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  1. Are we talking about upgrade Build 555 as the Great Disruptor? I haven't heard this one as I stayed with Build 537, which with Emiles modifications at the time, sounds pretty great to me. I'm scheduled for the latest Taiko master tweak for Monday, so maybe I won't experience as big an improvement as others who are coming from 555. I expect it will be better (expectation bias anyone?), but am also a little cautious after the universal descriptions of increased vividness. My system is already pretty high on the vivid scale. If "vivid" translates to more natural and dynamic, that's good, but I am a little cautious going into this upcoming change.
  2. You're right, of course, I don't care what you listen to-- just a reaction. I would probably expect a reaction if I said something provocative like "all Opera is trash." I like opera btw! Also, electric guitar is not confined to Rock music. A great example of solid body electric bass guitar is Steve Swallow with Carla Bley on the album Andando de Tiempo. Any album by electric guitarist Bill Frissel who uses different Fender solid bodies would be hard to find offensive.
  3. You say electric guitar to you "is one of the most offensive sounds on earth" as if there is one sound from the instrument. The sounds from electric guitars are as varied as the many different guitars and musicians who have dedicated their lives to mastering them. As someone who purports to have a deep background in music appreciation this seems to illustrate some major self-imposed blind spots. But who knows, maybe I have some too-- I don't care for the sound of electric pianos. Even so, Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul managed to make them sing.
  4. Comparing a bagpipe to electric guitar.... that's a reach. The electric guitar is as varied and fascinating as any musical instrument I can think of.
  5. Ray, it sounds like you see a possible upgrade path to the current Extreme usb implementation, as per mention of trying out the cat usb card? https://jcat.eu/featured/usb-card-xe/ I am currently using an Ideon 3r between Extreme and DAC to extend the length of short usb cables (Sablon and Intona). https://ideonaudio.com/product/3r-usb-renaissance-mk2/ Do you think the Extremes current usb card stands to be complimented by the Ideon or might I be better served with a longer usb cable? Speculative question, I know...
  6. Thanks for the interview, but I'm sorry to say I found it very disappointing. For me, it had an excessive Fan-Boy tenor. How many times did Danny say "Amazing!" after Mr. Wilson comments? (I didn't count but I'd guess over 20 times?) It came off like an Info-mercial for Wilson Audio. So much more of interest could have been discussed. Take a listen to the Audio Stream interviews. They might be a good guide for improving the next interview?! Finally, I have no doubt that Wilson speakers are some of the best out there in AudiophiliaLand, but personally, it was hard to stomach Mr Wison's constant reference to their "Art." I'm sure he thinks his speakers are aesthetic wonders, but I find their robotic designs to be a classic case of form and function NOT working together. There are a lot of ugly speakers out there and there are some beautiful ones out there. In my opinion, the Wilsons are emphatically in the ugly category. I'm sure they sound wondrous-- just turn those lights down low!
  7. Thanks for the interview, but I'm sorry to say I found it very disappointing. For me, it had an excessive Fan-Boy tenor. How many times did Danny say "Amazing!" after Mr. Wilson comments? (I didn't count but I'd guess over 20 times?) It came off like an Info-mercial for Wilson Audio. So much more of interest could have been discussed. Take a listen to the Audio Stream interviews. They might be a good guide for improving the next interview?! Finally, I have no doubt that Wilson speakers are some of the best out there in AudiophiliaLand, but personally, it was hard to stomach Mr Wison's constant reference to their "Art." I'm sure he thinks his speakers are aesthetic wonders, but I find their robotic designs to be a classic case of form and function NOT working together. There are a lot of ugly speakers out there and there are some beautiful ones out there. In my opinion, the Wilsons are emphatically in the ugly category. I'm sure they sound wondrous-- just turn those lights down low!
  8. Has anyone tried a Gigafoil (EMI filter) upstream of the EtherRegen?
  9. I got the cheapest version. It also includes hardware and it's returnable.
  10. Right, I'd rather not, but the Bacch software is Mac OS only. If the 3d imaging from Bacch turned out not to be to my liking, I would go back to the Extreme as endpoint.
  11. We haven't activated the actual purpose of the Bacch software yet which is for inter-aural cross talk cancellation. https://www.theoretica.us/bacch4mac But I've been using the Mini as endpoint for a few weeks now to make sure I don't hear a sq cost by not using the Extreme as endpoint.
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