Sasha DAW vs Alexia 2

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Mephisto is very demanding of the upstream gear. My preamp has to go unfortunately. I am still waiting for a demo CH L1 to arrive, but it will be brand new:( At least Pandora is fully broken in. I’ve borrowed a Lampi Pacific, and with 242 tubes my digital sounds better, than my vinyl rig and I am puzzled. Now I have to change the tubes in my phono?!!!:) It’s a nightmare that started with the change of speakers.
 
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Congrats! Big fan of Wilson and Gryphon. Would love to hear more about your impressions of Mephisto in comparison with CH amplification now that you have had a little more time with the Mephisto. Currently, my own system is in flux with XLFs yet to be adjusted, Gryphon in the shop due to a problem with the CJ GAT 2 which triggered a fault with the Gryphon unfortunately, and of course new preamp on the way.
 
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Sorry to hear about your system issues. What new preamp are you waiting for?
I am very eager for Pandora vs L1 comparison, and to be honest, I am a little biased towards L1. I almost bought A1.5, but to my ears Antileon Evo was superior to A1.5 in several important areas. M1.1 was not available for an audition at that time and I got a little impatient, so Mephisto was kind of an impulse acquisition:) Now I have my doubts, maybe I should have waited for M1.1.
 

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I am also very interested to hear your comparison between Pandora and L1. I have spoken with a few people who have done that comparison. From the sounds of it, your instincts for your tastes may be correct. I have heard great things about the Pandora and sensational things about the L1. On the amp, I have heard different things...really more about personal taste in comparison between the two.

I am waiting for Robert Koda K15EX.
 

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