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    Super3 - a supercapacitor LPS, by Farad Power Supplies

    I contacted Farad in Jan 2020 to ask about the possibility of running the Nucleus Plus with the Farad Super 3 and this was their response: "I looked up the NUC i7 board and processor TDP max is 28W (1.5A@19V). Total power they say is 65Watts, but this is included all outputs at max. I think it...
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    Florida Audio Expo 2021 cancelled

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/florida-audio-expo-2021s-first-audio-show-casualty :(
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    Grandioso K1X - the two Esoteric "Revolutions" installed!

    I'm sorry but that's the best explanation of the circuit design and their implementation that I've found at this point. I'm actually surprised by their transparency and the level of detail they're openly sharing.
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    Grandioso K1X - the two Esoteric "Revolutions" installed!

    Full details on the new Esoteric Master Sound Discrete DAC can be seen here: https://www.esoteric.jp/en/product/d1x/feature
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    New Triode Wire Labs Cable Loom Review from The Audio Beatnik!

    Sincere congrats to Pete for making such extreme value ultimate performance cables available to audiophiles, he deserves our support! :)
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    Classe Audio DAC?

    Hey Adam - Yes, Classe' Audio made a stand alone transport DTP-1 and DAC-1 as their reference digital gear back around 1998. Here's a 2017 reprint of a review of the combo from Positive Feedback for your reference...
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    All NEW Add Powr Sorcer X2 Power Conditioner....Major Breakthrough In Electrical Power Conditioners!

    It's actually from the same designer who previously sold his QRT technology to Nordost, and this is his next generation product line.
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    A streamer without a DAC

    The BS Node will do the first unfold on MQA files (MQA Core) and that resolution (up to 96kHz) is then output via its digital output to an external DAC. The Node's analog outputs provide full MQA decoding, but using its digital output is limited to MQA Core decoding since the final unfold is DAC...
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    How to tell if tweeter ribbon is damaged in a 3.7i

    Impedance cannot be measured by a standard voltmeter, they can measure simple DC resistance. Maybe you meant to just measure and compare the ribbon's resistance.
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    Class D Mono Blocks vs Class A/B

    With all due respect I believe you are mistaken regarding the NAD Master Series M33 using Anthem room correction, it would likely be Dirac Live.
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    Gamut M250i mono blocks vs ???

    Sam - While I don't have first hand experience with the Gamut speakers or the terminals they use, there are different size spades available. It's not uncommon for a specific component's binding posts to require either a larger or smaller spade to fit correctly. Most cable companies can fit an...
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    Mola Mola amps

    Are you referring to Bel Canto Ref 1000 amps? Those use an older Class D module (from B&O ICE if I recall) prior to Hypex or N-Core.
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    Mola Mola amps

    Yes, several times in different systems. Unfortunately I found them to be too dry in the high frequencies and just too analytical for my taste, but many seem to love them. I'm looking forward to hearing his latest incarnation as finished products become available.
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    forum is really really S - L - O - W---maintenance going on?

    At least you've determined where the bottleneck is so it can be addressed.

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