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  1. allhifi

    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    That works too ! Good call. Excellent equipment, bottom line, is required. The Antipodes certainly qualifies. pj
  2. allhifi

    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Kenny: Well said; it is the smart thing to do -the waiting game. The M-Scaler/DAC is a MUST. Simply consider a modest Network Player (Cambridge Audio CXN, or '851' -heck even a Raspberrry Pi/Odroid -SBC -with 'free' OS) > to Scaler/DAC. Beyond that, one may wish to consider something like...
  3. allhifi

    Gustard X26 Dual ES9038PRO DAC with ESS USB chip

    Hi Gizmoh: How is your X-26 performing/sounding ? I'm considering a X-22/X-26 Gustard; but the high-heat of X-26 is concerning. BY CHANCE, have you ever tried one of the following (?) : (My own Cut/Paste -sorry bou't that) I should have known better; the 'limitation' with on-chip filtering...
  4. allhifi

    Gustard X26 Dual ES9038PRO DAC with ESS USB chip

    Xymordos: Thanks for that -reply. I should have known better; the 'limitation' with on-chip filtering was elucidated by Gustard in their X-26 product introduction 'blurb. Instead, they Sharc'd 'off-chip' for greater computational processing/filtering capability. I suspect that is where the...
  5. allhifi

    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Wow. You are a (very) patient (and nice) man ! What they have done is a SCAM/Fraud/Crime. Call cops/fraud squad: GEt Your Money Back. IMMEDIATELY ! And never repeat. Please keep all posted. pj (P>S. I'll look em up -and send them my thoughts. )
  6. allhifi

    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    Thanks for sharing. That's brutal. Who is (was -?)TLS ? Did you get your money back ? pj
  7. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    wf: Pricing noted above was from a 2014 Stereophile 'review/update' on the HFM 400i pj
  8. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Calling out to (perhaps) younger listener's who wish to enjoy great headphones (the HFM 400i) -that COMPETE with the BEST at, as was just noted $200. USD ! Legions of pro listener's and technical spec's speak to its superb performance, but if that's not enough for the few listener' out there...
  9. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Thanks for the detailed reply; much can be gleaned from such knowledge/disclosure. Thank you for sharing. The midrange "bulge" you experienced with the 400i I assure you, was not from the 'can' itself -some other factor was responsible...
  10. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Lol. Good to know ! (400i's = NAD '3020' -that 80's Integrated ? (Too funny - I sold quite a few of those btw.) What was the purpose of throwing out name brands (in your previous reply?) I can do the same -and take it a few steps further if the intention was to highlight "qualifications". But...
  11. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Hi AT: Unfortunately, no, I have not had the opportunity. pj (P.S. No doubt several superior headphones exist -including some from the past!. )
  12. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    bw359: Now I see why you are so combative; Boston Bruins were embarrassed in game 7 -2019 Stanley Cup ! (just kidding ). I must look at your ancillary equipment list (Sig -?). Moving on, you constantly speak of "ringing" and "reverberations" yet I have no clue to what you are referring to ...
  13. allhifi

    Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread

    I do not, but perhaps consider the very capable/flexible Emotiva A-100 (BasX) amplifier ? pj
  14. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Beyer have some brilliant 'cans'; however I have not had an opportunity to evaluate the models noted (T-1/2/1.2 etc.). From past experience (concerning Beyer Dynamics), I'm confident I'd be far happier with some of the company's better / elite models than anything from 'Senn'. pj
  15. allhifi

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    30-minutes evaluation between HD-800 and HFM 400i's: Multiple headphone amps could be and were chosen -including the Sennheiser (silver, long chassis) amplifier. It was the HD-800; is it $700, or $900. I don't recall (this was 2-years ago) but was far more expensive than HFM 400 (i's). The...
  16. allhifi

    Gustard X20pro DAC (ES9028Pro)

    SoundEQ: Hello ! 1) It is not an issue if an SE/RCA connection is NOT available; many listener's/audiophiles (over the past 20-years) have rightfully/accurately noted that SE cable to have greater music flow (musicality?) than Balanced connection. I personally have heard this same thing, time...
  17. allhifi

    Gustard X26 Dual ES9038PRO DAC with ESS USB chip

    Hmmmm ... " ...PS: $ alert: the unit was sent to ASR by shenzhen audio, so the chances of a hand picked unit are very high. Be cautious." That's funny. In a few respects: A) There may be some truth to it ("hand" selected). B) It may be a randomly selected DAC -or one of the first few...
  18. allhifi

    Gustard X26 Dual ES9038PRO DAC with ESS USB chip

    Agreed. PLUS, it speaks of its technical excellence. That too, is more than nothing. In fact, it's certainly confidence inspiring. pj
  19. allhifi

    Gustard X22 DAC

    ??? I don't have a U-16. Yes, my X20pro is wonderful. If anything, I'd like to add the X-26 ! pj
  20. allhifi

    Gustard X26 Dual ES9038PRO DAC with ESS USB chip

    Gustard X-26: Interesting. Technically sophisticated -perhaps too much so; "messing" around with 'in-house' digital filtering could prove disappointing. I suspect it takes some serious engineering 'chops' to design a world-class digital filter that performs better than ESS 9038's built-in...
  21. allhifi

    Gustard X22 DAC

    " .... Gustard U12 on i2S/HDMI same as internal USB" What DAC ? pj
  22. allhifi

    Audioquest USB cables

    Stank: Pure genius. Where did you gain such insight -and inspiration for that most telling profile pic ? pj
  23. allhifi

    Singxer SU-1 Owners

    Find (buy/borrow) a Audioquest 'Chocolate' HDMi; BJ cable will make for a 'stylish' printer cable. pj
  24. allhifi

    Singxer SU-1 Owners

    Hmmmm. Wish the same could be said for Audioquest; yesterday I purchased and connected a AQ 'Chocolate' HDMi 1.0m (i2S duty Gustard U-12/X-20PRO) that simply blew away the Cinnamon (1m) that replaced the Forest (2m) and Pearl (2m). The 'Forest was a clear improvement over cheapest Pearl...
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