks Blue58! Do you turn off the Dac8 when not listening? Is it recommended to turn it on all the time like other SS dac? I sent an email to T+A about output impedance and would update when I hear back. Which power cord are you using with T+A? Do you think good footers made a noticeable...
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    Sound Galleries SGM 2015

    Blue58, Just got my T+A Dac8 DSD. It seems you are using the dac as preamp too. How do you think it performs as a preamp? Do you happen to know it's maximum output impedance using as a preamp?

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