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    Next Dac...go Lampi ?

    So this "Silver Gate" dac sits just below the Gold Gate II in the Lamp hierarchy? May we know its tentative selling price? Thanks!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Emile, Please see if this is possible or not too, when you are asking Aqua to amend their XMOS driver.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    My personal preference is Totaldac Direct instead of Seven. BTW please add the Totaldac Reclocker to your Totaldac dac. Reclocker is integrated into the Twelve Mk1/Mk2 already and one of the reasons why it's so good. The Relocker can make the Direct much closer to Twelve Mk2. ;)
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Why the Korean CH Precision dealer doesn't import the USB card? It's freely available at the CH Precision HK dealer.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks Esotar for sharing the experience/difficulty of using Extreme with Aqua Formula. No wonder the HK SGM dealer rarely pairs Extreme with Aqua Formula together in his showroom, although he carries also Aqua in HK.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Agree with Esotar mostly. I think Totaldac, MSB, Lampizator, CH Precision C1, Aqua Formula & Aries Cerat can work very well with Extreme.
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    YH Analog : A new turntable from South Korea

    Mr. Hur is a collector of vintage tonearms. Yes, that's a vinatage FR. I didn't see the posterior DC motor initially and thought that it's a direct drive. :D
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    YH Analog : A new turntable from South Korea

    YH Company is a new venture of Mr. Young Ho HUR from South Korea. https://www.yhanalog.com/ https://m.facebook.com/1443717909231008/posts/new-production-prototype/2325243287745128/ He visited Hong Kong and demoed his turntable to a group of audiophiles in HK today. The YH Analog turntable Opus...
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    During the visit, we compared the Le Son LS001 streaming dac to CH Precision C1.1 too. All the audiophiles at the gathering thought that the C1.1 was significantly better in most sonic aspects.
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    Tried dual-SOtM switches in another friend's system today. As expected, his CAS performance was much elevated, even though the two SOtM were not yet clocked. :cool:
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    Hello Jackson, The two SOtM switches are to be connected by optical transievers in their SFP sockets and an optical fiber.
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    Pilium Audio arrives at Rhapsody.Audio

    Hello Bob, Read the list of the brands you have carrying and it's obvious that they are all very top brands in the market. So I think Pilium Audio must be really something. If you have time, please tell us more about each of their products one by one. Many thanks again!
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    Pilium Audio arrives at Rhapsody.Audio

    Pilium Audio is an unfamiliar brand for me. Please tell us more about the brand and its products. Thanks!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Emile : very well said! Hello WBF brothers : please share your experience of optical transmission on WBF. These are valuable datapoints for all of us.
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    Just installed Nordost QX4 and Q Base 8 Mk2 in my system today

    Hello Gian60, I can see that the posterior ground connectors remain unused. Pls try connecting them with groundboxes. It's effective and is fun! ;)
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    CD's/SACDs vs Server and Streamer

    Pls include the Wadax Atlantis universal transport in that group of very top tranaports. :)
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    Hello Jackson, I know Edison, the E of N&E Audio and their product of FiberBox for many years. Other than the CAS products on N&E's website, Edison can tailor-make CAS gadgets for his customers. The FiberBox is convenient but the much more expensive setup of clocked dual-SOtM switches is in...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Daniel, Many thanks for these tips! Very useful for MSB owners. They are not mentioned in the manuals and I guess most MSB dealers don't know about them. Please share more!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Emile, Agree with your tips. I mostly listen to silver discs with my MSB Select Tranaport+DAC so I usually unplug all the ethernet cables from the Select Transport and from the dac Renderer to avoid inflow of noise. However, removing the whole module out is rather clumsy/tedious. Maybe...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes, the MSB Gullman brothers are smart and innovative! BTW diff optical transievers give diff sound. The ones included with the ProUSB are not bad but Emile has some even better recommendations. Pls ask him for the details. BTW I guess a MSB optical Renderer module may be in the pipeline...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Mike, Is the MSB ProUSB optical usb reception module in use already? Thanks!
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    Roon coming to CH C1

    I heard that other than Roon-compatibility, it has other hardware improvements too, such as the internet speed is increased 10 folds ...etc
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    Aqua La Voce S3 review - AudioStream

    You mean the coming Aqua Audio LinQ Streamer? Yes, it's Roon ready : https://www.aquahifi.com/Introducing_LinQ.html
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hello Mike, Big congratulations! It seems that many WBF members want to know your verdicts on it as soon as possible. Haha The EVO needs several months to burn-in. The Extreme which got a much more elaborate powersupply section must need longer time to do so. Our WBF friends have to be more...
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    Aqua La Voce S3 review - AudioStream

    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2019/06/aqua-acoustic-quality-formula-xhd-new.html?m=1 Aqua Audio is one of the digital frontend specialists I highly admire. Their Formula xHD DAC is one of the best hi-end dac in the market. And their La Voce S3 Discrete DAC is one of the best-buys in the...
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    Totaldac Direct vs Totaldac 7? What are sonic differences? What are technical differences for one to choose one model over another?

    Agree with BF38 completely! Totaldac Seven has an improved output stage and excels in macrodynamics. However I think that the Twelve and the Direct have magic because of their omission of the output stage. Their transparency, agility and realness surpass other Totaldac models significantly...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I always prefer playback of internally stored files to those stored in NAS. Much much fewer confounding factors to take care of for the former. And even more so now with the optane storage inside the Extreme.
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    The new Denali 6000/S v2

    Thanks Caelin for the info! The HK dealer has just posted a news about the Denali 6000s v2 on the most popular hi-end audio forum in Hong Kong. I thought it would have arrived at the dealers/retailers in N Am earlier. May you please give us a rough estimation of how close this new Denali S6000...

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