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  1. I'm currently on the look out for a new DAC with DSD 512, Streaming etc. I had never heard of this DAC before but there's a very impressive review here: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/06/14/cocktail-audio-x45-pro-music-player-dac-review/ I had my eyes set on the latest Denafrips Terminator DSD 1024 but the reviewer thinks Coctail is better! And the price is the same as Terminator with loads of extras like CD Play/Ripping and phono stage too (not that I need it). This looks like another great DAC alternative. Anyone with any thoughts/experiences with Coctail DACs especially with the latest 45Pro? Thanks.
  2. I really wanted to listen to this amazing track by Muddy Waters to experience the same depth on my system but couldn't find it on Tidal or even on Google. Anyone with any info, please? Otherwise, I'm going to assume the sound emanated from a black hole!
  3. Can anyone give me info on the possible customs duty on the Terminator DAC shipped to an address in the UK or EU? Many thanks.
  4. 1024 DSD capable Terminator looks the business and might be all needed for digital playback for a long time! Does anyone know what sort of customs duty/sales tax added to the direct orders from Singapore? I can have it delivered to an address in England, Holland or Turkey. Thanks.
  5. Make a copy of the 2.6 and just rename it A2.6 or whatever first. Then you can either upgrade or install the trial version directly. This way you can have both versions.
  6. Not sure if you like Scorpions but I do enjoy listening to them from time to time. I managed to see them live twice, they are a great live band. I have been recently listening to their Acoustica album and enjoying it very much. Brilliant songs, brilliantly performed and recorded too. I thought I'd share it here. Don't forget to crank up the volume! I'm listening on TIDAL. https://tidal.com/album/5872021
  7. Thanks for that Chris. I'm listening to it right now on TIDAL, what a great album!
  8. OMG, 100-terabit fiber optic network! I worked at the Standard Telephones and Cables (STC) in Southampton (England), way back in 1980-1985. We were making thousands of miles of analog cables that connected the continents. Just before leaving STC to start my game development career, I had done the first fiber optic cable tests with the engineers in 1985! No idea what the capacity of the early fiber optic cables were but the technology has moved on for sure. With all this speed and extra capacity, surely, the last thing we need is any sort of compression that may degrade the sound quality.
  9. After your question I listened to it again and, indeed, the line is completely straight. I believe the depth is just the overall strength/effect of my system which is constant in different rooms I've been using it in. That's why I used the word 'envelop', I'm very close the my speakers and it does feel like I'm listening to music with a massive headphone system. I feel quite spoilt.
  10. It extends well beyond the left and right speakers in perfect line (curve), the sound is very well defined and so easy to follow from left to right. Not sure about the degrees but it sounds more surround than stereo, amazing really. I get that with a lot of similar effects. ATCs are well known for tremendous sound stage and depth.
  11. After reading all the comments above, I listened to Too Much Rope again just out of curiosity. I like the whole album and most tracks contain great effects that on good systems always manage to surprise and startle the listener. Listening to this track with a little more intent I was shocked to discover that the sound of sleigh starts way out to my left and it completely envelops me as it moves across all the way to the right of me with amazing depth. I'm sitting quite close to my big ATCs and with no effects applied, just straight forward stereo. I'm listening to the whole album now, thanks.
  12. Just rename the existing one to 3.2 and then install 3.5.
  13. I believe the integer mode is indicated with bold white on Dark them and bold black on Light theme. So, what you have is correct i.e. integer mode is operating.
  14. I have also just installed the final version of 3.5 and must say I like the new app icon. However, it's so difficult to see in the Applications folder that I ended up installing it several times thinking I failed to install it! Perhaps the dark blue could be made a bit lighter. It's been a long time coming but you did such a great job with it and A 3.5 sounds better than ever. Well worth the wait, well done indeed, Damien!
  15. @DancingSea, I had problems with Audio Units with earlier versions of 3.5 Beta but it all works fine for me after updating my macOS to the latest Mojave 10.14.4, hope this helps.
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