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    Antipodes Audio - OLADRA G4 Music Server Upgrade Review

    Thanks Chris for your feedback. I have a Select DAC but I don’t have the Digital Director. I was just wondering how the ProUSB/ProISL connection would sound compared to for example AES/EBu or coaxial cable.
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    Antipodes Audio - OLADRA G4 Music Server Upgrade Review

    Has anyone tried the Oladra with MSB DACs? If so, did you use the ProUSB/ProIsL connection or other connections? Any feedback is appreciated.
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    New mid-price streamers in 2023 : Lumin, Innuos, Rockna Wavelight, Audiobyte SuperHub ... etc

    I demo'ed the Rockna wavedream net streamer and was pleasantly surprised by its SQ. rich and organic but still has good details. It was connected via proUSB/proISL or SPDIF to a MSB Select DAC. Any feedback from Rockna streamer users?
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    Waversa WSmartHub

    Thank you. The article recommends 100Mb/s. Do you know what is the difference between 100 Mb/s full and 100Mb/s half? The setting has also auto and Off. the owners manual sadly does not say anything. My Smarthub3.0 is connected to EXT Reference Plus.
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    Waversa WSmartHub

    Hi all, I just got a Smarthub 3.0 and have a question about the LAN port speed settings. There are 100M half and full, 1000M full, auto, and off. I tried 1000M and it makes the streaming sound a bit dull. I tried 100M half and it sounds brighter and more resolved. 100M half is what my dealer...
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    Waversa EXT Reference and Reference PLUS

    I am getting the Waversa hub3 network switch and the EXT Ref. They are to connect to my network streamer. What is the recommended placement? Does the switch come before or after the EXT Ref? Thanks for any suggestions.
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    I have home demo’ed the K50 for a few days which had been upgraded to latest generation. Not sure what the upgrade entailed. I used USB to connect it with my MSB Select via a proUSB/proISL module and had no problem. I do think the K50 is on the warm sounding side.
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    Aurender N30 - To stay competitive in 2021

    Hi all, I don’t know which thread to post my question. Pardon me. Has anyone compared the N30 with the Antipodes Oldra? They cost about the same.
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    Transparent Audio: Gen 6 Announcement

    May I ask why don’t try Opus? the price can be obscene.
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    New reference

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    New reference

    It is being launched in an audio show in China.
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    Transparent Audio: Gen 6 Announcement

    Four months in, I am liking my Transparent XL signal and speaker cables. They do not give me more treble or bass compared to my previous cables, and initially sounded a bit recessed in the highs. After a while though they somehow sound more natural and with a rich tonality which is very...
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    Rockport Lyra

    I would like to share that I received my Lyra today. They replaced the Cygnus which I used for almost 8 years. The Lyra’s are not big but so heavy that four piano movers huffed and buffed getting them into my apartment and set them up. The dealer also sent 4 guys to help with positioning. Lots...
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    I have not heard the MSL platinum and don't know how is it different from the MSL gold which I owned for several years on a SME arm. I found that combo also polite and warm vs a Davinci arm and cartridge prior. The tonearms and turntables and cablings all affect the outcome I suppose.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Hi SOS, what is it you didn’t like MSL platinum on Safir?
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Thank you and you have a wonderful system.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Hi Thekong, you appear quite pleased with the EMT on Safir. Could you share what’s that you like about it compared to other cartridges you heard? Also, could you share what’s your set up like? Thanks
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Has anyone tried Audio Technica MC2022 with Safir?
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Thank you. I appreciate Safir users share what cartridges have worked well in their experience with this arm.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Hi thekong, how much did you load the cartridge, if you still recall?
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    agreed.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    I would add there is a degree of thinness to the sound. OTOH, Safir + Etsuro has the best resolution, soundstaging, and airiness i have ever heard. very exquisite.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Not hard. Just more of everything in the high frequencies such that it sounds a bit off balance.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Oh no .. I sold my MSL gold when I changed my SME arm to Safir and fitted an Etsuro gold. Have been thinking of trying a MSL platinum on the Safir
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Maybe the cartridge isn’t a good match. Just guessing.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    The arm and cartridge are about 4 months old and so more than 100 hours of playing.
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    I may be wrong but it is my guess that highly detailed cartridges may be too much of a good thing with the Kondo-wired SAFIR. My SAFIR is fitted with a diamond cantilever Etsuro. The balance is a bit off.

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