yage

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Pono and the Ayre Codex
I think when I first listened to the Codex with a pair of HD 600's in balanced mode can be counted as a highlight. I certainly felt that the Pono didn't give up much ground vs. the Codex in overall enjoyment, though it's much more portable. 
Pono and the Ayre Codex
I think the Pono and Codex have similar 'guts'. They sounded pretty much indistinguishable when I had a chance to listen back-to-back.Having said that, when I had the opportunity to compare the Codex to the C-5xeMP and the QB-9 DSD, both of which ... 
Question About DACs
@georgehifi - I’m afraid you need to learn more about DACs. The only DAC that would play the bits back as they’re stored on a compact disc is an R-2R with no oversampling. None of the Schiit DACs fit this description for 16 bit / 44.1 kHz program ... 
networking wire
The different categories of cable depend on the type of Ethernet network you'll be setting up - Cat 5e / 6 for 100 Mb / 1 Gb, Cat 6a for 10 Gb.I'd consider Blue Jeans Cables for reliable network cables if you need a long run. 
I want to dump my Oppo; but...
I would actually sell the C-5xeMP and look for a used DX-5 DSD. It can play music off hard drives and serve as a USB DAC for a computer in addition to handling your physical media - CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, etc.EDIT - I should add that it seems for... 
Popping sound on SACDs from Ayre
I have that player too and I experience a small single pop when first playing an SACD. As far as I can tell, it's normal. I think it's because the player is switching in the SACD decoder. 
Topping Dacs D-50, DX-7, and DX7s
The Topping DACs seem to measure much better (with stock power supplies, no less) than the Schiit Bifrost and Yggdrasil. At least you’ll have a better chance at getting a properly engineered product.I’m certainly tempted. If I ever have a need for... 
DAC's....Ayre versus PS Audio
You can get the QX-5 Twenty for less by eliminating unused inputs. It won't get you to the price level of the DirectStream, but it helps.QX-5 Base - S/PDIF + AES/EBU $6,950 QX-5 USB - USB + S/PDIF + AES/EBU $7,650 QX-... 
DACs that include ESS 9038 Sabre or ESS 9028 DAC ship
Ayre QX-5 Twenty (SPDIF+AES/EBU or SPDIF+AES/EBU+USB versions) 
New dac
I’ve got a pair of 3A Sigs. I’ve found that most bass problems stem from speaker / listening position placement rather than component issues.I used the ’odd dimensions’ method from the manual. Have you tried moving them around using this procedure... 
DAC recommendations for CDs in 2-channel system
Huh, those measurements of the Bifrost MB are pretty eye opening. I’ve listened to it during headphone meets and found it to sound a little steely and didn’t quite like it. I’ve also listened to the BorderPatrol DAC connected to a disc transport a... 
Delta Sigma DACs
I’d send another email to Cambridge tech support asking whether the player is actually reading the Redbook layer or is converting the SACD data stream to PCM format. Judging by the CXU manual, the menus’ appearance is very similar to my Oppo BDP-1... 
Ayre QB-9...listening impressions
Yep, the QB-9 DSD is a classic. Mine isn't leaving my system any time soon. 
D to A converter purchase....
Are you referring to the Yggdrasil or Gungnir? I think you are referring to the Yggdrasil, as I do not read the "preserving" text elsewhere.See the first question of the Gungnir FAQ (copied below):Wait a whole entire second there, buddy! Are you s... 
D to A converter purchase....
This thread discussion is beginning to read a lot like this one :)https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/schiit-yggdrasil-21-bit/post?highlight=2097152&postid=148...Yeah... ha! However there is an important point to reiterate here. Using two D...