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  1. Kimber Kable Select KS 1136 KS-1136 XLR interconnects

    1 Meter length XLR pair interconnects. Top of the Select line. Current version. MSRP for this 1 meter length is $3,660: https://www.thecableco.com/cables/interconnects/ks-1136-interconnect-pair.html Six 25AWG Black Pearl solid silver conductors drawn in diamond coated dies and insulated with...
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    dCS Bartok

    Does anyone know whether the USB input #1, which is the USB type B connector, is able to do MQA? Or is MQA available only through Ethernet and USB #2 input?
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    Focal Elegia....a mistake?

    Thanks for chiming in. Unfortunately I am not a fan of Audeze house sound
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    Focal Elegia....a mistake?

    I am about to buy Elegia, as I am in need of some closed back cans. Is there anything better out there at below $1,000 price point? Will use it with my Ayre QX-5 Twenty for home, and either Dragonfly Red or iFi xDSD with iPhone XR on the go.
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    dCS Bartok

    Not cheap. For sure. Hoping “street “ price is below $10K
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Absolutely! That’s how I compared streaming with my Ayre QX-5 Twenty. Ethernet to Ayre (using its built in Bridge as endpoint), and USB to Ayre USB input, using ZENith as endpoint
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    None taken. Hopefully someone else will chime in. That’s what I thought too, and that’s how I used Roon for more than two years. What I can tell you for sure, is that ZENith MK3 is a great server. As a server alone is worth the money. With a highly optimized USB audio output as “bonus”. Since...
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Yes. I answered the same question in another forum the other day. That’s what I do with my ZENITH MK3. I don’t know why you did not like my answer
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Just an update: I went ahead and ordered my own ZEN MK3 through my local Innuos dealer. Now the waiting begins. @Nuno Vitorino when do you expect to ship the ZEN MK3 to USA? Thanks!
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    Sub $1,000 amp for Focal Utopia?

    There are much better solid state amps out there compared with Mjolnir 2 with LISST
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    Sub $1,000 amp for Focal Utopia?

    Audio GD always confuses me. The most unfriendly website I have ever seen.
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    Sub $1,000 amp for Focal Utopia?

    This is going to be for a secondary system. Any suggestions for a good amp that works well with the Utopias? No need to have a DAC built in. And I don’t mind getting it used from here. And for course, the cheaper the better Other requirements: need to have balanced Headphones jack, balanced...
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    The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread

    Totally agree! chip means nothing. Look at Ayre QX-5 Twenty: it has the sabre ES9038pro chip, and it one of the most musical / warm DAC out there
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