Responses from markmaloof

Denafrips Aries II and Mac laptop issue
Update!  A few weeks ago I got in touch with Alvin, got the firmware update (had to use my wife's PC), but now the Ares II works perfectly with my macbook pro and two different iphones.  The new firmware fixed it. 
Denafrips Aries II and Mac laptop issue
Also, I'm running Mojave, as a couple of my music interfaces were not working with Big Surr. 
Denafrips Aries II and Mac laptop issue
I also have weird issues with the Ares II and my older Macbook pro (which I will be most likely updating this year).  I need to make sure the DAC is selected for USB first before plugging in, or it freezes the macbook or my iphone, and I have to r... 
Convergent Audio SL1 MKIII pre-amp best for $2k?
As a happy owner of a CAT SL 1 MK3, I can tell you that the only thing that would make me get rid of mine Ultimate MK 2 
What amp with Innersound Eros ?
I am using the Innersound amp (the current iPower 333) with a Transcendent Sound grounded grid tube preamp, and I don't think it's an overly bright amp, but an ACCURATE amp. I had used Monarchy SM70 Pro monoblocks before, and liked them, but the I... 
Monarchy SM-70PRO users, important discovery
Sure. No big deal, you just have to switch the interconnects. 
Anyone in NYC own the Quad 988's or 989's?
The same goes for me. I own 63 USA Monitors, but would love the hear the 988. I did get a chance to listen to the 989 once, and it was quite nice. 
The best speaker you ever heard?
I own Quad 63 USA Monitors, and love them, but do have to say that a pair of Quad 57s properly refurbished by Wayne Piquet had the most midrange clarity of any speaker I have listened to. My friend's Innersound Eros MKIII also gets a big nod from ...