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Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@carr123  Yes. I used an rj45 ethernet cable from the DDC to the dac.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
I have tried the LKS USB Digital Interface (DDC) for a few days with  the 005. In my set up, the LKS I2S ethernet input sounded slightly relaxed with a touch less resolution than the straight USB input. I'm  not sure if I will keep the LKS DDC.  
McIntosh MC402
I'm a 402 fan and long time owner. Always listenable, clear, and liquid. It has a decently low noise floor. To get the most dynamics and transparency you need to experiment with  preamps. I got very good results with the Hegel p20 and p30. The 452... 
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+1  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@melm  I just wanted to give you some credit for doing such a fine job on this thread The Mustec traffic belongs here in your good hands. You have done an outstanding job making people feel welcome and expertly informing them. My review helped kin... 
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@americanspirit  +4 Nice review. These impressions are consistent with most here.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@boxer12 "So I've been going through some of you guys posts & have ordered the following: D-Link DGS105 (shipped but not received) AQ Pearl Ethernet cables (received) Fiber Patch Cable (received) 2 Ethernet to Fiber converters (received)... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@Boxer12 It’s a D-Link DSG105. It is available on eBay for a bargain price. It was recommended by a manufacturer.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@boxer12 I'm using the Zen Stream with the 005 as well. I mostly listen to files from my hard drive via JRiver. I think the quality is excellent. Based on Digital forum advice here, I run it with a switch and an optical cable in the chain.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@lordrootman I think @melm  put it very well in a nut shell: If measurements don't correspond to what people hear, then the wrong things are being measured.  
Glare on Choral recordings, classical vocals
I had this when listening to sopranos in loud passages with speakers that had metal  dome tweeters. It was solved with new speakers with soft dome tweeers.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@car123  Me too.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@lordmelton  Did you try the LKS 100 without the linear power supply? I'm thinking of trying it, but thought I could hedge my bets by not buying the lps unless I heard some benefit with the lks 100 on a cheap switching power supply first.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
@Toddk31 I think of this audio hobby as a means to enjoy music. It is hard for me to relate to the objectivism school. I don’t understand why you didn’t listen to it. Do you feel it possible that you are biased by measurements? I’m not belittling... 
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Another interesting (and obvious) question is do to different pieces of audio equipment that measure the same sound the same. If the answer is no, then the ASR philosophy goes down in flames.