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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    Caeser, I'm not sure which version of the rockna wavedream you have heard. Earlier they used to have an MSB manufactured r2r ladders. With the new 26 bit edition and the 27 bit signature ladder (like mine), i can assure you its not "warming things up", it just transparent as a clear window with...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    Guys, Skanda has got the extreme which seems to be an extreme for real )) well it was expected from an 8k vs 25k servers. read his impression here: https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/living-at-the-extreme-i-bought-a-taiko-extreme-and-then-this-happened.31014/page-5#post-665930
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I have also exhibited the wish to have ACMEs on instead of Elrogs at times depending on mood. Both are fantastic, that's why i decided to keep both sets. I once expressed leaning more towards the Elrog, and right now this week I'm leaning more towards the acme. Its strange that I can't decide...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    my NET will ship tomorrow or after. I shall let you know my impressions once its in! Currently still using a laptop/singxer su1 with audioquest diamond hdmi to WD dac. I think I2s is a better connection generally speaking. But certainly many other factors about the server does play a role, so i...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    I'm losing it Cckung, I think I will just order a wavedream NET soon :)) today I tried the wavedream signature in a friend's setup, he has a Chord tt2 / Mscaler, fed signal by an Auralic Aries g1 streamer. rockna was not at an advantage, with coaxial input and using RCA out instead of XLR, yet...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    thanks xcowdoc! well I agree with you that files on hard drive kind of isolate you from noise that could potentially be present when you stream, but trust me that if you replace your router to a wifi-less one like Ubiquity Edgerouter SFP, power it with a trusty IFI ipower 12v brick, use a decent...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    well, after a quite some wait (thanks Corona virus for few extra weeks of that!), I have finally received my Rockna Wavedream signature balanced DAC. I have used it for almost a week and a half now, in order to get a good idea of whats going on and allow some break in. worth noting, I have sold...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Hi Everyone, In an earlier post on this thread, I mentioned that I have managed to try my friend's Elrog 845 in my Line magnetic 845 premium integrated amplifier, vs the ACME 845. at that time I was impressed, and even though I thought ACME full set (845, 300b) was fabulous, I ended up getting...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    I'm indeed intrigued by Rockna streamers/servers, mainly for the I2s connection. possibly later on in future i will do something about that! I don't want to change the thread topic, but since Xcowdoc mentioned using local files, I wanted to mention that my setup is Streaming based mainly, and...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    Thanks for your input) I have opted for XLR version as it will be two r2r modules per side, which makes a difference according to what i read. I share the same views about USB in general (not all implementations are equal), it just sounds flatter to my ear, details which are supposed to be in...
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    Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

    He is probably hearing the actual sound of the component which the hurricane was plugged into. In my opinion, AQ cables mostly sound balanced, They never favour a frequency over the other which i have seen with many other brands (which some people prefer, might be a good thing for them). AQ just...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    thanks Jianming, I plan initially to use the wavedream with my aurender N10 server/streamer via AES (AQ wel sig), then moving forward I might consider the wavedream NET. I do believe in cables, and I haven't heard of an HDMI cable that was made purely for audio yet. maybe an audioquest diamond...
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    The Uptone Audio EtherRegen audiophile switch

    guys, anyone noticed a difference in SQ while using different voltage to power ER? like does 7v differ from 12v for example? technically its not supposed to make any difference in SQ, but I'm still curious to see if someone has tried. the sound of ER certainly changes with better power supply, I...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    thanks worldwide. I actually have a Rockna wavedream signature XLR on the way. I was just curios and craving more information. not as much as I hoped about this Dac sound can be found online. have you compared vs Aries Cerat Kassandra ref ii among those "79" different digital fronts? would you...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    The latest version of the genus uses 845s. Its not even yet updated on AC website.
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    yet to be done again properly (the time I tired, it was too hasty, so many things did go wrong so I would say that I could't have a proper listen for proper verdict. I promise to try again, shall try to record on my zoom H6 this time for sure. will post here as well to let you know! moving the...
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    Totaldac versus Rockna Wavedream?

    No one has answered the original question )) How do they fair vs the rockna wavedream signature XLR?
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I can confirm that Robert is a great person to deal with, and if you are eyeing a line magnetic he is the right person to get it from. His tweaks makes these awesome amps sound even better than intended. His pricing is excellent as well. In short, he was the best price i could find for LM845...
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    Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

    Ayreman, I have not not purchased any cables yet - but I have been thinking, and as much as I like the idea of savings with Tornado which i have almost previously decided that i will go for, i keep thinking that i should not be cheap and its a one time purchase so getting the hurricane would be...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    Hi Faggella, Actually the seller (Robert) had a pair which he sold to me with the amp. Later after trying many other 12ax7s and realising the telefunkan sounded the most balanced, most transparent yet fluid, also with the lowest noise floor, I wanted a 2nd pair to keep for future, but found out...
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    Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

    Exactly my thoughts! My concern is that i know the definition/details is better the higher you go up the ladder. For copper, PSC+ is king. I won't spend crazy money on sub power cables (no way firebird), Thought one step below would suit the situation, so initially i thought hurricane. Then...
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    Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

    For a pair of powered subwoofers, I'm lost between tornado and hurricane. For my streamer, dac and amp, and wall to power strip, i have firebirds high current and source (simply amazing, upgraded to from Thunder and hurricanes). Wondering though for a subwoofer if i should save and get two...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I don't know each and every single component that Robert has changed, but what i know is he replaced some caps with mundorf silver gold oil caps, he replaced the sockets for 845 tubes with a better quality ones, he replaced the XLR and power socket with furutech ones. I think there is also more...
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    Psvane Acme Series (new flagship series)

    I've just received my new amp from Robert lai in Singapore about a week ago, a heavily tweaked line magnetic 845 premium. After reading about acme tubes here, and about LM amplifiers in general, i have opted to swap all stock tubes with acme 845s, 300Bs, psvane we310a replicas, telefunkan 12xa7...
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    Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

    I was reading and could not resist to register so I could comment :) @ayreman, we are on the same page exactly!! I was somehow a cable skeptic before, tried many audiophile cables at various levels through friends but was not convinced yet that spending money on cables was right. I had some...

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