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Denafrips 12 anniversary
I owned the Terminator 2 excellent dac ,the new 22th addition s bit warmer sounding slightly bigger soundstage and a hair more resolution  I bought the Bricasti M3 for its streamer dac aspect which is very clean sounding and detailed , the Termin... 
Denafrips 12 anniversary
What Denafrips failed to see is that China labor costs are 4-5x less  and they still want To read the higher $$  if anything with thus current economy they should have went up 10% at most   
Denafrips 12 anniversary
I looked at the previous model there was a $1k difference between the Terminator2 and-the T+.  The transformers have a mix with silver andGold ,copper shielding on wires, and a redesign shorter signal path . the Terminator 2-12 anniversary is a ... 
One dedicated circuit for each mono block?
IHave a friend who is a Audiophile and master electrician he did mine  awg 10 wire, 4 wire a common ground, and a isolated insulated ground using a separate buzz bar in the breaker box , a pure silver 30 amp breaker from Germany  land all copper... 
Lost it to Black Friday! Ordered it!
That’s a good start , as a Audiophile  you progress just add another $$ 0 the buying process never ends , and just tailored as you buy the next  better tier  of Audio equipment ,with me 40+ years later ,Digital for example has made great strides... 
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
If your system is good enough to hear it then it maybe worth it, also very important is that from your dac to preamp,or integrated it is Differentially balanced , meaning true balanced on both pieces of equipment , some are or many Fake balanced ... 
Roon DAC? help please....took a chance on Pachanko Labs - know nothing about Roon
Buy something worthy ,what’s your budget if in the $1k range the New Denafrips Aries-2  12 th anniversary model is a a great dac for the $$ monies . their Pontus-2. Is much better-still  and their best value R2R dac value at just under $2k.  
My first tube integrated: which one to get?
Get the Cary the kt150 is a much better sounding tube   
Power conditions for Integrated Amps
I have a special 4 wire 20 amp dedicated circuit using awg 10 Copper wire  copper gold outlets ,a common ground and a isolated insulated ground  with its own separate dedicated buzz bar , with Solid silver contacts in the breaker  from Germany ... 
Digital enhancement
The Kevalin tweaks go up to $15k ,that’s waay out of my budget.  
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
The Denafrips Terminator,and term+ , 12th anniversary and HoloSprings May KTE dacs  are substantially better ,you mentioned Chord these dacs are sonically more natural and musical then the Chord Dave , the dacs you have are a older generation . I... 
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
What you failed to mention which is far more important to the end result is What dac are you using ? I would hope at least $5k+  if you are willing to spend $2-3k on interconnects ,much much more important to say buy the latest Best Buy  Holospri... 
Where should I go from here with my digital front end?
Upgrade everything if possible , a good usb or Ethernet cable are at least $750 each , ether regen helps  most critical Ethernet cable is where the hub is  buy the best dac you can afford ,by far the most important component  for all detail and ... 
My Amp is good but probably the weak point
The coda is a Great amp, and preamp excellent they don’t advertise but I find them  Best Buy a shoot way above their price point ,and 3 amplifier power choices  their best effort is their pure class A 100 watt amp. But not cheap that being said  ... 
How crucial is the quality of a digital cable?
It’s a catch 22 mits not just the usb, or digital cable , but you have at least 2 Ethernet cables that too effect the sound quality  the Ethernet cable closet to the hub makes the most difference  the Ethernet hum too ,such as uptone audio ethe...