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JoeWhip

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  1. Make sure you get the gravity base upgrade. Well worth it!
  2. The labeling is a non issue for me. The button on the left changes polarity. The button in the middle toggles between inputs. If the Yggy senses a signal on any input you know. Seems easy to me and keeps down the cost.
  3. Thanks George. I hear the same things. I had the Analog 2 board for quite awhile before adding the Unison USB. The Unison just adds more of what the new board added, deeper bass, depth both front to back and left to right, a fuller richer sound and a lower noise floor. The Unison sounds superior to spdif to me. I have not used AES here but will check it out with the new Transport as it will act as an Eitr, usb in and AES out. Mike claims that Unison even beats the AES input. Will be interesting to see. Thanks again for the review.
  4. I have a full piece on this recording featuring info from Frans De Rond. Hopefully it will be up relatively soon. The DXD and PCM versions are scheduled for release on 11/13. Probably DSD as well.
  5. I have started a new topic thread for this download released yesterday in 24/96. It is available also on CD and vinyl. Simply put, this is a beautiful album. The singing is superb, very sensual, romantic but without pretense. Beautiful arrangements with strings featuring the Royal Philharmonic recorded with Ms. Gardot at Abbey Road Studios. The string sound is smooth and dare I say it warm. Just the right touch and not overpowering or syrupy. The sound quality on this release is as good as the music. I have listened to the full album 4 times already. Just love the music and the sound. This is
  6. Not an awful song, depends on who does it and the arrangement. Done by Lawrence Welk, awful. I enjoyed this version. It seems to be making it on set lists. Tierney Sutton covered it on her last release. I am old enough to remember when it was a hit. Andy Williams, yuck. I also hated Feelings as a kid. Hated it. My Dad’s band had to cover it back in the day. Man, did he hate playing it or hearing it. But, when I played the Monty Alexander cover on Montreux Alexander, he saw it in a whole new light and enjoyed it. Me too.
  7. It may be a first world problem, but I would be pissed too.
  8. This is Melody at her best, without all the theatrics, plus she is from Philly. 😎
  9. Melody Gardot Sunset in the Blue AIFF 24/96. Lovely.
  10. I am working on an article on this recording as Frans has provided me with a 24/192 file. It is scheduled for release on 11/13 on SL.
  11. Nothing firm. The metal work for the box is in as they showed it as are the mechanisms. They are waiting for some brackets for the box. Reading between the lines, it would appear they are out or just about out of firmware hell. They want to do a robust beta which should take a couple of months, so I would expect that they could start selling the transport in December depending on the results of the beta but more likely in January. However, I am not a psychic.
  12. I believe that it will as it will be a Unison in like on the Yggy, Gumby and BiFrost and that sure improves the sound along with the Unison out. Time will tell. Hopefully I will have one soon.
  13. Yes it is, indeed, but it beats the alternative.
  14. I am working on a full article. The sound is killer.
  15. A similar thing happened to Oscar Peterson and he had to retrain himself to play the piano again. He did and beautifully. Hopefully KJ can as well.
  16. Well that solves that. Two new cables it is. Maybe I can get Jason to reconsider!
  17. For those interested in the Eitr, the upcoming transport will act as a new Unison usb based Eitr. Expensive ($1299) for that to be sure with the added issue of being usb c.
  18. The usb c was a bit of a curveball for me. I have found a nice usb c to b cable from the Oyaide DJ line for about $40 but can’t find a usb b to c adapter to use with my current usb a to b cable, also from the Oyaide DJ line. By the way, for those interested, the transport will act as a Unison usb Eitr as well. Usb in and spdif and AES out.
  19. I will have the album tomorrow and will post my findings. I would be shocked if it didn’t sound fantastic. The bowing of the bass goes down to 27 hz. Should be interesting.
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