dhite71

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Recommend me a DAC under 3k
@kuhyay  I think we can all appreciate brand synergy for both sound and aesthetics.  I see you are leaning to ANK which will match your other gear.    i have had limited experiences with DACs with only two brands, Schiit and Audio Research.  I s... 
Ethernet streaming
I was expecting and hoping to see more about the dCS Bartok.  I recently visited a dealer that was over the top of how amazing they are.  There seem to be a fair share on the used market so that could be good or bad as they have a few levels up fr... 
Matching the cartridge to the phono stage
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Matching the cartridge to the phono stage
@ajones82  My vote is to keep your Hana and listen to it.....I bet it will work just fine on the MC low setting and you will be happy.  In my experience I have only seen the gain of a phono section.  My phono stage has 74db in high setting and I h... 
Transparent Cable comparisons across both level and generation
Thanks everyone for your ideas.  Got the Super Gen 5 speaker cables connected last night and have been listening a lot since.  I have not gone back to see how the difference compares but just from listening it does seem as if I am getting everythi... 
Transparent Cable comparisons across both level and generation
Thanks, jafant! I just found an 8ft pair of Super Gen 5 yesterday for a good price so got those on order and the dealer is seeing what Gen 5 Super balanced IC he can get for me.  He had one 1m pair and I need another plus a 5m.   Excited for the... 
Transparent Cable comparisons across both level and generation
Excellent...thanks for that!    
Transparent Cable comparisons across both level and generation
@docknow  Thanks for that insight.  In my example, purchasing 20 year old Ultra speaker cables for $1400 vs new Gen 6 Super cables for $2200....would be better to get the new Supers, correct?  The Ultras I saw are 4 generations behind the Gen 6.  ... 
UPDATE. ARC REF 6 upgrade to 6SE.
Oh that is great to hear for their service turn around.  Sending positive vibes to MN for that team for whoever is taking over the helm.  I didn't realize they were actually doing the upgrade, I thought they just provided a new 6SE and then the 6 ... 
Wilson Audio Sasha I or 2 ?
@mmbl622 Hello there...what did you decide on?  I have Sophia 1 with ARC REF gear and am getting the itch to upgrade.  I heard some Sasha 1 at a friends house and was very impressed.  He has modest SS gear, don't recall brands.  I really wanted Al... 
Cartridge Advice Please
The Kleos offered a very nice and detailed presentation but was a bit too 'in my face' and a bit bright compared to my Purple Heart.      
Cartridge Advice Please
@mytthor appreciate the referral of Steve and Ray for service.  I had read somewhere of others having a good experience with them.     A near mint Lyra Kleos came up for sale on USAM yesterday at a great price so I bought that.  Lyra has been a ... 
What record cleaner is the most bang for the buck??
+1 for squeaky clean It's not fancy and a bit awkward to leave out due to having a small shop vac involved but if you are going to make cleaning a once in a while event where you get everything out and clean one evening and then put it up it woul... 
Cartridge Advice Please
@russellrcncom Are you using this as the stock arm on an RP10 or modified a non-Rega turntable?  Don't suppose it matters....right?  Just curious I should have included Rega RB3000 in the title as many have commented on choices on other brand arm... 
Cartridge Advice Please
@lewm - I know we have to take online commentary with a chunk of salt but I have been in sales for all of my life and pride myself on empathy and being open-minded.  As I mentioned it was very disappointing how responsive and helpful the SS group ...