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Volti does it again!
I guess, in theory, he could have a "generic" tour model...but then again, how are people going to feel about eating two way shipping costs of $500+ if they don't like them....let alone all the finger pointing that could very well occur when a 11... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@verdantaudio, were you using the stock power supply with the 204 or something else?   I have the 205 and just purchased a Keces LPS for it and thought it was a nice improvement in dynamics and maybe it offered a little more fullness/mass to the p... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I purchased Magico S1s (out of state) without ever hearing any Magico speakers.  Hindsight it was not the smartest decision.  I liked them but never loved them and sold them 3 years later.   I don't regret owning them, it is the loosing some $$ on... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Does anyone know the damping factor for this amp?  I don't see it listed, but do see 200 listed for the no-8.    I had a Pass X250.8 and XA-30.8 (both listed at 150) and really liked them but didn't find either as good as a few other amps I've own... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Buy mass market gear and it will get you about 50% there. Seeking quantity over quality go for the $300 turntables and hit the used record stores. Your raspberry NUC streamer and an $800 DAC with Amazon music should get you the same sound quality... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I have not tried converting to fiber.  I trust many members who report a a negative impact  I also strive to avoid additional power supplies associated with the fiber conversion. I feel a good switch resolves the noise. @fastfreight, there are ... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
tone - must be natural  dynamic range - must be able to sound laid back and gentle but scale up to explosive forces fast, as fast as demanded by the recording  low noise floor Texture in the bass warm and palpable mids extended and sweet h... 
What’s the best DAC < 6k (system specific)
@audioman58 , All I am saying that the HQ player is not "built in" the T+A DAC 200. @audioman58, GoldenSound has a review up of the T+A DAC200.    He mentions major differences in sound quality between the PCM and DSD paths, and also mentions ... 
Weiss dac 204 vs Accuphase dac 60 card
The Weiss 204 is kind of an enigma in the sense there are a couple measurement based reviews which are negative and a couple subjective reviews which are very positive. I purchased the 205 after reading the positive reviews and compared it to my ... 
Have Luxman 509x. Considering Pass Labs INT-250 or Dan D’Agostino Progression Integrated
I got to hear a lot of different Pass amps at a show, and at a local audiophile’s home. Erik, it would be nice to know what generation of Pass amps you listened to (and the rest of the system);  i.e. are you saying the current .8 line is across... 
Advice needed: It's time for a new DAC
@bigfatpaulie, the Meitner MA3 hits your first two requirements, especially the first one, plus it's made in Canada!    I personally found its resolution very good but not great, compared to a few other DACs I've also owned.   I've owned the Berke... 
DAC upgrade
@signaforce, the Weiss 204/205 is: Depth: 16.5 cm / 6.5 inches Width: 10.5 cm / 4.2 inches Height: 9.5 cm / 3.8 inches It is a pretty small box.      
DAC upgrade
I've owned the D90 (AKM4499), RME, and Yggy LIM. I found the D90 dynamic, ultra resolving and clean, but very analytical and fatiguing and returned it within 30 days.   The RME was less resolving (at least less forward), less dynamic, but very ea... 
Has anyone tried a linear power supply with a Weiss 204 or 205?
I really like the Meitner because I listen to a lot of classical music and prefer a mid-Hall perspective.  I don't like bright sound and don't need details front and center - though I want them to be there. @paullb, that is a good way to descri... 
Weiss 204 to Bricasti M1 series?
@audioman58, do you get paid per post by T+A by any chance 😀 I see you pumping the 200’s tires on pretty much every DAC thread. Yes, my local dealer who sells the Meitner MA3 (which I owned) and 200 says the 200 is a great DAC, but in my experien...