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About Johnseye

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  1. Did you inquire as to whether the Farad3 19v could be directly connected to the PC with the right cabling/adapters, eliminating a need for the converter?
  2. Match the quality of the SR7, arguably the most important component? Doubtful. Then match the quality of a REF10?
  3. The removal of noise from components will allow the music to be heard without that influence layered into it. Noise will come from many places such as power, clocking, EMI/RFI, etc. As you remove those sources of noise from your system you may hear more of an influence from a different noise source that was combined with or mask by another noise source. Descriptions of what you hear are based on this and interpreted by layman's terms as best as possible.
  4. Could have been something with the board physically or chipset related as well.
  5. Going to see Mark Knopfler in Chicago on 9/1 Will see the full Beethoven cycle this year at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as Yuja Wang
  6. There is no question this update is audible. Holographic, spatial, open, wide. However described, the sound is different.
  7. Maybe OT maybe not, but funny just the same whether it's our electrician our ourselves.
  8. Tim, is the firmware 21.16 for the Spring? While you mention the USB driver is 4.67 I suspect that's for Windows. Any concerns with Linux? https://secureservercdn.net/
  9. I had been considering bringing my Audio Alchemy DAC home from the office and using it in my family room system. I bought another NUC partially for this purpose. Now I'm having second thoughts as I think I'm going to keep my AA DAC in the office. If anyone's interested in a brand spankin new 7i7DNKE NUC let me know via PM. I'm still tempted to keep it since these things are hard to come by and out of production, but if anyone's interested I'll part with it. I'm still running my SOtM modified 7i7DNKE and extremely happy with the sound I'm getting. That combined with the room analysis and new treatments has me in a great place.
  10. Looking forward to this. I've been holding off on placing another order with Paul until I hear this outcome.
  11. Rajiv is spot on. I'd also like to add that there are other components that can impact your decision of whether to NUC or not. I use a Hynes SR7 and have played around with the latest one box Euphony solution. The difference with my components from Roy and Rajiv is that I use HQPlayer with an NOS DAC. This has a significant impact as I've found no benefit to Euphony Stylus and the one box solution. Not to mention Stylus is archaic compared to Roon. I had been using the one box solution previously and benefited from adding the NUC. To each his own...YMMV.
  12. I only compared the Persona 3's to the Sopras. I liked the Persona's slightly better but their character is very similar. Worth a listen at least if you're going to spend that much.
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