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  1. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    Has anyone been able to get the dual AES input to work with the firmware update? Particularly if you have a non-mscaler input. With my mscaler I can now get only only one channel to work up to 3xxkhz upsampling, and can’t get anything out of 7xx upscaling. Strange that only one channel is working.
  2. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    My mscaler stopped working with the Terminator right after I downloaded the most recent firmware update. Hopefully somewhere down the line they will work together again.
  3. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    I just received some Boomslang digital cables - unfortunately I can’t get them to work with the mscaler and Terminator. Stock monoprice works fine, as does my friend’s $300 set of cables. Just something incompatible about these.
  4. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Taking a break from the land of Weldenheim, I've got an update on AHB2 impressions. @llamaluv and I combined forces this weekend for a deep dive comparison of bridged mono vs single amp. I had hoped to hear dual mono sounding just the same as a single AHB2. This hobby -- the endless upgrades...
  5. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Selling my Triton Audio Cables headphone cable for the SR1a - originally $469. Any takers at $300? This is a 4-wire, silver cable. Selling because I have another nonstock cable I use more frequently. Neotech 24AWG silver wire for SR1a headphone, 6ft length.-25 linear feet. Furutech...
  6. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    The only way it works is using dual BNC coax cable from the mscaler into the AES input of the terminator. Search for these adapters on Amazon for the BNC cable: Neutrik NADITBNC-MX 75 Ohm BNC F To 110 Ohm XLR M Adapter
  7. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    The mscaler with the Terminator was phenomenal (thanks @llamaluv and thanks to @Saleh84 for discovering its compatibility). To my knowledge this is the only dac other than Chord's which can accept the full, 1 million tap potential of the mscaler. And boy does it deliver. Classical and jazz...
  8. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    After some confusion, got this working, full 1 million taps. Impressions soon, but my initial reaction - so so smooth.
  9. WilliamWykeham

    Singxer SU6

    I bought this Singxer SU-6 two months ago - the only reason I’m selling is that the DSP board on my dac has been manufacturer updated, and I now use USB input exclusively. It’s in perfect condition. Price is all-in, shipping and PP included
  10. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    Update: I blind tested myself and got 10/10 correct discerning OS from NOS. I was able to tell immediately. I prefer NOS with pop music and OS with classical / acoustic. I have a super resolving system of dac direct to amp and sra1. I still couldn’t notice a difference between the filters...
  11. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    I tried pressing the mode button but didn’t notice any difference. My hearing drops off at 13khz so I might not be able to tell.
  12. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    I'm about 3 hours into the new DSP board. Instruments sound much, much more clearly defined and separated, and I'd say that's the biggest and most apparent change for me. I'm also hearing much improved depth, more of a three dimensional, in-the-room type of sound. For some tracks, this is a...
  13. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hmm.. this comment spurred me to go back to what I had been reading only to find several statements online that the real issue is using an analog xlr to transmit a digital signal, and that it should be ok to use a digital cable to transmit an analog signal, as long as magnetic interference isn’t...
  14. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    MY GOOF - I did not understand the difference between AES EBU and XLR and was using a digital cable with the preamp. That’s why it sounded terrible. Live and learn. Will amend or preface prior posts on this topic. Also you need to set boost to 10 dB with a consumer dac’s xlr and I didn’t...
  15. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    According to their manual, input voltage at unity gain is +24 dbu via balanced so about 12vrms. However my Terminator xlr output is 4 volts; maybe that’s where the issue is? I’ll see if unbalanced is better; LA4’s input is 2vrms.
  16. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I am actually using digital volume control through Roon with “Device” selected - not sure if the actual modulation is being done in my ISO Regen, Singxer SU6, or Denafrips Terminator, which does not have built-in volume control. The interesting thing is that when I select a high dynamic range...
  17. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    A cautionary tale for those using an AHB2 who may be thinking about adding an LA4 or HPA4 - I had been looking for a preamp to move away from digital volume control and to incorporate my turntable back into my system, and naturally tried a Benchmark preamp, the LA4. Unfortunately in my system...
  18. WilliamWykeham

    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    Yes I use a SU-6 with the Terminator and consider it essential; i2s is brighter than other inputs but more provides better soundstage and may be slightly more resolving into my AHB2.
  19. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    @Torq could you elaborate on specific wire AWG, metal, and number of wires used for the 0.1 ohm build?
  20. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    This. 100%. When I placed my ifi ican pro in the chain, I found it challenging if not impossible to notice differences between my two dacs while doing instant back-and-forth A/Bing. With the preamp removed, the Pavane and Terminator sounded quite different. I'd love to do some blind testing...
  21. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Just received my Triton Audio Neotech silver headphone cable, same as @llamaluv's but 4-wire instead of 8. My initial favorable impression has been reconfirmed: this is a significant upgrade in performance. Even better detail and transparency; wider soundstage. The overall difference is not a...
  22. WilliamWykeham

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    My preference is to listen at what are likely below-average volumes, for a few reasons - I've already got mild tinnitus in my mid-30s and hearing loss runs in the family. I get so much pleasure from music, and want to enjoy this hobby well into an advanced age. What I've found is that at low...
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