Remember the good old times... Audio Note, Jadis, Kondo :-)

BruceD

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ANUK has never shouted from the rafters in my experience preferring a more subtle approach than glorious hyperbolic praise.
I have great respect for ANUK gears --mainly for the plethora of models available and their upgrade paths to sonic Nirvana.

A small outlay can get you into the genes /etc and see if that "flavour"--for want of better words is to your liking --then as you progress the ladder

awaits, Peter Q's concept on this factor is a big plus on the road to Hi end and to be applauded--not to forget the genius of Andy Grove as well.

So with myself having owned the Dac 5 Sp and Dac 4.1X BaI found them so smooth as to be tending soft and not involving dynamically.

I ran with CEC TLO Drive/ Stereovox TRON/TOMBA Digital Cable. Maybe I just wanted some more excitement --who knows but I let them go.

So I would recommend a serious home audition carefully before outlaying that kind of Dosh-hopefully you may find attributes that eluded Moi! ;) !

BruceD
 

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I have great respect for ANUK gears --mainly for the plethora of models available and their upgrade paths to sonic Nirvana.

A small outlay can get you into the genes /etc and see if that "flavour"--for want of better words is to your liking --then as you progress the ladder

awaits, Peter Q's concept on this factor is a big plus on the road to Hi end and to be applauded--not to forget the genius of Andy Grove as well.

So with myself having owned the Dac 5 Sp and Dac 4.1X BaI found them so smooth as to be tending soft and not involving dynamically.

I ran with CEC TLO Drive/ Stereovox TRON/TOMBA Digital Cable. Maybe I just wanted some more excitement --who knows but I let them go.

So I would recommend a serious home audition carefully before outlaying that kind of Dosh-hopefully you may find attributes that eluded Moi! ;) !

BruceD
Very useful to know. Can you elaborate a little more on the dac? Did you ever drive it with a server?
 

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Today I used the spare Covid 19 time to sort my picture library. And I found a folder with some old pictures of my former listening room from 2005 to 2006.

In this times I loved tubes and Horn speakers and created a nice set up:



- Jadis Eurythmie horn Speaker

- Jadis JD1 CD -Drive


- Audio Note Japan / Kondo Neiro Amp

- Audio Note / Kondo Kassai Amp

(Bi-Amping)

- Audio Note Japan / Kondo M7 Silver Pre

- Audio Note Japan / Kondo M7 Silver PhonoPre

- Audio Note / Kondo ANS 7 Step Up

- Audio Note UK DAC 5 silver signature

- Audio Note UK TT3 Turntable complete

incl 6 cable separate PSU Audio Note IO ltd Cartridge

- Audio Note / Kondo ANV-Z & SPZ cables

- Aavik Titan Racks

- a lot of Shun Mooks

This set up was my best Tube/Horn set up I ever owned.

All of the gear was sold to make the move to another house possible :-(

And now I do enjoy a larger listening room and the set up quality is improving again / coming back over the years :)


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Always wanted a pair of these speakers...wonderful system...how would it compare to your setup today do you think?
 

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Thanks. Always wondered if their lauded Analogue Devices AD1865 chip was competitive or not.
It is, as it is also the chip used in my Aries Cerat Kassandra (albeit 8 DAC chips per channel).
 
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Always wanted a pair of these speakers...wonderful system...how would it compare to your setup today do you think?
difficult to compare, as today I am using a cone speaker. But I always would prefer the Jadis speaker in comparison to
Avantgarde Duo or Horns Universum to name two of the currently available horns Speakers.
 
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difficult to compare, as today I am using a cone speaker. But I always would prefer the Jadis speaker in comparison to
Avantgarde Duo or Horns Universum to name two of the currently available horns Speakers.
THe mid/high horn (not supertweeter) uses one of my all-time favorite drivers, the Beyma CP350Ti, which is used in the tweeter horn of my Odeons. This was used by a number of high end horn makers in the late 90s/early 2000s because it was just a darn good sounding compression driver.
 

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