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I agree with you, in principle.
The actual parts used in that line stage could probably get you to $6,000, but certainly not to $60,000.
Talk of new stuff coming further down the pipeline is always intriguing.
I'm really excited to listen to the Aegir though.
Would I be right to assume that with 24/176.4 material there's no further upsampling either?
Technics have used some gallium-based components, I believe.
(I think they use gallium nitride / GaN )
Wireworld offers USB cables in 0.3m lengths.
I use an Ultraviolet7 ($46) which I'm very happy with, but you can go lower (Chroma@$23) or higher...
Couldn't agree more.
Switching the old phone off always works for me.
I work in an ad agency, so I can identify with Clients wanting to see...
At £4 a pop I thought these 'Mullard' 6BQ7A's would be worth a shot:
(bought from UK source)
Unless I'm being subjected to...
"25 watt Class A amp"
Agreed. The Aqua guys are very helpful. A classy operation.
I have the PCM1704K version and love it. Clean, smooth, non-fatiguing.
There's an article about the Schiitr on audio-head.
I love how the resident CD player is a humble Tascam CD-200.
Wish I'd had the time to visit...
Yes, that's the one.
I have had the opportunity to compare the Ares to my reference Ayon CD-5 CD Player/DAC, amongst others.
Take what I say with a grain of salt...
Interesting finding. One would expect similar performance because the USB chip is the same XMOS U208. Perhaps the Crystek clocks in the F1 make...
Here's another Amazon link, with a shot of the interior:...
Perhaps the only way to be sure is to open it up and have a look at the chip itself?
Official Ares shots on Denafrips website shows 'Armature' branding on the transformer.
So maybe some kind of...
Hi, I was wondering if a HA-1A owner could help with a technical question.
Since afaik valve amps typically need to see a speaker 'load',