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Review: Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center CD Player
So far as I know, the upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0 affected only the DAC and not the CD drive. Since the signal from both the CD drive and USB input travel through the DAC, I expect that the upgrade has affected both CD and USB playback practically equ... 
Review: Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center CD Player
I recently returned from a trip and could swear that my Cantata 3.0 has changed a bit for the better. It seems as though the bass is a bit more extended and a bit fuller. These changes are a further enhancement to my involvement. After having been... 
Review: Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center CD Player
It is my understanding that the 2.0 upgrade dealt with the USB/Processor board...that brought the Music Center from 96k capability to 192k and allowed for UPnP network playback too. This 3.0 version/upgrade is primarily a DAC board upgrade and alt... 
Review: Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center CD Player
I have what must be one of the very first Cantata Music Center 3.0 versions out there. While I have not had it long, I am really enjoying the sound.Steve Huntley upgraded my unit a couple of weeks ago. The 3.0 upgrade represents almost four years ... 
Why are Harbeth speakers expensive while its drivers are not.
I own a pair of Harbeth Super HL5's that I bought about ten years ago. I have always enjoyed them. So, maybe seven or eight years after I got my SHL 5's, Harbeth introduced the SHL 5 plus. I am not sure how many years Alan Shaw dedicated to refini... 
New Luxman DA-06 doesnt sound so great. Will it get better?
I have heard a Luxman DA-06  from an authorized dealer in the US so its voltage was set to the US 115v standard. Using the DA-06 out of a Macbook Pro computer up sampling to DSD using JRiver Media 21, the DA-06 has different digital filter setting... 
Upgrade Linn LP 12 or buy new table
I respectfully disagree with bpoletti when he says that the "absolute BEST a LINN can sound is nowhere close to modern tables in that price range." I suggest that you find a competent Linn dealer to help replace the springs and grommets, tune the ... 
Linn sondek vs sme
Hi daveyf. I agree with you regarding tone arms. The LP12 suspension limits the tone arm selection and the RB300 is not in the league of a Triplanar; provided, however, that the RB300 is really, really good for the money. I am sure that Linn would... 
Linn sondek vs sme
Comparing turntables can be really difficult. If one really wants to compare turntables, one needs to mount the same tonearm and cartridge on both turntables one intends to compare - and hope that there is not sample-to-sample variation between th... 
Turntable for life
Even a Linn LP12 sold in 1973 can be brought to current production standard. And with 150,000 LP12's in circulation, Linn has incentive to continue to improve the LP12. Linn is a substantial company with 150 to 200 employees, far larger than pract... 
Linn Sondek LP12 impressions
Thanks daveyf and zavato. My answer to the original question in this thread is, "yes, the LP12 is still in use" despite its 'old design' and the LP12 serves as a "reference." lharasim suggested that current vogue favors idler wheel and direct driv... 
Any Herron VTPH-2 Phono Stage Owners out there?
I recently received a Herron VTPH-2 from Keith Herron. I bought the unit at the same time that I updated my VTSP-3A(r02) to (r03) status and updated my M1A's to current production standards. I own a Nagra VPS phono stage along with a Nagra PL-L li... 
Linn Sondek LP12 impressions
I bought my first LP12 in 1982 and have owned one for most of the time since, though I have also owned other tables including several Rega P3's, the Roksan Xerxes, Roksan TMS, Michell Orbe SE, Avid Acutus, Spiral Groove SG2 and, currently, a Spira... 
Where to get GNSC mod CD player repaired
Hi Everyone, Steve no longer does any repairs or support of GNSC modded units. That business closed and Steve is not able to make himself available for support and repairs. When GNSC closed, he did provide a link to some technicians he recommended... 
Resolution Audio - Cantata
The Stereophile review omitted much of any description of how the Resolution Audio Cantata sounded. John Iverson did a good job of checking out all of the different ways in which one can get digital signals to the Cantata and said that all of thos...