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Thiel Owners
@jafant Happy New Year - ALL Happy New Year to you as well! My life with my CS5i's continues. I made a major improvement in my sound with a new EVO B4B DAC. Added detail and musicality. I just added a Don Sachs DS2 preamp that is not yet full... 
Line Stage Preamps that blew you away $2500 Edition
@gochurchgo ...My fear with passives is sounding thin... I own an Axiom II passive and I understand your comment. In my experience, ever, a thin sound could reflect how the sound of your source is is playing nice, or not, with the rest of your ... 
When choosing new Speakers, what matters most to you?
Hi All, Good thread although I got confused, more than normal, with the buy American and auto sub-discussions. Entertaining but not necessarily helpful to select speakers🙂! Comments were made more than once that the speaker needs to fit the room... 
Line Stage Preamps that blew you away $2500 Edition
@gochurchgo  I got my hours wrong, the DS2 has only 15 to 20 hours on it. Don't know where the 50 came from, although Don told me it would take that long to break in.  It started out with a bit too much treble, but that went away pretty fast; an... 
Line Stage Preamps that blew you away $2500 Edition
I have been using a CJ 17LS2. Very good used for like what $3,500? New was about $5,500? Just acquired a new Don Sachs DS2 for about $2,800. Still figuring out how it sounds but after just 50 hours it is as good as the CJ if not better. FWIW   ... 
Fritz Carrera BE vs. Harbeth 30.1
Hi All, May I ask a question? Has anyone listened to Tyler Acoustics Linbrook Sig or Taylo monitors and can you describe how they sound compared to Fritz Carbon speakers? Trying to get a handle on the Fritz "house sound", especially considering... 
Compare Large Advent?
Hi All, Okay, can we please discuss the Large Advents a bit more? I am in the market for a set of stand mounts for a second system, which is the reason for this post. (Main system is PWT, EVO B4B, Don Sachs DS2 pre, DNA-500 and Theil CS5i's). R... 
New Mojo Mystique X
@mitch2 While there may well be other DACs that listeners of electronica would like better, the B4B is far from "slow and syrupy" and it sounds very good in my system on all types of rock music, blues, and popular/vocals.  I agree. My new EVP ... 
Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
@longinc  Good idea! I have a handful of favorites that I know very well. After listening a bit closer, the improvement in decay is exceptional to me. Seems to be part of the better separation between different voices and instruments. Should b... 
Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
Hi All, Bear with me, I will get to the point😊! I have thoroughly enjoyed my used Theta DS ProBasic III DAC that was probably  $2,500 when new. It is teamed with a PWT. This was after a succession of delta sigma DACS that always left me gritting... 
Some DACs I am Considering-Any thoughts?
All this statement speaks to is what this poster hasn't heard@jjss49 This is so true; been there, done that myself. And is why I question the logic of buying inexpensive DACS because the technology is changing so rapidly. My Theta DS ProBasic... 
Thiel Owners
Wire sucks in various ways. Keep it all short. @tomthiel  For sure!  
Better CD Sound: The Search
 It is thoroughly organic and superb with tone and timbre of instruments and vocals.@charles1dad Given my sound preferences, you make a compelling case....maybe after the new preamp....    
Better CD Sound: The Search
I received my Pro-Ject CD BOX RS2 transport today @charles1dad  Hey charles1dad, have you possibly reinserted your old PWT into your system to "reconfirm" how much better thd new Pro-ject sounds?   I am interested in any new comparison detail... 
DAC That Punches Above Its Price Point
I personally own a Chord QBD76 and have no urge to replace it with anything else since it sounds splendid in my system, for the money. I may be setting up another system and was wondering if there is a DAC in the lower price bracket that punches ...