mentt

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  1. That is good news, finally smaller model from 30 series :-)
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    Johnny Darko

    No it is just real life experience. Have second system where difference is not as audible as in my main system(read: more high end and way more expensive)
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    Johnny Darko

    Or they just don’t have real life experience with the gear to back up their claims in their posts
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    Johnny Darko

    General rule is that differences between transports and other gear are more audible in more high end systems than in not so high end systems(read cheaper, but it is not always the case as you can get excellent gear for reasonable price if you take time and search for “bargains”). That can be one explanation why some don’t hear differences. Or they just “now” it is technically impossible so their brain do the rest...
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    Johnny Darko

    You should not believe, you should find out for your self
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    Johnny Darko

    Actually rule is very simple : have real life experience with the gear before you post your opinions on the forums
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    Johnny Darko

    And yet you never had good cable in your system
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    Johnny Darko

    My suggestion: get real life experience, because it is only thing that counts
  9. Mint condition, 8 moths old, excellent sound, will ship from Prague Czech Republic to UK and European Union countries , price 4000 euro includes shipping https://www.passlabs.com/preamplifier/xp-12
  10. mint condition , all accessories, will ship from Prague Czech Republic to UK and European Union countries. Price 300 Euro includes shipping. PayPal fees will be added to the price . Payment also possible via bank transfer to avoid PayPal fees review: https://www.audiostream.com/content/intel-nuc-sonictransporter-tale-two-mini-computers-running-roon-core The sonicTransporter replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc... to provide the premier solution for those wanting more from their home computer audio experience. Unmatched Quality: The sonicTransporter is milled out of a solid block of billet aluminum. The entire case is the heat-sink for the processor. The makes the sonicTransporter fanless and noiseless! With a simple to use web-based interface (no separate keyboard, mouse, or monitor required), the sonicTransporter will have you playing music across your network quickly and easily. The sonicTransporter runs Roon Server, HQPlayer (embedded), Squeezebox Server, Plex Media Server and MinimServer (DLNA server). Attach a USB drive full of music or a NAS and your music will be available to virtually any network player.
  11. One year old, mint condition , all accessories, will ship from Prague Czech Republic to UK and European Union countries. Price 230 Euro includes shipping. PayPal fees will be added to the price . Payment also possible via bank transfer to avoid PayPal fees review https://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/ciunas_isodac_e.html
  12. For sure new models will be more expensive for no real reason
  13. Can’t speak for tdb-2, but I have just sold Spendor D9 as I liked Kralk tdb-6 more ...
  14. In general valve amps are warm sounding. NAD 388 is warm sounding and Teac 501 was warm sounding too. My pass labs xa25 is excellent match for tdb-6, but is bit expensive. My suggestion is that when you will have tdb-6 at home contact some dealers and have couple of amps for home demo. And/or order amps from seller with returning policy and return ones that you don’t like...
  15. TDB-6s have neutral sound signature so if you want warm sound you will need to get warm sounding amp/DAC. Personally I don’t find Yamaha amps warm sounding ...
  16. I am using TDB-6 in 22m2 room with excellent result. Teac AX-501is good match, 25w A amp xa25 from Pass labs is working even better. I think that valve amps will work excellently too.
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    Pre amplification

    Quality of pre amp makes difference, but if you like current pre that you have I would not upgrade. It is not question only of better, but mainly system synergy. Get system synergy right it is not easy so if you have it don’t “repair” something that is not broken ...
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    Streamer Q

    USBRIDGE SIGNATURE PLAYER https://www.allo.com/sparky/usbridge-signature-player.html
  19. I had first version of your Naim streamer and sound from USB drive was better. In my experience Music played from USB SSD disk on all system I have owned was better than music played from NAS. Streaming services over internet sound even worse and it doesn’t matter if they are CD/HD quality or not
  20. TDB6 will do good with Music that you mentioned. Can’t comment on TDB8 as I don’t have read life experience with those. Per Alan TDB8 was voiced more for rock music...I can compare tdb6 with Spendor D9 and the level of performance is surprisingly very close. Yes, different signature, different format(bookshelf vs floorstanders) but when I listen to tdb6 I don’t think I am listening to inferior speakers and I don’t miss D9. Actually I enjoy music more via tdb6. Also can’t comment on your amps. I am using tdb6 with passlabs xa25/xp12, but they worked well with all amps that I have tried(Teac 501 for example)
  21. Any idea when new Kralk models will be on the market? (these days I listen to Kralk tdb-6 more and more and thinking about selling my Spendor D9)
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    Pass Labs int 25

    Per local dealer int-25 is xa25 power amp with integrated pre amp
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    Is HiFI Dead?

    HiFi will be dead soon due to insane prices that most hifi manufactures have nowadays