westborn

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Wilson Sabrina X ... oh my God! and Jadis... or?
I realize this is the amps/preamps thread. But you should confirm with the dealer what source (digital/dac) he was using. And the cabling as well - power cords, interconnects, speaker cable, which add to system strengths and provide offset to weak... 
Streamer - New Gustard X30
@ucrazykid - it is out, just nothing much in the US market. For what [little] it’s worth, there is some measurement analysis and discussion on ASR. I think it will likely be discounted to ~$2,500 for ’mid-year’ sales in a day or two. I already ... 
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
Congrats on your choice of the Treo CTs. I was going to say, if you have heard or owned a speaker with a certain ’sound character’ that you like or know that you will miss if you don’t have it, that goes a long way in a future decision. The old s... 
Focal v Wilson
I’m not a Dali or Borrenson dealer like audiotroy, so I have no financial interest in my comment. And since you asked about Focal and Wilson, I own and prefer the Wilson sound. W/P 7 is great. BTW, the earlier Wilsons with the inverted tweeter sou... 
Tidal Amea Speakers
I don't own Tidal/Vimburg speakers.  But I do know that Tidal used to use Argento cabling in all of the systems they showed/displayed their speakers. Argento is not well known here in the states.  I have purchased a Flow Master power cord copy and... 
Back to the DAC
@klh007 - I was actually mostly just tongue-in-cheek on the comment about cords and fuses. Especially after all of the analysis and shopping for the actual DAC purchase. Kind of "you just THOUGHT you were done..." :)  Although they both can make s... 
Tube amps under $7500
Look at the hybrid Musical Fidelity NuVista 600 or ideally 800.    
Back to the DAC
@navyachts - Congrats on your decision. I've heard it said that too many focus on design differences of sigma delta modulation, R2R converters, chips and FPGAs, etc. But probably more important is the implementation, and the design of the power s... 
Back to the DAC
@navyachts - could very well be. I’m not sure how the reviewer compensation or accommodation works nowadays. Although chips and DAC tech and architecture are obviously excluded (duh), my observation was more of a frustration with mini products wi... 
Back to the DAC
I haven’t heard it and I’m sure it’s nice, but the LAiV at first glance looks to me like an 8 pound, half-sized, $1,700 Chinese R2R mini DAC. In a nice case and box. With a $2,700 price tag. Obviously, size doesn’t matter (says the Tambaqui to t... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
Quick overview of my experience: ►Definite improvement from $10 stock cord to $100 level after market cord on every component. Usually heard in elimination of background ’noise’. or just improved power delivery ►Once a system is built that is cl... 
DAC Under $3000
Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005  
Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
@tweak1 - yes, I am using a AQ Wel Signature with DBS coax digital cable w/dbs. Quiet, neutral, and nicely detailed too.   
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@melm - Currently just using a modified, rather pedestrian but serviceable Cambridge CXC v2 transport. For streaming I have a new in box Bluesound Vault 2i but have not hooked it up; will probably sell it NIB and upgrade soon. Still going through ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
Wanted to chime in as another very satisfied Musetec owner. And after a couple or real losers (Neardost cables) - I feel I lucked out on another couple of Chinese ’experiments’ too. I am using the Musetec with an Argento Flow Master (copy?) power...