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Who is excited about Capital Audiofest 2023?
Bache speakers were very, very musical and organic sounding., a hidden gem of sorts, from Brooklyn of all places! NSMT in Audio Archon dealer’s room were also very smooth and contrasted with most other rooms. The big Borressen Yikes!!! Same for ... 
Steve Guttenberg finally reviews the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeaker.
@bdp24 Actually Robert Greene’s review in the TAS was fairly thorough and critical in his assessment of the LFT 8. I disagreed with some of his points, but overall he is a very well respected (at least by myself) reviewer from the good old days ... 
Steve Guttenberg finally reviews the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeaker.
@bdp24 My LFT 6 are something else: custom wired with Cardas wire, and with Mundorf caps & other exotic parts in their crossover done at the time of production at the factory! The only pair like these in the world! Just extraordinary!!! Had ... 
Steve Guttenberg finally reviews the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeaker.
The Sound Anchor custom made heavy gauge steel speaker stands improve the sound of 8b substantially, especially in areas of imaging! Almost essential! Better the amp & front end the 8bs wont be the limiting link in the system. You do need an ... 
first US review 432 evo music server
@audiotroy Dave hi, Have questions about the Aeon model: Is the hard drive SSD SATA type, or newer PCI type storage? If it is SATA type 2.5 mm drive, is the drive user upgradable? 2. The 432 EVO Aeon has only two usb ports for external hard driv... 
Jadis JA80 MKII, it Is a Legend!
Hey Samhvcc, Hows it going with your new JA 80? Do you still own & using them, and would please share any new impressions & observations? I have been considering getting these Ja 80 mk2,  or JA 30, or even Ja 120s... Thanks !  
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
SMSL D3 at 3500$.    As relaxed, and as refined as most out there....  
Wilson Benesch-Great or just Okay?
I second MEH  
GaN based SU-R1000 Technics Integrated Class-D, review by TAS
A much more realistic and thorough review of the same Technics integrated has been published in the October issue of the Hi-FI World UK. 
Excellent Speakers for Classical Music - $2,000 USD Budget
Bowers Wilkins 706 S2 , or Rega RX3.If you have the room for these, for just $500 more you can the Eminent -Technology 8b, some of the best speakers at ANY price, at just $2500. 
SPL: Reference level performance, German build quality, and innovative designs
@jaymark Hey, How long for the SPL Elector to arrive with your dealer? I ve checked around with various dealers and not one has them in stock, and I was quoted 6 to 8 weeks delivery times!!!! Yikes..... 
Speaker upgrade around 100k retail
Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90 are amazing!!!! Don’t be put off by the lifestyle image, these are magnificent!  
Comparison of latest DAC chips
@daledeee1 It does not need a manual.. Any audiophile worth his/her salt will figure out its menus, the menu is very simple ..... It will turn on without interconnects, you need to to turn the AUTO setting OFF from the MENU option.... I suggest gi... 
Comparison of latest DAC chips
@daledeee1   as far as filters I ve been using whatever  default values there are ...Have not played with them extensively 
Comparison of latest DAC chips
The Topping D90 is a phenomenal dac! One of the best dac’s at any price IMHO.... Have had it for 3 weeks now, and its imaging, transparency to the source, detail, dynamic snap, tonal accuracy, and impact are jaw dropping .... at $699 its shockingl...