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    What's the best nas server? Innuos or Melco???

    I have a Melco N1ZS which I preferred to an innuos statement. sound is better, at least to my ears. Having a built in drive is good, but it’s super easy to connect a usb drive and rip a cd.
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    Melco HA-N1Z / 2EX-H50 Digital Music Server - Owner Review (Part1)

    Thanks for the great write-up which échos my own experience with adding a Melco to my integrated CD player. In my case I added a Melco N1Z S - 40 to my Vitus SCD mk 2. l listened to the N1Z H in parallel, but the S version was just plain better in All the areas you describe. I also listen to...
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    I eventually bought a Tara Labs Master Evolution usb cable, rather than the shunyata omega. very big jump in sound - everything better. I don’t listen to my CD transport any more and I’m thinking of changing my DAC to a Vitus Masterpiece 3.. im having the Ethernet hard wired to my music room as...
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    I’m using a Koetsu coralstone diamond and or a Urushi vermillion with really excellent results, couldn’t be happier. i also upgraded the phonocable from the blue Glanz to a Stealth Helios - amazing i had toyed with changing my other arm, Brinkmann 12.1, but right now with my Etsuro Bordeaux...
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    After trying a number of options (innuos/aurender/Melco) and not being fully convinced that a server was better then the transport in my Vitus scd-2 (Philips pro), I finally pulled the trigger on a new version Melco N1Z-ES-S40, 6 months old… what I’d found listening to the various products...
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    Koetsu

    Hi Ron, only topic with a diamond cantilever is that they are very fragile - one of my cats managed to knock my arm while playing - good bye cantilever, hello large bill.... on a sound front you loose nothing and gain a lot as others have commented....
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    Koetsu

    Hi Wayne, Generally, your right in your conclusion, but with the Vermillion on the Glanz/Helios I listen to this also in preference to the 12.1/Bordeaux. but this can also be lazyness on my part.. when it’s autumn, I’ll changing things over and see what I prefer. One caviat regarding the...
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    Koetsu

    Re koetsu vs my Bordeaux, to be honest I have changed too many variables - different arms, and different phono cables with my new brinkmann balance. what I can say is that the Glanz/coralstone diamond/ stealth helios is by far the best combination - by far my go to for best sound serious...
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    Koetsu

    Here are my Urushi Vermillion and a new Coral stone diamond .... very nice and defiantly not lifeless..... i use mine in a 12 inch Glanz with a stealth Helios phono cable (the most amazing improvement upgrade - like changing a phone stage to a much higher level). simon
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    Thanks for that… no love for Melco on this site? really appreciate feedback on these three servers?
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    Are Transports Obsolete?

    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll use the transport of my Vitus SCD -2 which is very similar to the MP-T201, via SPDIF… Let’s see how it sounds when my MP-D201 arrives Thanks simon
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    Are Transports Obsolete?

    Interested in the Vitus MpT201 as I’ve just purchased a MP DAC and can find a used T201 or a DSC Vivaldi transport…. how do you find the t201 and has it been updated as it’s a bit hard to follow vitus upgrade history?? Thanks
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    New to music servers - Melco N1zs vs the rest…

    Dears, I’m in need of some guidance. I have purchased a new DAC - Vitus Masterpiece which I hope to take delivery this summer. But I’m unsure how to feed it - I was thinking of buying a transport - DCS/Esoteric level and to just listen to CDs of which I have some 000’s and am generally happy -...
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    Best SPDIF cable recommendations

    Any thoughts or guidance?
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    Best SPDIF cable recommendations

    Dears, I’m going to add a external DAC a to my Vitus SCD and to use it as a transport for a while. But to connect the two I need to use SPDIF - rca. As I don’t have such a cable, and no experience with digital cable, I was looking for some advice? you’ll see from my signature that I’ve got...
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    Comparison of some Cartridges in the 4k segment, MKII : Etsuro, Hana, Benz, Allnic, Kiseki, Phasemation

    Hi Shakti, Great thread. I was interested in your comments about the Etsuro cobolt Vs the Bordeaux, and the fact that you find the cobolt the more balanced in the creation of voices - could you expand on this? similarly, if be interested in your thoughts of the Bordeaux Vs the Gold? By the...
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    Managed to fix my overhang issue: now I have a new toy to play with set up is not as easy as I’d hope - a Koetsu Diamond cantilever should come with a new pair of eyes
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    Enjoying my new turntable, and excitingly waiting the arrival of my Coralstone Diamond in a few weeks. In anticipation of the above, and as it rained all day here yesterday, I checked the set-up of my two arms/cartridges with the Acoustical Systems Smart Tractor. Brinkmann/Esturo in the 12.1...
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    Brinkmann owners

    Thanks for your comment. the reference I make between combinations of arm/cartridge are firstly Glanz/Koetsu compared to Acutus/SME/cartridge and the comparison 12.1/Etsuro is compared to Glanz/Koetsu. so I don’t find either leaner than Acutus/SME, rather the 12.1/Etsuro is leaner or perhaps...
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    Brinkmann owners

    Ive had the Avid for a while after I got back to records after more than 20 years! coupled with an sme IV and then V, with either koetsu vermillion or esturo bordeaux. it was a bit of a revelation when I first listened to it vs my then Wadia s7i cdp. At the time I had it with virus Sia and...
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    Interconnects - Ansuz?

    I saw that also. Looks cheap, but the model has been superseded. Huge depreciation....but the DTC would make a huge improvement between the wall and the Mainz8.
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    Interconnects - Ansuz?

    C2 is much better than A2. I only changed my Ansuz interconnects as I made a big upgrade of my system with Tidal:- Piano G2, Prisma, Impulse and changed my interconnects to Tara Labs Muse. I could easily have stayed with the Ansuz. good luck
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    Brinkmann owners

    Finally took delivery of my Balance with two arms - 12.1 with Esturo Bordeaux and Glanz HM-125S with Koetsu Urushi Vermillion. so far very pleased. Big improvement Vs my Avid: resolution, bass, lower surface noise, bigger and deeper soundscape. running in the Glanz arm cable, but good so far...
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    Interconnects - Ansuz?

    I had C2 in my system - both XLR Zane RCA. Replaced Furutech Flex and Cardas Clear Beyond. In my system this was a big improvement, not as big as the power cables, but very positive - more detail, bass and extended highs. Not bright or fatiguing with my then Vitus, Sonas Faber System that needed...
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    I’m hoping that the Glanz will work well with the Koetsu stone body as I’ve just ordered a Coralstone diamond to use with it
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    Anyone got any experience of the Glanz MH-124S tonearm?

    Finally took delivery of my Brinkmann Balance with Glanz MH-124S together with Brinkmann 12.1. Glanz playing with my Koetsu vermillion is a revelation - tight full bass, airy open highs and the wonderful midrange....: with more resolution and lower surface noise. still breaking in the Glanz...
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    Ansuz A2 vs C2

    I have C2 (distribution box) and Mainz cables from the distribution box to the equipment. I swapped the cable from the wall to the distribution box from a C2 to a D2 and this was a substantial improvement. depending on which dealer your using, you should be able to get a home demo if you are...
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    In search of the best rca cable

    Good luck with your system building - as said by a previous poster, the Ansuz power cords are really good, but they whole range is very expensive... fantastic looking room by the way...
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    In search of the best rca cable

    I have also had Ansuz. C2 speaker and Interconnects (RCA/CLR) as well power - Mainz8 c2 and D2 and C2 cables. they replaced Cardas clear beyond power and Furutech flux series.... I was very pleased with the Ansuz.and fully invested as they are seriously expensive... but when I changed my loud...
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    What turntables do you use? Pictures would be nice as well :-)

    Avid Acutus SP with SME V and Esturo Bordeaux

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