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    Power Question

    Thank you both. These give me plenty of reading for now.
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    Active Anti-vibration Platforms : Accurion i4 and Herzan TS150

    Spiritofmusic, Thanks for the helpful info. And let me also thank Mike Lavigne, who was so kind as to spend well over an hour with me on the phone today talking about all things audio (do we have anything more valuable than our time?). My game plan was to get a quote from my brother, who is a...
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    Active Anti-vibration Platforms : Accurion i4 and Herzan TS150

    Thank you both. It may be wisest to go passive until I have a listening room on a slab (she already wants to move, so who knows ;))
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    Active Anti-vibration Platforms : Accurion i4 and Herzan TS150

    Having just learned of active isolation, and from what I've gleaned from skimming several threads, is it safe to say this is not a cost-effective approach for second-story residential?
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    Power Question

    Gents, do you have a forum for power discussion? In particular I'd like to learn more about grounding.
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    MSB Select II arrival

    Thanks Mike. Your posts have made me reconsider this. I should also take another look at isolation. EDIT: and I'm now wondering how much an active device would help with a second-story floor (3/4" OSB decking on wooden I-joists).
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    MSB Select II arrival

    Did anyone upgrade to the mono powerbases after having the dual (single) PB? I'm wondering about your impressions of the magnitude of the upgrade. Thanks.
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    MSB Select II arrival

    Thanks, and yes, this should be my final stop as well. In the past few years I've gone from the Berkeley to the Vivaldi to the Select II, each time doubling the cost. The saving grace in all this has been good dealers who allowed full retail in trade. The most realistic tracks I've heard are...
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    MSB Select II arrival

    Thanks to kind recommendations from Mike and Grant on this site, I went for a new MSB Select II DAC. It's everything they've said and more. In addition to being the most realistic sounding digital I've ever heard, I marveled at the seamless, superfast rate switching, and absence of offensive...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    I asked the same question on CA and here's a good response I received: "As far as I am aware, there is no difference in the basic functionality. That said, I did have two demonstrations of the Upsampler a couple of years ago, this was with a Devialet D800. In one demonstration the Upsampler...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    Thanks. I'll try that along with some UTP cable. Your kind help is much appreciated.
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    DCS Vivaldi

    I added the line on USB after you grabbed the quote. I swapped the Ethernet for some cheap cable I had, but I just found out the AQ Pearl I tried is shielded. I have another issue of intermittent humming in the Alexia midrange, but may from the high A/C activity this time of year. I've been...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    I get pops with both DSD downloads and rips. Something else may be going on with my system, since the pops vary in volume from mere "ticks" to something like a "snap." My setup is a custom Ubuntu file server with SSDs (JCAT Net card and Ethernet) -> NBR (Dual AES) -> Vivaldi -> D'Ag M400 ->...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    Hello fellow Texan;) If you're referring to SACD_EXTRACT, I'm using the lastest version for Windows from Github, which is 0.3.8. I'm also on the current dCS firmware versions.

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