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Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@batvac2 You might find this post written for the Musetec MH-DA005 thread to be relevant to the "missing data" issue you raise here.  
How does the VPI Aries II stand up to current mid priced tables?
@bdp24 You write, "I know Harry . . . used the term Acrylic interchangeably with Delrin" And just how do you know this? He definitely knew the difference. His clamps were made of Delrin. He writes repeatedly and consistently of his acrylic lead ... 
How does the VPI Aries II stand up to current mid priced tables?
@bdp24 I don’t think the finish is determinative of the plastic content. What you acknowledge to be a clear acrylic platter also had a matte finish. The finish on the platters was likely due to the machining of them. They were machined for precis... 
How does the VPI Aries II stand up to current mid priced tables?
@bdp24  Well, you have jogged my memory and there was indeed a short-lived 3 part platter initially introduced in the TNT II and no doubt carried over to the Aires.  I do, though, remember the black plastic as acrylic including for the base of my... 
How does the VPI Aries II stand up to current mid priced tables?
The Aires has always been an elegant TT. Just for reference I run an original TNT with an acrylic-lead platter and a TNT V bearing with an upgrade that includes a ceramic bearing and sapphire thrust plate. Also a Roadrunner and Eagle, and a flywhe... 
Use or sell/replace Oppo UDP-203?
Sell. Rip your CDs.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
Oops. That should be:  The other part of this puzzle is the selection of a USB cable, and they can be very, very different. More on this later, with at least one surprising result.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
I recognize that not everything in audio is predictable and also that different does not always mean better to all listeners. That being said, my own biases lead me to try to make full use of the USB to I2S in the Musetec with the advantages that ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@car123  I'd like to understand what you are doing, but I haven't quite made it.  Perhaps you can help.   As I understand it the Sonore is a DDC and has a USB in and an I2S out.  The Aurender is a combination server and DAC with analog outs, a U... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@sns I’ve also tried taping over USB pin 1 with no effect before I realized what was going on in th 004. Obviously there’s nothing in the LKS or Musetec at the other end of line 1, so taping has no point. As for power. The LKS 004 had all but t... 
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@raddoctor  Thanks for your response. That's great.  Do let everyone know what you think.  There's no published review; there's no advertising.  Just a bunch of guys who bought the unit and are sharing impressions.  
Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
@raddoctor Also just saw the announcement of the new AKM 4499EX chip which looks quite impressive. May wait for new DACs with this chip before jumping on Musetek bandwagon. I’m not sure there’s any "bandwagon" here. One thing some of us thin... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@jeony Although it seems not everyone will agree, my own thoughts on this subject, specifically for the Musetec, is that using a DDC that converts USB to I2S is not an optimal way to increase SQ. Musetec has put a lot of engineering and quality ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@lordmelton @debjit_g  I am not here to doubt the perceptions of others.  Nonetheless it is a strain on my own understanding of how things work to believe that the 10 year old separate LKS USB to I2S device can outperform that very same function ... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
Hi @lordmelton, If I understand you correctly, you are NOT comparing going from the (Aurender by USB  to the Musetec) to going from the (Aurender by USB to the LKS and then by I2S to the Musetec).  Is that correct?  While that comparison does not ...