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BillyBones
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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by BillyBones » Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 am

vrazjigwb wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 am
The SB Touch is not bad itself when it comes to sound quality - far from it really. You might get even better results if you buy a linear power supply for the Touch rather than a new DAC and LPSU for it.

I have really fond memories of my @-tunes SB+ (http://www.at-view.co.uk/sb2.htm). Brilliant stuff - highly musical. Still miss it sometimes, to be completely honest.
I agree with this, the SBT is a real giant killer.
P20 + A30 + LS3 + SSC + Squeezebox Touch + Yiang Sheng DAC-01A + Pioneer PD-30AE CDP + Synology DS118 NAS + Cube 2's sat on top of 70cm Atacama stands + Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm headphones

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am

I shall try the dac and LPSU and the SBT with LPSU and report my findings
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by Stemcor1990 » Mon May 13, 2019 1:02 pm

I used a squeezebox touch with a Teddy Pardo psu into a Teddy Pardo dac. In my opinion it easily bettered a Naim NDX / Naim dac and a Teddy Pardo XPS psu for the dac.

The Teddy squeezebox psu is a fine product. I ended up with a Mac mini into the Teddy dac as it reduced the box count otherwise I would still be using it today.

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 7:24 pm

I am really liking the SBT and it would be interesting to see what sort of performance can be squeezed out of it.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by Andy-831 » Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 pm

James if you use a SBT where do you save and store music files? do you use a pc or Mac mini or do you have some kind of NAS.

I notice that neither of your systems seems to mention a "source"

Don't forget to bring your favorite record or CD tomorrow night.
Analogue
301 / 3012 / Shure M75 + Jico SAS
401 / PU7 / AT33ev
Longdog Audio Phono stage (MCj1)
Digital
Vortexbox, SBT / Caiman Seg and Dorado
Cambridge CXC
Amps
Tron Seven Linestage, Quad 44
Quad 303, or Bel Canto Set 40, or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
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Tannoy GRF Memory.
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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 8:56 pm

Andy, I have a tidal account and use the tidal app on the SBT.

Looking forward to tomorrow night, can’t wait to hear your Tannoys
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by Andy-831 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Right oh I get it now you stream.

In that case give me a idea of your musical taste and I will dig some stuff out because I do not stream on my main system and sometimes physical media can take some finding Lol
Analogue
301 / 3012 / Shure M75 + Jico SAS
401 / PU7 / AT33ev
Longdog Audio Phono stage (MCj1)
Digital
Vortexbox, SBT / Caiman Seg and Dorado
Cambridge CXC
Amps
Tron Seven Linestage, Quad 44
Quad 303, or Bel Canto Set 40, or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
Speakers
Tannoy GRF Memory.
Tannoy ST100 Supertweeters

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 9:19 pm

I’ve not listened to a cd in a long time, I gave my CD player to my daughter along with the second system in my signature.

I’m really quite varied in what I listen to. Electronic, house, prog, classical... take your pick!
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by Andy-831 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Ok I understand I was hoping you would give me a couple of artist / titles so if I have them I can have them ready to go rather than searching for half an hour Lol my filing is A bit chaotic (Vinyl and ripped stuff is easy but CD not so much ) You may be interested to hear vinyl vs CD vs streaming the same title.
Analogue
301 / 3012 / Shure M75 + Jico SAS
401 / PU7 / AT33ev
Longdog Audio Phono stage (MCj1)
Digital
Vortexbox, SBT / Caiman Seg and Dorado
Cambridge CXC
Amps
Tron Seven Linestage, Quad 44
Quad 303, or Bel Canto Set 40, or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
Speakers
Tannoy GRF Memory.
Tannoy ST100 Supertweeters

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Okay a good go-to one would be Dire Straits - Brothers in arms. Or Katie Melua - Pictures.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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