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Esoteric K01: What are the best settings for CD?
Hi Guido,TEAC America have confirmed that DSD signals from an SACD go directly to the DAC.The only signals that can be manipulated by the filter circuits are PCM.RegardsRalph 
Esoteric K01: What are the best settings for CD?
Hi Guido,It was my belief that filters could not influence the sound of a DSD recorded SACD.RegardsRalph 
Esoteric K01: What are the best settings for CD?
Hi Jon2020,Your observations on sonics of each filter looked possible until I reached No.5.My understanding is the DSD signal path is direct and does not pass via digital filters - so I am at a loss with your comment that the digital filters lend ... 
Esoteric K-05 or K-07?
Hi Guido,Very interesting comments on the use of various Sort Kones under the X-01.I have something of a love/hate relationship with my Esoteric K-03 and have also been playing around recently with the use of various Sort Kones in my systemOne thi... 
Esoteric K-05 or K-07?
Hi Yashu,If lush is your train ticket then the Esoteric is not the right train! 
Vivid Audio Giya G1
If you can get past the odd look of the design and think you could live with the strange shape long term - then auditioning the Vivid Audio Giya is a must. As Audiooracle notes the bass is deep. That said, like Mezmo, I have far preferred the more... 
Big Step Up from Totem Hawks? 10k Speakers?
I went from Totem Hawks, which I agree are great value for money to the Raidho Acoustics C1 speakers. 2nd hand the Raidho C1 is less than $10k. It was a very big step up both in terms of resolution and bass definition. 
Is Cary Audio still selling CD Players?
I had a Cary 306 Pro for nearly five years. It was reliable and did not skip.I am scratching my head re opinion expressed above that the Cary is bright! I never found this to be the case. The Cary is fairly neutral but does offer a hint of warmth ... 
Raidho D1 audition
Here is a review on the Raidho D-1.An interesting read.http://www.audiophilia.com/wp/?p=10766 
Raidho D1 audition
05-25-13: Starfi3ldDracule1, how does the C1.1 compare to the D1s? When you mention extra slam, can it be compared to the c2.1s?Regards,Boon.Hi Boon. I may be able to help. I own the Raidho C-1.0 and the Raidho D-2 and have auditioned the C-1.1 an... 
Shootout: Raidho C3.1 vs Vivid Giya 2
Its high cost and unique appearance ensure that Vivid Audio¬ís Giya G2 is not the speaker for everyone...What else are you considering? Another option, also in the Raidho range is the Raidho D-2. I am also based in Singapore and have the Raidho D2 ... 
Any experience with Esoteric K-05?
04-14-13: JeffkadKiwi, btw, where is your blog? My blog is here 
Any experience with Esoteric K-05?
Hi Jeffkad,Trumps as in plainly elevated above or prevailing...Remember though, this is all subjective stuff; a comparison using my ears and my reference system does not mean one machine is better than the other.All I can say is that located withi... 
Any experience with Esoteric K-05?
Hi Jeffkad,In my otherwise neutral playback system as described above the scorecard on the Cary Audio 306 Pro vs. the Esoteric K-03 reads like this.The Esoteric trumps the Cary for outright resolution, sound-stage depth and object edging, treble e... 
Cary 306 pro compare to EMM cdsa se
I have a Cary 306 pro and I think it fits your requirement i.e. "musical non fatiguing machine" that is also good in resolution and dynamics. I find the Dynaudio C1 a bit bright so the Cary may help with that too.