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DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
No clue about this case, but I have been vacillating between a DCS Vivaldi Apex and other DACs. This action makes it easy; I will never touch a DCS product.  
Upgrade from WIlson Sabrina
Just an idea, but have you considered just placing a thicker GIK trap directly behind your speakers, just on the floor, a couple inches from the wall?  Take two from somewhere else and try it. Leaving a gap between the wall and the trap will allo... 
Balanced vs Unbalanced Digital Cables
@bigwave1   I suspect (but don’t know) that there is no “3db gain” with a balanced connection in the digital domain.  I mean, you’re either saying “1” or “0”, but more forcibly? Not to say the signal might not come in stronger (perhaps 3db more... 
Recommend an MC cartridge
My experience with cartridges is buying them, getting a few expensive clunkers and getting some really nice “cheap” and some expensive good ones.  All just buying based on the same reviews you probably read.  Basically just trading the reviews and... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
FWIW, I am not a boomer and on the younger side of the Gen X cohort.  Iraq and Afghanistan were my wars, if that you age me.  I think I might have been a fetus when my dad was in Vietnam, but would have to check a calendar. I think it a factor o... 
Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
@soix  What are the demographics of the high school where you are going to be demonstrating the system? You need to meet your audience where they are and play music they enjoy.  A specialized high school that studies music vs a typical public in... 
why expensive streamers
I’m not sure the price matters so much as a separate steamer matters and seperates tend to be higher end than integrated.  But as to why a separate streamer:   1.  Tech constantly changes. So it’s a generally better long term proposition to get ... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
@yyzsantabarbara  Very interesting history.  I use FPGA chips (maybe even the same chips; that's how flexible they are) in certain industrial applications related to the oil field. They are great for small scale production because you can use the... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
@yyzsantabarbara  Nagra DACs get PlayBack Designs digital boards. They also do not get the best PBD boards. Those are saved for the cheaper PBD DACs (relative to Nagra). I That wouldn’t surprise me at all.  Although, looking at the specs (on a... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
@blisshifi  Lumin has a slightly more detailed/analytical sound, so you should be looking potentially at more harmonically rich DACs. I am an authorized T+A dealer, so take this with a grain of salt, but if you’re looking at the DCS Vivaldi Apex... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
@oczed  Thank you.  I’m kind of doing the reverse search — finding the DAC that will match of with my Lumin U1x.  I have Tidal and everything all set there and don’t feel like reinventing my playlists outside of the Lumin software. i wonder if t... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui Roon vs Separate Streamers
I currently have a neglected digital side.  I have a Lumin U1X streamer I like very much and (I think) is pretty comparable to other streamers.  I use the DAC on my Esoteric K-03XD (a really nice TEAC transport).  The DAC is nice, equal to most al... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@passthedutchie  No, I can’t say I’ve had that experience on the website before and use it extensively.  Nor would that be consistent with how the typical software works.  It’s possible, if the website is set up such that text is intentionally no... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@passthedutchie  A defective search is unlikely, as it is simply a widget of Google search you put into the website.  It can happen, though.  So you could be correct. What is more common is someone tells the webmaster to have the search to disre... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
Has anyone parsed the Stereophile review of the Tekton Be Moabs? It's interestingly hard to find on the Stereophile website.  If you search for it, the review doesn't come up.  If you look on the "B" listing of equipment -- aside from noticing th...