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    2017 Cable Guide

    With regards to the very important wall (Mains)connection to the distributior (Denali S) for example. The company can still make a Sigma power cord with a C-19 connector that doesn't feature NR characteristics for $2.5k. If this is an accurate description of what you can build please acknowledge...
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    2017 Cable Guide

    I recently viewed the 2017 cable guide and although I didn't see any examples of the Sigma EF power cords, I did see a price but no image on The Cable Company website. Does this product exist or not and is it available to order?
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    DAC direct to Spectral Amps

    Yeah, I'm no electronics engineer thats for sure. Though my material point is that; in this 40th year of the Spectral brand I personally would love to see the team create a truly great SOTA DAC that all user would be proud own and use daily. The company's white board in the past has surely...
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    DAC direct to Spectral Amps

    But that would mean that the DAC would not be SOTA. Just for a moment, imagine, that the consumer of this device is a single source person, just digital. The analog outputs are the same quality as those found on the latest Spectral pre amp. The lastest SHHA modules, the fabulous volume control...
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    DAC direct to Spectral Amps

    Marty, I was thinking about what would Spectral's position be if the company were to ever get around to developing their own SOTA DAC. You know, that every safe guard would be exercised so the amps wouldn't burn up because the design could/would support driving those amps without a pre amp in...
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    Shunyata DENALI

    @ Caelin or Grant, Sa-dono pointed out the difference between the Tv3 with in-series filtering (w/o the Typhon) and the Denali with it's parallel filters. Could you please explain the implications for picking either product for a given system. A well known member here on the forum, who has a...
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    Shunyata Delta PC, coming or not?

    Thanks guys, There is definitely an audition in the near future which I'll be exploring the possibilities for my system. BlueFox you have invested a lot of Sigma cords into your rig. I was wondering about something perhaps you can answer. The retail price of the new Sigma NR's are double...
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    Shunyata Delta PC, coming or not?

    Hello Grant, Simply put, I'd like to know what would be an appropriate choice in power cords for my DAC? I currently have the Berkeley Audio Design, Reference Alpha DAC (RS-1) and as pointed out by other posts in this thread and others threads is that a DAC is not a purely digital...
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    Shunyata Delta PC, coming or not?

    Hello Grant, You wrote in the past that when choosing a power cord from the wall to the conditioner that it doesn't necessarily have to be a Delta, Alpha or Sigma. That your new EF cable should be adequate enough to deliver power to the conditioner so than it can perform it's function. Later...
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    Spectral DMC-30 SV

    @Ack, Would you be so kind to post the DMC 30SV official specification sheet. The one posted on page 3-4 of this thread by Wizard was titled "preliminary." As a WBF senior member you have pretty much led the way on specifics concerning the official word on Spectral products and the...
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    400RS driver board update?

    Right, I recall on the subject of amplifiers, you felt that the role of these output devices are of such great importance that their consideration supercedes our choice in speakers and/or pre-amps. But now, we have the pre calling the shots, as it should. With the amplification system locked in...
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    400RS driver board update?

    Ack, In retrospect, I think this isn't the MkII or SV I've been anticipating but is likely the up tick in performance you wrote about in your late model 30SS S2, like a year before the 30SV became available. In any event, I do believe that should a bonafide successor to the 400RS show up...
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    400RS driver board update?

    Funny you should mention it. It has been close to four years since our beloved 400RS mono blocks have come out. I've been waiting all this time for a MkII to arrive, I suspect this may be it. Also, I noticed that the price just went up $1000.00 from their $14k price on Overture's website. I...
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    Computer audio with AES/EBU

    Hello, I'd check out for a perspective on what's possible with a "media server" plus a great quality DAC and that 5 Volt 110 Ohm, AES-EBU connection which from what I understood is quite important. There are so many considerations when it comes to not just crunching...
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    Although its an owners ultimate responsibility to choose how they want listen thourgh their gear. I find that even dangerous things can be accomplished safely as long as all of the elements are understood and account for; but as you know there are no garranties in life. With respect to...
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    Hello, Coopersark I have a question for you. When you had the Alpha DAC Reference in your system, did you remove your pre-amp from the presentation during the audition? I ask this because Robert Harley remarked in the past that doing so made an improvement in sound quality during his...
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    New Spectral/MIT cables

    I've had this reaccurring thought of late; it's this idea that got stired up about making changes to ones system, in an attempt to push the "envelope". I understand Spectral's motivation in creating the instruments they make. The purpose is: "In the service of the music", and any additional...
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    New Spectral/MIT cables

    Hello mullard88, Forgive me, it was actually MylesABstor on post #35 of this thread.
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    New Spectral/MIT cables

    Okay, @ Ack, my apologies for the opening of the second paragraph of my statement. Indeed, Spectral never made the recommendation to seek better performance with MIT's upper-tier product line. At the time of that writing my mind was reflecting on the comments made by Nirodha post #31...
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    New Spectral/MIT cables

    Hello, This is a interesting developement from Spectral. Two product lines and four new products. One line referred to as the Foundation and the other Reference, and I realize they just came out with this bulletin on the 13th, but most of the discussions on the subject of interfaces...
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    Spectral DMA-400

    Hello all, I just got off the phone this morning with Goodwin's of Boston. They told me that the first batch of DMA-400's are just now being delivered to their new owners. I just wanted to say, I look forward to your comments and impressions regarding what has been greatly anticipated...
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    XLR or RCA

    Hi guys, Oh about a year ago I was speaking with Richard Vandersteen about his model 7 speaker which is very pleasing to listen through especially with vinyl recordings. When I asked about the pairing of his design with that of Spectral's he pointed out for that reason it was not such...
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    Spectral Interviews and Review - need help translating

    Hi Ack, I'm sorry to call you out like this, but you are of course referring to your DMA-400's or what? Fifthteen hours seems like a lot of time to be listening to a translation program.
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    Any better midrange driver than an electostat?

    Probably not, but Vandersteen 7 comes close The three driver array handling high, mid-range, and upper bass frequencies on this particular design has been characterized to be so transparent that it rivals most if not all electrostatics. Throw in an 11 band E.Q. & a 400 watt self contained...
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    I am expecting changes in the Spectral cables

    Hi Ack As you know, I am new to this hobby and of recent I have been entertaining some pretty interesting ideas along the way. I was not aware that Spectral through their website made it known to all interested parties that in the near future they may entertain the idea of replacing...
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    I am expecting changes in the Spectral cables

    Follow up to the question In a pointed conversation I had with Jae the owner/manager of Music Lovers in Berkeley CA this Friday 18 Nov, 2011 @ 10:00 hrs. I asked for followup information on whether Spectral was marketing or soon to market there own designs and stop using M.I.T. to do this for...
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    Spectral SDR 4000 SL

    Hi Ack, Not too many moons ago you were of the opinion that the SDR-4000SL CD Processor was a dead end product in the light of the emergence of the long awaited SDR-5000 DAC. Are you still sticking to your guns or has this experience at Goodwins changed your good opinion of this unit...
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    Should a dealer have a state of the art room to show their state of the art gear?

    Yes they should. It can also be an expensive proposition for the dealer because with very expensive state of the art equipment say like the Wilson Alexandria X-2 series II, the room will more than likely be tailored to that specific piece of equipment strengths and down play whatever its...
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    I am expecting changes in the Spectral cables

    In light of the possibility that Spectral would roll there own cables for use in there system. I just wish Spectral would allow new customers and old if they elected to; for the option to use BNC connections throughout the audio system; that is for unbalanced connections outputs/inputs on CD...
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    Latest Spectral CD "processor" (aka a CD player)

    Hello Herb, Did you have any prior listening experiences with either the SDR-4000 Professional CD Processor or the Berkeley Audio Design, Alpha DAC? Herb I ask this question because those two products run on the SHARC custom software by Analog Devices so there performance at...

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