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That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
The two pieces of gear have surprised me were the Computer Audio Design (CAD) GC-1 and Sonore Signature Rendu SE w/Optical Module. I bought a used GC-1, it was so amazing I immediately also bought the used GC-3 that was for sale. I bought a used... 
Denafrips Pontus *15th* ?
Check out the Laiv Harmony DAC review.  The Harmony bested the Terminator Plus and Terminator Plus 12th at half the cost.  It is today's Giant-Slayer that the original Terminator was when it first arrived many years ago.   https://6moons.com/audi... 
Holo May KTE vs. Lampizator Atlantic 3 TRP vs. Mola Mola Tambaqui
@audio_bidder  I did not think it was possible to bypass the pre-amp of the Lampi as it sits between the input selector and the VC. I was unaware that all the outputs are live maybe the impedance drops when both outputs are connected.  This is f... 
Holo May KTE vs. Lampizator Atlantic 3 TRP vs. Mola Mola Tambaqui
@audio_bidder That's what folks do, set the Lampi DAC volume to 0 dB to effectively bypass the internal preamp. On my GG3 , setting the VC to 0dB is 0dB attenuation and maximum output or gain.  This is how I have mine set up and then I set the ... 
Hearing aid question
@signaforce  Thanks you saved me some time and money.  I did not like the feel or the sound of the IEM's vs open ear RIC's.  I suspect there will never be a market for audiophile hearing aids and if a market ever develops it will take many years... 
Denafrips -Bashing Denafrips New 12th anniversary models
And new phones when software updates secretly destroy battery capacity.  Apple Is also on my naughty list.  
Denafrips -Bashing Denafrips New 12th anniversary models
I am no fan of Denafrips.  Their firmware upgrade v3.7 made all the Iris DDC's previously purchased inoperable with the Terminator Plus's.  They strung me along for a while promising to fix the issue but never did.  They expected me to buy a newer... 
DSD coming to Qobuz streaming?
@chilli42  DSD sounds different to me.  Fuller Richer Smoother, I generally prefer it the Hi-Rez PCM.  I also have a tube pre-amp and DAC so maybe that's why.  
Holo May KTE vs. Lampizator Atlantic 3 TRP vs. Mola Mola Tambaqui
@audio_bidder  I have a balanced GG1 w/ VC I recently upgraded to GG3.  It feeds via XLR an Allnic L8000 pre-amp.  I have the GG volume at max and control with the Allnic.  It sounds glorious.  I have had no issues.  Can you describe the problem... 
Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?
Garbage in is Garbage out   
Hearing aid question
I have mild hearing loss and tried the top of the line Phonak behind the ear receiver in canal hearing aids and did not like the tin can sound when listening to music.  I settled for Resound but still don't listen to music with them.  Streaming Bl... 
Small Green Computer - Sonic Transporter i9 (Gen 4) mini review
I recently replaced and UltraRendu for an OpticalModule/Sig Rendu SE and agree it is very very easy to appreciate the benefits. I also use an Antipodes S20 DDC to change the USB out from the Sig Rendu SE to S/PDIF.  
New DAC issues
@zlone Sonore has many products that convert input and output.  They are single purpose.  The UltraRendu converts Ethernet to USB.  The SignatureRendu SE converts Fiber to USB.  ThenOpticalModule converts Ethernet to Fiber.     Sense recognizes t... 
New DAC issues
@zlone Innuos has both USB and Ethernet outputs but not S/PDIF. I have found the Ethernet output to be superior from my Innuos Statement Nextgen.  Using a relatively inexpensive Sonore UltraRendu to convert Ethernet to USB to feed my Lampizator G... 
Great network streamers with only USB outputs
I agree it makes sense to streamline the music chain but my recent experience is different.  From an Innuos Statement to LampizatOr Goldengate3 the direct USB with a FTA Sinope USB is way inferior to Innuos Ethernet > Sonore Opticalmodule >...