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    Digital transports for CHORD DACs

    Has anyone compared the various portable DAPS or similar devices to be used with the CHORD DACs like HUGO2 or MOJO? Specially I am looking for a portable device that has at least a 10 hour battery life, touch screen UI that is easy to use for searching and scrolling through albums artists and...
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    Inexpensive high quality Home music server

    http://www.psaudio.com/ps_how/how-to-build-a-music-server/ I recently came across Paul McGowen's excellent tutorial above on putting together an affordable audiophile grade music server with the Mac mini server. I just purchased all of the needed elements and the Mac mini with 16 gb of ram that...
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    Best power conditioner for headphone amps

    Adept Response aR1p High Resolution Power Conditioner $495 list Shunyata Hydra 2 $395 List PS Audio Duet $199 PS Audio - Power Plant Premier $1,999 Among the above, which gives the most uncolored improvement in sound quality? Which gives the most bank for the buck? I have no...
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    synchronous vs asynchronous DAC

    Now that both the Wavelength Cosecant USB DAC v3 (now with ASYNC mode) and the Benchmark USB DAC 1 and DAC 1-PRE support 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 96 kHz without the installation of any drivers or other special software. I am having a hard time choosing between them. My primary...
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    Apple Lossless vs WAV files

    IS IT TRUE THAT "The highest available quality is achieved by importing music into iTunes as WAV files. WAV fles are full resolustion files equal to the original master source. Another good option for storing music in iTunes is Apple Lossless. Apple Lossless will allow you to preserve much of...
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    Cosecant USB DAC v3 (now with ASYNC mode) and the Benchmark USB DAC 1

    Now that both the Wavelength Cosecant USB DAC v3 (now with ASYNC mode) and the Benchmark USB DAC 1 and DAC 1-PRE support 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 96 kHz without the installation of any drivers or other special software. I am having a hard time choosing between them. My primary...
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    Best AMP SS or tube for $2,000 or less

    I am searching for head phone amp in the $2,000 range to be used with GS-1000 and UE9 So far have narrowed it down to: 1. Zana Deux 2. MPX3 with mods 3. Mapletree Ear + Purist HD with Mods 4. SLAM PPX3 5. Yamamoto HA-02 6. Woo Audi 6 7. Singlepower Extreme 8. NX-02...
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    Black Cube Linear headphone amplifier

    Has anyone auditioned this amp with Grado GS-1000/ How does it comapare to the RudiStor NX-33 a full balanced solid state amplifier or the Ray Samuels line of ss amps?
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