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    Waversa's Wcore 2.0 Customized

    I love those footers! Were they custom made? The spacing certainly helps with heat dissipation. Any sonic improvements with the vibration dampening?
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    Waversa VDAC - some comments on my new DAC

    Thank you Gerry for such a wonderful and succinct review. The WAP/X harmonic technology has been applied to all new production and previous manufactured WVDAC units allowing for a significant increase in overall performance and impressive flexibility. WVDAC MK2 Specifications: MAIN FEATURES...
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    Waversa Wcore, WRouter, Streamer

    Dear Ludovic, The Smarthub has been around for 4-5 years now and the only change is the chassis to accommodate the mainstream AA lithium ion battery type that is more commonly found. The manufacturer states these batteries have a one year lifespan but my experience is 3 years. The smart hub...
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    Cable Modems

    For those who have used dd-wrt - what settings did you find beneficial and those that seemed with no effect or harmful? Is this tweak worthy of an independent thread?
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    Cable Modems

    There may be a Jensen redesign or another manufacturer that does not have this bottleneck. I have not had time to look into this further. We went through all sorts of tests and had a technician visit-- only to discover this as the culprit. I felt sheepish.
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    Cable Modems

    Jensen - I removed it because it actually hindered my internet speed. Ping 10 ms, 350 Mbps (download) and 30 Mps (upload). By 2/3-3/4th. Drastic. There were sonic benefits. I would reconsider if I had a dedicated audio cable internet connection. There would be a benefit in a power surge...
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    SET amp owners thread

    I owned the Allnic A-6000 for over 10 years with Emission Labs XLS 300B and never blew a tube. The new owner is still using more or all of them today (another 2 - 3 years). They are a parallel SET and I actually did find an advantage with a non-parallel circuit if you have speakers efficient...
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    Allnic Electronics current product line: A central and current list of published Reviews

    Rose Cartridge: https://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2020/7/27/sigmanallnicrose
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    Evolution of Waversa Products and keeping units at optimal performance.

    As we know digital audio is evolving rapidly. Collin Shin is very forward-thinking and over designs his hardware to allow for future updates. Sales in North America has grown to a level that I am no longer able to keep track of current owners and alert them to new updates that require...
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    ROON DSP optimization for Waversa products. Let your ears decide.

    An Update to this post: When WAP / X FPGA was released this allows for WAP / DSD and that was enabled by a firmware update. If your firmware is current, then your unit performs WAP / DSD when WAP / X is on. The above information no longer is applicable. No updates required for the DAC3...
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    Waversa Systems Current Production Line: A Central and Current List of Published Reviews

    The goal with this thread is to provide an updated go-to list of reviews for Waversa's product line as a reference. I will try to keep this current with the help of the Waversa's family of Distributors and Dealers. Please PM with new material or future broken links. The .PDF files were...
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    W Slim-LITE: All-in-one, plug-n-play by Waversa Systems.

    Here are three more reviews of the SlimLite professionally translated into English.
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    Allnic Electronics current product line: A central and current list of published Reviews

    The goal with this thread is to provide an updated go-to list of reviews for Allnic's product line as a reference. I will try to keep this current with the help of the Allnic family of Distributors and Dealers. Please PM with new material or future broken links. YouTube Videos...
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    The Amber & The Rose Cartridges - new releases by KS Park

    This review was released today from Anthony Kershaw of Audiophilia https://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2020/6/26/allnicaudioamberMCcartridge
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    Just Announced - The final run production of the Allnic L1500 preamp at a stellar price.

    If you have read my posts on other topics, I mention value when I see it. Sometimes we come across components or tweaks that perform while also priced competitively. The L-1500 with the L-7000 coupled output transformers stands out at one of the highest value pieces I have witnessed. The...

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