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Audio improvement for OPPO 205
The power supply in the 105 has a switching supply for the digital section.  One of the things I do is change this to a linear supply.  This makes everything better, including the picture.  The power supply for the DAC system is OK but nothing gre... 
Audio improvement for OPPO 205
There are lots of things that "improve" the sound of a player.  The power supply has many parts.  The Audio Magic thang is not a clock, by the way.  It is a power filter and so is the Bybee thang.  I have used both.  I do like the Audio Magic than... 
Is OPPO losing it's way?
The Oppo 83 was all they could do at $500.  To give you the better analog stages and DACs and power supplies they had to make it a bigger machine and charge you $900.  The of course, the newer ones got even better and slightly more expensive.  The... 
Is OPPO losing it's way?
I try not to get tooooooo commercial here but you can contact me anytime through my website....tweakaudio.com,  and you can call me anytime to discuss.  The new players and DAC are not out yet so there is no pricing yet (multiple levels/pricing us... 
Is OPPO losing it's way?
The Oppo 103 was never designed to be a high end analog out player.  The 103 was mainly designed to be used with a Pre-pro.  Same with the new 203 player.  The analog outputs are just throw ons.  However, the AKM DAC chip you mention is way better... 
Berkeley Dac 2 or PS audio DSD or Schiit Yggs?
Stock Gustard X20U ($869 delivered) has beaten the $2300 Yggy three different times (and this is playing PCM versus PCM!!!!).  The Gustard with $425 worth of mods takes it to another whole level.  The Yggy cannot do DSD!  Upsampling PCM to high sp... 
Ayre now has a new QX-5 all in one
I understand the interest in MQA. Meridian has a lot of money and can advertise and make more money. We want better software....and are always interested in better sound. What MQA promises is that new titles and old titles will come out and we pur... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
If you have a DAC that can do high speed DSD.......from what I have read....then you really want HQplayer on your Server/AudioPC. Seems everyone who has heard it is raving about DSD upsampling with HQplayer. The new $4000 T+A DAC can do DSD512 and... 
DAC recommendation in the $1k range
Corrections on above post.  The Gustard actually does DSD 64 and DSD 128 via usb and DSD256 and possibly DSD512 via I2S.  Does not have separate paths for DSD and PCM.   The other stuff is true. Blows all DACs away under $3000.  Modded, we shall s... 
Need Balanced DAC with optical and coaxial inputs for 2 channel home theater system
From what I have read and what I have been told by owners who did A/Bs the $869 Gustard X20 has sonically eclipsed the Yggdrasil, Wyred for sound DAC 2DSD SE, Nad 51 and Ayre QB-9.  I do mods on the Gustard so you can take that into consideration.... 
Cary Audio DAC 200 ts Opinions
The $870 DSD playing Delta Sigma Gustard X20 DAC sounds better than The Yggdrasil according to three who have A/Bed them. One of those three just sold his Yggy on this forum a couple of days ago. He is keeping the Gustard. The only truth is how so... 
Shiit yggdrasil
One person says I should identify my self as a manufacturer.....another says that it is advertising.  Enjoy your self.....have fun!   Lighten up!   Please, yes, let's get back to talking about the Yggy! 
Shiit yggdrasil
Pardon me, but I never did mods on the Yggy.  I posted mods on my website that were DIY mods only.  When the Yggy was released I was super excited.  I thought the Yggy (especially with mods) would be a reference product for years (just shows you h... 
Shiit yggdrasil
I am going to take the time necessary to really do a serious output stage on the Gustard. I have tried a couple of output stages but they were only slightly better. I want it to blow your mind. So, it will take time....maybe a couple of months....... 
Shiit yggdrasil
Spencer,  Please have him do the first 3 AC mods listed on my site....rather than what he did to the Yggy.  I cannot find any policy statements about "business interests"  here....can you locate them for me?I will put my website (tweakaudio.com) w...