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  1. lukeslens

    Any love for the Activo CT10?

    Ohh. I'm sorry, I misread.
  2. lukeslens

    Any love for the Activo CT10?

    My CT10 is at work, so I'll need to wait to remind myself of the steps, but I can post them once I do.
  3. lukeslens

    Any love for the Activo CT10?

    Yes. I was out a dac at work for a couple days and used my CT10 as my desktop dac. Worked as advertised.
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    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    Gotta throw my hat in for USB-C as well. I haven't had any issues replacing cables. They're dirt cheap and the connector is the best by far.
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    Liquid Platinum Tube Rollers.

    I went with the WE's. And he said they tested great. Very excited!
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    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    I finally got my Liquid Platinum on Sunday. Been listening the past couple days and I have to say I am head over heels in love. I have it connected to my ADI-2 via XLR and listening through my Clears, I have to say that this is what I knew they really had in them. I had the CMA600i for awhile...
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    Monoprice Monolith Liquid Platinum - By Alex Cavalli

    There's a pair here at a good price. They've got the KB/AD label: https://www.ebay.com/itm/312530442905?_trksid=p2334524.m570.l6027&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI312530442905.N35.S1
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    Chicago area head fi meet 3/23

    This was so great. Thanks for hosting this!
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    Chicago area head fi meet 3/23

    How long does this usually go? I’m staying at McCormick Place and trying to figure out how to get up to Palatine.
  10. lukeslens

    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    Oh I’m fully aware, which is why I’m not planning to make any purchases until I do. But it’s helpful to get impressions. I wouldn’t have considered the DSJ had someone not mentioned it on this thread.
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    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    Thanks for this @LCMusicLover! Really excellent insights. I also am trying to inject some musicality into my Clears, which I love partially for how well they receive sources so interested to move into the next level. I think right now I’m falling between the Directstream Jr and the Onyx. Hard...
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    [SOLD] Teac UD-501 Dac [SOLD]

    Finally selling my beloved Teac UD-501. I've had this thing since 2015. It was my first dac and one of the major pieces of my intro into hi-fi. It has worked flawlessly ever since but I wanting to put it towards an upgrade. The unit is still in excellent condition, works flawlessly (currently...
  13. lukeslens

    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    I appreciate your concern for my wallet but it’s my money and I’ll spend it how I like. I came here looking for specific recommendations, not snarky judgement. Thanks.
  14. lukeslens

    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    I'm not entirely sure why but I am gravitating hard towards the Directstream Jr. Is that crazy? I can't find a ton of mentions of it on these forums though. It seems a lot of people have them over on the Roon forums, which makes sense as it's very integrated with Roon, but just wondering if...
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    [SOLD] Questyle CMA600i

    Selling my Questyle CMA600i in beautiful condition. Works flawlessly. Phenomenal amp/dac. Less than 200 hours on it. Bought from another head-fier but selling cause I'm now upgrading to a TOTL tube amplifier. Remote, power cable, manual, original box and packaging, pretty much everything...
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    [WTB]: Your balanced amp - FOUND

    Not necessarily hard to believe at all. Just that I haven't seen that many glowing reviews of it compared to the LP, so this was just a slight curve-ball. I have a Lyr 1 that I've had for so many years, and also a Magni 3 at my office, so I'm no stranger to Schiit. If you don't want that LP...
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    [WTB]: Your balanced amp - FOUND

    Also, did you get one of the used units on Amazon? They've been out of stock for weeks now, save for a couple moments where a used one goes on sale for $500 or $600.
  18. lukeslens

    [WTB]: Your balanced amp - FOUND

    This is admittedly one of the first times I've seen someone prefer the Mjo2 over the LP. Though, were you only using the stock tubes? It's pretty apparent that the Liquid Platinum responds incredibly well to tube rolling. Almost everybody who has replaced the stock tubes on the LP thread has...
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    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    Ya, I've been ping-ponging back and forth from other dacs to the yiggy throughout my search. It seems like every R2R dac is essentially compared to it in one way or another and so I keep coming back to it trying to determine if it's for me or not. But then I'll read something about it being a...
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    On the search for a "musical" dac under $3k

    Hi all, I've been doing deep research for the past several weeks to try to find the upgrade dac in my system. After upgrading my headphones this Christmas to the Focal Clears, I've been wanting to really upgrade my system to match and bring out more musical potential. I currently have an RME...
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