@shakti, completely agree with your thinking. There is one already started earlier.
@matthias I am not as frequent a visitor to the forum, but happy to take this topic onto the grimm thread started way earlier. Thanks for your understanding.
David, I look forward to your feedback between the Grimm and the Antipodes.
The Grimm which I chose (last year in December '19), the K50 was not out then and an A/B with the previous Antipodes combo put the Grimm MU-1 far ahead. The MU-1 had the ability to take all red book and upsample it to...
Apologies for the delayed response, as I haven't been back on the forum since I last wrote the post.
Yes they are polite and welcome visitors.
If you are genuinely looking and show interests for purchase they will entertain your requests.
The name of the building is ETLand (one word...
Having been around to Adelphi and Mongkok, I found Seoul right up there and may be the best in what they offered. There is one building which houses most of the used and new dealers. The vintage gear also was terrific.
I have the Raal Headphones with their matching amplifier and am quite impressed as they have a transparency that pure ribbons do. And this goes all the way into the bass frequency too.
They are still headphones and have that sound a wee bit forward of your face, but nowhere like what speakers...
After the Six Moons award nomination, Grimm have picked up another one.
Very interesting about the Aqua LinQ streamer, which too has an FPGA card, and avoids a USB output.
It has quite a few different proprietary outputs that probably match its own brand of DAC's, quite ideal.
The difference I find is that the Grimm FPGA card upsamples red book to 176.4Hz...
Fred, thanks for the link.
In regards to what I considered, it would have been quite a few brands like Melco, Lumin, Antipodes and the Taiko. The Grimm did something more with passing the signal through it's FPGA card. Most of all it negated the need for having to get into tweaking by using...
Yes there are certainly more Players in the Netherlands and global field. It’s that Phillips experience amongst them all that probably gives them the edge.
The Grimm is quite new and comparisons to others would come down the line once it gets more opportunity to showcase itself...
6Moons review of Grimm MU-1 by M&H
I have waited a long time to get the right server. I think I have found one that serves the purpose especially for streaming Tidal and Qobuz.
Though this is not a cheap unit, it certainly needs to be compared in listening to the higher brands out there like...
Great story and journey Steve, and some lovely anecdotes with photos too. Reminds me of the one we did some 4 years back or so. As you said, this hobby does make you some life long friends.
I have had the pleasure of attending the AE show a few years back (2016).
What the team accomplishes in such a short set up time is astonishing from the playback I heard. The components are great and for those that can afford it kudos to them. Sure show conditions can be challenging and when...
Congrats Mike! Great Decision.
I have always come back to Vlad's choice of tubes on my ML2.1's. I think he gets that voicing just right with his choices too. But then its personal choices that could differ your preference.
Love what the Lamm's can do with the bass and grip it has over the...
I think as elaborated before by some of the tape owners. If you like it and can afford it then why not.
I don't think value comes here into the equation, as you will have only select titles that you feel are worth having on tape.
I enjoy all formats and if you look at source material, I...
Ted what a wonderful room, the gear and set up.
Rodney yours too, as you seem to be one of the first off the blocks with the Spirits.
Enjoy your time with the full set up, it clearly wants me to read more about your experiences.
Gianluigi, thank you for sharing.
I have always been very impressed with Audio Tekne. And heard it in Munich with DC10 speakers.
I see you sold it for different reasons, but what are you using now and could you share with us.
I got mine updated by Tsuda-san with some new boards ( it think apart from 1 or 2 he changed all of them) and upgrades to the volume control probably 6-9 months ago.
He said it was the final step in refinement and upgrade possible to this pre-amp. He knew of nothing more that he could...