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  1. Max Headroom

    Fein dac - impressions

    Not sure you understood my post Snoopy8. By ‘aggressively priced’ I meant very cheap. When you add up the time it takes to add components to the board, the different case rear for the extra ports and the extra parts, you wonder how Clay makes any money.
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    Fein dac - impressions

    Hmmmm $300 extra is aggressively priced!
  3. Off topic, but love the SACD player. Have the same one...
  4. Item: Chord Epic Speaker Cable Stereo Pair 2.3 Metres Location: Melbourne Price: $350 Item Condition:One month old and in as new condition Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: As new Chord Epic come with genuine Chord OHMIC plugs and the new Chord cable trousers. I was so impressed with these cables I upgraded to Chord Signature. Total RRP was $660 Pictures:
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    Hello from Melbourne

    I have also acquired a pair of PL300II. Hows your search going for amplification? I've recently tried Audio Research Pre/Power combination and its a sublime combination with these speakers!
  6. Hey your mailbox is full...
  7. Max Headroom

    SOLD: FS: Dynaudio Contour S 3.4

    Brilliant speaker with high quality/high current amplification. Heard these sounding sublime on the end of a Gryphon amp. Absolutely superb. If I didn't already have too much gear and looking for a pre I'd buy these right now. Absolute bargain. GLWS
  8. Max Headroom

    GIESELER Groß DAC Review

    Thats my guess...
  9. Max Headroom

    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    I know I'm a bit 'enthusiastic' when it comes to my reviews and comparisons, and @scumbag experience is just as valid as minbe or any one elses. Yes it comes down to taste also so I respect that. It also comes down to system synergy, and quality of the other components in the system and how revealing they are. I'd still say though that if you were to put a Chrod DAC up against a PS Audio DAC and you asked people which reproduced the energy and quality of instruments playing in a room more authentically, the Chord DACs would win hands down. If you put the GroB or Fein DACs up against the PS Audio DS, the Geiseler DACs have massively better bass control, tone, detail and extension, and paint a more spacious and airy sound stage. People may like the PS Audio DS but its no where near other DACs for raising the quality of music reproduction. But a person may like the sound of the PS Audio DS over other DACs is totally understandable. It doesn't challenge your system to perform and I find it quite easy to listen to, if a little unexciting and overly warm. But that is ofcourse my opinion.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC Review

    Be careful between the pre and power - it screwed up the balance of my system, was too much of a good thing. But my pre and power amp are from the same designer/manufacturer. I found it very effective between source components and my pre.
  11. Max Headroom

    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Haha ok you didnt say that you had a pre-amp in the chain. Strangely I did find the DSJ better with a PS Audio BHK Pre/Power combination playing through $40,000 pmc speakers (theres the synergy thing - yes I dont underestimate that), but the bass was still rolled off and wooly in comparison, and the imaging was diffuse and smaller in comparison (I put the GroB straight into the same system afterwards), but I suppose it does come down to taste. @scumbag I'd like to hear your system...
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    GIESELER Groß DAC Review

    Aurealis Audio are very nice, but this cable doesn't do anything to balance the input and output impedances of the dac and the pre/integrated receiving the signal. Its not about the exact quality of the copper in the cable, but impedance balancing which has a far more significant impact
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Can I suggest you get a decent Pre-amp in the system and try again. PS Audio DSJ is no where near anywhere as good, and the difference in the sound quality is significant, which leads me to make my suggestion if you couldn't hear the difference. Recommend a good active pre-amp if you want to hear the potential of your system, it kills the sound without it. And you've got a great power amp. Many people have tried running without a Pre and you'll find stories all over the internet of people realising that they've made a mistake and it sounds better with a good pre.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Ooppps I responded to the wrong post! Sorry
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

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