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Abyss Man

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  1. Hi Ken, Thank you for sharing the update. It was a Long one I must admit. I’m not sure if it’s my gear which has gone through numerous upgrades as u know or the update, but good lord, it’s sounding so beautiful now and Zenith Mk2 is only a core. It’s so natural, my system has never sounded this natural, clean. The vocals, oh my.
  2. Been there done that, nothing comes even remotely close to what the Gaia has to offer, but having said that, it’s a “free” expensive audio world.
  3. The shorter the run of the signal the better it will sound. The Gaia on its own is very good, so it works for those who do not have a TP. As for those who do have a TP, the onboard clock takes a shorter route thereby reducing jitter. Gaia also has a much better power supply among other things.
  4. Iris if used with a TP excels well cause you can clock it with the dual OCXO clocks in the TP. Hermes uses TCXO clocks to reclock and the Gaia uses dual OCXO clocks for clocking. If money is not an issue I’d go with the Gaia. Hermes with its TCXO clocks should sound very good too, though I’ve not heard it yet. The Iris as an entry level DDC is a serious piece of gear and when used with the TP outperforms most DDC imho. As as for me, I went with the Gaia to team it with the TP, but that’s just me. I don’t like sleepless nights, having said this do enjoy your journey and
  5. I restart my Eunhasu player once a month and there is an audible difference. I will try the Zenith next I guess.
  6. I leave the LED on in my TP. I tried on and off, in all honesty couldn’t tell any difference. Lol. I just leave it on which is in phase.
  7. Hi Blake, I would agree with you. It would be quite a chain of gear that and I thought mine was already over the top with the Tx-usb, sms-200, Innuos Zenith server, Gaia and TP. The sotm gear being master clocked as well and 2 sotm switches. Oh my, I must have gone bonkers.
  8. Blake, Did I read right? The Gaia when clocked by the TP was better than the Phoenix? Wondering how it would do if the Phoenix had a Innuos server feeding the signal.
  9. I hope to try out the Hermes as soon as it hits our shores Blake. It should not be too far from now. Hint Hint..... As for the Gaia against the Iris, without any help from the TP, the Gaia kicks the Iris right out of the battlefield, with the help of the clock from TP though, things get a little "complicated". Its quite a close fight, but I went with the Gaia, cause me being me, I know I will be kicking myself and 2 days later be wanting to get the Gaia. LOL.
  10. Hi Rickki, You have a Innuos Statement server and the Termy which already is operating at a very high level. You could go 2 ways IMHO 1. Get a Gaia and team it with the Termy 2. Get a TP (It has very good USB implementation btw) In both options, I would love to be in your situation. The Innuos, though, I have not heard it before (I'm using Zenith Mk2) am sure is a beast of a server and if its coupled with a TP. Oh man, that would be exquiste I'm sure. Having said that, the Termy/Gaia (2 x OCXO clocks) combo is one which I really enjoyed too and it could be you
  11. Hi Koso, Sorry but I never quiet paid attention to this difference. Drop Alvin a mail, he will help you clear your doubts, and congratulations on your new toy. Have fun.
  12. Not required as they use relays to detect incoming voltage. In fact be happy there is one less fuse to worry about or an on/off switch to worry about. No fuse is the best fuse.
  13. https://audiobacon.net/2018/08/11/the-audiophiles-short-list-the-best-digital-coaxial-cables/ Hi Sig, This might help I hope. Happy reading. U will need 2 x 75ohms cables. Try to keep them short. If you don't mind adapters then you can buy RCA terminated cables, get some good adapters. I personally don't use RCA to BNC adapters. Sig, u might want to have a look see here as well. There is post by @Blake regarding BNC cable and he pretty much sums it up well. https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/denafrips-product-owners-please-fall-in.30981/
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