rareace

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Best DAC for around $2,500 or less
I received both the Schiit Bifrost 2 and Border Patrol SE-i recently to compare a couple of well reviewed DACs. I have to say that the Schiit was not very impressive to my ears so that is going to be returned. Sure it sounds nice but overall not a... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@dvdboulet It was very easy and no soldering required. Just need to remove the screws and slide the top plate off the unit. The IEC AC Inlet connecters are clipped in so it was a simple swap and we were done.-Alex 
Borderpatrol Dac SE
Just purchased the SE-i and out of the box it sounded AMAZING! The best DAC I’ve owned. In a nutshell smooth, natural sounding with huge power on the low end. One of the best upgrades in my system and highly recommend to anyone looking at the this... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@hm1 No doubt the 3500P is a great conditioner and Bob was awesome to deal with during the ordering process. -Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@mike_ostradick Yup all six are reading the same hot/neutral reverse. I emailed Bob but he doesn’t seem concerned. I would need to ship it back to him which would be a pain. I’m just not really sure what to do. -Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@mike_ostradick I went to Lowe's and purchased a multimeter. The cable checked out fine. Left on both ends beeped. Any ideas on how to check the conditioner? -Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@mike_ostradick I don’t have a multimeter but happy to buy one if you let me know how to use it and perform the test. -Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@mike_ostradick That is my guess as well but I don't have another 20amp power cord. I've reached out to Bob to request another cord and hopefully if he can accommodate. Do you know if he does the actual termination? I read somewhere that is the ca... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@milpai @rdoc @twoleftears @dvdboulet @bacardi I noticed something interesting and slightly concerning recently when I was testing my outlets with a receptacle meter. I got a neutral/hot reverse polarity warning when connected to the AC-3500P. My ... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
Hi all,Hope all is well and just wanted to post my feedback after having the Inakustik 3500-P for a few days of listening now. I can say it’s as everyone has mentioned which is overall SQ improvement with no detriments. Soundstage, Microdynamics, ... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
I'm with you @ozzy but Bob is offering me a full refund if it doesn't meet expectations so that made it easier.-Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
@milpai Thanks for info and I'm going to go ahead and place an order for the 3500P this weekend with Bob. Hopefully I'll get the same improvements you have experienced. Btw did you upgrade your ac receptacles?-Alex 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
Thanks so much for you feedback @milpai Unfortunately I just purchased some hand made custom cables from Maze Audio which I'm pretty happy about even though I'm a skeptic on cables. I'll be honest that I purchased them for the aesthetics as they c... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
Thanks so much @dvdboulet for your detailed response! Sounds like the problems you had with the other conditioners are what I am experiencing. Can I also ask what power cable you are using with the 3500P?  Also do you connect to an aftermarket out... 
Experience with Inakustik 3500P Power Conditioner??
Hi,I’m interested in getting this but want to find out if any of you guys had a negative experience with power conditioners prior to the 3500P? I’ve demo’d the Audioquest Niagara 1000 and it actually took away some dynamics such as bass so I’m hes...