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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... 
Horn speakers , high efficiency but not “shouty”
hORNS by Autotek out of Poland are outstanding as well, and not shouty in the least.  I have the Symphony model @ 95db efficiency- have run it with 211 SET/Aries-Cerat Incito S preamp; and Grandinote Shinai 37-watt pure class A solid state integra... 
Mola Mola Tambaqui or Denafrips Terminator Plus?
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Mola Mola Tambaqui or Denafrips Terminator Plus?
Interesting how no one in this thread appears to have heard the Mola Mola Tambaqui extensively.  I have owned it- wonderful dac- it took Aries-Cerat level digital to beat it... 
Aries Cerat Helena or Mola Mola Tambaqui?
I've compared both in the same all Aries-Cerat system (I owned the Tambaqui previously).  They are both fantastic- the AC Helene is more open on top with wonderful organic tonality.  The Tambaqui counters with incredible purity; S/N ratio off the ... 
Inakistik LS-2404 Referenz AIR loudspeaker cables
+1000 to everything written above.  Having owned many excellent cables over the years, the Inakustik are really the next level and a true end game product.  Superb detail retrieval in a completely unforced way along with stunningly natural harmoni... 
NUPRIME EVOLUTION ONE-BEST CLASS D AMP ON THE MARKET
**Sorry- I meant Nuprime Evo Ones (not Ref Ones) 
NUPRIME EVOLUTION ONE-BEST CLASS D AMP ON THE MARKET
It's amazing how many 'opinions' there are from those that don't actually own these amps.  I have a pair of Nuprime Ref One's (used to own Merrill Veritas) and they are fantastic.  There is a natural tonality to them, along with super low noise fl... 
What have other owners of Tekton Design Ulfberht Speakers discovered?
Can the Ulf's be driven by a 10-watt 211 SET amp? 
Monitor Audio Pl 300ii vs. KEF Reference 5
@fast- good topic.  I heard the big PL500II's a while back locally here in Toronto area.  Whilst I could appreciate them from all the audiophile check boxes, for some reason they didn't gel for me into a complete package- I can't explain it.  They... 
Always long for (upgraded) first love: Sonic Frontiers Line 3
+1 to BRF's comments.  I also owned a Line 3 with SE+ and Dueland copper foil caps installed as well (they barely fit).  pcX and I coined it the 'Platinum Plus' Line 3 :-).  Still retains the 'too neutral' sound- bass is decent, but missing the or... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
Hi Guido- I currently use a Levinson 512 for SACD, but also have a Rowland Aeris Dac, and it's fantastic, however, even more (very slightly) pure and natural sounding to my ears is my newest addition- the Reimyo DAP-999EX Limited dac, and I have d... 
Is there a Blu-Ray player that does SACD and has Audiophile quality sound?
Yes there is, the one and only- Marantz UD-9004 with Tube Research Labs (RIP Paul Weitzel) power supply mods.  Believe this was an $6k player in the day- massive unit, superb built quality, sonics and video.  I run mine to a 14' Stewart screen wit... 
Paul Weitzel from Tube Research Labs
I wonder what will happen to Tube Research Labs now...