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Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  I am happy for you. I believe that you Aries Cerat audio system is going to sound spectacular!! Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  I am trading my Lampizator Horizon for trhe Kassandra 2 DAC Congratulstions! If seems as though you are exchanging superb DAC for another superb DAC.  I assume that there is significant synergy having the Kassandra REF 2 in a syste... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@elrod  Dunno but i just mentioned I had a Helene in another thread, and then I got some of the "you fool" chuckles and snickers. I just smiled and kept on listening... keep in mind that some people fixate on the cost of components and the dis... 
Tubes, tone, and old age.
@noromance    Or maybe they prefer tubes over solid state because solid state has distortion that they don’t like. 👍 Tube or transistor distortion. Pick your preferred coloration/flavor. Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@elrod  Don't listen to any of the BS the naysayers may give you  - they've never heard it. Just pity the fool. I have to say naysayers are absent or minimal in number. All comments/feedback that I’ve encountered concerning the Helene DAC has ... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@tonywinga  Congratulations!!! From all I've read or heard via word of mouth the Helene is a superb sounding DAC. thanks for taking time to share your listening impressions. Charles  
Anybody heard the Jadis DA 88 Signature?
@thieliste That’s quite the compliment of the Jadis amplifier compared with the highly esteemed Vitus. I’ve only heard Jadis amplifiers in audio shows but they consistently impressed. Charles  
best cost no object single unit streamer/dac combo you have ever heard?
Hi guys, @audiocanada (OP) has specifically/clearly requested information regarding "one box"  combo components and people are recommending "separate" component alternatives. I do not doubt that the separate component combinations sound terrific ... 
1099- and PayPal
@jond  That said I am against this tax or in favor of leaving the threshold $20K or whatever it was previously.  Yes, that was my thought as well. Just to leave it alone.👍 Charles  
Coincident Line Stage Mk II vs Audio Research ref 10
The Coincident Statement line stage is simply superb sounding. I have not heard the highly regarded ARC REF-10 and have no idea how the two would sonically compare. I hope you can find the opportunity To actually hear the Coincident in your audio ... 
1099- and PayPal
@noromance If the tax system wasn’t such a nightmare of obfuscation and Heath Robinson complexity, it wouldn’t need to be staffed by one tenth of the nation 100% spot on!!! I have the highest regard for @jond but in this instance when is en... 
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
@wharfy  Thanks for the heads-up! Just loaded on my Aurender David I bet Ed Cherry’s trio sounds fantastic through your system .😊 Charles  
Budget Amp for Sonus Faber
@daveyf  Your speakers are more than capable of delineating the differences between amps..and your other upstream gear. If you pair them with a marginal amp/preamp, or a marginal sounding integrated, they will sound like what your upstream gear ... 
Do people tire of audio forums?
@sns In my estimation, Audiogon best audio forum, widest range of interests and information available on interwebs If you factor in all aspects you can make a strong case for this site. I will say however there is much that I appreciate about... 
DACed and Confused here...
@jond  Yes, that’s mine. I thought I had deleted that ad, I sold that beautiful DAC a month ago. The recipient of that Yamamoto absolutely loves it! I am not the least bit surprise by his reaction. It served me splendidly for 14 years. One of my ...