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Joseph Audio Perspective2 vs Harbeth SHL5+
@prof Thank you for such a detailed analysis, I own a pair of Pulsar 2 Graphene and a pair of Harbeth 7ES-3 XD and I could not agree with you more on their characteristics, in fact, you described things that I regularly hear with the Harbeths but ... 
Cullen Cable
I have not and for a $1200 order placed 2 1/2 months ago I’m getting a little concerned I understand and trust his reputation online but.   
DAC diminishing returns
@yyzsantabarbara I thought about adding a second AHB2, would be interested to know opinions on the improvement over a single stereo. Agree on the DAC3B, was too bright and hard sounding, put it in the system a number of times and it never stayed i... 
DAC diminishing returns
I had a full Benchmark stack, DAC3B, LA4, AHB2 and could never get really engaged with the sound quality vs other components, Pass Labs, ARC, HoloAudio. I ended up selling the DAC3B but still have the LA4 and AHB2. The LA4 is a very nice sounding ... 
DAC diminishing returns
@firstgrowth Well, I didn't want to read that but I can believe it. The 502 seems very impressive and I am probably right where you were at. I am currently running a Denafrips Venus II and am waiting on a new HoloAudio May KTE, hoping this will be... 
Cullen Cable
Thanks for the reply, this is my first order with him ~$1200, 4 power cables and a power strip. He has a great reputation and certainly he's affected by supply chain issues like everyone else. It's not necessarily the wait, which I can understand,... 
Cullen Cable
I have a decent sized outstanding order that was placed April 22. I emailed Patrick 2.5 weeks ago and haven't received a response yet.  
DAC diminishing returns
+1 for Alvin Chee at Vinshine Audio, excellent customer service and communication, absolutely no concerns with purchasing from him.  
DAC diminishing returns
I've owned the following DACs over the years and have settled on liking the R2R sound overall vs the DS chip DACs. Denafrips Venus II Benchmark DAC3 B Bryston BDA-3 Chord Qutest Schiit Bifrost 2 Topping D90 MQA Topping D30 Pro I had the... 
Quest for an external Dac has resulted in me way down the rabbit hole
+1 for Denafrips, Alvin at Vinshine Audio is a pleasure to deal with, excellent customer service. As with any system, it's a balancing act to find components that complement each other so Benchmark may be good in one system whereas a Denafrips may... 
Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated
I've had a handful of DACs, Benchmark DAC3, Topping D90, Bryston BDA-3, Chord Qutest. I have now settled on a Denafrips Venus II, build quality is outstanding and sound quality is excellent, zero harshness, sounds very open, musical, tonality is v... 
TV and upgraded cables
The point of the article was to understand the fundamentals of the technology better and based on that determine that it is not possible for the cable to affect picture quality outside of single bit/pixel errors.  
TV and upgraded cables
https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tvs-entertainment/7976/expensive-hdmi-cables-make-no-difference-and-heres-why  
New Look for Audiogon hard to work with
Echo all of the above, user experience has been significantly downgraded, the list view was much easier to scan.  It seems like the search results are incomplete and grouped incorrectly also with keyword vs. similar items result sets.