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external DAC with SACD
The device twoleftears recommends will do the job of extracting the SACD layer from the disc, however the SACD layer is DSD format and you will need a DAC capable of supporting DSD.  Your UltraLink does not support DSD so a new DAC will be require... 
Is Pentatone Bailing on SACD?
I too enjoy the music on PentaTone and was surprised to read your post on SACD.  I checked the PentaTone website and found the following, which indicates not all releases will be SACD, but they have not abandoned it.PENTATONE was founded with the ... 
Vandersteen Question
I’ve got original Model 5’s and have tried the rear tweeters on several occasions, but always think it is too bright.  My room is small and there is a concrete block wall behind the speakers so any rear output gets reflected back.  I did have some... 
PS Audio Bridge II DAC inputs
In order to use the PS Audio Bridge you need to connect it to the network router via LAN cable (CAT 5/6/7/8), not direct to the computer.  The computer with the music files (or streaming music from the internet) must also be connected to the same ... 
POSTPONA 2020
I watched some of it live and some after the fact.  All videos have been posted on the AXPONA page so you can still watch.  I’ve watched about 3/4 of them.  I should state up front that I’m not a Facebook user, but I was told that was the only way... 
Buying in Canada, bringing back to US
Northman, if you buy used from a regular store you will still pay sales tax.  If you buy from a private party, then probably not. 
Buying in Canada, bringing back to US
Theoretically, anything manufactured in the US or Canada should be importable duty free.  I have never tried a high dollar item, but my wife and I have traveled to Canada many times (we’re about 20 minutes away) and have never had to pay any dutie... 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
Josh358, I didn’t recall any ads in Absolute Sound (I no longer subscribe to Stereophile) so I went and looked for them and did find one I recalled seeing.  It said they were going “On the Road Again” to “select cities”, but no mention of when or ... 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
This is the second time I have seen reference to these speakers and them being demoed at dealers, yet not a peep on the Magnepan website about this.  So where does one find information on the speakers (other than these posts) and when and where th... 
PS Audio DirectStream DAC measurements by ASR
Rather than put my two cents in on this discussion (I have owned a DS for five years) I would suggest reading the thread on the PS Audio site where Ted Smith, the designer of the DS, and many of the forum members respond to the “findings”.  See ht... 
Discontinued?
Wturkey, the replacement for the DMP has been in a state of flux.  At one point not that long ago Paul McGowan said it would be released very soon.  This model was going to have improved Red-book performance but would not play SACD (too expensive ... 
Speaker Recommendations - from Vandersteen 5As
While I can’t offer any good suggestions (other than maybe the Verity’s) I am more interested in what you don’t like about the 5A’s versus the 5’s.  I have 5’s and really like them, and have certainly thought about upgrading, but every time I have... 
Why are there so many PS Audio BHK-mono or stereo amps for sale? What Gives?
These amps are NOT turkeys, they are, in my opinion, quite nice. Yes, I have a BHK 250, but I am certainly not alone in that. Are they the world’s best amp? Nope, actually nothing is, you said it yourself; “there are no absolutes in audio and ever... 
Suggestion To The Moderators To Rid This Site Of Spam
It would certainly seem likely that many, if not all of these spam posts are by new “members” so they could be controlled.  The solution that other sites use is first time posters have to have their posts reviewed by the admin prior to actually po... 
Catastrophic Accident! What To Do!?
I would recommend that you send it in to at least get an estimate for repair.  If I understand your post correctly, if the repair costs too much for you, then they will purchase for parts.  That sounds like a win-win situation, under the circumsta...