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Darryl R

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  1. This was fun -- big band arrangements of Michel's spicy latin jazz (24/96 from Qobuz).
  2. Who knows what drives DG. A few years ago I asked Emil Berliner tonmeister Rainer Maillard for the email of the senior executive at DG, to ask why US and European retailers don't sell the latest remasters, and the answer was it was difficult, and DG had other priorities. My sense is the licensing is tedious, and the Japanese are more aggressive and have the greater demand. Very lately though, I'm seeing EBS remasters make to a few Western download retailers, but only in DSD. That 24/96 Brahms 4 can be ripped from the blu-ray release, but I'm just wary of spending $55 if it's not
  3. After exhaustive discussion of the famous Vienna Beethoven recording, I thought I'd turn to another favorite. Has anyone compared the Kleiber/VPO Brahms 4 Esoteric with the 24/96 on blu-ray? or Carlos Kleiber - Carlos Kleiber - Complete Recordingson Deutsche Grammophon [12 CD + Blu-ray Audio] - Amazon.com Music
  4. Yes, I thought about that. Prior to the Pro-USB input module, the favorite input for the MSB was Ethernet, and even now there are some who refuse to make the change. One customer comes to mind who prefered it because he didn't lose his remote, hardware-based volume control via Roon. An MSB dealer did a detailed comparison of the Pro-USB and Renderer (Ethernet) input modules, and there wasn't a hands-down winner. The argument by MSB in favor of USB was that their Renderer was "another noisy Linux computer inside the DAC." I was slow to change my Renderer because it sounded great with the E
  5. Hi Larry, I was wondering about Bluetooth for mobile access. But there is the distance limit, and my last few motherboards seemed to couple it with Ethernet, at least in the BIOS when I went to disable it after adding a fiber NIC. For you hardware-smart guys that have a creative desire, homegrown gadgets are the ones that eventually become businesses. Again, I keep thinking about that long interview with the owner and designer of Shunyata who said his hobby became his full-time job. I'll look up USB OTG.
  6. The more we discuss, the more would could discuss in this thread. Regarding noise in general, I was thinking back to not long ago, when many thought Intel Core processors and gaming motherboards were overpowered for audio applications, and some were selling smaller industrial motherboards with soldered Celerons. One of the takeaways from Taiko was that bigger was better, but a managed bigger, as you state. In a recent interview with Caelin Gabriel of Shunyata, he had a similar perspective, that our systems function in a sea of noise, noise of many types, and the goal should be systemic opti
  7. Shunyata Sigma NR v1 Power Cable C19 1.25m View Classified Shunyata Sigma NR v1 C19 1.25m power cable for power distributor. This cable is in great condition and comes with a nice hard case. Seller Darryl R Date 01/30/21 Price 1,500.00 USD Category Power Supplies / Power Products
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    Shunyata Sigma NR v1 C19 1.25m power cable for power distributor. This cable is in great condition and comes with a nice hard case.

    1,500.00 USD

  9. View Classified Shunyata Triton V3 Power Conditioner - Silver Shunyata Triton V3 Power Conditioner - original V3 (not an upgrade), silver faceplate, original owner and packaging, no scratches or dings. The Triton V3 removes an amazing amount of noise from your audio signal. The before and after comparison is stunning. Shunyata informed me they still consider this unit superior to the Denali v2 for the much larger QR/BB chambers which provide better dynamic current for imaging and bloom. It's a "lifetime piece." Seller
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    Shunyata Triton V3 Power Conditioner - original V3 (not an upgrade), silver faceplate, original owner and packaging, no scratches or dings. The Triton V3 removes an amazing amount of noise from your audio signal. The before and after comparison is stunning. Shunyata informed me they still consider this unit superior to the Denali v2 for the much larger QR/BB chambers which provide better dynamic current for imaging and bloom. It's a "lifetime piece."

    3,495.00 USD

  11. Hi Nenon, just catching up on the thread. Your system has changed quite a bit since we last spoke in detail. But I suppose mine has too. When you told me you liked HQP NAA with the dual processors, for some reason I wasn't aware you were upsampling for the DAVE. I and the MSB owners I've asked prefer not to upsample, and I haven't found HQP without upsampling to supplant Roon. TAS probably will (esp. when you read all the tweak raves on WBF). But I'm more interested right now about your networking noise statements. In your many experiments over the past year or so, did you try a fiber N
  12. Thanks for that. There are no shortage of recordings under that title, but knowing Michael Brecker's association with fusion jazz, I managed to find the composer, and another version with Stern and Brecker. But I really prefer Weckl's unique playing to most other jazz drummers: Dave Weckl en La Escuela de Música y Audio Fernando Sor - Nothing Personal - Bing video
  13. As a former percussionist, and enjoying some jazz, I find Dave Weckl most entertaining and a favorite over the decades. I've found some of his recordings, but 'Nothing Personal' I only find on YouTube: Nothing personal - Mike Stern/Dave Weckl/Tom Kenndy/Ye Huang(黄野) - YouTube With the exception of Stern's screechy solo work between 6:30-8:30, this piece is great. Anyone know of a recording anywhere besides YouTube? Doesn't have to be this exact arrangement.
  14. On the DAC v. server discussion, another aspect is timing, along with budget, as I suspect most of us can't just keep upgrading indefinitely. For instance, I've been an audiophile for over 30 years, I'm nearing retirement with very finite resources, and when I decided to go all-in for a DAC there was no Extreme (along with its significant findings and further questions). I also speculated that server technology was most likely to significantly advance before DAC technology. Seems like the Extreme and this DIY project could prove that out.
  15. In my system and music library, I still maintain the single most important SQ factor is the quality of the recording. Many of my RBCD rips blow away hi-res.
  16. I couldn't keep my Extreme due to pandemic exigency, and had to rollback to an i9/Z490/HDPlex server. Not a bad server at all, powered by the HDP DCATX and a cheap AC-DC converter, and I could live with it. I upgraded the internal wiring with Ghent's best, and was just about to upgrade the power when Nenon announced this project. But I frequently wonder about the psychology of discontentment. On the other hand, there is legitimate desire for technological advance.
  17. Some theorize because the server is more upstream it is the more important. I think Nenon's answer is good here, particularly because I daresay nobody has evaluated everything. In my system, the role of the server is more subtle, but the DAC was quite expensive. Emile might say the server is more important (in fact he did to me at one point), and Jonathan at MSB might say they've isolated the interface such that server quality shouldn't matter -- "all you need is a MacBook or a NUC." In the end, both matter, it's just a matter of degree, and for most of us budgetary considerations kick in.
  18. I didn't remember the SQ of the LB/VPO M6 being that bad, but since it had been several years since I heard it, I gave it another listen. I'm finding it one of the better RBCDs I've heard in a while. Maybe it's that the MSB DAC does such a good job with RB.
  19. Hi Matt, Right, but I was looking for an explanation of how this is so. Clearly until now we've supplied DC-ATX adapters with regulated, even double-regulated DC. I suppose part of the purpose of this drill is to experiment and find out.
  20. I don't want to obscure responses to Exocer's good questions, but my understanding was the tech used in the Taiko moved switching noise out of the audible range -- all the more then the benefits of an SMPS, as opposed to staying the course with an ATX supply. I'd like to ask someone to very briefly explain why they think non-regulated DC will work in the DIY server (apart from budget or whether they like it better or not).
  21. I keep a close eye on them. Rainer Maillard, whose quote I posted earlier, has done some excellent hi-res work on a number of Karajan/BPO classics in the past few years. There have also been some very successful, second-time DSD remasterings of great Szell/Cleveland recordings, just to name a few of the orchestral giants. All of the above coming from retail sources in Japan, a mix of DSD and PCM.
  22. Yes, got it and like it. For hi-res, also fond of the Levine/Boston. I picked up this one, but haven't heard it yet: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 "Tragic" - Paavo Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
  23. Funny, I was just asking myself why Esoteric couldn't have chosen the Bernstein. Indeed I saw a post on HRAudio confirming from the notes that the Boulez is a 16/44 upsample. I've generally found the Esoterics preferable to the DG RBCDs (a recent case in point being the Böhm/VPO Beethoven 6/Schubert 5). I have several of the APO SACDs in my collection, replacing many of the early RCA LS SACD releases. But I also have a number of Esoterics I like too. For DG, most of the time, but not always, they are superseded by Emil Berliner remasters of the original. Hopefully EBS will do
  24. Has anyone heard it yet? MAHLER Symphonie No.6 | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック| | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック EDIT: will post next time in the Analysis Forum.
  25. Depends on what you want to rip. If just 16/44 (RBCD) I recommend the excellent dBpoweramp.
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