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A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
@ shkong78 I am still in Vietnam - an amazing part of the world to be sure.  You've certainly settled in a spectacular part of the country... NW Washington state is STUNNING!!!Enjoy the DAC and be sure to let us know what you think of it.  I was... 
A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
Just got the Lab12 DAC1 SE installed and have been listening for a few hours... here are some early impressions.I've had several DACs over the last couple of years - Weiss, Aesthetix, Wyred, Metrum, Theta and most recently, PS Audio (I'm sure that... 
Mytek Dac going Ac to DC power.
agreed on all the comments regarding the Astron power supplies.  they are very good - replaced a Hynes unit in my system.@erik_squires Not sure if you're aware of this, but the voltage can be adjusted on other Astron LPSU's rather easily...http://... 
A DAC that crushes price vs. performance ratio
Just purchased this dac and expect to have it in my system in a couple of weeks.  Will report back once I’ve had a chance to listen a bit. 
Files from a Harddrive to a DAC vs dedicated digital player?
For the last couple of years I used a Mac Mini with external HD as my digital source.  Recently got the itch to experiment a bit and moved my library to my NAS drive - left everything else the same.  I wasn’t expecting to hear any difference at al... 
RCA to XLR vs XLR to RCA... Converting Input or Output - Does It Matter??
@sbank as was already mentioned, Jensen can configure their transformers RCA to XLR or XLR to RCA - take note of the order of the X and R in the product ID as this will indicate the ins and outs.  there are three units: PI, PO and PB as detailed h... 
Subs to match with Raidho XT1’s
I’ve owned subs from SVS, Velodyne, JL Audio, Seaton, Vandersteen... I am now running Rythmik with my Raidho D1’s and recommend the pairing higly. 
"Best" mini-monitor?
Another vote for Raidho.  I’ve been enjoying a pair of D1’s for some time now and feel they are the best of any stand mount I’ve ever owned (Wilson, Revel, B&W, etc, etc). 
I am in the market for a $ 5-6 k monoblock amplif
The OP posted in 2011, so it's unlikely they are still looking for an amp... BUT, I will second the recommendation for Merrill Audio.  I picked up a pair of Thor mono's and was completely blown away when I first heard them.  While these are my fir... 
You were right about adding a sub.
it's been my experience that high passing the mains has a tremendous effect on the entire frequency range and is absolutely my preferred method of integrating a sub (rather than playing the mains full range and bringing the sub in at the roll off ... 
Power conditioner
Agreed on Running Springs... best I've heard in my system too. 
You were right about adding a sub.
do you have the ability to vary the location of the sub?  If you can move it 8-9 feet closer to the listening position than the mains, or time delay the mains, the timing / phase relationship can be carefully optimized.  Once that's dialed in I th... 
Merrill Audio Veritas
@bigkidz Sorry, I can’t help you there, but I do highly recommend you arrange for a demo... one cautionary note - only do so if you’re prepared to buy the amps! I’ve had numerous amps of various topologies - Atma-Sphere, VAC, Pass Labs, Spectron, ... 
Schiit taking orders (as of Dec 23) on Freya preamp
@ lalitkI would have gone for this component in a heartbeat if they have included the HT Bypass option.Given that HT Bypass is simply an input that bypasses the VC and outputs at unity gain, why not use any of the inputs and simply turn the volume... 
Moving From USA Overseas... Looking For Advice re: Electrical Service and Gear
Thanks, Al.  I've been trying to get that information from Running Springs but have yet to receive an answer.Here's one of the articles I was referring to:http://www.gson.org/stepdown/