audiosaurusrex

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I knew I shouldn’t have thrown my Electrical Engineering text book in the campus pond!
@ezstreams I also have the RME and it is an already amazing DAC. I also upgraded the power supply to the Teddy Pardo as well as a decent PC. For me two things really helped improve this DAC other than playing with the settings. Very decent XLR cab... 
PS Stellar Power Plant 3 vs Synergistic Research Powercell 8 UEF SE
@bewgow Yes correct,  sound signature is a good way to put it. I don't think it was really "worse" but different. I guess it really is system dependent and a matter of personal taste. For my system I felt it didn't work and I was missing something... 
PS Stellar Power Plant 3 vs Synergistic Research Powercell 8 UEF SE
@bewgow I did and found the SR to be better in so many ways. The PP3 was veiled and masked some of the frequencies. The SR was super low noise floor yet transparent. The drawback is that it stays on with no main shutoff which the PP3 has in the ba... 
Tube Rolling Audio Hungary Qualiton X200, Power Tubes. (No Word Salad)
@earlflynn I was very tempted to purchase the X200 but wound up with the Octave V70 Class A. Curious about the driver and signal tubes in this unit. What did it come with and what are you presently using?The Octave came with KT120's and two JJ ECC... 
Safe and Sound (safeandsoundhq.com)
@uncledemp Agreed. I purchased an Octave V40se from them and loved it but wanted more. They worked with me to get the V70 Class A.  Mike and Aaron are both Class A people. Great store, selection and electronics.what did you buy? 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
@ivan_nosnibor Isn’t the Burl solely a A-D dac for mastering purposes? Or does it convert both ways, that wasn’t clear to me. I use the RME-ADI-FS with the Teddy Pardo power supply connected by a Synergistic Research Atmosphere Reference USB cable... 
SPL Phobos preamp
@ozzy62 I have the Phonos with my Acoustic Signature Triple X and used it with both the Umami Red and presently the ATArt9xA both extremely low output carts. The phonostage is dead quiet and extremely dynamic. I absolutely love it. I’m using it wi... 
Synergistic Blue
I use the blues on my phono preamp. Love the rich velvety sound. I also use the orange in my tube integrated with great results. You should definitely hear a difference with them. 
Phono Preamp suggestions between either Gold Note PH-10 or Whest TWO.2
@tgilbI have had a few cartridges running through the Phonos with amazing results. Currently using the ATArt9xa which is a ultra low compliance cartridge the SPL is flawless and dead quiet. I think a few owners have posted results on Agon. You mig... 
Phono Preamp suggestions between either Gold Note PH-10 or Whest TWO.2
I had the Hana SL and now the Umami Red. I looked at Gold Note, Moon etc. I wound up being extremely happy with the SPL Phonos. Has the ability to work with many cartridges and is dead quiet. I am extremely satisfied with the results. Super and wo... 
Vinyl guy seeking recommendation for a top level cd player
For me it’s a matter of convenience. I’m 60 and while I love love my vinyl, I sometimes just don’t like getting up every 20 min to change sides but I do when I’m into it. I have a Pioneer Modwright LX500 with IBM 6DJ8 Green Tops from Andy at VTS a... 
Does Steely Dan sound bright to you?
This is an interesting thread for me as I’m a huge SD fan for years. I actually believe that while there were issues producing Gaucho. It’s probably one of the best mixed and engineered albums of the decade. I know many sound guys that use this al... 
Raven Osprey with Spatial M3 Sapphires
@arafiq yes too bad. My family is down in Houston but they’re not cursed/blessed with this hobby ;-)I don’t believe the V70 will take the 170’s but honestly the 150’s are just so amazing.enjoy and hope you let us know what you wind up with. 
Raven Osprey with Spatial M3 Sapphires
@arafiq Yes I didn't speak to the bass. I have owned Parasound, Krell, more recently SPL and then decided to switch to tubes. So the big difference in bass for me came when I went with an open baffle speaker. I came from Vandersteen 2 ce's which m... 
All Benchmark System Question
I would check out the RME-ADI-FS, great dac with Bass and Treble adjustments.