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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I’m waiting for you to try the CODA 16 stereo amp. Since it’s the guys who worked with Nelson Pass back at Threshold and this is supposedly right there with the .8 series, that would make for a good shootout. 
Holo Audio May DAC
I’d be curious, too, if anyone had heard this and the Rockna. Also, anyone compared this to the PS Audio direct stream?I know I’m asking for the impossible with all these comparisons, but anyone that went from the Spring to the May, feel free to w... 
Looking for a new integrated amp
I just purchased the M5si, really enjoying it. Very clean in presentation, lots of detail. I think it does have a nice richness to the sound. Compared to a class D Purifi amp I had, it strikes a nice balance. Lots of power. I’m waiting on a pair o... 
KEF ls50 meta’s are on the way
Nevermind, they’re all back ordered at KEF. Saw some white ones out there online...mapman, you are very patient. 
KEF ls50 meta’s are on the way
Why don’t you just cancel and purchase from Kef at this point.  
Reviewing the fabulous Silversmith Fidelium Speaker Cables
Added these in last night. Very apparent when they’re included once I started listening to some of my favorite songs to test. Just another level of clarity and separation, instruments are more defined. Vocals are excellent, really can’t believe ho... 
Reviewing the fabulous Silversmith Fidelium Speaker Cables
Waiting on delivery of my pair today. These must be the most revelatory cables known to man at this point, haha.It can only go down from here...just sporting a pair of audioquest rocket 44s, so pretty basic and tbh not much of an improvement past ... 
Distortion using Node 2i as streamer with Denafrips Pontus Dac
I had a node 2i and felt it didn’t do any favors for the DAC I was using at the time. Really I’d get something a little better.  
Distortion using Node 2i as streamer with Denafrips Pontus Dac
The other thing to consider is getting a better streamer to help with a good DAC like the Pontus. I think even a Zen mini or a Rendu would be a big step up from the node 2i 
Amp or DAC?
I tested them against two bookshelf’s - LS50 and Unifi UB5, since these are supposed to be somewhat ‘hard to drive’I just meant bass response  
Amp or DAC?
@djones51 it was a Purifi compared to a Hegel H90. Great clarity/quickness with the Purifi, but didn’t notice any more ‘control’ of the woofers from one vs the other. Have you compared an AHB2 with your class D amps?  
Amp or DAC?
@kijanki I agree that it may be the other way around and I’ve heard  it mentioned that this can be the case. I did my own comparison of with a 60w into 8 integrated amp that is stable down to 2ohms compared to a 225 into 8 amp, 425 into 4, and asi... 
OK here is the challenge for you
Your solid state system:Hegel H90 integrated Elac Unifi UB5You’re welcome 
Anything wrong with PS Audio DirectStream DACs?
I hear a lot of good things about Lumin from the T2 on up. There seem to be a lot of people that love the DS updates though. What I can’t figure out is how much better can these DACs get and aren’t the diminishing returns quick after you pass the ... 
Anything wrong with PS Audio DirectStream DACs?
I can’t seem to get much info on price other than it’ll likely be a $12-$15k DAC at least. The thing with Directstream that gives me pause is how high the THD has been measured in the past. I don’t know if these firmware updates are able to addres...