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  1. I am interested to hear how the new Luxman D-10x SACD player/DAC or the expected new Luxman DACs will sound compared to the Mola Mola price range DACS.
  2. I am assuming they did not use a Purifi class D amp module.
  3. My quote could be interpreted incorrectly. I had wrote something else before and deleted it and then wrote the sentence you quoted. Doing multiple things and responding here and my slowing brain is getting confused. Appreciate your comments.
  4. Something to think about. My main thing now if figuring out what DAC to buy. Sorry u said cheaper not better.
  5. The $2.5K GAIA is not really needed for the TP+. The TP+ has the same internal clocks as the GAIA so buying the GAIA with the TP+ makes the GAIA clocks redundant. The $450 D2D Iris is supposed to work well with the TP+ for I2S connectivity. It does not have the internal clocks like the GAIA, the TP+ clocks are used with the IRIS. My source to my DAC is my computer. It is a crappy machine that is noisy and I want my D2D to isolate some of that computer, RJ45, and USB noise from my DAC. All the DACs that I have owned in the last 5 years all needed the Sonore microRendu to sound bett
  6. My statement on the I2S on the Denafrips is based on comments by Alvin the Denafrips distributor in Singapore.Alvin also has some posts on this forum stating the benefits of using I2S. Not going to get into a discussion on the technical side of the DT since I did not design it. I could email Alvin and ask him but I have already bothered him a little too much on the DT+.
  7. I have not investigated if it would on the Tambaqui but on the Denafrips Terminator (and Plus) the I2S by-passes a conversion that all other inputs go through to get the signal to the DAC engine. This results in a different sound on the I2S that most folks seem to think is better.
  8. I was also thinking that the eR would be something to consider for any RJ45 streaming DAC. There was some bad press about it on the ASR site and I forgot about the eR. I try to read that site with a grain of salt. I forgot if the Tambaqui has a I2S input but if it did the new Denafrips GAIA D-2-D convertor maybe something that would sound good. The GAIA can connect directly to a computer like I have in my office or other USB streaming sources like a Sonore Rendu. It has that re-clocking stuff that was mentioned in the GTT video for the Aurelic.
  9. You can get a a $200 - $400 computer for ROON and use a Sonore microRendu stream to it. The mR is about $500 with power supply. I have been doing this for over 5 years. You do not need a fancy computer for this. Expecially if you go optical as mentioned on many threads on this site. The computer I use was in the trash of my old company I worked for. I took it and repaired it. Not sure the ROON lifetime membership is still available. I got mine 5+ years ago for $499 (or $399) and I am so happy I did so. I got lucky in that I was at an audio show and the son of the PS Audio owner cam
  10. Since I had mentioned the Luxman D-10x and we had a little conversation about it. He is a review I just saw.
  11. I do know that the USA distributor of the Tambaqui, GTT Audio, told me the input he uses to demo the Tambaqui is the USB since he feels can hear a difference between that and the RJ45. However, he said the RJ45 is very good but the USB is the best. You can see examples on the YouTube videos GTT Audio has for the Tambaqui. All of them use the Aurelic G2 Streamer. Here is one example (@3:30 in the video direct comparison with USB and RJ45) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mola+mola+tambaqui+dac+review&docid=608041174495333470&mid=36D019BDAB504D0DAB3636D019BDAB504D0DA
  12. I use a preamp because I never heard a digital preamp on a DAC that I liked and also because I have a few analog sources than I want into an analog preamp. The preamp I use now gives me the impression that I am not using a preamp since it is so quiet, even quieter than the Makua, but we are splitting hairs now.
  13. This is the quote on the Darko site on the Luxman D-10x, do not have the link now. "But wait! The USB input has another trick up its sleeve: as well as accommodating USB audio’s usual isochronous data transfer mode, LUXMAN has specified their BulkPET technology that allows USB audio data to be transferred from host to DAC with USB’s Bulk mode (as used by a hard drive or a printer), thus bringing with it error-correction that doesn’t show up in isochronous mode." So there is something interesting here to be looking into. I have been streaming since around 2003 and I know
  14. I know the cost of the D-10x. It may do streaming via a unique batch mode digital data delivery mechanism, like a printer or other computer file transfer mechanisms. This batch mode is only for USB and I am not sure how that works yet. The reason the $16K Luxman is even in the radar was because the $15K Luxman m900u amp was one I loved after a few demos and expected to get. However, after I demoed the Benchmark HPA4 I had a change of plans and decided to build my entire office system around it. It may have been on this thread where I was debating the Makua, Benchmark HPA4/LA4, and Luxman c900u
  15. What a great review by Darko. Answered all the questions that I value in system setup. He is also using gear at a price level that matches what I use. I need a second DAC for my house and I was looking at the Terminator Plus with GAIA, the new Luxman D-10X, and a few R2R DACs. However, the Mola Mola Tambaqui always seems to check of the all things I like and do them at the highest level. I should have bought the used Tambaqui unit that came up locally. I will add the Tambaqui to the following system: Benchmark HPA4 preamp + headphone amp Benchmark AHB2 x 2 (mono b
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