azwill

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Esoteric K03XD
While I do believe eventually the K-05XD will be upgraded to SE model, others do not believe that will be happening near term.   It came out later in the K-XD line, and reportedly already has the Master Sound Discrete Clock which is part of the SE... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
I have the Mola Mola Makua with installed DAC (Tambaqui).  My opinion in my system is the DAC presentation does not have a bright nor aggressive top end.  I have found that cabling, including power cords, IC's, and ethernet cables do have some inf... 
New Luxman DA-06 doesnt sound so great. Will it get better?
It continually surprises me how much difference of opinion people can have over same pieces of audio equipment.   I have had a number of DACs.   One of them I still have is the Luxman DA-06.   It has not been active in my chain for some time, but ... 
Surge Protectors
I, too, had an EP2000 installed around 15  years ago.  I also added a plug-in fixed cord unit, EP2450, in audio rack for additional noise abatement from internal home sources.  My area had been experiencing power interruption with new housing and ... 
Is it still worth buying a Lumin x1 in 2023?
Congratulations and happy listening!      
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
Thank you and congratulations on your soon to arrive new DAC.  
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
@waltersalas, I may have missed it, but saw in this thread you were evaluating USB cables.  Did you come to a decision on the Muon USB?  I would be interested in your USB evaluation conclusions.   Thanks in advance    
Is it still worth buying a Lumin x1 in 2023?
I anticipate you will receive additional DAC suggestions not on your list plus suggestions to change other components in your system.   I have an X1 plus other DACs--unnecessary extravagance I know.  I have not owned nor listened to the other DACs... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@verdantaudio, Christiaan Punter at hifi-advice.com very recently did highly favorable reviews on Playback Designs MPS-X and then later on MPD-6.  I have been a fan of his review style.  The MPD-6 in his review had the Steam-X2 option installed. ... 
Lumin X1 and Upgraded DC umbilical cord for power supply.
ozzy, It has been over 2-1/2 years since I purchased the EVP's and only a week separated getting shipment of them in for X1 and then power supply.   Your comment makes me think I should check on the X1 power supply with and without the EVP's unde... 
Lumin X1 and Upgraded DC umbilical cord for power supply.
I have been using AV RoomService felt EVP (Equipment Vibration Protectors) under my Lumin X1 and also under the X1 power supply in lieu of the standard feet.  I use them under the body of both, not under the existing feet.  
What happened to those dreaded 1099 forms we were going to receive from Paypal?
I had received an email from PayPal in later September, 2022 that I would be receiving a 1099-K early in 2023.  However, in checking my PayPal account under Tax Documents,  it showed "Your account is not eligible for any tax documents in 2022."  T... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@lordmelton, I do own a K50 and does not require user driver downloads.   Software updating is managed by Antipodes.  Antipodes sends updates overnight via network to units that are left On, and if unit is turned Off, will receive updates when le... 
DACs that do well without a preamp
LUMIN X1 utilizing Leedh Processing going direct to amp is very, very good.   I also have a Mola Mola Makua preamp with DAC.   In initial testing, I slightly preferred to utilize the Makua preamp volume control vs the Leedh Processing user optiona... 
Are There Roon Ready I2S Streamers?
I believe the K50 list did increase to $17,500.  The Antipodes K22, however, also has I2S output and list price for it is $9,000.  If interested in Antipodes, you could also consider the S Series, which are separates as opposed to all in one box f...