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Morrow Audio Speaker Cables
The SP3 speaker cables came in the other day. Didn't notice an immediate change/improvement, but still burning them in. The MA3 interconnects came in today, and I DID notice an immediate improvement with them. They're not even broken in yet, they'... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
@tksteingraber Thanks! I’ve been trying to avoid going down the rabbit hole of discovering a NOS tube that’s older than I am (I’m 42) and falling in love with it only to never be able to buy more down the line, especially with an amp that needs at... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
I have been running quad matched Psvane CV181-T MkII tubes in my Freya+ for a couple of months now, but having heard great things about the Linlai E-6SN7 tubes ordered a quad matched set of them as well to roll and compare. Well they came in yeste... 
Morrow Audio Speaker Cables
I put in a couple of orders last week. One pair of 1 meter long SP3 speaker cables with their 40% discount code, and then two pairs of MA3 interconnects (all XLRs, one pair 0.5 meter length to go between my DAC and my preamp, and one pair 1 meter ... 
Anyone having shipping issues with Viva Tubes
No issues at all with my order of quad matched Psvane CV181-T MkIIs. -Ed  
Coaxial - USB from DAC
Why do you need to use a coax splitter for your DAC? I am having a hard time finding the cause for this in the original post (sorry if my comprehension is failing us). The USB output from PCs are generally poor to begin with. The long USB cable r... 
Great network streamers with only USB outputs
In my chain, I use USB from the source to feed a Gustard U18 DDC, which then feeds my DAC (Musician Draco) via I2S. The results have been phenomenal, definitely an improvement over going directly to the DAC via USB, and also better than going stra... 
Streamers under $1500
I have two questions for you: 1) As others have asked, what DAC are you running? 2) How much do you value listening to music on the go?   If you have a decent external DAC (and even better, a separate DDC feeding said DAC), and you’re interest... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@lanx0003 well…guess I should be glad that I went with the dual 48V/5A option, then! Granted, I always believed that in the spirit of actually running separate monoblocs, it would imply powering them with actually separate power supplies as well. ... 
Connectivity for Gustard U18?
@whitestix Yes! I am using I2S at this time and it sounds fantastic. Which connection methods have you experimented with so far? Did you find a clear preference? -Ed  
Connectivity for Gustard U18?
This should be plug-n-play for you. My MacBook Air worked plug-n-play with my Denafrips Ares II DAC and I don't expect the Gustard U18 DDC to be any different. All that said, I will confirm tomorrow when I receive my own U18. I'll try hooking my ... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@phd believe it or not, there are people out there who simply write off Class D and some even Class AB right off the bat without so much as a blink. -Ed  
Could Class D really be that good?
@lanx0003 I am not sure if it will be detrimental to performance, and I imagine a lot of factors come into play (efficiency/sensitivity of your speakers, listening volume level, driving impedance/load of the speakers, etc.). I didn’t see any resul... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@lanx0003 Yes, I am hoping to make that cut as well. I have a feeling first 200 will go FAST. I plan to get a pair without power supplies as I already have a pair of 48V/10A units that I currently use with my ZA3s. Once the V3 Monos arrive, I’ll r... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@lanx0003 a little under 3 hours until the Kickstarter for V3 Mono opens up!!! -Ed