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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    It’s good to power off and then on the Yggy every month or so to “burp” it...
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    How much difference will a high-end DAC make?

    yet again ! And yet the R2R DACS still sound better, even after all the arguments.. lol... Enjoy the music.. Whatever moves you!
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    How much difference will a high-end DAC make?

    We don’t listen to sine waves.. There is more to it than what a scope will show.. I updated from the Gen5 USB to the Unison USB. It made a huge difference in SQ. Mike Moffat has been working on it for years as he always complained about the SQ via the USB.. I was using a Bel Canto Ref link...
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    How much difference will a high-end DAC make?

    ALL your music will sound better with a good DAC regardless of genres.. I’m a bang for the buck type.. I don’t care about fancy casework or having to have the latest formats and noise reduction methods.. This R2R DAC will give you Music ! At an affordable price, you will get performance close...
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    How much difference will a high-end DAC make?

    So he should by a cheap DAC on the premise that he will only listen to music that works well cheap DS DAC’s ? that’s ridiculous.. Everybody “grows” as they develop their sonic tastes.. The Yggy is only $2500 or $1600 if you get the GS version. Why wouldn’t he want something ”better” to begin...
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    High End Cables Thread (digital, analog, power)

    The differences you hear are more likely from the type of interfaces used and how they’re implemented..
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    Manley Labs Headphone amp

    I haven’t heard the Manley headphone amp.. I watched a video on Manley and the factory tour Eveanna provided where she explained the headphone amp and how it was produced.. They don’t take many shortcuts at Manley.. These are nicely made components made in California, including their own in...
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    How much difference will a high-end DAC make?

    The Schiit Yggdrasil was a life changing experience for me... Finally digital sounded like music.. One listen to the Yggdrasil rendering a good piano recording will convince you or anybody listening.. that DACS make a huge difference.. especially the type of DAC.. I prefer the R2R DACS for...
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    End-game Dac hunting 4-5k

    Have a read at TAS on the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC. Often overlooked because it’s inexpensive, so some conclude it can’t be good.. Yet Robert Harley and others concluded that it’s about the best you can get regardless of cost.. I use one in my system and have no desire to change it.. I’ve had more...
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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    copper transformers, selector wire is silver and upgraded connectors.. Seiden controls.. glad I kept it..
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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    My welcome still stands.. I’m home most of the time.. either changing up my room or tweaking something.. would appreciate another set of ears and feedback. pm me sometime if interested/have the time.. mike
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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    Yes it does.. and I will be holding on to it..
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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    alright ! Nice to meet you! You’re not far away at all.. near Indian Land. I’m in Indian Trail. Even sounds close..
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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    So.. my love affair with the Freya+ has come to an end.. sighs.. I truly was enjoying it for about 8 months now.. I have some nice NOS Sylvania chrome tops which have nice bloom and texture. I love the passive and Jfet modes! What a great idea, maybe not so much how it’s implemented.. I’m not...
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