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Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@noske- that’s a good question- one would think the criteria would be either quantitative (specs and build-related) or qualitative (sound quality of various parameters), or both.  Not sure if that’s what you meant by your response   
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
Is this thread confined to opinions on Atmasphere Class D only?  I have owned the top Class D offerings from Nuprime and Merrill, and if Ralph's amps can hang with the performance of the Merrill 116's, well now that would be something special...  
New Coincident Frankenstein 300B Stereo Version
@Charles- I completely agree with your last point from a purely theoretical standpoint.  I live 10 minutes from Coincident, and have likely owned more models of Coincident speakers over the past 20 years then most on this forum.  One of the best p... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@verdantaudio- you should try and get some Aries Cerat product at some point.  Build quality is insane.  Even the Helene Dac had a fluidity that my previous Rockna and Tambaqui dacs couldn’t match.  The Kassandra is a completely different level af... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
+1 @verdantaudio- spot on and one of the best thought provoking posts on digital I have read on this forum… An Accuphase dealer I know said the new $25k Dac 1000 is incredible, and low and behold I believe the architecture is based around an ESS S... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
**oops- pardon the spelling above- believe it is TAMBAQUI…  
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
I’ve owned the top Rockna Dac and also the Mola Mola Tambacqui.  They are very good (I would not hesitate to own the Tambacqui again as it’s an extremely pure sounding Dac for solid state).  However they are handily beaten by Aries Cerat.  My budd... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui
Not in the same system- one of my buddies has the Pacific, another has the AC… 
Mola Mola Tambaqui
+1I don’t disagree- synergy is key…. In an all-tube system the Tambaqui dac could be great.  Also the volume control on that dac is also very good.  There are few dacs that have a very well implemented volume control.  My Jeff Rowland Aeris dac (w... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui
How many in this thread who are responding have actually owned a Tambaqui dac?  I have…. It is a superb solid state dac- extremely low noise floor with excellent purity.  Would I own it again?  No question.  However it was handily beaten in an A/B... 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
As a 'dac only' in my second system, the Jeff Rowland Aeris with supercap PSU has upped the ante vs all my previous solutions- will add that it sounds amazing driving amps direct... 
What DAC upgrade made you say “DAMN, that sounds SO MUCH better than my last DAC”?
Just acquired the 'old school' Zanden Reference 4-box setup (model 2000 transport; 5000 Sig. tube dac- $44k combo when launched).  Best solution after 25+ years digital only, but as a 'dac only' limited in resolution to the newer stuff- but oh so ... 
Favorite cable brand.
In order of preference from what I have currently:Inakustik (by far the best)......Ocellia...Gabriel Gold 
Rockna Wavelight thoughts?
I owned the Rockna Wavedream Signature (top model) for a while along with the matching Wavedream Net server.  Excellent dac that was a very close with the Mola Mola Tamaqui dac I had at the same time.  There were plusses and minuses to each.  That... 
If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
I would transport myself back to 1984 and watch the Prince (Purple Rain tour) concert me and a couple of high school buddies were at all over again- it was amazing...