dspringham

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verdantaudio Greatly looking forward to your impressions of the GAN.    
Peachtree GaN 1 Beta
Keep in mind that the MiniDSP Flex only outputs at 96kHz on it's SPDIF connections so the MiniDSP/GAN 1 chain can't take advantage any any higher bit rate streams from the server. Does anyone see this as a disadvantage to using a conventional DAC/... 
Peachtree GaN 1 Beta
So Ralph, are you saying that the data output (to be sent the the input of the Gan 1) sampled at 96kHz would not necessarily be a restrictive limiting factor to the ultimate performance of the Gan -1?    
Peachtree GaN 1 Beta
Regarding use of MiniDSP Flex for digital domain volume control, the specifications state that the SPDIF digital outputs have a sample rate of 96khz. Sounds like this would be a limiting factor going into the GAN 1 which can accept up to 192khz ra... 
Peachtree GaN 1 Beta
Also agree about the omission of a USB input which would seem a superior choice for interface. Would there be a specific technical reason for SPDIF only as it relates to data conversion to PWM or just a lower cost, more easily implemented interfac... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
@ricevs  I share your enthusiasm for the GAN 1, however I'm wondering if you have actually ordered one or have otherwise had hands-on with a unit. Would prefer real world experience rather then speculation.    
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Still enjoying the Nenuphars but missing the rich, full bottom end of my previous Harbeth 40.1. Looking at subs here in Canada, the Cube Sub 10 lists for CAN$7400. Gulpl!!! They must perform extraordinarily for that sticker price. I’m sure there ... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@stephendunn  Had you ever tried the DAC2 module in your VR L2iSE? I was on the hunt for an external DAC upgrade thinking I was missing something with the VR DAC 2 in my own L2iSE. The recently referenced review on Audiophile Style comparing the... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Tried Gallo TR1 sub (sealed 10 incher) in the setup. Took it out right away - granted, not the last word in high-end sub sophistication but in my mind all it did was muddy the low end. Much prefer the Cube's "naked" - plenty of bass foundation in ... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
As an update, I just posted this in speaker related another thread;"I put one of these Zen amps on my Cube Audio Nenuphars and it sounds unearthly good. Using a Vinnie Rossi L2iSE with Elrog 300B’s for DAC and preamp duties. With these speakers th... 
Picking an Open Baffle speaker for 2w SET amp - plus bonus question !?!
I put one of these Zen amps on my Cube Audio Nenuphars and it sounds unearthly good. Using a Vinnie Rossi L2iSE with Elrog 300B's for DAC and preamp duties. With these speakers the Zen sound amazingly natural and open - wide soundstage, wonderful ... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
rwpollock - which model Ansuz cables are you referring to that you place as your first preference.I have C2 level Mainz Power Distributor and C2 Mainz power cables. Have always been tempted by their speaker cables but seem to think (from what I've... 
Zavfino
Anyone have any experience with the Majestic USB cable? 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
If anybody’s interested, just put up some more photos on my virtual system page with better views of the speaker cabinet finish.Continue to be impressed with the sound of the Decware - just amazing clarity. I’m thinking... Nenuphar with direct wir... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
I'v posted a few photos under a quickly assembled systems page (dspringham's System). I'll have to some close up to showcase the Nenuphar cabinets - really quite gorgeous - the high gloss piano finish is elegant.Signal chain;Ansuz C2 Power Distrib...