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post #136 of 251
It's been fun to be a voyeur to your decision process. Congrats! And let us know how it sounds when you get the unit.
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Originally Posted by jefemeister
The 830 is "fully balanced"--it runs 2 DACs per channel. One handling the positive phase and one doing the negative (which is created digitally in the FPGA). Each DAC feeds it's own pin of the XLR connector. The RCA is derived by a comparison of the two DAC phases which is cool because (in the math anyway) it doubles the signal-to-noise ratio on the RCAs.
Thanks jefemeister, I find this very interesting. What's the FPGA?

BTW: I'm shipping my 830 to Wadia next week to have the P upgrade installed. Impressions will be posted in my K1000 blog once its back (see sig).
post #139 of 251
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Originally Posted by Welly Wu
fun for you, not for me
Welly, I've been an Ayre customer for over 10 years now, and have a lot of respect for their gear (like I said earlier: once I find what I like, I buy and hold). And as far as I know, I'm the only person in the world who has had the great fortune to hear K1000s driven from one of Ayre's very musical amps (which BTW, is zero feedback, fully balanced including outputs, and operates class-A driving K1000s). I use my Wadia as both CDP and line stage, and a Vandersteen xover & subwoofer to top (or bottom) things off. Detail, air, soundstage, dynamics – this rig has it all!
post #141 of 251
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I would like to close this chapter of my audiophile career and just enjoy the music next month.
Right on!
post #142 of 251
I think you've made a fine choice Welly. The Ayre player seems like a winner, and is quite a bit cheaper price wise then say the Audio Research.

Just think of all the MUSIC you can buy with the difference, and I really don't feel you'll be giving up much (if anything) in sound quality.

I also am looking into the Ayre player (among others-most have been listed here) for a future purchase..please post your thoughts as soon as you can once you get it.

And yes, get off the audio upgrade "bandwagon" for a bit and enjoy the music! Isn't that really why we're all here? I too have been consumed by the upgrade bug too often. I have a pretty nice system already IMO, and thats when I've had to force myself to stop, put in a favorite disc, get comfortable, pour a nice glass, and LISTEN. I then forget about trying to get that 5% improvement at best, I MAY get with spending a ton of money..
post #143 of 251
That's why we are audiofiles, we want that last bit of 5% out of our gear!
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Originally Posted by jayB
I think you've made a fine choice Welly. The Ayre player seems like a winner, and is quite a bit cheaper price wise then say the Audio Research.

Just think of all the MUSIC you can buy with the difference, and I really don't feel you'll be giving up much (if anything) in sound quality.

I also am looking into the Ayre player (among others-most have been listed here) for a future purchase..please post your thoughts as soon as you can once you get it.

And yes, get off the audio upgrade "bandwagon" for a bit and enjoy the music! Isn't that really why we're all here? I too have been consumed by the upgrade bug too often. I have a pretty nice system already IMO, and thats when I've had to force myself to stop, put in a favorite disc, get comfortable, pour a nice glass, and LISTEN. I then forget about trying to get that 5% improvement at best, I MAY get with spending a ton of money..
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Ayre Acoustics CX-7 Evolution

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post #146 of 251
Congrats Welly, I hope you find more permanent satisfaction in this CD player - sounds like you worked quite hard to get it! Looking forward to impressions & pics.
post #147 of 251
Congrats Welly. I'm glad that everything is working out and your CD player finally arrived.
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post #149 of 251
it's all about the music. congrats on new player
post #150 of 251
So wait, what cables are you using?
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