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    Need Help VTS testing and selection page with color ID........

    VTS testing and selection page with color ID.....

    http://vintagetubeservices.com/page6.html

    "Note: The colors do not designate the quality of a tube only the Mic. level." You want a real quiet...
  2. Review IMO you get the big stuff, but better gear brings...

    IMO you get the big stuff, but better gear brings out textures and nuances that make music playback more enjoyable. A good example of this is Pink Floyd/Happiest Days of Our Lives. The kick...
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    Somebody knows, they just aren't tellin...lol

    Somebody knows, they just aren't tellin...lol
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    SACD's copyright protection prohibits full...

    SACD's copyright protection prohibits full resolution audio via S/PDIF. You are correct, it's dithered down PCM or LPCM. The L being quantization levels are linearly uniform where PCM quantization...
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    They absolutely do work great. And yes, I have...

    They absolutely do work great. And yes, I have tried high end cables from big name makers. I used coax IC's for years until I went all balanced due to a diy DAC. Usually stranded center wire coax is...
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    Happy Birthday Tony!

    Happy Birthday Tony!
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    I like and use the Shurter DD12 series,...

    I like and use the Shurter DD12 series, specifically the DD12.9321.111. Digi-Key 486-1304-ND. IEC with filter, fuses and switch. ~$25. They sell the fuse drawer separately. 486-1274-ND, like $5.
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    Forgot to point out that on that HiFiDuino page I...

    Forgot to point out that on that HiFiDuino page I linked you to, he searched through that thread at diy and provided page links to the particular categories you might want to learn more about. For...
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    IIR bandwidth is an 'infinite impulse response'...

    IIR bandwidth is an 'infinite impulse response' bandwidth filter. With PCM a lower setting allows for least inbound ripple. DSD may like higher values. ESS allowed four options, 47k, 50k, 60k and...
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    With that amp, more like BAT man...

    With that amp, more like BAT man...
  11. I've seen what you describe but with 1/8" phono...

    I've seen what you describe but with 1/8" phono plug on the single end. Maybe Douglas or Blue Jeans cables could make a custom RCA-RCA's splitter cable for you?

    http://www.douglasconnection.com/
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    I browsed your manual. It is USB to I2S. They...

    I browsed your manual. It is USB to I2S. They supply proprietary drivers on CD.

    My diy ESS Sabre DAC is configured to save all DAC chip settings by input. Does your DAC save settings by input or...
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    Only thing I can offer is you are using different...

    Only thing I can offer is you are using different connection methods to get to the same DAC chip. I know Wyred makes good gear, but quality of the receiver circuitry and the implementation come into...
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    Other complaints about the Xciter were no remote...

    Other complaints about the Xciter were no remote and balanced outputs, but they did that to keep the cost down and still use high quality components where it matters. In regards to DSD, I have the...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I could always use a...

    Thanks for the kind words. I could always use a buffer....;) It's a whole lot different here now, post ESL.

    And it isn't like I haven't had nice tube gear. I like audio and have invested some...
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    Digital has far worse problems to fix. And that's...

    Digital has far worse problems to fix. And that's a fact.



    I care. You get what you accept.



    Well you haven't heard enough then and probably won't cause you and others have created an...
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    Well Dan is right about digital, the format is...

    Well Dan is right about digital, the format is all about damage control. Or better expressed, digital reproduction produces artifacts that must be dealt with.

    Any discussion of coloration should...
  18. Need Help I have experience with both tube and SS systems....

    I have experience with both tube and SS systems. I'm also live and let live, buy and keep what you like. My fav tube gear were those with the lowest distortion. They didn't roll off the highs as...
  19. Jay is correct! Novice, I don't think so..... ...

    Jay is correct! Novice, I don't think so.....

    A chart showing melt temps of various alloys. My personal fav is Cardas Tri-Eutectic. Lead free is good for the environment going green and all, but...
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    Need Help Congrats Paul! Good choice.

    Congrats Paul! Good choice.
  21. Thanks for the kind words! Hey Carl! Glad you...

    Thanks for the kind words! Hey Carl! Glad you like it. Interested in hearing more from you as you spend more time with it.

    If you can solder, you can build one of these. Granted the Arduino/LCD...
  22. Need Help I always thought of you as thrifty, not...

    I always thought of you as thrifty, not cheap.....;)
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    Need Help Dan, maybe put the amp on top of the...

    Dan, maybe put the amp on top of the turntable..... :0
  24. LOL Man caves over the years....I'd be in.

    LOL Man caves over the years....I'd be in.
  25. There is a forum member here in New England that...

    There is a forum member here in New England that has a good start on the audio end....;)

    EDIT: My bad, more than a good start....
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