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    Neutral power amp recommendations?

    I think indeed the claim that an amplifier is more or less neutral or not (colored) is done by comparisons and therefore highly subjective
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    Neutral power amp recommendations?

    Nagra Classic. Cheaper than CH Precision, probably not in the sale league neither, but neutral according to my experience with it (4-5 years)
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    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I do not own an Extreme. Still I found this thread fascinating. It is like visiting the future :) I am a believer that server/streamer/dac should belong to the same box and have been waiting for this moment to arrive with Taiko before thinking about investing on an Extreme (or Olympus like is...
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    Deeply impressed with the new Hifi Rose RS130 streamer

    How would you describe the difference with and without the external master clock?
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    Deeply impressed with the new Hifi Rose RS130 streamer

    Thank you for sharing. I was thinking about either upgrading the power supply of my DIY server/streamer or go for the Lumin U2. But then no so long ago I paid attention to this brand Rose Audio and thought I have to try it first before taking any decision.
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    i am afraid so, and it is a pity :)
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Any nice speakers that got married with these mythic and wonderful pieces?!
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    May be Devore Oragutan O/96 speakers ??
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    And I also like this one from the video: "ss is bs" !! But wait I still have my solid state amplifier on sale...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Let's not generalize too much around a single listening report. If only someone else would report how much he enjoyed listening to the Kondo-AG system and that would be a draw... And even if not, I tend to think that when you are interested in buying a system at that level of price you will at...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    All it means to me, like always with shows, if a system sounds good then all elements of the system might be worth a trial at home, and if a system sounds bad then... something wrong and this something can be a lot of things: one or some elements themselves are simply bad (it can be of course)...
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    Kondo vs Allnic

    Sounds like a KO in favor of the Kondo... Why bother any further;)
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    This is what makes it difficult to answer to the question behind the title of this thread, you cannot really compare the top products of both brands. Probably there is not a single dealer on the planet selling both brands and if that exists you won’t find the top models of both brands sitting...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    I would have bet my Overture that this thread would turn "political" ;) But this is all good. It reminds me the first time I seriously met with AN UK. It was at a show, I said to the dealer/distributor: "Congrats, it sounds very good". He answered: "Glad that you like it, if you have any...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Wise advice. This is pretty much the way I am doing myself
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    I agree with that. The dealer actually told me that many prefer the OTO to the new Meishu. Only a matter of taste at the end…
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Obviously power limitations and speaker matching are important for bass response regardless of the tubes being used. I would add room acoustic (still not perfect in my case). And I would also add circuit design/transformers quality. From artaudio website : "The only criticism around single ended...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Agree with the comment. Always good to remind that the amp/speakers matching is of the utmost importance. Actually, I am not planning to replace my Overture (pm-2i model) by any other product. I think it is a piece of art. But getting a AN UK amp beside it, why not? And this is very interesting...
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    The OTO SE Silver Signature. I founded the sound rather shy i would say (to my taste of course) but I believe this was because we've listened to the Tonmeister first ;)
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    Audio Note UK vs Audio Japan Sonic Differences

    Just a few weeks back I have listened to the AN UK OTO Silver Signature (with DeVore 0/96 speakers) and not even a single second I have thought it can compete with the Kondo Overture that I own. But during same session I have also listened to the Meishu Tonmeister Silver (around 15k euros) and...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    I had the chance to listen to both models (same system, same time). Actually it is hard to believe they are from the same speaker manufacturer !! One sounded refined, a bit warm yet detailed, and above all very laid back. The other one was also refined and detailed but more neutral, and...
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    XACT S1. The music server you've been waiting for

    Nice system.!! Thanks for sharing your impressions on the server.
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    The best plug in filter ever!

    When I plug in all the components of my system to the power conditioner (Puritan PSM156) I hear noise in the speakers. When I plug the amplifier in his own wall outlet from a separate line the noise decreases drastically. Not sure how much it is linked to the explanation stated by @kennyb123
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    Plixir Statement LPS : I bought this flagship grade LPS just now.

    Thank you for making us discover this new model from Plixir. Probably a silly question but I guess that due to the design of the power supply you cannot request to have 2 different volages (eg 19V for a NUC and 12V for a switch)?
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    QSA LANEDRI Series

    In my system, the QSA Lanedri cables are joining LessLoss (not with Entropic process) and digital cables from Sablon plus some basic but highly selected LAN cables. I am now busy with reshuffling all this in my system. You will notice that both brands I am mentioning here are much cheaper than...
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    QSA LANEDRI Series

    I also had to try the QSA Lanedri cables following the reading of this thread and the possibility of returning back the cables within the 30-day trial period. I must say that the reasons why these cables caught my attention was because 1. I already own some QSA fuses (entry level let’s say) and...

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