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Schitt Yggdrasil More is Better
That is interesting. I was considering the OKTO DAC8 before I got the LIM. The MIL was considered the weakest in the trifecta, of the OG, LIM, and MIL. Even though the MIL was the best measuring of the 3 and my LIM was the worst measuring. They g... 
Schitt Yggdrasil More is Better
@harpo75 I have a Benchmark DAC3B and a Yggi+ LIM hooked up to a Benchmark LA4 preamp. This preamp is like a surgical instrument and does not add anything to the sound. What I am hearing is the DACs. The rest of the chain is a CODA #16 amp and the... 
Schitt Yggdrasil More is Better
@gavin1977 I am not going to change the LIM since it works so nicely with the LRS+ speakers in my office.  The goal is to buy a second DAC and what you described above is the sound signature that I think is missing with my Livingroom speaker when... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
The LA4 is fully balanced and supports the AES48 XLR standard. You do not need to go to town with the XLR between the preamp and amp. I do use a consumer hi-end XLR from my sources to the LA4. That LTA M does sound interesting to me. I use 2 prea... 
Schitt Yggdrasil More is Better
I get the more money gets you a better DAC point of view. However, I should preface that statement by saying the DAC I had before the LIM cost $15k and I think the $2.2k LIM sounds better. Both were slightly warm, so I think an apples-to-apples co... 
Preamp for Bryston 4b3 & Tannoy Cheviots
I do not think I have used the Benchmark LA4 with the older ST and SST series. I used to own the ST and SST amps. Those amps were hot on top. The 4B3 does not seem that way. If the 4B3 is similar to the CODA #8, #16, Sanders Magtech, or the KRELL... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@gavin1977 Thanks. I am not replacing my LIM. I use that in my office with my Magnepan LRS+ and RAAL CA-1a headphones, it sounds great on both slightly bright speakers. I am looking for a slightly less dark DAC for my other system. That is where ... 
Opinions on PS Audio Direct Stream DAC (Mk 1)
@gavin1977    Singularity DAC will be interesting from Schitt when it is eventually formally announced.   Can you provide a bit more details on the new DAC from Schitt you are referring to? I was listening to my Yggi+ LIM on my slightly brig... 
Marantz SA10 sacd player
@jayctoy I have posted a lot about how good the D.Bob is. I have used it with the Benchmark DAC3B and the Schitt Yggi+ LIM DACs via the HDMI output from a $200 used Oppo. I got this unit after my amazing modded Sony SCD-1 died after 20+ years. Th... 
Bryston BD 325
Montreal Audio Fest 2024 (audiocircle.com)  
Long run XLR cables
I use 25-foot and 15-foot Benchmark XLR cables between my preamps and amps. If they did not sound good, I would blame in on the gear since I know those cheap cables are fine between a preamp and amp. Meaning more expensive consumer XLR cables betw... 
Should I connect my OPPO BDP 105 to my PontisII?
@chayro It also plays CD'd great. It improves on the internal OPPO DAC with an external DAC. Not sure how this is legal (the pure DSD out) but it is out there for sale.  
Aurender is finally Roon Ready?!
Having the ROON CORE separate is a feature and not a bug for me. ROON READY support on the Aurrender makes it a contender for me. If they could put a Fibre Optic input on the Aurrender then that would really elevate the Aurrender.  
Should I connect my OPPO BDP 105 to my PontisII?
I use my used $250 OPPO to output DSD via the HDMI output to this device. GeerFab Audio D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box – Upscale Audio I use a Schitt Yggi+ LIM or a Benchmark DAC3B to convert. Way better than the OPPO doing the conversion.  
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
@jayctoy No problem. Seems like KRELL and D’Agpstino have a similar top end amp. @lalitk Thanks, that was a very informative comment. BTW - Did anyone come back from Axpona a RAAL 1995 fan. I cannot wait to buy the new Immanis headphone that the...