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  1. Thx, did a search and watched a video. 🤭 It was in OS and sharp filter mode. I generally like slow filters. Looks like more AB testing lol
  2. Yeah, I'm going to remain greedy. 2nd system = divorce 😅 NOS mode @MattyW????
  3. I thought I was going to let it go after comparing for a few weeks.....but the vocals are just too good. Gross for instruments. Good luck with search! Dacman is good new option.
  4. The slide is a slippery beast. I got a denafrips from a fellow member........I was planning to just do some testing and comparing for a few weeks and then put it back into the SNA pool. But it's so good and I can't let go of either. I've found my speakers too. It was a lot more than budgeted for. I got a pair of used PMCs for ok price.
  5. Conducted blind tests on my family today using these 2 DACs. Taught my daughter how to swap between DACs safely and had some fun being blind tested myself. Gross may be a few years old but with the Kraftwerk power supply and driving via USB, it's said to be still close to even the Kompakt recently released. The Ares II is the newer model. I got them for similar money so thought it's a worthy test of a good DAC chip vs a ladder R2R solution. May not be an exhaustive blind test but the tester chose the order to test the two DACs for each song, the person being tested on d
  6. lol. the bloody slide. the fronts blew my budget but too good to pass up! The previous owner of my Gross slightly prefers the Kompakt. However, I'm driving off USB and updated the firmware....and playing direct DSD/DSF and FLACs. About to conduct an blind test on my family. Both DACs base volume is different but have used my SPL meter to determine volume on the int amp to even out. Will give instructions to my daughter so that a blind test can be conducted on me also. Will post up thoughts later.
  7. My weekly bump, looking a little
  8. Well said! Thanks heaps for your reply. My other half laughed when I said I think I'm gonna keep the Denafrips. I feel grateful and thankful. Money is not infinite and $1000 is $1000.......but the Denafrips is worth it. Ok, keeping the Denafrips. Now need to buy even more cable. lol
  9. Hey everyone, My 2 channel adventure has recently massively improved, purchases, things I've done, things that SNA members have helped guide. Back to this topic......am I being greedy... I managed to get a Gieseler Gross a few weeks ago, love the clarity and neutrality. It's got the Kraftwerk and I drive through USB and pump out XLR. Now, I got myself a Denafrips Ares II last week to give the two a comparison, also USB in and XLR out. The plan was to play, try for maybe a few weeks and then put it back into the SNA pool. I like the Denafrips thou
  10. Ok, these beauties are in my hands. Harder to drive compared to my existing speakers but sound so good, the violin sounds real, female vocals have improved heaps. Will provide pics and further thoughts tomorrow. Question in the meantime. The box says left speaker on one and right speaker on the other. Are they different? I can't see a difference and there isn't a left or right designation on the rear label. 🤔
  11. Oops, missed your post! Have the Cambridge Audio 851a at the moment so 'only' 120 watts at 8ohm. Will music stream from mini pc only digital -> USB -> Gieseler Gross vs Denafrips Ares II -> CA 851a -> PMC. He's just under 35km away. Wouldn't have been able to pickup after midnight tonight even if he was within 25 kms as there's no visitors indoors. Looking to organise a social excercise somewhere between us. Hopefully in the next couple of days.
  12. Still looking 🤞
  13. Thx Blakey. Will know soon........DAAAAAN. In all seriousness, i can wait for my speakers, I feel for the businesses. Hope they get relief soon. 🤞
  14. I've also got a Denafrips Ares II coming that I'll be comparing with the Gross too. Will post up thoughts hopefully soon!
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