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Mojo Audio - Mystique Y NC DAC
Thanks, @mitch2 .  That's one difference I didn't notice:  "Y" uses 1865, and my EVO uses 1862. I remember you mentioning your Z chip a while ago an being intrigued.  Going to ping Ben to see if he has any available, or if a choke upgrade might m... 
Mojo Audio - Mystique Y NC DAC
@mfisher702 - Is "NC" the Nano Crystal Core Chokes version? Did Ben state any opinions on how your version compares to the X SE?  
Help choosing a DAC
@shrapnel  A little over your budget, but something to consider: Mojo Audio has a used base-model "Mystique EVO" DAC for sale for $2999.  Made in the USA, R2R dac.  (I own the B4B model) I would look at that, the Pontus 2, and the Weis 204/205.  
Simple device for downsampling?
Thanks, Mitch. I didn't know there was a "Z" version of AD1862.  Perhaps I should call Ben and see if that's an upgrade option, as well as doing a few of the Pro upgrades to my B4B - like the amorphous core chokes. I've heard the Mola Mola head-... 
Simple device for downsampling?
Hi @mitch2 , anything new to report on your comparison?  I own a Mojo EVO B4B dac (love it), but have been getting the itch to try something else.  Your review so far has me thinking the SMC-DAC2 could be right up my alley. Does SMC plan to put ... 
Tune of the Day
This Josh Stone live session recording of "This Ain't Love" is powerful good.  Like goosebumps and tears for me.  Much better than the album version, IMO.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Headphones on! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT3mw... 
Sweet Sounding DAC
With your size requirements, the Mojo Audio Mystique X has a small form-factor that might work for you.  It's the next gen of the Mystique EVO, which got positive reviews.  If you are looking for a natural, organic, slightly warm sound, check it o... 
Harbeth 40.3's. Should I buy them?
Consider looking at the NSMT Model 100.  Getting very positive reviews and are about the same price as the used 40.3's. A bit of a different speaker, as it as an active sub in them - but could be an advantage in your room as you can then adjust t... 
Help with Yamaha 801 pairing
I've had the 801 for a while now - its in a secondary system now.  6 moons gave it a very good review a number of years ago - and the sound it produces at it's price is really good, IMO. But I found that despite it's power specs, the SQ of the 80... 
New Mojo Mystique X
Thanks for the update, Ben.  Good to see the some of the business challenges and product planning that you deal with.  And congrats on the X series.  I'm still loving my EVO B4B with a couple upgrades.  The Staccato op-amps you installed last sum... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
Thanks for sharing, @celtic66  Does your wife listen to these near-field?  How big is the room.  I'm shopping ATC speakers now, and I've always wondered how the pro monitors would sound in a more traditional audiophile configuration.      
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
Great post, @ricevs - many great points there, and you reminded me of a few more things I've been wanting to try. Regarding what you called a "zippy" sound: I'll add to that a pronounced sound of "air" and other micro details.  It is impressive,... 
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
@sbayne  - My system doesn't use much power.  Just checked using the kill-a-watt monitor, and at 75db, my system uses about 90 watts.  I only have 3 components: amp, dac, streamer. The two b300 batteries provide 6000kWh of power.  I can run the s... 
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
I have the Bluetti AC300 with two B300 batteries.  For my system, I'll echo what others have said here:  a noticeable step up in sonic quality, most notably a blacker background. I connected the Bluetti stack to 6 of my home circuits using a tran... 
Anyone catch 7 Myths of Digital at AXPONA?
I reached out to Ben today. Ben is still the owner of Mojo Audio, but he recently changed his name to Arjuna Das. Mojo wasn’t sold or isn’t going out of business. He’s stated he’s expanding his operations. I wish him luck. I had his v3 Mystique,...