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Qobuz vs. Tidal
Which one of the two has a larger metal / alt rock library ? I can find almost all I want on Spotify but the quality is not that good.  
Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
I have ordered few sets of the Xangsane and the 40th anniversary Accuphase clone power cables and also couple of Odin 2 aes/ebu cables. I will report once I get them and try them for few days in my system. I have several AC and IEC connectors of d... 
Absorption of digital hash
@mijostyn Totally agree. if a product is emitting RF or whatever then it is not fit for purpose and shouldn't be in the market.  
Absorption of digital hash
@ptss I just don't believe you can slap a little bit of some 'magic' material to tackle emissions. EMC compliance (includes RFI/EMI emissions) is big business in Europe and companies spend millions to ensure their products meet the requirements a... 
Absorption of digital hash
Just be aware that proper EMI/RFI interference shielding requires significant engineering knowledge and it is best done by professionals and requires very expensive specialist equipment. I see little point in trying ad-hoc solutions, it is very di... 
Streamer and DDC (I need AES/SpDif output)
Thanks, I will have a serious look at Auralic.  
Streamer and DDC (I need AES/SpDif output)
@soix the Hermes was also in my list but I forgot to mention it. You are right I definitely prefer AES/EBU to SPDIF. Could you tell me more how the Iris improved your system? In what areas? For my system, since my DAC does not have USB, I believe ... 
DAC Merry Go 'Round- why I stopped at Weiss
@atriya Have you actually tried the SPDIF or the AES output of the Lumin U2, the Hifi Rose RS130 or the Eversolo DMP- A8? I would be interested to hear which one you prefer. Also the Innuos Zen does not have SPDIF or AES outputs, only the ZenMini... 
Anything new with digital room correction?
@scottwheel  No I am not using the Waveforming DSP and at this time I have no need for it, it sounds like a very useful tool for subwoofer calculations and placement. My Trinnov uses their Optimizer and is now discontinued but still supported. Tri... 
Anything new with digital room correction?
Btw before the Trinnov I was using a TacT RCS 2.0 myself, there is no comparison between the two. The Trinnov is so much more capable and advanced.  
Anything new with digital room correction?
I have been using a Trinnov ST2 Hifi for over 12 years. It is only used in the digital domain between sources and my DAC, it has lots of optimization options and it is extremely flexible. The firmware has been steadily improved and I just couldn't... 
Integrated Amplifier for Raidho XT-2
If you liked the CS2 then I would also suggest auditioning the Aavik U280 or U580 .  
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
I still listen to a pair of Vienna Acoustics Mahler which I have since 2001, they sounded great and even better after upgraded crossover caps.  
What are the best GaN Amplifiers available today?
Thanks Soix, I will have a look. I sometimes modify equipment myself but I would not mess about with the circuit topology. Normally I would clean up the mains if needed, sometimes upgrade passive components to better ones (but one has to be very c... 
What are the best GaN Amplifiers available today?
@soix  thanks but I can't see a link.