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Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@jc51373  My goodness, settle down. Nothing has “shattered “ I was just acknowledging that nothing will please everyone. What some may find to be absolutely terrific, others, not so much. It happens all the time with  audio components/automobile... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@jc51373  But I am left scratching my head at all the gushing over this DAC, it's just ok not worth $20k by any means.  It seems that you have solved this dilemma. Different audio systems, ears and taste will certainly account for the variatio... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@snopro  It's always good to see a post from you. I'm glad you still have and are enjoying your Horning speakers. Do the S.I.T.-3  and Frankensteins clearly have a sonic advantage in any specific/particular way in direct comparison with each othe... 
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
@bluethinker  Further clarification, my DAC, preamp and mono block amplifiers are all tube components. I use the older generation Sistrum platform/audio points underneath my 300b SET mono blocks. Audio points work beautifully (Sonics) with tube c... 
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
@bluethinker  I initially used the Audio points beneath my DAC, CD transport and tube preamplifier. I was so happy with the sonic results I began using the Live Vibe Apprentice platforms. I have them in use with every component in my audio system... 
What is your experience with LiveVibe Audio Points?
I completely agree with the very positive comments regarding Live Vibe/Audio points products listed above. They improve the sound quality of audio components and speakers if used as intended. In my opinion it's money wisely spent. Charles  
300b lovers
@fthompson251  I understand, retubing 8 300bs can certainly add up. I hope your VAC REN 70/70 finds a wonderful new home. I can also understand the desire to simplify one’s audio system. Charles  
300b lovers
@fthompson251  Is the Coda amplifier replacing your iconic VAC Renaissance 70/70. amplifier? I have no doubt that the Raven preamplifier would work marvelously with either. Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@tonywinga  Thanks very much for posting your listening comparison. I’ll acknowledge that I am not surprised by your outcome. Both mediums have the potential to provide exquisite sound quality and music reproduction. Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  I believe you’ll get more feedback snd interest on WBF and no condescending posts hung up on the cost of your choice of components. Have fun!!! Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  Comparing the Lapizaror Horizon and Aries Cerat Kassandra II is quite interesting and intriguing. This is at What's best forum level!!! 💎 I can not imagine one being less than thrilled with either one of these esteemed DACs. I hope yo... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@tonywinga  It is gratifying to read your update and appreciate how happy you are. It would be very interesting to do a comparison with your vinyl set up and hear how things contrast/differ.🌝  Charles  
Must read/enjoy for 300B.... and all tube lovers
@dhcod  Thanks for providing the link for this very insightful article. Typical high level Thomas Mayer detailed and educational writing. I owned the original first production run of the Elroy 300b tubes. I had 3 pair fail in my SET mono blocks o... 
Aurender N150 vs N200
@saulh  I  agree with the advice that has been offered to you here. Your DAC is a nice unit but I do think it is a step below your excellent ARC REF 5SE preamp/Art Audio SET amp/speakers. If I were in your shoes I would get the Aurender N200 and ... 
Lab12 DAC1 Reference Problem
@oddiofyl The rub is that it sounds soooo good.... I really have no plans to replace it anytime soon. I had a year trade up and knew early on i was keeping it. It’s a small inconvenience in the scheme of life. Agreed! That’s a wise perspectiv...