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  1. The owner of the Ideon Master Time brought it over to my place just for a couple hours to check out side by side with the Innuos Phoenix , you get a immediate jump in performance with either . Though I would like more time with the Ideon and hopefully we can trade components for a few days or longer .
  2. Just to clarify back 2017 when I had the Denafrips Terminator there were no S/N that we could see inside or out , however that’s not saying one could be found if we stripped it apart . Actually listening to Idion Audio’s 3R Master Time and Innous Phoenix they are very impressive at what they do .
  3. Your guessing by just looking it, Looking at the internals of Denafrips terminator with curiously no serial numbers anywhere looks impressive also however a previous 1 bit FPGA proprietory design dac from Eastern Europe that sold for almost a grand less was preferred over the Denafrips by 2 out of 3 of us checking it out in our own systems is much more preferable then reading online excitement some love to join in , I’m not saying you do this of course. So I’d be a little more sceptical , I just had the Ideon Master Time to directly compare to the Phoenix , its equally as impressive as th
  4. Is the Denafrips Gaia the same type of component from input to out put as what the Innuos Phoenix and Ideons Audio two offerings are ? i could be wrong about the Denafrips Gaia , I don’t know a single thing about it other then it costs a lot less naturally , the only serious competition that I’m currently aware to the Phoenix are Idion Audio Master Time and the $7,000.00 Absolute Time .
  5. Hi Rajiv I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your knowledge reading many of your comments and forensic style evaluations of audio components .

    On a another note I’ve been chatting privately with another happy Innuos server owner who sold his Innuos Phoenix for a Ideon Audio model R3 Master Time Black Star which of course is the same type of component as the Phoenix, he told me a friend owns the Ideon Audio and they traded reclockers for a weekend , he ended up selling his Innuos Phoenix and I trust what he said about 
     

    I thought to bring this to your attention with the hope some point in time that you could check out Ideons , they have two upper end reclockers the R3 Master Time and an all new Absolute Time which reading about it off the web page it really looks interesting.

    Best 

    Mark 

     

     

     

  6. Vangelis Bigaimc makes some good points to comment to your reply myself prior to any interest with Innuos my first gripe was the cheap use of folded aluminum chassis and the use of USB only turned me completely off the brand . However some online feed back got my interest and after listening to the Zenith 3 my gripes faded and finally going back to John Darko's comment’s of comparison of the LE and Zenith 3 told me Innuos proprietary innovations move quickly.
  7. John Darko compared the Zenith 3 and the once flagship SE 2 apparently for two days , it’s all there if you listened to what he said , as a owner of the Zenith 3 and Phoenix I would suggest you go to a Innuos dealer and arrange to take a Zenith 3 home to audition in your own system then borrow a Phoenix. I asked , the SE 2 is obsolete with no future upgrades will be offered according to a dealer however future upgrades will be offered with current line up of servers once a suitable North American rep can be found . The purchase of a Zenith 3 was a good solid move at up grading the so
  8. Last year I listened to an incredible system I realized much later the dac was the flag ship APL MR . In the mix of the other familiar components APL was the only manufacturer name I didn’t recognize though I didn’t ask too many questions about the components I remember the owner briefly mentioning his APL dac was a new purchase. We talked about music mostly however that listening experience left me mesmerized I did look into the cost of the APL MR sadly however I will definitely consider APL’s entry level dac when I’m ready to upgrade.
  9. You read that about the Zenith mk3 in Darko latest review of the Phoenix? Hmm , i re-read that review , was it someone else’s review ?
  10. Frank I only mentioned those two examples because I just played them back to a friend just prior to posting it here . The Tonian Labs Drums & Bells isn’t too well known however played back on most any system the first 20 seconds into it will astonish anyone . Years ago I had to know why this recording was so realistic sounding and to my complete surprise the recording engineer responded to my email , he told me his studio has nothing special equipment wise other then some modified recording microphone’s from a collection valued well into the 6 figures. I had the Innuos d
  11. Frank congratulations on the Phoenix , I found with some exceptional recordings , just a quick example ripped CDs of Tonian Labs Drums and Bells along with XLOs FORS Master Sound recording of Belanger & Bisson is eye popping for a lack of a better phrase, so realistic sounding I never heard before , not with my system not until the Innuos Zenith server and Phoenix were introduced into my home. Love it.
  12. Yes sir you are correct, I have one USB without the 5v conductor ,
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