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  1. MLGrado

    Reply to review by 'mlgrado' on item 'Inspire by Dennis Had IHA-1 Dragon Version'

    oh, and I agree COMPLETELY with you on the Sylvania Chrome Domes.  Too polite, dark and rich for me.  My tubes of choice are 50's vintage Russian 6H8C.  Dirt cheap, NOS (real NOS) is abundant, and they sound just amazing.  
  2. MLGrado

    Reply to review by 'mlgrado' on item 'Inspire by Dennis Had IHA-1 Dragon Version'

    wonderful!  This one is on my list for potential purchase, and has been for awhile.  I am currently using the less expensive Icon Audio HP8MKII.  Since it also uses the 6SN7 as the headphone output tube, and uses output transformer, I am guessing they MIGHT have a few things in common sonically...
  3. MLGrado

    Reply to review by 'mlgrado' on item 'Feliks Audio Elise'

    I found your frequency response measurements to be extremely enlightening.  Really gives you a 'visual', if you will, into what OTL amps do into low impedance vs high impedance loads.       Thank you
  4. MLGrado

    Reply to review by 'mlgrado' on item 'iFi Audio micro iDSD'

    the idea that ultimate quality is sacrificed in the name of features and an attempt to be a 'jack of all trades' isn't exactly correct here.     If you talk to the designer, he will tell you that when the iDSD crowd design received the go-ahead, he named a price point.  And that price point was...
  5. MLGrado

    Review by 'MLGrado' on item 'Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 LE (Limited Edition) DSD-capable DAC [SILVER]'

    This is a review of the Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 LE with the FEMTO clock upgrade.  I was looking to upgrade my iFi iDSD Micro portable headphone amp/DAC to a pure desktop DAC.  I no longer needed the head amp of the Micro, since I do all my headphone listening though an outboard amp.  The Micro is a...
  6. Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 LE (Limited Edition) DSD-capable DAC [SILVER]

    Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 LE (Limited Edition) DSD-capable DAC [SILVER]

    We've decided to upgrade our remaining stock of DAC-1s by adding the full DSD functionality of our award-winning DAC-2 DSD! Despite this major upgrade, this new "Limited Edition" is the same price as the original DAC-1! Get this amazing DAC for an amazing deal, but don't delay -- when they're...
  7. MLGrado

    Reply to review by 'mlgrado' on item 'Teac UD-503-B Dual-Monaural USB DAC with Headphone Amplifier Black'

    More confirmation there is life outside of ESS!  The new AKM DAC's are finding themselves at the heart of several top flight pieces of gear.     Thanks for the review!
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