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Pass Labs XP10 or Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE
I realize this thread is a bit old, but I have listened to both the W4S and the Pass XP-10 in the same system. I was initially interested in the W4S because the buffer / active design seems well thought out. Unfortunately, I found the sound of it ... 
Audio Aero Prima
Hello Andre,I used to own an Audio Aero Prima Mk II SE DAC. I've never heard the Uther DAC, but I can give you my impressions of the AA DAC.I don't think the high frequency of the Audio Aero is rolled off, but it is also not as resolving in the hi... 
Negative Feedback a deal killer?
Dob, have you ever heard or checked out the H2O Audio gear? His amplifiers are not slap-an-ICE-module-in-a-box affairs. They have very stiff linear power supplies and they sound different from other ICE module amps. His preamplifier has, as far as... 
Digital Amps vs Solid State Amps
Hi Vince,I don't know what is installed. I am currently using the pair Henry had been using in his system for the last year. He said they are the latest of whatever he stuffs into them. They sound very good.Alan 
Digital Amps vs Solid State Amps
Hi Rtn1,I am sure that I would love the XA160.5 or XA200.5, as I thought the XA100.5 produced a beautiful sound in my system. The midrange and top end of the Pass is wonderful. I like the richness of the bass too, but with the Opus it is a bloomy ... 
Digital Amps vs Solid State Amps
Hi Dob,I respectfully disagree that the XA200.5 would control the bass of my speakers better than either the Spectron or the H2O.I don't think the wattage of the amplifier is what determines its ability to control the low end of the speakers, as m... 
Digital Amps vs Solid State Amps
Hi,I've owned the Pass XA 100.5 mono amps for a little over a year, but recently sold them. I've also owned H2O Audio class D amps for a long time, and am currently using H2O mono amps to drive my Avalon speakers. So, I have compared both these am... 
Importance of source quality with asynch USB DAC?
Hi Mryan,I've built a few servers as well, and similarly, one of my servers doesn't sound as good as the other two. I don't think the cause is specifically CPU power, as the one that doesn't sound very good is more powerful than one of the machine... 
Avalon ,discoloration of ceramic tweeter
I also own the Avalon Opus, and I do not play them loud. My pair have a light ring of discoloration around the center of the tweeter, so I called Avalon. I was told that the discoloration is generally normal and not a problem. Basically it comes f... 
Importance of source quality with asynch USB DAC?
Hi,I used to own a Wavelength Cosecant V3 asynch USB DAC. While no computer that I tried sounded bad with it, there were some differences in sound between different computers, which tells me cleanliness of the USB output does have some effect at l... 
Pass Labs XP-10 & XP20 Users
Hi,The Pass Labs XP10 has indeed changed. However, it is a software only change, removing the switchable high / low gain settings and automatically switching to the high gain setting at a certain point on the volume control. This was done because ... 
Class "D" amp? I do not have a clue. Do you?
Another very good brand of class D amplifiers is H2O Audio. They use ICE moduals but are powered by a very beefy torroidal transformer based power supply. I've recently tried the H2O mono amps driving the Magico V2 speakers. They mate very well to... 
Interaction with music server while listening?
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Interaction with music server while listening?
Hi Ral,I am copying my answer here that I put in the Computer Audio forum, now that I see this is where the discussion is taking place.I think the first question to ask is how much computer experience you have. Are you comfortable installing PC ha... 
Remote interaction with music server?
Hi Ral,I think the first question to ask is how much computer experience you have. Are you comfortable installing PC hardware and configuring software? The Music Vault Diamond looks interesting but it also looks like you could save a couple of tho...