anwar

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DACs That Improve The Sound of the Sony HAP-Z1ES
Sony HAP-Z1ES was my first non-PC based player. I like the user interface, color display, control app, and the spot on ripping with Gracenote database. At that time, I also have Ayon CD-07 which uses the same Burr Brown PCM1795 DAC. The CD-07 soun... 
Marantz SA-10 Vs Esoteric K-05Xs
@milpai   You are welcome, and congrats on the power conditioner [email protected]  I just bought a used Innuos Zenith MkII with 2 TB internal SSD. Wow, what a difference it makes compared to using Intel NUC with LPS previously. However, DSD ... 
Marantz SA-10 Vs Esoteric K-05Xs
@milpai I don't have any experience with Esoteric players.  I started with Oppo 205 and then bought the Marantz SA-10.  The sound difference is not minor - the SA-10 is indeed very musical as mentioned by @markmendenhall .  A lot more details but ... 
A DAC that can make digital sound analog?
I have analog rig but its usage dropped significantly after my Marantz SA-10 was fully broken in late last year.  It's the master tape transfers to DSD (up to 2x, 4x) by 2xHD and others that really impressed me (bought from Native DSD and HDtracks... 
A comparison between two DACs, one R-2R, the other ES 9038-based.
I've compared Denafrips Terminator and Oppo 205 previously.  Denafrips products require long break-in time, for Terminator, it's about 3 months of high usage.  When I had the Terminator, it sounds the best when using coax connected to a good CD tr... 
WASAPI vs. ASIO on Windows10?
When playing DSD, WASAPI only supports DoP (DSD over PCM) whereas ASIO supports native DSD, allowing higher bitrates (DSD 2x, 4x). 
Using an ouboard DAC with SONY HAPZ1ES
I've tried HAP-Z1ES USB into Oppo 205, Denafrips Terminator, & Marantz SA-10.  There were some problems with Terminator which uses Amanero USB interface, so it was returned.  I don't have any problems with both 205 and SA-10 which use XMOS USB... 
Marantz sa11 S2 - upgrade to outboard DAC?
The SPDIF output for SA-11S2 only works for 44.1kHz 16-bit CD.  No output when playing SACD.New stand-alone DACs support high res PCM and DSD.  You will need another digital audio transport/renderer to make full use of a new stand-alone DAC.If you... 
PC+Dac or Streamer
I had Sony HAP-Z1ES hard disk player for a few years until earlier this year I tried China-made R2R DAC (Terminator) but later settled with Marantz SA-10 SACD player. Intel NUC with dedicated M.2 SSD for O/S and another internal 2TB SATA SSD for m... 
Upgrade SACD/CD player from DCS Puccini to better DCS, Esoteric or EMM Labs?
@gerryah930 here are some of the reviews for SA-10:https://www.whathifi.com/marantz/sa-10/reviewhttps://www.sarte-audio.com/sites/default/files/reviews/marantz_.hifi_critic_marantz_sa-10.pdfhttps://www.sarte-audio.com/sites/default/files/reviews/m... 
Upgrade SACD/CD player from DCS Puccini to better DCS, Esoteric or EMM Labs?
I suggest you include Marantz SA-10 SACD player into your consideration. 
Unable to load files to Sony HAP-Z1ES thru network
I also have Sony HAP-Z1ES. I copy music files directly from Windows file manager without using the Sony Music Transfer program. Transfer using wireless is always slow, but transfer using wired connection is faster, up to 25 MB/s. 
Marantz SA-10 arriving Monday!
yes, same USB cable, Curious Cable 
Marantz SA-10 arriving Monday!
@thelefthand yes, Z1ES USB Audio output from Z1ES was improved with the latest firmware, but the bass is a bit loose compared to tighter bass and better slam when playing SA-10 from discs or USB drive.I also have Intel NUC7i5 with China-made (Zero... 
Marantz SA-10 vs SA-KI Ruby
I tried buying the SA-KI Ruby for my second system (single-ended) but in my country they are only sold as pair with PM-KI Ruby.  My regular hi-fi shop suggested I should get another SA-10 since the actual retail price is a lot lower than the list ...