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  1. What about Soulution 330 and 530? Have you considered?
  2. Probably it was not sufficiently resolving? Last few years, whether it is electronics or speakers, the trend is in the resolution. Because the musicality and liquidity must not suffer, the prices shoot up and up
  3. What would be the approx. cost of importing this $6k unit from Japan?
  4. Have you considered T+A 3100HV ? Many say it beats everything out there
  5. Can you elaborate on warranty if buying from Japan for $6k?
  6. Regarding Accuphase, I stumbled upon http://www.japanhifi.com Pretty good pricing and they are legit. Seeing those prices of Accuphase, e.g. E-480 in $7000s, E-470 in $6000s, E-650 in $8000s etc, does that change any perception on the discussion so far? In terms of bang for the back, of course. The main reason for exclusion of Accuphase was the problem with NA pricing, approx. 2 time the price of JapanHIFI. The only thing is that they provide step-down transformer for 110v/100v (free of charge), but that is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things
  7. Nobody wants to pay more than $4700 for it on used markets now that 585.5 hit the market
  8. There has been a recent slash in pricing across Devialet line. Fore example, a brand new factory sealed 440 Expert Pro CI was sold for $10500cad by a dealer in British Columbia. As a result, people stay away from the brand. Imagine buying it and tomorrow the MSRP is only 50% of what it was until yesterday.
  9. Can you elaborate more on Vitus vs Accuphase class AB? E.g. Vitus RI-101 vs E-480?
  10. 6moons preferred linnenberg liszt to widor stating that Widor may only be mandated when having 2ohm difficult speakers.
  11. did you compare with Devialet Expert Pro line?
  12. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can justify the msrp of $4000
  13. As soon as you converted analog to digital, you distorted it (distortion #1). Then you converted digital to analog and introduced another distortion (distortion #2). Yest it sounded good (just like that Cayin $400 amp with 10% distortion). Distortions are good sounding, that's what you are saying, and I hear ya I am with you on that one.
  14. When I first heard Cayin (I didn't know the brand) on I couldn't believe how good it sounded. I thought it was 1000 and 1000s of dollars, maybe even more than $10000. Then I googled and found out it is one very cheap amplifier. As such, it has 3 or 4% THD etc. But the damn things sounds so good. Just like Brodmann speakers (which also have huge distortion, but sound extremely good). I believe this is the effect you achieved with your a/d d/a a/d d/a experiments. Btw, it is very rare to get 40+ positives on YT on a system, especially a system with such a low price
  15. Micromega m-one 150 has M.A.R.S room correction included (comes together with 150, an option with m-one 100)
  16. That's quite a turn-off. Naim Nova offers native Tidal (but its HDMI is buggy), but less power
  17. Did you compare tdai 3400 with naim uniti nova, micromega m-one, t+a r2500, hegel 300, etc before purchasing?
  18. When I am paying 1000s of dollars, yes, I want to settle things. I want to find out the real truth. The same thing as in experimental vs theoretical physics. We need experiments, we need blind tests!
  19. If what is at stake is, for example, a Starbucks coffee (smallest one) I would agree. But what we have here at stake are 1000s and 1000s of dollars. Almost a down payment for a house! Thus we better have some blind tests, sooner the better. So, if we have 20 experts in the same room, same everything, but two tests: one with USB, and the other XYZ. And ~ half of experts say that USB is better (and/or they thought in their mind it was USB, but actually it was XYZ, and vice versa), and the other half says XYZ is better (i.e. two questions for each listener: 1. which one was better and 2. what was it, USB or XYZ), then we would have the real truth. That would help us to determine what we should buy, objectively
  20. I believe that impartial blind tests with a bunch of experts would be the only way to resolve this once for all. The last expert discussion re blind tests was in Stereophile I believe in 2005. If one carefully reads it, he will see that with blind tests all assertions become relative. And JA found an expert way to get out these (unpleasant) discussions. And more than a decade after that still nobody is trying to do blind tests, the only feasible way to find out the real truth. Without blind tests, everything is futile (and costly!)
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