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Jon L

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Jon L last won the day on December 29 2012

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  1. Actually, a couple of days ago, he decided to assemble the remaining Takachi cases into amps and "blow them out." When they are gone, they are gone apparently. http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156447.0
  2. Handily better than NCore 400 mono's I've tried in the same system before. In fact, it exceeded my expectations enough that I am ordering another one just like the one I assembled, before the big-name companies start selling their versions using this module and charge tons more $$$$ after the usual big-name reviews, etc...
  3. It's finally here. Just finished assembling so no impressions yet...
  4. The Headcase Stax thread

    Is that amp your company's amp? It doesn't seem to be on your website and says "Flux Lab" on it?
  5. Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back flagship

    Looks like Cobra King LTD driver's removable "Spaceport" made of aerospace aluminum will fit nicely into that headphone port, sure to improve sound ...
  6. AMD stock way up. Damn, why didn't I think of buying some..
  7. Forcing Windows and Linux kernel redesign, which is expected to cause 5-30% Slowdown for all Intel chips made in last 10 years.. UNfreakingBelievable. If not fixed at OS software level, huge security risk looms. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/
  8. Veerry interesting. Amphion is one of my favorite home speaker brands, and I wonder how much their studio line sounds different from their home line, i.e. Argon 3.
  9. Over at Audio Circle. Supposed to be the next great thing in class D. At $700 for ready-to-tighten (no soldering required) 1200 w x2 stereo balanced amp, I am going to get in on the group buy. http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=153645.0
  10. K1000 successor Mysphere?

    How did I miss this completely?? Inner Fidelity RMAF video:
  11. The Headcase Stax thread

    I was thinking it might be nice alternative tranformer box for electrostats and dynamics (presuming design is safe unlike WEE),.... until I saw the price
  12. New Magnepan 30.7!

    Jonathan Valin: "Oh, and I’ve saved the best for last. Not only are the 30.7s the handsomest-looking large Maggies of all time (in their blue trim and snow-white panel covers), they are also among the best deals Maggie has ever offered. They cost $29,000 the pair (release slated for January). That’s not chump change, I grant you, but compared to the price of the six-figure speakers they so successfully compete against, it makes them, perhaps, the greatest bargain in ultra-high-end history. " http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/magnepan-307-loudspeaker-part-one/
  13. The State of DACSES

    Having recently looked into setting up home wireless audio, I highly doubt Bluetooth will improve "enough" over time, i.e. ever become lossless. Highly touted aptX bluetooth is not even lossless, and even the latest and greatest high-tech bluetooth implementation "aptX HD" is not lossless, in addition to requiring both sender and receiver to have aptX HD capability, which only a few devices currently support. For me, any kind of high-fidelity wireless audio system cannot be based on bluetooth, notwithstanding how much I enjoy my UE Boom bluetooth speaker in my shower. I feel the same way about DAC's with USB input as I do about spdif inputs. These are simply fatally flawed ways to transmit digital audio and should never have been allowed to become de facto standards. on surface, USB seems to have better chance with various "improved" asynchronous methods becoming available quarterly; however, IME, it takes Herculean efforts on hardware and software side, not to mention various USB-enhancing filters, power supplies, and various doohickies for USB to sound "pretty good." Even then, I feel I can play a redbook CD (or better yet a good high-res disc) in a good one-box CD player and achieve significantly better sound quality than the said CD player's USB input..
  14. Now Yahoo admits Every single Yahoo account was hacked, all 3 billion, in 2013 breach https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-cyber/yahoo-says-all-three-billion-accounts-hacked-in-2013-data-theft-idUSKCN1C82O1