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Audio reviews: too many analogies, never simple, but most of all, never clear.
Hey russellrcncom,Great question.  Classical, acoustic jazz, piano, and vocals that are well recorded are excellent for getting a "take" on how a piece of gear renders timbres/tonality, spatial dimensions, micro-details, image density, decays and ... 
Audio reviews: too many analogies, never simple, but most of all, never clear.
Hey roxy54,Thanks for your kind words regarding my reviews.  Just want to inform you I now write for Clement Perry's the Stereo Times website. 
Audio reviews: too many analogies, never simple, but most of all, never clear.
I have written professionally for three different websites ( Hometheaterreview/Six Moons/Stereo Times) over the last ten years. I can honestly state the following:1) I have never been asked to write a positive review because of the need not to off... 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Hey mrpaul,To answer your questions:1) It's a terrific match with the NSMT 100's.2) Yes, I have the 100's with the built-in amps.3) I never turn off the 16.0.  However, since you can put it into a stand-by mode which keeps the caps charged I would... 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Hey dep14,I know that Doug had found a better sounding JFET for this generation of Coda gear. However, I do not know which company he sources them from. I'm sure if you called him he would give you all the details. 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Well d2girls,Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My review piece is without the meters and I really like its "classy/understated" looks. Would I personally spend another 3K for the meters? I would not. By the way, the cost of the meters is extre... 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
d2girls,Your price on the Pass Labs XA-60.8 mono-blocks is incorrect.  The MSRP price is $13,500.  If your order the 16.0 without meters its MSRP is $13,000. Therefore, price wise it's an "apple to apple" fair comparison. 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
d2girls,To answer your question:I own the Pass Labs XA-60.8 mono-blocks, which are great amps, and like the Coda 16.0 better for the reasons I stated in the Stereo Times review. 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Hey Lancelock,I did not know you are Mike's customer.  He's a great guy and a total expert on all things in high-end audio.  Yep, you could always go up the "chain", but remember your starting high up already with your number #8. 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Hey lancelock,Believe me you will not be disappointed with your No.8, it's a great amplifier!   
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
The answer to both questions is yes. 
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
Hey Guys,Out of the two guest listeners did bring his Terminator over to hear it in my system compared to the Tubadour III SE DAC. He was some whatshocked how much more the Audio Mirror sounded "analog" with more meat on the bones 3D imaging compa... 
Has anyone compared a Denafrips Terminator to an Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE
I had two visitors who after they came to hear the Tubadour III SE, sold off their Terminator DACs and replaced them with the Audio Mirror.  I wrote a review on the Audio Mirror DAC for Stereo Times, that's why the listeners came over and found th... 
cec tl-5 oem usa version
Hey kully560,I have both transports in-house and the Jay's Audio is the better sounding of the two.  Has the warmth of the CEC, but much better clarity and soundstaging.  It also is built to a much higher standard then the CEC.  It more expensive ... 
Rockna Wavelight thoughts?
If you are looking for a great R2R DAC take a look at my review on the Audio Mirror Tubadour III SE DAC on the website Stereo Times. It retails for $2,500, is beautifully built and is exceptional music maker. By the way I know three listeners who ...