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Comparing Chord Qutest Dac with the Built in Dac in Lumin T3 Streamer
I have not compared T3 to Qutest but have compared the T2. This is not a fair comparison. Tonally similar. The T2 sounded much bigger than the Qutest in terms of image height and width. Qutest has the edge in terms of depth and the T2 had a small ... 
Linear Power supply for a Weiss dac 204?
You know they make a matching LPS.  I have no idea if it is in the same price range as the ones you mention but it is quite good.    
Playback Designs MPD6 or Bricasti M21?
Couple notes as a dealer of both brands - the M21 "Network Card" can be used as a streamer the same way as the PBD Stream X module can.  StreamX is a $3K option on the MPD-6.  Both can leverage MConnect and JPlay to work as a streamer or serve as ... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
So I have recently spent time with the Hegel H600 integrated amp and DAC.  This has been an interesting test as it is a replacement for the old H590 I had.  I want to focus on the DAC first.   After some testing, my feeling is the DAC is very muc... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
So…I checked today and the domestic site that was supposedly for a business in Kansas is already gone.  That was hosted on the Shopify platform and they aren’t going to support open fraud.  The only legacy they seem to have is an entry on malware.... 
A good cd transport for my Chord HugoTT2 DAC with Chord M-Scaler
I would say based on my testing, the Jay’s is the best I have heard. I have had the Ayon here which is also quite good.  I have had the Luxman here and believe it is far better as a transport.  The DAC in it was underwhelming for the price IMO but... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@ddafoe i used the stock PSU.  They make an external from Weiss.  I just didn’t buy one.  I have considered adding it.  Compared to the Meitner, this unit is a step down.  With the external PSU I am sure it is much closer.    
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
The fact that you love the Dyns is helpful and the Octave is a good match for that brand. Contours make sense and Dyn makes a very good speaker. The Contour is kind of a sweet spot in their line. If you want to go to a different tweeter type,... 
Room Treatment suppliers
Vicoustic.  Wonderful line sold through Focal Naim North America  
Where to go next with the turntable
This is tough.  I have owned Rega, Thorens, Linn, ProJect, AVM, VPI, Gold Note and SME tables.  My experience is that low mass tables like Rega are always going to leave a smidge to be desired in terms of bass.  Moving up may not give your more of... 
Comparing streamer/DACs between $5-10k
What is the rest of your gear?  What other DACs you have heard that you like?  Do you have a software preference? The items you have listed are good but I would never put Meitner and Lumin in the same system.  They sound VERY different.  Need to k... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
My hunch is that it was the mention of a legitimate retailer by someone in the thread that got this taken down. Can't have anything implying that a real retailer is associated with these scammers. No one at those two sites was going to complain b... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
@deep_333 I had a thread where I highlighted two URLs that were obvious fraud.  These are not established sites or anyone I have beef with. I am not reposting as to not get this thread killed.  They have a lot of products listed that they don't ... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
I have been promising you guys a review of the Weiss DAC 204 and here it is.  The real question is the comparison vs. the 501/502.  I don't have a 501/502 here at the moment for comparison.  I do have the Helios which is a bit unfair. Packaging i... 
DAC/Streamer/PreAmp
This is a tough one as it is so open ended.  There are preamps with built in DAC/Streamers (AGD, Bricasti) and then there are DACs with volume controls and streamers built in (many others).   My experience is that for a single unit, preamp with b...