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  1. @Ryan BerryI've no doubt it will be worth the wait. I gather it won't be in June the module will be ready to ship out. Not to push anything - I'm in no way in a hurry - but any idea when it will become available? This summer, or not before fall? 🍻 Cheers, (in this case with a local IPA) Marc
  2. I'm not sure. As far as I know they're finalizing the software, and the module will become available in June. I hope so, at least, I've ordered one. Very curious what it will do to the SQ of the QX-5, of course, but also what kind of impact my PhoenixUSB still will (or will not) have.
  3. @Ryan Berry Ariel mentioned the core improvements and characteristics of the new USB Module in the video, could you perhaps share more specifics? Thanks! Marc
  4. Thanks Rickca! So it's not really out of the ordinary. Good to know. I'll ask him as soon as I have a definitive shoppinglist. Back to the topic of this thread, sorry for the interruption!
  5. I'm looking into a ITX based server, thought I'd start at HDPlex because of the good feedback I read here at AS. But ... there's not much available at HDPlex, most products are sold out. Did the Hong Kong troubles get the best of HDPlex? I hope not... Who can shed a quick light on this? Don't want to go OT too much...
  6. Nothing fancy, but I use an Asus SBC-06D2X-U. It works for me. The article Chris wrote is about 8 years old. Check 'articles', in 'search' and search for 'DVD Audio Extractor'. It'll pop up. Good luck.
  7. Not that important anymore, but I promised to return to my findings, because I mixed up A:B-W & Y-R, B:B-W and A:B-W & Y-R, B:B-W-R back in April. I tried them both (again) to compare them. In short, there weren't much differences between the two, regarding the impact for my ears and tinnitus. I've been using A:B-R & W-Y B:B-R on both cables for some time now, from the MicroRendu to the ISO-Regen, and from the IR to the QX-5 Twenty. Very pleasant and best so far, SQ-wise, this config also has some impact on my tinnitus, but less so. I'll try the latest
  8. Hi Peter, Hard to say if low HF output will help. Before your Lush^2 I used a Curious, which is a bit brash compared to the Lush-cables, but that wasn't a problem. My guess is my ears can't stand *extra* HF energy in a particular bandwith. So it's trial and error. The default isn't giving me problems, but is not wholly satisfying SQ wise. It sure enough would be nice to drive up to your place again and do some experimenting, but I need to take into account in my room, my equipment etc. And it takes awhile before I can determine what the cable does. Then again, I'm not sure what means
  9. Wow. 🤔I'll have to! Thanks for pointing that out d_elm. I definitly got some Lush wires crossed here.😉 I'll dive in as soon as I've time. Cheers!
  10. Since mid-February I’ve been using A: B-W & Y-R, B: B-W-R, based on the recommendation of @AmusedToD. It’s been dubbed PNF by now. Compared to A: B-W-R B: B-W I used before, A: B-W & Y-R, B: B-W-R brought a wider soundstage, cleaner highs, more detail and a much tighter and better defined bass. Really, really good, I think, of course with my setup, room, preferences etc. There is a definite downside to A: B-W & Y-R, B: B-W-R, though. It has been reported before, it seems to add a spike of treble energy. I guess that same energy is the reason why it sounds dynamic, of m
  11. Then again, a jumper (in audio) makes a connection, that's not what it does.🙂
  12. Indeed, black tabs, that's a better description, thanks @kurb1980 And any doubt about what they are doing is taken away, thanks @PeterSt and @Tims Cheers
  13. Yep. Thanks @PeterSt So far so good. But what does the 'U-shaped thingy' do? Make a connection, or not? The & is that thingy, right?
  14. Common mistake 😉 @PeterStBut technically, whats exactly the difference between these two: A: B-W & Y-R; B: B-W-R versus A: B-W-Y-R, B: B-W-R. I lost track of what the & does. The '&' means the U-shaped thingy is used, right? Does it make a connection or does it 'just' secure the pins of the 6-pronged connector, to make sure they don't involuntarily touch each other? Thanks! I like what A: B-W-R B: B-W is doing. More balanced compared to A: B-W-Y-R, B: B-W-R. The ultra wide soundstage of A: B-W-Y B: B-W is gone of course, but soundstage depth
  15. Haven't completely taken in A: B-W-Y B: B-W yet, but shure enough soundstage is very wide. I like that, but it might be too much in the long run. Little depth, check. Very noticable, but doesn't bother me that much ... yet. More balance i.e. less emphasis on drums and bass compared to A:B-W-Y-R, B :B-W-R, which is good, I'm with kurb1980, sounds like a weird kind of EQ-ing to me. No buzzing effects as PeterSt described. I'm likely to try someting else this weekend for comparisons sake, I'm curious what A: B-W-R B: B-W, that FileMakerDev uses, brings to the table. And of course A: B
  16. @PeterSt @kurb1980 Is A: B-W-Y B: B-W you're using now the same config as you both discussed in this thread on November 16th? Looks like that to me - then revisiting it was worthwhile I guess. I'm using A: B-W-Y B: B-W right now, I'll burn it in for a few days and then evaluate it. Cheers
  17. Hi @AB835 That helps! Great, thanks! Would you describe the sound with the Lush^2 A: B-W-Y-R , B: B-W-R significantly warmer? How about detail - same level as the Wireworld Platinum Starlight, or more or less? Do you also use the Ayre AX-5/20? Sorry about all the questions - I've narrowed my choice down to two cables, the Lush^2 and the (much more expensive) Habst Ultra III. And I'm trying to decide... Marc
  18. Hi AB835 As another QX-5/20 owner I'm very curious... What was your reference cable? And in what way(s) did the Lush^2 bring improvement? Thanks!
  19. Thanks, flkin. I saw your comparisons - that's why I got interested in the first place! Cheers
  20. Very interesting, this Habst cable. As far as the reviews, comparisons and descriptions I can find go, it seems to be right up my alley. Is anyone else using this cable? Please add your experiences, comparisons (f.e. Lush^2, Tellurium Q) etc. That would be very helpful indeed. Thanks a lot!
  21. Hi @PeterSt Thanks for your answer. It helps. Detail is important to me, but that said, I think analytical isn't the same. Lush^2 remains an interesting cable - a full bodied and musical sound... who wouldn't want that? I'll keep a close eye on this thread, any comparison or description will help. Thanks! Cheers
  22. Hi @PeterSt No, I don't own the original Lush. I read several reviews and comparisons, and always was attracted to it's strong points. Nevertheless I got the impression that the cable was not necessarily for me, regarding my system, my ears and my preferences. In addition to that I didn't really need a new cable. That's about to change. I want to re-arrange my components, and a longer cable is desirable. And I'm looking for a step up in performance from my Curious usb cable. I'm thinking about a shortlist. The Lush^2 came to mind of course. The tweaking possibilities ar
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