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About sq225917

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    Junior Wammer

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    Kuzma Stabi
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Stabi S 12", Benz LP
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  • Digital Source 1
    Macbook Pro 17"
  • DAC
    Mytek Brooklyn
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    Ns1000m + Raal 140
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. sq225917

    A quick DAC. Maybe...

    Rabski, yeh 1674's. Run from dual es9038qm dacs. resistors are 220r, anywhere in the 220-20 range does. 20uf lytic to ground. I'll replace that with a decent smt at some point https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189439547_30a43e69aa_b.jpg
  2. sq225917

    Best streamer for RPI

    I use moode and you can switch it off via web browser. Better than volumio.
  3. sq225917

    A quick DAC. Maybe...

    I'm currently using a pair of lundalh 1764 as iv stage on my pi dac stack. Sound very good, super simple circuit too.
  4. sq225917

    Using Burson discrete modules to replace ICs....

    I don't think Burson lie about their parts, they conceal what the opamp is, but then if they've tested loads of parts and spent the time mounting it with a set of components to put it in the sweet spot of its operating- area then fair enough. A 100n quality smt cap across the psu pins will do the same thing, is the same thing. Their discreet op-amps are designed with a certain sound in mind, I assume, at the very least a belief in the imperfection of single circuit on integrated dies. We pays our money and take our choice.
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    Using Burson discrete modules to replace ICs....

    They're pretty open about the small can version not being discrete, the bigger ones are discretes, but they won't sound any better. Honestly, 1612 is the best performing part around unless you need something specific.
  6. sq225917

    Using Burson discrete modules to replace ICs....

    just saying... https://www.head-case.org/forums/topic/13547-burson-audio-v5i-opamps/
  7. sq225917

    Using Burson discrete modules to replace ICs....

    Don't waste your time and money just replace them with OPA1612. http://www.ti.com/product/OPA1612
  8. sq225917

    Capacitor porn

    I wonder what electrical parameter count account for the perceived change in teflon caps in use. They don't form, leakage doesn't change,,,,
  9. sq225917

    Vibrations From CD Ripping

    Martin has it, jitter only exist at replay, data is just data with no timing info before the DAC process.
  10. sq225917

    Activated Charcoal as damping material

    KEF used it in a charcoal impregnated foam. It was in the Kef REF 203 I had, dunno if it did owt. The bass sounded good, tight for ported speakers.
  11. sq225917

    Anyone going to try the upcoming Okto dac8 ??

    I've just bought parts for a rather OTT diy RPi dac build so I'm not in the market but that Okto DAC does look very good, and measures incredibly well. It's one on only two ESS based dacs that does away with the ESS IMD hump. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-okto-dac8-8ch-dac-amp.7064/ If I was looking for built dacs it would be the Okto or the Denafrips Terminator.
  12. sq225917

    My first external cross over is complete!

    @vintage axeman. Maggies aren't electrostatics, they are planars. no external power, just what the amplifier presents. A placcy box will be fine No need to worry about outer foil direction in a XO, there is no ground, no net shielding effect to be wasted.
  13. sq225917

    Has anyone taken apart a pair of Linn Sara 9 Speakers

    They're stuck in place with sealant. It's a messy job. Ask Andrew popley on PFM, he's done it.
  14. sq225917

    New multi channel ncore amplifier

    'Fault sensing' surely. Nice video
  15. Some people really are want to believe all sorts of fantastical stuff when it comes to audio. The idea that a cat8 cable can sound 'more detailed' than another cable similarly capable of transmitting data 1000's of times faster than ever required for even the highest res audio files does make me chuckle.