Recent content by Joe Cohen

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    The Lotus Group Now Represents SW1X Audio Design of England

    We are very proud to announce that The Lotus Group now represents SW1X of England. The designer, Slawa Roschkow is a huge proponent of Non oversampling, zero flittering R2R tube DACs. We have made the first sale ever of their Level V DAC. This will be custom DAC V Special with the following...
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    Tube DACs vs. Delta Sigma DACs vs Ladder DACs vs. Multibit DACs? Sonic Signatures readily evident for TOP Designs? Tubes give up Anything?

    The Lotus Group now represents SW1X of England. The designer, Slawa Roschkow is a huge proponent of Non oversampling, zero flittering R2R tube DACs. We have made the first sale ever of their Level V DAC. This will be custom DAC V Special with the following specifications: · Non-oversampling –...
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    DaVa FC-A1 a field coil contender

    Since our reference speaker uses a field coil driver, and knowing what that does, it would be so cool to hear it at the other end! I will have to consider this for the next iteration here.
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    The Myth of Diminishing Returns

    Here is an example of a tweak that is small in both cost and the amount of real estate it occupies but yields a big result: https://www.lotusgroupusa.com/blog/mishap-equals-opportunity
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    Are Transports Obsolete?

    What I like about the ritual leading up to the needle drop is that it brings my focus more into the present. It adds weight and import to the occasion of listening, even if it is all for one track only. So I view it as more of an opportunity than an inconvenience.
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    The Myth of Diminishing Returns

    I posted this elsewhere on the forum in response to a particular post, but I thought it should stand in its own thread: My idea, "The Myth of Diminishing Returns" was arrived at after years of tweaking some "go for broke" systems. Simply stated, it goes like this: Each new bonafide upgrade...
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    Review of The PranaWire Annapurna Collector/Platform at Audio Exotics Hong Kong

    Passive components have intrinsic non linearities due to their architecture and choice of materials. This is further exacerbated by their relationship with boards and other devices. As frequency rises electromagnetic coupling increases and causes further non linearities to occur. All devices...
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    Review of The PranaWire Annapurna Collector/Platform at Audio Exotics Hong Kong

    " The sense of intimacy, pace, rhythm, texture, unfettered dynamics and emotion is unlike anything previously experienced in spite of full assault on all types of noises at Divin Lab. This is a new category of product that qualifies as a “cutting edge game changer” akin to Dalby Pirueta Record...
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    What does it mean when people describe Digital as Sounding like "Analog"? Best term?

    There appears to be no objective way to compare the digital verses the analog versions of a recording as the source file and source vinyl are processed differently. So from the very beginning they are different. The closest one might come would be to listen to the vinyl and then send the vinyl...
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    Furutech or Oyaide Silver - Gold - Rhodium (inc NCF from Furutech) - Palladium - Beryllium - Sound Signatures

    We are the US importer for Oyaide. In my experience biggest bang for the buck will be with the P and C-004 male and female connectors. These are made from beryllium copper with Platinum and Palladium plating plating. They present a great density of information and, at the same time, are smooth...
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    Audiophile Fuses

    My apologies. I read the quote rather than the post. I have now read it. So sorry that happened. So you never got to hear the Ultimate Premier?
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    Audiophile Fuses

    I have not tried that. I would use TA-32 because it is 1/3 the thickness of the TA-102 and wraps around a small circumference. Though you won’t get a reading with a multimeter, these materials are very slightly conductive so you do not want them to come into contact with any live traces. I don’t...
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    Audiophile Fuses

    Please see my post #890 above. Thanks.

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