gavin1977

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Tube Integrated Amp Recommendation
Nat audio 805 single…  
Preamp for First Watt F7
Schitt or if you can find one a used Don Sachs preamp  
Preamp vs DAC vs Streamer
I would go for a PS Audio Directstream (good deals on the music room) - get one with bridge ii card and sell the bluesound node to fund it.  Buy a higher end streamer later.   Another excellent option is the new Yggy More is Best, don’t choose L... 
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
@milpai you can certainly tell the difference between DACs in most systems, but what I’m suggesting with R2R (but also try for some other topologies) if that the better the source the wider the gap / scaling.  
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
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Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
…also depends upon how good your source is. I have a feeling that the Okto would sound better with most regular/intermediate music sources. R2R needs real high end to come into its own, otherwise it’s somewhat hobbled.  
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
I can understand the Okto being perhaps more transparent than the Aqua La Scala, but it sounding better than it… not sure.  Quite different sounding DACs I believe, but I have never heard the Okto. Are you able to provide more comparative feedbac... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
I just checked - it was the v2 that was demoed to me.  I think what I need to do is get it in my room and work with it.  A bit of a risk, but I feel as though I can get it to the point that I’m happy with the frequency response.  
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Fully agree with the feedback regarding optimised chain of electronics - something I have experience with. The amplifiers being used here are the ones with a proven synergy. Jazzon: What I’m hearing is the above frequency response. Dip in lowe... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Just had a demo of a pair of Cube Audio Jazzon and Nenuphar - pretty similar level of performance to be honest, with the Nenuphar having an smidge more polish, detail and soundstage - but I would happily go for the F10 select given the cost/benefi... 
300b lovers
Any indication on target preamp pricing?  
Dac that has tone and timing?
Aqua La Voce or La Scala, agreed with others on terminator and Lampizator and worth investigating. I wouldn’t consider T+A or RME or Chord if your after the best in texture and tone. Holo audio DACs do not have the PRaT, of the Aqua. Schiit aud... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@toetapaudio are you UK based and running the 23R?  Please drop me a PM if you are. @realworldaudio - great videos, I came across your channel a while back and have learnt a lot - so thanks!  Have you ever heard the Cube in TQWT or MLTL vs your V... 
300b lovers
I forgot to ask, will the new amp also take 2a3?  The LINLAI 2a3 apparently sound better than Elrog 300b, so high praise indeed.  
300b lovers
Amazing answers - I just hope I can afford these!