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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    yeah this is a case of mistaken identity :-) I wish I was evaluating the prototype but it’s not me, I think Donald has me mistaken for somebody else.
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Apologies for taking so long to respond - I still have the Empyrean and the Stratus and it is an end game setup for me. The Empyrean is supercomfortable to wear, very liquid and easy sounding, not at all incisive - if you like your cans on the forward side, I think you'll either need to use some...
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    AURALiC owners unite!

    I’ve got an Aries G1 and an Oppo 205. Both setup as Roon endpoints. Really surprising how much better the G1 sounds - I use a Yggy A2 and a Gumby A2 and the G1 sounded better with either DAC. Makes me wonder how much better the G2 sounds....
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    Cayin HA-300 Flagship Tube Headphone Amplifier

    Also recommend Shunyata as others here have. Very musical power treatment, doesn’t lean up the sound. Their NR cables are really spectacular at cleaning up AC line noise and they just recently introduced a Venom NR model which is very affordable compared to other power cables at that performance...
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    For me the hot setup for the MJ2 was Amperex 7308s, fed by a Yggdrasil A2, with Meze Empyrean cans. Absolutely to die for and only bettered when I bought a DNA Stratus.
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    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    That’s my setup, with a Schitt Yggy A2 and Auralic Aries G1. Absolutely wonderful & musical to my 54 year old ears
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    Cayin HA-300 Flagship Tube Headphone Amplifier

    The documentation says side-by-side the power supply and the amp are 17.4 inches wide… Is this correct?
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I’m about a month into Empy ownership and I’m still smitten. They just destroy my Elears (as you’d expect) in every way - SQ, imaging, palpability, comfort.....love them to bits. And I listen to LOTS of 80’s music! Talking Heads, Roxy, Depeche, Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk, Tears For...
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    Cayin HA-300 Flagship Tube Headphone Amplifier

    Forgot to mention I have a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated which I LOVE and I believe is manufactured in the same facility as some of the Cayin stuff if I’m not mistaken
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    Cayin HA-300 Flagship Tube Headphone Amplifier

    Yeah but on the other hand I’d imagine that the eddy current staff is a much simpler circuit that will be around and repairable for many years beyond the Cayin. I wonder if the E.C. even has any pcbs in the chassis? And I wonder if the Cayin is driving the tubes harder to get that greater output?
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