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The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@vthokie83  The Caladans take a very long time to break in. They tend to be a bit sharp out of the boxes. Once they settle in they are great. I am replacing a pair of Fyne F1-8 that with stands cost more than 3x. Really great imaging, great depth ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@vthokie83  I too am interested in your comments on the Caladan / s5.5 pairing. I have Caladans. Currently a pair of AGD Tempo’s as mono blocks, using one channel of each amp - not bridged (don’t ask ;-).  Regarding tube preamps, I have a Backert... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@dwest1023 There is a Clear USB and a Clear High Speed USB. Which do you have? The HS has silver plated conductors so I would expect it to be brighter, more detailed. Everything else being the same.  @audphile1 Maybe so. I admit to being surprise... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@dwest1023  Sounds like the old Cardas Golden Cross XLR cables. I had two pairs of them and sold them a couple of years ago for peanuts. Boy, that was dumb.  Thanks for the heads up. Will check them out.   
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
Maybe. Also thinking about replacing my AGD amps with a Coda S5.5.   
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
I’m sending the U2 back. No silver or rhodium. I did try a number of different usb and power cables. @audphile1   
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
I switched back to my Lumin U2 Mini. While there is slightly less detail and spaciousness than the U2, it does not have that annoying and almost painful upper midrange sharpness that I would describe as a clanging that appears, for example, in the... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@dolfan  Let me know what you think of the results. I have been sending native resolution to my DAC because the DAC uprezes to some ridiculous multiple of DSD then processes as a DSD file.   
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
Thank you, everyone, for your comments.  
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@audphile1 OK, switched to a straight copper feed. There is a difference. A little more apparent detail, but also more edge to the sound, particularly in the presence region. Precisely the opposite of what I want. I think with a less revealing sys... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@audphile1 1 month on the U2, mostly running 24/7. Should be stable by now.  Currently an Audio Envy USB and power cord on the U2. I was using a DH Labs USB. And I have an older USB that came with an Orchid DAC I had a few years ago, but haven't ... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
@audphile1 Thanks. I am not upsampling. Will try a straight copper feed today.   
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
No, scratch that last comment about jriver.  
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
Thanks @audphile1 . I’ll give it a try. One thing I did try this evening is to use jriver instead of the Lumin app. Listening now. Not night and day, but so far it is a more robust presentation with better inner detail. Surprise! But I think there... 
Streamers: Lumin U2 vrs Aurender N200
I’m feeding it fiber. Clean as a whistle. Cat 8 to converter, then fiber to the unit. All LPS.