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.
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.
YH Company is a new venture of Mr. Young Ho HUR from South Korea.
He visited Hong Kong and demoed his turntable to a group of audiophiles in HK today.
The YH Analog turntable Opus...
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!
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...
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.
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...
It seems that many WBF members want to know your verdicts on it as soon as possible.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...