Responses from whipsaw

As promised my thoughts on my newly installed Townsend Podium isolation system.
As promised my thoughts on my newly installed Townsend Podium isolation system.
Excellent review, and glad to hear that you are so pleased! Oh, and I’m up next... 
Are Japanese SHM-CD pressings worth the price difference?
I have had mixed results with Japanese pressings, but in general I would say that they do tend to be superior to the originals. I have had more limited experience with XRCDs, but have found them to be outstanding.If you like jazz, the Blue Note se... 
Hegel H390 power cable
FWIW, I use an Isotek EVO3 Sirius with my h160, and am happy with it. 
Jazz listening: Is it about the music? Or is it about the sound?
I'd say that it's both, and I too listen to more jazz than ever these days.To my ears acoustic music almost invariably sounds better than electronic on a high-quality system, and I suspect that the recording engineers (e.g. Rudy Van Gelder) who fo... 
Denafrips Iris DDC won't work with Mac Book Air running Audirvana
Contact Alvin Chee, the head of worldwide distribution for Denafrips. He is excellent at helping customers solve problems.Use the contact email on the vinshineaudio website. 
Why get a separate DAC
I own a Hegel h160, and have found my Denafrips Pontus II DAC to be superior to the internal one in the amp. It also provides more flexibility (e.g. OS/NOS, more digital input options).This is not to disparage the HEGEL DAC at all, as it does a go... 
Looking for a DAC under 2k
@traudio I understand what you are saying, and didn't mean to imply that you were being a racist. I simply thought that what you suggested in your first couple of posts seemed over-the-top, and too sweeping.In many cases, all other things being ro... 
Looking for a DAC under 2k
They don’t run production the way we do in the US. We have in process checks and inspections at most every step. They tend to run a product start to finish and check the results at the very end of the process. You’re doubling down on a dubious ste... 
Looking for a DAC under 2k
I can't offer comparisons, and primarily use a CD transport source, but I have also been quite happy with the Denafrips Pontus ll. 
Townshend Audio Podiums: The Full Review
@pmiller115My understanding is that ozzy chose/requested to have the thread deleted, so it was not an example of censorship. 
Budget Hunter: Spendor S8e vs Totem Hawk
@craig–coFWIW, from my admittedly limited experience, the Harbeth M30.1 (and 30.2) are a clear step forward from the M30. 
My personal top Tone Poet records
Any thoughts on Hank Mobley's Poppin'?Mobley's Soul Station on XRCD is superb. 
Townshend Audio Podiums: The Full Review
Congrats!We'll expect a comprehensive review no later than this evening! 
Best way to hook up Denafrips
I'm not a member of the Science! police, but have seen no compelling evidence whatsoever supporting the claim that an expensive USB cable can be superior to a solid, low cost version.