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Need DAC Ideas
The above "review" of the S3 is more of a press release.However, there are various other reviews of the S3, including:https://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/aqua4/1.html 
Need DAC Ideas
Oops -  I apologize for posting the wrong price on the La Voce III  ! I bought mine from Alex at Alma Music in San Diego but it seems they no longer carry Aqua. A pity, as they sent me a demo model to try out before buying, which sold me on the un... 
Solution for Schitt Loki wall-wart power supply?
auxinput2:Thanks-- I had no idea the Loki had a linear power supply, inside !   
Need DAC Ideas
If you are looking for musicality first and foremost, I'd suggest a used Aqua La Voce. The La Voce III is now close to $5000. I paid about $ 3750 for my La Voce II.  At one point, John Darko placed Aqua DACs atop  several of the higher tiers in hi... 
Solution for Schitt Loki wall-wart power supply?
The concensus being that I shouldn't mess with my Schiit, I will move on to other possible tweaks. Thanks ! 
Solution for Schitt Loki wall-wart power supply?
fuzztone: "Tight quarters", here, too!  I appreciate your advice regarding likely return-on-investment. I was simply curious about whether this might perhaps be a neglected "achilles heel" in my system, having repeatedly  encountered the opinion t... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
Well, the two of you have provided much food for thought!  At this point, I think I need to take some time and try to digest what you've shared.  Thanks again for a deeply engaging discussion. I'll keep an eye out for your posts in the future. My ... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
Thanks for your suggestions, mahgister. I'm curious how intellectual understanding can impact the spontaneous reaction to music/sound that occurs on a non-intellectual level. If an interval "feels" unpleasant to us, it's not clear to me how unders... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
mahgister: I love:  "If the soul is an earth, music is the geology of this spirit....."You are a poet? 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
What a rich discussion !  Thank you, frogman and mahgister, for offering your deeply-considered perspectives. I'm grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a dialogue. Thanks, frogman, for the clarification re: Miles and technique. Up un... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
mahgister:  I felt, with that last post, I was going out on a limb somewhat to speak in such esoteric terms on an Audiogon forum and am glad it resonated with you. If you have the time and inclination, I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
Yes; "taste" is indeed a mystery.   I suspect, had we access to the entire spectrum of what we call a human being, we might have a better sense of what constitutes "taste". Music operates on multiple levels, some that are fairly evident and others... 
I admire Miles Davis, i admire Stravinsky; but i loved Chet Baker and Scriabin...You?
Very Interesting thread, even if it is somewhat "over my head"...I've repeatedly encountered the judgment in Jazz publications that Miles was not particularly accomplished, technically--  that his strength lay more in his ability to convey emotion... 
Why so many angry audiophiles?
Great thread!Some individual's self-esteem is apparently based to a large extent upon the degree to which they can feel superior to others.Certain posters on these forums seem to repeatedly initiate or become embroiled in conflicts with others tha... 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
B&W P5's. . . which I foolishly pared with Rotel components. Replacing the Rotel integrated with a Creek 5350 helped a little. The speakers might've sounded fine with tube gear. That was the last time I bought any audio gear based on how it so...