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New Stereo Times review on CODA CSiB Integrated Amplifier
Terry, thanks for the post! I really appreciate the feedback on the review.  
PS Audio BHK preamp owners
I’ve got mine set to 5ma using a 12v tube, though I didn’t realize it. I had a couple sets of Brimar 12AU7’s that weren’t playing nice with my BHK, I got them warrantied by Upscale. I’m running a set of current production “Kevin’s Stash” and Cryo ... 
has anybody else noticed this about flac audio?
@guitarsam some of it is probably system dependent too. I always thought that the AIFF’s and WAV files sounded better than FLAC on my prior DAC and streamer combo. I’ve upgraded since then. My new DAC seems more or less agnostic to the type of los... 
Why you want upsampling and upconversion in a server and why it sounds way better!
@audiotroy My Roon core is currently on a MBP, and I recognize how busy and electronically noisy those can be. I’m one of those that want to like upsampling. I like to think that I’ve tried every combination of upsampling in Roon; though likely, I... 
Why you want upsampling and upconversion in a server and why it sounds way better!
@audiotroy I’ve been round the mulberry bush several times with upsampling to my PS Audio DSD DAC. I know why Roon’s upsampling can be appealing. Depending on how it’s done, I can hear the apparent increase in space and detail around the notes. Ho... 
Upgrade from Pass Labs XA30.8 to X250.8. Worth it?
@jp_60173 Great input. What speakers are you using? 
Pass XA25 or Pass XA 30.8
Lol! 
Pass XA25 or Pass XA 30.8
I would also ask teajay on these forums for his opinion. He’s had experience with several Pass Labs models. 
PS Audio Windom. New Update.
I downloaded the sneak preview version and got a couple of hours with it tonight. The difficult part of evaluating a firmware update is that it’s difficult to do A/B testing. That said, two things stood out to me on my first listen to Windom. The ... 
Pass XA25 or Pass XA 30.8
@bobheinatz I arrived at Pass after owning a Decware Torii Mk IV (fun amp, and great conversation piece!) I figured I’d give the Pass line a quick try, and started with the XA30.5. I loved it!When I think back on the XA30.5, I remember it eclipsed... 
Upgrade from Pass Labs XA30.8 to X250.8. Worth it?
@ebolynEven though this thread is a little old, your observations are still incredibly relevant. When I first started this thread, the question came down to new speakers, or a new amp. I made the decision to get new speakers, which was the right d... 
SIMPLY AMAZING: Coda Technologies 07x Preamplifier
Very interesting! Are you publishing a full-review on this one? 
How important is a preamp for purely digital sources?
My experience is similar to Paul McGowan’s of PS Audio. I used to follow his mantra of “there’s no preamp like no preamp.” Paul’s opinion famously changed when he listened to an Aesthetix Calypso in a friend’s system. My experience has been simila... 
Tekton or Klipsch
@megido I’ve owned a couple different pairs of Kilpsch, and now some Double Impacts. I’ve heard and Older pair of Fortes, new KHorns, and new Jubilees. Id say the Double Impacts beat everything smaller than the KHorns, or Jubilees. Then it starts ... 
Help looking for dynamic warm romantic sound with detail
I know exactly the sound you are looking for, because that is what I’ve been looking for myself. I think I’m 90% of the way there.Speakers: Tekton Design Double ImpactsAmp: Pass Labs XA30.8Pre: BAT 51SEDAC: PS Audio DSD w/Bridge IIPower: PS Audio ...