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About Eldarboy

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  • Digital Source 1
    Akurate Exakt DSM
  • Digital Source 2
    ExaKtbox 10 Katalyst
  • DAC
    Sonos Port
  • Pre-Amp
    Shunyata Denali/1 PC
  • Power Amp/s
    2 x A 4200 + AV5105
  • My Speakers
    Linn Akurate 242
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800/Oppo HA-1
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Thanks for all the work to provide such a comprehensive review for us. Are you still planning to sell your car to buy one? πŸ˜‚ After this discussion, I am looking for as large a cardboard box as possible to live in for the next five years so I can afford one.πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜‚πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ•ΊπŸ»
  2. Get ready for the β€œexpectation bias” crowd to try and publicly shame you. The cables do make a difference to the sound. I am glad you have found a nice improvement.πŸ™πŸ‘πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ₯³
  3. I use streaming services as an introduction service to music that I go on to purchase. I think of it as like going into an music shop from the 1960's when there were turntables and headphones set up so you could listen to an album or track before you made your purchase. Via Tidal (that I have more for my partner than me) I have gone on to purchase Melody Gardot's recent release of Sunset in the Blue; from Primephonic, Parker Ramsey's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations performed on Harp. These are the most recent examples of many. One interesting development is that Presto Music Class
  4. Bowers & Wilkins have just released the Pi7 ie buds and they are splendid in every respect. Magnificent sound and great noise cancellation. 🎼🎢🎢🎡🎢🎢😎
  5. You need to update to the latest version of Davaar.
  6. Billz, glad to hear all is back to normal. I did the software updates last week. I use only the NAS for music, so never open multimedia. I keep two copies of all my music files as backup separate from the Qnap. It is a pain adding to each whenever I purchase new music, but should I lose it all, I will be grateful for that extra time spent.πŸ‘πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽΆ
  7. Is this the same kind of expectation bias one experiences whenever one brings new gear into their setup, as you will inevitably experience when you (and therefore others) get a new Klimax level hub?
  8. I would think it will be available for both ADSM and ExaKtboxes. It would likely be the current or slightly refined boards with the Organik DAC. It would be a cash-cow for Linn. Most of us would likely do the upgrade; not as many would out and out purchase an entirely new ADSM. I would guess a two year wait before they might be offered.
  9. Thanks for the thorough review. You have given us all something to dream about as sugarplum faeries dance in our heads.πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™πŸ™
  10. Many years ago, I was in need of an extra input and there was only XLR left on the AKontrol. I had my Linn dealer take a set of RCA Linn black interconnects are replace one end with XLR. No problems. I think I was using it for a cassette tape player I still had.
  11. This must be cable mis-management 🀣😱😱🀣
  12. The destroyed by mastering: so true. I recall wandering into the Grigorian Latelier, a classical music shop in downtown Toronto, many years ago. When I entered, I was enveloped by a voice I recognized and loved, but it sounded fuller, more expansive and alive. The voice was that of Enrico Caruso, and it was coming from a desktop Victrola. I was amazed at how good it sounded: conveyed from thick shellacs by heavy needles that were more like something used to hold a roof in place. The 33rpm remasters of his recordings were missing the top and bottom ends of his voice. It is true that some record
  13. When the enjoyable and the less enjoyable aspects of digital and vinyl are assessed, as well as the physical space to store music and place an LP12 are taken into consideration, the digital avenue wins the day for me. It is only a matter of time for digital reproduction to at least equal that of vinyl, and it is close enough now, that it will be preferable in all aspects of comparison.
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