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    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    I've heard the Gumby A2 and the Holo Spring in the same system. Holo is the warmer of the two (actually, Gumby A2 seemed quite neutral, maybe even a tiny little bit on the cold side).
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    Stax SR-009 - Which DAC? Hugo 2 or RME?

    Nothing, for the moment - still using my old Cambridge D300 CD player. Not very sure where to go, dac-wise.
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    Stax SR-009 - Which DAC? Hugo 2 or RME?

    I have Stax SR 303 headphones and Martin Logan electrostatic speakers and I have recently had in my system the RME. It has nice highs, quite smooth and silky IMO, never harsh, and a rather pleasant midrange. Also, quite spacious sounding and, of course, very versatile with surprisingly good...
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    Help me choose my next speakers: Proac D30RS vs. Spendor Classic 1/2 (or maybe Harbeth SHL5+)?

    Hi everyone! Should the dice fall right, I might soon be able to start buying the components for a new, much better audio system. Please advise me because I can’t listen the specific models I’m interested in, I’ve only heard their more or less close relatives. Some relevant information (sorry...
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    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    Why is that? Bad experiences with Magna? I'm directly interested...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Back in my mother's house where I was living, my Stax SRM-313 energizer also exhibited some noise which disappeared when I touched its chassis. It turned out that the grounding on the electric outlet was actually,,, not grounded. The SRM-313 has a grounding pin on the back of the chassis, so I...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Which ones are better, the Chord or the Audioquest?
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    All things Metrum Acoustics

    I don't understand... Wasn't Onyx described as having a HF roll off? I'm pretty sure I've read this recently, and it was even in more than one place...
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    The New Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Impressions thread (read the first post)

    What about the so-called grayish noise floor? Do you concur with the assertion that the A2 has a blacker background than the A1? (assuming that you do perceive this small issue at all...)
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    The Stax Thread III

    I'm pretty sure it does, I remember reading about 303 / 404 users upgrading their pads to EP-507. Also, the 404LE had these pads iirc. I also have a question. Does anybody know if the open cell foam that was used on the outer side of the 303 / 404 drivers, as well as in the oval opening of some...
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    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    Half a year ago, when I bought mine, it was...
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    The New Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Impressions thread (read the first post)

    Is this "emotional" trait specific to Yggy or do you find it present to a significant degree in Gumby as well?
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    The New Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Impressions thread (read the first post)

    Has anybody compared the Yggy 2 with the Gumby? I mean, an in depth comparison... Is the Gumby still the warmer and more relaxed of the 2? What is Yggy 2 doing better, apart from detail and bass authority?
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