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yggdrasil dac and Innous Zenith MK2
I'm not sure that's fair cortes, no magazine can be 100% trusted, because of commercial pressures, but reviewing on the basis of country of origin? HiFiNews is very enthusiastic about US products, particularly ARC and Wilson of course.OldSchool, I... 
yggdrasil dac and Innous Zenith MK2
I asked the company at a show, what was their favourite DAC under £2000, to match the Zenith. they had no second thoughts, the newish Chord Qutest. I've heard them together and the sound is excellent. This months HiFi News, a UK mag, reviewed the ... 
For those of us over 60..
Over 60, youngsters, some of us won't see 70 again.Not very original, but the Beatles of course, with Joni Mitchell as a solo artist. She got me through the teenage angst, just. 
Music Server - The Search Begins
I'm beginning to bore myself, but consider the Innuos server. It sounds great to me and there is a range of price points, I chose the Zenith, which uses an SSD. I've got 2400 + CDs on it so far and 1TB is 86% full. Ripping is fast and very easy. I... 
ARC Ref 75se owners
I've had no problems over 4 years, I think it is. A wonderful amp that is not going to be changed. I can't afford to anyway, now I'm retired. I have to say I don't crank up the volume, I have neighbours. As JohnnyR implies, the tubes have the repu... 
Favourite Opera Recordings
I think the Solti has always been my favourite Ring Cycle. I have the Karajan cycle, a wonderful Christmas present from a friend a few years ago, when he was cutting right back on his vinyl. 
Whats playing on your system today?
Phantom Limb, Self titled album Had this CD for a while but never played it. A small Bristol group with a wonderful female lead singer. Described as a mixture of Country, Gospel and blues, but who cares, it's just a beautiful sounding album 
Wilson Audio Sabrina . . . I'm smitten. Should I consider others?
I have to say, as a long term non Wilson fan, I loved the Sabrina when I heard them first and on several further occasions. I use an ARC ref 75SE and the Sabrina sound perfect with ARC amps, IMHO. I am still not a Magico fan, a defect in my charac... 
Equipment that has made you 'stop' looking?
Being retired, I'm done upgrading anyway, but more by luck than judgement, have ended up with a system I'm happy to stay with till it breaks, or I fall off my perch. TW Accustic Raven one Turntable, Ortofon 309D armInnuos Zenith ServerMagnum Dynal... 
What is your speaker ownership history since 1995?
Dates are Approximate:Monitor audio MA4, owned for some years by 1995Dynaudio Audience 50 1998Living Voice Auditorium 2000Living Voice Avatar 2003Acoustic Zen Crescendo 2005Daedalus Audio DA-Rama 2010I cam honestly say I enjoyed all of them, but t... 
Music Server Recommendation
Another vote for Innuos. It is good value and easy to rip, a big plus over some more expensive competitors, such as Aurender. There seems no point using a Server, then adding a NAS, particularly if it doesn't use SSD storage. So if you need 4 TB's... 
do i need a new DAC
On a similar search and I'm inclined to Chord. In your case if you only need a DAC, go for the Qutest, said to be the same as the Mojo2, but no pre amp, headphone input. IThe Mojo more for mobile headphone users, not a home HiFi. When I demo'd the... 
Converting from UK power to US power
Some pieces of kit can be converted at minimal cost. I have converted from US to UK voltage on a few occasions, without difficulty. It usually just needs an engineer to connect the transformer output to different taps on the transformer.Kit has to... 
Art Dudley Calls B.S. but without naming names - PLEASE DO!
I'm not sure the June HiFi Plus is available over the pond yet, but this issue of price arose when I read it. It concentrates on whole systems, not individual items and at least two of the articles feature whole systems well into the £400,000+ are... 
Innuos Zenith
The SE V Statement comparison is a trifle academic, if there are no more SE's available for sale. There is always the second hand market I suppose, but good luck there. I haven't seen any Zenith or Zenith SE available on the second hand market. Th...