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Bryston 7Bcubed vs Mark Levinson
@ddafoe I was only talking about the ST series that the OP owns. I have heard the 4B3 and it is much different on top. There are some folks who still like the older ST and SST line for bass. I have not compared too much to have an opinion, but I w... 
Say She She
Listening to the live performance on KCRW radio today. The album is released today or tomorrow. I have goosebumps listening to these ladies. Sort of like Chic meets the Bee Gees. Say She She serves up a discodelic trip through space-time, live fr... 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@jaymark the #16 is not big at all. I was really surprised at how small it actually is. It is bigger than the #8 but given the specs of the #16 I thought it would be much bigger.  
GREAT NEWS! The Coda Technology new #16 amplifier will arrive this week
My Coda #8 meters mostly moved when I used it as a headphone amp for my RAAL SR1a headphones. When I used the #8 with the Thiel CS3.7 speakers I really had to crank it up to make the meter move. If I were to get another CODA it would be the #16 w... 
Is there such a thing as a FOREVER DAC/streamer?
I have 2 of the same DACs for my 2 systems. It is the Musetec 005 DAC. I am in the process of building out my second system and my dealer is strongly suggesting I get the Bricasti M12 preamp/DAC at $16K. I am considering it as a final system purch... 
Bryston 7Bcubed vs Mark Levinson
The Bryston ST lineup is a little hard and can be fatiguing, though with a tube preamp you should be good. I have owned the 3B-ST, 4B-ST,  PowerPac 300, and 7B-SST, The following upgrade program is something to consider even if the 7B-ST is a bac... 
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
For me, it is really a matter of sonic preference and not so much on price. The Mola Mola Kaluga is a no no for my ears. The D'Ag is also a no go for me. I heard that gear with Dan demoing it with $250K Wilson gear, no thanks. Magico for the most ... 
Depeche Mode to release new album 'Memento Mori' in 2023
It is being recorded in Santa Barbara, CA.  
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
I have had about 10 amps in the last 2 years and they all sounded different at volume levels no where close to clipping. I sold my KRELL amp yesterday and only have Benchmark AHB2 monos left. Both of those 2 amps are very different sonically. I us... 
tube tuner or solid stat tuner
My tube tuner, a Magnum Dynalab 108T  is a bit warmer sounding than my best SS tuner, a Accuphse T-101. Both sound excellent but the tube one was about 6x more expensive. In hindsight, even though the MD 108T sounds incredible, I could live withou... 
GREAT NEWS! The Coda Technology new #16 amplifier will arrive this week
@jaymark I believe current is more important than watts. The CODA #16 being prime example.  
GREAT NEWS! The Coda Technology new #16 amplifier will arrive this week
@jaymark We had the same modded Voyager amp. I sold mine sometime back because I decided to keep the CODA #8 over the Voyager. Not saying the CODA #8 was better than the Voyager. Just that I had another amp that I thought was similar to the modded... 
Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
The upcoming KRELL KSA i400 amp was measured recently with the following numbers according to my dealer. - 400 Class A at 8 Ohm - 800 (400 Class A) at 4 Ohm - 1600  at 2 Ohm - 2200 (I think) at 1 Ohm When I had my Thiel CS3.7 (until 2 months ... 
To ROON or not to ROON ?
I use Roon with a $500 cheap DELL mini computer. I am a power user of Roon since I have 3 Zones for headphones and 2-channel, and sometimes Convolution filters (DSP) on the headphone Zone. I helped a friend setup an audio booth at a show using Ro... 
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
@smodtactical There is a dealer in Winnipeg that sells CODA. I have spoken with him in the past and he maybe willing to send you a demo 07x.  I was not able to quickly find his contact info in my emails or a search of ad's on USAM. CODA can get y...