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For those familiar with Sonus Faber
The Maxima Amator is quite the speaker. I had the Nova’s before and for my tastes the Amator is different but better in the sense of driver integration, probably due to the crossover design, and for how well they stage. The Amators disappear, and ... 
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
0db for volume bypass. Then use preamp for volume control.   
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
@shooter41 My understanding is they do need additional time for custom output voltage adjustments. I got mine standard and it still took a couple days to send me tracking info.   It's a good feeling supporting small businesses! Hope you like it.   
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
@yyzsantabarbara no this DAC isn’t overly smooth, not at all actually. It isn’t harsh either. Took 9 days from order to arrival to the States.    Also, yes it only has two sets of XLR outs.   
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
@gavin1977 going purely off memory the Aqua La Scala has a euphonic quality, but it’s a tube DAC (kind of) so there’s a quality there a lot of people love including myself. Just like the PS audio has a silky smooth presentation because of the upsa... 
Okto DAC 8 Stereo (Shout-out)
@lordmelton yes. Keeping in mind memory is not a good audio historian. I did an A/B against my internal Hegel Dac and the Morpheus.    the others are long gone.   
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
@grislybutter what do you mean?   The issue with Spatial is that customers spent thousands and don’t have any information or communication on the products they paid for. Health issues are unfortunate, even tragic. However the right thing to do is... 
PSB T600 Synchrony - impressions
Update on things. Ended up returning the M33, it was a wonderful amplifier, with amazing soundstage width, impressive detail and ease of use. However, it lacked slam, presence, or maybe “meatiness”. Even the best Class D cannot compete with the pa... 
Tube Preamp for Pass XA25 under $3,000
As a previous XA25 owner I can vouch for the LTA gear pairing nicely with the pass amps. I’m sure the Pass Pre’s are great too. However the LTA offer a tinge of the tube “ember” with tons of detail and clarity you get from solid stage preamps.    ... 
PSB T600 Synchrony - impressions
Yes PSB is owned by Lenbrook, who owns NAD and bluesound as well.    I have a NAD M33 on order. Hopefully it’s a good pairing. Talking to the PSB people they said that Mr. Barton voiced the Synchrony using a variety of NAD amps, including the new... 
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
@jerrygarcia not yet! Been about 4 weeks since I ordered.   
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
@soix very cool. Do you happen to recall the spatial model you heard at the show? I’ve heard there were a lot of open baffle designs at the show, they’re getting more popular it seems.   
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
I have an LTA MZ2 with a pass XA-25 that I’m hoping will be a good match for these speakers. When I spoke to Clayton he assured me the tweeter on the ultra is really good, and it seems to be a bit of a middle point between the M and X. I will defi... 
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
Thanks for the responses. I ordered a pair, 4-6 weeks lead time so I’ll update this thread if anyone is interested in impressions (after break in)   
Warming up digital in my setup
Get a Border Patrol DAC and call it good.