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    SME IV Cadenza Black
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    Project Phono Box RS
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    Aurender N100H
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    Chord Hugo TT
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    Luxman L-509X
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    PMC Fact 12 Sig
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    Oppo PM-3
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  1. The Cyrus CD XT Signature is a lovely sounding transport. I only sold mine because I gave up on the silver discs. I think they finally cracked the reliability issues with this model but don't quote me on it. Sound was "neutral" but not bright via optical to my Hugo TT.
  2. "Double Negative"? Wonderful album. Dread to think how many records were sent back because of that intro.
  3. Ooh, do let us know! I hope he hasn't tagged which is which.
  4. Auralic’s Lightening app is one of the best.
  5. You could change the Auralic to an Innuos Zen Mini Mk III and connect that to your Benchmark DAC. Easy CD ripping too. Innuos streamers can be used as a Roon Core. In fact I think they may have an exclusivity deal in that regard.
  6. What's going on is that you're discovering that digital transports sound different. Never fear, someone will be along in a minute to tell you you're wrong and they should sound the same as long as they're "bit perfect". There's no reason why it would sound better, it's the same resolution as the CD. Don't get hung up on high res. It's all down to the quality of the mastering. If you're into your classical or jazz then there will be a couple of gems to discover I'm sure, but otherwise don't expect a high res remaster to sound better than an old CD.It most likely has more dynamic range compression for starters. See if you can get a home demo of a better streamer. Something with inbuilt storage, a good app and better sound quality than the SBT.
  7. Going to a concert and measuring the dynamic range is peak audiophile.
  8. Oh of course, my mistake.
  9. Never mind, this was the thread... You're not using powerline adapters then?
  10. I'm feeling a sense of deja vu here. Did you bring this up in another thread and I suggested removing your homeplugs?
  11. Agreed. Zero hum from my 509X and we have quite high voltage here. There's something else going on that for some reason the Luxman is the first to pick up on, either that or it has a fault. A mains regenerator will give you a steady 230V but they're not recommended for amplifiers.
  12. We’ve had the debate/argument many times over. I’m hoping this remains a thread discussing people’s personal experience with trying different cables, that’s all.
  13. Uh oh, naughty word. Post go bye byes.
  14. For anyone itching to reply to this thread with the same old tropes - "did you compare unsighted", "here's some measurements to prove you're hearing things", "it's all 1's and 0's"... I'll save you some time. The OP (and the rest of us) have heard it all before, so you have to ask yourself, why are you bothering? Because it's not for anyone's benefit other than your own sense of self-satisfaction. I remain a skeptic but I wouldn't pass judgement without trying it for myself. I wouldn't personally spend hundreds of pounds on a USB cable but if someone else wishes to, it's their money and good luck to them.
  15. Why? And if so, who is? Darko and Guttenberg are reviewers expressing opinions, McGowan is an engineer. Granted, as a salesperson there's arguably an agenda, but his experience would make him more of an "expert" than most. At least tell us why he's wrong.