A.S.

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  1. I’ve heard them in Nottingham back in 2017 fronted by Kondo valves in total approaching nearly £500,000 and my current speakers at £34k exdemo sound better by a long long way for a fraction.
  2. George 47, I note you have a digital front end from Audionote who believe in no oversampling or filtering whereas DCS which you also own do things a little differently. What are sonic differences between the two approaches through your system?
  3. Between 2015 and 2017, I spent weekends visiting dealers around the UK. I was open-minded to all and everything. Was lucky enough to listen to a wide variety of gear and met so many dealers and personalities. Amongst the equipment I heard were Sonus Faber, Audio Research, Tron, Kondo, Magico, Focal, Naim, Devialet, DCS, Cessaro, Acoustic Plan, McIntosh, Esoteric, TAD, Bosendorfer, Puresound, Belles, Bel Canto... Some stuff cost a few thousand, all the way up to a million. Many different flavours of sound. I’m now unbelievably satisfied and have had the same gear for the last 3 years. Sends a shiver down my spine every week without fail. I feel very lucky indeed. Can’t think of any gear I want to try except perhaps a new CD player because I’m struggling not having physical media but that’s a different tale.
  4. I don’t understand. Why is his response “immature”? Is it immature because you expected this response or because he maintains that transporters unless broken don’t make a difference or because you’re irritated by him not agreeing with you or something else?
  5. Not when I’m ranting.
  6. You surpassed the law of diminishing returns about £10,000 ago. I’ve auditioned expensive to the cheapest of DACs and the difference was subtle and more a difference in flavour. Whether one sounds better or worse is subjective to taste. I’ve also auditioned inexpensive streamers and ones costing as much as a family car and could hear no difference into the same DAC. Sell it and put it down to experience. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, invest it in: powered monitor type speakers, room correction, passive room treatment, well mastered lossless music and a comfortable sofa. All the best in your journey!
  7. After hours of listening, I must agree with the RME engineers from my lay perspective. I’ve auditioned expensive to the cheapest of DACs and the difference was subtle and more a difference in flavour. Whether one sounds better or worse is subjective to taste. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. I’ve also auditioned inexpensive streamers and also ones costing as much as a family car and could here no difference into the same DAC. IMHO, upgrading your streamer would be a big waste of money. If after this, you still worry about RF noise you could simply use Toslink to your DAC but I’ve done the Toslink vs SPDIF coax vs RJ45 digital powerlink connection and could hear no difference. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, invest it in: room correction, passive room treatment, well mastered lossless music and a comfortable sofa. All the best in your journey!
  8. Speakers: Denmark Crossover: Denmark DSP: Denmark DAC: Denmark ADC: Denmark Streamer: Denmark CD transport: Denmark Record player: Denmark Cartridge: Denmark Remote: Denmark OFC copper Cables: Denmark 99.99992% Silver 50-strand cryo cable: Denmark Interconnects: Denmark Power regeneration: Denmark Power conditioner: Denmark Power spur: Denmark Power cables: Denmark Monoblock L: Denmark Monoblock R: Denmark Preamp: Denmark Femtoclock: Denmark Cryogenic treatment: Denmark Cable lifters: Denmark Isolation platforms: Denmark Hifi rack: Denmark Shakti stones: Denmark Greenpen: Denmark Upsampler: Denmark Downsampler: Denmark Network bridge: Denmark Network galvanic isolator: Denmark CAT-12 audiophile grade: Denmark Network switches: Denmark Vinyl cleaner: Denmark Vinyl dryer: Denmark Phono: Denmark Speaker spikes: Denmark Isolation pads for listening chair: Denmark Bespoke Power supplies for each of the above esp. the shakti stones: Denmark Microphonic weights: Denmark English breakfast tea: China Salted butter: China Smoked bacon: China 🤣😎
  9. If I was in the market for speaker cable, I would buy something from a Pro Audio store that is used in studios and recording events. It will be robust, reliable, accurately spec’d and sound as good as anything. Good hunting.