I have been told by someone that I trust that the Twenty version of the QB-9 is as good as the QX-5.. he owns both. I am due to have mine upgraded in about 2 weeks and will report back.
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I got the upgraded QB 9's, but have yet to install them.
I own the Ayre Codex, and the Schiit Yggy and Gungnir were just about the same with regards to sound reproduction. With the Yggy coming a close second.
I only bought the QB-9's due to Ayre saying the Twenty upgrade were a significant upgrade. (My Codex was sent in for repair, at the time).
Thanks for reminding me to hook the QB-9 up.😀
sorry for a minor threadjack, but i have a quick question...
the qb9 is USB input only, yes? i have a codex, really like it... but i don't use usb as input (have streamer not computer doing the streaming)... would like to hear ayre's evolution of their DAC's but i can't use the qb9 (upgraded or not) if it is USB digital input only...
I got to hear at our audio jumble
the Ayre QB20
and the Schiit Yggsdrasil analog2,gen5 with New proprietary unison Usb board , both had the latest Synergistic orange fuse
i heard the The New usb Board
windows 20 a must, mac, or lynix
is. Fine . Noticably cleaner much better then Xmos which does other all in ones. Both dacs were on for 5-6 days straight both were excellent , I thought the latest Ygg
a bit more natural and fleshed out
the Ayre had slightly fuller midbass
I think you are referring to the QB9 with Twenty upgrade.
And, I think you meant Windows 10?
Thanks for the review of the shootout.
I have deep respect for Schiit and their products, and am a bit surprised the upgraded QB-9 is still very close to the upgraded Yggy.
I found the Yggy very close to the Codex.
docknow I put in the new unison usb card 2 x it would not work
i already have a Jcat femtocard inmy computer for usb withalinear power supply to it, the unison usb card , when they come out with a
analog 3 then maybe I will get it the orange fuse made a Big sonic jump in musicality vs the stock fuse !!
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under $3k no brainer Denafrips Venus R2R dac ,under $2k Denafrips pontus 2. My friend has the Holo springs May. Dac
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