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3 choices for power amp
I've owned the Benchmark and currently own the Atma-Sphere Class D.   I personally think they sound pretty different.    I found the AHB2 to be extremely clean sounding, very solid bass, and highly resolving.   It had a super black background and... 
Back to the DAC
I've owned both the Yggy LIM and M3 and liked both. ~$3500 for the M3 with streamer and remote is a great price!   If you don't need the integrated streamer and volume control the LIM was a nice sounding DAC to me for ~$2K but I thought it lacked ... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@mikepowellaudio, are you not an AGD dealer?   Assuming so, maybe you should at least drop that disclaimer in your post before you enter a competitor's thread and dump on the product.  I'm also not getting the point of your not so subtle jab 'If ... 
Linear Power supply for a Weiss dac 204?
I purchased a Keces P3 and it makes a nice improvement on the 205 in my system.  It is a dual output LPS and I use the other output on my NUC running Roon ROCK and that difference was maybe more noticeable to me than the change with the DAC.  
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
I read about this earlier in the week on ASR in the following thread https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/legal-fund-for-reviewers-erin.53577/ which is discussing creating a legal fund for the reviewer; very sad...  
Handling Heavy Amps
@jfrmusic, I purchased the 4B3 and AHB2 while I owned the 250.8 so I could directly compare them with the big Pass amp.   I ended up slightly preferring Pass amp over the other two, but it was really just pros/cons of each and ultimately with my s... 
Handling Heavy Amps
@jfrmusic, if you end up listening to Pass and if you like what you hear, then also try to listen to the AtmaSphere Class D monos (~13 pounds each).   Over the last 5+ years I've owned the X250.8, XA30.8, 4B3, AHB2, and now own the Class D monos, ... 
Quite a few Bricasti M21 DACs for sale cheap
The reason there's so many for sale is because people are finding out that the Wyred4sound 10th anniversary DAC for $4,500 is much better than the bricasti, I was on their site and they're also out of the silver version only the black version lef... 
Meitner Ma3 Streaming vs Aurender
When I owned my MA3, I used its Ethernet Roon streamer and compared it with my Bricasti M5 using AES, and I slightly preferred the sound quality of the AES input with Roon.   It was close and I doubt I would have purchased a dedicated streamer if ... 
Volti does it again!
I guess, in theory, he could have a "generic" tour model...but then again, how are people going to feel about eating two way shipping costs of $500+ if they don't like them....let alone all the finger pointing that could very well occur when a 11... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@verdantaudio, were you using the stock power supply with the 204 or something else?   I have the 205 and just purchased a Keces LPS for it and thought it was a nice improvement in dynamics and maybe it offered a little more fullness/mass to the p... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I purchased Magico S1s (out of state) without ever hearing any Magico speakers.  Hindsight it was not the smartest decision.  I liked them but never loved them and sold them 3 years later.   I don't regret owning them, it is the loosing some $$ on... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Does anyone know the damping factor for this amp?  I don't see it listed, but do see 200 listed for the no-8.    I had a Pass X250.8 and XA-30.8 (both listed at 150) and really liked them but didn't find either as good as a few other amps I've own... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Buy mass market gear and it will get you about 50% there. Seeking quantity over quality go for the $300 turntables and hit the used record stores. Your raspberry NUC streamer and an $800 DAC with Amazon music should get you the same sound quality... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I have not tried converting to fiber.  I trust many members who report a a negative impact  I also strive to avoid additional power supplies associated with the fiber conversion. I feel a good switch resolves the noise. @fastfreight, there are ...