The card upgrade is not required if u already have the V2. The Termy/Gaia combo gets you very close to a TP, but TP/Gaia should be end game territory. It’s just pure speculation on my side cause I have not heard the TP/Gaia combo yet as my Gaia is not back yet. I have heard the Termy/Gaia combo and TP on its own and so I’m assuming putting A and B together that the TP/Gaia should be a killer setup.Hello,
I am interested in your opinion on the T+ as I am a Terminator owner myself with the 2019 card.
I would also like to have your opinion on adding Gaïa to my Terminator even if I upgrade it with the 2020 card ?
Is it as qualitative as a T+ ?
But as I said before, the Termy/Gaia combo is already playing at a very high level. As always YMMV. Cheers.
I soooooo concur with you John. It’s end game for me, well at least in the foreseeable future.Great to see a good discussion here on the new Terminator Plus and Gaia. Figured you guys might find this interesting: https://www.denafrips.com/single-post/2020/07/19/Terminator-Plus-brings-another-level-of-refinement
Blake, I don’t quite understand the last para, can you shed some light please. U feel The Qutest/Gaia combo could be better than a TT2? What about the m-scaler? Thank you sir. Just curious with your findings.I wish I still had my Termy to see what the Termy/Gaia combo brings to the table.
My temporary setup of Qutest/Gaia is sounding really good. I've not heard the TT2 or Dave but I have a hunch a Qutest/Gaia combo would clearly surpass a TT2.
And the Gaia is a much cheaper upgrade option than the Chord m-scaler.
Blake, I don’t quite understand the last para, can you shed some light please. U feel The Qutest/Gaia combo could be better than a TT2? What about the m-scaler? Thank you sir. Just curious with your findings.
Great to see a good discussion here on the new Terminator Plus and Gaia. Figured you guys might find this interesting: https://www.denafrips.com/single-post/2020/07/19/Terminator-Plus-brings-another-level-of-refinement
Great info Abyss Man!
Ok, my Gaia is up and running. I had a "dunce" moment that Alvin helped with. Basically, I was going UltraRendu > usb cable (Sablon 2020) > Gaia > Kimber D60 cable > Chord Qutest BNC input.
I was playing through Roon and forgot to disable DSD sampling as the Qutest BNC input doesn't support DSD playback. I had been playing usb direct from my UltraRendu to the Qutest playing DSD before the Gaia arrived and just forgot about that!
Brand new, just put in the system and not broken in at all and I can already tell this is something seriously special! H-O-L-O-G-R-A-P-H-I-C, 3-dimensional for days, spacious and super transparent.
I will report further once the Gaia has a chance to break in. I should have my Terminator Plus in around 3 weeks. So I will be able to compare Gaia performance with Qutest to Gaia performance with the Terminator Plus and then Gaia+Terminator Plus and clock cables attached.
Oh, forgot to mention, I am using a Kimber Kable Palladian PK 14 on the Gaia. Audiobacon nailed this power cord in his massive power cable review.
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