clio09

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Vac Avatar or Cary SLI-80
I own a Cary V12i and find it quite musical. I have just paired it with a Cary SLP-98L and am using a pair of Spendor 1/2e speakers in the set-up. I'm familiar with VAC and they have a great reputation. Your decision to buy Cary or VAC should come... 
What's Absolute Best Upsampling CD Player $2K-$3K?
Tekhifi,Since you dropped the upsampling requirement I'll weigh in. I went the non-upsampling route. I purchased an Alesis ML9600 CD player/burner and hard drive recorder (40GB) that was modified by Tube Research Labs($1500). I also purchased an A... 
Need some advise on DAC's please....
You may want to look into non-up/oversampling DACS. Audio Note and Shigaraki (47 Labs) have good information on their sites about the concept. Both have good products as well which I looked at closely before deciding on an Audio Mirror DAC availab... 
CDP or Transport/DAC- Need help
I just went through this process and ended up with the following:Alesis Masterlink 9600 (modified by TRL). These can be bought for about $800 new and the mod is $550. Vh (Chris Ven Haus) Pulsar coaxial digital cable with WBT nextgen connectors as ... 
Which Used CD Player for Under $1,500?
I too was looking at the Sim Equinox. It was my goal to do an in home audition with a Jolida JD-100 (I still may). However, as fate (or fortune) may have it I ran into an Alesis Masterlink 9600 CDP, Recorder, and HD unit. This one is a TRL mod and... 
Looking for a good pre-amp to mate with Cary V12i
Jond,Thanks for the response. Reason I ask is that I have read some posts regarding matching based on whether the amp has a high or low sensitivity rating. My current preamp, about 9 years old now is a N.E.W. P-3 (designed and built by Cary). It h... 
Looking for a good pre-amp to mate with Cary V12i
Jond,Thanks for your response. I have been following the Supratek discussions on Audiogon and recall seeing a post or two of yours there. The input sensitivity of my Cary is 3.5 volts, would the Herron be a good match in that respect? 
Should I pay a lot for a DAC?
I have just gone through this process and looked at many DACs: Ack, Benchmark, MSB, Bel Canto, Scott Nixon, Audio Note, 47 Labs and more. I finally settled on an Audio Mirror D1 DAC for $499. It's available on Audiogon brand new from Audio Mirror.... 
Jolida JD 100 vs. Simaudio Moon Equinox
Goatwuss,Thanks for the reply. I own a Cary V12i and have a tube pre-amp as well. I think you could be right about overdoing it with the warmth. I am slowly coming to the reality that the mods may be overblown and that less is more. The mods Reads... 
Jolida JD 100 vs. Simaudio Moon Equinox
Readster,Why do you prefer the modded units? Do you have a preference for Underwood mods or some other shop like Sound Odyssee. It seems a basic mod package might be enough to improve the sound but not enough to dramatically change the unit. Any t... 
Jolida JD 100 vs. Simaudio Moon Equinox
Kck,The Sim Equinox lists for $2200 I believe. I saw one on here for $1350 but decided against it. They are very good quality players, but my thoughts now are that if I go with Sim I would want the Moon Eclipse, which currently is out of my budget... 
Jolida JD 100 vs. Simaudio Moon Equinox
Thanks for the responses. It's a tough call on my end. I would be running the Jolida or Sim with the following gear: Cary V12i stereo tube amp, N.E.W. (Cary) P-3 tube pre-amp, Spendor 1/2e speakers. I currently have a Quad-77 cdp and have been tes... 
Do I Wanna Adona?
I recently purchased the Nemesis amp stand and two platform shelves. I am using the platform shelves on a VTI rack and decoupling them from the frame with sorbothane. First of all let me say this, the service at Adona is excellent. The first Nemes...