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Review: Holo May (L2) DAC and the Musetec Audio (LKS Audio) MH-DA005 DAC Compaired
Great review!  I still love my May KTE but am always interested in reading what others think about the May and comparable gear.  To me it feels like we are in a golden age of DAC development.    
SUT Advice - Which Ones Are The Best?
Lots of great responses.  I really appreciate it!Peter 
Upgrade Clearaudio Performance DC or move up to Ovation?
I owned a Performance TT a few years ago and contemplated this same move.  I really like Clearaudio and thought an Ovation made sense, but what I really wanted was an SME.  Luckily I found a dealer who had a NOS SME deck in their stock and wanted ... 
Terminator plus vs Holo Audio may KTE
Herb Reichert has compared these two DACs in his column.  Not a head to head comparison but this might be useful:https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-40-denafrips-terminator-ares-ii 
Opinion on SME 15
I have the SME 20/2 that I bought about 6 years ago and can honestly say it's a real keeper.  I'm not saying I will never upgrade to something else, but for 6 years now I have had no interest in doing so.  It's just rock solid and the longer I own... 
New Phono Stage - KTE LCR-1 Mk5 Very Impressive!
wish it had additional balanced output.I thought so too.  My JC-3+ has balanced outputs and I really like that feature.  But after comparing using the unbalanced outputs I really don't hear any difference other than the 6dB extra gain from balance... 
New Phono Stage - KTE LCR-1 Mk5 Very Impressive!
How does it compare with the the best tube unit you have heard in your setup? Minus the tube rush, of course. It sounds much better than the BAT tube stage that I had a couple of years back.  In hind sight, that phono stage may very well have b... 
New Phono Stage - KTE LCR-1 Mk5 Very Impressive!
I was just shopping for another phono stage and ended up with a Fosgate Signature. But this looks interesting too. What are the gain and loading options? They are abundant.  I don't have the exact list of them here but their website might have ... 
Holo Audio May DAC
@eugene81 Herb Reichert in a recent column/review, listened to the dCS Bartok and compared it to the May DAC.  His conclusion was that the Bartok beat out the May, but only by a small margin (my words, not his).  I am not sure if this comparison i... 
Holo Audio May DAC
Here is a link to a very thoughtful (and glowing) YouTube review of the KTE MAY DAC.  Very informative as well.https://youtu.be/Wa3sOSRa-U0 
Holo Audio May DAC
@nquery  Very nice write up on the comparison!  Thanks.  I am enjoying this.Peter 
Holo Audio May DAC
@nquery I'm looking forward to hearing your future findings.  I have not experienced harshness, etched or overly detailed sound from mine.  I have not heard this experience from others either, so it is a curious thing.  Break-in could be a part of... 
Half speed masters. Are they worth the extra scratch?
I can't say I notice a difference when comparing other audiophile pressings.  Half-speed mastered records are usually doing all the right things in the manufacturing process outside of the mastering, so they do tend to sound good, just not sure it... 
Why Does All Jazz Sound The Same?
Yeah, I know.  I was mocking my coworker who always says that jazz all sounds the same.  I should have explained that but I wasn't very much awake yet when I had that thought.  I told him he should try listening to the Grateful Dead (who I love BT... 
Why Does All Jazz Sound The Same?
Sorry guys.  Was making a joke!  I love jazz more than any other music.  I used to think it all sounded the same but once it clicked it became my favorite form of music.  I feel like a troll for this.  Should have added sarcasm quotes or something...