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What are the top 3 USB cables being used today in reference systems?
IMO, one of the most important  parameters of a good USB cable is to have the data lines separated from the 5v power line. The ones I’ve had with separation always sounded better than those that did not.That being said, I’ve had a $1k+ SR Active S... 
Looking for THE amp to anchor my system, Krell, Plinius or maybe a D
@whitestix  I think you meant S500 for the Red Dragon? I haven't heard of an S100.  
HYPEX,PASCAL OR ABLETEC
I will agree with Kenny here... everything he mentions about the Red Dragon S500, is the same as I feel about it. In fact, this was the amp that finally unseated my modded Almarro SET amp that I ran for years. It's a great amp, and a steal for the... 
Holo Audio Spring (Kitsune version)
@nitewulf ... just single ended; my system doesn't support balanced mode. It seems most people highly prefer the HDMI input of the L3 Spring DAC which I did not try. My comparo was only USB.The T+A was also on my list, but since I was able to trad... 
Holo Audio Spring (Kitsune version)
No rant.... just offering up my opinion, and nothing else, in answer to the OPs question, about comparing other DACs to the Spring DAC.As I stated, in my system, to my ears, the ExaSound DACs are much more musical, involving, and fun to listen to ... 
Holo Audio Spring (Kitsune version)
I owned the L3 Kitsune Holo Spring DAC for a short while. When I got it a few months ago, it was fully broken in, with some 400+ hours. At the time, I also had a ExaSound E12 that has been my daily DAC for the last couple of years. I was really di... 
High fidelity REVEAL interconnects
Thanks Bon (Jayctoy).... as Bon says, I have both, a standard CT-1 IC and a Reveal IC; both are great sounding ICs, and I can easily recommend either, but they are somewhat different sounding in direct comparison in my system, so matching to your ... 
Teo Game-Changer IC's - get on the bus!
I use the Teo GC IC in a hybrid system, where my DAC (ExaSound E12) and amp (Red Dragon S500) are SS, and my preamp (Decware CSP2+) is all tube.... right now, it's between the DAC and preamp. 
What is you TIDAL setup?
MacBook Pro (2012, i7-2.3MHz, 16Gb ram) running OSX, Roon, and HQPlayer from SDHC memory card) => Supra USB cable => iFi iPurifier2 => Intona USB isolator => Verastarr Nemesis USB cable=> battery powered ExaSound E12 (E32 soon) DAC ... 
Teo Game-Changer IC's - get on the bus!
@waltersalas Good to see you here as well Chris! It's been quite a long time since we've chatted audio, but here we are again! I am with you! Adding the Teo GC upstream has resulted in the best sound my system has attained! Coupled with a pair of ... 
Teo Game-Changer IC's - get on the bus!
Hey Chris, I agree with Wig as well!! I am getting / hearing the same sonic qualities as he describes, in my system. Well described Wig!The question I have is..... with two pair of GC in the mix, are they additive, complimentary, or will they beco... 
Best speakers under $500? Fire away!
You'll get as many opinions as there are Agonners here..... I will put my 2 cents in... without a doubt a used pair of Omega Super 3i monitors! 
High fidelity REVEAL interconnects
Another happy user here of the mixed loom of CT Graphenes and HFC CT-1s!I've used complete sets of both looms, and they turned out to be "too much" of a good thing, individually. For months now, I've been running CT speaker cables and an IC from p... 
Class D Technology
@uberwaltz..... try a Red Dragon S500. I've had mine for nearly a year, and have no itch to go back to SET or any other tubed or SS amps. There's one listed in us audio mart. No affiliation. Put a tube preamp in front of it, and off you go. 6Moons... 
Class D Technology
I am going to chime in here in favor of current class D amps, with a big thumbs up! I have been in the tube amp camp (both SET and others) for 20+ years, and now I am happy as can be with my Red Dragon S500 amp. No, it's not like a tube amp, but i...