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  1. Congrats, lost of fun with your MU1. A bit late on your Tuesday question about bass, but I would have suggested to try an alternative speakers placement. Good to see this already work out for you! 👍 Ps. Perhaps nice to share, last week I had an appointment with an acoustic specialist. He helped with speaker placement and advice on acoustic treatment (with measurements etc). Upfront I hoped for a nice improvement, but the impact was far more than I could imagine, I wish I would have done this years ago (for interested Dutchies: https://acousticmatters.nl)
  2. Hi Rick, It seems not that many Grimm MU1 users have considered the Aqua Linq as an alternative. I’m afraid that I also can’t help you. I hope you’ve found answers elsewhere. Have a nice day, Fred
  3. Hmm, it's your choice if you want to judge a product based on the components used.. When you go back a few pages in this topic you'll find some insights/video's how Grimm products are designed. But you're lucky, in this MU1 review some comparisons with the K50 are made: Grimm MU1 | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews (hifi-advice.com)
  4. Congrats with your decision! After your search, great to see it ticked the boxes! Happy listening 👍, I’m looking forward reading about your hands on experience in round 3. Regarding the AES cable, earlier in the topic some AES cables are mentioned, perhaps this is helpful. As an alternative you could have a look at the Grimm SQM, which is introduced at about the same time as the MU1. Link to Grimm SQM
  5. Good to hear, hope you like it and your search is over
  6. Hi Kenuan, That’s a tough question. Without any technical skills which are worth mentioning and no studio experience, I can only guess 😋. I ‘think’ it’s hard to judge oversampling on its own. In Grimms philosophy it seems that ‘DAC format matching’ (to relieve the DAC chip from calculation effort) and getting the clock signal from MU1 to the DAC are also relevant. So creating an insanely high upsampling output is not thé goal (as it could cause more stress for the DAC chip to recalculate and it would be impossible to transfers the clock signal) ps. On your original/FS2/FS4 que
  7. Thanks for sharing SackATK! Good to hear that further improvements are possible, a MU1+ 😎. I still use stock cables all around. Out of curiosity and without hurry I’m preparing some changes to experiment on power (eg dedicated wall socket / circuit breaker) and network topology (eg fiber). I’ll share my findings at the time👍. Great, enjoy and take your time. Please share your findings. With the digital AES input the DAC inside the 8C’s can benefit from Grimms upsampling and clocking. Curious if the DAC from the Vega can be beneficial (it wo
  8. Here you go, the new Grimm MU1 review, by hifi-advice.com Short teaser “After the Olive 04HD, the AudioAanZee Ultra Flow, Reference Flow, and Reference Flow MkII, the 432 EVO, the Aurender S10 and N10, the Pink Faun 2.16x, the Meridian Sooloos MC200, MD600, MS600, and 818, the Melco N1A/2 and N1ZH/2, the Euphony Buggy/Zotac, the Antipodes DX2, DS, EX, CX, and K50 Music Servers, and twice as many Streamers/Network Players, not to mention various server software and playback applications that I have tried throughout the years, I figured that, by now, surely, there’d be no
  9. Indeed, and nice to also see other recent Grimm users I’m using the sub LS1s-DMF, which already is very tight. Curious about the first SB1 experiences.
  10. Decision making can be a pain in the @%#.. it’s hard to determine a good match on paper, if not impossible. And even so, also demoing stuff can be time consuming as there are many variables. Some like doing this and others can even add DIY skills in the equation, all good. For me personally, after mixing and matching for quite some time, I’m just glad I made a significant jump forward to the LS1be’s a couple of years ago and later to the MU1. Live is too short. Thanks to these serious steps I experience much more fun listening right now, and thanks to the double synergy I think it’s a
  11. Great to hear that you enjoy your MU1 😃 Thanks for pointing out about the firmware to enable the S/PDIF output! I just love Roon/Qobuz/NAS, at the same time I can imagine your preference for Tidal Connect as you mentioned earlier.
  12. I personally wouldn’t judge (pun intended 😁) a device on its specs. In a specs first world it would be better if the Dave would support the full AES/EBU spec. With the AES input at 96kHz max it could impact SQ, but who knows? And if, even a ‘95% ideal spec first performance’ could still be well preferred sound wise. Besides the AES/EBU output, did you know that the MU1 now also has a S/PDIF digital out? Perhaps this is useful in your situation. Link to announcement I would just to ask for a demo. Trying one of the above mentioned options you know much more. If you like
  13. Congrats SackATK. Thanks for sharing! Nice decluttering 👍, combined with active speaker systems the MU1 is a great and simple front end solution/hub.
  14. Congrats Kenkuan, please share your findings 🙂
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