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Chord Dave Replacement
The other thing I've learned about the Chord Dave is it can sound very different depending on the interconnect and/or power cord used. 
Chord Dave Replacement
hgeifman,I don't know if your question is directed to me or not? If so, I've never directly compared the two; therefore it would be unfair to answer your question. 
Chord Dave Replacement
nitewulf,No, not anymore. I listened to a couple other DACs and decided to keep what I have. 
Chord Dave Replacement
It doesn’t get too hot to touch. I can leave my hand on it as long as I want to. 
Shunyata Sigma Speaker Cables and Interconnects
I tried the Sigma interconnect and speaker cables. I like the tonality, but to my ears, in my system, the images are bloated. 
Kef Blade or Kef Blade Two for bigger room
" I like the giya 1 and 2, but I was never moved the same way the blades emotionally swept me." Your statement is proof that we all hear things differently. I've listened to KEF Blades and Vivid Giya 1s and to my ears that Vivid's are on a totall... 
Pass labs XA-160.8 monos - or -  Mark Levinson 536 monos for Magico's
I heard the Bricasti M28s compared to McIntosh 601s, Jeff Rowland 725 mono-amps, and Absolare tube amps in the same system. The Absolare is in a different price category, but was my favorite amp . The M28s were my least favorite with a very dark s... 
What's Next
I realize that you only listened to the PL300s. My question should read, What  will the system consists of when you audition the PL500s? 
What's Next
What are the other components in the system with the PL500s? The PL500s are voiced on the slightly dark side compared to many of todays highly talked about speakers. In my system the PL500s have as much detail as any other; however it doesn't hit ... 
What's Next
smcampbell,There are no absolutes in Audio, only preferences. I've owned Wilson Audio Sophia 2s, 3s, and Sasha's. I've owned Audio Physics, Revel, Aerial, Artemis EOS, Mirage M1s, and listened to Dynaudio, Raidho, Magico, YG, KEF, Paradigm 7Fs, an... 
Chord Dave Replacement
Steve,Sorry anytime I read statements like, " The PCM DAC that buries them all and has the best technology for volume control.", I just stay away from. There are no absolutes in audio, only preferences. 
Chord Dave Replacement
There are a lot of people that absolutely love the M-scaler. I've tried it in my system and I don't like it. To my ears it makes music sound unnatural.  
Chord Dave Replacement
I've owned a PS Audio Directstream, Bricasti M1, Jeff Rowland Aeris, Chord Dave, and today I auditioned the Rockna Wavedream Edition DAC. Out of all of the DACs I've heard, I could easily live with the Aeris, Dave, or Wavedream. The Wavedream... 
Rockna Wavedream DAC - SE or Balanced...did you hear it yet?
I will be listening to the Rockna Wavedream DAC sometime next week. 
Paradigm Persona series
contuzzi,I've never purchased anything from Audiotroy. My dealer and I have been friends for several years and he allows me to either bring components home to evaluate in my system or I can listen to components in his system. I'm just as familiar ...