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300b lovers
Wow. Those Blackbirds are stunning looking! They're just a wee bit larger than my Statement 300b amps from Don. [How does one post photos here?]      
300b lovers
My 4+ hour drive to the hotel ended up being a grueling six-hour battle, but I did finally arrive unscathed. After checking in and transferring our luggage to our room, I kissed my wife farewell and went straight to the Spatial/Don Sachs room.   ... 
300b lovers
Hello, all. A big THANK YOU to Don and Lynn for their collaboration in developing these new 300B amps. I'll be at PAF from Thursday through Sunday, and will set aside plenty of listening time in the Spatial Audio/Don Sachs 'experience' room. I mu... 
All New Songer Audio FIELD-COIL Speakers : Taking Field-Coil Speakers To A New Level !
I got to hear these speakers at Pacific Audio Fest. They did not disappoint. They sounded wonderful. If I could afford to spend $37k on a pair of speakers, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a pair.  
SW1X Audio Design DAC III balanced S
@designsfx  That DAC is now sitting in my living room producing wonderful music.   When you do manage to do a home demo, please post to this thread, or PM me your impressions. Even thouugh I have this new SW1X DAC BAL/SPL, I'm always interested... 
SW1X Audio Design DAC III balanced S
It's frustrating when internet websites throw curveballs.  I'll start with the tube complement inside my new DAC as the seller is pretty sure it's not fully burned in yet. Then, I'll cast about for some luscious sounding EL84 tubes. Fortunately, ... 
To preamp or not to preamp. That is the question.
I've tried going without a preamp three times with different components. While the sound was 'okay/listenable' twice and unpleasant once, all three times the music quality (and my enjoyment) increased once I placed my tube pre back in the loop. Ap... 
Audio Note DAC Owners- please share your thoughts
@designsfx ,   I'm not sure how useful this will be for you, but I visited a mostly AN room at an audio show. The room sounded exceptional, but the price tags for the various gear were exceptional as well. I looked and listened, but made sure I ... 
Nuprime CD Transport. Any experience?
I own a CDT-8 Pro and a CDT-10. I bought the CDT-8 first and liked what it did enough to move up the line. I haven't compared them to other CDTs, so I'm unable to tell you how they compare. I do like both of them. The CDT-10 is in the same system ... 
Need some suggestions for a desktop amp.
@jb505 As I began reading your original post, the first amp that came to my mind was the IDA-8. It’s great for desktop or small rooms. However, it does have its limitations. It isn’t designed to power big floorstanding speakers or low sensitivit... 
Streaming vs Physical Media
My two bits....   I definitely get better SQ from my CDT, but I own maybe 400 CDs. Streaming Tidal gives me millions of choices, so I spend far more time listening to Tidal.      
Competitive class D amp suggestions
@niodari    I only just discovered this thread last night, and I see you've purchased an amp. Even so, I'd like to suggest a Class D amp no one has mentioned. Nuprime announced its Evolution STA dual-mono amp in January. I had already been resea... 
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
I’d like to thank you all for bringing this DAC to my (everyone’s) attention. I’ve read all the posts over the past couple weeks <and have quite likely forgotten a lot of details 🙄>. I’ve got a couple questions if you don’t mind. Is output ... 
Don Sachs Owners Thread
aldnorab,   Congratulations on scoring a Model 2! If your output caps are configured anything like my first Model 2, output 1 may well be setup as a subwoofer out. When I bought my Model 2, I had two-way monitors and a subwoofer, so I asked Don ... 
Need help choosing a new DAC
Hello, terrapin77.   I'd like to chime in with my thoughts. I think your list of candidates is a pretty decent selection of DACs to choose from. Based on what I've either read or actually heard in the past couple years, you'd likely be happy wit...