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Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Sorry to interrupt all the stomping on the PSA DSD, but I recently loaded the Yale beta software and this is the Goldilocks upgrade: everything now is just right. Pikes peak was awful -- to the point of un-listenable! 1.2.1 was good but not great.... 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Thank you. I will try it. Pikes Peak is a bit too sharp and overly detailed for my tastes.Neal 
Bricasti M1 DAC vs PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Sabai,Is the Yale firmware more recent than Pikes Peak? hard to keep uop with PSA. Thanks.Neal 
Less Loss & Shunyata power cords
You should try the LessLoss Reference before opining on LessLoss's lack of evolution; it is a significant step up from the Signature. That said, I have not heard the equivalent level Zitron PC (Anaconda?).Neal 
Is 50 wpc SS NAD enough to power Spendor SP1?
I owned SP!'s for a long time. You really need a minimum of 100 watts/ch of high quality amp to do them justice.Neal 
Strange Hum from Right Pre Channel Only
Thank you, Atma. I will try that. It is the one variation I have not yet tried.Neal 
Strange Hum from Right Pre Channel Only
Atmasphere,Yes, same cables. No hum. Thanks.Neal 
Strange Hum from Right Pre Channel Only
Thanks for suggestions. I will try Atmasphere's suggestion. In the meantime, some other pieces of evidence:When I use the XLR cables directly from DAC outputs to amp XLR inputs, i.e., using the DAC as a preamp, there is no hum.When I switch the ca... 
Strange Hum from Right Pre Channel Only
Thank you. I do not think it is a ground loop. I suspected an issue with the XLR cables. These are HiDiamond top of the line XLR's IC's and I have to see if there is anywhere in the USA I can have them looked at.Very mysterious. In 40+ years of th... 
What DACs support DSD input NOT via USB?
I think the PS Audio DirectStream DAC does.Neal 
PSAudio Direct Stream or Bryston BDA/BDP2?
An admirable choice, based on what I have read (have not heard it). I had been using a Stealth Sextet, which was the best among the myriad I had tried over the years, but now am trying out a Nordost Odin digital. It either is mind-bogglingly trans... 
PSAudio Direct Stream or Bryston BDA/BDP2?
Good news.Which digital cable are you using? In my experience, this makes a dramatic difference. Neal 
PSAudio Direct Stream or Bryston BDA/BDP2?
Ricred1,So how is the BDP?Neal 
Monitor Audio Gold GX300
Really, Pontiflex? My experience is diametrically opposite: more power, better sound, especially on soft passages, or abrupt transitions from soft to powerful sounds. Perfect example: Wagner preludes and overtures.Just one man's opinion. as Sam Te... 
Best Sounding new releases 2015
On a more popular note, FLAC version of Brian Wilson's new No Pier Pressure album is superb sonically, musically, vocally and emotionally. Will put some sunshine in your day.Neal