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 21 
 on: March 22, 2018, 09:35:00 PM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by Henry
I have to jump in once again.  The Mivera amp is a great buy.  A great amp board by B&O mounted into a nice case for under $!k.  It loves the Truth. 

This is a taste of the best for drive-thru prices.

You will need to state that you want the Takachi case.  It's $899 assembled.  The combo will amaze.

 22 
 on: March 21, 2018, 07:58:48 PM 
Started by 2wo - Last post by Henry
John, we only got sleet and bad moods today.  It sure isn't snow!

 23 
 on: March 21, 2018, 04:42:56 PM 
Started by 2wo - Last post by 2wo
We celebrate it differently up here...John

 24 
 on: March 20, 2018, 12:16:50 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by sonic
Amir has an AP and tests a lot of equipment; I wish we had more of that.

Do you know who else has AP?  John Atkinson, the editor of Stereophile magazine, the advertisement outlet for high-end audio electronics.  Having such equipment isn't an issue but what they do with it is, especially Amir.  If you have read plenty of his blogs and online posts, you may have discovered a portion where he talks about the "problem" of jitter level being higher in cheaper DACs.  He goes on and on with some measurements and then he brings up a question, "yes, but... is it audible?"  Then he follows up with, "As unfair as it might be, I am going to punt that question."  If you (or anyone) can't smell a rat, you are bound to be tricked by shills like him.

 25 
 on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:06 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by sonic
So now he's a shill for a $75 (including shipping) dac.  I guess the mighty has fallen.  Come on sonic, it ain't all that.   Cheesy
That's how he lures in the new "catch".  Remember, he is a pro and has all kinds of baits.

 26 
 on: March 20, 2018, 09:33:46 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by GorK
Amir just tested your Topping D10 today and says you picked a good one:
I've read many of his white paper and forum posts.  He is a professional shill.  He's spent years on R & D of selling expensive audio electronics via deception.  You don't want to follow him or your audio mind will be contaminated with bunch of snake oil sales pitch.

Sonic I gotten plenty of contamination provided from various audiophile sites, magazines, etc.  Hec the contamination that I've received in the "Pink Room" would be considered by medical professionals as irreversible. Smiley  Amir has an AP and tests a lot of equipment; I wish we had more of that.

Henry oh I see they now have an "uber" version on even their cheap DAC that is wall wart powered.  Go figure.  Not sure on that one then.

 27 
 on: March 20, 2018, 09:30:48 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Amir just tested your Topping D10 today and says you picked a good one:
I've read many of his white paper and forum posts.  He is a professional shill.  He's spent years on R & D of selling expensive audio electronics via deception.  You don't want to follow him or your audio mind will be contaminated with bunch of snake oil sales pitch.

So now he's a shill for a $75 (including shipping) dac.  I guess the mighty has fallen.  Come on sonic, it ain't all that.   Cheesy

 28 
 on: March 20, 2018, 08:40:03 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by sonic
Amir just tested your Topping D10 today and says you picked a good one:
I've read many of his white paper and forum posts.  He is a professional shill.  He's spent years on R & D of selling expensive audio electronics via deception.  You don't want to follow him or your audio mind will be contaminated with bunch of snake oil sales pitch.

 29 
 on: March 20, 2018, 07:42:57 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Hi Gork, I remember the odac power issue.  But... the Modi 2 is powered by a wall wart provided by Schitt in my case.  I only used it with a cdp and a coaxial cable (well several different cables).

The topping is only a usb dac though, I've never had one.  I'll be streaming Tidal hifi.  Tidal works pretty great wirelessly with chromecast audio.

So, I'm still wondering about the Modi 2 and its performance.  Huh  Oddly enough, the Mani phono stage is very nice.

 30 
 on: March 20, 2018, 06:20:35 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by GorK
Henry, Ed and I ran into this when we tried the original ODAC.  Some of the USB powered designs like the Modi are sensitive to voltage swings off the bus.  I bought a cheap tester and found that on my computer some of the ports had terrible power drops based on other devices running and that was impacting the sound quality.

It probably was your computer and not your DAC but these days, with the new chips designed to run off of IOS or Android, power shouldn't be a problem. The Modi is stuck in the past I understand.  Several Dacs allow for them to be powered by either USB or and external and several tests have shown that the performance on the "dirty" USB is usually better because it didn't introduce anything else and the chip was designed to run off dirty power anyway.

Amir just tested your Topping D10 today and says you picked a good one:

https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-topping-d10-dac.2470/

For what it's worth I've gone DACless Smiley  I've parked the ACA and The Truth for a bit and am playing with an SMSL AD18 full digital amp.  Wish I could make it to Hornfest to show it off but I'm still stuck in the snow.  Ed's speakers make any amplifier sound good Smiley


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